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post #10996 of 21215
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post


The thing is, I got them pretty cheap, they looked good in the pics and there was no mention of any problems with them. I even asked him a couple of questions and he replied promptly and in detail... I don't want to have to give them up frown.gif lol
If he refunds me the money I asked for, then I will keep them and send them off to Grado, if not, then they will have to go back frown.gif

You know when you're excited to get something and then something goes wrong, it breaks your heart! Haha!


Hey SJWorne, remember we were talking about the two pairs of 325is' on eBay? Well you might be able to get a pair sooner than you think. Unless things change quite a bit according to my ears in a day then I'll either send them back to the the guy I bought them from or sell them myself. Far too uncomfortable and bright for my liking. They sound amazing for the first 5 songs, but then I have to take them off.

 

To anyone else reading, how do you think I'd fair with the SR225is'? I know they're not quite as bright which is clearly a plus for me, but how about soundstage, detail, imaging and comfort? The way they handle soft rock, pop and indie is also very important to me. In other words, non-aggressive music. I actually ordered a pair of K601's yesterday to try and fill the gap between the HD600's and 325is'.

post #10997 of 21215
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Hey SJWorne, remember we were talking about the two pairs of 325is' on eBay? Well you might be able to get a pair sooner than you think. Unless things change quite a bit according to my ears in a day then I'll either send them back to the the guy I bought them from or sell them myself. Far too uncomfortable and bright for my liking. They sound amazing for the first 5 songs, but then I have to take them off.

 

To anyone else reading, how do you think I'd fair with the SR225is'? I know they're not quite as bright which is clearly a plus for me, but how about soundstage, detail, imaging and comfort? The way they handle soft rock, pop and indie is also very important to me. In other words, non-aggressive music. I actually ordered a pair of K601's yesterday to try and fill the gap between the HD600's and 325is'.


I've owned both in the recent past. If the 325is are too bright for you, the 225i aren't going to be much better. They were a touch less bright to my ears, but it was really just different flavours of the same sound, not a night-and-day difference.  Comfort, on the other had, was much improved - the 225i are much lighter and put way less pressure on your ears.

 

FWIW I thought the 225i were by far the better headphone - they sounded more 'natural' than the 325is (even after I woodied my 325is!) and the comfort improvement was significant. They do sound different, just not that different ...

post #10998 of 21215
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I've owned both in the recent past. If the 325is are too bright for you, the 225i aren't going to be much better. They were a touch less bright to my ears, but it was really just different flavours of the same sound, not a night-and-day difference.  Comfort, on the other had, was much improved - the 225i are much lighter and put way less pressure on your ears.

 

FWIW I thought the 225i were by far the better headphone - they sounded more 'natural' than the 325is (even after I woodied my 325is!) and the comfort improvement was significant. They do sound different, just not that different ...


I probably should have said too harsh instead of bright. It's the treble that's too much for my ears. I actually quite like the bright sound, as it really has me tapping my toes and feeling the music. Does this change your opinion?

post #10999 of 21215

my little box from todd the vinyl junkie got here friday, i got my flats , and they are on the rs1i now, interesting......

post #11000 of 21215
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Originally Posted by sotto123 View Post
 


Hey SJWorne, remember we were talking about the two pairs of 325is' on eBay? Well you might be able to get a pair sooner than you think. Unless things change quite a bit according to my ears in a day then I'll either send them back to the the guy I bought them from or sell them myself. Far too uncomfortable and bright for my liking. They sound amazing for the first 5 songs, but then I have to take them off.

 

To anyone else reading, how do you think I'd fair with the SR225is'? I know they're not quite as bright which is clearly a plus for me, but how about soundstage, detail, imaging and comfort? The way they handle soft rock, pop and indie is also very important to me. In other words, non-aggressive music. I actually ordered a pair of K601's yesterday to try and fill the gap between the HD600's and 325is'.

PM'd you! :)

Also, what cans do you have at the minute?
Have you heard the 125i's?  I love mine but just thought I would try the 325's! :)
I was thinking we could do a bit of a trade? But I don't know what you have at the minute anyway :)

post #11001 of 21215
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

my little box from todd the vinyl junkie got here friday, i got my flats , and they are on the rs1i now, interesting......

 

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

my little box from todd the vinyl junkie got here friday, i got my flats , and they are on the rs1i now, interesting......

Let us know how you like them.

I liked them on the 80i's, but that was it me.

post #11002 of 21215

When I was trying out Grados, I tried hard to like the 225's more than the 325's because of price difference...couldn't force myself. I took the 325's home. I found that modding them helped alot at taming what harshness there was but I didn't find mine to be harsh to start with. Maybe I got lucky with mine or maybe there's a slight difference in the older models? I don't know and I'm pretty sensitive to bright headphones...some much so that I had some Alessandro's a while back that where so horrible I wanted to shove an icepick in my ears to make the terrible noise stop. But I can understand not wanting to mod yours since there's no guarantee it will help in your situation and people aren't likely going to want to buy already modded headphones.

post #11003 of 21215
I enjoy how bright the Grados are... Although I don't think that the sr125i's are that bright? What do you guys think? But I want more wink.gif
post #11004 of 21215
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Originally Posted by sotto123 View Post
 


I probably should have said too harsh instead of bright. It's the treble that's too much for my ears. I actually quite like the bright sound, as it really has me tapping my toes and feeling the music. Does this change your opinion?


225i/325is are both bright headphones, no worries there! I also found the 325is harsher, but the difference was minor compared with the difference in comfort. I just couldn't wear the 325is for more than about 1/2 hour, whereas the plastic Grados I find perfectly comfortable.

 

I have some RS2 now, and they are even lighter ... practically melt away once the music starts :smile:

post #11005 of 21215

Same with the Bushmills. They are SOOOO light. I don't find the 325's uncomfy really but I am using G-cushes on them so that makes a big difference in comfort, and sound.

post #11006 of 21215
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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post
 


225i/325is are both bright headphones, no worries there! I also found the 325is harsher, but the difference was minor compared with the difference in comfort. I just couldn't wear the 325is for more than about 1/2 hour, whereas the plastic Grados I find perfectly comfortable.

 

I have some RS2 now, and they are even lighter ... practically melt away once the music starts :smile:

 

Thanks for your input. Will have to give the 325is' a good listen to over the next couple of hours to see if I can adjust.

 

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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

PM'd you! :)

Also, what cans do you have at the minute?
Have you heard the 125i's?  I love mine but just thought I would try the 325's! :)
I was thinking we could do a bit of a trade? But I don't know what you have at the minute anyway :)

 

I just replied to your PM. Just have the HD600's at the moment, and a pair of K601's should be on their way. I'm kind of tempted to sell both of these though and pay a bit more to get the T1 or Rs1i though - I mean I'm probably going to get there eventually :gs1000smile:

post #11007 of 21215

you know how things go with youtube, one thing leads to another, and another, then you find a gem

 

post #11008 of 21215

^
Most excellent pick. I'm glad to see that Jeff Healey has gone well beyond of his Toronto roots. I've been a fan since the 1980s when he got started. Such a sad story losing his vision to cancer as a young child (only 1 year old) and then dying at a young age (41)....I'm currently 41...way too young to go and he was such a fantastic talent!

post #11009 of 21215

i forget where i saw him first, it was before him being in roadhouse, but he was a one of a kind talent for sure

post #11010 of 21215
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i forget where i saw him first, it was before him being in roadhouse, but he was a one of a kind talent for sure

:beerchug:

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