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Best phones for rock and metal money no object

post #1 of 10
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Hi everyone 

 

Im looking for the best cans available for rock and metal.

 

I currently own the MS2i but I want to go even higher up the chain in owning the bst phones for this genre of music.

 

Any ideas.

 

I been looking at the Audeze lcd-2, Grado GS-1000, Beyers Tesla, AKG Q701, and the hifman range.

 

I enjoy a good soundstage and appreciate good detail.

 

Suggestions please.

post #2 of 10

Can you get to a meet to try the different headphones? That is the best way to know if something fits your expectations. I feel both the LCD and the HE are winners. Both have different needs for amping though.


 

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post #4 of 10

K701/702s are pretty boring for metal...too neutral and lack any sort of impact.

post #5 of 10

Sony SA5000's..detail speed and clarity + nice soundstage. 

post #6 of 10

the GS1000 made me vomit blood, I hated them. the RS-2/i/1/i are for lack of a better word METALASFUCK!!!! they are perfect for metal and almost any other gener I have tried with them*mettal/bass head with classical*

 

post #7 of 10

LCD-2.  Beyer T1 and the new HifiMan HE-500 would be worth an audition.

 

 

AKG 702  NO, NO AND THRICE NO.

 

imo of course...

post #8 of 10

PS1000, RS1i, Ultrasone Edition 9, Denon D7000, Audio-Technica W5000.

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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post Audio-Technica W5000.


Please tell me you were joking... the W-5000 had all the energy of somebody half heatedly sighing into my ears, but no bass and un-involving midrange and a pretty sharp*but not exciting* high end. I lol'd when the man working at 32ohm told us they had to mark them down to sell.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post

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the W-5000 had all the energy of somebody half heatedly sighing into my ears,

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