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post #16 of 27

In that case he should get the Grados. They work very well with rock music. It's just the same sound as when you turn on a "rock" EQ preset on a mp3 player.
 

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A warm setup. I can listen to my 325i's (which some claim are the brightest of the bunch) for hours with no issues. Maybe I am a treblehead...I don't know. I just know what sounds good to my ears and that is Grado on tubes. The OP also stated he likes treble more than bass. Sounds like Grado is a good match for what he is looking for. If not, sell them off/return them and try again.

post #17 of 27
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A warm setup. I can listen to my 325i's (which some claim are the brightest of the bunch) for hours with no issues. Maybe I am a treblehead...I don't know. I just know what sounds good to my ears and that is Grado on tubes. The OP also stated he likes treble more than bass. Sounds like Grado is a good match for what he is looking for. If not, sell them off/return them and try again.




 

What's the soundstage like on 325s? SR80i have ZILCHO for soundstage.

And yes, I had to EQ the treble down.
post #18 of 27

From the time I spent with the SR80's during demo...the 325i's have better sound stage but still nowhere near large and with your new HD650's, I dare say to compare the two would not even be possible though I have never listened to the 650's. I know that my 770 Pro 80's had a much larger sound stage than the 325's. However, the 325's have excellent separation. You can really differentiate the instrumentation but it sounds like it is right up in your face....very intimate. I do miss the larger sound stage but the up close and personal is growing on me some. I would like to get something with a large open sound stage in my arsenal at some point. I would very much love to demo some HD650's too. I am hoping my audio guy gets some in soon though my wallet is not.

 

As far as treble...I don't know. I still cannot believe so many people complain about Grados and the 325's especially. Perhaps my ears have changed. I used to own some Alessandro MS1's which I read on here as being very smooth sounding and I could not even keep them on my ears they hurt so bad. It's just kinda weird to me. I have also added G-cushions to my 325's which cut the highs down some and I actually had to EQ them back up...lol


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post #19 of 27
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From the time I spent with the SR80's during demo...the 325i's have better sound stage but still nowhere near large and with your new HD650's, I dare say to compare the two would not even be possible though I have never listened to the 650's. I know that my 770 Pro 80's had a much larger sound stage than the 325's. However, the 325's have excellent separation. You can really differentiate the instrumentation but it sounds like it is right up in your face....very intimate. I do miss the larger sound stage but the up close and personal is growing on me some. I would like to get something with a large open sound stage in my arsenal at some point. I would very much love to demo some HD650's too. I am hoping my audio guy gets some in soon though my wallet is not.



 



As far as treble...I don't know. I still cannot believe so many people complain about Grados and the 325's especially. Perhaps my ears have changed. I used to own some Alessandro MS1's which I read on here as being very smooth sounding and I could not even keep them on my ears they hurt so bad. It's just kinda weird to me. I have also added G-cushions to my 325's which cut the highs down some and I actually had to EQ them back up...lol




 

You live in WV? Where? I'm in Salem, VA - you could come up and demo them if you want. Bring your Grados and amp (if you have one).

There's a meet in Charlotte, NC in February - a really nice collection of cans and amps - te guy with the LCD-2 is noncommittal so far, though...and those are the set I really want to hear.
post #20 of 27

eh, how can anyone stand listening to grados w/ electronica? sounds terrible to my ears.

post #21 of 27

Yeah...your ears.
 

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eh, how can anyone stand listening to grados w/ electronica? sounds terrible to my ears.

post #22 of 27

Funny...I used to live in Salem, WV...lol...I am in Romney which is in the eastern panhandle...pretty far from you. 5-6 hours away maybe. I am about 3 hours or so from Richmond.
 

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You live in WV? Where? I'm in Salem, VA - you could come up and demo them if you want. Bring your Grados and amp (if you have one).There's a meet in Charlotte, NC in February - a really nice collection of cans and amps - te guy with the LCD-2 is noncommittal so far, though...and those are the set I really want to hear.
post #23 of 27
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Funny...I used to live in Salem, WV...lol...I am in Romney which is in the eastern panhandle...pretty far from you. 5-6 hours away maybe. I am about 3 hours or so from Richmond.
 





 

Salem, VA - not WV. Google Maps pins it at about 4 hours...but Google Maps can be off as far as that goes.
post #24 of 27

I bet 9 out of 10 of the people that say Grados are too bright wear them the wrong way.

The bowls must be worn ON ear, not semi-over ear. Make sure the driver isn't in front of your eardrum, but put it more forward, so much that the backside tips of your ears are clearly visible and not covered by the bowls.

It takes away the harshness treble and it gives a better sense of depth. 

post #25 of 27
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All right I went with the SR80's. $100 is about my limt right now, as this is my first venture into decent headphones. As far as headphones go, the most expensive ones I've bought before these Grado's were the $30 Skullcandy Uprock's.

post #26 of 27

Right...that was my point...same town, different state. Just thought it was kinda funny. But maybe it wasn't.
 

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Salem, VA - not WV. Google Maps pins it at about 4 hours...but Google Maps can be off as far as that goes.
post #27 of 27

Well, you will be amazed at the increase in sound quality over the Skullcandys. 

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