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Another "Best headphone for Metal "

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Hey guys i looked through a couple of forum but didn't find the answers i was looking for , so here it is .


I'm looking for new headphone (over the air , i never had a pair but i want to try (Can't use In-Air Earbuds ( Inconfortable + OCD)  ) since my  Mx370 died (Left side not working since the wire have been twisted too much (i put them in my pockets a lots )

Anyway i listen to Metal (Black / Death / Melodic Death / DSBM / Ambient ) I know there won't be a pair of headphone that will be perfect for all theses genre but i'm looking for simply a good set of headphone (Can't be hard to beat theses 370)

My budget is around 140-180$ US before taxes / Shipping (But I live in Canada)

I might need a amp too (50$ less ) If i base myself on that guy : ((Headphone Amplifiers) section "Why no mention of portable headphone amps?"  http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products

 

Quote:
"However, there is one reason to get a portable headphone amp. Some portable devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S2, have a very high output impedance at the headphone jack."



I'm actually using my Samsung galaxy S2 as my music player .

I Don't know a lots about headphone so I hope you guys can guide me .
Finally : Just a quick question ; I know black metal recording aren't the best but for some Death / Melodic Death Metal would the FLAC version worth it over the 320kpbs with a good pair of headphone ?

Thanks !
My apolagies for the broken English , its my second language and I'm kinda tired )
(Here a list of band i listen frequently if that can help )

Arditi / Behemoth / Belphegor / Burzum / Coldworld /
Demonaz / Devian / Dimmu Borgir / Dissection / Enslaved
Finntroll / Gorgoroth / Hammerfall / Hypocrisy / Insomnium
Lifelover / Marduk / Naglfar / Nargaroth (huh huh) /October Tide
Pain / Peste Noire / Silencer / Soilwork / Sterbend / Stormlord
Taake / Vreid / Wigrid / Windir / Xasthur

 

post #2 of 19

Hi there. Black metal (and mamy other forms of metal is often mixed with relatively quiet bass so my recommendation would be a bassy headphone like the Audio Technica ATH-M50, M-AUDIO Q40 or Beyerdynamic DT770 pro

post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jupitreas View Post

Hi there. Black metal (and mamy other forms of metal is often mixed with relatively quiet bass so my recommendation would be a bassy headphone like the Audio Technica ATH-M50, M-AUDIO Q40 or Beyerdynamic DT770 pro

Thanks for the reply  , any tips on the portable amp ?

I'm looking for good bass but i don't want it to "override"(I can't find a better term) the other sound , atm i'm inclined toward the ATH-M50 but i'd like to hear more opinions

post #4 of 19

Try AKG K271MKII

post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 

Sorry for the bump again i'm almost really set on the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 but for the Ampli would the Fiio e6 worth the extra 8$ VS the E5 ?

Thanks again !
 

post #6 of 19

Well, the M50's sound good enough without an amp. 

 

But yes, IMHO the E6 is worth the extra $8.

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by National View Post

Well, the M50's sound good enough without an amp. 

 

But yes, IMHO the E6 is worth the extra $8.


Yeah but my Samsung Galaxy S2 has (from what i read ) a very high output impedance , therefore they recommand a ampli ..

But since i'm not really into the whole audio term , could someone simplify this for me ? :P

post #8 of 19

V-MODA M 80 or wait for the M100 (Sept) to gauge its value

 

Phillips uptown

 

+1 DT770 and M50s

 

Wait for it...

 

ULTRASONE HFI 580/780 or PRO 750

 

:)))

 

Cheerz!

post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nargaroth View Post


Yeah but my Samsung Galaxy S2 has (from what i read ) a very high output impedance , therefore they recommand a ampli ..

But since i'm not really into the whole audio term , could someone simplify this for me ? :P

 

If you use the G:S2 then get download/buy poweramp software, makes a big difference to audio quality and volume.

 

I mainly listen to metal and enjoy my current headphones:

 

Alessandro MS2

Magnum v4

AD900

Brainwavz B2 IEM

 

B2 sounds really good out of the galaxy. Maybe the Alessandro MS1 is a good place to start.


Edited by marts30 - 8/16/12 at 4:21am
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by marts30 View Post

 

If you use the G:S2 then get download/buy poweramp software, makes a big difference to audio quality and volume.

 

I mainly listen to metal and enjoy my current headphones:

 

Alessandro MS2

Magnum v4

AD900

Brainwavz B2 IEM

 

B2 sounds really good out of the galaxy. Maybe the Alessandro MS1 is a good place to start.


I already have Poweramp , but i don't know enough in audio to tweet the setting , ill need to read a couple of wiki or something ahah i think ill settle for the ATH-M50 specially since soundproffesional sell a custom version of them with detachable wire !

post #11 of 19

Hi, do you need isolation from external noises? Are you going to be using these headphones outside?
If you are not using these headphones outside definitely get Alessandro MS1, they will blow your mind with metal music.

post #12 of 19

I give another vote to Beyerdynamic DT770's.  Variations of metal are primarily what I listen to & have been very satisfied with these phones for years.

post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post

Hi, do you need isolation from external noises? Are you going to be using these headphones outside?

If you are not using these headphones outside definitely get Alessandro MS1, they will blow your mind with metal music.
I'll be using theses headphone outside since i walk a lots
post #14 of 19

Well , for black metal you can think two ways : you want a cold , razor sharp sound , with airy sound like a northern blizzard i would go to AKG K271 Mk² , yes it's quiet on bass , but i don't think that BM realy neads a lot of bass , it's most on mediums on highs ... 

 

if you want something that remain a bit cold and airy but with more bass i vote DT-770 Pro . If you want a warmer can , hey it's black metal not "retarded us death metal " that only use first guitar cord (just joking ) .evil_smiley.gif

 

 

For outside you need a closed can ^^


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 8/16/12 at 6:29pm
post #15 of 19

I just purchased the DT770's on a whim the other day and I happen to listen to a ton of metal. This thread makes me happy.

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