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BEST OVER THE EAR/ FULL SIZE HEADPHONES FOR METAL

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Looking for something with bass and really clear sound price isn't an option. Will be using a FIIO E11 amp. Looking for full size over the ear headphones.
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Open or closed? I'd say Grado 325i, if you're okay with open.
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Looking for closed
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HD-25 I II is the most common recommendation of a closed HP for metal. But it does not cover your ear, goes over the ear. 

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As I always recommend to those looking for a balanced sound signature around this price, the SoundMAGIC HP100.

 

Look up some reviews.  It really is a steal for how it is priced.
 

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I just bought the sound magic hp100 it seemed to be the only one that met all my criteria.
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How are you finding the sound so far?

 

Looking for a new set of good headphones and basically looking for the same criteria, except I don't have an amp to run through whatever I end up buying atm

 

I plan to listen to a large variety of music but mostly death metal and I'm looking for something over-ear and closed-back. I also like my bass on the punchier side. I might just end up getting the Grados or HD-25 I II if these are a bust.

 

Thanks!


Edited by Necrotic - 3/21/13 at 12:52am
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I will let u know I got em off amazon and waiting for em, if the bass is good and I can hear everything that's going on in I guess what they call "soundstage" then they will be worth it. I listen to all manner of metal but I'm mostly in to traditional metal as well as power metal, blind guardian being my fav and often they have a lot going on so I want to enjoy that to the fullest. I chose closed because during summer I have like 3 fans going at once and closed I can't really hear the ambient sound in my room. But the price was right. I took a leap of faith.
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I will let u know I got em off amazon and waiting for em, if the bass is good and I can hear everything that's going on in I guess what they call "soundstage" then they will be worth it. I listen to all manner of metal but I'm mostly in to traditional metal as well as power metal, blind guardian being my fav and often they have a lot going on so I want to enjoy that to the fullest. I chose closed because during summer I have like 3 fans going at once and closed I can't really hear the ambient sound in my room. But the price was right. I took a leap of faith.


Remember that burn-in helps, and that the FiiO has a bass boost if you find it to be insufficient (you shouldn't).

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I keep reading about burn in and how it helps, is it really necessary? I've been reading some people don't believe in it.
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And is their a better portable amp I should look in to? Amy reasons why said amp would be an upgrade to the one I just got?
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I keep reading about burn in and how it helps, is it really necessary? I've been reading some people don't believe in it.

It helps a lot for me, I don't know about others.  Judging by popular opinion and personal experience, it is a real thing.

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And is their a better portable amp I should look in to? Amy reasons why said amp would be an upgrade to the one I just got?

The FiiO E07K has an amp that is a bit better than the E11, along with a dac (E11 doesn't have one).  I think that you would be able to tell a big difference from the dac, and a small difference from the amp (HP100 isn't too hard to drive).

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