Is soundstage DEPTH a myth?

Ok, help me out fellas. Is it a myth or what?

I’m a good listener, I listen deep into the music, and I feel like I have good ears. But I can’t confirm that I can hear soundstage depth. I can hear 1 instrument is louder, but this doesn’t help me to tell if something is more forward or more behind. Even in real life and 2 people are talking, I can’t honestly say I know which one is in front.

The one behind will sound less loud, but is that all there is to soundstage depth? I think the answer I’m looking for has to do with something I read recently. Something about depth exist only in the center in most system, the good systems has depth all around the soundstage.


How come almost every animal that's ever existed has had both a pair of eyes and a pair of ears, both separated by a decent distance in order to allow them to appreciate three-dimensionality? I mean, sure, it's in survival's best interest to have back-ups but's best if you know what direction that threat (or food source) is coming from and how far away it is.

In my case, it's all about speaker position. Or rather, the position of my listening chair in relation to the speakers. If I'm a foot too far out or a foot too far in, the soundstage suffers. Sit in the right spot, and magic happens. So, I'm a firm believer that depth is possible from a recording. 

Maybe you all dont know what stereo is. something recorded using two or more channels so that the sound (seems) to surround the listener and come from more than one source


  1. give the impression or sensation of being something or having a particular quality.                                                                                    In other words, it doesn't exist you seem to get the impression of a sensation of space. It's not real. Good day!

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@normb -

Of course, those among the audioscenti here who have golden or platinum ears and hearing BEYOND that of mere mortals will argue to the contrary.

But… that’s what they do.

Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to keep convincing yourself you’re better than.

                                                  Who asked you?

                       fyi: AudiogoN is what’s referred to as an, "open forum".

     Cast aspersions (or: project your personal flaws on others) and you can expect a response.


The OP asked if there was mythology involved, I accommodated him with the POV of an EXPERT/professional in the field.

       Did you neglect to read the quote, at the end of that article, oh Great One?


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