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post #3451 of 5003
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Originally Posted by KneelJung View Post




At some point no amount of reading and obsessing can take the place of making a decision and getting a set of phones to put on your ears. The bigger problem is Grado's are addicting. So whether you end up with the 60 or the 80 at some point your going to want to up Grado. Spending to much time on Head Fi is also a very costly endeavor in and of itself. So your wallet is now basically subject to the whims of your irrational emotional need to try and catch the wind. In a word sir you are...



+1 just buy something :). You could have been listening to grado's and dreaming of a mod or upgrade for the last 100 or so hours. I do research before I buy things too, but nothing is worth 100's of hours of research.. (although, because of the good quality of this thread and my interest in modding, I have no idea how many hours I spent reading this thread before I bought  a pair.. Certainly not 100 though).

 

TL:DR if you haven't found any real differences during 150 hours of research, don't expect to find it now and just buy whichever pair strikes your fancy/you find a deal on.

post #3452 of 5003

In the old non-i days I think the SR-80 would have the upper hand, because stock they ship with bowls. Since the improved versions Grado now ships them with the comfies, the ones that also come with the MS-1 and SR-60. In this new situation the only difference between the two is in the drivers and from what I have read they are all pretty close and only the SR-225 and SR-325 are real step-ups from the others.

 

So it depends on you. The SR-80 drivers might be slightly better, but how much better? And will it be justified by the costs? The only way to find out is to buy one of them. ;-)

post #3453 of 5003

Hey Bill... slap, slap! Check PM box please.

post #3454 of 5003

Hey guys, wow this thread grows so friggin fast...

 My adapter 1/4" to mini is straight from the famous cable maker and all around parts supplier for the masses- Radioshack

It works and I use the Grado's with my portable rig very rarely so I just needed something that worked.

 

I've been launched into the world of IEM's lately so I haven't been following as closely as I'd like.

 

Hey Sharkz check your PM's

post #3455 of 5003

anybody seen bigbill lately?

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anybody seen bigbill lately?



I'm here, whats up?

 

post #3457 of 5003

hello there!

 

so, what's the story behind the 3B headbands? I might be interested in one tongue_smile.gif

post #3458 of 5003
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Not exactly.  There was a vendor on eBay a few weeks ago selling the adapters for about $12.00 + $1.00 or so shipping.




What are you saying not exactly to?

$5.09 Neutrik Locking 1/4" Jack: http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Connectors/1-4in-Phone-Connectors/Neutrik-USA-Inc/NJ3FC6.xhtml?NJ3FC6
$1.10 Rean 3.5mm stereo plug: http://www.markertek.com/Connectors-Adapters/Audio-Adapters/3-5mm-Adapters/REAN-a-Brand-of-Neutrik-AG/NYS231G.xhtml?NYS231AU
$1.10 Mogami Mini Quad W2534: http://www.markertek.com/Cables/Bulk-Wire-Cable/Bulk-Audio-Cable/Mogami-Wire-Cable-Corp/W2534-00-A.xhtml?2534%20WH

That's a foot long one for $7.29+$8.81 shipping (to my house anyway). $16.10 for a locking one that's 4" longer. A matter of $3 is pretty much nothing if you care about locking connectors (which you could also eliminate to cheapen it) and that extra bit of length then this is a better deal.

And when it's tagged on with more cable and plugs for interconnects, recabling, and other assorted projects, the shipping cost of those 3 parts in relation to total shipping drops off a lot making it cheaper in such a situation.

And Chris, yeah I know it can give away your intentions, but really, LMGTFY is already a waste of time. If you care enough to make that happen, just give them the google link itself. And there was a thread here recently about fearing short links so I figure I should help the link fearing ones out smily_headphones1.gif


Actually, neither of those connectors is what I was referring to.  I was noting that there are Genuine Grado 1/4" to 1/8" adapters (with an 8" cable) avilable in the range of $15.00.  They are of an excellent build quality.


 

 

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At some point no amount of reading and obsessing can take the place of making a decision and getting a set of phones to put on your ears. The bigger problem is Grado's are addicting. So whether you end up with the 60 or the 80 at some point your going to want to up Grado. Spending to much time on Head Fi is also a very costly endeavor in and of itself. So your wallet is now basically subject to the whims of your irrational emotional need to try and catch the wind. In a word sir you are...


