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post #14401 of 26907
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

Probably my favorite female vocalist on the planet... Her first album is still my favorite, but this and The Absence are both great too. Great call, man wink.gif

Also one of my favorite vocalists period. And she has an amazing story too (she used music to recover from a really terrible car accident injury)
I dig her new album so much, it's my favorite yet of hers!
Edited by ThePianoMan - 5/3/14 at 3:57pm
post #14402 of 26907
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Any active Grado clubbers out there own the Magnum Xs? Care to drop a few impressions ?

Loads of detail...delightfully open sound, reaches deep on bass when needed. I like them a lot...that said, I have never heard earlier Magnum iterations...
post #14403 of 26907
Thinking of Scarlett but listening to Dave Brubeck
post #14404 of 26907
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Originally Posted by ThePianoMan View Post

Also one of my favorite vocalists period. And she has an amazing story too (she used music to recover from a really terrible car accident injury)
I digger new album so much, it's my favorite yet of hers!

 

Yeah, she did a song about it on her first album. Pretty amazing story, IMO. No idea how you have a voice that is so unbelievably good and you go that long without knowing it. Unfortunate way to find out though, of course. 

post #14405 of 26907
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Thinking of Scarlett but listening to Dave Brubeck
I was listening to a little Brubeck this morning, but right now ThePianoMan has got me going on a Bill Evans binge.
post #14406 of 26907
Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi.

I knew the soundtrack before i knew the film, but both left me very impressed. (To an emotional level)

I know it's not jazz, but there's more than enough brass in there wink.gif
post #14407 of 26907
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi.

I knew the soundtrack before i knew the film, but both left me very impressed. (To an emotional level)

I know it's not jazz, but there's more than enough brass in there wink.gif

:beerchug:

 

I went back and listened to some of my John Adams (gran pianola music) and Steve Reich (music for 18 musicians) after that comment!  Man I love all this music (I haven't yet seen all of Koyaanisqatsi yet, but I really love what I have seen so far, and the music is so excellent)  I find minimalism to be really powerful, emotionally speaking.

post #14408 of 26907
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Originally Posted by ThePianoMan View Post

beerchug.gif

I went back and listened to some of my John Adams (gran pianola music) and Steve Reich (music for 18 musicians) after that comment!  Man I love all this music (I haven't yet seen all of Koyaanisqatsi yet, but I really love what I have seen so far, and the music is so excellent)  I find minimalism to be really powerful, emotionally speaking.

Music for 18 musicians is so amazing. More people need to have it (and terry Riley's "in C")
post #14409 of 26907
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Music for 18 musicians is so amazing. More people need to have it (and terry Riley's "in C")

+1

very true, but at least here on head-fi we have excellent varied taste in music!

post #14410 of 26907

My favorite is, Left outside alone.

post #14411 of 26907
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi.

I knew the soundtrack before i knew the film, but both left me very impressed. (To an emotional level)

I know it's not jazz, but there's more than enough brass in there wink.gif

Glass' soundtrack to the Errol Morris film 'The Thin Blue Line' really wove a haunting tone through the whole thing.
post #14412 of 26907

Hi guys. What is actually the difference between these models(Grado SR60i, SR80i, Grado SR125i)? Characteristic is the same.

post #14413 of 26907

The drivers are all different, and so is the sound. Just look at:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/234/grado-shootout-sr60-vs-sr80-vs-sr125-vs-sr225-vs-sr325-vs-rs-2

post #14414 of 26907
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Originally Posted by vilders View Post
 

Hi guys. What is actually the difference between these models(Grado SR60i, SR80i, Grado SR125i)? Characteristic is the same.

 

This is what I've been able to work out over the years:

 

  1. The drivers all share the same basic design (right up to the the RS1i), but they are sorted for quality (called 'binning' in manufacturing terms) and are more closely matched as you go up the product line. The best, most closely match drivers end up in RS1is, next best in RS2is, and so-on.
  2. Various models also have the diaphragm treated to tweak the sound (Grado call this 'de-stressing') and it probably involves coating the diaphragm with some substance to vary its surface properties somehow (e.g. to stiffen it). I think this is a pretty common technique for headphone manufacturers to improve/tweak their drivers - I suspect Sennheiser did something similar to the HD600 driver to produce the HD650.
  3. The higher end models also have some rubber/tar-like compound bonded to the rear of the magnet plate to mass-load the driver, which improves the bass (you can do this yourself - search for 'blue-tak mod').
  4. Better cables/voice-coil wiring as you progress through the models.
  5. Higher models have better air-flow through the rear earcup screens, which improves soundstage.
  6. And last, but not least, we have the different earcup enclosure materials - plastic, aluminium, wood - which may/may not flavour the sound.

 

The basic sound is essentially the same between all the models (ignoring the PS500/GS1000i/PS1000, which have further modification to increase the bass) but they do all sound different. Sometimes the difference is pretty subtle, but it's there.

 

What's great is that you can buy an SR80i and have an amazing headphone for relatively little money. If you like the sound, you can buy one of the higher up models and know you're going to get something that has the same basic signature but sounds better (and with a more luxurious build, of course)

post #14415 of 26907
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Originally Posted by ThePianoMan View Post

beerchug.gif

I went back and listened to some of my John Adams (gran pianola music) and Steve Reich (music for 18 musicians) after that comment!  Man I love all this music (I haven't yet seen all of Koyaanisqatsi yet, but I really love what I have seen so far, and the music is so excellent)  I find minimalism to be really powerful, emotionally speaking.

Reminder to self to find these albums. If they're anything like Koyaanisqatsi i'm sure i'll enjoy myself with them smily_headphones1.gif
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