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post #12481 of 26181
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Well I certainly appreciate it Mr Willin! I'd love to give em a listen.


i'll mail them to you, you can have them

post #12482 of 26181
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Well I certainly appreciate it Mr Willin! I'd love to give em a listen.


you get the link i sent you about the meet some guys are trying to organize in nashville ??

post #12483 of 26181
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Thats where you need to get yourself a bedside rig :) An indispensable imperative to help one drift off on a evening. One final escape from the terrors of modern life before sleep encapsulates. :bigsmile_face:

 

heres mine 

 

Or more recently

                   

 

But all you need is an ipod - modi - LD1+ and of course a Grado of choice. And this will still leave room for a book, glass of water and narcotics :D

 

That is an awesome bedside rig  :smile:

 

I have used my cmoy and Grado SR60i before.....but I prefer my cmoy with my iems....they just seem so much more comfortable , while I am lying in bed.....plus I can turn from side to side ect.

post #12484 of 26181
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Thats where you need to get yourself a bedside rig smily_headphones1.gif An indispensable imperative to help one drift off on a evening. One final escape from the terrors of modern life before sleep encapsulates. bigsmile_face.gif

heres mine 


Or more recently
                   


But all you need is an ipod - modi - LD1+ and of course a Grado of choice. And this will still leave room for a book, glass of water and narcotics biggrin.gif
what's the point of the modi with an iPod?
post #12485 of 26181
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


what's the point of the modi with an iPod?

Well... Thats a fair point :)

 

I thought it had digital input. But apparently it doesn't. 

 

Ipod - Docking station - Vdac! - LD1+ Grado's. 

post #12486 of 26181
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Well... Thats a fair point smily_headphones1.gif

I thought it had digital input. But apparently it doesn't. 

Ipod - Docking station - Vdac! - LD1+ Grado's. 
even if it did it it doesn't mean it can bypass the ipod dac. only a handful of companies have chosen to purchase that ability from apple..
post #12487 of 26181
More experimenting with the 225 and 325. Neither seem to match up well with the WA6 for me. I'm getting a much fuller/richer sound with the LD MKIII. The MKIII is also hooked up to an E10 as a DAC so that could be playing a role. Going to try the WA6 with the e10 next.

Both sound great straight out of my ipod too.
post #12488 of 26181
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


even if it did it it doesn't mean it can bypass the ipod dac. only a handful of companies have chosen to purchase that ability from apple..

And there are only a handful of capable docking stations to use with an ipod so that point is obvious. These will work fine as long as they have spdif out. 

 

Lots of people use set ups like this these days. 

post #12489 of 26181
does anyone know how a woodied grado change in sound signature?
i was thinking of getting these ( http://turbulentlabs.com/classic-vibro/ ) for a future project for my sr225i (witch i think are a bit bright as stock)
post #12490 of 26181
I woodied my sr80 and did not hear a huge difference. Maybe and I mean maybe a little bassier.
post #12491 of 26181
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Originally Posted by lazyredhead View Post

does anyone know how a woodied grado change in sound signature?
i was thinking of getting these ( http://turbulentlabs.com/classic-vibro/ ) for a future project for my sr225i (witch i think are a bit bright as stock)

Do a little searching. There are hundreds of answers to that question on this forum and this one:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/119314/post-your-grado-mods

 

 and this one:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/686212/the-great-grado-experiment-4-tonewoods-tested-more-to-come

 

You won't find a definitive answer. It will depend how you implement the wood, what Grado model, pads, etc.

post #12492 of 26181
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I woodied my sr80 and did not hear a huge difference. Maybe and I mean maybe a little bassier.

When I put the wooden cups on my 80i's, I actually thought the percussion instruments sounded a bit farther away, and a bit less bass. 

post #12493 of 26181

Threw my earpads in the rubbish pile.  Put the HF2s bare naked on my ears...guess what they sound like the most to me like this?  My LCD2s...with less refinement.  But that unmistakeable huge midrange is there.

 

Checked all the Grado measurements - the 225 with flats pads give me an indication of what I am hearing...indeed - a flat as a pancake midrange.

 

Funnily enough, the big 10 khz spike doesn't seem to register with me as excessive brightness, same as the spike in the Beyer T1 - I am OK with this.

 

Reconfigure my setup to include an equaliser.  Yes, as I edge the 8khz slider with my LCD2s on board...that dagger like sensation starts to manifest - it does not take much at all - a 4db boost will kill me in the long term.

