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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post

I recommend the following in no particular order:

- Enya
- Evanescence
- En Vogue
- Whitney Houston
- If you speak Mandarin or want to hear a honey sweet voice, I highly recommend Teresa Teng

That's an interesting group. What kind of music do you listen to the most?
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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post

I recommend the following in no particular order:

- Enya
- Evanescence
- En Vogue
- Whitney Houston
- If you speak Mandarin or want to hear a honey sweet voice, I highly recommend Teresa Teng

Thanks for this post. thumb.gif

Growing up I heard some of these groups like Enya and Evanescene on the radio and eventually they got lost in all of the owl city junk we have today. It is always nice to rediscover music smile.gif

Whitney Houston I should have seen coming.

Teresa Teng is definitely a hidden gem. I wish there were better methods of sampling her music though. The videos she is in does not do her voice justice.

Other than Norah Jones, Jennifer Warrens ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BD7CFwiIsI), and a couple Japanese bands the only thing I have for female vocals are rock bands. Enya and Evanescene are definitely joining my library smile.gif
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That's an interesting group. What kind of music do you listen to the most?

- Traditional Chinese (Teresa Teng and a few other names I can no longer remember or read)
- Earth, Wind, Fire (which encompasses a wide range of genres)
- Rock (Pink Floyd, U2, Green Day, Nirvana, Crooked Vulture, Ozzie)
- Soul and R&B (Mostly old school like En Vogue and Boys II Men)
- Electronic (Daft Punk, Nero, some other dubstep)
- Piano Concertos
- Orchestral and Symphonies and other classicals
- Jazz (mostly Kenny G)
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Thanks for this post. thumb.gif

Growing up I heard some of these groups like Enya and Evanescene on the radio and eventually they got lost in all of the owl city junk we have today. It is always nice to rediscover music smile.gif

Whitney Houston I should have seen coming.

Not a problem at all. Enya is one of my favorites.

Just to clarify, I mean pre-crackhead Whitney when she was still singing her blessed heart out.
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only reason i got the white v modas.. saw someone post up there shadows earlier and they were lookinnn nice

Thanks for the compliment! biggrin.gif

M-100 owners unite!!! wheee.gif
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You should the the AKG K550. The sound was pretty unbalanced, but the vocals were incredible compared to audio technica 900x and either the sennheiser 598 or 650 (I don't remember which one). At least for female vocals, they were so clear and realistic sounding.

Don't need to try any other headphone for vocals when I have these:


As far as vocals and acoustic are concerned, the only thing I'd consider an upgrade would be the MDR-R10. tongue.gif

But when I had the Q701s, I wasn't impressed enough with their female vocal performance to extend into the portfolio. I'll admit I was heavily interested in the K550 when I was trying the A900X.
What headphones are in that picture? Hm yeah so was I until I realized how there is no bass in the K550. frown.gif but I guess there are tradeoffs. I often heard the people prefer the K550 over the Q701s right? The K550s are supposed to be like open air anyway even though they are closed.

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Did some ABX testing of FLAC vs. 320 mp3 with foobar tonight, pretty interesting. Only tested for a few minutes on a track I know rather well and couldn't reliably pick which was which. Ill be interested to try it when I am more in the mood to really listen for differences. Not sure on board sound and M50s are the best to hear the differences on either.
I found that to tell the difference with higher bitrates, at least for the songs that I listen to, you have to listen to songs with a long of different bass and with vocals at the same time. And then maybe another background sound as well.

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You should the the AKG K550. The sound was pretty unbalanced, but the vocals were incredible compared to audio technica 900x and either the sennheiser 598 or 650 (I don't remember which one). At least for female vocals, they were so clear and realistic sounding.

Huh. What sort of female vocals are you listening to? I know I will probably get chewed out for liking this group...but I thought the cranberries and even norah jones weren't the best. The sound stage wasn't that great either.

Mind sharing more info?
oh wow I recognize some of norah's songs. Thanks guys. smile.gif Pretty nice.
Although songs from the 1990s I prefer electronic or if I can find some good rock.

I don't really remember how the sound stage was, but I think it was pretty good for a closed headphone. I think it was a weird kind of soundstage though. It was not even around the whole head I think.

Since I haven't updated anything on my ipod for so long I can check smile.gif What I had on my 8GB ipod ( :/ ) when I tried them out was:
David Guetta - Titanium
I might have tried out "The Glitch Mob - Between Two Points feat. Swan"
Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA
Ellie Goulding - Lights (Bassnectar remix)
Edward Maya - Stereo Love feat. Alicia
And I think some songs from Woodkid

So I think in that order the differences between the headphones for vocals were most noticeable. Sorry for the typical songs but those were all I had on me at the time. smile.gif
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I recommend the following in no particular order:

- Enya
- Evanescence
- En Vogue
- Whitney Houston
- If you speak Mandarin or want to hear a honey sweet voice, I highly recommend Teresa Teng

Thanks for this post. thumb.gif

Growing up I heard some of these groups like Enya and Evanescene on the radio and eventually they got lost in all of the owl city junk we have today. It is always nice to rediscover music smile.gif

Whitney Houston I should have seen coming.

Teresa Teng is definitely a hidden gem. I wish there were better methods of sampling her music though. The videos she is in does not do her voice justice.

Other than Norah Jones, Jennifer Warrens ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BD7CFwiIsI), and a couple Japanese bands the only thing I have for female vocals are rock bands. Enya and Evanescene are definitely joining my library smile.gif
Could you share with me some of those japanese rock bands? I really appreciate japanese rock music.
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What headphones are in that picture? Hm yeah so was I until I realized how there is no bass in the K550. frown.gif but I guess there are tradeoffs. I often heard the people prefer the K550 over the Q701s right? The K550s are supposed to be like open air anyway even though they are closed.

Update: I was wrong. Double checked the member list entry. tongue.gif They are actually the Audio Technica W3000ANV and look gorgeous.

Those look like the Audio Technica W1000XW3000ANV, but the wood seems darker in that picture so i could be wrong.
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 5/21/13 at 12:17am
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Well either way they look beautiful and too expensive for me for a while. tongue.gif
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Could you share with me some of those japanese rock bands? I really appreciate japanese rock music.

Scandal is probably a more recognized band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYV-XJdzupY Their music is hard to find though. Youtube is the only decent source I have been able to find, and chances are you will run into anime left and right. Their music has been used for movies, shows, and anime, so you might have to wade through some other japanese media to really build up a decent library.

THYME is a good, but their music ranges so widely that I really wouldn't call them a rock band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAVSENFSKwk

Those are the two that come to mind at 3 in the morning tongue.gif If I think of others, I will let you know for sure thumb.gif
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Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA

............................I see why you needed the japanese bands. tongue.gif
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