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#1 volta mark

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:15 AM

So its a known fact that some music simply sounds much better on headphones..
What do you think are some records that sound better through headphones, and what albums are made to be heard through headphones or simply work much better than with open stereo speakers.. ?

I'll say it now, Deloused in the Comatorium works better with headphones because of the many complex and large amount of noise that can be picked apart and enjoyed with more clarity through headphones.

Forms of ambient music or electronic sound way better with headphones, I've always found that Kid A sounds way better with headphones..?

What do you think are some of the best cd's for listening to with headphones?

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:18 AM

Deloused wasn't a headphones album for me. The recording had too much trebel to be a good one.

Gruvis Malt- ...With the Spirit of a Traffic Jam was brilliant with a pair of headphones.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:19 AM

damn i saw the name of the thread and i though deloused and kid a...so...um...i think ok computer is better on headphones too...just close your eyes and listen without anyone else really aware of what you're listening to...

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:21 AM

Yeah, i go with De-LITC, if you listen closeley at 5:45 you canhear Cedric as if he was next to your ear...it gives me the shivers.....also my friend taught me a really cool thing you can do with headphones.... you can listen to the backround voices , and you feel like if you were with Ikey, Flea and Jon.....No Cedric or Omar....its quite easy..just plug your headphones by half, not all of it and just listen......it sounds great in Drunkship!! Salsa Dances :dance:

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:28 AM

I like this thread.

All electronica music sounds much better on headphones, especially DJ Shadow.
Pink Floyd, ambient stuff, as you mentioned. Anything with intense stereo mixing on it is great for headphones.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:42 AM

Yeah, electronica music and watching the highway go....

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:43 AM

DITC has lot of little bonuses the first time you hear it through headphones. another album to listen to with headphones is Lateralus so many little noises and shit you just cant hear (though if you did not BUY the CD and just burned it then you would have no idea).

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:49 AM

I like this thread.

All electronica music sounds much better on headphones, especially DJ Shadow.
Pink Floyd, ambient stuff, as you mentioned. Anything with intense stereo mixing on it is great for headphones.

DJ Shadow... excellent for headphones... and riding down the highway...

I love it when you listen to a cd you've heard many times and then for the first time on headphones you can notice the sound sychronization (spelling bad :no: ) between the left and right speakers that you would never notice on normal speakers. Or sort of like AFi Luis mentioned the background vocals coming right at you from one side and the lead vocals from the other.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:53 AM

I like evreything better in headphones.
I ahve to listen to every album I own through ym headphones before I can enjoy it.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 03:26 AM

Close to the Edge or Tales for me

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 03:31 AM

I don't even own a pair of headphones. I just use the dolby 5.1 surround sound system that I have hooked up through out my house.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 03:36 AM

all the music I listen to is through headphones

granted, they aren't very good ones.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 04:24 AM

Kid A
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Yes - Closer to the Edge
Deloused
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (bass is AMAZING on headphones with this)

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:22 AM

Three words : Joan of Arc

Yeah, so our teacher gave us a speech today about how headphones are wicked bad for your hearing. I think it's true, but I always listen at like volume 4. Whatever.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:32 AM

All the Refused albums because you can pick up the amazing drums.
DITC For the same reason, along with all the other sounds.
Interpol's albums.
Old school rock because the solo's change from right to left which sounds cool on headphones.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:37 AM

when my headphones stopped working in one ear i got really pissed

but listening to deloused i heard things i never noticed

so much going on listening one ear at a time

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:37 AM

I hate teh headphones. Sounds better in the air. I'm nuts, though, don't mind me. :biggrin:

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:39 AM

I'm nuts, though, don't mind me. :biggrin:

muy muy div, we're crazy together!

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:45 AM

I think if you really listen to Deloused through headphones you can really pick up on a lot of whats going on, you'll notice a bunch of little things that are very hard to pick up on through speakers.
Others:
All Pink Floyd albums
the downward spiral
The white album- main revolution number nine

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 08:58 AM

mahavishnu. played really really loud




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