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  1. D

    HD 600's or WH-1000XM3 / QC35's?

    Hello everyone, beginner here. I'm looking for multipurpose headphones with emphasis on sound quality (music, listening to my guitar plugged in and gaming). I listen to rock / metal and would like something with good bass. I currently use my HyperX Cloud II gaming headset for all of the above...
  2. J

    Looking for sub 50 (maybe considering around 70 if it's a good deal) chi fi iem

    Hey all, Im looking for recommendations for sub 50 chi fi iems, since i intend to buy a pair when my internship ends as a little reward. (head-fi'ers can have a little chifi, as a treat) Asfar as I know, I think I prefer forward mids (id almost say a very mild inverted v shape) with tight...
  3. ryry1

    New Headphone Advice (Metal, EDM, Gaming) $800 budget

    Looking for recommendations for a new set of cans. For the last few months I've been using a pair of LCD-2 Closed Backs, and while I thoroughly enjoy for them for gaming and EDM, they have really disappointed me when it comes to guitar tracks - and I'm a huge metal head so this is really...
  4. yuletide

    Midrange IEM for commuting and work for metal & edm

    Hey folks, just spent a week being overwhelmed by all the options that have appeared since my last purchase, when I ended up with the 1More Triple Driver. I love their sound but the left side treble just died so I am searching for a replacement. Things I love about the 1More: Sub-bass extension...
  5. angelsword

    Bifrost 2 vs. Ares II vs. Soekris 1321

    Hey all, I'm trying to decide on a sub 1000k R2R DAC for my desktop headphone setup. I'm a huge fan of R2R but don't want to break that bank on my secondary system. I'm not like other headfi-ers in that my main musical genres are heavy metal and extreme metal. Fast, intense, noisy nonsense...
  6. necrozen

    Best Headphones for Doom Metal

    I love Doom Metal. I listen to it every day. I'm looking for a pair of audiophile headphones that are the best for listening to Doom. Money is not a concern, they could cost $60 or $6000. I'll get them. They just have to be the best cans for Doom. It doesn't matter how they handle other music as...
  7. Chesky Records

    25% Off Orchestra Covering Metallica (Little Kruta's Justice)

    HEAD-FI USERS CAN GET 25% OFF LITTLE KRUTA'S JUSTICE ON HDTRACKS USING CODE HEADFIJUSTICE offer expires 11/30/2019 "Gorgeous" - MetalSucks "Beautiful" - Metal Injection What would happen if you took And Justice for All, the iconic 1988 album from Thrash Metal icons, Metallica, and reimagined...
  8. Ziltoid2112

    Headphones + Amp to compliment Aeon Flow Closed + Gilmore Lite mk2

    I am new to the audiophile world and don't know that much about equipment and sound properties yet. I currently have the Mr Speakers Aeon Flow Closed headphones, HeadAmp Gilmore Lite mk2 amp, and Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus DAC. I am looking for a pair of headphones and an amp that excel at...
  9. monkey4054

    Endgame for Metal Music

    Hi everyone, so I’m fed up with messing around with different headphones and gear and I’m looking to go complete endgame and just set and forget for good. Willing to spend up to 3k AUD maximum. So uber high-end headphones like the Abyss 1266, Susvara, LCD-4z, Utopia etc. are just out of the...
  10. R

    Looking for BT Headphones up to 150$

    Hello all, I'm looking for a recommendation on headphones purchase, which will be mainly used for daily listening to music (movies only occasionally, and for gaming I have a separate wired headset), both at my apartment, in the office at work and during outdoor activities like city walking and...
  11. S

    Advice: Looking for headphones under $150: Good for (heavy) metal and rock

    Good mid and high end, bass, general volume, Preferably bluetooth and cabled Most importantly: available/able to be shipped/sent to The Netherlands (maybe through means of Amazon, etc) Not many demands, very simplified I'd like to be advised on some rather unknown, never-heard-of brands that...
  12. headphonesonly

