Re: grado 225
|Originally posted by metal_monger
Are the grado 225's worth even considering purchasing before having a amp? I will be using these for home setup(from pc/ipod/other non uber sources)....was pretty set on 225's until I started to hear that some of the top end grado's dont sound good w/o a amp.
The 225's are excellent out of lesser amped equipment, I know it's only my ears and what I have heard, but they sound excellent out of a simple headphone jack on a receiver.
In short the grado's will perform very good, all of them, you just will not get the maximum out of the cans.
mind btw, that I am only talking about no dedicated amp here, NOT a poor source, garbage in garbage out, what you feed the cans they will present to you, ruthlessly.
Some higher end grado's do need an amp to get their uneven balanced frequency response to sound good, i.e. they will need the boost and especially the nice tight and strong grip a good amp can give in the bass frequencies, to compensate for their accentuated highs and lots of detail that would still be present without amp but in effect, be overpowering without one for the bass dept.
If you have ever heard a speaker system that has had a low power amp replaced for one that has lots more power you will know what I mean with dominating control and grip on bass compared to flabby and bloated pushing of air, before.