I have just started to listen to music with headphones 'properly' rather than plugging in a half decent pair to my intergrated amp on the odd occasion.
I have noticed that my head-fi system is much more sensitive to poor recordings, I guess because there is no air between my ears and the drivers so nothing is lost, even hiss and other stuff I hadn't noticed before.
So, this has started to be a consideration when I choose what to listen to and I wondered if this was common among head-fiers.
I've noticed for example that anything by Jack Johnson is really clean and sounds great but the Noel Gallaghers' High Flying Birds album sounds so bad I just can't get into it, a few tracks in and I want to play something else, even though I like the music, the whole thing sounds messy and badly recorded (which is surprising as I would imagine Noel to have a decent budget for a producer!)
I assume that the vast difference I'm hearing is down to the individual recordings (?) almost all of my music is ripped from CD at 16bit 1411kbps (WAV) and played through the same system.
Any recommendations for great Head-Fi music? No classical or Country please!