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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post
 

OK, have about 5 hours burn in on the Gratitudes, tried them again-sibilance gone, nice, open, wide sound, good, round, precise bass, good detail. I'm a little surprised by the amount of bass here...while not anemic, and tuneful, notes sharp, a headphone dedicated to EWF, a pop-funk band, would have a bigger QUANTITY of bass. Not as much here as the AT 1K's, but what is here is quality. Gonna burn some more, I already think these are well worth $60-100 or so, probably more (word of caution-many have had quality problems with Monster in the past, though they are supposed to give a lifetime warrantee).

 

The Gratitudes are in fact a straight rebrand of the Monster Yao Solar, with more accessories and a smartphone control tacked on (this is straight from Monster's customer service, BTW).  So Monster figured out the tuning well before Earth, Wind & Fire were ever involved.

post #13817 of 32858
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

OK, into almost all types of music, haven't done much time with metal (though I grew up with Zep, the father of metal according to some, and my 15 year old daughter dragged me to see Skillet twice...not a bad band. Anyway, any recommendations for a break-in album (new ears need break in too), something I can download on Mog and test the waters?
Avenged Sevenfold is pretty accessible. Would harsh vocals such as screaming be a problem for you?
post #13818 of 32858
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This is how I did it 20+ years ago...

Start with Metallica - Metallica (Black Album); not their best work but it'll get you into metal. Get yourself to learn and love metal with this album. Probably a good week of constant play time.
Then back track on Metallica's catalogue: I went through them in this order:
1. Ride The Lightning
2. Master of Puppets
3. ...And Justice for All
4. Kill Em All
You will then realise just how good they where in their early years; I strongly believe Cliff Burton was the key to their original sound.

After Metallica, you can now explore the vast world of Metal. I'd recommend:
1. Pantera - Cowboys from Hell and Vulgar Display of Power
2. Megadeth - Rust In Peace, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?, and Countdown to Extinction
3. Trivium - check popular songs on YouTube
4. Dragonforce - Inhuman Rampage
5. Dream Theater - Greatest Hits
6. Tool - Undertow, Lateralus, and Aenima

Happy Listening! \m/
+1 for Trivium!
post #13819 of 32858

While those are great albums above, start with the new Black Sabbath album 13, and then work your way backwards in their catalog. They basically created metal, and even in their 60's still put out stellar music.

post #13820 of 32858
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While those are great albums above, start with the new Black Sabbath album 13, and then work your way backwards in their catalog. They basically created metal, and even in their 60's still put out stellar music.

 

The only Black Sabbath album I have is Paranoid from 1970. And whenever I listen to it, I am straight out amazed at how good it is and how good they were. So, you're saying the rest of their catalog is worthy as well? (I can believe it)

post #13821 of 32858

Well, just mentioning you're looking for suggestions to get into metal is pretty vague given how many styles/subgenres there areof metal and hard rock. And Skillet is more of a rock band than metal. I personally started with rock and stuff like Queen and Deep Purple, Black Sabbath but it was Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast that really got me into heavy metal in particular.

Through the years I've went through a ton of bands varying from more rock and melodic stuff to a lot heavier sound and of course plenty of Metallica, Panthera, Slayer and Kreator but I never got into the really trashy or black/death stuff coz I always love vocals and I especially hate when people just start growling and mashing on the instruments as fast as they can and call it music.

Nowadays I still like the old stuff the best coz these were the golden years for this music and while I do like some newer bands like Trivium, As I Lay Dying etc., I'm still loving the old stuff the most and I still prefer more melodic metal and like what heavy metal was actually back in the day. 

post #13822 of 32858
Then you can go for some classic thrash metal with Overkill.
They've been on and off but when they're on, they are on.
post #13823 of 32858
Hurts are a very good group, trust me. They are more popular here in the UK obviously.
post #13824 of 32858
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Are the RHA MA750 available in your country already?

