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Advice for the Neophyte

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Could I please get some advice from those here with more experience than me (yes, that's all of you).

I got turned on to Hi(er) Fi listening recently when I bought some PX-100's for my iPod. The sound got me really excited. I found a local dealer who sells Grado's and went in for a listen. WOW! I was floored. I bought the SR-125's on the spot. So, my current setup is a 1G Nano with Rockbox(crossfeed is nice) and the SR-125's. This setup sounds better than I thought possible. Now, the itch has occured... can it sound better?

My question is this: Would some AKG 701's driven through either a Bithead or Micro from Headroom improve on this greatly? or just subtly?(I understand this is subjective and thats what I would like someone to share) Or possibly would the Bithead with the SR-125's be a better bang for the buck? Thanks.
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I have a feeling that you as a Grado fan wouldn't enjoy the K701s sterility. What about an RS2? or SR 225?
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Many places have a good return policy. So if you don't like them you can return them. even after opening and listening to them.
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the 125 > 225 isn't to big a jump, I'd say go for the RS2 or 1 if you can spring for it. The K701 sounds nice, but I'd take the RS1.
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Originally Posted by skudmunky View Post
the 125 > 225 isn't to big a jump, I'd say go for the RS2 or 1 if you can spring for it. The K701 sounds nice, but I'd take the RS1.
So would you say the K701 is a noticeable improvement over the SR-125 even if its only driven by a Bithead?
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Originally Posted by Johnlvx View Post
So would you say the K701 is a noticeable improvement over the SR-125 even if its only driven by a Bithead?
The 701 is going to sound very different than your 125, it's gonna sound a lot more 'laid back' and although you should get more detail from the new setup it may not sound as 'exciting' as your current one. That said, the 701 is a good phone, and will give you room for amp upgrades in the future.

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