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post #19036 of 21094
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

I'm sure a lot of people would go for that. My own personal favourite colour combination is black on... black.

And that's only because nobody's invented a color darker than that, right?
post #19037 of 21094
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Originally Posted by ratinox View Post

And that's only because nobody's invented a color darker than that, right?

You said it brother.
post #19038 of 21094
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Originally Posted by ratinox View Post


And that's only because nobody's invented a color darker than that, right?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post


You said it brother.

There are meta-materials that are darker than black, but that's another topic for a different discussion.

post #19039 of 21094
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post


There are meta-materials that are darker than black, but that's another topic for a different discussion.

I'll take your word for that, lol.
post #19040 of 21094
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

I'm sure a lot of people would go for that. My own personal favourite colour combination is black on... black.

 

LOL in my case I'd get a stack of like ten engraved pairs. I had a bunch of design ideas and I'd love it if I could swap out more easily than sitting at my coffee table with an allen key hoping I don't strip the screws.

post #19041 of 21094
Heh. I was just in a shuttle on the way to school while listening to the M-100 and the bus driver was asking about who wants to go where. I replied back but I guess he didn't hear because he exclaimed "I only heard 4 replies; I guess that guy didn't hear me with his earphones on." I promptly replied "yeah I heard you" and everyone was like "oooooooh." XD

I just want to enjoy my ice cream sandwich



while enjoying my music at deafening reasonably quiet volume levels. XD


Just chilling out to some Dj CUTMAN here, don't mind me. biggrin.gif
https://soundcloud.com/djcutman/fm-funk-after-hours
Edited by miceblue - 3/6/14 at 12:50pm
post #19042 of 21094
Regarding the discussion about the m100s for metal:

The m100s excel at it. Metal recordings are pretty thin and the m100, s eq curve and fidelity makes for a better listening experience. It never has too much low end for metal because the mixes are so thin to begin with. I find that the mids are very smooth and I really like the way they reproduce guitars.

Right before I got my m100s I was listening to Colored sands by gorguts and some beneath the massacre's incongruous, both great recordings, on my athm50s and it was so thin and harsh when I gave it any volume. That was my aha moment of frustration that made me give in to upgrading.
post #19043 of 21094

Metal recordings? Thin? Uh...

 

But yes, I agree, the M100's are stellar at metal. 

post #19044 of 21094
Yes. The lows are really recessed on metal recordings. That's what I meant by thin. In more extreme metal they keep the low frequencIes in the entire mix way back there so nothing gets muddy when the kick drum hits multiple times in a single second.

It's gotten way too common to keep the mix thin to achieve a stupid loud master. I listen to some albums that average -7.5db rms power which is just crazy. Those albums are recorded well but really thin and the M100 helps makes it far more listenable.
post #19045 of 21094
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Originally Posted by Andii View Post

Yes. The lows are really recessed on metal recordings. That's what I meant by thin. In more extreme metal they keep the low frequencIes in the entire mix way back there so nothing gets muddy when the kick drum hits multiple times in a single second.

It's gotten way too common to keep the mix thin to achieve a stupid loud master. I listen to some albums that average -7.5db rms power which is just crazy. Those albums are recorded well but really thin and the M100 helps makes it far more listenable.

 

I must be listening to weird metal because I've got a bunch that absolutely pounds. But again, the M100 sounds beautiful with it regardless.

post #19046 of 21094
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Originally Posted by Andii View Post

Yes. The lows are really recessed on metal recordings. That's what I meant by thin. In more extreme metal they keep the low frequencIes in the entire mix way back there so nothing gets muddy when the kick drum hits multiple times in a single second.

It's gotten way too common to keep the mix thin to achieve a stupid loud master. I listen to some albums that average -7.5db rms power which is just crazy. Those albums are recorded well but really thin and the M100 helps makes it far more listenable.

I totally agree with you. Metal recordings sound terribly thin these days. In fact, IMO, Queensryche's 'Operation Mindcrime' (yes, I'm that old) set the template. Great music, mind. One of the true classic heavy metal albums. However, the recording itself was incredibly poor.
post #19047 of 21094
I got tired of the kevlar kink-fest V-Moda originally supplied and replaced it with a Nuforce Transition cable. Lovely quality with absolutely no microphonics at all. As a bonus it seems to have made the bass leaner and tighter.

When I first bought the headphones - after a bit of brain burn - I found them to be a bit over-heavy in the bass department. No surprises there as we know it was designed to sound that way so I'm not complaining. It was just a bit too much for my taste however and so I tweaked the Neutron EQ to compensate. However now, with the Nuforce Transition cable in place, I run the EQ flat and it sounds magnificent!

I've also just taken delivery of a Fiio E18 which is charging as I type. To compliment the amp I have ordered a Nuforce Transition 3.5mm to RCA cable to use the E18 between my Mac and my Marantz stereo amp. That should sound sweet as the Fiio in that scenario is replacing a £20 DAC I bought in desperation one day from my local Maplin's and with which I have never been happy. The good thing about the Maplin's DAC was that it used full-size RCA as it's output. This allowed me to use a variety of cables I have lying around. Currently it's connected to the amp using Linn Black interconnects which are very good cables everywhere else in my system but the DAC just doesn't do them justice.

It's looking like a fun weekend of experimentation is ahead.
post #19048 of 21094
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Originally Posted by Andii View Post

It's gotten way too common to keep the mix thin to achieve a stupid loud master. I listen to some albums that average -7.5db rms power which is just crazy. Those albums are recorded well but really thin and the M100 helps makes it far more listenable.

Bad mastering is bad mastering, and dynamic range compression is dynamic range compression, regardless of the music.

Most of my metal collection is 1980s and 1990s stuff when they did things right (or at least less wrong). So, when I describe M-100 as sounding like the bass player is in my face I'm talking about Steve Harris and Ian Hill, and when I say that the vocals are back behind the drums I'm talking about Bruce Dickenson and Rob Halford. The more recent stuff I have favors the progressive and symphonic styles (Nightwish, Kamelot, etc.) which aren't so obviously redlined and like the 80's stuff they sound better to me with the bass reduced a bit.
post #19049 of 21094
I find Rammstein generally sounds good on anything but it's stunning on my car stereo. I can set off car alarms. 😂
post #19050 of 21094
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I find Rammstein generally sounds good on anything but it's stunning on my car stereo. I can set off car alarms. 😂

FWIW, and while I like Rammstein, there's better Neue Deutsche Harte bands out there. Die Krupps, Eisbrecher and Megaherz come to mind. And this is probably more appropriate for the metal music forum.
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