What would you recommend for Heavy Metal, mostly. I listen on my iPod Classic 250 Gb, no amps. Right now I use the Monoprice 8320's and they are great for a cheap in-ear. But want to hear what the next step is. Please bear my sarcasm, I'm full of it.
I listen to a variety of music. Love classic rock, like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake and Palmer, The Doors. A little bit of bass stuff, like Bass Mekanik.
I don't really like Country. I appreciate the musicianship, but not my cup of tea.
I can't stand (c)rap. I didn't grow up in a ghetto, I am not a gangster. I don't play "spades". I don't drink "gin n juice". That repulses me. They have no talent in my opinion. Which ironically is what "they" say about Metal.
But my true calling is Metal. Metal has lots of sludge and distortion. Be it slow, or blast beats. People with "talent" so to say. Working their mastery of guitar, bass and drums. I like discerning the different instruments. I like reproduction where the fast double bass drum isn't loose and flubbery. Tight and accurate.
Note - Youtube quality is NOT what I listen to. Just a few clips of what's on shuffle...
Devourment - Probably some of the heaviest I have heard --- http://youtu.be/0MKxZCnoj2Q
Dimmu Borgir - Symphonic Black Metal, love the use of Orchestra --- http://youtu.be/joEAb_y7ZYA
Cradle of Filth - Extreme Black Metal, so many different styles in one band --- http://youtu.be/qRNfeMaUBbo
Nightwish - Best female vocal metal ever, Tarja is a Goddess --- http://youtu.be/RuqUoMfgMvM
Epica - More symphonic metal goodness with female vocals --- http://youtu.be/I0Nos0FvYnQ
Lamb of God - Crusty goodness --- http://youtu.be/oqdZpxkzNvc
Pantera - Who hasn't listened to Pan****ingtera? --- http://youtu.be/7m7njvwB-Ks
Slayer - A staple in every metal fans collection --- http://youtu.be/rvuO2EvCTAE
Carcass - Pioneers of the Metal genre --- http://youtu.be/UHEOWz2BGms