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post #1 of 24
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So, the Big Four is usually associated with metal music, as far as i know. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax. All of them are good, but they are not the best. Listed below are, in my opinion, the 4 best audio companies in the world based on reputation, and the amount of products they have put out.  

 

  1. Sennheiser
  2. Audio-Technica
  3. AKG
  4. Shure

 

Do you agree?


Edited by zach8278 - 5/27/14 at 12:38pm
post #2 of 24

There are many audio companies in the world, a good one is Audio Research, they are based in Plymouth, Minnesota. They have been making high-end audio equipment since 1970 and can still service all the equipment that they have ever made. I don't know of any audio equipment manufacturer that can do that today.

 

Because of that, their products have retain their value, just look at the price of a used ARC SP-10 preamp.


Edited by wuwhere - 5/24/14 at 5:35pm
post #3 of 24
How do you define "best"?
What kind of response did you think you'd get with such a question? tongue.gif
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by zach8278 View Post
 

So, the Big Four is usually associated with music. You know, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax.

 

 

Is that your definition of music? You make it sound like music begins and ends with the named...er, personages.

post #5 of 24

I honestly think Beyer would likely be in that list.

post #6 of 24
"Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax"????? Seriously?
post #7 of 24

Yes, seriously.  It's well known that those 4 metal bands are called 'The Big Four' of metal.

post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Yes, seriously.  It's well known that those 4 metal bands are called 'The Big Four' of metal.

 

But the OP didn't specify genre, it seemed like he was talking about all music in general :p 

post #9 of 24

Well, it's a pretty obvious thing.  Anybody who knows a little bit about music know who the big four are. 

post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Yes, seriously.  It's well known that those 4 metal bands are called 'The Big Four' of metal.

You didn't say "metal" in your original post, you said "music." :)

post #11 of 24

Beyer should be #1


Edited by Aizura - 5/26/14 at 2:51pm
post #12 of 24

IMHO, its the big 3.

 

Senn

Beyer

AKG

 

if there was a 4th, it would be a tie between Shure & Sony.

post #13 of 24
The big three are Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Traditionally, you have: the Austro-Germans (AKG, Beyer, Senn) and the Japanese (AT, Stax, Sony, Yamaha).

I suppose one can add the Americans (Grado and the rest).
post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 

I should have added the words "of metal" to my post. Sorry for not doing that.

post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 

I have a huge tendency of not thinking before i do things. I will do my best in the future to post stuff that actually makes sense to both me, and the rest of the head-fi community.

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