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post #2701 of 3333

Hey,My 325i's are sounding superb these days,and comfy too.biggrin.gif

post #2702 of 3333
Hi, just a few points I'd like to share/ask:

1 I love my 325is and yes they're improving all the time, only around 60 hrs of burn in so far but already they're far punchier and crisp than when first used.

2. I tried the G Cushes on em and hated it. Yes a little more airiness but massive change in intensity of the sound. Hated it!

3. Coz of this, I'm a certified Grado freak. I won't buy anything else for awhile. So my prob is- I'd love to upgrade, even to silly levels, but only if I can keep or improve the wonderful crisp and breathing bass I'm hearing. I swear I can feel the sub bass sometimes! So, what Grados would keep that part that I enjoy (I don't listen to classical as much, love acoustic, rock, piano)? The RS1's? I'd be willing to grab the 1000is but as I say, that thrilling bass and guitar natural sound needs to be there.

I'm currently using a Grant Fidelity DAC11 with my pc, and hope to get a good dedicated amp too. I got the bug, helpppppp!!!
post #2703 of 3333

I also love my 325's and I would say they have approximately 30-40hrs on them and improve without a doubt every time I listen to them. I also tried the (G) cushions just this past week on the 325 and didn't like the sound either, I left my comments about the sound on the (325is + G cushions) thread. I particularly like the attack of the 325 and most people say the RS1 is more of a refined headphone although I've never heard it, For the price of the 325, I think the sound is awesome, and like you said it just keeps getting better. One day I'll demo the RS1 just to hear the difference and hear for myself if it is worth the extra 400$, but until then I'm absolutely fine with the 325, and don't feel the need to upgrade because  their sound signature is one that I really enjoy.

post #2704 of 3333
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Originally Posted by wallace View Post

Hey,My 325i's are sounding superb these days,and comfy too.biggrin.gif

 

 

Wallace, looks good! I'm looking to get softer/comfier headband and yours look quite nice

 

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Originally Posted by SimmoW View Post

.... I swear I can feel the sub bass sometimes!

 

Me too! It's quite a surprise because it wasnt like that before. Something loosened up in a good way

 

BTW, where did you guys get the G cush? Are they going to be on the FS section? :)

post #2705 of 3333

There are (New-other) G cushions on eBay right now, BIN 25$U.S., otherwise you can buy them from Amazon for 45$U.S.

 

Sorry for the info, somebody jumped on the offer already!

I would get them from Amazon!


Edited by joseph69 - 1/29/13 at 1:20pm
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

I also love my 325's and I would say they have approximately 30-40hrs on them and improve without a doubt every time I listen to them. I also tried the (G) cushions just this past week on the 325 and didn't like the sound either, I left my comments about the sound on the (325is + G cushions) thread. I particularly like the attack of the 325 and most people say the RS1 is more of a refined headphone although I've never heard it, For the price of the 325, I think the sound is awesome, and like you said it just keeps getting better. One day I'll demo the RS1 just to hear the difference and hear for myself if it is worth the extra 400$, but until then I'm absolutely fine with the 325, and don't feel the need to upgrade because  their sound signature is one that I really enjoy.

Yes I sort of feel that way too, though I just read the ENTIRE RS1 owners thread and they sound very good with pleasing bass reports. Hopefully an owner might chime in here. These cans are such great value, meaning we can plan to amp them nicely.

I've got a pretty good Rotel based hifi system with decent Miller and Kreisel speakers, quite a few thousand spent over 10yrs ago. I've NEVER heard such tight sound coming from it, these 325s already thrash it to pieces.
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Originally Posted by SimmoW View Post


Yes I sort of feel that way too, though I just read the ENTIRE RS1 owners thread and they sound very good with pleasing bass reports. Hopefully an owner might chime in here. These cans are such great value, meaning we can plan to amp them nicely.

I've got a pretty good Rotel based hifi system with decent Miller and Kreisel speakers, quite a few thousand spent over 10yrs ago. I've NEVER heard such tight sound coming from it, these 325s already thrash it to pieces.

