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post #151 of 17371

I mainly listen on my Alienware M15X - my fiancee has migraines that are triggered / worsened by sound, so I'm wearing headphones a lot at home.  I'll probably look into an amp eventually, but this is already a huge step up, so I can't justify the expense (to her, at least ;))

post #152 of 17371

Get a Fiio E5, they are like $20, best deal going in little amps, they bring Grado's alive.....take it from an old guy, the E5 is money well spent...

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post #153 of 17371

Wow, that's cheap!  I'll look into it...online only, or do they have it in stores?

post #154 of 17371

I got mine at Amazon....Fiio E5....they amplifie, but also bring the sound quality up, up, up. If you use it with a laptop like I do you'll dig it. If you use your ipod get the Fiio LOD cable...it takes the the ipods amp out of the mix...clean, clear,  crisp, you'll be shocked..I was!!

post #155 of 17371

...then read this, and the fun really begins, I'm not a DIY guy but I've done 4 or 5 of these mods...amazing.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/508459/sr60-mod

post #156 of 17371
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Originally Posted by sinistas View Post

Hey everybody, first post!  After using a pair of Sony MDR-V500s for the last 5 years (I know, I know...), I decided to step things up a bit.  Picked up some SR60s yesterday and the difference is mind-boggling.  If this is their *low-end* model, I can't imagine how good the others must sound!


I'm guessing you will know soon enough. The SR60's were my first Grado's too. Since that purchase I've had an SR225i, an MS2i, and an HF2. The HF2 is my primary can and I just woodied my 60's. Enjoy the journey.
 

post #157 of 17371

Thanks for the input, everybody!  I'll pick up that E5 - it's certainly cheap enough.  I have a Sansa Clip, but don't use it that much, so we're just talking desktop use here.  Thankfully for my wallet, all of our accounts are in my fiancee's name, so this will be my stop on the Grado train for now.

post #158 of 17371
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Originally Posted by sinistas View Post

Hey everybody, first post!  After using a pair of Sony MDR-V500s for the last 5 years (I know, I know...), I decided to step things up a bit.  Picked up some SR60s yesterday and the difference is mind-boggling.  If this is their *low-end* model, I can't imagine how good the others must sound!



I'm still loving my SR60i's nearly two years later....I don't have the budget to move up the line. Congrats on yours! gs1000.gif

post #159 of 17371

I bought my SR60's used from a guy here...$45....I'm loving it...I've been modding them, its a blast

post #160 of 17371
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Its good to see so many people happy with the SR-60i! I haven't heard them, but I might have to pick up a pair to compare them to my 80i. First, I'm getting a pair of SR225is in about a week. Can't wait!!! biggrin.gif

post #161 of 17371
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I might be in for a cheap ride. I realized today how easy I am to please when it comes to headphones. I am absolutely head over heels in love with my 80is! Every time I walk into my room and see them I have the biggest urge to drop whatever I am doing and just sit down to listen. My Total BitHead + 80i combo is just fantastic. I do plan on getting the 225is in a week or two, but I think that will do it for me for quite some time. I do hope to get some more amps this year to see how they sound, but these $100 cans sound so good right now I could cry! biggrin.gif

post #162 of 17371
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Originally Posted by Vikingatheart View Post

Its good to see so many people happy with the SR-60i! I haven't heard them, but I might have to pick up a pair to compare them to my 80i. First, I'm getting a pair of SR225is in about a week. Can't wait!!! biggrin.gif


They sound almost exactly the same. The only difference is that the sr80i has a beefier cable.

 

sr60i - stock

sr80i - bigger cable

 

Also, I thought you siad you were getting senns, what happened?

post #163 of 17371
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Originally Posted by Vikingatheart View Post

Its good to see so many people happy with the SR-60i! I haven't heard them, but I might have to pick up a pair to compare them to my 80i. First, I'm getting a pair of SR225is in about a week. Can't wait!!! biggrin.gif


They sound almost exactly the same. The only difference is that the sr80i has a beefier cable.

 

sr60i - stock

sr80i - bigger cable

 

 


Are you sure?  The SR125i's most certainly have a thicker cable than the SR80i's, but I'm pretty sure the cable for the 60's and 80's is the same.  The MS1i's have the same thinner cable as the 60's and 80's.  The SR125i has the same cable as the 225's and 325's.

 

And unless there was something wrong with the SR60i's I heard, the SR80i's did have more and better bass than the 60's IMO.  The 80's sound very similar to the 125's, but the 60's had less low end.

post #164 of 17371
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikingatheart View Post

Its good to see so many people happy with the SR-60i! I haven't heard them, but I might have to pick up a pair to compare them to my 80i. First, I'm getting a pair of SR225is in about a week. Can't wait!!! biggrin.gif


They sound almost exactly the same. The only difference is that the sr80i has a beefier cable.

 

sr60i - stock

sr80i - bigger cable

 

Also, I thought you siad you were getting senns, what happened?


I was going to get some HD595s but I can't get my mind off those 225is! I was originally going to get the 225i for Christmas, but my mom wanted to get me some other things, so she went with the 80i to save money. I don't blame her, and quite frankly that might have been the best 100 bucks shes ever spent, but I really want the 225i. I might get the senns before I head off to college though. Who knows.

post #165 of 17371

New member of the Grado fan club. I am typing this while listening to my new RS2i's for the first night. I had a tough time getting them as they are had to come by in the great white north but I really lucked out and the one place in edmonton also had the grado ra-1 amp with upgraded headphone jack (locks cable in) on consignment for $300 (cheap in cdn) and I've got the 30th anniversary edition of dark side of the moon melting my brain as I speak. I've been listening for hours and can't seem to stop even to walk to the fridge to get a beer or even pick up the phone to order food. I may die of starvation and sobriety at any time with a massive grin on my face.

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