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post #286 of 352
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Originally Posted by audiohurric4ne View Post
 

well since theres many metalheads here, can i ask what iem is the best for metal ? i find its hard to get an iem that is really good for metal. just bought the fxt90 and hate the sound of it. oh btw i really like the grado sound sig if its help. thanks 

 

You might try some Monster Turbine Pro Gold ... Also, keep in mind that its not just the iem's, but also the source you're using, as well as the file size, format, bitrate, etc, etc, etc ...

 

I'm presently burning in a brand new pair of MEElectronics M-Duo. At first listen with a Sansa Clip I have to admit I really wasn't all that impressed. But I am hopeful that after about 50 to 100 hours they will sound a whole lot better. 


Edited by Louis8ball - 2/1/14 at 3:10pm
post #287 of 352
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Originally Posted by Louis8ball View Post
 

 

You might try some Monster Turbine Pro Gold ... Also, keep in mind that its not just the iem's, but also the source you're using, as well as the file size, format, bitrate, etc, etc, etc ...

 

I'm presently burning in a brand new pair of MEElectronics M-Duo. At first listen with a Sansa Clip I have to admit I really wasn't all that impressed. But I am hopeful that after about 50 to 100 hours they will sound a whole lot better. 

 

im using colorfly c3 with 16bit flac. the fxt90 sounded too bright and fatiguing to my liking. will check the meelec m-duo out thanks man 

post #288 of 352

Actually, to be honest I stand corrected. I went back and re-read what I had posted ... It's not a Sansa Clip that I was using, but a Clip+.

 

I doubt that it makes all that much difference as far as SQ goes, but I just thought I'd point that out.

post #289 of 352

Reflektor by Arcade Fire is a terrific headphone album.  Surprised it isn't mentioned here more for that exact reason. 

post #290 of 352

Oh my god, this thread... <3

I don't know if it's been mentioned, but the new Carcass vinyl sounds incredible.

post #291 of 352

Tesseract- Altered State is an excellent album both sonically and musically.

post #292 of 352

Beyond Creation - The Aura, sounds wonderful to me. You can actually hear the bass guitar!!!

 

https://beyondcreation.bandcamp.com/album/the-aura

post #293 of 352

Nostromo 'Selfish Blues', from 'Hysteron - Proteron'. 

 

 

R.I.P.


Edited by Wnuwk Siphon - 2/9/14 at 6:13am
post #294 of 352

Orgy - Candyass

post #295 of 352

http://gorguts.bandcamp.com/album/colored-sands

 

Might not be pristine sound quality, but what metal truly is? If you can manage the brutality, distorted guitars and heavy sound, there is great entertainment value in this album. A whole lot to discover, from the distorted guitar waves and crashing cymbals of 'An Ocean of Wisdom' to the elegant and frightening string arrangements of 'The Battle of Chamdo'.

post #296 of 352
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http://gorguts.bandcamp.com/album/colored-sands

 

Might not be pristine sound quality, but what metal truly is? If you can manage the brutality, distorted guitars and heavy sound, there is great entertainment value in this album. A whole lot to discover, from the distorted guitar waves and crashing cymbals of 'An Ocean of Wisdom' to the elegant and frightening string arrangements of 'The Battle of Chamdo'.

One of the best albums of 2013!!!

post #297 of 352
Protest the Hero - Volition.

I saw them last weekend with Tesseract as opening act. Legendary night!
post #298 of 352

I'm a little old. I'm a little drunk. I'm a little amazed every time.

 

I'm not justifying anyone go out and steal, but the Castle versions of Black Sabbath's albums aren't easy to find now, except in "illegal" ways.Do it. Find the Castle version of "Paranoid" (CLACD 197, UK, 1986) and compare it to every other digital version you've heard.

 

I used to have the original Vertigo spiral versions of the first 7 albums, and even on vinyl they weren't this good.

 

If you can afford to find the rare originals, buy them and feel good about it. Not that it makes any difference to the band that you'd be buying them used at inflated prices. I genuinely would rather download the best recording for free, buy a nice boxset (that I'll never listen to but the packaging might be nice) and pay to see them live.

 

I've wandered into opening a whole can of worms but I really just wanted to point out how well mastered these are!

post #299 of 352
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Originally Posted by Jamesy1969 View Post

 

I'm not justifying anyone go out and steal, but the Castle versions of Black Sabbath's albums aren't easy to find now, except in "illegal" ways.Do it. Find the Castle version of "Paranoid" (CLACD 197, UK, 1986) and compare it to every other digital version you've heard...I've wandered into opening a whole can of worms but I really just wanted to point out how well mastered these are!

 

I've had a few versions and the 2004 Sanctuary issues sound just fine to me. I think the later double deluxe are the same masters. I find it hard to believe anyone was mastering CDs all that well in 1986, but either way, Sabbath in any form is just a can of whupass doom.

post #300 of 352
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I've had a few versions and the 2004 Sanctuary issues sound just fine to me. I think the later double deluxe are the same masters. I find it hard to believe anyone was mastering CDs all that well in 1986, but either way, Sabbath in any form is just a can of whupass doom.

 

I know there's more to SQ than just DR, but...

 

foobar2000 1.2.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2014-02-12 23:57:05

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Analyzed: Black Sabbath / Paranoid (Castle CLACD 197 UK 1986)
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DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
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DR14      -1.02 dB   -17.29 dB      7:55 01-War Pigs
DR12      -2.80 dB   -16.52 dB      2:48 02-Paranoid
DR15      -5.95 dB   -23.58 dB      4:24 03-Planet Caravan
DR13      -3.82 dB   -19.28 dB      5:54 04-Iron Man
DR13      -0.98 dB   -16.48 dB      4:48 05-Electric Funeral
DR13      -0.69 dB   -17.28 dB      7:08 06-Hand of Doom
DR12      -5.78 dB   -20.09 dB      2:29 07-Rat Salad
DR13      -0.05 dB   -15.02 dB      6:14 08-Fairies Wear Boots
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of tracks:  8
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate:        44100 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   16
Bitrate:           906 kbps
Codec:             FLAC
================================================================================

 

 

Whilst the overall DR of the deluxe re-issue (Disc 1) is 10. Not bad by any means, but not quite this good!

 

Believe me, there was some fantastic mastering in the late 80s!

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