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post #376 of 404

I´m looking for a desktop / office setup.

post #377 of 404
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I´m looking for a desktop / office setup.

Oh ok, it will be a nice little set up. I had the LD1+ and the Magni/Modi combo at the same time, thats why I used the Modi with both the LD/Magni. I only sold the LD1+ and kept the M/M because I purchased a Woo WA6 and that is a full tube amp, so I only wanted to get into tube rolling with one tube amp so I wouldn't go crazy. So I use the M/M as my desktop, and the WA6 in the living room.

post #378 of 404
Got my sr80's last week with l cushions and don't get the uncomfortable thing at all. They're so light and the clamping is not tight. Loving the sound even though they look like I bought them from a thrift shop! The cables are also a bit long and bulky to be portable but I just wind it up and shove it in my pocket. With wearing iem's and over ears for so long where seal is so important it's nice to hear a pair of open cans that have decent bass response.
Edited by lawrecedent - 3/1/14 at 5:31pm
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I absolutely love my Little Dot 1+, and SR80i combo, especially since I swapped the stock comfies, for L-pads, I can't help but wonder though, for those who only own one amp, and one pair of headphones, if the money they spend on the Little Dot 1+, would be better spent on more expensive headphones, say the SR225i.

 

That being said, in my opinion, the LD 1+ represent as much a bargain, as the SR80i, in fact, I even use my LD1+ (with stock tubes), to power my PS1000, with great results.

post #380 of 404
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I absolutely love my Little Dot 1+, and SR80i combo, especially since I swapped the stock comfies, for L-pads, I can't help but wonder though, for those who only own one amp, and one pair of headphones, if the money they spend on the Little Dot 1+, would be better spent on more expensive headphones, say the SR225i.

 

That being said, in my opinion, the LD 1+ represent as much a bargain, as the SR80i, in fact, I even use my LD1+ (with stock tubes), to power my PS1000, with great results.

Thats just awesome! I agree , although I no longer own the LD1+, but I do own the 80i's, and totally agree that these headphones/amp are an excellent value/performance!!!

post #381 of 404

I need a little advice guys. Does glue/ paint on wood cup affect the sound in any way? Also, what is the best substance to remove the glue between the grill and stock plastic cup?

Sorry for my engrish.


Edited by Ritterkreuz - 3/1/14 at 9:42pm
post #382 of 404
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Originally Posted by lawrecedent View Post

Got my sr80's last week with l cushions and don't get the uncomfortable thing at all. They're so light and the clamping is not tight. Loving the sound even though they look like I bought them from a thrift shop! The cables are also a bit long and bulky to be portable but I just wind it up and shove it in my pocket. With wearing iem's and over ears for so long where seal is so important it's nice to hear a pair of open cans that have decent bass response.

 

 

That was the same reaction I had when I bought my 80s a few years ago...I could not relate even a little to those who complained of the comfort. You can barely even tell they're on your head. 

post #383 of 404
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

I absolutely love my Little Dot 1+, and SR80i combo, especially since I swapped the stock comfies, for L-pads, I can't help but wonder though, for those who only own one amp, and one pair of headphones, if the money they spend on the Little Dot 1+, would be better spent on more expensive headphones, say the SR225i.

 

That being said, in my opinion, the LD 1+ represent as much a bargain, as the SR80i, in fact, I even use my LD1+ (with stock tubes), to power my PS1000, with great results.

 

You and I have always agreed on most things pertaining to Grados, and it's the same with the LD...that little amp has been my dedicated Grado amp since I bought it and I still love it over two years later. 

post #384 of 404
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Got my sr80's last week with l cushions and don't get the uncomfortable thing at all. They're so light and the clamping is not tight.

 

Because the L-cushions are round, which isn't really the shape of the human ear. So they sit unevenly and over-lap the ear at odd, random points. Yeah, I find it uncomfortable. It's poorly designed. But we don't expect great design from Grados--only great sound. The real comfort problem isn't the L-cushions: it's the stock headband (now replaced).

post #385 of 404
I got a pair of AKG619'S at Christmas and God they're tight. They make my ears burn after 10 mins! Perhaps this has prepared me for the Sr80's which feel as if they have hardly any clamping effect at all.
post #386 of 404

Received my Little Dot 1+ a while ago but haven´t got around to setting it up until tonight, and WOW what an amazing little amp for the SR80, running it from my DacMagic and it sounds absolutely amazing.

Have the stock tubes in it but I also ordered the EF92 upgrade tubes, will let the stock tubes burn in before I change them.

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Originally Posted by sandstrom View Post
 

Received my Little Dot 1+ a while ago but haven´t got around to setting it up until tonight, and WOW what an amazing little amp for the SR80, running it from my DacMagic and it sounds absolutely amazing.

Have the stock tubes in it but I also ordered the EF92 upgrade tubes, will let the stock tubes burn in before I change them.

Congrats, you have got yourself a great little combo there.

post #388 of 404

+1

post #389 of 404

No help for me?

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No help for me?

Don't really know the answer to your first question.

I know it is vert hard to remove the grills from the stock plastic cups. I tried a blow drier (didn't heat up enough), but the glue seemed to be different (stronger) than the glue that holds the driver into the cup. I also tried boiling them in hot water, but this warped the cup. You may have too break the grills to get them out, assuming you are replacing them with something else (metal screen maybe).

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