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Originally Posted by HeretixAevum View Post
 

As much as I like those kinds of music, it sounds mighty boring being limited only to those. But, to each his own.

 

I like jazz, some classical (esp. Baroque period), some vocal with a rhythm (R&B for example), folk, classic rock, some new age, good guitar work in many genres, and some synthesis.  I find the DT880s do very well as an all-rounder headset. I was thinking of also ordering the HD600s, but I am now questioning that thought.

 

Bob Graham

post #6662 of 10424
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Originally Posted by HeretixAevum View Post
 
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

 

 

No need to feel sorry for me. I've never felt the need to move beyond classical and orchestral soundtracks.

As much as I like those kinds of music, it sounds mighty boring being limited only to those. But, to each his own.

 

 

Well, you lose a point for assuming a degree of boring where it doesn't exist. However, you gain a point for correctly writing ..'to each his own' rather than 'their own'.  So you end up even. :p

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Haha, I'll take that. You are right that there's no real 'loss' of entertainment for genres that don't appeal to you, but I still maintain that I couldn't imagine not having all the genres I enjoy outside of the contemporary classical and orchestral soundtracks that I listen to. Those two things can only scratch so many of my musical itches / appeal to so many of my moods. 

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I would have to agree. Classical plays a big part in my collection, and I feel like I listen to it just slightly more often than other genres these days. But I wouldn't want to give up the other stuff. There's something about each piece of music in my library that earns it its place, often times something unique. I guess I just find something to like in a lot of different kinds of music.

 

The weird thing is that when I was very young I had a similar attitude to how I do now, even if my genre exposure was limited because, well, I was in the single digit ages and my parents pretty much controlled the radio. Then, around the time I turned ten, I went on a strict classical-only musical diet, and it wasn't until around when I turned 13 that I started to reintegrate the genres I had previously enjoyed into my listening. Most people start with a narrower range of preferred genres and broaden over time. I started with an appreciation for (if not necessarily a collection of) multiple genres, narrowed that down, then broadened it again.

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Yeah, my music tastes did the same. Like a top heavy hourglass shape is how I'd describe it.

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Originally Posted by r010159 View Post
 

 

I like jazz, some classical (esp. Baroque period), some vocal with a rhythm (R&B for example), folk, classic rock, some new age, good guitar work in many genres, and some synthesis.  I find the DT880s do very well as an all-rounder headset. I was thinking of also ordering the HD600s, but I am now questioning that thought.

 

Bob Graham

I find the DT880 will sound a little congested to over compressed music.

probably related to the slightly receded mid again.

I listen to mostly post 2000 metal, and they average from -11 to -7 RMS.

the congestion gets really obvious when there's too much instruments going on at the same time.

 

djent anyone?

post #6667 of 10424
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djent anyone?

Now there is something I havn't heard before... I will have to go dig up some.

 

I take it these are some of the best of the genre?

Vildhjarta

TesseracT

Periphery

Meshuggah

 

Others?

:beerchug:

post #6668 of 10424
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Now there is something I havn't heard before... I will have to go dig up some.

 

I take it these are some of the best of the genre?

Vildhjarta

TesseracT

Periphery

Meshuggah

 

Others?

:beerchug:

You got it bro :)

post #6669 of 10424
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Originally Posted by HeretixAevum View Post
 

Haha, I'll take that. You are right that there's no real 'loss' of entertainment for genres that don't appeal to you, but I still maintain that I couldn't imagine not having all the genres I enjoy outside of the contemporary classical and orchestral soundtracks that I listen to. Those two things can only scratch so many of my musical itches / appeal to so many of my moods.

 

 

Be assured that when I feel an itch outside classical/orchestral, I'll scratch vigorously. Until then...


Edited by pp312 - 3/8/14 at 12:40am
post #6670 of 10424
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

Now there is something I havn't heard before... I will have to go dig up some.

 

I take it these are some of the best of the genre?

Vildhjarta

TesseracT

Periphery

Meshuggah

 

Others?

:beerchug:

I recommend Animals as Leaders as well. Particularly their s/t first album. If you like that then go for Scale the Summit too. 

post #6671 of 10424
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Originally Posted by zkkzkk32312 View Post
 
probably related to the slightly receded mid again.

I listen to mostly post 2000 metal, and they average from -11 to -7 RMS.

the congestion gets really obvious when there's too much instruments going on at the same time.

 

djent anyone?

 

 

Funny, I've never noticed any congestion even in the thickest orchestral action, and I'm not even sure about the recessed mids part. It's been debated before, of course, and the concensus seems to be that it's relative. Listen to the 880 straight after a mid-centric phone like the HD650 and yes, you do feel the mids are a little reticent. But listen to the 880 on its own with a range of music and that impression fades. Then listen to the HD650 again and you think, where's the treble, where's the deep bass? I find the 880 astonishingly neutral--astonishing, that is, for anything like its price--and I doubt I'd have formed that impression over so many months and recordings if it were mid-recessed.

post #6672 of 10424
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I recommend Animals as Leaders as well. Particularly their s/t first album. If you like that then go for Scale the Summit too. 
Thanks, I will look into them as well!
post #6673 of 10424
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Funny, I've never noticed any congestion even in the thickest orchestral action, and I'm not even sure about the recessed mids part. It's been debated before, of course, and the concensus seems to be that it's relative. Listen to the 880 straight after a mid-centric phone like the HD650 and yes, you do feel the mids are a little reticent. But listen to the 880 on its own with a range of music and that impression fades. Then listen to the HD650 again and you think, where's the treble, where's the deep bass? I find the 880 astonishingly neutral--astonishing, that is, for anything like its price--and I doubt I'd have formed that impression over so many months and recordings if it were mid-recessed.

I notice you say "the thickest orchestral action", can i assume its classical or movie soundtracks?

technically these kinds of music are not as heavily compressed compared to modern music.

so the congested feeling will prolly be not as obvious.

post #6674 of 10424
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Thanks, I will look into them as well!

check out intervals, David Maxim Micic, Anup Sastry, and Sithu Aye as well.

post #6675 of 10424
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check out intervals, David Maxim Micic, Anup Sastry, and Sithu Aye as well.
Excellent! I'll definitely get a fill of djent, Thanks!
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