Originally Posted by elnero
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As far as IEM´s go the Sennheiser IE80 and Grado GR 10 for more vocal and acoustic orientated prog. For normal headphones I am still looking altrough the Denon 7100 is a candidate, as well as some Grado models
Most prog classics are "old" recording even if remastered they are not up to the technical recoding Level of today, otherwise prog is very eclectic, goings from folky symphonic to avant stuff from the Cuneiform Label like Present, Guapo, Ahvak and the like. I haven´t heard cans that does KC " Larks..." very well, apart from my IE80 in ears. As far as "big" cans go Denon´s 7100 and some Grado´s might come to considering.
But with Yes " Fragile" , diverse Magma recordings, Primus, etc you Need good bass as well, no to mention Anglagard and Anekdoten
Over ears - Philips Fidelio L2
In ears - Sennheiser IE80
In more vocal music let us say, classic Yes, I also like the Grado GR10 because very detailed and the expression of the voices are the best you will come across, for heavy prog like claasic Crimson, Anglagard, Anekdoten, etc, I prefere the IE80
I would like to try the Fostex TE-05 to if these are rocking? Maybe anyone know?
I like the Grado headphones for bands like Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Evergrey, Fates Warning, Rush and Queenryche.
But it's hard to beat the HD650 for Prog-Rock bands like Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Radiohead, Riverside, Anathema, IQ and Transatlantic.
I have also tried most of the Audeze and HiFiMAN headphones but I'm always coming back to the HD650 and the Grados headphones.