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post #14011 of 18497
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Originally Posted by poman View Post
 

I haven't heard any Grados as of yet. If you guys were to recommend just one model to get for EDM, hip hop and rock music for $200 or under which would it be?

Used Sr325 usually go for around $200. That's would I would get.

post #14012 of 18497
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Originally Posted by Boochie View Post
 

I received a pair of SR60s purchased used from a seller on eBay today.  They came equipped with L cushions. 

 

First impressions and some issues:

 

1) Sound stage is definitely slanted toward the upper range of the spectrum.  Highs and mid highs are crystal clear but rather accentuated. Mids are okay.  Bass is thin (almost too thin for my liking and I am not a basshead).

 

2) There is a strange vibration in the right ear cup that occurs when the bass hits. Its not the pleasant thumping of the low register but rather more of a faint "flapping" sound in the ear cup or driver.  I don't hear it in the left side, only the right side. What could be causing this ? (Listening to Spotify tracks at 320kbps).

 

3) Fit and comfort is poor (this is a known issue).  Most notably, my hair seems to keep getting caught between the driver post (silver slider that attaches the earcup to the headband) and it pulls out a couple of strands of hair each time I remove the headphones !!!   Very painful?  Any fix for this?

 

Anyone able to offer any help with #2 and #3 ?

 

Somewhat disappointed in the issues above.  I really wanted to like these headphones.  Its my first pair of Grados.  I'm hoping I can solve these issues. Otherwise, I may be sending them back.

 

Any help is appreciated.

check for a strand of hair that might be stuck on the driver.

 

Also, you could try the tape mod on your L cush pads for a more present bass response.

post #14013 of 18497

Very nice on Grados:

 

 

or if you want to go for 'la culture francaise apres la seconde guerre mondiale':

 

 

...having a meeting in Paris tomorrow...(haven't been there in a year)


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 4/24/14 at 2:45am
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yeah, it took mine awhile, and some of that may be because a lot of the time I just run it unamped from my computer soundcard, but definitely took the bass a long time to tighten up.  When I first got mine I thought something was wrong, because I had heard them before at a customers house (amped), and even though sound memory is dim, they just didnt sound right, in particular the bass.  There may have been some other details, but the bass was the most notable.  With no run time, the bass was bloomy, potent, but borderline uncontrolled.  It clouded up the mids and the highs, it even seemed to effect the soundstage a bit.  It wasnt really until around the 170-200 hour mark that the bass started to change, and at about the 250 mark it seemed to have reached about what it is now, which is much tighter bass.  I quit counting the hours used after the 700 hour mark but the final product is very wonderful, bass can sound nice and full on songs like edm and movies if it is there, but when I listen to classic rock and such, its nice and tame, however, the mid bass really adds some nice effect to certain instruments, most notably the acoustic guitar, gives some major weight to the string plucks.  And kick drum has some decent umph to it.  I havent been able to hear the rs1i yet, and while I would love to own one, it will be a long time, working on various projects and I really need to get my wife some decent headphones, hoping the philips x1's will work well with her.  But when everything is said and done, and I have a proper amp for myself, I am going to save up for a rs1i, I would love to hear the mids on it, particularly since everyone says that it has better mids than the ps1000.  At this moment though, I dont feel cheated on mids, ps1000 does have some pretty detailed mids, more than enough to satisfy most all of the types of music I listen to.  I have not found the highs to be uncomfortable at all, can hear even the lightest tap on the cymbals, but never heard any sibilant sounds thus far.  

 

It puts a smile on my face everytime I get a chance to put them on

The last line that you wrote....that is the key, right there.  :smile:

 

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It will definitely be a while before I can give any impressions, but for now I'm much more impressed with these (for me) than the GS1Ki. Right now they are so THICK/CONGESTED is the best way I can describe them…but the most important thing too me was the mid-range, specifically the vocals, and they are upfront, which is what I love about Grados, so this is an immediate plus for them, too me!

