Some music sounds better with headphones

Just noticed that some music sounds better with headphones or earphones. The most notable example I think is listening to Lorde, especially her Album Pure Heroine seems to just work really well with headphones. It could be because I first listen to the Album while flying and had to listen to it via headphones but it seems other more modern music seems to be ‘mastered’ with headphones.  I would say this is a combination of psychological effects but also whether the singer and production of the recording focused on the vocals more with the other instruments in the background. 

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