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post #46 of 92
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Originally Posted by andy43 View Post
Man, I'm starting to think the SR225 isn't the phone for me either.
But then again, maybe they are. Since you are in Raleigh, you could try to contact Drew from Moon Audio in Holly Springs. He sells a lot of brands (Grado,AKG,...) so that you could try some of those phones with your ears...
post #47 of 92
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Originally Posted by 1Time View Post
From what I've read flat pads on Grados are not comfortable, so that would not seem to be a good choice for the OP who needs comfortable cans for all day use. Or, is there something new going on with Grados lately that I've missed?

Of all the cans I've owned, my favorite for loud rock music is my modded HD580; however I do not recommend it for the OP considering his stated preferences.
Wtf?! You're giving suggestions on comfort about headphones you've never worn and possibly swaying andy's purchase?!!

The flat pads are very nice on grados. No, they are not the D2000 which actually feels GOOD to be wearing, but they don't feel bad at all, and I wear the HP1000 (which is about 7 times the weight of the SR225) with flat pads for many hours at a time and do not have the slightest discomfort. That, and the Grado headbands are EASILY bendable, and once you've broken in the flat pads and bent the headband just right, the grados go from "just all right" in comfort to "surprisingly comfortable".

The bowl pads on the other hand literally cause my ears to become raw and bright red and extremely painful after 20 minutes of wearing them, even when the pads have been given the shampoo treatment several time (not the mention they sound like arse).

The SR225 with flats is seriously the only headphone listed here that will be the best for the op, IMHO. And I still have a funny feeling in my stomach seeing the HD580 close behind the SR225 on the poll.

I wonder how many other people in this thread have actually worn and listened to all the headphones in the poll. Admittedly I have not listened to or worn the AD900, but I have owned the AD2000 (same design as AD900, just different drivers) and if the AD900 sound signature is similar I wouldn't recommend it over the SR225+flats.
post #48 of 92
1Time: What is your purpose in this thread? Contribute with useful information or question the useful information given? I wouldn't recommend him anything unless I thought it would be the best headphone to get. If I can't contribute in any way to a thread - I usually don't post.

If I was to recommend something blindly, I would have to be so sure about what I was saying in order to not loose credibility. The Grado pads is a well debated issue and it's been said alot of times in the past that the flats are the most comfortable pads for Grados.

It's andy43 who should do the questioning.

Again, as 003 said above, with proper adjustment and a few weeks of use they will be very comfortable and rest very lightly on your head. I can wear them for very extended periods of time (however, I vastly prefer my GS1000, but that's a different discussion and priceclass all together).

I'm strictly a headphone guy so I would never recommend a IEM. I never liked the idea of putting things into my ears.
post #49 of 92
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Originally Posted by kvant View Post
But then again, maybe they are. Since you are in Raleigh, you could try to contact Drew from Moon Audio in Holly Springs. He sells a lot of brands (Grado,AKG,...) so that you could try some of those phones with your ears...
Tell me more! I can actually go to his house and try headphones?
post #50 of 92
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Originally Posted by andy43 View Post
Tell me more! I can actually go to his house and try headphones?
That is precisely what I believe you could do, I am not 100% sure, since I was not there (yet). Anyway, you can certainly check the web site. You might also be interested in the upcoming NC meet.
post #51 of 92
Uh oh be prepared to spend lots more money
post #52 of 92
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
Wtf?! You're giving suggestions on comfort about headphones you've never worn and possibly swaying andy's purchase?!!
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Originally Posted by Mindless View Post
1Time: What is your purpose in this thread? Contribute with useful information or question the useful information given? I wouldn't recommend him anything unless I thought it would be the best headphone to get. If I can't contribute in any way to a thread - I usually don't post.

If I was to recommend something blindly, I would have to be so sure about what I was saying in order to not loose credibility. The Grado pads is a well debated issue and it's been said alot of times in the past that the flats are the most comfortable pads for Grados.