If so, please be our guinea pig. smile.gif

I'm already planning on getting them once they hit stores here(if they're slow, I might get them from amazon)
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AWE SH--!!! HEAR (pun intended)  WE GO AGAIN!! I hate this hobby!!


http://presscentre.sony.eu/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=8813&NewsAreaId=2

Why you do that? Now I have to get myself a pair to try.... Dammit. I'm never getting those TH334's!

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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

Avenged Sevenfold is pretty accessible. Would harsh vocals such as screaming be a problem for you?

Husky, but not really screaming, IMO. A7X is awesome. Love their live version of Seize the Day. \m/
post #13825 of 32858

OK, I guess people give preliminary, subject to change impressions of out of the box new 'phones, (this is another type of discovery). I was out with family tonight, read the recommendations on the way home, figured I'd give a listen to Mog, searched first for Metallica. They must not be allowing their stuff to be licensed, not a single album or song available (I have a cd of theirs somewhere, have to look for it). Since that wasn't available, searched Pantera, as that seemed to be the next group recommended to try, picked Vulgar Display of Power. Listened to about a half hour worth. Someone asked if I had a problem with rough, screamed vocals. The answer is a qualified no. That is, screamed vocals can have tremendous power (did some of that in my younger rock band days, about a century ago). Anyone ever heard Howlin Wolf? Screamin' Jay Hawkins? I do like some melody, though, makes for some contrast. So far, the first half of the album, first listen, isn't a single melody I could pick out.Lyrics were pretty hard to pick out as well, though you feel the anger. There is a sort of relationship to hip hop here (I know I'll get killed for this...), that is, the music lives in the rhythm of the music and the anger of the lyrics, melody is a unnecessary hindrance to all of this, or at least of secondary importance (isn't great how I can generalize after hearing half an album :biggrin:). Where the music has it's hooks and appeal to me (I'd read about this) is the guitar solos. The rhythm section is increadibly grounded, intense, almost metronomic, but the solos soar, levitate, have the same electrical energy but are unmoored from the bar lines. Worth persuing a bit more.

Thanks for the suggestions-I'll try to get to as many as I can. Anyone know of melodic metal (at least, a little melody?)


Edited by doctorjazz - 9/4/13 at 8:45pm
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post #13827 of 32858
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post

I'm already planning on getting them once they hit stores here(if they're slow, I might get them from amazon)
Why you do that? Now I have to get myself a pair to try.... Dammit. I'm never getting those TH334's!
Husky, but not really screaming, IMO. A7X is awesome. Love their live version of Seize the Day. \m/
Husky? And I wasn't saying Avenged Sevenfold has screaming, although their first two albums do. I was just asking him to narrow it down a bit. Metal is my favorite genre and their is a vast amount of subgenres.
post #13828 of 32858
Thread Starter 

Ok this is a strange find.

  • High efficiency, low distortion, 40mm titanium-coated dynamic drivers for a more precise and detailed sound experience throughout the entire frequency range.
  • CODA AXIS in-line gimbal technology providing each ear-cup a full range of motion to maximize comfort without disturbing the speaker drivers.
  • Bass Enhancing Chamber for a sustained, hard hitting true sub-bass without distortion.
  • High-density polymer and aluminum alloy construction will sustain heavy use in any environment.
  • Ultra-soft, lightweight protein leather over-ear pad cushions, allow for longer and more enjoyable listening sessions with maximum isolation.

VS

 

  • New 40 mm (19/16) Wide-Range Titanium Drivers for Clearer Sound
  • Sub-Chamber for Deep, Well-Defined Bass
  • Tough Aluminum Driver Housing and Hanger Arms
  • 6N Oxygen-Free Copper Cable Protects Signal for Pure Sound
  • Tough Elastomer Cable Sheath Resists Tangling and Reduces Touch Noise

Munitos are $300. .The Onkyos. $179. Hmm...

 

 

 

Edited by Dsnuts - 9/4/13 at 9:30pm
post #13829 of 32858
Is the first brand munito?
post #13830 of 32858
What is that first one? Looks like common OEM components, or is the headphone market converging already?
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