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post #3406 of 5003

Spend the amount your comfortable spending, if you mod them $8, $10 won't come into play at all, if it were me now that I've modded a bunch of these I buy the ones I could easily afford and use the $8, $10 for materials you may need to mod them to your satisfaction. Just a thought.

post #3407 of 5003

As much as I am enjoying my modded SR60i, its not something I would be willing to inflict on a more expensive pair of Grados. Currently eyeing off a pair of Cardas-cabled SR225 - at most, I would quarter mod the pads and leave it at that. Everytime I cracked open the cups on my 60s I felt a twinge of anxiety, even for a pair of cans that cheap - just not willing to go down that road with something costing $300.

post #3408 of 5003



no pain no gain. Rip those badboys apart. Do it right, they will go back together.

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As much as I am enjoying my modded SR60i, its not something I would be willing to inflict on a more expensive pair of Grados. Currently eyeing off a pair of Cardas-cabled SR225 - at most, I would quarter mod the pads and leave it at that. Everytime I cracked open the cups on my 60s I felt a twinge of anxiety, even for a pair of cans that cheap - just not willing to go down that road with something costing $300.



 

post #3409 of 5003

the better cable alone is worth the $8-10. Get the 80s

 

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Spend the amount your comfortable spending, if you mod them $8, $10 won't come into play at all, if it were me now that I've modded a bunch of these I buy the ones I could easily afford and use the $8, $10 for materials you may need to mod them to your satisfaction. Just a thought.



 

post #3410 of 5003

spearitsound should still have a pair of demo rs2s. Email and tell them you will give them $300 with no return. I had them a few months back and there were super nice. They gave me a good deal on my rs1s so I returned them. They are not the I version. Still have the RS2 button on them.

 

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lmao, who was the hero here who oppened his hi-end grado? cant remember, its like a crapload of pages back. you rare see that happening.


Schwallman's RS1s and HF2s are the first that come to mind there.


To avoid the insanely expensive (not saying it is by any means cheap) modding risk, why not try an RS2? With the first obvious difference between the two RS cans being the shorter cups on the RS2, swap them out with something deeper if going Mahogany, or your options just open way up if you go with an alternate wood. There, RS2+, potentially the best Grado out there except maybe a modded HP, HF2, RS1, GS, or PS can (all of which are probably going to cost you more to mess with than a RS2).


 

post #3411 of 5003
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spearitsound should still have a pair of demo rs2s. Email and tell them you will give them $300 with no return. I had them a few months back and there were super nice. They gave me a good deal on my rs1s so I returned them. They are not the I version. Still have the RS2 button on them.

 



 


For all I know, the place I got my 125is would give me a great deal on their RS2s. I need a decent amp before I worry about going further up the line. And I need a portable now anyway so everything except maybe an amp are below those for now.
post #3412 of 5003

This little amp I got for like 20 something bucks drives my Grado's easily...Fiio E5 Rechargeable via USB the best bargain in all of headphone land in my opinion.

I can't get the pic to post but here is a link to Amazons ad...

 

http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E5-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B001P9EQH8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1303964303&sr=1-1

post #3413 of 5003
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

As much as I am enjoying my modded SR60i, its not something I would be willing to inflict on a more expensive pair of Grados. Currently eyeing off a pair of Cardas-cabled SR225 - at most, I would quarter mod the pads and leave it at that. Everytime I cracked open the cups on my 60s I felt a twinge of anxiety, even for a pair of cans that cheap - just not willing to go down that road with something costing $300.


What fun would it be with no risk involved?  Besides, if you mess them up, Grado will repair them for a relatively reasonable cost.

 

post #3414 of 5003
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This little amp I got for like 20 something bucks drives my Grado's easily...Fiio E5 Rechargeable via USB the best bargain in all of headphone land in my opinion.

I can't get the pic to post but here is a link to Amazons ad...

 

http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E5-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B001P9EQH8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1303964303&sr=1-1


The problem I have with almost any premade portable amp is the 125 stock cable has a 1/4" plug on it. A big enough amp (Fiio is not big at all) could be modded to use a 1/4" jack and I'd be happy enough, but the way it is, I'd need a big adapter to be using that thing.
post #3415 of 5003
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Originally Posted by eclein View Post

This little amp I got for like 20 something bucks drives my Grado's easily...Fiio E5 Rechargeable via USB the best bargain in all of headphone land in my opinion.

I can't get the pic to post but here is a link to Amazons ad...

 

http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E5-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B001P9EQH8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1303964303&sr=1-1




The problem I have with almost any premade portable amp is the 125 stock cable has a 1/4" plug on it. A big enough amp (Fiio is not big at all) could be modded to use a 1/4" jack and I'd be happy enough, but the way it is, I'd need a big adapter to be using that thing.


Reterminate the 125 cable. That would be easier than adding a 1/4" jack on an amp, I would think.

 

post #3416 of 5003
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Reterminate the 125 cable. That would be easier than adding a 1/4" jack on an amp, I would think.

 

I'd have to say it really depends on the amp. Something like a pa2v2 would be pretty easy to mod.

That's one of the main reasons I look at high end stuff I can't afford or diy as it would provide me with a better option than trying to alter this cable.

And cramming 4 wires in a mini plug is one thing, but this 8 conductor would be a pain in a 3.5mm plug housing.
post #3417 of 5003
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Reterminate the 125 cable. That would be easier than adding a 1/4" jack on an amp, I would think.

 



I'd have to say it really depends on the amp. Something like a pa2v2 would be pretty easy to mod.

That's one of the main reasons I look at high end stuff I can't afford or diy as it would provide me with a better option than trying to alter this cable.

And cramming 4 wires in a mini plug is one thing, but this 8 conductor would be a pain in a 3.5mm plug housing.

 

this plug http://cgi.ebay.com/Gold-Plated-3-5mm-1-8-Stereo-Audio-Connector-1-pcs-/290432395858

 

has the barrel as big as  a standard 6.5mm plug's barrel. I can post some picts if you guys want to. looks very nice too

post #3418 of 5003

ok, so i will go with the sr80i... but what are the differences between them?... betwen 60 and 80?... i never read a review where i could fiind these differences....

post #3419 of 5003

This was mentioned 100 times in this thread and in 100 other threads... Reading some of the earlier posts would do you well.

post #3420 of 5003

The 1/4" adapter works just fine for me with the Fiio. 

 

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