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  I'm curious, why would you buy SR80e when you already own SR80i and several much more expensive headphones (RS1, GS1000 etc)?
 Keep in mind, open headphones like Grados leak a lot of sound, and don't isolate at all, so they aren't always a good fit for portable. (Everyone will hear your music, and you will hear everything around you.) Grados are also pretty easy to drive; for the same price you'd be better of buying sr225e without amp.
 Well I figured either a) someone has tried it and it worked great or b) someone could point me to a portable amp that actually works with HD650.  Seems like every portable amp is made for 16-150 ohm...
FiiO E18 to go with HD650, yay or nay?   I'm asking since the recommended impedance for the E18 is 16 to 150 ohm...
 Not to derail the thread but have you used these with HD650 by any chance?
 I actually don't; I really found my SR225 to have the Grado signature sound, and every step up only offers marginal improvement. Of course you'll find people on this forum who say the difference is 'day and night' but keep in mind those are the same people who claim to hear drastic differences between high-end DACs, so take that with a grain of salt.  If you have the money for it, then buy the RS2e, but I think the price is steep for headphones that differ so much from...
Given these prices, I think the SR225e are your best bet. Grado's sound very different than Sennheisers so it's probably not worth it to spend a lot on them if you don't know whether you like them or not.    It seems quite a few people on this forum think the RS1e are worse than the RS1i which are also worse than the original RS1, so I would stay away from them for you first purchase. There's quite a difference in price between 225 and RS2 and I don't think you would...
For me the biggest problem in all of this is that it has become hard to find useful information.   For example, I used to own ER4S and K501s. The ER4S pretty much need an amp to be able to listen to classical music at acceptable volume out of a smartphone. So after a bit of research, I had bought a 150-200$ usb DAC/AMP (Heardroom's Airhead or something like that) and a Little Dot II.   The Airhead was made by Headroom and thus specifically made for audiophiles. You'd...
 Yes, the II preceded the II+. I swapped the tubes and the buzzing switched channel. I replaced the tube at some point.
-Little dot II (not MKII)   -Within a year one of the tubes started making a buzzing sound on the right channel.   -After moving to a new place, when I plugged it in it started making a pretty loud noise. Smelt like burnt plastic and stopped working altogether after 2 years of ownership. Did not bother to try and repair.
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