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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I don't know what is going on but these 225s that I got have got some very deep and powerful bass. I mean the bass performance is close to my D2000. This is not how I remember my previous pair of 22d performing at all.

Any mods at all to the 225's?

 

At any rate, I really enjoy the bass from mine.

post #12452 of 27077
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Any mods at all to the 225's?

At any rate, I really enjoy the bass from mine.

Not that I know of other than the headband.
post #12453 of 27077
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Originally Posted by Matro5 View Post
 

New headband from Turbulent labs for my PS500s. Was a little bit worried about installation but it only took a few minutes and didn't require any tools. Comfort is great and I think the tan leather looks great against the silver of the cups.

 


They make great headbands, and that is beautiful....I really love my headband on the RS1i, though.

post #12454 of 27077
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Originally Posted by signet02 View Post
 

OK... So I just pulled the trigger on a pair of Grado PS 500s... My intended use is for recording evaluation and using with my Yamaha CP 300 keyboard during evening sessions... I do have a Little Dot LD 1+ sitting on top of the CP 300 hooked to the unbalanced outputs(L+R)...

 

 

 

I hope they do it for me...

 

 

 

Any comments or suggestions?...

 

 

 

Little Dot:  Muses02 opamp... Voshkod tubes... Mogami interconnects...

 

 

 

PS: Anyone know how long the cable is on these?... I've been getting conflicting numbers on this...

 

 

 

PPS: Spending $600.00 for headphones makes me a little weak in the knees...

 



what do you mean by "recording evaluation"?

 

I'm currently involved with sending out samples of my keyboard pieces to prospective clients... And I don't have a set of monitors in my apt.  I do have a set of pretty good speakers in the CP 300 [better than most on-board keyboard speakers]... But my use for the PS 500s will primarily be to evaluate the quality of the recordings... I record in MP3 and some WAV files, which are larger... Then dump onto Audacity... Then I can tweak them somewhat, and add percussion tracks, etc...

 

I'm also doing a background track for an art exhibit my ex is entering in NYC... It's a string section, mostly... But I need to check it with a good transducer before I send it out...

 

Something like this string section:  https://soundcloud.com/signet/file0144

 

So, what do you think of the PS 500s?...

post #12455 of 27077
Typically the PS500 wouldn't be considered a good headphone for any sort of music production or recording. It's too coloured and you could get some unexpected results unless you know how to compensate for their signature.
post #12456 of 27077
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Typically the PS500 wouldn't be considered a good headphone for any sort of music production or recording. It's too coloured and you could get some unexpected results unless you know how to compensate for their signature.

 

Right... I do have more neutral headphones... But over the years, I've learned to compensate for phones and speakers that might have coloration...  And sometimes a more 'popular' sound signature gives you a better idea of the results for the end listener... Also, the people listening to my stuff want to get a meatier idea of the finished product, as these recordings are only samples I send out... Hopefully, anyway, a better version would follow... Although, not often enough!...

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Originally Posted by signet02 View Post
 

 

Right... I do have more neutral headphones... But over the years, I've learned to compensate for phones and speakers that might have coloration...  And sometimes a more 'popular' sound signature gives you a better idea of the results for the end listener... Also, the people listening to my stuff want to get a meatier idea of the finished product, as these recordings are only samples I send out... Hopefully, anyway, a better version would follow... Although, not often enough!...


well in that case i'm sure you'll enjoy them.  I've never tried the LD amp but it seems to be a favorite around here.  I have the LD MKIII and think it's pretty good for the money. 

post #12458 of 27077
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post
 


well in that case i'm sure you'll enjoy them.  I've never tried the LD amp but it seems to be a favorite around here.  I have the LD MKIII and think it's pretty good for the money. 

 

Well, we'll see what they do for me [PS 500]... You don't know what you've got until you plug them in... I'm mostly involved with what I would call the lower end of the music biz... Mostly local stuff... I'd need more gear to get me to a higher level... I've been a musician all my life... But this electronic stuff is often a mystery to me...

 

I'm going to burn the phones in for about 100 hrs. before I even put them on my head...

 

And then we'll go from there...

 

PS: Heard the LD MKIII, and it's a nice unit...

post #12459 of 27077

A lot of pros use Grados as studio headphones, I'm sure you'll be satisfied.

post #12460 of 27077
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

:evil:....

I just got an old pair of sr325 today in the mail. I also ordered a little dot I+ amp that I'll get in the mail in a few days with the stock tubes.

 

Any tube recommendations for this combo from owners on here? I know there's a massive thread on the little dot tube rolling, but I haven't got much of a chance lately to read up on it...:(

 

Anyhow, these sound great! I've been Grado-less since I sold my last Rs1i, and I don't think I'll miss them much with these babies!:evil: All I need now is my Little dot!  ok, maybe a little


Edited by wormsdriver - 2/28/14 at 11:59pm
post #12461 of 27077
I'm currently rockin the 6HM5 from Yugoslavia. So far they have sounded great with everything I have thrown at them!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300879467071?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
post #12462 of 27077
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

I just got an old pair of sr325 today in the mail. I also ordered a little dot I+ amp that I'll get in the mail in a few days with the stock tubes.

 

Any tube recommendations for this combo from owners on here? I know there's a massive thread on the little dot tube rolling, but I haven't got much of a chance lately to read up on it...:(

 

Anyhow, these sound great! I've been Grado-less since I sold my last Rs1i, and I don't think I'll miss them much with these babies!:evil: All I need now is my Little dot!  ok, maybe a little

Once you have that tube amp, you won't miss em at all ;)

post #12463 of 27077
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Originally Posted by AK7579 View Post

I'm currently rockin the 6HM5 from Yugoslavia. So far they have sounded great with everything I have thrown at them!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300879467071?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

thanks for your input!

 

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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

Once you have that tube amp, you won't miss em at all ;)

can't wait!:popcorn:

post #12464 of 27077
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

I just got an old pair of sr325 today in the mail. I also ordered a little dot I+ amp that I'll get in the mail in a few days with the stock tubes.

 

Any tube recommendations for this combo from owners on here? I know there's a massive thread on the little dot tube rolling, but I haven't got much of a chance lately to read up on it...:(

 

Anyhow, these sound great! I've been Grado-less since I sold my last Rs1i, and I don't think I'll miss them much with these babies!:evil: All I need now is my Little dot!  ok, maybe a little

why's you sell the rs1i's if you don't mind me asking 

post #12465 of 27077
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post
 


well in that case i'm sure you'll enjoy them.  I've never tried the LD amp but it seems to be a favorite around here.  I have the LD MKIII and think it's pretty good for the money. 

the LD1+ rules

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