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post #631 of 1528
If your serious about the bagels take a look at the MS1000 thread. They've experimented a lot with them and other grados than GS/PS1000.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/ale...arning-323271/
post #632 of 1528
Hey - my HF-2's came in yesterday (they are awesome!). And my first DAC, the Cambridge DacMagic came in today - having an issue and need your help. I use USB and RCA out and am getting a significant buzzing with music. No buzzing when there is no source, but as soon as source kicks in it starts and is continuous. Help!
post #633 of 1528
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Originally Posted by SemiAudiophile View Post
strange...but the more i listen to the HF2's with the jumbo bowls, the more i'm reminded of the HD650. it seems to have the same wonderful qualities that the HD650 does (but less dark); spacious soundstage, incredible depth, smooth mids. but with a Grado signature sound. when using the jumbo bowls, i noticed that the treble isn't so bad if you turn the volume a notch down. it actually sounds better at lower volume levels having that same great energy. the jumbo bowls seems to let me hear everything with much better detail than before and enhances the HF2's best qualities (that crisp sound, tonal richness, and awesome bass definition). separation of instruments and imaging is much better. when listening to rock, however, the guitars sound more distant and less in your face. it still rocks but just not as hard as using regular bowls. i think jumbo bowls would be better with classical music since that's what they say about the GS1000 too.

one thing is for sure though..the salad bowls make them much more enjoyable. i can't seem to get enough and get them off my head.
Well I'm glad I've got bagels and flats coming with mine, I also have SR60-style comfies unmodded to try so that ought to cover about every pad configuration The only thing that worries me is the 200 hour++ burnin before I decide on pads heh. I may end up keeping the bagels for classical then but use bowls for everything else, it wounds like flats will have too much bass emphasis since these are already a little bassy for Grados.

For those who want to know - I ordered June 1st and was charged Friday so they're shipping this week. I hope they'll arrive before the weekend if not then Monday.
post #634 of 1528
highly recommend everyone try the bagel/jumbo pads. they take the HF2 to another level and surpasses the RS1 in every aspect IMO. much better dynamics, detail, impact and soundscape.

the HF2 with jumbo bowl pads is the jack of all trades of headphones, taking the qualities of the 325i, RS1, and HD650, and putting them all into one. a very special headphone and currently getting the most head time.
post #635 of 1528
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Originally Posted by SemiAudiophile View Post
highly recommend everyone try the bagel/jumbo pads. they take the HF2 to another level and surpasses the RS1 in every aspect IMO. much better dynamics, detail, impact and soundscape.

the HF2 with jumbo bowl pads is the jack of all trades of headphones, taking the qualities of the 325i, RS1, and HD650, and putting them all into one. a very special headphone and currently getting the most head time.
Hmmm... Thanks for giving us opinion of using this jumbo pads on this headphones.

Wondering why Zanth hasn't give his opinion yet...
post #636 of 1528
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Wondering why Zanth hasn't give his opinion yet...
Maybe because I'm insanely busy and my daughter just had surgery? Yes, that might be it. No conspiracy here folks, I merely have a lot on my plate and sitting down reviewing headphones is about the last thing on my to do list.
post #637 of 1528
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Maybe because I'm insanely busy and my daughter just had surgery? Yes, that might be it. No conspiracy here folks, I merely have a lot on my plate and sitting down reviewing headphones is about the last thing on my to do list.
Hey Zanth, don't get angry. As I said I was just wondering. You have your reasons and that's it. Hope things go well with your daughter.
post #638 of 1528
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Originally Posted by SemiAudiophile View Post
highly recommend everyone try the bagel/jumbo pads. they take the HF2 to another level and surpasses the RS1 in every aspect IMO. much better dynamics, detail, impact and soundscape.

the HF2 with jumbo bowl pads is the jack of all trades of headphones, taking the qualities of the 325i, RS1, and HD650, and putting them all into one. a very special headphone and currently getting the most head time.
No kidding. What's your audio chain look like? Are you using anything that might soften detail, such as a tube amp?
post #639 of 1528
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No kidding. What's your audio chain look like? Are you using anything that might soften detail, such as a tube amp?
yeah, i have it driven by the mapletree. my audio chain can be seen in my sig. i also had the HF2 driven by the Beresford and the Gilmore Lite with good results, haven't tried the D10 yet..

i thought i'd just throw this out there, but i find that the RS1i sounds congested in comparison, now that i go back to it from using the HF2 with jumbo bowls. i also tried it with gaming last night and it sounds pretty good (provided by the imaging), but not as good with movies. i still prefer the RS1 for movies.
post #640 of 1528
What do you hear differently in movies versus music ?
post #641 of 1528
SemiAudio, are you using distancers as well?
post #642 of 1528
well for movies, i feel that the RS1 is better because it sounds more focused, it allows me to hear all the background noises going on in the movie, while the HF2 with jumbo pads don't let me hear that background stuff going on. soundstage may be a bit exaggerated for movies.

no distancers, just the jumbo pads.
post #643 of 1528
SemiAudioPhile . Do you have pics of your hf-2 with the jumbos? I'm curious what they look like.
post #644 of 1528






they kind of look like Grado K701's.
post #645 of 1528
HAHA blasphemy! Not to sound like a bad internet meme but I have those exact same plates! ,

as for the pads, Nice. I have to get myself a pair now. dang you.
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