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SR-225 or ES7?

post #1 of 31
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Which of the two would sound better without amp?
post #2 of 31
225 with amp, without amp, under any circumstances...
post #3 of 31
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225 with amp, without amp, under any circumstances...
Wow! Wouldn't you take over the SR225 the RS2, RS1 or even the GS1000 with amp, without amp or under any circumstaces if you had the chance?

Let's say that your wife is paying for anything?

I just dont want to deal with another amp.
post #4 of 31
Yes, under any cir-s higher Grados will sound better than 225.
post #5 of 31
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Yes, under any cir-s higher Grados will sound better than 225.
Should I pull the trigger on the SR225 or the RS1 or even the GS1000 unamp?
post #6 of 31
If your wallet are happy go for them, if you wanna value-just buy 225.
post #7 of 31
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If your wallet are happy go for them, if you wanna value-just buy 225.
I guess the main differences between them is the frequency response that are capable of doing! That's a big difference!

GS1000 8hz - 35khz
RS1 12hz - 30khz
RS2 14hz - 28khz
SR-325i 18hz - 24khz
SR-225 20hz - 22khz
SR-125, SR-80, SR60 are only 20hz - 20khz

I guess the GS1000 it is! What the hell, it's only $1,000.00 compared to the cost of my entire home stereo. Later I could get a tube headphone amp.
post #8 of 31
Never look on freq. response it means nothing other than marketing "figure" that must increase along with price.
Some cheap Sony cans have 5-80khz freq. response or something like that, yet they're bad.
post #9 of 31
And FWIR, the GS1000 does require an amp to really make you feel like you're listening to $1000
post #10 of 31
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Never look on freq. response it means nothing other than marketing "figure" that must increase along with price.
Some cheap Sony cans have 5-80khz freq. response or something like that, yet they're bad.
You are right, but it it's not true what they mark in the box.
It does not matter what the paper says, the question is: Do they reproduce what they say that reproduce?
post #11 of 31
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And FWIR, the GS1000 does require an amp to really make you feel like you're listening to $1000
But still they will sound better than the other ones in the line without an amp.
I guess with a good amp all headphones will sound better, no matter what, but the SQ still should be better because they share almost the same specs of 32ohms. It does not list how many miliwatts they require, I guess I'm going to find out from Grado.
post #12 of 31
It depends on tolerance. Most cans will do 20-20000 with 10db tolerance... In a word, don't think about it.
post #13 of 31
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And FWIR, the GS1000 does require an amp to really make you feel like you're listening to $1000
Where does it say that they require the amp?
post #14 of 31
Any great can require "amp" to sound it absolute best. But even without it, they will sound superb.
post #15 of 31
I think you're becoming too technical with the specs, and are thus losing touch with the ideal of wanting to listen to music the way you want to.

Synergy is really all that matters for a great system, and even then that is subjective. Just look around and search, and you should be able to get an understanding of what peopel like to hear their Grados with (*coughtubescough*).

And for the record, I've listened to (and owned, except the 325i) all the "main" Grado models, and I prefer the SR 225 as the best bang-for-buck Grado. The pricing is very reasonable (especially used on these forums), and the sound it offers is leagues ahead of the SR 225 and is a very tangible hint as to what the RS-1/RS-2 offers.
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