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Any suggestions for good music that I should look for that'll put my 5.1 speakers (even if I have to CMS-3D is or whatever on my X-Fi) to the test?

Im currently on Coldplay's Viva La Vida and Death With All His Friends in FLAC, and I must say I'm quite impressed with the Prelude.
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daft punk
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depends, what do you like?
Pink Floyd is always great to blast, especially in 5.1
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Rhapsody!

Rammstein!
    
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They are very love/hate, but when I'm testing a new pair of headphones I always make sure to play Dragonforce at least once. There is absolutely no other from of rock (that I know of) that places such demand in all freq. areas. Even Grado seems to struggle at getting the instrumentation to sound "correct".
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post #6 of 31
Some power rock (Dragonforce, Wintersun) is good to test the mid range frequencies and to check for blurring. To test high and lows, get some techno or trance music. For fidelity and clarity get some orchestral pieces with a cello solo.
post #7 of 31
Poop on Coldplay... Don't know why, I just can't stand them.

For bands that write intriguing songs, and have great sound quality:
- Coheed and Cambria
- Dream Theater
- Mute Math
- Matchbook Romance
- Showbread

That's what I would listen to to try to hit all of the different styles of music, and test your speakers in every department.
    
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post #8 of 31
I wouldnt suggest any techno or europop. Trance for highs and some deep house for lows.
    
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post #9 of 31
I usually listen to Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits, or 1812 Overture played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Travelogue album by Joni Mitchell at times, Puttin' it down LP by Terry Evans and Peter Gabriel's Shaking the Tree.

Although I personally haven't listened to any 5.1 set which I prefer over 2.0 / 2.1 For listening to music, a good set of stereo speakers is highly recommendable in my point of view. But those tracks usually give me a good impression of what I'm listening to. Although I have to add that I'm not listening from a computer, but from hifi equipment.
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post #10 of 31

Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Slayer, Tiesto, Marco V. If another person says cheezy Dragonforce I will have to smack them over the head with my Guitar.

Btw If ya like dragonforce watch this -

I nearly fell off my chair laughing its effing great.
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