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post #15106 of 24624
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

I've been refinishing wood floors all weekend.  No headphone time all weekend...

 

I need to have a discussion with my wife on the meaning of the term 'holiday'  :mad:


well, me being relatively new to the whole "relationship" thing, two  things i was told by many who have gone before me,

1- if momma ain't happy, nobody is happy

2- the frequent use of "yes dear" , this has been a particularly slippery one for me

hey scott, your wife is a marine, and she knows where you sleep ! lol

post #15107 of 24624
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


well, me being relatively new to the whole "relationship" thing, two  things i was told by many who have gone before me,

1- if momma ain't happy, nobody is happy

2- the frequent use of "yes dear" , this has been a particularly slippery one for me

hey scott, your wife is a marine, and she knows where you sleep ! lol


Actually, I think she's more tired right now than I am.

 

It took me a very long time to figure out what you wrote about relationships.  And, I have a new 4K TV sitting in the newly-remodeled 'cave'.  I have very little to complain about.

 

'cept I miss my headphones!

post #15108 of 24624
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 


Actually, I think she's more tired right now than I am.

 

It took me a very long time to figure out what you wrote about relationships.  And, I have a new 4K TV sitting in the newly-remodeled 'cave'.  I have very little to complain about.

 

'cept I miss my headphones!


mine has been very cool as well, over the last year and half as i've bought, sold, bought, sold, etc, i can't complain at all

post #15109 of 24624

I recently acquired a Grado SR325is so I could finally see what the Grado sound is like, especially since the vast majority of my music library is comprised of rock/metal.  Coming from the SRH840, DT880, and the HD600, I can definitely say that I have never heard anything like the SR325is before.  Now that I have given my ears some time to adjust to the SR325is sound, I think I will end up keeping them over the HD600.

 

Here is what I really like about the SR325is:

-intimate, in-your-face, type of sound that is full of impact

-sound of (especially electric) guitar and drums

-speed with faster songs

-even with the emphasized treble, the sound seems fairly balanced (no instruments ever seem to take over a recording)

 

Here is what I don't necessarily like:

-with certain recordings, there is sibilance that I have not encountered before

-at times, the sound can be fatiguing

-soundstage is smaller than HD600's, which at times leads to decreased immersion in genres other than rock/metal

-can be more revealing of poor recordings that the other headphones I have owned

 

If I were to upgrade in the future, given the pros/cons that I just listed, what would be my best option(s)?  Should I go with a higher-end Grado?  I really don't want to lose the bold, intimate sound or the amazing sound of guitar and drums that the SR325is supplies.  These are the most important factors to me, and they are the primary reasons that I will most likely keep the SR325is and sell the HD600.  Something that has these qualities, while being less sibilant and fatiguing and maybe more balanced than the SR325is, would be perfect for me.  Any thoughts?

post #15110 of 24624
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Originally Posted by bigbenrfan99 View Post
 

I recently acquired a Grado SR325is so I could finally see what the Grado sound is like, especially since the vast majority of my music library is comprised of rock/metal.  Coming from the SRH840, DT880, and the HD600, I can definitely say that I have never heard anything like the SR325is before.  Now that I have given my ears some time to adjust to the SR325is sound, I think I will end up keeping them over the HD600.

 

Here is what I really like about the SR325is:

-intimate, in-your-face, type of sound that is full of impact

-sound of (especially electric) guitar and drums

-speed with faster songs

-even with the emphasized treble, the sound seems fairly balanced (no instruments ever seem to take over a recording)

 

Here is what I don't necessarily like:

-with certain recordings, there is sibilance that I have not encountered before

-at times, the sound can be fatiguing

-soundstage is smaller than HD600's, which at times leads to decreased immersion in genres other than rock/metal

-can be more revealing of poor recordings that the other headphones I have owned

 

If I were to upgrade in the future, given the pros/cons that I just listed, what would be my best option(s)?  Should I go with a higher-end Grado?  I really don't want to lose the bold, intimate sound or the amazing sound of guitar and drums that the SR325is supplies.  These are the most important factors to me, and they are the primary reasons that I will most likely keep the SR325is and sell the HD600.  Something that has these qualities, while being less sibilant and fatiguing and maybe more balanced than the SR325is, would be perfect for me.  Any thoughts?

 

Why not consider keeping the HD 600 ...and... the SR325i?  When you want to listen to smooth, warm vocals (say, oh, Betty Carter) you can slip on the HD 600 and when you need high-detail metal (say, oh I don't know, Opeth), you change out to the Grados.

 

This is what I do and until I can spend for an end-game setup, I've resigned myself to the fact that you need different phones for different music (especially, in my case, when I also listen to a lot of music with speakers on my 2-channel setup that seems to have have made me extra sensitive to the characteristics of my different headphones).

 

YMMV...

post #15111 of 24624
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post
 

 

Why not consider keeping the HD 600 ...and... the SR325i?  When you want to listen to smooth, warm vocals (say, oh, Betty Carter) you can slip on the HD 600 and when you need high-detail metal (say, oh I don't know, Opeth), you change out to the Grados.

