I'll cut to the chase here: I'm wondering if it's practical to fret over soundstage if you never listen to much of classical, jazz or live recordings.
I would like for people who have cans with good soundstage to tell me if the music I listen to benefits from having a headphone with a large soundstage, or if the recording itself has a narrow soundstage to begin with, so therefore I can focus on headphones with a narrower soundstage. For what it's worth, I'm leaning toward getting the Audeze LCD-2 which some have said has a narrow soundstage relative to other headphones, but excels in other areas.
I listen to mostly indie stuff. I listen to rap stuff sometimes, and what some people would call "scene" stuff, like the emo, post-hardcore, hardcore and metal varieties of music. I've just recently started to get into some 80's post-punk stuff like Talking Heads and The Smiths and stuff like that.
So if any of you are up for it, listen to a bit of my songs and tell me how the soundstage is. You can listen to one or two, or all of them and just tell me if for my intents and purposes should I be looking for the headphone that has amazing soundstage or whatever. Thank you.
So some examples from the indie would would be like:
Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
St. Vincent - Black Rainbow
M83 - Kim and Jessie
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
Kendrick Lamar - Sing About Me
Circa Survive - The Great Golden Baby
Manchester Orchestra - Wolves At Night
Between the Buried and Me - Prequel to the Sequel
Here is a spotify playlist with all of them------> head-fi
Edited by RMac - 2/18/14 at 11:36am