Originally Posted by guy3134
i do want the hd600 for metal, how do you think they deal with this genre?
IMO HD 600 is more like a vocal, classical, and opera oriented. It''s good for rock, metal and pop but not as great as the genre I mentioned earlier
I do like them for metal but you need to match it with warm amp and warm tube. With changing 6DJ8 alone, the only problem left is ear piercing hi hat cymbals sound. Pair with a warm amp and the piercing bright issue go away.
I some of metal and similar band I often listen too;
- Avenged Sevenfold
- Diablo Swing Orchestra
- Dream Theater
- Cannibal Corpse
For this kind of genre, I will say they much better in symphonic or opera metal than heavy, progressive, black, new metal etc. And I wish there's more energy from the drum and bass. The impact, quality is there but I need more power, amount... The guitar, and the vocal however superb. Superb separation and imaging, no metallic guitar sound, energetic, and wide soundstage without being too laid back, no muddy bass.
And don't forget to set the amp to 16db or else the sound will be very bad in 10db. The reason I pick HD 600 is because I'm a universal listener. If you just listened to metal, pop, and little time on vocal, classic, try Philips X1. Which is too bassy for vocal and classical IMO but very fun for pop, RnB, rock, and metal. It's a good kind of bassy BTW, not that plasticky, muddy bass.