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post #11 of 29
To test the tweeter I always use the song Norah Jones "Nightinggale" and some of her other songs in her album "come away with me"
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post #12 of 29
Norah Jones
Melody Gardot
Mike Oldfield - Far Above the Clouds
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Metallica - Anything off Death Magnetic (If I'm buying something I want to be able to listen to badly mastered material too without tearing my ears off)
Massive Attack w/ Terry Callier - Live With Me
Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue (anything from that album)
Pink Floyd - Money

When I've demo'd speakers in the past, I've taken about 30 albums with me and just chose randomly when I'm in the demo room aswell as listening to most of those listed above.

As said in posts before mine, it's best to use music you are familiar with as it will be easier to determine any differences between certain setups.
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post #13 of 29
DubStep to test out the bass!
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post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by JMT668 View Post
DubStep to test out the bass!
Just a curiosity; Do you actually listen to Dubstep day-to-day? Lots of people seem to use various bass tests but I don't see the point if you don't listen to that stuff normally.
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post #15 of 29
Yeah listen to it most days.
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post #16 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post
This has always been a curiosity of mine - what songs/pieces of music people listen to for reference when they've just purchased a new piece of hardware?

I personally listen to dream theatre - change of seasons (or other DT stuff...I just feel they have a great level of depth and great mastering), chris rea - road to hell (have listened to it so many times I'm always intrigued how different setups interpret his voice) + a bit of metal such as all that remains, and a bit of classical (particularly operatic pieces such as Puccini)

edit: yes I know you should listen to music you're intimitely familiar with for the best comparison...the question I'm asking is what that music is any why
I actually use Dream theater, too. Mostly a change of seasons, or Octavarium.
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post #17 of 29
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I like to test with Hotel California by Eagles. The live version from Hell Freezes Over that is.
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post #18 of 29
The Cars - Moving in Stereo
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I load up Meteora by Linkin Park, love that album
     
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Erik Prydz - Pjanoo
War of Ages - Collapse
A Day to Remember - A Plot to Bomb the Panhandle
Junkie XL - Today
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