I thought it would be interesting to get the discussion going on something that isn’t talked about nearly enough with headphones, musical pairing.
Headphones have all sorts of different tuning which makes some headphones better for specific genres of music.
Do you have specific pairs of headphones that you only listen to a certain type of music with?
Has your musical taste changed as you’ve gone through headphone changes?
For me I’ve got a couple of go to pairings.
HD 800S - I tend to stick to acoustic music and some Hanz Zimmer / John Williams movie scores. Lots of MTV unplugged in there.
AudioQuest NightOwl - Chill synthwave. They are just my go to when I want to relax I’m feeling stressed out at work.
Campfire Audio Andromeda - 80’s hairband metal. Lots of Iron Maiden and Metallica in there.
1More Quad Drivers - Stick to more of the top 40 stuff with these. Their tuning matches pretty well with that stuff.
I used to hate bright/neutral headphones but I’m finding my tolerance has changed over the last 2 years and enjoy them a little more. I now throw some classical tunes into the mix every now and then.