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post #16 of 63
If you can, definitely listen to several headphones before you buy. After you listen, you may suddenly be able to spring for the extra $100 for the 225s. But, the SR-60s and SR-80 are great cans. If I had to choose one, I would go with the SR-80 because of the bowls...much nicer bass and a bit more detailed.
post #17 of 63
Yip... definitely listen if you can. You'll be able to find out a lot more about what fits you!

I'd still recommend KSC75 (w/headband $20), Alessandro MS-1 ($100), Grado SR-225 ($200). . . all in USD.

G'luck!
post #18 of 63
When I tried all three headphones mentioned, I liked the SR-60s the best. The 80 and the 125 seemed too bright for me. This was only hooked up to my ZV:M though. Since then, I've only tried the SR-60s amped (GV6) with apuresound 75ohm adapter and noticed an improved sound quality .
post #19 of 63
Thread Starter 
Ya, I've heard that the SR80 and up are a bit brighter than the SR60s. I guess i could go down to BBR just to try some out...

Oh and i already have KSC-75s, GREAT VALUE!!! But i think just need a step up from the KSC-75s and the Grados are intended to fill that spot. Seems like i'll probably go with the SR60s or SR80s and when i have the money upgrade to the SR225 later on.

It seems like some people like the bowls of the SR80s but some think its too bright...
post #20 of 63
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Originally Posted by HiWire View Post
I would shoot for the Alessandro MS-1 or a good pair of used SR-225s... best value for the money.
*DING* we have a winner!

Then roll pads to suit your taste / preferences.
post #21 of 63
Thread Starter 
Ya... but it's currently out of my budget... unless i can find them for under $100 CAD... that's why i'm only considering the SR60 and SR80s...
post #22 of 63
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I guess i could go down to BBR just to try some out...
Definitely go down to Bay Bloor Radio. Where the heck else are you going to hear all the Grados up to the RS-2 in one place, alongside a big selection of Sennheisers and maybe the AKG (outside of the upcoming Toronto meet). If $100 is a lot of money to you, make the trip and listen for yourself. It's a valuable learning experience, although their prices are generally steep for the products they sell.
post #23 of 63
Thread Starter 
Ya, i think i'll probably go to the Toronto Meet first then decide what i should go with. Thanks for all the help!
post #24 of 63
The brightness of the 80's is something I miss. They gave the phones that extra edge. On some recordings the feeling was awesome. Granted there were some recordings that could hurt your ears. They would make me turn down the volume but the benefits were great.If you like the 75's the 80's are not that much brighter. IMO.
post #25 of 63
Thread Starter 
That's good but the KSC 75s do sometimes make the trebles a bit too harsh which hurt my ears...
post #26 of 63
Then don't think about getting anything from the Grado/Alessandro lineup... they're supposedly much brighter.

MS-1 is supposedly is one of the least bright of the good open cans.

SUPPOSEDLY!!
post #27 of 63
I have never heard them but maybe the ms1's would be your best bet and they cost as much as the 80's.
post #28 of 63
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Originally Posted by grndslm View Post
Then don't think about getting anything from the Grado/Alessandro lineup... they're supposedly much brighter.

MS-1 is supposedly is one of the least bright of the good open cans.

SUPPOSEDLY!!
They're still pretty bright. BTW...sometimes people get brightness mixed up with detail and clarity.
post #29 of 63
I think I may be one of those people that confuse brightness with clarity and detail. The 80's ssemed to have more clarity and openness to them. More top end I guess you could say.
post #30 of 63
Thread Starter 
I've heard the MS-1s are pretty good "KSC-75 successors" since i actually wanted something that was a step up from the KSC-75s. They really raised my SQ vs. price expectations! LOL
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