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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Awesome! Watched it yesterday and forgot to comment. Great takeaways from your input. It's tax season, so who knows what I may splurge on. :D
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Might not be quite right for me personally and what I listen to the most (at least through headphones) after all. Still interested in trying out and hearing a pair for myself. If not only to experience the comfort. How is there anything more comfortable than the ÆON Flows? My brain can't even...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Cheers for the input. Ya, after trying out some much more comfortable headphones (at least to me) than the offerings by ZMF, I do take that into account a bit. I don't know if I'll end up with any of these new flagships — there are so many since I took a break. lol. Would you categorize the...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal @ euphony audio usa (10% off using code BLACK-10) Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal @ keces audio usa (10% off using code BLACK-10)
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Guess I'll be on the lookout for them come the holiday season this year. :D
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Ah, yes. That makes sense. I recently upgraded my subwoofer significantly. The new listening room is soooooo much better as well as room EQ/damping goes. I think that's what made the real difference. My next purchase will be to replace my center channel (for TV/movies). The other thing about...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I genuinely laughed really hard at that. I don't know how, but I finally broke free from that cycle. Maybe it's due to knowing just how much money is at stake due to diminishing values. I mean, ugh… if you paid $3000-$4000 for an HE1000 V1/V2, LCD-4 100/200 ohm or Utopia. Once something hits an...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Matrix Audio USA appears to also be having a sale starting Friday. 10% off.
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Violectric USA is having a sale starting Friday. 25% off and free shipping.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Ooo. Sounds like I'll be buying yet another headphone before the end of the year. XD MrSpeakers ÆON Flow Open here I come. Definitely not getting rid of the original either. :P
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    DAC means quite literally Digital to Analog Converter. Anything that can turn 1's and 0's (or rather the bits/bytes) from your sound file into analog sound in your audio device is classified as such. Your motherboard has an onboard DAC. The soundcard being in a pcie lane is usually isolated...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I'd probably keep both, but swapping headphones just doesn't appeal to me anymore. I can see why folks wouldn't mind owning both if funds allowed for it. Although, it is a bit odd to own 2 headphones for isolation purposes.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    They're definitely different. Lol. • If you want fun, go with the Eikon. •If you want more analytical, go with the ÆON. • If you want dynamic bass and impact/slam, go with the Eikon. • If you want planar bass with the added fully-sealed rumble for sub-bass FR, go with the ÆON. • Still not in...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Pro tip about the smc connectors — twist the cable the opposite direction before connecting it to the headphones. Once it's lined up, then just turn the whole cable with the connector. Turning the entire cable is easier than the connector itself. It took me maybe 3 tries to be able to figure out...
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    ATTICUS and EIKON, the new dynamic driver headphones from ZMF

    Their faults imho: • headband asymmetry • potentially their weight for some users • earpad seal depending on head shape/size • the headband sliders(?) I'm being hyper critical of them though. I don't think the majority of folks will notice the first or third point. I really enjoyed the weight...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Can I download an album on/off of TIDAL any faster? The answer was "yes." edit: Time to invest in more storage space. lol
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Indeed, I do still have the Matrix HPA-3B amp. I've had no complaints thus far. It may not be the absolute best available, but the Eikon isn't the be-all, end-all HP either. The synergy worked well at that's what counts in the end. :) That said, as a result of so many folks talking up the Mojo...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Thanks for asking. Overland Park, Kansas — in the Kansas City Metro area. Soooooo much nicer than St. Charles, Illinois — no man's land, ~50 mins to an hour west of Chicago. I even have Google Fiber 1000/1000 now. :D Very happy with the move thus far. No buyer's remorse.
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    Audeze LCD-4

    You never know. Someone might recommend a pair of ATH-M50X over a flagship these days. XD
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Ah. I should've been more specific. Thinking about maybe picking up a pair for my Dad for Father's Day.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Is the Audeze Sine worth picking up at $250 (new)?
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    Audeze LCD-4

    Perceived value among consumers. It's good for the owner's wallet in the event of needing/wanting to resell the headphones. No other artificial benefits of being on the WoF. I mean — he trashed the MDR-Z1R. I'm glad I don't own one. Probably see the resale value drop or interest sway towards...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    So… not about metal per se, but this thread is very active when it comes to buying/selling/trading gear on the classifieds. How in the world do you bump your classified now? Is that no longer possible?
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    How I feel right now with these changes: http://emodarthvader.ytmnd.com (flash required) I've already figured out the layout, but the short term has been annoying. Oh well. "Rip the band-aid" and have all the pain at once.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I'd listen to both, but feel as though I already found the right fit for me personally. The reason why I feel that metal is only good where-as rock/punk/core is excellent comes down to the dynamic driver. I yearn for slightly more speed for some of my metal collection and extreme fusion...
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