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post #10261 of 18577
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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

 

up to almost $300 now with 4 days to go. 

 

i'm guessing this will end up at $500+ just for the HP1000 drivers :eek:

 

Are people not aware that there happens to be legitimate auction sniping software available?  Then again, the seller must be quite happy to see the price going up each day until the close of the auction.

post #10262 of 18577
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

Are people not aware that there happens to be legitimate auction sniping software available?  Then again, the seller must be quite happy to see the price going up each day until the close of the auction.

 

i think the bidders know it's going to sell for a lot higher than it is now, so throwing a 250 or 300 bid out there is just toying around.

 

personally i like esnipe, used them for hundreds of items and it's never failed me. 

 

curious, are HP1000 drivers actually better than modern drivers in the top-end models..? (if so then why did Grado change?)

post #10263 of 18577

Guess I'm not the only one who trolls ebay for vintage Grados. So am I bidding against anyone on here for the 200's? I really want to add some hp drivers to the collection.

post #10264 of 18577
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Guys, I think I've contracted a case of Grado-itis. I've got both the HD650 and 600 and more times than not, I find myself preferring the Grado sound over the Senns... 

 

Even my MS1i and (at the time) 225i's were getting more head time than the Senns. I think that some members of the Grado family are still too aggressive for me ie. 325/MS2, SR125, but I really like everything about the MS1. This recent development also has made me VERY curious to get my hands on some upper level Grados, especially of the RS1/2 variety. If anyone is looking for a permanent trade or a two week loan, please PM!

 

Now time to show the L cushes some love...


And all this time I thought I was the only one. From time to time I still wonder why it is I prefer the sound of a $300 phone over that of a $600 one, even more so when I find that 90% of the people on this forum feel the opposite. My own personal opinion...Sr325i is the best phone I have heard for less than $1000. Having said that though I am still planning on getting an RS1i when I get my tax refund this coming year, so that may change...slightly! :)

post #10265 of 18577
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And all this time I thought I was the only one. From time to time I still wonder why it is I prefer the sound of a $300 phone over that of a $600 one, even more so when I find that 90% of the people on this forum feel the opposite. My own personal opinion...Sr325i is the best phone I have heard for less than $1000. Having said that though I am still planning on getting an RS1i when I get my tax refund this coming year, so that may change...slightly! :)

Haha, hey says with a 650 as his avatar.... 

 

Just kidding mate!

post #10266 of 18577
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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

curious, are HP1000 drivers actually better than modern drivers in the top-end models..? (if so then why did Grado change?)

IIRC, the HP-1000 drivers were outsourced from a Japanese company and then modified by Grado.

After they bought the initial 1000 sets, the Japanese drivers were no longer available. 

Grado then had to figure out a long term solution and developed the 'in house' current Grado drivers.


Edited by parbaked - 11/7/13 at 8:59pm
post #10267 of 18577
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

IIRC, the HP-1000 drivers were outsourced from a Japanese company and then modified by Grado.

After they bought the initial 1000 sets, the Japanese drivers were no longer available. 

Grado then had to figure out a long term solution and developed the 'in house' current Grado drivers.

 

Interesting. Wonder why they can't seem to replicate the same quality?

 

edit: too much beer


Edited by austonia - 11/7/13 at 9:26pm
post #10268 of 18577
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Haha, hey says with a 650 as his avatar.... 

 

Just kidding mate!


Actually that is a pair of 580's <g>

post #10269 of 18577
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 

Guess I'm not the only one who trolls ebay for vintage Grados. So am I bidding against anyone on here for the 200's? I really want to add some hp drivers to the collection.

 

You aren't the only one.

post #10270 of 18577
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 

Guess I'm not the only one who trolls ebay for vintage Grados. So am I bidding against anyone on here for the 200's? I really want to add some hp drivers to the collection.

 

OK.  But, if you are to continue, we have to have some form of agreement.  We'll have to commit to our travels on ebay for said headphones on alternate weeks.  I don't want to get tangled in a potential purchase you'll make, and the same would go for you.

 

Just tell me if you'd like to take the duty starting this Sunday, and that would run for one week.  Then, the following Sunday, I'll take the watch.  Meanwhile, if it's not YOUR week, you can't bid, snipe, use an alternate ebay name, or have a friend buy them as I wouldn't like any extra competition during my week?  I'd do the same to respect your buying priority, too.  :D

post #10271 of 18577

Does it make any sense to have 3 or 4 pairs? I'm sorry for my wallet already and I just bought my first Grado. When I think how much they cost in Europe I can't hope I will have spare pairs someday.

You can't listen to all of them at once, do you? :)


Edited by Rauliki - 11/8/13 at 1:27am
post #10272 of 18577
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Originally Posted by Rauliki View Post
 

Does it make any sense to have 3 or 4 pairs? I'm sorry for my wallet already and I just bought my first Grado. When I think how much they cost in Europe I can't hope I will have spare pairs someday.

You can't listen to all of them at once, do you? :)

 

If you like some variations of the headphones, then more than one pair is a likely option.  Or, if you like headphones, having more than one pair can be good, too.   But, you're right, you can't use both at the same time.

post #10273 of 18577
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

If you like some variations of the headphones, then more than one pair is a likely option.  Or, if you like headphones, having more than one pair can be good, too.   But, you're right, you can't use both at the same time.


I know. I love the sound of my sr60 (vintage) and I'm looking for even better one. The problem is I would like to listen to some other grados before I make a choice.

post #10274 of 18577
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

OK.  But, if you are to continue, we have to have some form of agreement.  We'll have to commit to our travels on ebay for said headphones on alternate weeks.  I don't want to get tangled in a potential purchase you'll make, and the same would go for you.

 

Just tell me if you'd like to take the duty starting this Sunday, and that would run for one week.  Then, the following Sunday, I'll take the watch.  Meanwhile, if it's not YOUR week, you can't bid, snipe, use an alternate ebay name, or have a friend buy them as I wouldn't like any extra competition during my week?  I'd do the same to respect your buying priority, too.  :D


I think you might be kidding around, but how about we just keep each other posted on what we're bidding on? I'm probably going to bow out of the 200's pretty soon since I've already exceeded my grado budget for the month. I bought a HPA-1 amp on audiogon :L3000:

post #10275 of 18577
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 


I think you might be kidding around, but how about we just keep each other posted on what we're bidding on? I'm probably going to bow out of the 200's pretty soon since I've already exceeded my grado budget for the month. I bought a HPA-1 amp on audiogon :L3000:

 

Yes.  Of course I was kidding.  If I'm talking about something specific - drivers or other customizing process, etc., I'll be serious in my response as I share the information.  However, when I respond to people talking about opportunities and other miscellaneous banter, I will most likely respond with humor.  It might be dry humor, but it will still be humor. :D

 

For most of my career life, I've been known as a smart ass, where I've taken many opportunities to interject humor into something that is being discussed.  Most times when I do this, it is more along the lines of being subliminal, but it will still be present.  :p

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