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post #10441 of 27008
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Originally Posted by mkrzych View Post

Hello,
I am happy owner of 325is's and to my ears they are not bright as most people are saying about them. Not burnt at all yet, but I will let them to be soon. One question I have. Is it worth to think over the cable change? Does it bring a lot of benefit to change it at all?

The new large cable with the 325is is very adequate unless you don't like the size and weight there is no real reason to change the cable.

It is the same cable that comes with the most expensive Grados.

post #10442 of 27008
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Originally Posted by mkrzych View Post

Hello,
I am happy owner of 325is's and to my ears they are not bright as most people are saying about them. Not burnt at all yet, but I will let them to be soon. One question I have. Is it worth to think over the cable change? Does it bring a lot of benefit to change it at all?

The new large cable with the 325is is very adequate unless you don't like the size and weight there is no real reason to change the cable.

It is the same cable that comes with the most expensive Grados.


OK, seems no need to do it. It is easy to make it twisted time to time, bu I guess that is like that in all Grado cans?
post #10443 of 27008

You can try to modify the rod blocks to stop them twisting.

http://www.head-fi.org/a/adding-rod-locks-to-grado-headphones

If you don't want to drill & screw, use shaft coller locks, but these don't stop the twisting (although with the rubber sleeves it might:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/301685/recommended-grado-sr-80-mods

I use zip ties to stop the slipping. If you leave the end long enough it will also stop the cups from twisting around by hitting the headband:

AppleMark

post #10444 of 27008
Thanks a lot. Other way may be also storing the cans on the nIce wooden stands all the time IMHO.
post #10445 of 27008
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

If so I wonder whether they would consider sending boxes to those of us who bought the RS1i recently... :D

I was thinking the same thing being that I recently purchased the RS!i's myself, but I think its just wishful thinking, and I wouldn't  spend $75.00 on a box for them.

 

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Originally Posted by mkrzych View Post

Hello,
I am happy owner of 325is's and to my ears they are not bright as most people are saying about them. Not burnt at all yet, but I will let them to be soon. One question I have. Is it worth to think over the cable change? Does it bring a lot of benefit to change it at all?

Congratulations on the 325's, enjoy them, the more hours you put on them, the better they sound.

I agree, they are not bright like most people tend to say (at least mine aren't), and I have plenty of hours on mine. They are a great sounding headphone. As far as the recabling, I find nothing wrong with the stack cable. Although I've never heard the 325's with a modded cable, I still wouldn't change it, thats just my opinion.

 

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

You can try to modify the rod blocks to stop them twisting.

http://www.head-fi.org/a/adding-rod-locks-to-grado-headphones

If you don't want to drill & screw, use shaft coller locks, but these don't stop the twisting (although with the rubber sleeves it might:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/301685/recommended-grado-sr-80-mods

I use zip ties to stop the slipping. If you leave the end long enough it will also stop the cups from twisting around by hitting the headband:

AppleMark

Pleeeeease, go to your local hobby store and buy 1/8 chrome shaft collars, and O-rings to place between the rod blocks and the collars!!! LOL!!!

post #10446 of 27008

par baked, by the way you may be able to buy longer set screws to use so the cups won't spin. Also where did you get those rod tips? I like the way they look!

post #10447 of 27008

+1 on the 325is. Not at all harsh with good source material. If you ever get a chance to listen to a good sacd recording over the 325is, you will be in audio heaven.

post #10448 of 27008

I prefer to think of the 325 as 'detailed' and not harsh...

post #10449 of 27008
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

I prefer to think of the 325 as 'detailed' and not harsh...


Exactly, I think that generally Grado's do not like bad recordings. In case of 325is's i did the comparison with 80i and 225i and to me 325is sound more refined than 225i with less forward bass - more natural. The sound and the soundstage are much, much bigger comparing to 80i's.
post #10450 of 27008
Agree totally regarding 325. Good source, recording and amp and they shine. Don't do much straight out of PMPs. Mine never harsh if in the right set up andin which case, I much prefer them with the G cush to L cush.
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These are my current favorite Grados: older MS2 with TTVJ Flats and a Manta headband:

post #10453 of 27008

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Edited by austonia - 1/16/15 at 2:25pm
post #10454 of 27008
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Originally Posted by AK7579 View Post
 

Grado is selling the mahogany box:

 

https://twitter.com/GradoHeadphones/status/402856967393513473

 

Yeah that got ordered.....I'm a sucker.  Was just going to get a generic pelican case for storage, but this popped up.

post #10455 of 27008
The Grado FB page mentioned a special surprise for those who bought...wonder what it will be?
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