Sorry for making it unclear, here are a few examples of the anime music I'm looking at:
Previous headphones: V-Moda Crossfade LPs
For source I've been using my laptop but I have the NFB 11.32 and paired with Foobar it supposedly bypasses the soundcard on the laptop (but the laptop itself has an SP/DIF connector which I've also tried using)
The reason why I called it anime music is because IMO it covers a lot more than just one genre, I can understand where it becomes ambiguous there though.
Here are the songs I was referring to (Just a few examples of course...):
ED for 'Gintama' (I'd consider this Rock):
a piece of the OST (Piano/Guitar instrumental):
Welcome to the NHK OST (Country...ish?):
Umineko OP (Don't even know what to consider this one):
And lastly... from the Monogatari series:
Please note that I do have these in FLAC, so bitrate is not the issue.
I suppose Nimzerz has a point with the realism here. Most of these songs didn't translate too well from the Crossfades to the HE-500 for me, but Ludovico's music was particularly enjoyable as I stated (especially his live albums, usually you can tell it's live but when I was listening to them yesterday it was a very seamless experience.)