What are the best headphones for listening to metal?

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    #1Sennheiser HD 650 Professional Headphone

    Sennheiser HD 650 Professional Headphone

    One of the best choices for audiophiles thanks its natural, crystal clear sound. It features elegant titanium finish, hi-resolution sound to maximize your recordings and it has been made in Ireland. 


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    Austin Ward
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "These are really where it's at. You can't do much better than these without spending thousands of dollars."
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    #2Beyerdynamic DT-880-PRO-250

    Beyerdynamic DT-880-PRO-250

    The Beyerdynamic DT 880 is a perfect professional headphone for all kinds of music. It can be used in the studio as a monitoring headphone or at your home theatre as hi-fi device. 


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    Nathan Dunn
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "Looks like rich headphones. the cord looks strong. ideal for a studio to record platinum music. looks like comfortable fit. If anything, maybe overtime the side of the headphone connectors which hold the headphone ear heads might become loose."
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    #3Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

    The ATH-M50x is a pair of closed back headphones that can be used for studio monitoring as well as casual music listening. The sound produced by this headphones can be considered as neutral or balanced but has a slightly aggressive tone.


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    Janice Barnes
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "These are great no matter what you plug them into. I'll give them that. You will be generally impressed if you plug them into your iphone, android, mac, etc.. They're pretty darned good. The volume is perfect, the highs are there but tame enough while keeping truth. You won't blow your eardrum tweeter, but the highs are definitely there and serviceable to truthiness of the treble band. The bass is true bass. It's not overly exaggerated; these WILL NOT give you an ear massage, it will however give you pretty close to exact bass. That's actually a fantastic thing, learning to appreciate bass rather than it treating your ears as a trampoline is definitely an enlightenment."
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    #4AKG K 240

    AKG K 240

    These professional studio headphones feature a 3m cable and a semi-open design, which in combination with the around-the-ear pads, will bring you hours of non-stop music. 


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    Arjun Verma
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "I've been a huge Iron Maiden fan ever since I was a kid and so I've always wanted to listen to their songs in the best possible way: LOUD AND CLOSE! I decided to buy some headphones geared specifically to heavy metal fans and I found this thing called AKG K 240 Semi-Open Studio Headphones. I have no idea what AKG means, but it has the words "Headphones" in its name so I bought it. Besides, the metal parts look gold, that should mean they're pretty fancy right? Well when I tried listening to Iron Maiden with this, the sound quality was so bad it almost made me want to run to the hills. But I never give up easily, I'm such the trooper and so I gave this another chance. I adjusted the cords a little bit while listening and somehow that improved the quality. I continued listening to Iron Maiden and for about 30 minutes, it was all good, when suddenly it started that annoying crackling sound again. At this point I tried adjusting the cord again but it wouldn't improve anymore. I was dismayed. This thing only looks good because it has gold colored paint on it, but in reality it's not really that good. Stay away from this product because using this would make you feel like you wasted years. Anyway I gotta go now, there's only 2 minutes to midnight, I just wanted to warn you about this low quality product. "
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    #5Marshall Headphones M-ACCS-00152

    Marshall Headphones M-ACCS-00152

    The Marshall Monitor Headphones delivers excellent playback sound for your personal music devices or hi-fi home theatre. It features 40mm handmade drivers and a detachable cable with remote control and microphone.


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    Patricia Castañeda
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "The Marshall headphones were okay for the price. Music came through clear, which is what I wanted. I like that they come with a remote control."
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    #6V-MODA Crossfade Headphones

    V-MODA Crossfade Headphones
    V-MODA Crossfade Headphones is a crowd sourced, over-ear noise-isolating headphones with  lightweight metal, winner of 20+ Editors' Choice Awards, including CNET & Voted #1 Headphones by DJ Mag back to back. 

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    Madison Perry
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I don't like the look of these headphone, but the sound quality is amazing. Also the noise cancelling feature works perfectly. A little pricey, but the sound quality makes them worth it."
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    #7Shure SRH440

    Shure SRH440
    Shure SRH440 are professional studio headphones optimized for home and studio, circumaural collapsible design and provides excellent sound and comfort. 

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    Mark Gonzales
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "the headphones are powerful and are made for metal music, sound great."
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    #8Sony MDR-7506

    Sony MDR-7506

    Sony MDR7506 is a pair of Large Diaphragm Headphones specially designed for professional use. These headphones feature neodymium magnets for a powerful acoustic experience and provide external sound isolation and sound leakage.


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    Mildred Reid
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "I love me some Black Sabbath. The best ways to hear those sharp guitar rifts is to use these Sony MDR headphones. They have provided the best acoustics where you can bob your head without any knowing what song you are listening to. It is your own personal relief"
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    #9Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

    Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

    Audiotechnica is a reference brand for audio professionals and audiophiles all around the World. It features great design and materials in a cutting-edge engineering and robust construction and offers an excellent sound isolation to the listener. 


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    Cheshta Tambe
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "These are a very nice solution! These are great for any music genre but I could see someone immersing themselves with these and some loud metal music. These are over the ear head phones that look like they would stay on even with a fomadable head bang. The price is right for the quality."


Best What are the best headphones for listening to metal
1Sennheiser HD 650 Professional HeadphoneElectronics 16 Paid
2Beyerdynamic DT-880-PRO-250Electronics 12 Paid
3Audio-Technica ATH-M50xElectronics 11 Paid
4AKG K 240Electronics 10 Paid
5Marshall Headphones M-ACCS-00152Electronics 8 Paid
6V-MODA Crossfade HeadphonesElectronics 7 Paid
7Shure SRH440Electronics 5 Paid
8Sony MDR-7506Electronics 4 Paid
9Audio-Technica ATH-M30xElectronics 1 Paid

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