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Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

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Looks like the hard work is finally coming to fruition! Looking at this as a future upgrade to my MS2i.




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Well they know how to make a flashy website. Not so sure about the all-aluminum on the HF2 though....
post #3 of 2335
OMG, $600 for the upgrade? And a limit of 100 units?

Edit: Forgot about "update"

For that price you can get another pair of HPs
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Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
OMG, $600 for the upgrade? And a limit of 100 units?

Edit: Forgot about "update"

For that price you can get another pair of HPs
Seriously! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? One could buy a pretty nice amp, source, or another set of cans for that price.
post #5 of 2335
Back in the day there were talks that the Magnum MS2i had a sound signature close to that of the Joe Grado headphones like the HP-2, and I guess if you think about it in those terms in can be a bargain. Still 600 is a lot of dough to shill out, not to mention you need to buy the headphones first.

I wonder if they re-use the stock grado cups. They get my vote for sexiest rod and c-clamp
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I don't like the way they start off with saying that plastic is not a good material to use in headphones, as it stores energy, and creates a muddy sound. Two screens over it talks about the the special fiber filled polymer used as the baffle between the driver and the ears. Last time I checked polymer meant plastic... I also suspect that the special coating for the driver is probably some sort of polymer based film.

Still, I won't own a Grado until my HF2 arrives, so I won't attempt to comment on sound changes.

I just don't like expensive upgrades in which clear contradictions exist in the description and justiication of the mods.
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Originally Posted by Xan7hos View Post
Back in the day there were talks that the Magnum MS2i had a sound signature close to that of the Joe Grado headphones like the HP-2, and I guess if you think about it in those terms in can be a bargain. Still 600 is a lot of dough to shill out, not to mention you need to buy the headphones first.

I wonder if they re-use the stock grado cups. They get my vote for sexiest rod and c-clamp
If that's true then its a darn bargain! They look absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully, it aint a hoax.
post #8 of 2335
Anyone here have any experience with that service? They look pretty shady IMHO.
post #9 of 2335
they launched today, and the concept/idea was definitely introduced years ago by member Rhydon
post #10 of 2335
Heh, I doubt many will have the 'guts' to try that given the price of that modification.
post #11 of 2335
wow....so $600usd for the upgrade plus $200ish for the headphones.
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wow....so $600CAD for the upgrade plus $200ish for the headphones.
Price is in USD I'd get this only if I decide to sell my HP2... don't think thats gonna happen any time soon
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I'd love to do this, if, per say, the upgrade was equivalent to the price of a pair of 325's (approx. $300 on eBay). But $600 is waaaaay beyond reasonable (for my wallet at least). They do look absolutely amazing though. Any reviews of sound "improvements" from previous symphones mod's?
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Where's our resident millionaire? The people want reviews of a Magnum 325is/MS-2i/HF-2 + APS V3 recable NOW! (What is that like...$1200? ) Perhaps all three as well
post #15 of 2335
is aluminum that expensive? :\
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