Originally Posted by disaster8tio
How does it sound with black metal. Seen you played some harder music in your review. Mind Spotifying some Darkthrone ,Satyricon or Dimmu Borgir? Awaiting shipping of my HE-400, so just need a ok or not so ok statement
Black Metal is a curious genre. I personally got problems with it because lots of the music is badly produced, sometimes even on purpose, to get that "doomsday" vibe out of it. On good and accurate equipment it just sounds poor (in my opinion of course), even if the actual music is good.
I listen to Dimmu Borgir now and then because I like some of their albums, but their production is mediocre to be honest. Albums like In Sorte Diaboli and Death Cult Armageddon sound okay, but it's not exactly something I would evaluate someones gear with. I think you notice things like this especially well with headphones like the HE-400, because of the very high detail in the sound. You get used to it with well produced tracks and then when you listen to "low-fi" production it really makes you notice.
This boils down to personal taste, and if the bands you mentioned are among your favorites I don't think you will be disappointed in the headphones. Well made metal sounds awesome on it, it's just that I personally can't enjoy bands like Darkthrone because it sounds like I'm listening to someones basement recording through a low quality Youtube clip (no offense ). I tried some Satyricon and that sounded pretty good actually.
If you want examples of what I think is well made metal that fits under black metal check out The Kovenant and Samael.