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Hi! I'm learning more about audio, headphones, amps/DACs in general and I'm curious about good headphones to listen to metal. I read about some options to doom/heavy/power metal, but what about heavier genres like death, trash, hardcore? Anyone have good recomendations? Tks!
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rastus
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Jul 7, 2021
A drop THX 789 will do as the amp, as power is key. An objectivist DAC such as https://jdslabs.com/product/el-dac-ii/ takes care of the DA stuff. Now, how much of your budget is left for headphones?
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rastus
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Jul 8, 2021
A while back... when kids came along, I went and listened to headphones as speakers were verboten, sleep depravation is real... waking children was a sin,, I needed something and bought on sound alone within my budget. This was also the advent of CD's, these stood out from the dynamic crowd with a clarity I had not heard before. Vintage Yamaha Orthodynamics: YH-2, YHD-2, and YH-3 - Headfonia Reviews I ended up with a pair of basically early planar magnetics, the Yamaha YDH-2, I still have them and they do sound nice. I have thought of using them on the road but the leather and cables are also vintage, they stay home. I got a used Audeze EL-8 as a gift along with an Audio-gd R2R 11 for my Son. The EL-8 may not have the stage of the ear-muffins LCD ones, but I do like them and may still replace my travel Phonon cans with a pair. The EL-8 was a collaboration with BMW, well made cans... It made me look, Audio-gd has a new R-2R-1, interesting: Audio-GD | Underwood HiFi The Elex stay as my dynamic go-to's, the HD600's are wonderful with great recordings and strip the make-up off poor ones, you hear the auto-tune in voices. I'm keeping my HD580's too. HD6XX, somehow never owned... or heard, 580>600>700 yes; 700's got sold after the Elex came. Just looked on Amazon, the M1060 @ $229.99, toss-up eh? If you can take the weight of the M1060, try them. Do get a decent balanced cable, a pragmatic choice Amplifier Surgery; Audiophile Quality HiFiMAN Ananda / Sundara / Arya Planar | Etsy The other (cable) chain links in the system; Amazon.com: 1.5 Foot – Directional High-Definition Audio Interconnect Cable Pair Custom Made by WORLDS BEST CABLES – Using Mogami 2549 Wire and Eminence Gold Locking RCA Connectors: Home Audio & Theater

Amazon.com: AudioQuest Forest USB A to USB B 0.75m Digital Audio Cable: Electronics or pangea The PC too: Audirvana.com My can goals: HD580, HD600, Elex - Audeze LCD?something - and a baby Orpheus Drop x Sennheiser HE 0X Electrostatic System At least until Neuralink has the audiophile version out;)
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akavictor
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Jul 9, 2021
Well, I guess I have a lot of options and math to do now! :D I live in Brazil, so it's hard to buy some of these audio equip without going broke at the end of the month. Cables is a topic I didn't research well enough yet, but I'll look into it. Thanks a lot for the help!