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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Ok that's what I thought. I'm finding the bass on the 325is I got to be a bit too much, they have been vented (4 holes), I'm thinking of sealing 1 or 2 of them.

This was the main reason I liked the 325is over the MS2i…the bass.

I think the 325is is just fine stock. I tried the vent mod with my first pair of 80i's (2) holes, and hated them, they lost their excitement IMO. So I tried to fill the holes with hot glue (stupid move), and it dripped onto the drivers, and that was the end of them! So I immediately bought another pair and put the Vibro Labs "classic" wood cups on them and (L) cushions, and they sound/look beautiful. 

post #12467 of 13841
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I also owned the MS2i and my friend owned the SR325is (purchased at the same time) and we wound up swapping out the drivers because I liked the agressiveness of the 325's more than the bit bass heavier/less forward mids of the MS2's, and vice versa. The only reason we swapped the drivers and just didn't trade headphones was because I liked the MS2i cups (without the buttons) and he liked the 325is cups with the buttons, so I have 325is drivers with, with MS2i cups and I love them. You should really love the 325is from what you say you are looking for. The (G) cushions IMO take away from the fast/aggressiveness/intimacy that make the 325is what it is IMO, but many people do tend too use them, so its all a matter of preference. I've tried the (G's) with the 325's, and didn't care for them at all, but we all hear differently. Good luck and enjoy!!!

awesome man. thanks. and the way i view it that if i don't like the 325is for some reason or they are just like my magnums, i can literally just sell em on hifi and get my money back!

post #12468 of 13841
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Originally Posted by walczyk View Post
 

Nice! Those look great. I just got my PS500's in the mail, only to find out my ***** mixer's headphone jack is broken :/ but tomorrow my 1/4 to 1/8 adapter will come, then when my odac+amp comes that'll be even better, but luckily grados don't need amps. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


the 225s I got from the classifieds came with a black one. I really like it and will eventually get one for all my grados.

Thanks, guys! I'm pretty psyched with the way these turned out. Have fun with your odac & amp, Walczyk! 

post #12469 of 13841

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...

post #12470 of 13841
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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"?
post #12471 of 13841
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.
Edited by bassboysam - 2/28/14 at 12:29pm
post #12472 of 13841
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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 #12473 of 13841
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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 #12474 of 13841
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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 #12475 of 13841
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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 #12476 of 13841
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 #12477 of 13841
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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!...

post #12478 of 13841
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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 #12479 of 13841
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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 #12480 of 13841

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

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