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Another good call, Phil.
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Thread Starter 
Lots of good responses so far

I have personally not listened to a lot of the cans you guys are talking about, but I wanted to ask this question to see what would happen since I've heard about specific headphones being good for classical, jazz, or rock, but progressive rock can fall somewhere inbetween. Pehaps I can find a store in NYC where I can listen to a wider range of headphones, when I'm back in NY in August. I've listened to various Sennheisers and SR60s and that's pretty much it. My source is my computer through my newly acquired BitHead, which I am really enjoying. I've never heard Larks' Tongues in Aspic so clearly before
post #18 of 44
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Another good call, Phil.
post #19 of 44
Actually I'm enjoying a lot my new woodied darth beyers 770 pro with old progressive rock. Drums are awesome.
post #20 of 44
I'd suggest listening to Jon Anderson's Olias of Sunhillow with a pair of HD-6 and 7/8s with no cable.

Italian prog sounds best with top of the line Grados on someone else's head.

See ya
Steve
post #21 of 44
Etymotic ER4p works for me (amped). Sounds better than HD580 I used to own. The quickness of these phones keeps up with all the fast solos! Yes, the bass is not as prominent as the others mentioned, but the clarity brings out everything prog has to offer.
post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by fante7 View Post

Here's to all of you prog-heads out there: which headphones do you prefer for progressive rock in general?


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

post #23 of 44
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Originally Posted by JaZZ View Post

Definitely HD 650. But that's just me.


Do they let shine for example Chris Squires bass playing on "Fragile"?

post #24 of 44
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Originally Posted by Vkamicht View Post

I am listening to some Emerson Lake & Palmer on my MS-2i right now, and it's awesome. It's really the only thing I can recommend, other than SR-80


I hope it was "Trilogy" ? :D

post #25 of 44
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Originally Posted by fante7 View Post

Lots of good responses so far

I have personally not listened to a lot of the cans you guys are talking about, but I wanted to ask this question to see what would happen since I've heard about specific headphones being good for classical, jazz, or rock, but progressive rock can fall somewhere inbetween. Pehaps I can find a store in NYC where I can listen to a wider range of headphones, when I'm back in NY in August. I've listened to various Sennheisers and SR60s and that's pretty much it. My source is my computer through my newly acquired BitHead, which I am really enjoying. I've never heard Larks' Tongues in Aspic so clearly before


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.

post #26 of 44
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Etymotic ER4p works for me (amped). Sounds better than HD580 I used to own. The quickness of these phones keeps up with all the fast solos! Yes, the bass is not as prominent as the others mentioned, but the clarity brings out everything prog has to offer.


But with Yes " Fragile" , diverse Magma recordings, Primus, etc you Need good bass as well, no to mention Anglagard and Anekdoten

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Edited by willyvlyminck - 9/2/14 at 2:27am
post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by fante7 View Post

Here's to all of you prog-heads out there: which headphones do you prefer for progressive rock in general?

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?

post #29 of 44

Not the most populair Thread:etysmile:

post #30 of 44

Great thread ;)

 

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.

 

Cheers

 

PF

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