Great point. It makes no sense to discuss if HD800 sound good or not with metal music. Metal and the like e.i. acid metal, death metal call it what you want have way to much distortion and complexity to be used as music to judge a headphones quality. Don´t get me wrong I love Rock but some heavy metal is just to heavy for me to pick up or listen to.
you could get slated for saying that here. Some people will think your accusing them of bad taste or something like that but i think you have a point (- well kind of ). I love metal but don't i listen to that much any more, once the last of the trash metal bands died out i jumped train. In saying that i'm sure there are new metal bands out there with good production - Lamb of god and Opeth spring to mind.