It's andy43 who should do the questioning.
Yes, I actually can use the search function in this forum and Google to easily find opinions on flats / comfort that do not agree with yours or those more common among current Grado owners who use flats. And yes, I actually do consider my suggestions / input based on such research a useful contribution. However, I have not and do not recommend without having experienced a product first hand. And no, so long as the intent and purpose remains helpful to the OP and readers of this thread, I see no reason at all for questioning to be limited to the OP.
post #53 of 92
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Originally Posted by 1Time View Post
Yes, I actually can use the search function in this forum and Google to easily find opinions on flats / comfort that do not agree with yours or those more common among current Grado owners who use flats. And yes, I actually do consider my suggestions / input based on such research a useful contribution. However, I have not and do not recommend without having experienced a product first hand. And no, so long as the intent and purpose remains helpful to the OP and readers of this thread, I see no reason at all for questioning to be limited to the OP.
great response,too many people think its thier opinion alone that counts,if there are reviewers that say the grado flats are not that comfy its well worth mentioning,the op is surely looking for all opinions
post #54 of 92
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Originally Posted by kvant View Post
That is precisely what I believe you could do, I am not 100% sure, since I was not there (yet). Anyway, you can certainly check the web site. You might also be interested in the upcoming NC meet.
Sweet! I really have to hear these phones in person to be able to decide, because that's how I am.
post #55 of 92
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Originally Posted by andy43 View Post
Sweet! I really have to hear these phones in person to be able to decide, because that's how I am.
Yeah, always better to hear them in person first, however, I doubt you'd be disappointed even if you bought them without auditioning them. I'd be careful though. Steer clear of any expensive stuff or you will find yourself walking home with a set of $1000 cans.

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Originally Posted by 1Time View Post
Yes, I actually can use the search function in this forum and Google to easily find opinions on flats / comfort that do not agree with yours or those more common among current Grado owners who use flats. And yes, I actually do consider my suggestions / input based on such research a useful contribution. However, I have not and do not recommend without having experienced a product first hand. And no, so long as the intent and purpose remains helpful to the OP and readers of this thread, I see no reason at all for questioning to be limited to the OP.
Point taken but I am not questioning your ability to gather information from the forums using the search function, I'm simply questioning the fact that you haven't posted any relevant information based on your personal experience with these particular cans, which is of most use when deciding on a new headphone. For example, you assumed SR225 lacked bass extention which they don't compared to similarly priced cans.

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great response,too many people think its thier opinion alone that counts,if there are reviewers that say the grado flats are not that comfy its well worth mentioning,the op is surely looking for all opinions
I don't know but when did we start patting eachothers backs around here? Too many people assume too much could be said for you.

But indeed, Grado flats are not comfortable. But that depends entierly on the object of comparison. If it stood between a pair of DT880 pads (or similar) and Grado flats, the Beyers would probably win hands down.
post #56 of 92
sr225s improve a lot with a source and amp. They just need a little help to get very deep and tight bass, and with 200 for an amp, there are lots of options. As for comfort, flats can be good or they can be hell. Spend some time bending the headband, which is just metal wrapped in leather. Just by bending it you can relieve all uncomfortable pressure. However, I prefer quarter-modded hd414 pads. It loses a slight bit of impact, but I find them very comfortable hours on end.
post #57 of 92
Not the 701's...they not going to give you that low-end punch. I'd investigate the Denon, Audio Technica, and Grados and pick from these. It would be great if you could preview these!
post #58 of 92
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Originally Posted by rwest1389 View Post
sr225s improve a lot with a source and amp. They just need a little help to get very deep and tight bass, and with 200 for an amp, there are lots of options. As for comfort, flats can be good or they can be hell. Spend some time bending the headband, which is just metal wrapped in leather. Just by bending it you can relieve all uncomfortable pressure. However, I prefer quarter-modded hd414 pads. It loses a slight bit of impact, but I find them very comfortable hours on end.
Seconded.
post #59 of 92
Thread Starter 
I guess I never thought much about Grado's being supra-aural. See, the problem is, I have gauged ears and they make my ears fairly sensitive. I really should be getting circum-aural headphones. Man, this is a never-ending dilemma.
post #60 of 92
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Originally Posted by Mindless View Post
Yeah, always better to hear them in person first, however, I doubt you'd be disappointed even if you bought them without auditioning them. I'd be careful though. Steer clear of any expensive stuff or you will find yourself walking home with a set of $1000 cans.



Point taken but I am not questioning your ability to gather information from the forums using the search function, I'm simply questioning the fact that you haven't posted any relevant information based on your personal experience with these particular cans, which is of most use when deciding on a new headphone. For example, you assumed SR225 lacked bass extention which they don't compared to similarly priced cans.


I don't know but when did we start patting eachothers backs around here? Too many people assume too much could be said for you.

But indeed, Grado flats are not comfortable. But that depends entierly on the object of comparison. If it stood between a pair of DT880 pads (or similar) and Grado flats, the Beyers would probably win hands down.
i pat everybodies back around here,i have the utmost respect for everybody and we are all here to give our input,so whats the problem with praising what another says if i agree,i have not assumed anything and i personally have not tried any grado cans,but i just agreed with the person who's BACK I PATTED.
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