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Listening to Recess EP (Skrillex) due to some recommendations from some friends. I'm not huge on dubstep and I almost never like Skrillex but this is pretty good so far. Listening in FLAC and it sounds pretty good for EDM.

Listening on my HE-300's and enjoying the detail and texture in the bass...love these things!

 

Skrillex + a$AP Rocky = one of the most fun songs of 2013

 

post #17 of 151
I like it but I think Skrillex ft. Chance the Rapper takes the crown. Coast is Clear is amazing!
post #18 of 151

I admit, Chance's voice is too off-putting for me. Can't get into it. 

 

I do think it's funny though, that I listen to different music depending on where I'm listening. Car? Gimme dat bassy hip hop. Home on the headphones? Post-metal/rock. 

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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

Listening to Recess EP (Skrillex) due to some recommendations from some friends. I'm not huge on dubstep and I almost never like Skrillex but this is pretty good so far. Listening in FLAC and it sounds pretty good for EDM.

Listening on my HE-300's and enjoying the detail and texture in the bass...love these things!
his last album sucked worse than usual. I'm sad that that is what passes as good edm in the USA.
post #20 of 151
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And I live in the states! Lol. Look into some actually good artists on soundcloud like Moxix, Spag Heddy, Omnitica, Modestep, and if you want more after experiencing actually good edm, just pm me.
post #21 of 151
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

Listening to Recess EP (Skrillex) due to some recommendations from some friends. I'm not huge on dubstep and I almost never like Skrillex but this is pretty good so far. Listening in FLAC and it sounds pretty good for EDM.

Listening on my HE-300's and enjoying the detail and texture in the bass...love these things!

If skrillex isn't quite your thing, but you like EDM, try listening to Bobina, just discovered the guy, he has like 2 albums, bought em both immediately after hearing previews.
post #22 of 151
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his last album sucked worse than usual. I'm sad that that is what passes as good edm in the USA.

 

That's not really right. I mean, it's like saying Soulja Boy is what passes as good hip hop in the United States. It's what the kids listen to and it's selling a lot of records, that's all. American pop radio is always terrible. 

post #23 of 151
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his last album sucked worse than usual. I'm sad that that is what passes as good edm in the USA.

Yea, I listen to a lot of trance, and basically none of it originates in the U.S
post #24 of 151

Anyone ever wonder if the music they listen to isn't good enough to warrant the equipment we buy? I get hit with that feeling a lot, LOL. I listen to mostly heavy metal and hip hop and sometimes I wonder if it's like buying a giant OLED TV to play old Mario games.

post #25 of 151
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Anyone ever wonder if the music they listen to isn't good enough to warrant the equipment we buy?
Well considering most summit-fiers have a playlist that resembles what people probably listened to in the 16th century, I'd have to agree. But I've already realized that, there's only so much detail in EDM.
post #26 of 151
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Well considering most summit-fiers have a playlist that resembles what people probably listened to in the 16th century, I'd have to agree. But I've already realized that, there's only so much detail in EDM.

 

I do notice that. The term "audiophile" seems to be code for "listens to old classical". You read reviews and they'll say things like "I tested the bass on these headphones with a pipe organ sonata". 

post #27 of 151
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I do notice that. The term "audiophile" seems to be code for "listens to old classical". You read reviews and they'll say things like "I tested the bass on these headphones with a pipe organ sonata". 

Yea, so-and-so's 5th movement. Classical isn't terrible though and I can understand why someone would use it to test as well, even my favourite songs effectively use strings, violin, and piano.

Still though, definitely not about to sit down and listen to it, I'm usually listening to music to either help me concentrate or if I'm at work to help keep a pace. Classical doesn't seem to help...
post #28 of 151
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Anyone ever wonder if the music they listen to isn't good enough to warrant the equipment we buy? I get hit with that feeling a lot, LOL. I listen to mostly heavy metal and hip hop and sometimes I wonder if it's like buying a giant OLED TV to play old Mario games.

Don't worry, I have the same problem. I think we all do.

 

I sometimes even think 'is all of this money spending even worth it..', but then I think, hey, it makes me happy, so why not?

post #29 of 151
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Anyone ever wonder if the music they listen to isn't good enough to warrant the equipment we buy? I get hit with that feeling a lot, LOL. I listen to mostly heavy metal and hip hop and sometimes I wonder if it's like buying a giant OLED TV to play old Mario games.

I listen exclusively to EDM mainly from Japan. I started with an entry rig of $450 to mid-fi rig of $1350. It was a pretty huge leap in sound quality and it is money well spent for me. As long as I can noticeably hear the improvements in sound and am able to enjoy my music, I'm happy :P
post #30 of 151
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

That's not really right. I mean, it's like saying Soulja Boy is what passes as good hip hop in the United States. It's what the kids listen to and it's selling a lot of records, that's all. American pop radio is always terrible. 
I completely disagree. Soulja Boy had 1 song hit pretty big, but most of the top selling rap albums are quality. Top 10 of 2013 by first-week sales are (good ones bolded):

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem
Nothing Was the Same - Drake
Magna Carta Holy Grail - Jay-Z
Yeezus - Kanye West
Born Sinner - J. Cole

I Am Not a Human Being II - Lil Wayne
The Gifted - Wale
Long. Live. ASAP - ASAP Rocky
Indicud - Kid Cudi
Watching Movies with the Sound Off - Mac Miller
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Anyone ever wonder if the music they listen to isn't good enough to warrant the equipment we buy? I get hit with that feeling a lot, LOL. I listen to mostly heavy metal and hip hop and sometimes I wonder if it's like buying a giant OLED TV to play old Mario games.
I'm of the opinion that Hip-Hop can as much or more than any contemporary genre for audio equipment. I mean you might not be listening to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture on the original record that was since plated in meteorite and treated with unicorn oil to prevent degredation, but it does a surprisingly good job.
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