I'm going to disagree with you here I'm not going to buy another Grado. They aren't that addicting. My next headphones are robably going to be Beyerdynamic, or AKG k701. Grados aren't that great for metal.

 

post #3460 of 5003

Grados handle all I throw at them. I havent heard any other brands except for bose and my triple fis. Is there a can that handles a genre better than the other? Sure there is. I cannot claim that everyone here is like this but from reading it seems people only listen to a certain part of a song over and over again to find the tinest difference between headphones.

 

When I first got into grados, I tried the same thing but it became tiresome  quickly. So I finally stopped trying to hear the fancy words for souunds that gets thrown around here and just started enjoying what I had.

 

 I do however plan on getting a pair of LCD2s by the end of the year. I read enough about them and think they look pretty sweet. I will have to sell my grados to fund this though.

 

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I'm going to disagree with you here I'm not going to buy another Grado. They aren't that addicting. My next headphones are robably going to be Beyerdynamic, or AKG k701. Grados aren't that great for metal.

 



 

post #3461 of 5003

Anything with regards to headband? You didn't reply back to my last few messages?
 

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I'm here, whats up?

 



 

post #3462 of 5003

??????

 

If you buy a K701 for metal I think you're going to be sorely disappointed lol
 

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Originally Posted by Danthrax View Post




I'm going to disagree with you here I'm not going to buy another Grado. They aren't that addicting. My next headphones are robably going to be Beyerdynamic, or AKG k701. Grados aren't that great for metal.

 



 

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Originally Posted by lawrywild View Post

??????

 

If you buy a K701 for metal I think you're going to be sorely disappointed lol
 


Hey guys, long time, right?  I haven't been on lately.  I took a spill in the kiddie park and really screwed up my foot.  It's not broken, just some torn ligaments, nothing a little time and some babying won't heal.

 

About using the K701 for metal . . . Don't.  The K701's best quality is this lightness it has, a lightness that leaves it a little anemic when it comes to bass.  Unless you have a very warm amp, it's a lousy fit.  The K701 is a terrific headphone for acoustic tracks that need a crisp top-end, short of forking out the dough for an HD800, a T1 or - as it turns out - an LCD2.  All of those choices need good amping, too, but the K701 will be working a lot harder to tone down the heavy sheen and siss of metal.

 

Long story short, you won't like it.

 

If you want a can that is better suited for metal, the T1 does a really nice job because of the way it is built.  I'm not a true believer when it comes to claims of "revolutionary" driver designs.  Both the HD800 and the T1 use ring magnets to leave no cone in the middle for cone breakup.  But the lowly DT770 will do it, especially if modded to eliminate the canny sound of that plastic closed chamber and cabled to max out the bass output.  I'm just now sending back a headphone to a friend who loaned me his, allowing me to mod his little baby - the DT770.  I took off the back, replaced it with a Grado-style open chamber and was quite impressed with its ability to do high and low with righteous indignation.

 

The beyer drivers have a thick rubbery material on the front, which is a low-tech way of dealing with cone break-up.  It's not as snazzy as eliminating the cone with ring magnets, and the greater mass should reduce the HF, but it's surprising how much decent HF you can get out of the DT770 if you simply get rid of that closed plastic bowl on the back.  

 

P.S. As a reminder that I am as wont as anyone else to make my own share of blunders, I will confess that I killed one of the drivers and had to buy a replacement for $70.  So, if you take the DT770 apart, do it with a little more care than I used and you should have a metal-cranking wonder on your hands.

post #3464 of 5003

But I like my AKG 240's for metal? I don't care about bass I listen more to Death Metal and Technical metal so it fits more with Classical music than Metallica metal. I also use my headphones for gaming, and Grado's aren't great for that either. I'm probably going to get Beyerdynamics since I've heard they are a mixture of Grado and AKG.

post #3465 of 5003

Guys.......I found an awesome deal so I must brag about it.....a guy I know from another forum is selling me a HM602 for like $250....this guy is very good with his stuff, he has all three models and told me the 602 was the nicest and he doesn't use them much anymore so boom....he's sending that baby out to me next week!!!   YEAHH!!!!!

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