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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post
 

Grado is perfect for you. They are anything but veiled. Keep in mind, if you like lots of bass, you'll miss that with Grados but they do highs/mids wonderfully. I have the 325's and they are awesome. I recommend them to anyone. Especially if you mod them and use the G-cushes. I've listened to the RS1 and RS2 and they are also wonderful. To my ears, not enough difference between those two to warrant the price difference. The RS2 seemed slightly warmer in sound, not sure if more refined is exactly how I'd describe them but there's certainly something to the woodies that make the special. I just received my Bushmill woodies today and so far they've been simply awesome. 


I'm curious as to what music you listen to? I think what it will come down to is which particular model is better suited for my kind of music (softer rock as opposed to more aggressive, harder rock). I've heard people say that the 325is are more aggressive, although there are a few who say that the 225is are more aggressive. Do you think the agressiveness of the model is a good way to come to a decision, considering I won't have the chance to test them?

 

By the way, I just want to make it clear that the models I'm looking to buy will be the "is" just in case that changes anyone's opinion.


Edited by sotto123 - 12/10/13 at 4:48pm
post #10907 of 18777
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Thanks for the interest, but ArmAndHammer had responded to my offer, and I'm waiting to from him again shortly. I'll let you know what happens.

Also keep in mind shipping costs, I'm in the U.S.A


i had decided to move mine, joedoe is going to drive up from birmingham to pick it up , i just wasn't using it much, and the vali is very good with the rs1i right now, very dynamic

post #10908 of 18777
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Originally Posted by sotto123 View Post
 


I'm curious as to what music you listen to? I think what it will come down to is which particular model is better suited for my kind of music (softer rock as opposed to more aggressive, harder rock). I've heard people say that the 325is are more aggressive, although there are a few who say that the 225is are more aggressive. Do you think the agressiveness of the model is a good way to come to a decision, considering I won't have the chance to test them?

 

By the way, I just want to make it clear that the models I'm looking to buy will be the "is" just in case that changes anyone's opinion.

Pretty wide variety. A lot of rock, both classic and modern stuff. A little metal. Been hitting up some country lately which the Grados do great with. Some metal. Blues. My favorite is acoustic stuff. The Grados are just fantastic with acoustic music. Again, stuff that's really bass heavy wouldn't be the best match although the Bushmills might be a game changer. These bad boys have a lot of bass.

post #10909 of 18777
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


i had decided to move mine, joedoe is going to drive up from birmingham to pick it up , i just wasn't using it much, and the vali is very good with the rs1i right now, very dynamic

To most this might sound strange, but I use my 325's at the desktop, and prefer the sound (after switching the other day) of the Magni/Modi combo over the LD/Modi. I've always said the opposite of most 325 owners, where mine are not bright/harsh at all from day one, and the LD is a bit warm for them to me, and I've already changed the OP-AMP (B-B 2107) and the tubes. But being I got the WA6, (not going nuts trying tubes for both amps), I'd rather roll these tubes instead. As a matter of fact I already ordered different driver tubes for the WA6 just for fun, plus the M/M is brighter sounding to me for the 325's, so I prefer this combo and don't want the LD to sit packed away forever.

Glad to hear your enjoying your Vali!!!

post #10910 of 18777
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Originally Posted by sotto123 View Post
 
 


Do you think the agressiveness of the model is a good way to come to a decision, considering I won't have the chance to test them?

 

 

You must live in a country that does not have amazon.  Correct?

post #10911 of 18777
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

To most this might sound strange, but I use my 325's at the desktop, and prefer the sound (after switching the other day) of the Magni/Modi combo over the LD/Modi. I've always said the opposite of most 325 owners, where mine are not bright/harsh at all from day one, and the LD is a bit warm for them to me, and I've already changed the OP-AMP (B-B 2107) and the tubes. But being I got the WA6, (not going nuts trying tubes for both amps), I'd rather roll these tubes instead. As a matter of fact I already ordered different driver tubes for the WA6 just for fun, plus the M/M is brighter sounding to me for the 325's, so I prefer this combo and don't want the LD to sit packed away forever.

Glad to hear your enjoying your Vali!!!


Yep, I'm one of the ones that think the 325is are very bright with the M/M will need to try them on the Vali just for kicks. I like the PS500 as they have the bass I like and not as bright compared to the 3252is.  Did not care for the RS1is...

post #10912 of 18777
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 


Yep, I'm one of the ones that think the 325is are very bright with the M/M will need to try them on the Vali just for kicks. I like the PS500 as they have the bass I like and not as bright compared to the 3252is.  Did not care for the RS1is...

Yeah, very strange, but my 325is's are not/never where bright at all, and are very picky as far as amplification. I actually need a bright sounding amp/dac for the sound I prefer from these headphones.

What was it you didn't like about the RS1i's?

post #10913 of 18777

My 325's weren't too bright to me either. That's coming from someone that can't stand the SR80 or Alessandros due to brightness. I tend to lean towards warm so that's why I loved my LD1+ so much with the rolled tubes in my sig.

post #10914 of 18777
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Yeah, very strange, but my 325is's are not/never where bright at all, and are very picky as far as amplification. I actually need a bright sounding amp/dac for the sound I prefer from these headphones.

What was it you didn't like about the RS1i's?


Been a while but I preferred the PS500 to them, not really sure about the details of why, though.  Just means I will need to give them another listen I guess, :biggrin: 

 

Oh and the 325is were to bright specifically on the magni for me, the are better on the asgard2...


Edited by bearFNF - 12/10/13 at 7:56pm
post #10915 of 18777
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


i had decided to move mine, joedoe is going to drive up from birmingham to pick it up , i just wasn't using it much, and the vali is very good with the rs1i right now, very dynamic

After I replace the Little Dot, that'll be my next purchase if I don't bump it up to the Asgard 2.


Edited by ArmAndHammer - 12/10/13 at 8:11pm
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Would anyone say that an amp is necessary for the SR225i?

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IMO, yes. I mean not 100% required, but you'll never get the full potential without one. 

post #10918 of 18777
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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post
 

Would anyone say that an amp is necessary for the SR225i?

 

Amps aren't necessary for any Grado, but a well matched amp will bring out the best out of them, especially the higher end models.

post #10919 of 18777
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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post
 

Would anyone say that an amp is necessary for the SR225i?


Nah.....you do not need an amp.  All of the Grados that I have tried sound pretty nice unamped.

 

But....if you find an amp that just simply matches your headphones for the sound that you really like.......your cans will definitely go to another level.

 

You will know it as soon as you hear it  :smile:

 

I have found that solid state amps are more aggressive and bright.......tube amps are much warmer and make the upper end smoooooooooth.

post #10920 of 18777
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Thanks for the interest, but ArmAndHammer had responded to my offer, and I'm waiting to from him again shortly. I'll let you know what happens.

Also keep in mind shipping costs, I'm in the U.S.A

Understood! :)
May just buy a new one anyway! :D

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