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Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by levap, Apr 21, 2014.
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  1. marts30
    I owned the 325e and the 60e at the same time, modded a bit with MS2 cups and leather headband. Honestly, I preferred the 60e. More bass, warmer overall. The differences were pretty minimal to justify the cost of the 325. Also liked the 60e more than the 80e.
  2. Zenvota
    This headphone... That headphone... what you need for metal is ultra clean ultra revealing hardware and measured room impulse response based hrtf binaural convolution with a tactile transducer system.
  3. gazzington
    So what's a decent headphone for under £500 open or closed to be amped by a fiio q5
  4. JediMa70
    Well if you talk about the 325i I agree because I didn't like to listen metal with SR80e while AKG 712pro are just amazing
  5. ag18
    Try Beyerdynamic DT-1770 (closed) or DT-1990 (open).
  6. elmoe
    Sounds like you just need proper amplification :)
  7. marts30
    hmm, I have the grace m9xx, is that not proper amplification? I just kept switching back and forth and the differences were so minimal. 325e had more treble, 60e had more bass.
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  8. elmoe
    I can't speak for your ears or gear I've never heard myself, but I've heard both the 60e and 325e and there's a world of difference between the two in my opinion.
  9. Johnny1982xyz
    Hi guys finally i was able to test my auteur with an otl amp , a good hand made in italy :


    from the violectric v281 it took a good step up , also it was a new unit that i had tested for a week so no burn in ...

    yes the auteur get a very good improving in sound using a quality otl amp . So i decided to buy that amp ... my one will be ready in 10 - 15 days...

    strangerly also lcd2 and susvara (expecially susvara) sounded quite good from that amp ... prefering susvara from this otl than v281 (i listen usually at low volum levels .. 60 , 65 db)

    all were more detailed smooth ... and musical and emotional ... deeper and punchier bass better dynamics ...

    My favourite sub genere is Power and Epic metal ... but this otl sounded better with everything i tested...
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  10. Monsterzero
    Here ya go...my take on the Empyrean vs. Verite

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  11. SHAMuuu
    I am pausing a Metal571 review for this.... :D
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  12. socks mk2
    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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  13. marts30
    How are the Focal Elex for metal? Want something a bit more lively than my HD6XX.
  14. Dobrescu George
    I tested Focal Clear, they'd work fairly well for Metal. I'd recommend Alara or Sundara as well tho... :)
  15. iPaintCode
    I've had success with a decent range of Metal music on my Focal Clear Pro's, however from my memory, one of my favorite for Metal + Speed + Midbass for Metal was the Hifiman HE-500. Generally, I never pick up my HD800s for Metal, however, call me crazy but I've always enjoyed my ÆON Flow Closed, they seem to have a lot of speed and scale well with a good amp, DAC and source. I have an old pair of MS2's (325si), and at times I will throw those on for a good time, but they fatigue after about an hour or two. It's always a battle what gives first, the pads or the Grado house sound fatigue; they don't scale like other headphone's, one could see it as a pro or con.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
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