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Poll Results: What do you look for in a speaker-test song?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 10% of voters (4)
    Clear vocals
  • 5% of voters (2)
    Deep Vocals
  • 2% of voters (1)
    Rough Vocals
  • 13% of voters (5)
    Acoustic bass (ie. string bass)
  • 18% of voters (7)
    Deep bass
  • 2% of voters (1)
    Loud Bass
  • 15% of voters (6)
    Clear mids
  • 2% of voters (1)
    Drum-heavy
  • 2% of voters (1)
    Guitar-heavy (w/distortion)
  • 2% of voters (1)
    Guitar-heavy (w/o distortion)
  • 13% of voters (5)
    Bass Heavy
  • 10% of voters (4)
    Treable-heavy beats
38 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Speaker Test Song List
This is not a thread to discuss better methods, or shale copywritten files.

Please post entries with the following, if you don't, your songs will not get in.
Song title
Artist
Genre (new large-group genres may be added upon request. Suggest general ones like pop, not specific ones like emocore)
Youtube video link, high quality (at least 720p)
Use the code symbols around the hyperlinked song names
Code:
[code][/ CODE]

Rap/hip-hop/r&b:
This Plane-Wiz Khalifa
Trap or Die 2-Young Jeezy
Over-Drake
Heartbeat-Childish Gambino

Rock/metal/...:
Chop Suey-System of a Down
My Darkest Hour-Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Danny California-Red Hot Chili Peppers
A Cold Day in Hell-Winds of Plague
Shiver-Coldplay

Classics:
Hotel California-The Eagles

Classical:

Techno/Electronica/Dubstep...:
Sail-Awolnation
Zombie Nation (Jumpstyle)-Kernkraft 400

Pop:

Acoustic:

Soundtrack:

Country:

Other:
Chaccaron Maccaron-El Chombo

Edited by phillyd - 2/25/12 at 6:03pm
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I just play the music I listen too. Test songs are irrelevant, play what you like and adjust your settings to taste.

For me pure audio setting, sub set to 5-7on the gain, and crossover at 60hz since my mains handle down to 55hz fine.
Edited by vwgti - 2/24/12 at 11:04pm
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post #3 of 21
I like to test a speaker's impulse response (ability to start and stop) and also how well it handles bright passages to test for distortion.

Inner Universe for speed, and any female vocals for bright stuff, although Gabriela Robin tracks are good. Big fan of Yoko Kanno biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vwgti View Post

I just play the music I listen too. Test songs are irrelevant, play what you like and adjust your settings to taste.

For me pure audio setting, sub set to 5-7on the gain, and crossover at 60hz since my mains handle down to 55hz fine.
this is simply a thread for suggested songs
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrallite View Post

I like to test a speaker's impulse response (ability to start and stop) and also how well it handles bright passages to test for distortion.

Inner Universe for speed, and any female vocals for bright stuff, although Gabriela Robin tracks are good. Big fan of Yoko Kanno biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

this is simply a thread for suggested songs
any specifics?

The very beginning of Inner Universe will test your speakers quite convincingly.

Also Her Majesty's Secret Service. You can youtube them although the quality is obviously pretty bad and compressed since both are high dynamic range songs.
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a good track of man in the mirror is always a good one.
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I have suggestions for, well for bass, and the ability for speakers to handle them.

sutehk - obvious solutions to everyday problems

sleeparchive - hospital tracks

plastikman and by extension (f.u.s.e.) - anything. I have never heard car, or home stereo audio properly play plastikmans bass with out it distorting the hell out of it.
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post #8 of 21
Only 2 songs I ever use are:
Young Jeezy - Put On
Bassotronics - Bass, I Love You

Of course I only ever bother to test the subwoofer anyway. tongue.gif If I can hit the 27Hz note in Put On, I'm one very happpy camper. smile.gif
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
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this is simply a thread for suggested songs
any specifics?

Well sorry my info wasnt good for you. Simply I listen to what I enjoy, not something that someone suggests. If my likes sound good Im happy. But if you want a test, here you go, http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=basshunters&oq=basshunters&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=400l5041l0l5268l11l11l0l2l2l1l756l2996l1.1.3.5-2.1l8l0 awesome bass testing right there, for vocals well Ill give my favorite band http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=theocracy&oq=theocracy&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=59300l65749l0l67203l19l14l0l2l2l1l1822l2884l3.1.0.2.8-1l12l0
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post #10 of 21
Forget Youtube

A very good way to test speakers is to download some nice free music in FLAC 800-3000 Kbps bitrate is better than any Mp3 at 128 Kbps (Obviously) Not bass lines. Who cares about how much bass you can put out. It's all about sonic clarity for me anyways

Test with classical to metal to rap in a very high bitrate

Oh and,

Pink Floyd performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Us and Them Symphonic Pink Floyd
Edited by Bodycount - 2/25/12 at 12:10am
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