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post #31 of 108
Damn i love so much my "vintage" sr225. And as it would be quite stupid to get the same "improved" phones, I will just stick with this for some years (I hope they last), and the time will come to get some rs1 - gs1000 - Ps100 or other top notch
post #32 of 108
Thread Starter 
Just updated the original post after 24 hours of burn in. Surely some others who have heard the 225i can chime in as well....
post #33 of 108
Thanks for the comparison!

Might I suggest doing some long burn-in between listening? While I do believe in burn-in for devices that are mechanical in nature like phones one thing that doesn't sit well with me is when people listen to things constatnly throughout the burn-in. Some of the 'change' may be internal perception in one's head rather than 'real.'
post #34 of 108
Shhweeet! Excellent review. Thanks richsto.
post #35 of 108
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Originally Posted by MadMan007 View Post
Thanks for the comparison!

Might I suggest doing some long burn-in between listening? While I do believe in burn-in for devices that are mechanical in nature like phones one thing that doesn't sit well with me is when people listen to things constatnly throughout the burn-in. Some of the 'change' may be internal perception in one's head rather than 'real.'
No problem. I agree which is one of the reasons (including a lack of time) I didn't listen to them between evaluation periods. I'd like to do a much more extended burn in and comparison but my schedule just isn't going to allow it and I do need to sell one of them.
post #36 of 108
I heard the 225i for two tracks today at my local shop. They were brand new (they opened the package after I came in and said to try them, knowing I had a pair of 225's for a comparison). I didn't have my phones with me so I couldn't do a direct comparison, but they did sound ever so slightly richer on the same setup that I use when I hang around the shop with my 225's (they let people hang around in store and converse most of the time, it's not unusual to go in and spend 5-6 hours in there chatting with staff and other customers with no intent to buy, and they don't mind at all. Very cool shop ). The improvement is barely noticeable, but then again they were opening right in front of me and never used.

I would compare them to my SR-225's, which are currently burned in, as very close to equal. There's the possibility that they will sound a little better after a little use, so I guess it's an improvement after all I'll go back in a week or two after they have seen some more use.
post #37 of 108
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Originally Posted by Fido2 View Post
Shhweeet! Excellent review. Thanks richsto.
You are welcome and thanks.
post #38 of 108
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Originally Posted by David_N View Post
I heard the 225i for two tracks today at my local shop. They were brand new (they opened the package after I came in and said to try them, knowing I had a pair of 225's for a comparison). I didn't have my phones with me so I couldn't do a direct comparison, but they did sound ever so slightly richer on the same setup that I use when I hang around the shop with my 225's (they let people hang around in store and converse most of the time, it's not unusual to go in and spend 5-6 hours in there chatting with staff and other customers with no intent to buy, and they don't mind at all. Very cool shop ). The improvement is barely noticeable, but then again they were opening right in front of me and never used.

I would compare them to my SR-225's, which are currently burned in, as very close to equal. There's the possibility that they will sound a little better after a little use, so I guess it's an improvement after all I'll go back in a week or two after they have seen some more use.
Sounds like a cool shop! If they're anything like other Grados the bass should deepen a bit after burn-in. I have SR80s and noticed that after doing occasional listening during burn-in with music and pink noise for a few days.
post #39 of 108
Thanks for the write-up! Now all we need is a RS-1 vs RS-1i comparison.
post #40 of 108
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I'll volunteer to do the comparison Just the small matter of acquiring the headphones. Wish I had the resources to obtain one, or the other.

"I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have.
I will be satisfied with what I have."

Oh well, it worked for me in school.
post #41 of 108
Wow, thanks for the comparison (both written and pictorial). Long story short I am a complete noob so I did not even realize that I actually have the SR225i's instead of the SR225 until I saw your side by side picture.
post #42 of 108
Heh. Were yours marked SR225i on the box or anything or did you get them during the stealth launch transition?
post #43 of 108
If it's not too much trouble, I'd like to see a picture of the 225i's on someone's head. You can blur out your face or something haha. I asked in another thread, but I thought I'd ask again...

If the cups are like the 325i's, then they're a little on the big side especially to be wearing outdoors. They look a bit ridiculous since they stick out like big floppy ears hanging on the sides of your head if you know what I mean... I have a feeling this may affect the non-audiophile audience since they look pretty goofy to be wearing on the streets. I know for a fact that people wear them out in public because I've seen at least a few people wearing Grados.

Do you guys know what I'm talking about? I was perfectly fine (style-wise) wearing my sr80's out in public, but the bulkiness (not the gold color) of the sr325i's made me a little self-conscious.
post #44 of 108
lol Brighten and I are equipped to do the rs-1 vs rs-1i comparison, we just need time to hammer this out.
post #45 of 108
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lol Brighten and I are equipped to do the rs-1 vs rs-1i comparison, we just need time to hammer this out.
For sure. I have a pair of buttoned no serial no. ones we could even compare too.
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