Rodrigo y Gabriela's new album "Area 52"...
I find this music in some sections to be very, very fast, and with some complex parts.
So, in this album, with the combination of Rodrigo y Gabriela's high emotion energy, and with the addition of an almost salsa-esqe groove in the background with a band, which headphones shine:
I will give you my two cents:
My comparison is between HD650s and SR325is.
And, from my experience, this album sounds much much better on Sennheisers. There are more layers, and you get that world atmosphere. The soundstaging is better, it is an ocean of music to get lost into.
Whereas, the Grados, wow. Almost too harsh & direct. But what's interesting is that I find Rodrigo y Gabriela's self-titled album much better on Grado.
What really throws it off is the addition of the horns, drums, and other instrumentation in "Area 52". The album craves a set of headphones that can take different pieces of the music and piece it together like a puzzle, and I feel the Sennheisers really shine here.
Edited by I3eyond - 1/27/12 at 5:18pm