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Good songs to test bass on headphones?

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Thread Starter 

Any suggestions? I mostly listen to Hip Hop so any songs would help

post #2 of 246

Why don't you just use one of the hip hop songs that you're already familiar with? It's usually a good idea to use a song you know, rather than try someone else's "reference" song from  a genre that may be foreign to you.

 

That said, two songs that I use are Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" and Holly Cole's "Temptation". Any of Rush's drum solos are also excellent.

 


Edited by kingtz - 5/1/11 at 9:23pm
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Thread Starter 

Hmm i guess...

 

But since im at it, what is the mid and treble sound in music?

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google "Gaudi, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Dub Qawwali" to me this is the best album for testing low frequency. 

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The Pack - I'm Shinin eek.gif

Lil Jon - What U Gon Do

Body Head Bangerz - Can't Be Touched

Lil Wyte - Oxy Cotton (The version from the Doubt Me Now album)

T.I. - Top Back

Tyga - I'm On It

Young Jeezy - White Girl

post #7 of 246

^those kind of song only repeats the same kind of beat over and over again and you really cannot test the base respond under rapid base change scenario, a good track is where the base range changes rapidly and a good headphone is one that its diaphram can match that change and produce the sound desired. 

post #8 of 246

 He said hip hop, so that's what I gave him. :)

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500

This will tickle your drivers.
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The Beautiful South, "Your Father And I"

post #11 of 246

Any dubstep really. No other genre can replicate the deep sub bass in dubstep imo. Recommended producers to look at would be:

 

- Digital Mystikz

- Loefah

- Pinch

- Silkie

- Kode 9

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you will NOT find a more bassy song than this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5MUrhsruJE

post #13 of 246

Datsik (dubstep) songs are very good for bass testing purposes. 

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Originally Posted by Genocide174 View Post

you will NOT find a more bassy song than this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5MUrhsruJE



That sounds like shit, especially since it's youtube, any reasonable bass = massive underlying screechy distortion. Also it's flat single-note bassline, which does not test bass at all.

 

A perfect bass-testing song would have a mix of various beats, basslines, and drums. Any suggestions?

post #15 of 246

How about the original speaker buster from 1990? Apparently many club speakers blew back then when this tune first dropped.

 

LFO - LFO (Leeds warehouse mix)

 

 


Edited by shamrock134 - 5/6/11 at 11:21am
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