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288 pages later, it is about time that I join this party. 

 

I'm relatively new to this world of headphones, but I've found that the Grado 225i's have thus far been my most rewarding purchase. For the music that I listen to the most, the Grado sound signature just makes them super fun and engaging. Of course, now I'm getting the upgrade-itis and and itching to see how much better I can get. The RS1s are in my future at some point, but this thread has inspired me to get hands-on with some headphones.

 

I recently got a pair of 60's. Very similar sound. A bit more veiled and a bit more boomy, but I'm sure the pads have a lot to do with it. I've ordered a couple of sets of cups from CABILLAS in Spain, so I'm anxiously waiting for them to arrive. Whenever they do, I'm going to quarter-mod the pads, vent the drivers, throw them into the cups, and then have dynamat on stand-by in case any damping is required. 

 

I was hoping to upgrade the cable to silver, but it seems that the price has gone up to be a bit prohibitive. Does anyone else have any other cable recommendations (Mogami? Silver from an international source?)? 

 

Are there any other major mods that I'm overlooking that would be worthwhile? 

 

Really looking forward to this. 

post #4307 of 5003
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Originally Posted by mlantinen View Post

 

If you want my advice, I'd say go with a set of MS1's.  I just did a full woody jacket on a set and did the bass hole mod and sticky tack mod and they turned out great.  You can find them used for around $90 or so or $110 new.  Having owned SR-60's, 80's, 225's, they sound really good.  I found the 80's to lack the transparency of the 225's, but the 225's are way, way to sibilant. 

 

I had a work buddy who's been an audiofile (speaker kinda guy) for 30 years compare them to his SR-200's and he said he would be perfectly happy with the slightly driver modded MS1's if he couldn't have his 200's.  And this guy is quite picky.  He hates my Denon D7000's and vastly prefers his 200's to my Semi-Vintage, Silver Dragon cabled,  RS1's.  So I think that's saying alot. 

 

Maybe hop on the MS1 train for awhile.  I just noticed McProgger has a pair.  Sounds like he loves his. 

 

 

Whoa!  Chris be hot-roddin.  How many outstanding tickets did you have man? 

 

 

Yeah, no hurry to go tearing them apart.  But then again, as one buddy of mine told me (Schwally) "they're only headphones, do what you want with them."  If you want to mod them, then go for it.  Just really read up on it first.  Feel free to pm me if you have any questions.  I've done my fair share of dissecting these toys. 

 

I'm a huge fan of the bowls.  I've tried the jumbos on 60's, 80's and 225's and find them too distant.  I think most of us like Grados because they put you in the front row.  In your face rock.  I prefer that.  I still really, really need to try a pair of the TTVJ flats though. 

 

Now, if you have a pair of MS1's you can Nickchen mod them with the distancers, driver mods, and jumbos.  I haven't tried it yet, but will be in the future.


MS1's are definitely nice. A lot of people love them. I think they *might* have a bit looser quality control.. Because I've seen some people have complaints. But, that is with any product, eh? Personally, I'd grab whichever entry level I found a deal on first.. or a pair of 225s for the nicer drivers. 

 

2 speeding tickets. I got them both within a week from the same police department. They run a little stretch of highway on the way out to my fathers house.. It is the only lettered highway in missouri that I have been on that has a 35mph speed limit coming off the main highway (something about a bus stop. I don't know what in the hell that has to do with anything at 7pm). I've never seen that anywhere else. I assumed it was at least 45mph.. i was wrong. The other one, was just stupid. I knew I was speeding that time..   (the first ticket).

 

Hmmm... I've never tried flats either. Good point about the MS1000 mod. I'm kind curious about that one too. Although, I don't see much of a reason why it couldn't be done on a pair of grados. 

 

 

 

post #4308 of 5003

^ because SR60000 and SR80000 wont sound so cool as MS1000 tongue_smile.gif

 

I guess it can its just that a bunch of people tought it suits better the MS1, gradoas are wonderful, you can do so many things with them

post #4309 of 5003
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^ because SR60000 and SR80000 wont sound so cool as MS1000 tongue_smile.gif

 

I guess it can its just that a bunch of people tought it suits better the MS1, gradoas are wonderful, you can do so many things with them


BUUT.. that thing that gets me.. Is that the ms1's definitely have grado drivers.. that is a given and they are screen modded. Besides that they shouldn't be any different than a sr125.. In theory right?

