Originally Posted by carp
I'll be checking out all these for sure, starting with Contradictions Collapse since you say it sounds like Justice. I've tried a few times to get into Meshuggah but I just end up getting bored and moving on.
What kind of system do you think you will have or will you use your current system? What do you have now?
I feel the same way about Meshuggah, but that album is different. I'm not saying it's anywhere near as good as Justice, but it definitely has the closest sound I've ever heard.
System-wise, I don't know what the future will hold. I've gotta design the house before I worry about that. It won't have a theater, but it will have an "entertainment" room in the basement (bar, 70" TV, etc.) - possibly soundproof, or close to it, so I can let loose with the metal. And even though I can afford more, I'm pretty cheap. My hobby is investing money moreso than consuming it. I figure I'll blow it all after I retire
. I'd probably never spend more than a couple grand for L/R speakers. But I'd consider something like the KRK 10-3 (I read the GTG and lots of reviews). I have a set of JBL LSR2325 and like the idea of studio monitors - especially midfields. However, I do most of my listening now through Phase Tech 7.5 VDT towers with two Sunfire True Super Jr. subwoofers and could live happily with them. I've been in blind tests and have never heard any difference in electronics, so the cheaper, the better (I do understand the ohms, wattage and other issues when selecting the right amp). I do like the idea of an equalizer though. I read a little about the Behringer equalizer. Currently I have a couple of JVC D-class low profile receivers and a Marantz SR4600. Not sure that I'd change those, unless new technology forces my hand. I've read a little about that MiniDSP, but don't quite understand how it works. I figured I'd research it more when I was serious about a change.
On a related note, I was just searching for in-ear monitors that sound good on death metal. A lot of IEMs sound thin on death metal. I have Sennheisers now that are a little muddy. After a lot of reading (mostly at head-fi.org and its offshoots) I decided to give the Monster Turbines a try. They should arrive tomorrow.