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post #511 of 571

I love 225

post #512 of 571
As much as I love my RS1i, and as good as they are, I am re-falling in love with my 225i's and am totally rocking out to them right now.

So much fun!
post #513 of 571

Had some spare time today so i dusted off the old sr225i's to give the tape mod a try and i was quite impressed. However i'm not impressed by how horrible it makes them look lol. I ended up finding an old plastic bottle that has the same circumference as the pads and i cut 2 rings out of it. Again i was quite impressed by how great the bass sounded, they dont look half as bad as the tape and are easy to put on and take off as needed. Now i just need to find the same sized bottle in a colour to suit!

post #514 of 571
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Originally Posted by chailee80 View Post
 

Had some spare time today so i dusted off the old sr225i's to give the tape mod a try and i was quite impressed. However i'm not impressed by how horrible it makes them look lol. I ended up finding an old plastic bottle that has the same circumference as the pads and i cut 2 rings out of it. Again i was quite impressed by how great the bass sounded, they dont look half as bad as the tape and are easy to put on and take off as needed. Now i just need to find the same sized bottle in a colour to suit!


Just grab some ttvj flat pads....more bass.....no mods needed.

post #515 of 571
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 


Just grab some ttvj flat pads....more bass.....no mods needed.


I have to second that suggestion.  I like both mods, but the flats seem to work even better than tape (or bottles)

post #516 of 571
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 


Just grab some ttvj flat pads....more bass.....no mods needed.


Thanks i'll check them out. Hopfeully they post to Australia.

 

On a side note i put the g-cush pads on today and tried the tape mod on them and it seems to work quite well also. Better soundstage, better bass and tames the highs a little. Only problem is keeping the tape over the cone shaped part of the foam, damn stuff keeps coming off lol.

post #517 of 571

I have my Grado sr 225i with G cush and they are amazing much more comfortable than the L cush and i feel like they sound much better.

post #518 of 571
Just ordered a used pair of 225 on eBay for $135 including shipping. Been curious lately about the Grado sound compared to my current collection. The sr-60 were my first hp above $40 and I sold them once I got above $300 hps. And now im very happy with my hifiman and hd 600, but I think I'm ready to
hear those Grados rock. And from what I read they do.
post #519 of 571
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Originally Posted by JamesHuntington View Post

Just ordered a used pair of 225 on eBay for $135 including shipping. Been curious lately about the Grado sound compared to my current collection. The sr-60 were my first hp above $40 and I sold them once I got above $300 hps. And now im very happy with my hifiman and hd 600, but I think I'm ready to
hear those Grados rock. And from what I read they do.

Congrats man, that's a steal! Many agree that the 225 is the best bang for your buck in the Grado lineup. Can't wait to hear your impressions after they get some head time!

post #520 of 571
Yes a great deal since I was about to pay about twice that for the 325i. But they're used so I'm taking that chance too. I have them sent to a place I only go once a month so I won't hear them till June. I was kind of bummed that I sold my sr-60 too because they were the pink speaker ones and I've actually been meaning to replace them if possible. Hopefully these will do. I was searching buy it now and newly listed of "grado" on eBay for about a week before finding this deal.
That said, I'm already thinking about getting the g-Cush pads, or whatever they're called. Maybe I'll find some before hand, but a quick search got me nowhere.
Edited by JamesHuntington - 5/12/14 at 8:40am
post #521 of 571

I've been listening to my new 225is.  My amp hasn't come in yet and I don't know if they're fully broken in yet but they're sounding good to me.  I'm pleased to find that I don't agree with some of the negatives I've read about them.  I don't find the highs to be harsh and the low bass response seems ample for me.

 

This is my first open back pair of cans though and the only downside so far is I'm surprised at how much ambient sound they let in, more than I expected.  I have a fairly loud computer and it can be distracting depending on what type of music I'm listening to.

post #522 of 571
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Originally Posted by Wheezy View Post
 

I've been listening to my new 225is.  My amp hasn't come in yet and I don't know if they're fully broken in yet but they're sounding good to me.  I'm pleased to find that I don't agree with some of the negatives I've read about them.  I don't find the highs to be harsh and the low bass response seems ample for me.

 

This is my first open back pair of cans though and the only downside so far is I'm surprised at how much ambient sound they let in, more than I expected.  I have a fairly loud computer and it can be distracting depending on what type of music I'm listening to.


Welcome to the world of Grado!

 

Yeah, they let a lot of noise in a times, which is handy if I'm waiting for a call.

post #523 of 571
Just picked the sr225 I ordered on eBay up from the parents, and wow! They are good, even from my iPod. I was hoping for something that would be loud from my iPod, had good bass and play rock nicely. I'm very happy. I got a great deal
post #524 of 571

The 225 is great for rock & blues.....congrats, they are great cans.

post #525 of 571
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Originally Posted by JamesHuntington View Post

Just picked the sr225 I ordered on eBay up from the parents, and wow! They are good, even from my iPod. I was hoping for something that would be loud from my iPod, had good bass and play rock nicely. I'm very happy. I got a great deal


They really sound good straight from an Ipod or smartphone.

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