 

post #4310 of 5003

never tried the sr125, but I can asure you my MS1 is very different from all the SR60 and SR80, even to my SR80 without the "SR80" button.

post #4311 of 5003
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

never tried the sr125, but I can asure you my MS1 is very different from all the SR60 and SR80, even to my SR80 without the "SR80" button.



but, you must keep in mind. There are differences in between one pair of sr60s and the next. That is why people are always all mixed up on how big the upgrades are. I think they are all different. Until someone buys 10 of each pair, I'll just go with what I hear :).

post #4312 of 5003
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BUUT.. that thing that gets me.. Is that the ms1's definitely have grado drivers.. that is a given and they are screen modded. Besides that they shouldn't be any different than a sr125.. In theory right?

 


The drivers are at the very least binned better in higher models starting at the sr225. Therefore the difference between each driver should be minimal in higher end Grados at a minimum. They also likely have to pass more stringent tests to be certified to go into the higher end sets.

 


Edited by BossBorot - 6/9/11 at 2:28pm
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The drivers are at the very least binned better in higher models starting at the sr225. Therefore the difference between each driver should be minimal in higher end Grados at a minimum. They also likely have to pass more stringent tests to be certified to go into the higher end sets.

 

MS1 isn't sr225 or higher. I believe they are supposed to be 125 drivers. 
 

 

post #4314 of 5003
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MS1 isn't sr225 or higher. I believe they are supposed to be 125 drivers. 
 

 


Ah I missed that bit as I cannot buy them I often forget about alessandro products. They do appear to be 125 drivers

 

Why grado allowed them to use their designs is a massive mystery to me as alessandro appears to undercut grados products by a significant margin.

 


Edited by BossBorot - 6/9/11 at 4:56pm
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288 pages later, it is about time that I join this party. 

 

I recently got a pair of 60's. Very similar sound. A bit more veiled and a bit more boomy, but I'm sure the pads have a lot to do with it. I've ordered a couple of sets of cups from CABILLAS in Spain, so I'm anxiously waiting for them to arrive. Whenever they do, I'm going to quarter-mod the pads, vent the drivers, throw them into the cups, and then have dynamat on stand-by in case any damping is required. 

 

 

Welcome to the party.  Have insomnia?  Feel free to post your thoughts or upgrade plans at any hour of the day or night.  We're always open and never close.  I'm also awaiting the cups from Cabillas @ Spain.  From the looks of the cups, you'll have to liberate your Grado drivers by completely removing the plastic surround that the driver is glued into.  From there, the rest of the plastic housing around the driver should be adhered to the cup and bonded.  That's my take on it from the pics I've seen.  While it seems like a bit more work, it should be well worth it in the end.  Also, if you you think your SR-225i Grados sound good now, just wait until you open up about 4 holes on the backside of the driver, add some mass to the magnet via Dynamat and get your everything settled into your wooden cups.  Apply a little ampage via a dedicated amplifier and you'll be saying words you never thought might ever come out of your mouth.  Yes, you'll be that impressed by how much the sound changes. 

post #4316 of 5003

Welcome to the fray Q man.

 

@wje

 

I think the MS1 is a good choice, Allesandro makes a very nice product biggrin.gif

 

Also have you ever tried tape modding your bowls? I did it when I first reaquired the 225 and was listening to it stock. Sharkz posted that Tyll Hersten blog right about the same time I got those and I was just loaned a pair with taped bowls, It's quite amazing what a nice tweak it is.

 

And a co worker has 3 Cassandra Wison CD's he is going to loan me. I dont know which three they are but they will be in the library soon.

 

Oh and this this was just pumping through my headphones...

 

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Ah I missed that bit as I cannot buy them I often forget about alessandro products. They do appear to be 125 drivers

 

Why grado allowed them to use their designs is a massive mystery to me as alessandro appears to undercut grados products by a significant margin.

 

 

I'm seeing one vendor on eBay with free shipping on the MS1i Alessandro headphones.  The price for Buy It Now is $109.00.  He/She is also offering for bids to be submitted.  I'd nab a pair of them for $200, if the shipping were free from California.  
 

 

post #4318 of 5003

you can find MS1 commonly in the FS forums, Ive seen about 2 not long ago

post #4319 of 5003

This thread continues to make me sad. Still don't have a working pair of Grados. I think I am just going to suck it up and buy another pair at this point.

 

People here are doing some awesome stuff though.

post #4320 of 5003
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This thread continues to make me sad. Still don't have a working pair of Grados. I think I am just going to suck it up and buy another pair at this point.

 

People here are doing some awesome stuff though.



Sharkz you could have had a driver in your mailbox 4 days ago. I can mail it tommorow. If you want it PM me.

 

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