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post #76 of 4131
when i nab a new set of cans i usually scurry home and give side one of houses of the holy a listen.

then i flip it and listen to side two.

(i think this counts as another vote for 'the rain song')
post #77 of 4131
Just heard it for the first time on my new (to me) RS-2s:

"An Evening with El Diablo" by Chevelle, from Wonder What's Next.

The detail on the bass guitar (I can really hear the pick scraping) and the impact on the kick drum were quite impressive.
post #78 of 4131
Porupine Tree - In Absentia or Deadwing
Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Goldie - Timeless (Bass )
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew, Remastered (lots of layering and depth)
Mahler - Syphony #9. Berliner Philharmoniker/Karajan (WOW!!!)
post #79 of 4131
Defiantly Led Zeppelin, but especially the song Moby Dick and Living Loving by Zeppelin.
Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Blue Cheer, Grand Funk Railroad (T.U.N.C) sound GREAT. I didn't get into my Rap collection though.
post #80 of 4131
Complete albums that make my headphones shine:

MTV Unplugged by Alice In Chains
Lateralus by Tool
Salival by Tool
The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
Playing The Angel by Depeche Mode
El Cielo by Dredg
Kid A By Radiohead
Drukqs by Aphex Twin
Panopticon by Isis
Aerial by Kate Bush
Takk by Sigur Rós
post #81 of 4131
well, a ton of songs are sounding great on my HF-1s, but 2 that stand out are:

Mononghela - Eric Tingstad
The Finer Things - Steve Winwood.

They just seem to make the particular cans sound so good.
post #82 of 4131
Just a few sitting on my playlist:

Coldplay - The Hardest Part
Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd - Time
Pink Floyd - On the Turning Away
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
post #83 of 4131
post #84 of 4131
Originally Posted by jernmo
Eric Clapton - Lonely Stranger
Completely agreed. This is probably may favorite song on the Unplugged album and sounds phenomenol.

I've recently started listening to some Kate Bush and lot of that sounds very good as well.
post #85 of 4131
HD650 + Beethoven's 9th symphony = becomes a Air conductor !! LOL
post #86 of 4131
The Mars Volta - Cicatriz ESP
Santana - Toussaint L'Overture
Astrud Gilberto - Desafinado
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Dawn
post #87 of 4131
Originally Posted by cheechoz
You have to listen to:
Rage Against The Machine, the first album!!!!
For rock I agree and, no arguments please, this is THE finest debut album ever, the songs, political message and sound quality are great. I defy anyone not to like it, it's one of only a few debut albums that have made me grin like this.
I don't know who did the mastering on it, but give that guy a medal!
For pop another fantastic debut album is Coldplay-Parachutes. Just amazingly well produced for a pop album. It's warm but not muddy, sparkly but not bright, it's got a great soundstage without it being too wide and the vocals and guitars are top notch. Coldplays newest album is produced very poorly in comparison, it sounds over-compressed and thin and the songs aren't as good they're too slow and safe sounding sometimes. Come on coldplay, grow yer hair and rock out a bit more!
For electronic music you can't beat '100th window' or 'Mezzanine' by Massive Attack to test a system's revealing and bass capabilities respectively.

Originally Posted by LFC_SL
That 'Who' song where the beginning goes "woooow"

That might be 'I'm a boy' but I'm not sure.
post #88 of 4131
The first two almubs by Amon Tobin, Bricolage and Permutation are amazing heaphone albums. All his works are samples off of many, many albums. The recordings he uses very dramaticly from sample to sample and the effect it has on the soundstage is amazing. Each sample brings in its own baggage and the way Amon fades some things just blows me away. With a good amp and source its a unique experience and one if you like jazz is one you shouldn't miss.
post #89 of 4131
Frou Frou - Maddening Shroud
Liz Story - Escape of the Circus Ponies
Anything by Norah jones

Sarah McLachlan - Remixed
post #90 of 4131
Originally Posted by GuOD
I love this song... I could sit here all day listening to it. boost up the bass a bit and techno equalizer.. hd590s

Tiesto - In My Memory (Dutch CD) (2001)\09 - Tiesto - Suburban Train (with Ronald van Gelderen)
"In My Memory" I use that song to test everything. Especially the part where the girl goes "and darkness falls"
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