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post #91 of 3264
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Originally Posted by ecclesand View Post
Owner #5544 reporting in. Just got em today from TTVJ. I have a big goofy grin on my face listening to them. I don't know how many people told me the highs were too harsh, quick listening fatigue, blah blah blah. I know it's been said 1,564,397 times on this forum, but it's true...let your ears make the decision, not someone's opinion..
Yay, another 5000 series owner, I was getting lonely there for a while

Hope you are enjoying your phones, I am having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the heavier weight, can't move your head too much or they will fling off.
post #92 of 3264
#5492 here. just got mine tonight. quite impressed really. after some of the things i have read on these forums i was doubting my purchase. well once i heard them with some metal, i was in love. i just got them so i will have a more detailed post later after i have listened to them for a couple of days.
post #93 of 3264
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Originally Posted by EdT View Post
The suggested MRSP in Canada, US exchange in brackets and US MSRP:

SR60 $119 ($103.69us) $69.99us
SR80 $159 ($138.25us) $94.99us
SR125 $199 ($172.82us) $149.99us
SR225 $269 ($233.30us) $199.99us
SR325i $389 ($336.99us) $299.99us
RS2 $649.99 ($561.67us) $499.99us
RS1 $899.99 ($777.70us) $699.99us
GS1000: $1299.99 ($1123.34us) $999.99us
So just to make you feel a little happier in Canada (and ecstatic in the US) here are the UK prices with US exchange in brackets

SR60 £90.00 ($176.69)
SR80 £110.00 ($215.95)
SR125 £160.00 ($314.11)
SR225 £210.00 ($412.27)
SR325i £310.00 ($608.59)
RS2 £550.00 ($1079.76)
RS1 £750.00 ($1472.40)
GS1000 £995.00 ($1953.38)

I wonder if many people buy Grado here in the UK ???
post #94 of 3264
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Originally Posted by Barren View Post
So just to make you feel a little happier in Canada (and ecstatic in the US) here are the UK prices with US exchange in brackets

SR60 £90.00 ($176.69)
SR80 £110.00 ($215.95)
SR125 £160.00 ($314.11)
SR225 £210.00 ($412.27)
SR325i £310.00 ($608.59)
RS2 £550.00 ($1079.76)
RS1 £750.00 ($1472.40)
GS1000 £995.00 ($1953.38)

I wonder if many people buy Grado here in the UK ???
Those are absurdly marked up prices in the UK, a savy businessman would open up an office in the US and buy direct from Grado and then import to the UK for more competitive pricing.
post #95 of 3264
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Originally Posted by EdT View Post
Yay, another 5000 series owner, I was getting lonely there for a while

Hope you are enjoying your phones, I am having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the heavier weight, can't move your head too much or they will fling off.
I must have a big head or something because I prefer the weight to the SR225. The 225 always seemed like it was going to fall off. These cans are truly amazing though. Wonder what the RS-1 sounds like
post #96 of 3264
Makes me really glad to be an Alessandro fan! They sell for the same price that they do in the States all around the world! Wahoo!!

uh...wait a minnit. I can get Grados at a discount here! But I gotta pay FULL PRICE for the Alessandros!

I guess the "Grass is not always greener."
post #97 of 3264
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Originally Posted by EdT View Post
Yay, another 5000 series owner, I was getting lonely there for a while

Hope you are enjoying your phones, I am having a bit of a hard time adjusting to the heavier weight, can't move your head too much or they will fling off.
I have a somewhat smaller head and I have the same problem. I don't have a problem with the plastic models with reversed and modded Senns 414 pads, but the bowl equipped aluminum housings are quite a bit heavier indeed! I have kinda trained myself over the months to control some of the head bobbing and transfer some of the energy to foot stomping!!

...ok; that's a bit of an exageration, but yeah, I have sorta toned down the head bobbing a bit. I still have to be careful looking down at the keyboard when I type though!
post #98 of 3264
# 2238, reporting in.

Just received them from SnoopyRocks as a trade for my 701s. I am very happy to join the club
post #99 of 3264
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Originally Posted by Jimmysilvers View Post
# 2238, reporting in.

Just received them from SnoopyRocks as a trade for my 701s. I am very happy to join the club
How do you like them compared to the 701s ? I was thinking about getting a pair of 701s too, but it looks like you switched over to the 325i instead.
post #100 of 3264
I ordered a pair of 325i today. WOOHOO!
post #101 of 3264
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Originally Posted by F107plus5 View Post
That's a good point! I wonder! I happen to have non-serialized MS2i; but I wonder if the earlier SR325s have a S/N, both the earlier silver SR-325s and the even earlier black models? But yeah, just the anniversary model would make more sense at that.

Hey guys! Anyone else want to check in before the scotch and cigars are all gone!!
We old guys have old school 325s. I don't see a serial number on my silver ones.
post #102 of 3264
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How do you like them compared to the 701s ? I was thinking about getting a pair of 701s too, but it looks like you switched over to the 325i instead.
Well I got a pair of 501 and 701s at the same time and I found although the 701 were a little more detailed than the 501s, they were only suited to certain types of music (Jazz etc), where the 501s were a slightly better all round headphone IMHO. So I kept the 501s for lighter music and wanted a rock headphone. I listen to a lot of Matthew good and similar music and always found my SR60s were more enjoyable for this type of music compared to either AKGs.
So I decided to give some higher end Grados a go and I was not disappointed, I find the 501s and the SR325is are good to cover my tastes in music.

The SR325i are certainly more in your face compared to the AKGs, but IMHO that's what makes them good for rock. But I am going to compare the 501s to the 325s in the coming days to get the full picture.

I always think of the two headphones in these terms 701s = A large opera house and the 325is = A small concert hall.
post #103 of 3264
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Originally Posted by Jimmysilvers View Post
Well I got a pair of 501 and 701s at the same time and I found although the 701 were a little more detailed than the 501s, they were only suited to certain types of music (Jazz etc), where the 501s were a slightly better all round headphone IMHO. So I kept the 501s for lighter music and wanted a rock headphone. I listen to a lot of Matthew good and similar music and always found my SR60s were more enjoyable for this type of music compared to either AKGs.
So I decided to give some higher end Grados a go and I was not disappointed, I find the 501s and the SR325is are good to cover my tastes in music.

The SR325i are certainly more in your face compared to the AKGs, but IMHO that's what makes them good for rock. But I am going to compare the 501s to the 325s in the coming days to get the full picture.

I always think of the two headphones in these terms 701s = A large opera house and the 325is = A small concert hall.
Thanks for the feedback !
post #104 of 3264
Just bought my 325i's a week and a half ago. They are number 5010.
post #105 of 3264
I just did a comparison between SR60 and SR325 un-amped into my ipod shuffle, I was not expecting to notice a difference, thinking the shuffle would not provide enough juice, but surprising the difference is night and day. The sound with SR325 is a lot more detailed, there is a little more sound stage and the bass is a well WOW, the bass becomes less of a background sound and more of an instrument (if you know what I mean).

You can see the phones I have owned in my sig and of all of them, there have only been two which have truly made me simile with joy when listen to them for the first time and they have both been Grados.

I think I am in love
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