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post #16 of 31
don't forget the gs1000 has a very "un-grado" sound compared to the rest of their line.
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by judgmentday View Post
Which of the two would sound better without amp?
Personally, I don't like the 225s unamped and I haven't tried the ES7 because I read it would be a step down from the HD-25 that I do like unamped.
haha I don't think I helped at all.

Do you have any other requirements? do you want open or closed? how much isolation you need? what kind of music you like? price range? portability?
post #18 of 31
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by iGig View Post
Personally, I don't like the 225s unamped and I haven't tried the ES7 because I read it would be a step down from the HD-25 that I do like unamped.
haha I don't think I helped at all.

Do you have any other requirements? do you want open or closed? how much isolation you need? what kind of music you like? price range? portability?
I don't mind open or closed, don't need isolation. I listend to everything, but particularly to Jazz, Latin Jazz, cumbias, salsa, pop rock (all kind of love songs) and classical.

I want some portability and don't mind about price as long as I don't have to buy more gear just to listen to the headphones. No more special cables nor amps or preamps, etc.
post #19 of 31
HD-25-1 sounds great out of everything with a wide variety of music, but it's not as pretty as ES7.

EDIT- After reading more posts about the ES7 I don't think they're a good match either.
I think SR225 is the superior headphone between these two, but it doesn't sound it's best out of a laptop, without an amp with classical, merengue, cumbias and latin jazz. I wouldn't do it, I'd look for an easy to drive all rounder with more soundstage, IMO.
post #20 of 31
i wouldn't buy the es7's. I've heard them and imo, unless you are looking for 1. isolation and 2. style (modern) then it's not the can for you.
post #21 of 31
I have auditioned the es7's before i bought my esw9s. I liked them and knew the 9s would be a step up which they were. They are closed so good for somewhat noisy environments, not as good as iems but much better than open.
This said i also have a pair of SR225s which i use portable, in fact are recabled with a shorter portable cable with a 1/8" plug for portable players or amps. I have ABX them with the esw9s often and although each have their attributes, the SR225s still win out unless you need isolation. They seem more real and lively with a better soundstage and transparency although the bass is not as strong as the esw9s. Remember, the esw9s beat out the ES7s so there shouldn't be much of a contest.
All my opinion and my ears but that is how i hear it, good luck with your decision.
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by judgmentday View Post
I just dont want to deal with another amp.
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Originally Posted by judgmentday View Post
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.
Seriously guys, this place is evil!

The OP started by asking about SR225's and stated that he doesn't want to deal with an amp.
A few posts later, he had his eyes on the GS1000 and a tube headphone amp..

*shudders*
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by judgmentday View Post
Should I pull the trigger on the SR225 or the RS1 or even the GS1000 unamp?
IMO, dont get anything above the SR225 if you are not planning to get an amp. I know that when I was new to this stuff, I wasn't a believer in the whole headamp business.

To me at least, my SR225's with a cheap amp (Creek OBH-11) sounded better than my SR325i's unamped.
post #24 of 31
Hey OP, can you audition a Senn 5x5? those sound good unamped and have more soundstage and bass for orchestral sounds, they're also more comfortable than your other 2 choices. You may want to consider them too.
post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

I have auditioned the es7's before i bought my esw9s. I liked them and knew the 9s would be a step up which they were. They are closed so good for somewhat noisy environments, not as good as iems but much better than open.
This said i also have a pair of SR225s which i use portable, in fact are recabled with a shorter portable cable with a 1/8" plug for portable players or amps. I have ABX them with the esw9s often and although each have their attributes, the SR225s still win out unless you need isolation. They seem more real and lively with a better soundstage and transparency although the bass is not as strong as the esw9s. Remember, the esw9s beat out the ES7s so there shouldn't be much of a contest.
All my opinion and my ears but that is how i hear it, good luck with your decision.

 

can you compare the bass of the esw9 with that of the es7?

 

what about the rest of the sound? how do the mids and highs compare?

 

can you compare the bass of the 225s with the es7s? and the rest of the music?

 

 

 

 

or someone else who has ACTUALLY tried all three. iv been considering the 225s and i would like some words.
 

post #26 of 31

Would the es7's be a good work phone for someone that likes 225's?Similar signatures? I love my 225's but my pk2's broke so I need something for work.


Edited by headphonejunkie - 7/12/10 at 3:49pm
post #27 of 31

Yeah, probably :)

post #28 of 31

i have the 325i goldies and i would say that the mids and highs of the two are fairly comparable... the bass is different due to the es7 being a closed can, as is the rest of the sound signature.

 

i think the es7 has slightly more midbass.

post #29 of 31

SR225 or SR60

post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by VALIENTE View Post

SR225 or SR60


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