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Old 05-03-2012, 05:20 AM
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I found that with every headphone I find a band that sounds best with it and then listen mostly to it. So I thought if we share this info it might be useful for some people to make a choice when buying headphones. My experiences so far:

Sony MDR-SA5000 - A. R. Rahman
AKG K701 - Depeche Mode
Phonak Audeo PFE 112 - Queen
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:34 AM
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I think this thread would be more useful if you were more specific about what song you're referring to. The artists you mentioned have long and varied discographies, with each album being produced slightly differently, not to mention each rerelease of these albums also sounding different due to being remastered.
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So, I have to buy a specific headphone for a specific artist??? That's ridiculous,...
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Thats what I do. if you were serious about this hobby TDS, you would too. Oh wait...I thought I was on the other forum for a second...
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I think the thread title is backwards heh
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Lets not get carried away. I think there is merit in having a thread that lists albums that sound really good on a specific headphone model. Many of us have more than one pair of headphones, so we could all give our opinions. I wouldn't use this as a guide to buying headphones but I'd be interested to listen to an album that someone claims sounds really good on a headphone I own.
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Thats what I do. if you were serious about this hobby TDS, you would too. Oh wait...I thought I was on the other forum for a second...
Good one, you had me till the last sentence
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I was just being goofy...everybody has a track or artist that they know sound better on certain sets
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I was just being goofy...everybody has a track or artist that they know sound better on certain sets
What made me laugh hard was the subtleness.

Back on topic - I enjoy all my music on headphones and if I don’t, I'll throw a little crossfeed at them. If you're looking for some suggestions, Pink Floyd is a great band to hear over headphones. Holophonics used by various artists in some of their recordings add a fun listening experience. Two for example are Pink Floyd (The Final Cut, 1984) and Roger Waters solo album (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, 1985), if you haven't heard them, you should check them out
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Porcupine Tree (specifically Fear of a Blank Planet album) on any headphones is the best music on any headphone.

.. Wait is that not how we're doing this?
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I'm a Depeche Mode fan,...and they sound good on all my headphones. And, I have a few,...
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What made me laugh hard was the subtleness.

Back on topic - I enjoy all my music on headphones and if I don’t, I'll throw a little crossfeed at them. If you're looking for some suggestions, Pink Floyd is a great band to hear over headphones. Holophonics used by various artists in some of their recordings add a fun listening experience. Two for example are Pink Floyd (The Final Cut, 1984) and Roger Waters solo album (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, 1985), if you haven't heard them, you should check them out
Another good example is Roger Waters' Amused_to_Death which is recorded in QSound
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Another good example is Roger Waters' Amused_to_Death which is recorded in QSound
Speaking of these cool recordings, has anyone heard the matchbox or barber shop recordings, really neat clips.
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Roger Waters solo album (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, 1985)
That is a pretty awesome album, with quite the all-star cast of musicians on it. I think everyone should listen to it, at least once.

Roger Waters – bass guitar, rhythm guitar, tape effects, lead vocals
Eric Clapton – lead guitar, backing vocals, Roland guitar synthesizer
Ray Cooper – percussion
Andy Newmark – drums, percussion
David Sanborn – saxophone
Michael Kamen – piano
Andy Bown – hammond organ, 12-string guitar
Madeline Bell, Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter – backing vocals
The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted and Arranged by Michael Kamen
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