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post #1036 of 2859
By the way, 1/8" or 1/4" plug?
post #1037 of 2859
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Originally Posted by xkRoWx View Post
By the way, 1/8" or 1/4" plug?
Someone mentioned earlier it was a 1/4" plug.
post #1038 of 2859
Awww man. I hate the 1/4" plug. So much better with the 1/8" with adapter.
post #1039 of 2859
^Nah, I prefer the 1/4 plug. It feels more sturdy that way

And it is a good thing it has leather headband, nobody has commented if it is heavier than RS2/RS1, or at same weight to SR325i
post #1040 of 2859
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Awww man. I hate the 1/4" plug. So much better with the 1/8" with adapter.
I couldn't disagree more.
post #1041 of 2859
I hate the 1/8" to 1/4" adapter. They all look so silly. Plus, that's extra wiring, as if Grado cable isn't long enough..

1/8" to 1/4" is much more manageable, and it looks nice with the oversized Grado jack.
post #1042 of 2859
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Originally Posted by xkRoWx View Post
I hate the 1/8" to 1/4" adapter. They all look so silly. Plus, that's extra wiring, as if Grado cable isn't long enough..
Except that most amps that will get these phones to perform their best will have 1/4" jacks. Or will be balanced.
post #1043 of 2859
i am soooo getting one of these now. they are veeery ssexy in my eyes!
post #1044 of 2859
Aren't people concerned of the metal getting scratched up/smudged up? It looks beautiful, but it reminds me of the metal back of iPods--it will get scratched up.

Do 325i's typically stay scratch-free?
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Aren't people concerned of the metal getting scratched up/smudged up? It looks beautiful, but it reminds me of the metal back of iPods--it will get scratched up.

Do 325i's typically stay scratch-free?
The back of the ipods were all polished, while the hf-2's have a matte finish. Scratches on polished surfaces are much easier to produce and to see. Besides that it's unlikely to travel around with them in your pockets .

Edit: As with all previous metal Grados there will be some micro scratches after some time of usage, but they shouldn't bother you, as you need a closer look to see them at all. The wood and plastic isn't scratch- or dent free either...
post #1046 of 2859
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The back of the ipods were all polished, while the hf-2's have a matte finish. Scratches on polished surfaces are much easier to produce and to see.
True. The metal of the HF-2 is brushed and anodized so fingerprints and smudges are hard to see and it resists scratches.
Nonetheless, I'm sure most if not all of them will have some cosmetic flaw right out of the box (eg small nicks on cups, etc). I've owned 10 Grados (all bought new) and seen dozens more at meets and I haven't seen a cosmetically flawless Grado. That is just the way they are. Grados are certainly not for the OCD-types who demand/require cosmetic perfection.
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An MS-Pro at under $430? Seems like a no brainer if it is in good condition.
Well, it's closer to $500 actually but if TTVJ doesn't allow me to under-declare then the MS-Pro will certainly be cheaper than $425 + shipping + custom + miscellaneous fees. I know, damn them Indonesian customs.

The MS-Pro itself sounded pretty decent but lack a little bit of that midrange magic that I've come to expect from a Grado series. Insane separation, PRaT and detailing though.

That brings me to a final question: Will the HF-2 be able to compete with top-of-the-line series like the RS-1 or MS-Pro or should I get one of those instead if they are priced in the same range?
post #1048 of 2859
Nice. Thanks for the replies.
post #1049 of 2859
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Well, it's closer to $500 actually but if TTVJ doesn't allow me to under-declare then the MS-Pro will certainly be cheaper than $425 + shipping + custom + miscellaneous fees. I know, damn them Indonesian customs.

The MS-Pro itself sounded pretty decent but lack a little bit of that midrange magic that I've come to expect from a Grado series. Insane separation, PRaT and detailing though.

That brings me to a final question: Will the HF-2 be able to compete with top-of-the-line series like the RS-1 or MS-Pro or should I get one of those instead if they are priced in the same range?
well if you are gonna count customs as part of the price of the headphone then it probably makes more sense to go rs1 or ms-pro. I wouldn't be surprised if the hf-2 beats rs-1 for people who don't like the rs1 signature but the majority will probably still prefer rs1.
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I couldn't disagree more.
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Originally Posted by xkRoWx View Post
I hate the 1/8" to 1/4" adapter. They all look so silly. Plus, that's extra wiring, as if Grado cable isn't long enough..

1/8" to 1/4" is much more manageable, and it looks nice with the oversized Grado jack.
x2 --- 1/4 inch plugs are the ONLY way to go!
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