 

But it seems to me a large part of the ortho sound is the midrange flatness - and perhaps only gentle wobbles in the 300hz squares, no ragged edges here please.

 

Learning a craptone with my latest EQ adventures...for instance, a boost at around 100hz - as the HF2s have makes the bass sound snappier and speedier...all this and more.

 

This EQ business is the bees knees.  With my LCD2s I have gradofied, HD650rised, and low volume orthorised.  But of course, it was the whole Grado thing that got me started again...and here I finally understand where the LCD2s cannot go...they can not be trebilized like a HD800 just as the HD800 can not be orthorised like a planar.  Somewhere after the 4khz slider is some kind of a brickwall.  From there I have to be careful with the 8khz and 14khz sliders.  I was not to know this in the past as there was never a kind of treble I wanted to emulate...until I spent more time with my HF2s...this is bright done right.  I can EQ the LCD2s to sound just as good in the treble as the HF2...but I am dealing with closing on the borderline schizophrenic properties of the LCD2 treble when exposed excessively.

 

I would like to hear the RS1s, I definitely will purchase a pair of SR60s...these should be the cans to take it to the PX100s and PortaPros - two excellent cans in their own right.

 

Low level listening is where I am at right now and I think the Grado curves go will with the loudness contour.  I'm talking very low level here - not even moderate...very low.  Its just not worth sacrificing hearing acuity for headphones...I need my acuity in the forest for stalking prey, over there is where I use up my limited amount of good hearing to its fullest resolve...I am pretty sure there is a very limited rifle shots before I go deaf...but there is where the sacrifice is well worth it to me.  I'm not going deaf sitting in my room doing jack all.

post #12494 of 26181
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

Threw my earpads in the rubbish pile.  Put the HF2s bare naked on my ears...guess what they sound like the most to me like this?  My LCD2s...with less refinement.  But that unmistakeable huge midrange is there.

 

Checked all the Grado measurements - the 225 with flats pads give me an indication of what I am hearing...indeed - a flat as a pancake midrange.

 

Funnily enough, the big 10 khz spike doesn't seem to register with me as excessive brightness, same as the spike in the Beyer T1 - I am OK with this.

 

Reconfigure my setup to include an equaliser.  Yes, as I edge the 8khz slider with my LCD2s on board...that dagger like sensation starts to manifest - it does not take much at all - a 4db boost will kill me in the long term.

 

But it seems to me a large part of the ortho sound is the midrange flatness - and perhaps only gentle wobbles in the 300hz squares, no ragged edges here please.

 

Learning a craptone with my latest EQ adventures...for instance, a boost at around 100hz - as the HF2s have makes the bass sound snappier and speedier...all this and more.

 

This EQ business is the bees knees.  With my LCD2s I have gradofied, HD650rised, and low volume orthorised.  But of course, it was the whole Grado thing that got me started again...and here I finally understand where the LCD2s cannot go...they can not be trebilized like a HD800 just as the HD800 can not be orthorised like a planar.  Somewhere after the 4khz slider is some kind of a brickwall.  From there I have to be careful with the 8khz and 14khz sliders.  I was not to know this in the past as there was never a kind of treble I wanted to emulate...until I spent more time with my HF2s...this is bright done right.  I can EQ the LCD2s to sound just as good in the treble as the HF2...but I am dealing with closing on the borderline schizophrenic properties of the LCD2 treble when exposed excessively.

 

I would like to hear the RS1s, I definitely will purchase a pair of SR60s...these should be the cans to take it to the PX100s and PortaPros - two excellent cans in their own right.

 

Low level listening is where I am at right now and I think the Grado curves go will with the loudness contour.  I'm talking very low level here - not even moderate...very low.  Its just not worth sacrificing hearing acuity for headphones...I need my acuity in the forest for stalking prey, over there is where I use up my limited amount of good hearing to its fullest resolve...I am pretty sure there is a very limited rifle shots before I go deaf...but there is where the sacrifice is well worth it to me.  I'm not going deaf sitting in my room doing jack all.

 

Interesting read, out of curiosity what kind of EQ are you using?

post #12495 of 26181
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

Enjoyed reading that, nice post! 

 

Yeah I couldn't live without a little EQ on some hp's. Its ideal for personalizing. Our hearing is different person to person, so being able to pinpoint the freqs that cause annoyance and amending these for taste can be a godsend. Especially if you really like a headphone apart from maybe one aspect of its treble for instance - where no change of amp will help. 

 

 

If I could recommend the Latest foobar 31 bar equalizer. Its very good. 

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