There’s something very special about listening to music on headphones. A sense of closeness to the artist, and, of course, with the right headphones, just enough isolation from the hustle and bustle of the outside world to make listening a real pleasure.
And while a great album is always a great album, sometimes a particular recording will lend itself to the intimate atmosphere of a great pair of headphones. Whether those headphones are connected to your home hi-fi or to an iPod for listening on the move, the experience can transport you.
We’d love to know what your favourite headphone listening pleasures are. Whether it happens to be on a pair of Bowers & Wilkins P5 mobile hi-fi headphones or something else.
Here’s a selection of ours just to get you started.
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Read about it here.
Richard Buckner – Devotion and Doubt
Wonderfully recorded, simple guitar and wonderful voice.
David Crosby – If Only I Could Remember My Name.
Gloriously produced, and wonderful on headphones.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I see a Darkness
A great hi-fi album full stop. Wonderfully intimate recording.
Massive Attack – Mezzanine
If your headphones can do great bass, this is a must-have recording.
What’s your favourite headphone album?