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post #11 of 17
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Hmmm, now that I think about it, I really would benefit from closes headphones, I don't really want any noise leak that distracts others.. So there aren't really any good closed headphones for the music I listen to?
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i have AKG K240M they sound amazing for everything (minus anything with alot of bass)
post #13 of 17
I listen 85% to symphonic metal/power metal/progressive metal, and my Sennheiser HD555 do excellent.

Mids and highs are incredibly accurate, the 3D recreation is excellent, and the guitar fast strokes sound as if you actually were in the stage itself.

The only thing they have a bit low (and I'm sure it's a matter of myself being unable to tune the card precisely) is the bass definition. But as I said, i'm 90% sure it's a problem of myself being able to tune it correctly. I'll keep investigating and tell you what.


They really shine in symphonic metal (Rhapsody anyone? )


Btw, a Xonar DX couples great with this headphones.
   
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post #14 of 17
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You want Grado SR225is.

However, if you can find them used. I would jump for the Sennheiser HD600s.

The Grados really shine for metal and rock, while the HD600s are great for classical, jazz and do metal pretty well.

I would not suggest closed headphones for this type of music. That's why I'm gonna' tell you to stay away from the M50s. They're great headphones, but not for this type of music.

Oh, you'll want a nice soundcard with a headphone amp too btw. Throw out a price range for your sound card and we'll hook you up.
Do the M50's just not sound good for metal music?
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post #16 of 17
People can only tell you their experiences but it may not be what you expect when you get them.

It's best if you can go and try them out for yourself. Sound is like beautiful women, everyone has their own flavor.
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Very true, lol. ^^
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