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Why Does A Good Pair Of Headphones/Earphones Make It Feel Like The Sound Is Coming From Inside The Middle Of Your Head?

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“To put it simply, whenever a sound comes out of both the left and right channels at an equal volume, your brain will often trick you into believing that the sound is coming from the midpoint between the two channels, creating what’s known as a Phantom Center.

And since the left and right channels are on either side of your head, your brain will have you believe that the sound is coming from the middle of your head.” —u/TheRambunctiousFlan