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post #31 of 41
I would say that saying a whole genre of music only consists of "low quality" recordings is too general.
Even in electronica there are very high quality recordings that allow you to notice just the slightest change or lets say improvement in your equipment.

I listen to quite a bit of electronica and with the faster songs I like it is very difficult to me to notice smaller changes in SQ due to the fact that I simply have problems to concentrate on jut one "instrument" etc.
post #32 of 41
I think that the type of music dos have an impact on how
"good" they will sound while you upgrade your equipment.

Like previous posters have said, I think that if you listen to types of music such as electronic or... rap.. or stuff like that, music where there isn't much worry for sound stage or clarity or detail, then you won't notice that much stuff.
post #33 of 41
All music is equal as long as it's a good recording.
post #34 of 41
I have to go with the general consensus on this one and say that music genre has very little to do with quality. Electronic can have some quality issue associated with the way that their music is produced but so many of the artists are realizing that and changing the way they record. Again, Infected Mushroom is a perfect example of this awareness as it's obvious they know how to record. They have a distinct 3D feel to their music and I've noticed that trend developing with a lot of electronic musicians.
post #35 of 41
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
All music is equal as long as it's a good recording.
except that in Electronic music like Trance there isnt much of traditional 'recording' which consists of placements of recording mics.
post #36 of 41
As long as you like it & it makes you happy. Doesn't matter what other peoples opinions are. It's your ears & your musical taste that does. That's what makes us indivduals. Good Luck.
post #37 of 41
Originally Posted by Nocturnal310 View Post
U will really not enjoy Electronic with headphones like HD600+ or AKG 701+ ..

Mainly Trance music .. it doesnt have great dynamic range or real sounds anyway.
I wouldn't take Nocturnal's word for it...That is just his or her opinion...

I find the HD600/650 to sound excellent with my electronica collection IMO
post #38 of 41
Originally Posted by Young Spade View Post
Like previous posters have said, I think that if you listen to types of music such as electronic or... rap.. or stuff like that, music where there isn't much worry for sound stage or clarity or detail, then you won't notice that much stuff.
Now your just being ignorant. Do you listen to much Hip Hop? Music is a subjective art... like any art. You might not like something, but that does not mean that its not good its just not your thing.

But if you do listen to Hip Hop you will notice there is a soundstage, there is clarity and detail. No matter the music there is a soundstage, and the clarity and detail are more in the recording of the music.

...Did you know that alot of Hip Hop use real instruments.
post #39 of 41
i like sahwnfras' point, its subjective art, as far as hiphop goes, its quite involved and has quite a bit going on

and @ nocturnal's post
I remember reading that the first time and saying it was wrong, because my HD 580's were great for electronica, well now I can add K701's to the list as well, so this is either your opinion of the 'phones, or just blabbery

although, I can say, for a fact, electronica and trance can have massive dynamic range and who cares about "real sounds"? prick.
post #40 of 41
Quite a few assertions going on in this thread and some of them are pretty way off the mark!

Many modern 'synthesisers' are not really synthesisers, they are essentially sample playback devices with manipulation modules such as Ocsillators, Filters and Envelope Generators. A true synthesiser, by definition, produces sounds with a predictable and limited set of dynamic ranges and harmonic content. The playback based synths are based on processed audio files which are usually very limited in their dynamic range and timbre. Sure you can dial down the volume of a synth during mixing to give a wide dynamic range but an acoustic instrument will actually produce a constantly varying harmonic content at every different volume. Remember, synths and samplers are MIDI devices which have an absolute maximum of 128 varying steps of velocity, volume (and therefore timbre) whereas for an acoustic intrument these limitations are virtually infinite in comparison. So in conclusion, electronica is far more simplistic in it's range of timbre and dynamics than say orchestral music.

However, the production is far more important than the genre. I would rather listen to a really well produced piece of electronica than a poorly produced orchestral performance. Skill of the engineer and producer and quality of equipment (for recording/production) is what is important.

Comparing live genres such as classical and jazz against rock and pop is a pointless exercise at an aesthetic level. Classical music for example is all about the live performace and the engineer and producer have to do the best they can to capture this performance on a recording. Most rock and pretty much all pop (inc sub genres like hip-hop, electronica, dance, etc) on the other hand are genres whose evolution has been driven by recording technology. Recordings are created by the producer and then if a live performance is required some method of performance has to be devised (or faked) because much of what you hear on the recording is only possible in the studio. The philosophy of performance/recording for these genres is completely opposite to the philosophy of the jazz or classical recording.

As a generalisation, some genres are more 'high quality' from a purely technical audio quality than others. Hip-hop for example is often very poorly recorded and produced because it has been created by people without the quality of equipment or exeperience. However, I have heard some well recorded and produced hip-hop. The same is often true for electronica and dance, which can be produced by a kid in a bedroom with a PC and a sound card. A kid in a bedroom will not be able to record a live symphony orchestra, this will usually be the exclusive pervue of a professional and highly experienced recording and production team with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment. So, for technical audio quality the comparison between these genres is generally going to be pretty easy.

post #41 of 41
90% of my music collection is electronic. Most of it is really badly recorded so I see no point getting anything better than 770pro.
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