Originally Posted by BIslander
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.
My bad, I misread your post, I do agree with everything you said, but I still feel like my question is being avoided. In your post, it seems as though you agreed with the fact that stereo headphones can indeed provide the spatial properties of SS. Although stereo speakers at the front cannot, which I also agree with, but my concerns really are geared toward headphones.