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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Thanks George. I'm out of the Headfi loop these days and I just wanted to know from a rock/metal perspective if the hype was legit. Apprec!
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Hey guys, looking for a mid tier DAP. fIIo M11 is getting a lot of good reviews. Any thoughts on on this DAP for rock and metal?
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    Lets Talk Metal

    Hey Redcar, I haven't posted here in a long time, but I get this thread sent to my email that I put in a separate folder and go trough it from time time. I always read your posts when I'm here and you gave me some great DM back in the day. Vader! Thought I'd chime in as I've also had the dangest...
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    Lets Talk Metal

    Hey guys, I haven't been post much here lately, but I still lurk to see what's up. I just posted my top 50 albums of 2017 over at M-F. A little late to the party as I picked up crazy amounts of music over the last few weeks to assimilate. Here's my list sans album writes ups: 50...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Hansotek, as usual you knocked it out of the park. Remember these posts? I went to Capital Audio Fest today and I was thrilled to see Periodic Audio was attending. I've had those Beryllium in my mind since your post back in July. I went through their line up with my Ipod-just an Ipod, and the...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    That might be the way to go. I was thinking initially of a DAP to store my music, but the memory card would take care of some of that. A little higher end than I was thinking, but it would solve several audio problems in one fell swoop. It wouldn't limit the kind of HP either. Would that...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    You guys are awesome-I'm working from complete ignorance. Here's my issue, I downloaded my entire CD library a couple of years ago which took months, and threw everything on a NAS that I use with SONOS as a transport through a dedicated Nuprime DAC/Pre/HP amp and that is the brains of my two...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Thanks. What kind of sources were you/do you use with your IEMs. I'm hoping to use them at the gym with an Ipod and at work with a desk amp/DAC. I'm guessing a lot of you guys are using higher end DAPS. Just curious. Also do the the nicer IEMS come with ends for How about amplification for...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I've been enjoying my Shure SE215 more than I thought it would. Coming from Hifman's RE-400 and then Etymotic hf5 (which I liked quite a bit for the detail and clarity), these guys have more bass presence, a warmer sound sig and recessed highs-normally not a good thing, but it makes this little...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    For two grand they better be-holy crap! I'm not spending over $150 or so. I don't see using IEMs for dedicated listening and don't really like IEMs (things sticking in my ear canal isn't my favorite) other than utility when I'm at the gym, etc.
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    Lets Talk Metal

    Hey guys, I dropped off the grid when Headfi went offline. My log-in or PW wasn't recognized. Just reset my PW and I look forward to catching up on the metal discussion. New metal for me has been Loss, Nokturnal Mortum, Sabbath Assembly, Solstafir, Havukruunu, Ungfell, Ruins of Beverast and...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Those sound like killer headphones. I hope you find your audio nirvana with them!
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Oh, the X is a great headphone. I could have been happy with one.   I'm using a Nuprime DAC-1Oh. It's one of these hub multi tasking units-DAC/PRE and HP amp. It's been ideal for me as I can switch inputs and switch from headphones to speakers with the ease of a remote.  It took care of...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I've been quite happy with my LCD-3-it's endgame for me.  I have a Dharma which I've kept as they contrast quite well. That said, I listen to a set-up that accommodates speakers and headphones in the same rig, and I've been using my speakers more than my Headphones. But, headphones for extreme...
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    Lets Talk Metal

      Well, that's definitely the trend. I think metal fans, maybe along with jazz/classical fans are the exception. If anything, I might pick up a different master like the 80's Black Sabbath Castle masters or the recent Beatles remasters from 2009 which I do think sound appreciably better than...
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