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What are good headphones for metal music besides Grados?

post #2 of 13

AKG Q701! 

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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

AKG Q701! 

I heard those were good but I hear the AKG's need an amplifier to sound good.

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They do like power, but even a Fiio E11 or Fiio E17 will do the job. The Fiio E17 is a great little amp if you want an amp/DAC combo to use with a computer. 

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I heard those were good but I hear the AKG's need an amplifier to sound good.

 

For the $380 I paid total, it is an awesome setup. What is your total budget? What are you currently using/have used?


Edited by jasonb - 12/24/12 at 11:00am
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They do like power, but even a Fiio E11 or Fiio E17 will do the job. The Fiio E17 is a great little amp if you want an amp/DAC combo to use with a computer. 

 

For the $380 I paid total, it is an awesome setup. What is your total budget? What are you currently using/have used?

Well I mean I just order the V-Moda Crossfade LP's and I'm getting them in a couple days and I only have around 180 dollars if I were to return those headphones. I mean I'm gonna buy another pair of headphones in the future. But even with those amps, can you use them with an iphone?

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Sure can. The E11 and E17 both have a 3.5mm aux input so you can hook any analog source you want into them. An LOD like the L3 or L9 would be a good way to hook either up to an iPhone.

 

http://www.fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?MenuID=105026015

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Well I mean I just order the V-Moda Crossfade LP's and I'm getting them in a couple days and I only have around 180 dollars if I were to return those headphones. I mean I'm gonna buy another pair of headphones in the future. But even with those amps, can you use them with an iphone?

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probably any of these denons: 2000, 5000, 7000.  I have the 2000 and love them but probably will upgrade to the others in the future.

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Depends if you want Open back headphones or closed back. The Denons are great for a closed back choice as for some open back choices, DT880/990 the HE300-400. Another closed back option is the K550.
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The AKG K550 aren't good for fast pace metal

 

The Ultrasone HFI-780 are good choice but some say they are sibilant.

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I would not say that the AKG Q701 is good for rock/metal, in my opinion and experience they lack bass and rock/metal will sound more fun with the presence of some bass. It will not sound bad with the Q701 but I would prefer something that is stronger in the lower ends and mid bass. I really enjoy the sennheiser hd650, Beyerdynamic T1 and the akg k242 hd for rock music.
 

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i love my modded fostex t20rp (or t50rp) for black metal....i almost gave up on black metal because i discovered audio quality....got a pair of grados and rediscovered music again....but could not stand black metal anymore because of the high treble , but getting a pair of fostex cured that because i modded them to my liking.

 

But other than that, thrash, doom, death i love my Grados sr225i and would not change them

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I really like all these comments. It's really giving me some range of headphones to look at :D

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The AKG K550 aren't good for fast pace metal

 

What didn't you like about them? I got to try it with a loaner DX100 and by the time I let my ears breathe I think I've gone through nearly all my favorite Kamelot, Dream Theater and Nightwish  tracks (and the dealer's wasn't a regular hi-fi lounge- it was a headphone-gadget hub smack under an escalator in a mall). It was a bit less exciting and the treble wasn't as smooth with my Galaxy S3 (no surprises there) so I'm holding out until the X3 comes out; I'm not really into listening while moving around, other than on a long ride where I'm not driving, and I've been content with just whatever phone I have and a CX300II.

 

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