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post #2791 of 3334

Well my 325i's are going to the hosptial, the 1/4" plug started shorting for no apparent reason.  They are in the "brown ambulance" currently in Eagan, MN headed to the E.R. in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Hope they pull though, I miss them already..frown.gif

post #2792 of 3334
Warm weather might be what you 325 needs .Pulling for it over here
Edited by snapple10 - 3/16/13 at 4:20pm
post #2793 of 3334
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

That was my initital impression with the Magni as well. I'm using a tube dac and after som tube rolling I'm now very happy with the way the Magni sounds together with my 325is.

 

I still prefer my LD I+ with the grados though.

Can I ask what tube DAC you're using?  With what tubes?

post #2794 of 3334
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Originally Posted by funkthumb View Post

Can I ask what tube DAC you're using?  With what tubes?

 

I use the Advance Acoustic MDA-503:

 

http://kqban.fdepq.servertrust.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ADVMDA503

 

with  Ei 12ax7 (ECC83) smooth plates tubes.

post #2795 of 3334

New member checking in with 325is SN 13853. Upgraded from SR60s.

 

Loving the sound so far, well broken in after more than 100 hours. Currently running out of the headphone socket on my Arcam a65+ integrated amp from an Apple TV connected to a Musical Fidelity VDAC (version 1). Most of my music is 256 MP3 or Apple lossless (just finished ripping my CDs to lossless to treat the Grados).

 

If I wanted to improve the sound overall from my setup, presumably a headphone amp/ DAC combo would be an obvious starting point. I see little merit in investing in, say a Fiio E17 or its ilk but any suggestions on a £300/ $500 bit of kit that would provide any serious improvement are welcome that are tried as tested with the Grados are welcomed. Having a good look round the reviews/ forums on here too. Anything would need to have an optical in to take the feed from the Apple TV and would need a phone out to link into my existing kit.

 

Cheers.

 

Jim

post #2796 of 3334
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Originally Posted by jimbob54 View Post

New member checking in with 325is SN 13853. Upgraded from SR60s.

 

Loving the sound so far, well broken in after more than 100 hours. Currently running out of the headphone socket on my Arcam a65+ integrated amp from an Apple TV connected to a Musical Fidelity VDAC (version 1). Most of my music is 256 MP3 or Apple lossless (just finished ripping my CDs to lossless to treat the Grados).

 

If I wanted to improve the sound overall from my setup, presumably a headphone amp/ DAC combo would be an obvious starting point. I see little merit in investing in, say a Fiio E17 or its ilk but any suggestions on a £300/ $500 bit of kit that would provide any serious improvement are welcome that are tried as tested with the Grados are welcomed. Having a good look round the reviews/ forums on here too. Anything would need to have an optical in to take the feed from the Apple TV and would need a phone out to link into my existing kit.

 

Cheers.

 

Jim

Unless you're determined to make intimate friends with this hobby, I wouldn't worry too much about getting a $500 dac/amp to go with the Grados.  The improvement will be quite small, if at all.  I recommend enjoying what you have unless you have the disease.

post #2797 of 3334

#3852 here. I've had mine for probably six years or so now. I own SR80's and GR8's too. The 325's currently run to a Grado RA1 fed by an AudioQuest Dragonfly.

post #2798 of 3334
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Xaifox View Post

Hi,

 

I've create an account on head-fi to let you know that it appear that Grado did not reset #serial.

 

 

1000

 

Moreover, some Sr325i or even Sr325 (thank to the fact that cups are easy to replaced) are sold on the internet as Sr325is.

 

So if you have a small #serial and you think you have a Sr325is you might be on for a surprise.

 

I thought it could be a good information, so i decided to get in this forum.

 

Ps : English is not my first language as you may have noticed it.

 

 

I'm not sure why Grado themselves would say that.

 

The first batch of reported 2009 Silver 325is phones were in the low hundreds. 

 

Unless Grado was re-using serial numbers or something what they said is not possible.

 

 

-Blue4Ice silver #381
-sonh #441
-pcllau silver #457
-Dougboy silver #479
-cscott silver #481
-MacedonianHero #484
-MetalGeek #568


Edited by adanac061 - 4/1/13 at 12:06pm
post #2799 of 3334

Owner of Grado SR325is, SN #12478. Purchased these last summer and they just haven't been used enough. Plan for the next month is to do the majority of my listening with these and get to 100 hours plus on them.

post #2800 of 3334
I'm a lover of iems.. I love the sound of the etymotic er4 earphones.. Will I like these? Are they very detailed? Thanks :-)
post #2801 of 3334
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Originally Posted by pacman46 View Post

I'm a lover of iems.. I love the sound of the etymotic er4 earphones.. Will I like these? Are they very detailed? Thanks :-)

The SR325is has excellent detail!

All in all, the SR325is is just an amazing headphone IMO.

post #2802 of 3334
Ok great thank you.. I would love a pair then but I would need an amp rite? They would be useless straight out of a ipod I take it??
post #2803 of 3334

I have used mine out of the ipod and they sounded great, but not compared to out of a proper DAC and amp.
 

post #2804 of 3334
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Originally Posted by pacman46 View Post

Ok great thank you.. I would love a pair then but I would need an amp rite? They would be useless straight out of a ipod I take it??

They sound great  out of an iPod, you wouldn't believe it. I tried my 325is's out of my nieces iPod, and I was pretty impressed.Otherwise I only use them at home with my stereo equipment.

post #2805 of 3334
Oh ok sweet.. Thank you.. How much do these retail for?
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