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Sennheiser amperior or vmoda m80 for metal?

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I'm looking to get the perfect portable headphone for listening to metal. I have narrowed it two these two. So which is better? Isolation durability portability and sound quality are the most important to me.
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To my ears the Amperior is too mid-centric making music like metal painful to listen to.  The HD-25-1-ii or M80 is a better choice.

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Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post

To my ears the Amperior is too mid-centric making music like metal painful to listen to.  The HD-25-1-ii or M80 is a better choice.

I'm going to be listening to these headphones on a loud highschool bus. How is the noise isolation of the m80s?

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The isolation on the M80 is not that great.  If you are interested in an IEM which is much better at isolating your music from the surroundings take a look at Joker's IEM thread.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-284-iems-compared-sony-mh1c-added-06-09-13-p-704#post_6492044

 

What is your budget?

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Originally Posted by NA Blur View Post

The isolation on the M80 is not that great.  If you are interested in an IEM which is much better at isolating your music from the surroundings take a look at Joker's IEM thread.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-284-iems-compared-sony-mh1c-added-06-09-13-p-704#post_6492044

What is your budget?

Well I paid $300 dollars for a pair of Beats which I sold......so $300 budget.
post #6 of 28

Isolation-sennheisers

 

Durability-M80's

 

I think the sennheisers are a better more resolving headphone and the M80's really don't have as much bass punch as you would think the sennheisers actually probably have more. The M80's don't isolate well but they are pretty durable, metal and very bendy.

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Isolation-sennheisers

Durability-M80's

I think the sennheisers are a better more resolving headphone and the M80's really don't have as much bass punch as you would think the sennheisers actually probably have more. The M80's don't isolate well but they are pretty durable, metal and very bendy.

I care most about sound. Which are better for metal in your opinion?
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I care most about sound. Which are better for metal in your opinion?

 

As far as rock and metal I find the Grado Sr80s and the V Moda M80s to be very nice. Of course they work great with all types of music, but the "attack" is quite enjoyable on both (especially on the SR80s), but metal was nice. Although if you are going to wear them at school, I would say go with either of the Senns (mentioned earlier) of the M80s. 

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As far as rock and metal I find the Grado Sr80s and the V Moda M80s to be very nice. Of course they work great with all types of music, but the "attack" is quite enjoyable on both (especially on the SR80s), but metal was nice. Although if you are going to wear them at school, I would say go with either of the Senns (mentioned earlier) of the M80s. 

Yeah if only there were closed Grados frown.gif so do the m80s have decent isolation?
post #10 of 28
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I just bought the amperior!
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Some thread necromancy here but how are you liking the Amperior with metal?

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I was to say Beyer DT1350 could be also good for metal as I use one in listening to fast rock in general. As far as I know the Amperior is the better headphone still because the treble is more resolving and the overall signature is punchier than the Beyers.

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I'm liking the amperiors alot! They isolate very well, and are super portable. I also like the look. Having an idevice is a good bonus. As far as listening to metal the treble is amazing and does do distortion on guitars well. The only downside is that vocals seem behind everything else. A good example is f*****g hostile by Pantera. If i didnt know the lyrics by heart i would have no idea what phil was saying.

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I'm liking the amperiors alot! They isolate very well, and are super portable. I also like the look. Having an idevice is a good bonus. As far as listening to metal the treble is amazing and does do distortion on guitars well. The only downside is that vocals seem behind everything else. A good example is f*****g hostile by Pantera. If i didnt know the lyrics by heart i would have no idea what phil was saying.

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I am glad you are liking them. I just got mine in the other day and really like them too. I don't find the lyrics hard to understand but everyone hears a little differently. Do yourself a favor and stay away from 5 Finger Death Punch with these headphones, I am not a fan myself but a good friend of mine is and to me it is the only band with a real problem with the sounds. I forgtet the word but words ending in S and F sounds are unbearable but I haven't found this to be the case with any other vocalist. 

 

Enjoy the cans, one Amperior Lover to another. 

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