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post #3916 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Saintkeat View Post

NICE! guessing your gear budget has grown substantially!

 

wow you both get up at 5am to drive 40 miles to work every day? How do you guys have the energy to drive back home after a long day at work then?


Thanks for the well wishes.  Actually, my drive into the city takes 60 minutes in the morning.  However, 2 hours to drive home at night.  Part of my commute distance (14 miles each way) gets reimbursed as well as my $15.00 per day parking fees.  However, the afternoon drive usually requires me to just use my portable music player and ear buds.  I then listen to music that makes me happy.  Plus, I stay in one lane usually, so I'm not bouncing around in traffic.  Also, Diet Mt. Dew works well for keeping my motor running.  The new commute will only be 17 miles, each way.

 

Keat, Actually, I don't think this will change my budget. I'm just going to chill a bit with the gear that I have, perform a few more mods.  I'll jump on that new FiiO amp when it hits the streets here in the U.S. in a week or so - that should be about all.  My daughter will be heading to college in a year.  That will kill some of the funds as we'll pay the room and board - her tuition is covered with a pre-paid plan.  Also, my commuter car now has over 155,000 miles on it - yet still going strong.  However, we just bought a new vehicle last summer, so I'll have to hold onto my current vehicle for a bit more.  Hopefully, 200,000 miles should be relatively easy to achieve.

 

At the moment, my modified Grado SR225 woody headphones make me feel like a king.  The sound is beautiful.  The rods don't move anymore so they're more comfortable than ever.  I don't see a need to make a dramatic move too quickly.

 

post #3917 of 5003

Thats nice. how old's your daughter btw? ; )

 

If I had your resources I'd probably be interested in another DIY project so to speak, probably that thunderpants project just to mix things up a bit.

 

It'll be a long while before I recover from my sr80 modding expenses... But I probably won't be too bothered by that since I can't imagine better sounding headphones.

post #3918 of 5003

Congrats wje. What you posted makes a lot of sense to me.

 

Enjoy what you have as long as music sounds great. Looking back, when I wasn't even into audio gear, some 25 years ago or so, I could rock out with anything really - I remember listening to music through a tiny battery radio, tucked snugly between my ear and the pillow until falling asleep haha... school early in the morning next day, but I just had to have my nightly fix... in mono :)

post #3919 of 5003
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Thats nice. how old's your daughter btw? ; )

 


She's 17 and a half.  Yup, I'm an old fart.  Actually, just 47 years old.  Had a good life, though.  Military experience, my first corporation paid for my bachelor's degree from a private university.  I spent 17 years with that company, so I'll get a pension.  I then did some other "side" work for about 3 years, before hopping back into corporate life - which has been a little over the past 6 years.  Now, I'll try some local Government work and get out of the defense sector.  I think the 10% cuts proposed for the next 3 years in defense, will hurt some of the contracting agencies.  I just want to land somewhere solid and out of that arena for a while before those cuts hit.

 

post #3920 of 5003

wje, dont send her to college, get more headphones. she's gonna figure out how to survive somehow

post #3921 of 5003
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wje, dont send her to college, get more headphones. she's gonna figure out how to survive somehow


No don't do that... I need somebody my age that has potential as an audiophile. You guys aren't going to be here forever, and we need my generation to shape up and follow some of the good examples of the older generations.
post #3922 of 5003

Congratulations on the new job wje.

 

I figured out what to use for the grill btw, Splatter pan from Walmart.

 

splatter.jpg

 

Painted it gold with some of that Krylon gold metalic. Used it on the gimbal rods, the metal part of the headband and L/R emblems too. Painted eveything else on the headphone assembly Krylon camo brown. The headphone assembly needs some more modding. I think a can of oil rubbed bronze and see how that looks to start instead of the brown, a leather headphone band like eclein's, and make use of the aluminum rings Bila sent me. They sound awesome though. Now it's time to tear apart the 225's.

 

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post #3923 of 5003

very nice Neil! looks classy.

post #3924 of 5003
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She's 17 and a half.

 

Here in Singapore at 17 and a half we're still stuck in Pre-College.. and two years of conscription after that to ensure by the time we get into college we're all growing white hair. Congratulations on your promotion by the way (:
 

 

post #3925 of 5003
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wje, dont send her to college, get more headphones. she's gonna figure out how to survive somehow




No don't do that... I need somebody my age that has potential as an audiophile. You guys aren't going to be here forever, and we need my generation to shape up and follow some of the good examples of the older generations.


Actually, she has my pair of stock SR-60 headphones.  Each time she's driving up our street in our Edge, I can hear the bass thumping. LoL.

 

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Congratulations on the new job wje.

 

I figured out what to use for the grill btw, Splatter pan from Walmart.

 

Painted it gold with some of that Krylon gold metalic. Used it on the gimbal rods, the metal part of the headband and L/R emblems too. Painted eveything else on the headphone assembly Krylon camo brown. The headphone assembly needs some more modding. I think a can of oil rubbed bronze and see how that looks to start instead of the brown, a leather headphone band like eclein's, and make use of the aluminum rings Bila sent me. They sound awesome though. Now it's time to tear apart the 225's.

 

 


Thanks - and nice work on those grills.  If you need some rod locks, let me know.  The zinc ones could be painted the same color as your rods if you wanted to lock things down.
 

 



 



 

post #3926 of 5003


Why would he want an audiophile son in law? She would be lied to all the time about how much things cost. Spend most of her nights alone on the couch while he takes apart headphones and puts them back together.
 

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Actually, she has my pair of stock SR-60 headphones.  Each time she's driving up our street in our Edge, I can hear the bass thumping. LoL.

 


Thanks - and nice work on those grills.  If you need some rod locks, let me know.  The zinc ones could be painted the same color as your rods if you wanted to lock things down.
 

 





 



 



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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

wje, dont send her to college, get more headphones. she's gonna figure out how to survive somehow




No don't do that... I need somebody my age that has potential as an audiophile. You guys aren't going to be here forever, and we need my generation to shape up and follow some of the good examples of the older generations.


 

post #3927 of 5003

^hahaha

post #3928 of 5003

It's ok for you guys,i have to get up at 9am,as the dog pulls the quilt off the bed about that time.

Have finally picked up the courage to give my 325i's the full Bilavideo mods.Not put the 80's on since.

Love the sound ,these should see me out.So thanks for everything Bill,don't think i will ever need another pair of phones. eek.gif

post #3929 of 5003

Interesting.

 

I just took the 225's apart and realized the plastic driver housing is different than the SR60's. I'm guesing that's been discussed. The 4 connector cable I was aware of, as well as the magnet being coated with something, but the driver housing difference was one I wasnt expecting. So it would appear just based on visual observation that the difference between the SR60 and the 225 are an upgraded cable, the coated magnet, more plastic in the driver housing, and bowls rather than comfies.

 

SR225 002.JPG

post #3930 of 5003

I knew 325is was like that, didn't know 225i is too.

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