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Hey guys, I've recently been to a store in Toronto and tried on a whole array of headphones and the Grados SR325is really caught my ear. This will be the first high end (low of the high end) headphone I will be buying, currently using the Shure E2C and Bose In-Ear ( really bad).

What other models do you guys recommend? My budget is around $500, the SR325is is around $400 CDN. Also is an amp recommended for the SR325is?

I'm planning on using it for my Ipod and computer.
post #2 of 41
Hmm, I'd probably suggest getting those 325is' online, and can be found significantly cheaper especially with the current exchange rate. Then you can use the rest of your money to get like an ibasso D2+ or something
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I love my SR325is. I would stick with them. I am looking into the Shure SRH840 as an alternative headphone, but I haven't heard them yet. You are going to definitely need an amp to grasp their full potential. What is your source going to be?
post #4 of 41
Yes, get them. After, get a decent-powered desktop amp, and you'll see how they shine.
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Moogoob, you sure do love your 325is's, don't you? I've pretty much got the same setup with a Little Dot 1+ as well. Pretty satisfied with everything (but wonder if I should switch up my tubes - another thread entirely). Pretty sure that I'll soon have the SRH840's as well. They should be a prefect counterpart to the 325is's. So I'd gladly recommend both!
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Oops... double post. Remove please.
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Originally Posted by sampson_smith View Post
Moogoob, you sure do love your 325is's, don't you? I've pretty much got the same setup with a Little Dot 1+ as well. Pretty satisfied with everything (but wonder if I should switch up my tubes - another thread entirely). Pretty sure that I'll soon have the SRH840's as well. They should be a prefect counterpart to the 325is's. So I'd gladly recommend both!
Don't listen to Sampson, people from Edmonton cannot be trusted! Trust me.
post #8 of 41
Yeah... ABathingApe is right. We're wild and unkempt up here in the wicked north. No refinement to our listening tastes at all. Long live iPod stock buds!
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Yeah... ABathingApe is right. We're wild and unkempt up here in the wicked north. No refinement to our listening tastes at all. Long live iPod stock buds!
I used to live in Edmonton, lol and i can admit its true
post #10 of 41
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I love my SR325is. I would stick with them. I am looking into the Shure SRH840 as an alternative headphone, but I haven't heard them yet. You are going to definitely need an amp to grasp their full potential. What is your source going to be?
What amp do you recommend ? I know pretty much nothing about amps besides the fact that they're awesome.

Which amps do you recommend and I will be running the headphones with my Ipod and PC.

BTW i listen to classical/classical pop, solo piano, vocal/operatic, and classical instrumental, no rock or trance or anything with a lot of bass.
post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by b0oMeR View Post
Hey guys, I've recently been to a store in Toronto and tried on a whole array of headphones and the Grados SR325is really caught my ear. This will be the first high end (low of the high end) headphone I will be buying, currently using the Shure E2C and Bose In-Ear ( really bad).

What other models do you guys recommend? My budget is around $500, the SR325is is around $400 CDN. Also is an amp recommended for the SR325is?

I'm planning on using it for my Ipod and computer.
Let me guess, Bay/Bloor Radio? Do search around and even buy from the For Sale forum here, because they tend to be quite overpriced (well, same goes for most other retailers here). It's possible that you may be able to nail the RS-1 at that price range if you look for it used, and they're typically the most highly regarded headphones in the main Grado line, if you like the Grado sound.
post #12 of 41
b0oMeR, considering you listen to a lot of classical music, I wonder if you wouldn't prefer something with a larger soundstage than the Grado range. If you're not into massive bass, the ATH-AD1000 is quite an amazing headphone for acoustic music and may be worth trying out.

Also, for $500 you could afford quite a good second-hand electrostatic system which would sound superb for classical/opera etc.

Cheers.
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Originally Posted by b0oMeR View Post
What amp do you recommend ? I know pretty much nothing about amps besides the fact that they're awesome.

Which amps do you recommend and I will be running the headphones with my Ipod and PC.

BTW i listen to classical/classical pop, solo piano, vocal/operatic, and classical instrumental, no rock or trance or anything with a lot of bass.
Oh my goodness, the Grados are definitely not for you. Classical, absolutely not. Unfortunately, the SR325is is pretty genre specific. And by genre, I'm referring to Rock/Alternative/Classic Rock. The piano sounds absolutely HORRIBLE on the SR325is. I love my 325is's, but when Coldplay comes on or anything with piano, I have to resort to my Shure SE530's. I listen to very little classical/classical pop, but from what I've heard, the AKG K701/702s might be a perfect fit. I owned the k702's for a while. The sound stage has yet to be matched on any other headphone that I've tried. I would start looking into them.
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Originally Posted by Duckman View Post
b0oMeR, considering you listen to a lot of classical music, I wonder if you wouldn't prefer something with a larger soundstage than the Grado range. If you're not into massive bass, the ATH-AD1000 is quite an amazing headphone for acoustic music and may be worth trying out.

Also, for $500 you could afford quite a good second-hand electrostatic system which would sound superb for classical/opera etc.

Cheers.
Ha, now I feel really new.
Whats an electrostatis system?
post #15 of 41
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Originally Posted by f00fighters View Post
Oh my goodness, the Grados are definitely not for you. Classical, absolutely not. Unfortunately, the SR325is is pretty genre specific. And by genre, I'm referring to Rock/Alternative/Classic Rock. The piano sounds absolutely HORRIBLE on the SR325is. I love my 325is's, but when Coldplay comes on or anything with piano, I have to resort to my Shure SE530's. I listen to very little classical/classical pop, but from what I've heard, the AKG K701/702s might be a perfect fit. I owned the k702's for a while. The sound stage has yet to be matched on any other headphone that I've tried. I would start looking into them.
WOW thanks for the heads up, Hmm,
How much are the K702's? and also what amp would you recommend me on getting? I'd need one that is portable.
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