Later I'll listen with the WA6, even though it won't do much for now as far as an impression, due to no burn-in. Good luck with the amp you are building for yourself, which will give you nice gratification when its done, and you love it. I read the PS1Ki thread, but I'm still going to ask you…this headphone sound like it needs MAJOR burn-in too really blossom…did you find this too. Also, I criticized the chrome finish, badly…but it looks much better in reality than photos.

Joseph, glad to hear your first impressions are positive.

 

When I had my chromed 325is, I just loved the finish.....I liked them better than the flatter metallic finish.

post #14015 of 18497
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Originally Posted by poman View Post

I haven't heard any Grados as of yet. If you guys were to recommend just one model to get for EDM, hip hop and rock music for $200 or under which would it be?

I'd recommend the SR60i. Great headphone for under $100 new, very easy to modify, and if you end up not liking it, you didn't spend a huge chunk of change.
post #14016 of 18497
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Originally Posted by poman View Post
 

I haven't heard any Grados as of yet. If you guys were to recommend just one model to get for EDM, hip hop and rock music for $200 or under which would it be?


Grados are absolutely amazing for rock the SR225 would be very good here, hip hop will be fine depending on how much bass you desire. For EDM I'd think that Grado will not be to everyones taste - the bass doesn't extend deeply and powerfully down to where a lot of EDM has sub bass and impact - a few EDM tracks with splashy treble might be a bit troublesome, whereas rock isn't.

post #14017 of 18497
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Originally Posted by poman View Post
 

I haven't heard any Grados as of yet. If you guys were to recommend just one model to get for EDM, hip hop and rock music for $200 or under which would it be?

 

I depends on how warm you want the sound to be and how much bass (quantity) you want.

 

If you want more bass/more warmth, the SR80i

If you want more highs/less warmth, the SR225i (perceived better detail)


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 4/24/14 at 5:43am
post #14018 of 18497
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Originally Posted by TheDreamthinker View Post

 

I depends on how warm you want the sound to be and how much bass (quantity) you want.

 

If you want more bass/more warmth, the SR80i

If you want more highs/less warmth, the SR225i (perceived better detail)

 

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really? i never found the 80 to have more bass than the 225i, assuming you're using the same pads with both.
post #14019 of 18497
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Here ya go, something for your new PS1000's

Thanks for the music, I'll check it out later tonight!

 

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

The last line that you wrote....that is the key, right there.  :smile:

 

Joseph, glad to hear your first impressions are positive.

 

When I had my chromed 325is, I just loved the finish.....I liked them better than the flatter metallic finish.

Thanks, I'm getting a nice positive first impression.

And yeah, the chrome is nice!

post #14020 of 18497
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Originally Posted by TheDreamthinker View Post
 

 

I depends on how warm you want the sound to be and how much bass (quantity) you want.

 

If you want more bass/more warmth, the SR80i

If you want more highs/less warmth, the SR225i (perceived better detail)

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really? i never found the 80 to have more bass than the 225i, assuming you're using the same pads with both.

 

I was talking about the respective stock pads.

I never found the midrange Grado to play well with the flat pads (imo), they sounded muffled.

post #14021 of 18497

I agree they do sound a bit muffled with the (S) cushions. If you want more bass from either the 80/225, or for that matter any SR/RS model, TTVJ flat pads IMO give the most bass but less highs, but also narrow the sound-stage more. IMO the (L) cushions are the ones to go with! And although I've never heard the 225's, I would think they would have a bit more bass than the 80's.

post #14022 of 18497

Local shop didn't have any PS500's, looks like I'm gonna need to head into the city if I want to a try a pair of these out. :triportsad:

post #14023 of 18497

I'm listening to some training on Treatment Planning at work on my iGrado's.

 

I am always amazed at how under-rated these portable cans are.  Amazing voice and imaging with spoken word.

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Happy RS1s!

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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

 

Happy RS1s!

 

happy, happy !!

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