I mostly listen to metal/rock, Dream theater and Queensryche are my 2 favourite bands.
I do all of my listening through either my grado sr80i or my 1964 duals.
The grados to me are the clear winners because of their sound signature.
The duals are still very nice, but they are just missing that sparkle as well as feeling like part of the sound is missing (I am not sure how to properly describe this).
What parts of the spectrum are 'needed' for enjoying rock/metal?
I love how alive the guitar sounds with my grados.
A strong bass can make the kicks sound fantastic.
As for the mids... I have no idea where lows/mids/highs start and stop.
This all started as I am looking at getting some dt770 pro 250ohms and I was comparing there frequency response graphs on head room and liked what i was seeing until I noticed the big trough at ~4khz (starts 1khz and goes to 6/7khz).
So it got me wondering what qualities of headphones are important for rock and metal music?
Edited by regicide - 6/15/12 at 4:51pm