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Best Pairing of Headphones to Song in your collection

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by eargasmo, Sep 28, 2012.
  1. Eargasmo
    List the best pairing of headphones to song/album.  
    When you want to show off how great your headphones are, what song do you play for your friends? 
    Please do NOT list genres...too nebulous.  want specifics.
    I'll start:
    Rush - Tom Sawyer
    Annie Lennox - Little Bird (Utah Saints Version)
    Beyer DT990 Pro 250Ohm:
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
    Sennheiser HD650:
    Prince - Purple Rain
    Journey - Faithfully
  2. obobskivich
    Hrm, might be a bit long if I listed everything...

    Some stuff that comes to mind offhand:

    Koss ESP/950:
    Robyn & Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat (Tong & Spoon Wonderland Remix) [from The Annual 2008]
    Blue Scholars - Bayani
    The Beatles - Come Together
    Eric Prydz - Call On Me (JJ Stockholm Remix)
    Robbie Robertson - Unbound
    Armin Van Buuren ft Audrey Gallagher - Hold On To Me

    Grado RS-1i:
    Foreigner - Urgent
    Skynyrd - Double Trouble, I Ain't The One
    MGMT - Electric Feel
    Star Wars Main Title Music (and most of the rest of the Star Wars suite)
    Mobb Deep - Survival of the Fittest, Q.U. -- Hectic (basically The Infamous in general sounds great though - for some reason I've always liked Mobb Deep and Grados more broadly)

    Ultrasone PRO2900:
    Daft Punk - Da Funk, Solar Sailer (Pretty Lights Remix)
    Nero - Innocence
    Lange ft Sarah Howells - Out of the Sky (Kyau & Albert Remix) [from ASOT2008]
    3Oh!3 - Rich Man
    Why? - The Vowels Pt. 2
    Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400 (DJ Gius Remix)

    Sony MDR-F1:
    Orbital - Halcyon & On & On
    FSoL - Papua New Guinea (12" Original), Cascade
    Daft Punk - Aerodynamic
    Robert Miles - Children
    Nina Simone - Sinner Man

    Denon AH-C751:
    Santana - Put Your Lights On (ft Everlast)
    Lupe Fiasco - The Emperor's Soundtrack
    Michael Jackson - Unbreakable
    Staind - Zoe Jane

    Audio Technica ATH-ESW9:
    Rex Mundi ft Susana - Nothing At All
    Girls' Generation - Run Devil Run, Genie
    Velvet Acid Christ - Hypersphere
    ATC - Around The World

    And honorable mentioned:

    Koss ESP/10:
    Johnny Cash - Hurt
    NIN - The Day The World Went Away
    Moby - Extreme Ways

    I also think the Sony MDR-SA5000 were designed exclusively for Michael Jackson's music, and that the Ultrasone HFI-2400 are fantastic with stuff like The Used, GLU, Nirvana, and No Doubt.

    The broader themes are, if you're trying to keep up:

    I like the ESP/950 for trance and pop; the RS-1 for rock, hip hop, and orchestral; the PRO2900 for techno, electro, house, and dub; the MDR-F1 for airy fluff; the ESW9 for vocals and darker trance/techno; and the 751 with "easy listening" (for lack of a better word). This doesn't mean I exclusively preference one headphone over another for those genres though. I'm pretty eclectic in my tastes, which spreads to what headphones I pick when I want to listen to music.
  3. warrenpchi Administrator
    obobs, you listen to 3Oh!3? 

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