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sr60s and t4?

post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 
Decided to take the plunge and bought a ipod 16bg nano, grado sr60s, and a LOD. I'm wanting to get a small, portable headphone amp in the $100 range. I really like the T4. Looks like it would pair good with a nano. Anybody use a t4 with sr60s? Does it make a difference? I'll be listening to lossless prob.
Thanks in advance
post #2 of 31
SR60 do not really require an amp from my memory, it sounds nice straight from an ipod, too bad it leaks a lot of sound and i cannot see how to use it as a portable 'phone.
SR60 + T4 ~ 200 USD at this price SR-225 will be a lot better, and you can buy an amp later.
in your case i would use SR-60 from an ipod withount an amp
post #3 of 31
Grado SR60 don't need an amp. Will it sound different? Probably, but not better.
post #4 of 31
Thread Starter 
I thought that if I bypassed the ipod headphone jack and used the line out it would sound better? Is this not the case with new ipods? This is all new to me. I bought the sr60s having never heard them. For the money they seem to get pretty good reviews.
thanks again
post #5 of 31
The T4 bass boost is subtle but effective...this alone might be worth it. I have the 325i but I haven't experimented with it and T4.

I believe it will sound better to use the line out into an external amp but that would be up to your ears to decide...me, I amp everything.
post #6 of 31
Perhaps the T4's "warmness" would compliment the sr-60. You would definitely notice a sound change from the headphone to the LOD. Although, maybe you should save the cash and get a fiio e5. Put the money saved to a higher end set of cans which would really benefit from amping. I do not really know if your would discern much difference with the sr-60.

Just my two cents.
post #7 of 31
Thread Starter 
thanks for the input guys. i ordered an e5 and if i can tell a difference i'll get a t4. i thought maybe the t4 would help the brightness of the sr60s. i defin. want to go from the lod of the ipod especially since i already ordered a qables lod. i'm just wanting to get my feet wet in portable amps and headphones.
thx
post #8 of 31
The only Grado I have is the RS-1 which as you can imagine it is not used as a portable. However I have for the heck of it used a T4 with it and IMO it sounds quite good. I have said it before and will repeat myself the T4 is a heck of a nice sounding amp and a bargain of a price.
post #9 of 31
Thread Starter 
thx mrarroyo. i think im gonna order one just to get one. your opinion is highly regarded.
post #10 of 31
From another perspective, I'd say that the SR-60 will benefit little from any portable amp. They are so easy to drive out of most DAPs.

But if you are using your SR-60 as a home/desktop headphone, then you will be better off with a tube amp.
post #11 of 31
EFN, I agree that Grado cans love tubes. However for $100?
post #12 of 31
Thread Starter 
im gonna order the t4. if i don't need it, maybe later down the road
thx everybody for your replies. it's much appreciated as i'm trying to ease into this hobby.
post #13 of 31
Good for you! BTW if by any chance they are out of stock shoot me a PM. I may decide to part w/ mine.
post #14 of 31

Try the PA2V2

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Originally Posted by eric5469 View Post
Decided to take the plunge and bought a ipod 16bg nano, grado sr60s, and a LOD. I'm wanting to get a small, portable headphone amp in the $100 range. I really like the T4. Looks like it would pair good with a nano. Anybody use a t4 with sr60s? Does it make a difference? I'll be listening to lossless prob.
Thanks in advance
Honestly for price / performance, I would strongly recommend the PA2V2 amp by Gary. Some of the best customer service as well. Only $65 and it pairs very well with Grado headphones.
post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
Honestly for price / performance, I would strongly recommend the PA2V2 amp by Gary. Some of the best customer service as well. Only $65 and it pairs very well with Grado headphones.
But the appeal of the T4 which is super compact (really tiny!) form factor is something that PA2V2 can't beat. I have had a brief listen to the T4 a couple of months ago and I will admit that I was impressed with the SQ level - my only gripe is that the T4 seems to struggle to drive anything higher than 100 oHm
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