Originally Posted by rsxboy
wow that song is amazing. any more like it?
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Originally Posted by Errymoose
two steps from hell have a bit of stylistic similarity across a lot their music... if you really loved that one, chances are you'll enjoy some of their other stuff (imo, etc.)
Two Steps From Hell is quite the entrance into the genre. There are many others who, in my opinion, aren't quite to the same level as Two Steps From Hell in terms of overall discography, but have individual tracks which I feel are solid.
I'd suggest these albums to start off:
Skyworld - Two Steps From Hell
Trailerhead: Triumph - Immediate (The Immediate)
Illusions - Thomas Bergersen (a member of Two Steps From Hell)
Best of Brand X Music - Brand X Music
You can also selectively look into these artists:
Future World Music
etc... use Amazon's "customers who bought this also bought" to find more... new stuff comes out all the time! Some of it is VERY good.
Originally Posted by Maxvla
Listening on my HD800 rig this song responds very well to huge soundstaging. I think you said you had already ordered HD700, but I would certainly suggest trying a large soundstage headphone next time. As has been mentioned a proper HD800 rig really is a $2000-2500 investment so it's out of your price range for now, but keep it in mind for later.
I can't imagine any headphone better than this type of music than an HD800 with great upstream components. Electrostats won't convey the drive of the bass as well, and orthos won't give you the soundstage needed. Most other dynamics simply don't have the precision and speed to keep up with high energy layered music, much less the massive soundstage. Only thing that could compare would be a well chosen 2 channel speaker system.
I would have purchased HD800 except for the issue with upstream gear being so much more. Some day perhaps, after I get the gear to support them.
I've been listening to To Glory on Beats Pro and Westone IEMs. I think it's fair to say that the HD700 should be a noticeable improvement. I'm not going into it with absurdly high expectations -- diminishing returns and all that, but I do expect it to be significant. I am highly looking forward to Tuesday night when I get my first chance to hear them!
Originally Posted by ev13wt
Why do you care you only want to listen to one song? That's what... four minutes long?
Seriously, a thread is really fun, and can point you in the right direction, but try to find a way to listen to various models. It is really the only way to find one that "fits" the bill in terms of sound quality.
I chose that single song as the benchmark. As I said, it is the greatest song ever made by mankind (IMHO of course) so naturally it is my choice for benchmarking :D