    Open headphones for metal $300 or under

    Ive got the shp9500 and am looking for an upgrade. I listen to Slayer, System of a Down, and other bands alike. I have the jds atom amp. I would also be using them for gaming.
  13. headphonesonly

    Open headphones for metal $300 or under

    Ive got the shp9500 and am looking for an upgrade. I listen to Slayer, System of a Down, and other bands alike. I have the jds atom amp. I would also be using them for gaming.
  14. soundsgoodtome2

    Earbuds for metal music

    Hi! I'm looking for a pair of earbuds to use while running. I mainly listen to Symphonic, Power and Death metal. Willing to spend about €150 ($170) Big fan of soundstage, treble, bass and drums. Treble being the most important. Let me know if you need more information. Thanks for your help!
  15. SCBbestof

    Massdrop Headphones recommendation for metal music

    Hi folks, I've been following this forum for a while, but only now I got to actually make an account and join this awesome community. As an aspiring audiophile I want to ask which of the Massdrop exclusive headphones do you think I should get for music consumption + computer use. I'm looking...
  16. Immortaly007

    Looking for: "Office" headphone for progressive metal & rock

    Hi all, I'm relatively new in the world of audiophile headphones, and I'm looking for a nice set of closed-back over-ear headphones for use in an office environment. I listen to a lot of (progressive) rock and metal, such as Dream Theater, Symphony X, Periphery, TesseracT, Meshuggah, Joe...
  17. Kanev24

    What is the Best type of sound signature for heavy metal/rock

    ive been searching for my first good iem. I think I’ve decided on the Ibasso IT03’s. But would they provide a good sound signiture for metal? Or am I going to be missing out? What would be the best type of signiture/what are some iem suggestions for these genres?
  18. M

    Picky Music Lover Needs Help with Closed Backs :)

    Hello - I've put ~10-15 hrs of research into this and have made some real progress, but find myself at the point where I need input from a professional / sound addict :) I'm looking for a pair of closed back headphones, max $200. Use is for at work / traveling, so I want something that...
  19. theiratepirate

    IEM with emphasis on drums

    Hi all, I'm new to this hobby and am quite unsure of the sound signature I'm looking for. I primarily listen to metal, and am looking for something for which emphasis is placed on the toms of a drum set. More specifically, to be able to hear the tonal differences between upper toms, floor tom...
  20. theiratepirate

    Looking for an IEM/Headphones with more forward drum presentation

    Hi all, I'm new to this hobby, having yet to acquire the technical language to meaningfully talk about preference, but will instead describe what I'm hoping to find in terms of an IEM or pair of headphones. Live, the sound of the toms on a drum set reverberate and produce sound such that each...
  21. fragamemnon

    Heavy Metal cans recommendation

    Greetings, Head-fiers, First of all, a little bit of introduction is due. I've been lurking this forum for a long time and it has grown into my first-stop resource for most of my audio-related questions. I would like to express my gratitude for all the useful information you (the whole...
  22. eLnacho

    Best open over ear Headphones under USD$300 for rock/metal

    Hello I'm looking for alternatives of open Over ear Headphones under USD$300 for rock/metal. It can be new or used. My main source is an Audio GD r2r 11. I also have a Little Dot MK II with several 6j1 tubes alternatives to add more power or some colour in the case that is needed. In terms...
  23. 6PANDEMONIUM6

    Church of The Electrostatic~

    Hello, forum newb here! (Well actually I've been here for a few months but am just now getting around to making my newb thread.) Figured I'd try and get this new member tag removed from my back. For my first topic I'd like to discuss the one and only: Stax. I've owned various hifi-headphones...
  24. T

    Best cheap headphones for ASMR and Metal

    Hi guys, i am very confused in these days so what is the best cheap headphones (around 60-70$) to listen ASMR and Metal ?
  25. kyriezolo

    IEM for LG V30

    I'm going to buy the LG V30 soon, and I need IEMs to listen to Rock/Metal. I've read less-than-good reviews regarding the ones that ship with the phone (B&O H3 I believe), so I want some opinions in case I do not like them. Audio source: LG V30, mostly CD-quality FLAC(hopefully with good DR!)...
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