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post #2131 of 2428

I've always been curious about the Grados now that I like the Sennheiser HD25's so much. Can you give me more description about the similarities/differences of Grados225 vs HD25 I-II?

post #2132 of 2428
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

 

Reposition the springs that make the connection between the voice coil wires and cable pins.

 

 

After carefully removing the baffle with a very small flat-head screwdriver or Xacto knife, move the voice coil leads to the sides a bit and pull that white piece out to gain access to the springs or just press down on the springs' long end sticking out beyond that plastic in the photo to reseat them.

Thank you MAD MAX!!  THANK YOU!!

 

I finally got the courage (and time) to fix this problem. It feels so good to do something myself... wow, I can now understand why so many people are into DIY stuff. Doing this ONE little fix has made me feel so euphoric!! lol

 

 

I just made a video showing how I reset the springs using tweezer....  http://youtu.be/WRXYgfIkX18

 

 


Edited by LAmitchell - 6/29/13 at 10:54am
post #2133 of 2428

After being led to this post by Google, I'm curious about how the sound will change by adding some of my Akasa Paxmate Plus open-cell acoustic foam in the cups.  It will passify the sound and impact for sure, and who knows what else.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by LAmitchell View Post

I've always been curious about the Grados now that I like the Sennheiser HD25's so much. Can you give me more description about the similarities/differences of Grados225 vs HD25 I-II?

 

Both have aggressive sound attack, SR225 more than HD25.  Both offer up-front sountstage, SR225 more than HD25 at that as well.  Everything else is quite different, you should spend time with one if you can.  I'm sure you're read about Grados around here and noticed the polarized reactions to them.

post #2134 of 2428

I received a little package today, and it was my cable order from Brian @ BTG Audio...

 

 

Brain refers to it as his "midnight series SPC"  Its a 4 strand SPC cable (I wanted 8 strand but it wouldn't fit in the headband channel) with a mini-4 pin XLR end.  I then had 4 end pieces made for different sources/amps.  The end in the picture is the RSA end for my CLAS db/Rx Mk3 combo.

 

I was trying to tell myself not to expect too much, but wow!  The HD25s always had fun bass, but the mids tend to suffer for it.  Not anymore.  Instrument definition and separation have increased dramatically.  The first song I listened to was Stevie Wonder's "Superstition", and I always had a hard time picking up the electric guitar playing rhythm support.  Stevie's electric piano/organ from the 70's always seemed to overwhelm the guitar.  I heard them both perfectly, with precision.

 

Just an awesome change...

post #2135 of 2428

Bought the Amperiors here in Sydney, what case would you recommend me to get? Would prefer it to be a sturdy. 

post #2136 of 2428

"hd25 case" brings up nice-looking results in eBay search.

post #2137 of 2428
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

"hd25 case" brings up nice-looking results in eBay search.

It sure does! I am just fishing for personal experiences from users in this forum. 

post #2138 of 2428



saw this ad on Qobuz and it reminded me how GOOD the HD25's (and Amperior) look... I love the style... no nonsense, cool, iconic. It makes beats type headphones look like silly little toys. (no offense meant at beats. its just what i think of when i see people wearing them).
post #2139 of 2428
Agreed I've always loved the stealthy badass look of the HD25. Certainly a no-nonsense headphone.
post #2140 of 2428
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Bought the Amperiors here in Sydney, what case would you recommend me to get? Would prefer it to be a sturdy. 

 

I use one of these Zomo Scratch-Bags...

 

http://www.zomo.de/en/Products/Bags/Equipment-Bags/Zomo-Scratch-Bag.html

post #2141 of 2428
Just joined the H25 club a week ago...these are possibly my favorite closed cans to date. Love my DT770 LEs but the HD25 have new toy syndrome for me at the moment. They remind me a bit of the TF10 which is good, although they are noticeably more neutral...and thankfully more durable. I have no qualms chucking these bad boys into my bike bag, just wrap the cable and go; I did the same with my PX100 for a while but I bought a case for them recently because I don't see them enduring such treatment in the long run. The HD25, on the other hand, make me feel no fear.
post #2142 of 2428

Does anyone sell these for under $200 shipped in the USA???  This is the one headphone that I regret selling. :)

post #2143 of 2428

Doesn't look like there's any at this time.  You could keep an eye out for refurbs or buy a new silver Amperior from vminnovations ($180).

post #2144 of 2428

It couldn't hurt to reach out to the owner of Razordog Audio.  He's a member here (but I can't think of his user name), and he tends to be generous to Head-Fiers.  That's where I got mine from, several years ago...

post #2145 of 2428

If you don't mind used, they're usually sold at approximately $140 on the FS/FT forum. Worth a shot to wait for a good deal.

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