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post #61 of 83
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Originally Posted by JiNuWiNe View Post
What's your reference material? For me, I try to cover all genres. Do you like vocals? Who are your favourites?

Eagles - Hotel California Live (Acoustic, sound stage)

Dire Straits - Sultan of Swings

Guns N' Roses - November Rain

Santana - Maria, Maria

Green Day - 21 Guns (Heavy rock, mid-highs)

David Guetta - Sexy B*tch (Bass test)

Timbaland - Carry Out (Bass)

LMFAO - Let's Get Crazy (Party Rock Remix) ft. Cassie & Akon (Favourite hiphop/electro test)

Tiesto - Feel it in my bones (Favourite vocal trance test)

009 Sound System - Dreamscape

Yiruma - River flows in you (Piano test)

Shania Twain - any (female vocal test)

I'm trying to expand the range of music I listen to. Please share and discuss your faouvrites!

EDIT: I see this topic is growing nicely, don't let it stop! Come chime in so everyone can expand their music listening experience.
That is very nice test collection, I did add your tracks to my list

Will add mine soon
post #62 of 83
first thing i throw in is the entire cd Antithesis by Origin. If a headphone can make sense of that album, then i know it will stand up to all the metal that ill be throwing at it over the course of its life Which of course will be followed by a needle drop of Stadium Arcadium, which is one of my favorite albums of all time
post #63 of 83
Thread Starter 
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That is very nice test collection, I did add your tracks to my list

Will add mine soon
Glad you find my taste of music entertaining. I look forward to seeing your list as well.

Keep them coming guys! I'm sampling everyone's list!
post #64 of 83

Sorry to resurrect a dead/dying thread but this is an interesting topic on which I wanted to comment. My Cowon j3 arrives today, with my ATH-m50s arriving tomorrow, and I was wondering what I should play through it; so I did a search and this thread is the most recent. =)

 

My current considerations are

 

Shpongle - Invisible Man in a Fluorescent Suit

                Nothing is Something Worth Doing

                Walking Backwards Through the Cosmic Mirror

 

Imogen Heap - Hide and Seek

 

Deadmau5 - Strobe

                   Faxing Berlin

                   Arguru

                   Raise Your Weapon

                   The Reward is Cheese

                   Some Chords

                  

Kaskade - This Rhythm

                Seeing Julie

                

Pendulum - The Island (pts. I & II)

                  Visions

                  Still Grey

                  Streamline

                  Sound of Life

                  Propane Nightmares

 

Infected Mushroom - Heavyweight

                               I Wish

                              

Miike Snow - Black and Blue

                    Sylvia

 

These would be done prior to burn-in, as I enjoy listening to my headphones "grow up." Most of these songs are well suited for the frequency response of the m50s which I one reason why I chose these songs rather than some from other genres.

 

After looking through the rest of this thread, head-fi has impeccable taste in music! There should be a head-fi radio station (lossless audio, of course).

post #65 of 83

For my 2 most recent headphones it's been "Tomorrowland 2010 - Various Artist (a mix)". It's an hour mix of the Tomorrowland 2010 event and it ranges from deep lows, tight bass kicks, electronica, various vocals, and yeah. It's a solid track to see where the headphone shines.

post #66 of 83

When i buy new hp's i generally listen to classical, or bassy stuff. 

 

Im just lazy to write the HUGE list of songs i play. biggrin.gif

 

But Pendulum is on it. 

post #67 of 83

pinknoise.wav, if that counts as a "song" :P

 

Seriously though, I love using "Massive Attack - Angel" as a test. That song is just... so perfect, in every way.

post #68 of 83

A couple of favorite songs and a bass heavy album before a bit of break-in.

 

  1. Nora Jones - Don't Know Why
  2. Radiohead - Creep
  3. The Beat Junkies - The World Famous Beat Junkies, Vol. 2 (entire album)
post #69 of 83

The first for me is usually Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter.

 

It is well-recorded, features voice heavily, and has a range of instrumentation.  Acoustic guitar, strings, percussion with tapping on the guitar... it's a pretty delicate balance.

 

Early in the song, there is a paper rustling in the right channel, which you need detailed headphones to hear.  In the second verse, bass is added to the mix, and bloated bass really overwhelms the rest of the song, but headphones that bottom out early can't fully reproduce those low frequencies.

 

post #70 of 83

1. glenn gould - goldberg variations (the clearer I can hear glenn gould humming along with the piano, the better i'll like the headphone!)

2. tord gustavsen trio - where breathing starts

3. lisa ekdahl - my heart belongs to daddy

4. radiohead- karma police

5. julie london - what is this thing called love

6. suzuki/bach - brandenburg concertos

 

with this music i get a good idea if a headphone is to my liking or not.

post #71 of 83

- 461 ocean boulevard (deluxe remastered edition)

- al kooper super session

- loreena mckennit book of secrets

- fatboy slim greatest hits

post #72 of 83

Prodigy - anything really

Armin van Buuren - Control Freak(Sander van Doorn remix)

ATB - Ecstacy

 

those are just off the top of my head though :)

post #73 of 83
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pinknoise.wav, if that counts as a "song" :P

 

Seriously though, I love using "Massive Attack - Angel" as a test. That song is just... so perfect, in every way.


 

Well I wouldn't call it perfect... But very, very good for hearing the transient response, decay, and level of bass at 35-45 Hz and 60-70 Hz.  Systems that can't reproduce those 40 Hz beats well and at the appropriate level (relative to the higher harmonics) sure do reveal it.

 

Aeroplane by Björk is always my first track.  I know it inside and out, and it's covers almost every aspect of music that I find important.

Angel by Massive Attack often comes next.

Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin and the rest of these are some of my other favorites.

Who Knows by Jimi Hendrix

Tin Pan Alley by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson

Belfast by Orbital

Autobahn by Kraftwerk (from the Minimum-Maximum live album, which everyone should own)

As April is to May by the Luke Winslow-King Trio

 

 

I could go on, but I'll leave it at that.  So Aeroplane is usually first, followed by Angel.  On rare occasions Dazed and Confused or Who Knows will come first though.

post #74 of 83

Dire Straights - Brothers in Arms

 

Rosyln Tureck - Goldberg Variations (this is stellar!)

 

Bella Sonus - Enamoured

 

Erich Kunzel - Round-Up

 

Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley

 

Erich Kunzel - Puttin'-on-the-Ritz

post #75 of 83

stairway to heaven

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