Cool - the paper/bass test will reveal the number nature of those beasts
Edited by cb3723 - 6/28/14 at 7:59pm
@willyvlyminck you asked for progressive rock samples with "close to the edge bass guitar," though I'm more into progressive metal, so I sampled the best songs of Liquid Tension Experiment. Not Victor Wooten level virtuosity, but great sounding bass nonetheless. Although in the following samples you can hear why Mike Portnoy is often considered the world's best drummer.
PROGRESSIVE METAL extreme bass boost version
Liquid Tension Experiment (Universal Mind and Paradigm Shift medley):
And their best song, Acid Rain:
The "elitist" prog metal favorites are Spastic Ink and Blotted Science. In fact you can hear a tribute to Spastic Ink - Mad Data Race in Liquid Tension Experiment - Paradigm Shift. As for SI and BS, personally, as much as I am impressed by the complex time signatures (structured based on Schoenberg's compositional theory), the antimelody is not for me. I love melodic dissonance and cacophony, but only when the basis of this dissonance is part of the composition--meaning, they must create first what they destroy, and one great example of that is Chopin - Tristesse. This is kinda like reading James Joyce's Ulysses--it's the kind of book you'd love to write, but not to read (in music, the kind you want to play/compose, not to listen to). What I love about Liquid Tension Experiment is that they know how to write consonant melodies on top of being gods in their instruments (I'm talking mostly of the Dream Theater guys).
Thx so much, I did the listening with a Teac UD-H01 DAC / Amp on my Laptop.My cans are German, Teufel Aureol, which are open cans with a Sound signature close to Grado SR80i but with far more bass.The Music you did provide isn´t really my Cup of tea, and in some Avant-prog recordings you can find even more fierce but engaging bass playing than here, but ok,this is a matter of taste and to test the bass ability of your System this Music does exactly that. I also did use ´my portable DAC / Amp AK10, also known as Byerdynamic A200p, and the results were equal entertaining, but will do the listening again with my collection of in ears, I think the IE80 of Sennheiser will do great here,but I will Report later. I am still not sure which cans I will buy, the JVC´s are certainly to consider but so do some other like Yamaha and Denon.
It awaits @cb3723
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I have been busy playing shaved ice man and ******* with my underwater camera....******* love that thing.
If me and him can play on the same field (he's using what I got...is it the best?? Not the point... it's identical...that's the point)
He has about every can I have deemed to be worthy of Top 10 slotting. If we consider the sz2k with xx pads to be the zero point standard then cans like the xb1k and others can be slotted more accurately. The NPulse which is 40mm is/was slotted for removal as I have become convinced beyond doubt that a 50+mm driver holds a clear audible advantage over -10cm cans. 53,55....70??? Clearly better able to handle extension on low frequency sub-bass hits and deliver the energy to travel through pads and punch heads.
Edit my list. Make a new one...whatever...July....is yours
......Pass the Mic...
"In The Place With The Bass I'm Going All The Way
I Can't Stop Y'All
Tock Tick Y'All
And If You Think That You're Slick You'll Catch A Brick Y'All
'Cause I'm A Turn It In
And I'm A Turn It Out
But Now I've Got To Pass The Mic "
|Weakest sound heard||0dB|
|Whisper Quiet Library at 6'||30dB|
|Normal conversation at 3'||60-65dB|
|Telephone dial tone||80dB|
|City Traffic (inside car)||85dB|
|Train whistle at 500', Truck Traffic||90dB|
|Jackhammer at 50'||95dB|
|Subway train at 200'||95dB|
|Level at which sustained exposure may result in hearing loss||90 - 95dB|
|Power mower at 3'||107dB|
|Power saw at 3'||110dB|
|Sandblasting, Loud Rock Concert||115dB|
|Pneumatic riveter at 4'||125dB|
|Even short term exposure can cause permanent damage - Loudest recommended exposure WITHhearing protection||140dB|
|Jet engine at 100'||140dB|
|12 Gauge Shotgun Blast||165dB|
|Death of hearing tissue||180dB|
|Loudest sound possible||194dB|
|OSHA Daily Permissible Noise Level Exposure|
|Hours per day||Sound level|
|.25 or less||115dB|
|NIOSH Daily Permissible Noise Level Exposure|
|Hours per day||Sound level|
|.25 or less||100dBA|
|Perceptions of Increases in Decibel Level|
|Barely Perceptible Change||3dB|
|Clearly Noticeable Change||5dB|
|About Twice as Loud||10dB|
|About Four Times as Loud||20dB|
|Sound Levels of Music|
|Normal piano practice||60 -70dB|
|Fortissimo Singer, 3'||70dB|
|Chamber music, small auditorium||75 - 85dB|
|Piano Fortissimo||84 - 103dB|
|Violin||82 - 92dB|
|Clarinet||85 - 114dB|
|French horn||90 - 106dB|
|Trombone||85 - 114dB|
|Tympani & bass drum||106dB|
|Walkman on 5/10||94dB|
|Symphonic music peak||120 - 137dB|
|Amplifier, rock, 4-6'||120dB|
|Rock music peak||150dB|
Okay, here's my dilemma. I only have enough funds to buy the JVC SZ-1000 cans, or the Fiio E17 and dock cable over the next two paychecks. I can get the Fiio amp with my expiring Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, and the cans I want to pay $13 for express shipping. Which would you get first. The seemingly dwindling supply of cans, or the Fiio Amp/DAC with Prime shipping? I AM going to get both, just not sure which to get first.
do you have any headphone right now ? because the jvc really sound bad without any amp/dac. They need alot more power. So i think you will be disappointed in the headphone if you listen to them without the fiio
Yeah, I have headphones right now. But I just went with the JVC's. The total available from a reliable seller from Japan on Amazon was dwindling. 3 days ago, there were 50, today there were 13. So I jumped on the headphones for this paycheck. Next paycheck is the Fiio amp.
No amp and the sz are like a car with no gas, a pimp with no ho*s...
You want face slaps you need the amp and the pads too ....for full effect