I also own equipment from 20+ years ago, and the 325is sound tremendous out of either my Adcom GTP400 or out of my Sony CDP-C701ES. As far as I am concerned, I really am very satisfied with the sound quality I hear. I also own vandersteen 2ci's which I vertically bi-amped with two Adcom GFA535ll amplifiers with the above components and a Meridian203 DAC, which I still use with the headphones. I haven't had my stereo system together in about 8 years due to my living arrangements (unfortunately). One day like I said I would just like to hear the RS1i to hear the difference between the 325is for myself.

 

Has anybody tried the (L) cushions on the GS/PS1000i


Edited by joseph69 - 1/29/13 at 5:28pm
post #2708 of 3333

325is  #14040

 

picked them up today!!  outfitted with large donuts from ps1000.  should have taken some time off work for this!  too much listening to do.

post #2709 of 3333
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Originally Posted by funkthumb View Post

325is  #14040

 

picked them up today!!  outfitted with large donuts from ps1000.  should have taken some time off work for this!  too much listening to do.

Congratulation, let us know how you like the sound with the (G) cushions on the 325.

I recently purchased the (G) cushions for my 325's, and posted my opinion on the (Grado SR325is + G cushs) thread). Would like to hear your opinion.

Enjoy.


Edited by joseph69 - 1/31/13 at 10:26am
post #2710 of 3333

I've never played around much with different ear pads on my Gold SR 325i's but for whatever reason I threw a new pair of the soft S-Cush pads last weekend and I'm loving the feel and results while using them with my LD MKIII. Heck these can's even sound great with the FiiO E11 with the slight bass boost (setting 1). I had bought the extra pads when I ordered a new set of the SR 60i's that I planned to use for semi-portable use but after finding out that I liked the feel of them I figured they were worth a try on the 325i Goldies. 

post #2711 of 3333
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Originally Posted by KLJTech View Post

I've never played around much with different ear pads on my Gold SR 325i's but for whatever reason I threw a new pair of the soft S-Cush pads last weekend and I'm loving the feel and results while using them with my LD MKIII. Heck these can's even sound great with the FiiO E11 with the slight bass boost (setting 1). I had bought the extra pads when I ordered a new set of the SR 60i's that I planned to use for semi-portable use but after finding out that I liked the feel of them I figured they were worth a try on the 325i Goldies. 

I also have a set of (S) quarter modded cushions that I also like the sound through my 325is"s with, but I have no comfort issue with the (L) cushions and to me the sound of the (L) cushion is more enjoyable but like I mentioned, both are nice. The (G) cushions on the other hand, I did not care for

post #2712 of 3333

i can't imagine the 325 sounding any good with the G cushions, i can only imagine them sounding extremely bright with absolutely zero bass

post #2713 of 3333
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i can't imagine the 325 sounding any good with the G cushions, i can only imagine them sounding extremely bright with absolutely zero bass

 

Using the G cushion with the 325 does not change the sound in any way.

post #2714 of 3333
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post

Sometimes I would love to get myself a pair of SR-325i again. It has been one of the headphones I have loved most through the years. I sold them last year and I do regret it today. They are like an old Italian sportscar - they have true soul and their very own taste. 

 

Exactly my thoughts. That's why I hang onto mine. They have their distinct, refined character, to me the only reason to keep any headphone.  

post #2715 of 3333
I owned 325i s for a year, and while I loved the sound, I just got tired of the narrow sound stage. I took the buttons off, which opened up the sound some, then went to G cushions. I love the wide Open sound stage. Sounds come out of nowhere. I think what they are being played through makes a big difference in how they sound. I'm using a denon 4308 receiver, which, according to denon (I called them) puts out 600 ohms into the headphone jack. They couldn't tell me, how many volts, or watts. I really can't imagine anything sounding much better. Maybe a little more bass slam. That's where the rs1 excels
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