I went through the threads Earbud Guide, MX980/985 and finally THIS. MX980 definitely looks like what I want but then none of the reviews I looked up mentioned how these fared against specific genre's of music and I am worried about it. I live in India, none of the retailers stock MX980. Been thinking of asking my brother in law to get it from the US.
What I listen to are here LastFM Account 1 and Account 2, I listen to a variety of genre's, metal music predominantly and that too Old School Death/Thrash in specific which means production in most cases is not-up-there. I also listen to a lot of demo's which again means a further dip in production as against the full lengths. Moving over genres, Doom Metal on the other hand have reasonable to good production values. Now, will MX980 do it for me?
I also listen to a lot of classic rock and indie stuff (recent addition) and I am very confused if the MX980 is the right choice, please help me out with any other alternatives and if I may impose, just type in couple of your favourite albums while recommending so I have a general idea of what is it I am getting into and the perspective you're recommending them from. My budget is $300.
My top 5 albums are -
Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
Death - Leprosy
Drudkh - Blood in Our Wells
Demigod - Slumber of Sullen Eyes
Nocturnus - The Key.
Edit: Thought I'll put in more albums -
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
Scorpions (Uli Roth timeline)
Allman Brothers Band - Any
Dire Straits - Any
Other genre mentions would be Doom, Drone, occasional Jazz and variations of rock.
Edited by Elvenefris - 12/15/13 at 6:23am