What are your top 3 tracks for demoing headphones?
Sep 9, 2009 at 5:40 AM Post #2 of 16

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-A Perfect Circle's "The Hollow"... I've been using this is as my standard track for a very long time, going back about 10 years to when I was building custom stereos in my parent's basement and decking out the stereo in my VW Golf (tastefully!).

-Mussorgsky's "Hut of Baba Yaga" (from Pictures at an Exhibition)... just awesome. The attack, the variations from intense to suspenseful, love it. I'll usually let this go right into the big Great Gate finale as well for that huge gong hit.

-Mayonaise or Soma or really any random song from Smashing Pumpkins Siamese dream, simple because I know every single nuance. Its always fun to experience those little things in new ways.
 
Sep 9, 2009 at 7:51 AM Post #3 of 16

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1.Radiohead -The National Anthem
2.Rage Against the Machine - Know Your Enemy
3.Jeff Buckley - So Real
 
Sep 9, 2009 at 8:34 AM Post #4 of 16

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Top 3 ?

1. Death - 1000 Eyes to test bass speed and quantity, as well as distorted guitar reproduction.
2. E,L &P - Tarkus, in 20 minutes there's everything to test : synths, drums, vocals, bass.
3. Beethoven's 5th, first movement for soundstage and dynamics.
 
Sep 9, 2009 at 8:50 AM Post #5 of 16

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Angel - Massive Attack: for bass response and capability.
Come Alive - Foo Fighters: For guitar and drum attack/response.
Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber: for (my) tolerance to fine and high trebles
 
Sep 9, 2009 at 10:08 PM Post #8 of 16

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It depends on what you mean by 'demoing'. If you mean showing off my headphones to others, it would be:

Bright Eyes - Land Locked Blues
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Blue on Black
Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko


If you mean which are the top three I use to evaluate headphones it would be:

Bob Dylan - Summer Days
Langhorne Slim - Loretta Lee Jones
Norah Jones - Feelin' the Same Way
 
Sep 9, 2009 at 10:18 PM Post #9 of 16

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Tool-The Grudge, because I know it so well and the sound quality on my SACD rip is amazing.
Pink Floyd-Speak to Me/Breathe, Again, I know it quite well, and know what to look for in the song. Plus, I have an absolute reference-quality rip of the album.
Radiohead-Airbag, the song is so chaotic, really a great way to test speed and faithful recreation of distortion, and from another album that I have a really great rip of.
 
Sep 10, 2009 at 12:23 AM Post #11 of 16

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Too easy.

Earth - Ouroboros is Broken/Coda Maestoso in F (Flat) Minor (Live Europe 2006)
Sunn O))) - Alice (Monoliths and Dimensions)
Weedeater - God Luck & Good Speed (God Luck & Good Speed)

If my head explodes after testing those three out... It means they're gooooooood.
 
Sep 10, 2009 at 2:36 AM Post #12 of 16

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Too easy.

Earth - Ouroboros is Broken/Coda Maestoso in F (Flat) Minor (Live Europe 2006)
Sunn O))) - Alice (Monoliths and Dimensions)
Weedeater - God Luck & Good Speed (God Luck & Good Speed)

If my head explodes after testing those three out... It means they're gooooooood.



Excellent choices for bass response and face-melting ability.
 
Sep 10, 2009 at 4:43 AM Post #14 of 16

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Excellent choices for bass response and face-melting ability.


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Kira May by Weedeater is also reeealllly good for bass.
 
Sep 10, 2009 at 6:18 AM Post #15 of 16

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1. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, Columbia Legacy Gold disc

2. Pink Floyd - DSOTM, MFSL Ultradisc

3. Walter Davis Jr. - In Walked Thelonious
 

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