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post #31 of 42

In my Opinion, Classical Music is a huge topic to talk about and there's no specific headphone to enjoy this genre because it consists of more genre actually than just the term " Classical Music". For instance, Baroque music which is mostly 1640 to 1750 could be enjoy mostly by flat or most accurate headphone while Classical Music which starts after 1750 when J.S Bach died could be enjoyed by flat headphone with very detailed instrument separation. Furthermore, Romantic Era which started by Beethoven could be enjoyed most of the time by "Warmer" headphone that emphasize on upper Bass , this is due to the prominent of mellow sounding instrument in this era such as Trombone,Euphonium,Tuba,, Cello and French Horn in Mahler Symphony or other composer at the same era. This will bring out the momentum of the romantic music. Lastly, the 20th Century music in my opinion could be enjoyed by using warmer sounding headphones that has good bass but tight and wider-band soundstage that can cover all range with balanced. This is due to the huge number of musician and instruments that usually play at the same time and the wider range of instruments that plays unpredictably as well as prominent of percussion instruments in this era tough the highs could be very piercing without good headphones because it will hit the highest of the highest note in this era. In conclusion, Classical Music cannot be conclude with one or few headphones, it is a personal preference but with musical knowledge as a guidance would help tremendeously. Just my 2 cents - iSennheiser

 

(please pardon my crap exotic english, I am still learning English in school)


Edited by iSennheiser - 8/14/13 at 8:33am
post #32 of 42
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In my Opinion, Classical Music is a huge topic to talk about and there's no specific headphone to enjoy this genre because it consists of more genre actually than just the term " Classical Music". For instance, Baroque music which is mostly 1640 to 1750 could be enjoy mostly by flat or most accurate headphone while Classical Music which starts after 1750 when J.S Bach died could be enjoyed by flat headphone with very detailed instrument separation. Furthermore, Romantic Era which started by Beethoven could be enjoyed most of the time by "Warmer" headphone that emphasize on upper Bass , this is due to the prominent of mellow sounding instrument in this era such as Trombone,Euphonium,Tuba,, Cello and French Horn in Mahler Symphony or other composer at the same era. This will bring out the momentum of the romantic music. Lastly, the 20th Century music in my opinion could be enjoyed by using warmer sounding headphones that has good bass but tight and wider-band soundstage that can cover all range with balanced. This is due to the huge number of musician and instruments that usually play at the same time and the wider range of instruments that plays unpredictably as well as prominent of percussion instruments in this era tough the highs could be very piercing without good headphones because it will hit the highest of the highest note in this era. In conclusion, Classical Music cannot be conclude with one or few headphones, it is a personal preference but with musical knowledge as a guidance would help tremendeously. Just my 2 cents - iSennheiser

 

(please pardon my crap exotic english, I am still learning English in school)

Well said. There is nothing wrong with your English. Finally, someone who truly understands the different genre of classical music and the gears needed to get the most enjoyment out of them.

post #33 of 42

I think Senhiser HD800 is a very good headphone for classical music.

You will hear every music instrument  that play on the stage.

post #34 of 42
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I think Senhiser HD800 is a very good headphone for classical music.
You will hear every music instrument  that play on the stage.

Yes, HD800 is one of them, but it is more towards analytical sounding, ideal for Music studies( Music score analysis) or Good for spotting mistakes in music playing. But i don't think it is the most enjoyable(perhaps not mean to be) .Personally I do enjoy Classical Music with Audeze headphones such as LCD-2 or even low end Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro. Most of Beyerdynamic headphone are by the way accurate for Classical Music( close to the realistic timbre of Classical Concert Halls) as well as some Sennheiser & AKG.
post #35 of 42

I think the Shure SRH 1840 sounds amazing with classic music. But I haven't tried the HD800 yet though :)

post #36 of 42
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I think the Shure SRH 1840 sounds amazing with classic music. But I haven't tried the HD800 yet though smily_headphones1.gif

I'll try that new flagship biggrin.gif is it easier to drive? What's the impedence?
post #37 of 42
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I'll try that new flagship biggrin.gif is it easier to drive? What's the impedence?

It is extremely easy to drive, the impedance is 65-ohms.

 

I would perhaps wait for the AKG 812 Pro. According to the hype, it's going to be best headphone on the market and it should be easy to drive also. AKG makes neutral headphones so i suspect that one will also be good for classical music.

post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post

It is extremely easy to drive, the impedance is 65-ohms.

I would perhaps wait for the AKG 812 Pro. According to the hype, it's going to be best headphone on the market and it should be easy to drive also. AKG makes neutral headphones so i suspect that one will also be good for classical music.

I just bought the Hd600 i think they are really mean for Classical Music(all spectrum) and Jazz
post #39 of 42
It's very difficult to ignore Stax 2170 for classical music. The treble is up there without distortion, amazing.
post #40 of 42
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It's very difficult to ignore Stax 2170 for classical music. The treble is up there without distortion, amazing.

Does the treble is as good and even better than HD600? I think in classical music the mids and treble are very important which headphone nowadays compromise for bloated bass.
post #41 of 42
I think it's hard for dynamic headphone to beat stat in terms of treble. The treble is so clean and beautiful, the mids also is full, plus the effortless speed, great soundstage.
I like hd600 too (planning to buy next year), but I like Stax treble slightly bit more.
post #42 of 42
Audeze lcd-2 and 3 are great, but i will stick to my Hd600, its heaven.
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