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post #1351 of 5751
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Originally Posted by shadyprism View Post
 

That's a long journey ahead of you, lol. I don't even have an amp for that.

 

Once I can afford the headphones, I'm just gonna get a Magni 2 to tide me over until I can get the Ragnarok and Yggdrasil.

post #1352 of 5751

I want the yggdrasil too. Funny you mentioned it because i'm listeing to enslaved right now. The first thing I heard from them was their yggdrasill demo. I don't see the schiit yggy in my near future unfortunately.

post #1353 of 5751
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

 

Are you sure it wasn't in the main metal discussion thread? I searched the last page of this thread and "In Flames" is not there. Speaking of...this thread is turning into a metal discussion thread when it's supposed to be about headphones for metal specifically...but I suppose it's unavoidable.

 

At any rate...some melodic death metal bands I like: Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Children Of Bodom, Dark Tranquillity, Dimension Zero, Disarmonia Mundi, Dissection, Gardenian, In Flames, Kalmah, Nightrage, Soilwork (Note that some of them are not just that one style.) "Blinded By Fear" is my recommended At The Gates track.

Ya I think you are right, it was in the Lets Talk Metal thread.  At any rate, they are awesome :)

 

Saw Children of Bodom live several years ago...very good band live.

post #1354 of 5751

This reddit comment I found is gold:

 

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If I buy the Stax SR-009, will it make lo-fi black metal sound like smooth hi-fi metal?

Also will it rebuild the churches burned down by first and second wave black metal musicians?

If you answer yes to either of these questions, my whole headphone collection will be for sale.

 

It's from this link, which is an obvious joke review.

post #1355 of 5751
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

This reddit comment I found is gold:

 

 

It's from this link, which is an obvious joke review.

You might not belive this, but I am using ie800 at the moment. 

 

There is nothing that sounds bad with them. I mean nothing sounds muffled, or low fidelity, or at least, they sound as clear as it is possible. I am truly amazed. If you listen to low fidelity downtempo, it is clear as daylight. Amazing differences really. 

 

For example, at the moment I listen to holywood undead - circles. The song is edited to sound low fidelity, with ie800 it sounds as clear as the rest of the album. I mean, the mids are just clear, on most headphones this particular song is made to sound muffled and fuzzy.

 

I am not sure about the damages done by black metal fanatics to people and their lives though.


Edited by Dobrescu George - 5/29/15 at 12:40pm
post #1356 of 5751

I have been listening to IQ- The Road Of Bones

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob0OYmSQukk

 

and

 

Amestigon - Demiurg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQR3uToxTA4

 

on my LCD-X with Mjolnir.

 

Soo good. :o2smile:

post #1357 of 5751
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Originally Posted by metaldood View Post

Amestigon - Demiurg

 

Wha-wha-what?! I had no idea Amestigon had a new album. Haven't been paying attention. Tharen (the guy behind the band) was the original vocalist of Abigor, which is my favorite black metal band. He also has a neoclassical darkwave / dark ambient project called Dargaard and an industrial black metal band called Dominion III. I wanted to release the third Dominion III album on a record label I was planning. He was even open to the idea...but the record label and the album were scrapped. Maybe when I own a digital music store, it could still happen.

 

So how do you like the HD 800 with metal compared to the LCD-X?

post #1358 of 5751
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

 

Wha-wha-what?! I had no idea Amestigon had a new album. Haven't been paying attention. Tharen (the guy behind the band) was the original vocalist of Abigor, which is my favorite black metal band. He also has a neoclassical darkwave / dark ambient project called Dargaard and an industrial black metal band called Dominion III. I wanted to release the third Dominion III album on a record label I was planning. He was even open to the idea...but the record label and the album were scrapped. Maybe when I own a digital music store, it could still happen.

 

So how do you like the HD 800 with metal compared to the LCD-X?

