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safe to say that the 3000 are one of the best?

post #1 of 11
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Okay now that I have gotten pretty much an unaimous decision that the 3000's are even better than rs-2's

Is it almost safe to say that the 3000's are almost the best headphones for the money? Or perhaps even almost the best dynamic headphone out there?
post #2 of 11
Where is Vertigo-1 ?? He has the *best* dynamic headphone.
post #3 of 11
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Or perhaps even almost the best dynamic headphone out there?
Not by an *EXTREMELY VERY LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG* shot...

For the money you'd pay, I'd call the 325s probably the best bang for the buck.
post #4 of 11
It's not that they are better that they are better than the RS-2, it's just that people rather get the3000's than the RS-2, due to the fact that the SR-325 has a sound very close to the RS-2 for much less.
post #5 of 11
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Originally posted by Vertigo-1
For the money you'd pay, I'd call the 325s probably the best bang for the buck.
really?! It seemed to me that they were a terrible deal at $300. my SR80's were almost as good, and they're even closer with a small modification I've been working on recently...

In my opinion, after listening to just about every headphone on the market, the best bang for the buck comes from the AKG line. that is, if you pair them with a good amp.
post #6 of 11
The term "best" is very subjective. You're better off auditioning the headphones to see which YOU like best.

Once you get into the price/performance range of Grado RS-2/CD3000/HD600 etc... They're all great cans! It just depends which you prefer and what type of music you listen to.

I urge you to goto your local Sony Style and try the CD3000. Go track down your local Grado dealer ask to try the RS-2! That way you'll never regret it when you get the pair of headphones because you'll have made your own decision.
post #7 of 11
There's no way the 325s are even close to the SR-80s...they have a much bigger soundstage and a way stronger bass hit. You kinda have to listen longer than 5 mins to hear these kinda things...
post #8 of 11
which brings me to my modification!

A lot of the 325's, RS-2's, and RS-1's sound comes from the larger earcup. If you extend the back of the SR80's earcup by even a small bit, both the bass and the soundstage are improved. I still need to mess with this, but those are my initial impressions.

But as with every headphone, some people disagree with me and some don't. I admit there is a difference, but in my opinion that difference isn't worth $200. From what i know, Jude agrees with me; so does kwkarth. So do several other people. Personally, I'd never buy them. but that's me.
post #9 of 11
Heck, if you want to talk "bang for the buck," I'll take the KSC-35 for $25 any day

If you're talking about the "best" headphone, that's another story...
post #10 of 11
There is no such thing as "the best dynamic headphones". And yes, that applies to Vertigo's.

But it is a fact that the MDR-CD3000 are among the best headphones you can get in the price range. They are excellent.

And they kick the #")$ out of the RS-2s.
post #11 of 11
Actually, you know what...I definitely have to restate my pick for bang for the buck. It'd have to be the Etymotic 4S. When you can't hear the difference between two CDPs with massive price differences between them with all those other big monster headphones, and along comes the little Etys and reveals to you what the difference is, you know you got something to cherish there.
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