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  1. Fastnbulbous

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Also I'm guessing the Go eases up on the clamping force. I imagine the pro line has that extra to ensure a solid seal, like tighty whities to the consumer line boxer briefs!
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Cool, I loved my 770 Pro, they were perfect metal cans. Just didn't like the clamping force. A friend bought them off me maybe 7 years ago, and his kids would often borrow them, but they'll probably outlive us all -- you could run those things over with a Jeep and they'd barely be scuffed! I...
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    IEM for metal music and hard rock - ultimate solution

    I skimmed through all 21 pages of the Mofasest Trio thread. From what I've seen, the honeymoon period for new IEMs last for about 4 months max, then in November it just went kaput, lol. I made the dude who'd been trying to sell his since December an offer, didn't hear back. Meanwhile I'd sold a...
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    Prog rock

    Prog Lucky 13 These first few aren’t the bands that you’ll read about in Prog Magazine. Valkyrie started out as a twin guitar rock machine influenced by Thin Lizzy and NWOBHM. It seems that after Pete Adams left Baroness, he got the urge to pour more complex creativity into his main band. No...
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    Lets Talk Metal

    My metal Lucky 13: https://fastnbulbous.com/lucky-20/#metal Decibel magazine always used the tagword “extreme metal,” and currently it’s “extremely extreme,” despite the fact that they’re finally giving props to the likes of Eternal Champion, Spirit Adrift, Haunt and Megaton Sword. My top...
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    Review by 'Fastnbulbous' on item 'ZMFheadphones Vérité Closed'

    One of the things I love about the headphone hobby is that it’s still possible for small, initially one man shop businesses to come up with artisan headphones that can compete with the flagships from goliath companies like Sennheiser and Sony. HiFiMan, Dan Clark Audio (formerly MrSpeakers) and...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Fester's Lucky 13 & Year-End Summary
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    Does a "End Game" $900 - $1800 Headphone.......exist?

    I could see myself keeping my HE6se for as long as they last. I had an older pair previously, and got the newest set last year for a great Black Friday deal ($699). Their V2 is available now (with an updated headband) for same price, which seems to me the best headphone you can get at that...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    You save: $1,100.00 (61%) I bought them last year at this price, nice to see they're still around, as I thought they were a limited run. They sound quite similar to my old HE-6, and still my go-to headphone, even with ZMF Verite C, as they're comfortable in longer sessions. Oh, I see they're a...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Congrats on post #666! \../ I received my VC Ltd Leopardwood in April, and with apologies, I went AWOL on this board as I immersed myself in listening and writing. I'd say it's speaks well if a headphone makes you lose interest in thinking about, talking about, and comparing headphones, because...
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    Look what arrived this week! I lifted shade only to expose them to sunlight for the pix, but I of course otherwise keep my gear out of the sun. I'll write something up after spending some quality time.
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    Best audiophile metal and rock albums

    I really don't think it's necessary to make an argument that originals by Dick Dale and Arthur Lyman are better -- that's obvious. Those liner notes are just a fun artifact of early audiophilia.
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    Best audiophile metal and rock albums

    Enoch Light's Persuasive Percussion (Command Records, 1959) Here's a trip back in audiophilia history. A friend of mine came across a used copy of the Provocative Percussion album last year, and he shared with me the fun liner notes. Last weekend he came upon the first album in the series...
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    Yes, after Monster (the devil in my left ear?) persuaded me to switch my order to VC, Zach kindly mentioned I could do Leopardwood. Now that it's announced/launched, I can openly talk about it. Looking forward to it, and I will share a full review as soon as possible!
  15. Fastnbulbous

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I got the open, for home listening. Perhaps in the future I'll upgrade my work rig to the closed Verite.
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    The Other Metal Thread: No Blastbeat Metal Zone!

    January Doom Charts https://doomcharts.com/2020/02/03/doom-charts-january-2020/ I didn't vote this month as I was more focused on my psych pop piece, but would have voted for Elden, Isles Of Mars, Acid Mammoth and Ryte. Still catching up with most of these. Been digging The Hypnagogics...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I'm a Wharfedale fan, started with Evo 20, which I still have in workout room, and I have the Opus 3 in the DOOMcave. A while ago I listened to a bunch of stuff when researching for my bedroom speakers. My top choice would have been Mission QX-5 based solely on great reviews, and winning a...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    In listening to this batch for my Winter Psych Rundown, I also took time to get acquainted with the full back catalogs of The Fast Camels, The Greek Theatre, Keys, and James McArthur and the Head Gardeners. Time well spent this past month, to ward off the winter blues with some colorful psych!
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    Prog rock

    Fester’s Lucky 13: 2019 Year-End Summary Prog http://fastnbulbous.com/lucky-19/#prog Leprous – Pitfalls (InsideOut) | Buy Opeth – In Cauda Venenum (Nuclear Blast) | Buy The Tea Club – If/When (The Tea Club) | Bandcamp The Messthetics – Anthropocosmic Nest (Dischord) | Bandcamp Diagonal – Arc...
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    The Other Metal Thread: No Blastbeat Metal Zone!

    It's that time of the year again. Happy Krampusnacht! Fester’s Lucky 13: 2019 Year-End Summary http://fastnbulbous.com/lucky-19/#heavy-metal Spirit Adrift – Divided By Darkness (20 Buck Spin) | Bandcamp The Lord Weird Slough Feg – The New Organon (Cruz Del Sur) | Bandcamp Haunt – If Icarus...
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    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    @Redcarmoose, understood! The two episodes of The Mandalorian and The last Avengers movie were well worth the monthly subscription to Disney+ already, but the Goldblum show was a nice bonus, especially that first episode. Recommended.
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    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    I'm not criticizing, and do not think there is a single correct way for everyone to approach this hobby. What you said makes sense for many people I'm sure, but while I have a couple headphones I've used daily for over 10 years that meet specific needs, there's always a flagship level that I...
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    Battle Of The Flagships (58 Headphones Compared)

    I've had that photo in my FB headphone fetishist album for years, love it. On my red eye flight last night I watched the first episode of The World According to Jeff Goldblum where he talks about the culture of sneakers, and there's an excellent part on the psychology of the joy in anticipation...
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    The Other Metal Thread: No Blastbeat Metal Zone!

    https://doomcharts.com/2019/11/02/doom-charts-october-2019/ Well, not enough of my Doom Charts colleagues got their hands on the Lowcaster album yet so it didn't make the top 30 this month. Still much to enjoy, such as Black Road & Kadavar (featuring blurbs by yours truly), Swan Valley Heights...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Ya, I was catching up and saw this from you a while back. Understood.
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