The bass impact is not as good as the LCDs. I have my separate set of genres/songs with the 800s ;)

post #1359 of 5751

@Asr

 

I just read your comparison of the Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000 to the AD2000X. Very impressive! I also read your full-length review in the past. Since the AD2000 is your favorite headphone for metal, and you have so much experience, I need to get my hands on this headphone! The fact that it's out of production will make it a bit more challenging, but no matter. I will find a way!

post #1360 of 5751

We were discussing the linearity in a FR graph vs neutrality, and I have to say that while the HE-560 has a linear line below 1 kHz, it doesn't even come close to sounding neutral to me. It was actually a relief for me to put my Vsonic GR07s on after a weekend with the HE-560, and the GR07s suddenly seemed much clearer to me. It may be just that my ears are weird (or the stuff between my ears), but the bass of the HE-560 makes it rather hard for me to hear the music cleanly and clearly. It's not necessarily boosted, but it dominates the sound. I'm not sure if the mids are a bit recessed or if it just seems that way to me because of the bass quantity.

 

But I suppose that that is precisely the thing that most people like about it.

post #1361 of 5751
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Originally Posted by henkie196 View Post
 

We were discussing the linearity in a FR graph vs neutrality, and I have to say that while the HE-560 has a linear line below 1 kHz, it doesn't even come close to sounding neutral to me. It was actually a relief for me to put my Vsonic GR07s on after a weekend with the HE-560, and the GR07s suddenly seemed much clearer to me. It may be just that my ears are weird (or the stuff between my ears), but the bass of the HE-560 makes it rather hard for me to hear the music cleanly and clearly. It's not necessarily boosted, but it dominates the sound. I'm not sure if the mids are a bit recessed or if it just seems that way to me because of the bass quantity.

 

But I suppose that that is precisely the thing that most people like about it.

It is about the treble, actually. 

 

He-560 has a very smooth top end. This affects mids, and most sounds, and can create a as too lean atmosphere. Laid back is another good word for it. 

 

I do not consider it to be even close to natural music. In nature, treble is sharp, and pierces. Most headphones get that wrong. A few (mainly sennheiser hd800, ie800, some ultrasones) get it right.

 

I am still looking forward to other headphones that get this thing right.

 

I would pretty much preffer something with sharp treble. 

 

Especially for metal!

post #1362 of 5751
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Originally Posted by Dobrescu George View Post
 

I would pretty much preffer something with sharp treble. 

 

Especially for metal!

Gonna have to get a Grado. Always found that the highs beat everything else I've heard, but the LCD-2 beats everything else.

post #1363 of 5751
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Originally Posted by Dobrescu George View Post
 

It is about the treble, actually. 

 

He-560 has a very smooth top end. This affects mids, and most sounds, and can create a as too lean atmosphere. Laid back is another good word for it. 

 

I do not consider it to be even close to natural music. In nature, treble is sharp, and pierces. Most headphones get that wrong. A few (mainly sennheiser hd800, ie800, some ultrasones) get it right.

 

I am still looking forward to other headphones that get this thing right.

 

I would pretty much preffer something with sharp treble. 

 

Especially for metal!

 

Not too sharp though. The Sony MDR-7506 is bright and nasty, with too much treble, though I still enjoy it enough with metal.

post #1364 of 5751

When I need to torture someone, I'll force them to listen to Thrash via the 7506... I cound never never ever stand the highs of that models. Instant nauseum. 

 

On the other hand  I have a whole Grado collection...

post #1365 of 5751
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Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post
 

When I need to torture someone, I'll force them to listen to Thrash via the 7506... I cound never never ever stand the highs of that models. Instant nauseum. 

 

On the other hand  I have a whole Grado collection...

 

You know your headphones are too bright when even Grado buffs can't stand it. hehe. Yeah, it's downright painful sometimes...but has many strengths as well. (One opera piece I like sounded almost exactly like real life on it!) However, I have grown tired of it and am trying to sell it. I guess it's not popular among members here.

 

I almost have enough money to buy the rare Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000 (which Asr considers to be the ultimate metal headphone) from someone. Its MSRP was originally nearly $1,200, so I'm surprised I'm able to get it so easily, especially since it's so hard to find nowadays.

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