Originally Posted by shnabz
Funny how you didn't mention the few words before your above quote, let me write them for you:
"into two encoded channels that deliver the spatial properties of the original audio."
Wow. I wrote:
"...encoding 5.1 into stereo channels that deliver the spatial properties of the original audio."
Sorry for saying stereo instead of two channel. How misleading of me!
At any rate, I give up. The OP clearly loves his stereo headphones and has no interest in discussing how the brain processes sound and why multiple speakers may provide a different experience from his headphones.