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post #121 of 821
Gotcha. It all depends on what you like. For me they are fine.I like cleaner bass than fuzzy, bloated, bass.I wouldn't say they have weak bass though.
post #122 of 821
The SR225 is such a great sounding headphone. The Beyer cushion really improves the comfort and looks, in my opinion.
post #123 of 821
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Originally Posted by intoflatlines View Post
The SR225 is such a great sounding headphone. The Beyer cushion really improves the comfort and looks, in my opinion.

The famous (or infamous) Grado bowl pads were of concern to me before I received the 225s. I have to admit that I have not listened for more than 4 hours at any one time, but I found the bowls to be fine.

Comfort, sound and looks are all individual choices. So far, the stock 225s deliver on all fronts for me.
post #124 of 821
Well, the Beyer cushions I'm talking about is the headband cusion from the DT770, not the earpads.

I also found that the bowls were very comfortable. I can pretty much wear them for awhile with no discomfort. I also think that the bowls sound better on the SR225 than the other pads that I have tried.
post #125 of 821
After I got SR-225 last Saturday, I haven’t use my RS2 or MS2i much. I think SR225 are great headphones indeed.
post #126 of 821
[QUOTE=intoflatlines;3868565]Well, the Beyer cushions I'm talking about is the headband cusion from the DT770, not the earpads.QUOTE]

Oops. Missed that.
post #127 of 821
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Originally Posted by intoflatlines View Post
Well, the Beyer cushions I'm talking about is the headband cusion from the DT770, not the earpads.

I also found that the bowls were very comfortable. I can pretty much wear them for awhile with no discomfort. I also think that the bowls sound better on the SR225 than the other pads that I have tried.
I love my SR225 with the stock bowls.
post #128 of 821


Got my HD414's. They sure are comfortable, but I haven't really come to a conclusion about the sound yet. I had tape-modded my bowls previously and was really enjoying the extra punchiness from the bass. I don't know if my ears are deceiving me but the sound just isn't feeling quite as natural somehow. I really need more time with them I think before I can start a/b'ing.
post #129 of 821
With any pad that brings the driver closer to the ear, it makes the sound muddy, in my opinion. I think bowls are perfect.
post #130 of 821
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With any pad that brings the driver closer to the ear, it makes the sound muddy, in my opinion. I think bowls are perfect.
At the moment I would have to agree with you. I think muddy might be the term I was searching for. With my bowls I was also using 2 thin pads to cover the drivers and make it slightly more comfortable, and I never sensed any muddiness with the sound.

Argh, I may have wasted $9 here.
post #131 of 821
I just grabbed my 225's after listening to my 701's for awhile and damn I love them. I am almost on the fence of trading off the 701's and my bad driver 580's for a 650 as I do love the Senn sound as well.
post #132 of 821


That is all.
post #133 of 821
Well, after a several month long debate, I just pulled the trigger on the SR225 from HeadRoom (as a birthday present to myself! ). I just couldn't decide whether I wanted the 225 or 325i, so I figured with HeadRoom's awesome return policy I could just trade up if I think the 325i will be worth the extra $100. The Denon D2000 were also high up on the list, but there's just something about Grado that draws me in like a tractor beam. I love the way they look, too.

What really set the ball in motion was the acquisition of my Sleek SA6. They sound so good that I couldn't quite enjoy my HD595 as much as I felt I needed to...there was just something missing! I've practically stopped listening to them because I like the SA6 that much better. From the way I hear the Grados described, they'll fit perfectly with what I'm looking for.

They should arrive on Wednesday, and I can't wait!!!
post #134 of 821
Let the Grados have some time playing music -- I put them on the second I unpacked 'em and I was disapointed... But now I enjoy my listens.
post #135 of 821
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Originally Posted by MetalGeek View Post
Well, after a several month long debate, I just pulled the trigger on the SR225 from HeadRoom (as a birthday present to myself! ). I just couldn't decide whether I wanted the 225 or 325i, so I figured with HeadRoom's awesome return policy I could just trade up if I think the 325i will be worth the extra $100. The Denon D2000 were also high up on the list, but there's just something about Grado that draws me in like a tractor beam. I love the way they look, too.

What really set the ball in motion was the acquisition of my Sleek SA6. They sound so good that I couldn't quite enjoy my HD595 as much as I felt I needed to...there was just something missing! I've practically stopped listening to them because I like the SA6 that much better. From the way I hear the Grados described, they'll fit perfectly with what I'm looking for.

They should arrive on Wednesday, and I can't wait!!!
I too own the HD595 and felt that there was something missing. For now at least, the SR225 seems to fit the bill for me and I hope it likewise does so for you.
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