"Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

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"Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

Hey everyone!

 

What I mean by "reference track" is that specific track or tracks that you listen to as soon as you get a new system or pair of headphones.  It might be your favorite song that you have heard a hundred or more times, or it could be a song that might not be your favorite but sounds incredible on a high end system like your Bose.

 

A few of mine are:

 

Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi by Radiohead

Kascade by Animals as Leaders

Perfect Darkness by Fink

 

All of them can be found on Spotify.

 

What about you guys/gals?

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Wistful Whiz

Re: "Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

Baby it's Cold Outside by Holly Cole and Ed Robertson

Joy to the World for unto us Child is Born by Amy Grant 

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson and the Decca Orchestra

Englishman in New York by Sting.

 

All turned up really loud!

Audible Advocate

Re: "Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

Souvlaki Space Station by Slowdive

Friendly Fanatic

Re: "Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

A Dream Within a Dream - The Alan Parsons Project / Tales of Mystery and Imagination (MFSL Gold Disc)

 

Friendly Fanatic

Re: "Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

Michael Jackson - Dangerous

Plump Dj's - Scram

 

Smiley Happy

 

Silent Starter

Re: "Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

War of the worlds AWESOME!!!!

Audible Advocate

Re: "Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

For years I have used 'Owner of a lonely heart' by Yes for testing new sound systems.


Moderator

Re: "Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

@keef82:  Scram sounds AMAZING on my Lifestyle V25 in my livingroom, too bad my downstairs neighbors don't agree.

Quiet Contributor

Re: "Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

get lucky by daftpunk daft punk remix . sounds great on my Lifestyle 10
Audible Advocate

Re: "Reference Tracks" when listening to new systems

Donna Summer or Tina Turner!

 

Both have a great range and really test the system well. Tina is good for feeling the bass especially Simply The Best! Heart