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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I keep my Mobius in 2ch and will likely never use the additional features that come with it. lol. That's just me though. If I wanted to feel like I was moving in the mix, I'd just physically move around the room with my speakers obviously anchored in a static position. *shrug* The folks that...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Not to get off-topic... hah.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I've been listening to a lot of Turnstile and Beartooth (hardcore punk/melodic hardcore) lately; absolutely no complaints from the modest Mobius. Does just enough right not to be grasping for straws or go down the rabbit hole again.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    *emerges from the shadows* Any thoughts on the Meze Empyrean? A friend of mine keeps boasting that they're far and above better than their old LCD-4 — which they thought extremely highly of since their release now. Does this spill over into metal though? That's the real question. Everything I...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal @ violectric usa (20% off and free s/h using code BLACK-20) Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal @ matrix audio usa (10% off using code BLACK-10)
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    It sounds like you want a semi-closed/semi-open IEM. Something like the Audeze iSine maybe?
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Wow, this thread is still as active as ever. Long time no see, everyone. Lol. Six months without headphones later and I'm only just now starting to miss it (read: this hobby) a little bit. I'm a bit shocked to see that the Audeze Mobius isn't out by now. Any thoughts at all on them from someone...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    The Auteur should be infinitely more comfortable as well, no? Just my 2¢.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    My 2¢: get an AFO/AFC and call it a day. Pick up a $3000 headphone for $500 in 2 years. Diminishing values are solid for the used market consumer.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Indeed. Whatever the reason, it's not a good one. Lol. Then again, if you've ever watched 'Most Expensivest', people are selling $100k bottled water and $10k bottled air. Makes $10k audio cables and $6k headphones look like a steal to me. Hahaha.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    HD820—making it closed is magically worth $1100 more than an HD800S? I simply don't understand the logic behind the pricing. If the Ether C was $1100 more than the Ether, who would justify that? End mini rant.
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    Combo Review: Euphony PTS - Matrix X-SPDIF 2 - Keces P8

    I'm still rocking my Intel NUC with Euphony OS running off of an SSD. No linear PSU in the mix. Didn't feel the need to go the extra mile [as of yet] due to it sounding vastly superior to Windows 10 [running fb2k (ASIO) or the tidal app]. I can hear a difference in a much higher end setup (V850...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Are we still allowed to post massdrop deals in the thread (without affiliate links of course)? It looks like one of Keces' new products is up for MD's sales week. Could be good if you're after an AIO solution. It doesn't appear to be a pre-order either which is fantastic (if you've ever fallen...
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    Keces S3 Balanced Headphone Amp/DAC (ESS9026Pro) (analogue and digital inputs) (review in 2nd post)

    I see that this just landed on massdrop. I suppose if there was ever an incentive to try something new, it'd be for a discount. Lol.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    The ideal setup is the one you don't yet own and cannot currently afford. Chasing the dream. Second best is whatever you're willing to settle with for the time being. Some transducer is better than no transducer. I think there's some truth to that.
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