 

This is what I do and until I can spend for an end-game setup, I've resigned myself to the fact that you need different phones for different music (especially, in my case, when I also listen to a lot of music with speakers on my 2-channel setup that seems to have have made me extra sensitive to the characteristics of my different headphones).

 

YMMV...

There are a few reasons that I would much rather only have one pair of headphones:

-money

-I always listen to my entire library in shuffle, so I don't have sessions in which I listen to one genre/artist/album

-90% of my library is rock/metal, so I would really like to have one pair of headphones that really works well with rock/metal, even at the expense of other genres

 

Having said all of that, in a few weeks, I will be able to test the HD600 and the SR325is with movies/video games.  If I really end up loving the HD600 for these purposes, I may end up keeping both anyway.

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It's funny you mention testing your Grados with video games. I have been using my SR225i's with my Xbox One for Call Of Duty Ghosts while I wait for my Astro A40 rig to get back home from Astro Gaming tech support. The Grados have done a really good job in the meantime, other than not having the option to check while playing. 

post #15113 of 24624
The R series keeps a similar sound to the 325is, but a bit warmer and less sibilant. The GS1000i is great in that regard too. PS series is more bass, and little more "even" to some people. I think you'd like the R series, based on what you've said though.
post #15114 of 24624
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Originally Posted by bigbenrfan99 View Post
 

There are a few reasons that I would much rather only have one pair of headphones:

-money

-I always listen to my entire library in shuffle, so I don't have sessions in which I listen to one genre/artist/album

-90% of my library is rock/metal, so I would really like to have one pair of headphones that really works well with rock/metal, even at the expense of other genres

 

Having said all of that, in a few weeks, I will be able to test the HD600 and the SR325is with movies/video games.  If I really end up loving the HD600 for these purposes, I may end up keeping both anyway.

 

Well... to my earlier point, you will love the HD 600 for (some) movies and Grados for (some) games (at least, I did - but I've stopped gaming).  Just offering food for thought...

post #15115 of 24624

bigbenrfan99, you might want to look into, and possibly prefer the Alessandro MS2i.

post #15116 of 24624

PS500...trust me.

I hate to say it but just today I was wishing I had kept my SR325i as I wanted to listen to them. When I had them and compared them to my RS2i I always liked the RS2i better, but the 325 just do something with the bass that I really miss and enjoyed. Can't describe it but there you are.  This happens every time I get rid of a pair of headphones, it isn't 2 weeks and I start missing them, on the other hand who needs 12 pairs of headphones laying around...it really is a vicious circle!!


Edited by HPiper - 5/26/14 at 11:28pm
post #15117 of 24624
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Originally Posted by bigbenrfan99 View Post
 

I recently acquired a Grado SR325is so I could finally see what the Grado sound is like, especially since the vast majority of my music library is comprised of rock/metal.  Coming from the SRH840, DT880, and the HD600, I can definitely say that I have never heard anything like the SR325is before.  Now that I have given my ears some time to adjust to the SR325is sound, I think I will end up keeping them over the HD600.

 

Here is what I really like about the SR325is:

-intimate, in-your-face, type of sound that is full of impact

-sound of (especially electric) guitar and drums

-speed with faster songs

-even with the emphasized treble, the sound seems fairly balanced (no instruments ever seem to take over a recording)

 

Here is what I don't necessarily like:

-with certain recordings, there is sibilance that I have not encountered before

-at times, the sound can be fatiguing

-soundstage is smaller than HD600's, which at times leads to decreased immersion in genres other than rock/metal

-can be more revealing of poor recordings that the other headphones I have owned

 

If I were to upgrade in the future, given the pros/cons that I just listed, what would be my best option(s)?  Should I go with a higher-end Grado?  I really don't want to lose the bold, intimate sound or the amazing sound of guitar and drums that the SR325is supplies.  These are the most important factors to me, and they are the primary reasons that I will most likely keep the SR325is and sell the HD600.  Something that has these qualities, while being less sibilant and fatiguing and maybe more balanced than the SR325is, would be perfect for me.  Any thoughts?


I would say RS2i or RS1i......but the 325i that you have, does your preferred genres very well, especially if you really like that in you face sound........that in your face sound was something I also loved about the 325i, it was pure bliss with AC/DC.....Zeppelin and the like.

post #15118 of 24624
Ok let's see if this is fan enough. After a 6 year hiatus from this place, in the last 3 weeks I've purchased a pair of SR60's, SR80's, SR225i's and now HF-2 #230.
post #15119 of 24624
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Originally Posted by MrFaust View Post

Ok let's see if this is fan enough. After a 6 year hiatus from this place, in the last 3 weeks I've purchased a pair of SR60's, SR80's, SR225i's and now HF-2 #230.

Yeah.  I think that counts.  But we'll get back to you after we count the votes in a super-secret meeting of the Grado Regional Acceptance and Determination Organization (G.R.A.D.O. for short)  :D

post #15120 of 24624
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Yeah.  I think that counts.  But we'll get back to you after we count the votes in a super-secret meeting of the Grado Regional Acceptance and Determination Organization (G.R.A.D.O. for short)  :D

Thats smart thinking!

I like that one.

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