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Rockin' some kansas tonight...  Awesome on my SR60i, unamped straight out of the iPhone.  The tubes stay cool tonight.

 

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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.

Very nice...they look fantastic!

 

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

Sometimes you just listen to something you haven't spun for a while and are blown away with your Grado sound. I'm listening to the Who's Quadrophenia. Damn! It sounds so great. Kind of perfect Grado music.

 

It was remastered in the last year or two. I read that the recent remaster is actually pretty good. I have the 1996 version-a remixed and remastered version (MCA MCAD2-11463). And, it sounds pretty darn sweet. Pete Townsend is a freaking genius. Such a good album-1973.

 

I listen to most of my music via speakers and use HPs sporadically. Honestly, often late at night or when I'm listening to something hyper aggressive and anti social (read-extreme metal and punk).

 

I like the impact of speakers and the ability to move around the house and frankly the ability to crank the volume without damaging my ears.But Grados do sound killer with classic rock. Going back and forth between my 225 and my speakers-the Grados won tonight!

 

That said-the Who rock my speakers in great form as well:bigsmile_face: 

 

Definitely my fav Who record..I like it even better than the ever loved  The Who's Next.

 

I don't listen to the Who often, but when I do it's Grados and a Dos Equis

Yeah....Pete Townsend is a pleasure to watch and listen too.

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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post

Rockin' some kansas tonight...  Awesome on my SR60i, unamped straight out of the iPhone.  The tubes stay cool tonight.



+1 I just acquired their always never the same album that they recorded with the London symphony orchestra and had to repeat several songs. Awesome stuff
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Originally Posted by tiobilli View Post

Hello,
These are my brand new sr80i with the turbulent onyx headband: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



How must I burn them in? Maybe using my own music, white noise... a little louder...

Thank you.
Congrats on the new hp's. I'm waiting on a new Mantra headband too. Where do they come from, China? Your question has probably been answered before but the advice from Grado is to just let them burn in with regular use. Nothing special, just let them play.
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Originally Posted by bpcans View Post


Where do they come from, China? 

 

Malaysia. Well worth the wait. Post pics once you got it. 

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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

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

 

 

 

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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.

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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:

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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!

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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:

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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
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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...

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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?
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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
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