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So what headphones do you guys use for movie soundtracks?

post #1 of 22
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Just wondering.
post #2 of 22
what do you mean by "movie soundtracks"?... Is that the same thing as DVD movie watching?
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Thread Starter 
No, not watching the movie. Just listening to the soundtrack. For example, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is a set of three movies, but you can buy the soundtrack of each, in which you only hear the musical pieces used to build the moods for each scene.
I listen to lots of soundtracks, like those done by John Williams, James Horner, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman...
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i love movie scores too. i used my DT 880 and it goes quite nice since these phones are good with classical music. the instrument separation is awesome. *currently listening to Da Vinci Code *
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Same headphones I use for all music - L3000
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Originally Posted by 1117
No, not watching the movie. Just listening to the soundtrack. For example, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is a set of three movies, but you can buy the soundtrack of each, in which you only hear the musical pieces used to build the moods for each scene.
I listen to lots of soundtracks, like those done by John Williams, James Horner, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman...
Hans Zimmer is my favorite composer and then James Horner/Howard Shore... Since his soundtracks are mostly played by orchestral, I have used HD650 more than RS1. For example, Da Vinci Code/HD60, King Arthur sounds good in both HD650/RS1. Pirates of Carribean/HD650, LOR/HD65/RS1.
post #7 of 22
Same cans I use for music listening... RS1, A250 are my main cans. Sportapro and plug are my main portables.
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HD650s do a great job with cellos in Mahler and Beethoven, but can't do the cellos in Tchaikovsky, Schumann, or Zimmer. K701s do a decent job with the E string in 1st and 4th movements of symphonies written in the 1850s, but when you get to the 1990s, it sounds like crap.

This is why I think it's important to have a separate headphone not just for every genre, but for every composer within a genre. I mean, there are some people who think that orchestral soundtracks will sound good on the same headphones as orchestral symphonies. I just can't believe those idiots. Clearly the headphone knows who wrote the note that the trumpet or piano is playing, and how can a middle C written by Mozart sound the same a middle C written by Barry.
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Originally Posted by seacard
HD650s do a great job with cellos in Mahler and Beethoven, but can't do the cellos in Tchaikovsky, Schumann, or Zimmer. K701s do a decent job with the E string in 1st and 4th movements of symphonies written in the 1850s, but when you get to the 1990s, it sounds like crap.

This is why I think it's important to have a separate headphone not just for every genre, but for every composer within a genre. I mean, there are some people who think that orchestral soundtracks will sound good on the same headphones as orchestral symphonies. I just can't believe those idiots. Clearly the headphone knows who wrote the note that the trumpet or piano is playing, and how can a middle C written by Mozart sound the same a middle C written by Barry.

Frankly, I dont know anything about musics. For example, some say Malher No. 2 was not played very well by SFS/MTT. But I like it than any other recording. And I always like to listen to it in my speakers(only $1000). Clearly, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky had no ideas about Grado or Sennh. Rossini might do his overtures totally different otherwise. Well, each symphony might has 2 versions, speaker and HP.
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Originally Posted by aluren
i love movie scores too. i used my DT 880 and it goes quite nice since these phones are good with classical music. the instrument separation is awesome. *currently listening to Da Vinci Code *
Ditto on the DT880. Not only are they great with the soundtracks, but they help a helluva lot with the audibility of vocals IMO.
post #11 of 22
I had to jump in to mention Basil Poledouris (Hunt for Red October & Conan, and Starship Troopers and others).
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i mostly wear my omega 2's for movie soundtrqcks.
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i listen almost purely to trailer music - companies such as Brand X Music, Audiomachine, Future World Music, X-Ray Dog... they create the soundtracks for a lot of popular movies... a lot of TRULY EPIC stuff...  i have Future Sonics' mg6pro custom in ear monitor, which is great for this type of music.  I don't have much experience with over the ear headphones, though.

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Originally Posted by 1117 View Post

No, not watching the movie. Just listening to the soundtrack. For example, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is a set of three movies, but you can buy the soundtrack of each, in which you only hear the musical pieces used to build the moods for each scene.
I listen to lots of soundtracks, like those done by John Williams, James Horner, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman...


 

 
post #14 of 22

If only I've found this thread sooner :)

Where can I find a listing of (preferably high quality) soundtrack music?

post #15 of 22

Shockwave-Sound.com sells them to individuals for private use.  They're expensive, though.

 

 
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