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post #13756 of 27128
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Cocobolos just arrived! :o2smile:

 

 

 

 

Quick first impressions compared to the RS1s:

 

More treble energy (almost 325 esque), mids aren't as rich, and bass is quite similar although the RS1 wins in texture.

So you are the one who outbid me :mad: 

I knew you where here lol

post #13757 of 27128

I know I already complimented you on these, but..they really are beautiful!!

 

 

 

post #13758 of 27128

I have to say this but with my system like I have it now, the Sr325is are becoming, no are, my favorite headphones out of everything I own. These phones are just freaking awesome on almost everything I feed them. The only thing I switch to my Rs2i for is classical and some jazz, but for everything else these 325 just nail it. I liked them before but with this amp and dac they truly are at another level altogether. I would have to find a Grado that does everything these do and better before I'd even consider an upgrade. The thing that scares me is that the phone that does that costs almost $2000 dollars.

post #13759 of 27128
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I have to say this but with my system like I have it now, the Sr325is are becoming, no are, my favorite headphones out of everything I own. These phones are just freaking awesome on almost everything I feed them. The only thing I switch to my Rs2i for is classical and some jazz, but for everything else these 325 just nail it. I liked them before but with this amp and dac they truly are at another level altogether. I would have to find a Grado that does everything these do and better before I'd even consider an upgrade. The thing that scares me is that the phone that does that costs almost $2000 dollars.

 

I would have to say, that you are in a great place :beerchug:

post #13760 of 27128
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I have to say this but with my system like I have it now, the Sr325is are becoming, no are, my favorite headphones out of everything I own. These phones are just freaking awesome on almost everything I feed them. The only thing I switch to my Rs2i for is classical and some jazz, but for everything else these 325 just nail it. I liked them before but with this amp and dac they truly are at another level altogether. I would have to find a Grado that does everything these do and better before I'd even consider an upgrade. The thing that scares me is that the phone that does that costs almost $2000 dollars.

I would have to agree with whirlwind that you are in a great place, and I wouldn't even bother with the $2000.00 headphones…they may not give you the satisfaction you're getting from the Grado, just because they cost more. Good to hear your happy with your set up! Enjoy!

post #13761 of 27128
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I have to say this but with my system like I have it now, the Sr325is are becoming, no are, my favorite headphones out of everything I own. These phones are just freaking awesome on almost everything I feed them. The only thing I switch to my Rs2i for is classical and some jazz, but for everything else these 325 just nail it. I liked them before but with this amp and dac they truly are at another level altogether. I would have to find a Grado that does everything these do and better before I'd even consider an upgrade. The thing that scares me is that the phone that does that costs almost $2000 dollars.

 

Glad you've found the one for you! Best yet that it is a Grado. :dt880smile:

post #13762 of 27128

I know some of you are crazy about the Bushmills, thought I'd mention their are a pair on ebay today. Seem a bit high priced to me but I didn't pay much attention to what they sold for new when they first came out, so maybe not so high priced after all.

Enjoy this!!

 


Edited by HPiper - 4/12/14 at 7:55am
post #13763 of 27128

Just picked up a pair of like new SR80i from JoeDoe for a project for someone else...testing them out I popped them on, plugged them into my sparkly new FiiO X5 and was blown away yet again by how fantastic these cans are...unbelievable for the price...

 

I was listening to these guys:

 

 

They started out from a rural area very close to where I grew up. One of the only proudly Xhosa ensembles out there...

post #13764 of 27128
They are great indeed. I sold a pair of hd600 and kept the SR80i. Not saying that they are better, but I like them way better.
Anybody loving the O2 with Grados around here?
post #13765 of 27128
Speaking of 80s, I have a question for you sound science guys.

The Cocobolo's I posted earlier require another eight of a turn on the little dot than the RS1s. I realize this is because of the aftermarket cable, but does this difference also mean that the inherent sound is also affected?

Just curious
Edited by JoeDoe - 4/12/14 at 11:07am
post #13766 of 27128

Just picked up the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis and am happy to report it's absolutely stunning on my 500s. Given it's emphasis on vocals and acoustic guitar, I have a feeling some of you might enjoy it as well. Particularly impressed with Oscar Isaac's performance.

 

Fare thee Well: 

 

 

Behind the Music:

 

post #13767 of 27128
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Speaking of 80s, I have a question for you sound science guys.

The Cocobolo's I posted earlier require another eight return on the little dot compared to the RS1s. I realize this is because of the aftermarket cable, but does this difference also mean that the inherent sound is also affected?

Just curious

 

From a "science" point of view, no.

 

From my point of view, no.

 

From "cable beliebers", probably.

post #13768 of 27128

not what you think of when you think "pedal steel guitar"

 

 

 

actually, no pedals

post #13769 of 27128

another tasty morsel

 

 

post #13770 of 27128
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Originally Posted by orangecr View Post

They are great indeed. I sold a pair of hd600 and kept the SR80i. Not saying that they are better, but I like them way better.
Anybody loving the O2 with Grados around here?

 

I'm using the SR80 with an ODAC.  I love them both! I have been using the SR80 for 6 years by now. 

Since the SR80 has a pretty low impedance an amp isn't necessary.

 

I don't have much experience with high end headphones but does anyone have a recommendation for an upgrade or mod for a student budget?


Edited by jonathandb - 4/12/14 at 5:41pm
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