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Best 5 songs to test new headphones on!

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

So my pair of AKG 271 MKII are coming in the mail tomorrow!!!! and so in preparation i wanted to make a list of songs to test my new headphones out. So just post your top 5 songs for testing out my new baby's!!! 

post #2 of 20

I have 5 songs in FLAC that I always play when I'm testing headphones/amps...

 

Night Of The Dancing Flame - artist: Roisin Murphy, album: Ruby Blue

Ramalama [Bang Bang] - artist: Roisin Murphy, album: Ruby Blue

Hey Eugene - artist: Pink Martini, album: Hey Eugene

GZ And Hustlas - artist: Snoop Dogg, album: Doggystyle

Suite No. 1, S. 1007 In G Major: Prelude - artist: Yo-Yo Ma, album: Bach's Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites

post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 

Wheres the best place to get them in flac? 

post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by mixoman View Post

Wheres the best place to get them in flac? 

 

Buy the CDs. Or try HDtracks.

 

I believe HDtracks also offers a sample album download.

post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by mixoman View Post

Wheres the best place to get them in flac? 

 

Heya,

 

Just use your new headphones and head to HDtracks.com, they have previews on all albums, so you can browse all the albums and test your headphones that way. Their previews are decent quality. Anything you like, buy.

 

Very best,

post #6 of 20

- Tatrini- Devil's Trill Sonata

 

- J.S. Bach - Partita No.2 in D minor BWV 1004 - IV Giga

 

- Joe Satriani - Wind in the trees (live Sathurated) 

 

-Al Di Meola/Paco de Lucia/JOhn Maclauglin- Mediterranean sundance

 

-Don Ross- Wall of Glass

 

-Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard- Now we are free.

 

* All FLAC 

post #7 of 20

Good recommendations, ViolinMan - thank you!

post #8 of 20

Dark Side of the Moon

post #9 of 20

Neil Young - Psychedelic Pill

Autechre - Tri Repetae and recently Exai

Dark Side of the Moon


Edited by amigastar - 4/13/13 at 4:00pm
post #10 of 20
Radiohead "Everything in it's Right Place" & "Ideoteque" from 'Kid A' Metallica "One" from 'and Justice for All" AC/DC "Back in Black" from 'Back in Black' 311 "Transistor" from Transistor
post #11 of 20

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

 

AC/DC - Gone Shootin

 

Cars - Good Times Roll

 

Robert Plant - Tall Cool One

 

Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do

post #12 of 20
Here's a few songs easily found in FLAC or 24/96 that are mastered wonderfully (or used for reference).

Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
Kanye West - Runaway
Nine Inch Nails - The Four of Us Are Dying
Nine Inch Nails - 31 Ghosts IV
Smashing Pumpkins - Soma
Radiohead - Codex
Chelsea Light Moving - Empires of Time
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Farewell, Mona Lisa
Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar
Rush - Red Barchetta
Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
Gary Numan - Down in the Park
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Porcupine Tree - Trains
Charlie Parker - Ornithology
Miles Davis - (anything off Bitches Brew)
Tool - Lateralus
VAST - Flames

That's a start...
post #13 of 20

I found Blue Collar by Bachman-Turner Overdrive to sound really good on high-end cans (specifically sennheiser HD600 and Bose QC 15). Has some deep lows and a nice guitar solo thrown in to cover the highs.

post #14 of 20

biwavegen 40hz pure tone is a best song for this purpose. deadhorse.gif

 

 

 

 

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post #15 of 20
Just listen to what you usually listen to. You already know what those songs sounded like on your old headphones, you'll notice the difference.
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