Originally Posted by pearljam5000
what are the best headphones for rock/metal/punk?
Are Gardo RS-1, RS-2, GS-1000,325i,good for these types of music?
They have a unique sound that goes well with much of these genres... it gives energy to the music and makes some intruments used in these genres sound more real IMO.
However, I don't think their brightness goes well with the noisier stuff, especially if it already has plenty of energy without the Grados. For that I prefer something like the HD25-1 which doesn't sound totally unlike a Grado but doesn't have the offensive treble.
For some of the jazzier rock and some of the darker metal, I also prefer more neutral headphones with sounstage such as DT880s. Live recordings in general sounds more real to me on such headphones as opposed to Grados.
Disclaimer: I don't have much experience with Grados and I've never heard the more expensive ones.