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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

Still relatively new around here, and I've read many people's thoughts on Grados.  Some say the SR60i and SR80i are good but once you get past that you are paying a whole lot more for only a small improvement in quality.

 

Considering the whole product line for Grado, which is the best bang for your buck?

 

Also, does Alessandro play a part in this?  Grado seems to be involved and the MS1 seems around the same price as SR60i and SR80i.

post #2 of 27

People suggest the MS1 over both the SR60 and SR80 because of its more refined nature. However if you're a Grado-in-your-face fan, get the SR60/80s.

post #3 of 27

The sweet spot for the Grado line is supposed to be the SR225.

post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mr Joboto View Post

The sweet spot for the Grado line is supposed to be the SR225.


Much appreciated Mr Joboto.

post #5 of 27

I'd like to commemorate my joining of the forum today by participating in this thread because I just came home with the SR80i and I'm listening to my first album right now, Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy. So far I'm pleased and looking forward to see how they break in. Head-Fi was instrumental in making my decision to finally try these out but they have been on my radar for years. I picked them up for $80 and I'd say just go grab them. You may love them or not, but you'll have a great reference point to compare other headsets and the entry fee ain't so bad.

post #6 of 27

MS1 = 225, so you can save yourself some money

post #7 of 27

Just buy an MS-Pro/RS-1 and be done with it XD

post #8 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Joboto View Post

The sweet spot for the Grado line is supposed to be the SR225.


I agree, the the SR225's are well balanced cans. And they perform well even on games. 

post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input everyone.

post #10 of 27

Everything that I've read has indicated that the MS1 is equal the SR125 not the 225.
 

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Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

MS1 = 225, so you can save yourself some money

post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tisb0b View Post

Everything that I've read has indicated that the MS1 is equal the SR125 not the 225.
 


 


Seems the cushion is the same as the SR125i but the frequency response is more like the SR225i.  Alessandro is cheaper either way...

post #12 of 27

Since I've owned both at the same time, I can tell you that they are very, very similar.
 

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Originally Posted by tisb0b View Post

Everything that I've read has indicated that the MS1 is equal the SR125 not the 225.
 


 
post #13 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

MS1 = 225, so you can save yourself some money


I also thought MS-1 was a tweaked SR-125, but then again you've owned both and I've only owned the MS-1i

post #14 of 27

I also used to own both the MS-1 and SR225.  Here is an old comparison I wrote...

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/250464/ms-1-vs-sr225-a-comparative-review-with-pics

post #15 of 27

It depends on what you listen to and what kinda setup. The higher-priced Grados definitely benefit from a good setup. They sound more natural and refined. 225s are pretty good, but I definitely think they are below the RS series and HF2. You should consider the HF2 now that Todd has some back in. RS-1s are probably the most exciting and in your face. HF2s are like them but with more bass and a slightly more enclosed sound. I find 325s to be a bit bright and shrill at times. 

 

The GS1000 and PS1000 take you a few rows back and sound more distant than the traditional grados.

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