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post #781 of 1149
Ouch, that's one big nick.
post #782 of 1149
Alas, aluminum is very soft and is easily gouged. 303 stainless would likely be a tad heavy.

Mine also have a nick in them, even if not quite as obvious as Les'. I don't see it when they are in use, however, so it only annoyed me for the 2-3 minutes I spent inspecting them when they first arrived. I actually hadn't thought of it until this.
post #783 of 1149
Given a good enough macro lens, you can find nicks in anything made from aluminum
post #784 of 1149
Yay... just got a shipping notice.

Order number 5891
Ordered Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 09:17:41 AM

Shipped yesterday late afternoon. Scheduled to arrive on the 20th (Thursday) shipped with fedex express saver (3-day service).

I guess he didn't get the Friday shipment out until Monday.
post #785 of 1149
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Originally Posted by grawk View Post
Given a good enough macro lens, you can find nicks in anything made from aluminum

Sure...but that nick is pretty bad.
post #786 of 1149
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Originally Posted by les_garten View Post
Well good thing is you won't need it, just open your eyes! Typical Grado, they seem to have particular problems handling Aluminum.

That is too bad. It isn't like we are buying seconds, or are we? :^)

I look forward to more listening impressions, maybe from those who are not familiar with the Grado "sound".
post #787 of 1149
I don't think 1mm by 2mm is terrible, honestly
post #788 of 1149
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Originally Posted by grawk View Post
I don't think 1mm by 2mm is terrible, honestly
....if you're building headphones with a channel locks and a vise grip.
post #789 of 1149
The strange this is that Grado have built metal headphones for many years, and I can't remember anyone complaining about SR325i or MS2i. I had the latter and it was absolutely perfect cosmetically. Maybe they just don't care anymore?
post #790 of 1149
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Originally Posted by DoYouRight View Post
orkney are you using them with the Earmax or the HeadRoom set>
I've used them mostly with a vintage hot-rodded MAD Ear+ and my HR Ultra, since the EMP is on extended loan. Have also tried with my Cary integrated. They sound very good on all three amps, with a little tighter bass and more refinement on the HR Ultra and lots of body and drive on the MAD Ear+. They don't seem hugely fussy about partnering amps and they have some of the dynamic quality of my speaker setup (Sugden/Harbeth) along with its musicality, hence the earlier "exit product" comment.

best,

o
post #791 of 1149
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Originally Posted by grawk View Post
I don't think 1mm by 2mm is terrible, honestly

I disagree.

I think the gauge pretty much sucks. It's like getting a pre-door-dinged new car.
post #792 of 1149
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Originally Posted by Henmyr View Post
The strange this is that Grado have built metal headphones for many years, and I can't remember anyone complaining about SR325i or MS2i. I had the latter and it was absolutely perfect cosmetically. Maybe they just don't care anymore?
"All metal work for the Music Series Two is machined from a special non-resonant, very hard alloy."


So it's probably not aluminum like the HF-2's.
post #793 of 1149
Gosh that's a big nick. Hope I don't get one.
post #794 of 1149
Hey Les, why don't you take another picture of your cans, showing the whole headband/cups, so we get another perspective on your nick.

Not trying to minimize it, it's a damn shame.
post #795 of 1149
I just got my shipping notification today. Now the 2nd waiting game begins and I sincerely hope that EMS will make a significant difference time-wise versus Priority.

Just for curiosity, does FedEx have the tendency to charge you with extra fees when receiving your items? I had a bad experience using DHL so I'm a bit wary using those express parcel services now.
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