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post #17416 of 33277

Lol, to be honest, I bought these mainly for the extension cable, especially seeing as how they cost 45USD$, I also got a Grado adapter with the headphones. Really awesome purchase :)

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What is the general "verdict" on the <<SR80i v SR125>> battle anyway? I like the SR125 better, not because of the higher number, but I like the L-Cush,  I found the high and mid warmer, and the bass is a touch more present. what do you guys have to say? Would like to hear your opinions.

post #17418 of 33277
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Originally Posted by Loving[MAX]Sound View Post
 

What is the general "verdict" on the <<SR80i v SR125>> battle anyway? I like the SR125 better, not because of the higher number, but I like the L-Cush,  I found the high and mid warmer, and the bass is a touch more present. what do you guys have to say? Would like to hear your opinions.


Put the L on 80i then compare to 125i.

Not sure there's any "battle". I find 80i and 125i sounded too similar to fuss over.

But 225i, not there's a significant jump from 80i...

 

Anyways, I'm gone for a long w.e. Enjoy!

post #17419 of 33277

Grado sells the 125 with the comfy pads and not the L cush. if you got the L cush for your used pair, it’s cuz the seller added it themselves. So, perhaps even less of a difference between the 80 and 125 models.

 

personally, I think Grado should pick one of the three low end models (60,80, 125) and dump the other two.

post #17420 of 33277

^ If it was the 125 and not the 125i then it would have come with the L-cush, he is right.

post #17421 of 33277
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Originally Posted by Loving[MAX]Sound View Post

What is the general "verdict" on the <<SR80i v SR125>> battle anyway?

I recently got into a disagreement about it that, in retrospect, seems regrettable. But, yeah, those are my views. Some good came out of it though, as it seems to have been an influence on heatfan's starting the 125 thread..
post #17422 of 33277

He said he got a used 125i.

 

anyway, regardless, getting rid of comfies and putting on the bowls makes pretty much any Grado sound cleaner and - usually - better.

 

It was a shame those Bushmills shipped with comfies. I slapped some L cush on those and it made a world of difference.

post #17423 of 33277
My 80s came NIB sealed factory smell included with L-cush. I'm not even sure the comfies existed when I bought my 80s.
post #17424 of 33277
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My 80s came NIB sealed factory smell included with L-cush. I'm not even sure the comfies existed when I bought my 80s.

When did you buy them?

I know the earlier SR's with the old style cups cylinders (non-i) not mushrooms (i) all came with (L) cushions.

post #17425 of 33277
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

When did you buy them?
I know the earlier SR's with the old style cups cylinders (non-i) not mushrooms (i) all came with (L) cushions.

Without looking it up or thinking too hard, 2003. My post was kinda not serious wink.gif as all Grados came with L-cush then. The GS/PS1000 series models and the iGrado hadn't been released yet.
post #17426 of 33277
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Without looking it up or thinking too hard, 2003. My post was kinda not serious wink.gif as all Grados came with L-cush then. The GS/PS1000 series models and the iGrado hadn't been released yet.

Oh, I thought you were talking more recent.

post #17427 of 33277
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

Grado sells the 125 with the comfy pads and not the L cush. if you got the L cush for your used pair, it’s cuz the seller added it themselves. So, perhaps even less of a difference between the 80 and 125 models.

personally, I think Grado should pick one of the three low end models (60,80, 125) and dump the other two.

A lot of people think €50 is a lot of money to spend on headphones, i was like this.

Then i bought a portapro, eventually modded it, went looking for more/better listened to the sr80, then bought a RS-2 for €400, then bought GR10 for €420, then bought a PS1000 for €1000.

If i were to go physically back in time to when i just had the portapros, i would've think i'm mad.

Kicking out any of those will stop a potential customer from buying Grado.
post #17428 of 33277
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

A lot of people think €50 is a lot of money to spend on headphones, i was like this.

Then i bought a portapro, eventually modded it, went looking for more/better listened to the sr80, then bought a RS-2 for €400, then bought GR10 for €420, then bought a PS1000 for €1000.

If i were to go physically back in time to when i just had the portapros, i would've think i'm mad.

Kicking out any of those will stop a potential customer from buying Grado.

Couldn't agree more with the above. And the 60 and 80 series volume sales are a huge part of Grado's business. They probably wouldn't be selling anything without these budget offerings.
post #17429 of 33277

I understand what you’re saying but I tend to side with the philosophy of keeping product lines as minimal as possible to prevent paralysis of choice. I’m not saying Grado needs to ditch the two cheaper models and only have an expensive option. I do think they could have a cleaner, easier to understand line up with a 100, 200 and 300 dollar setup instead of 80 and 100 and 150, then 200 and then 300.

 

basically, I like the simplicity of the Alessandro model lineup. good, better, best.

 

I honestly don’t think many, if any, people, would stop buying a low end grado is they only had a 100 (or 80) dollar choice instead of 3 choices of models that are nearly the same.

 

In the same vein, I also don’t think there should be an RS2 :) in this case, I think Grado should force someone thinking of moving up from the 325 (or 225) to go to the PS500 or RS1. No need for another half-step.

 

But it’s not like I expect any of this to actually happen. Just idle thoughts on my part.

post #17430 of 33277

My viewpoint is a bit cynical, but I think realistic. Grado is in this for one thing only: To SELL at maximum volume/profit. The more models on offer, the better for Grado. I also think Grado is banking on the likelihood that "newbies" won't grasp the fact that many of these models are very close together in SQ (e.g. 80i vs. 125i, etc.). By the time many catch on that the diffs are very subtle and probably not worth the coin jumping from 80i to 125i, or rs2i to rs1i, the cans will have been sold. Not that they are deliberately ytrying to confuse with multiple models. It's a bit like the auto industry, where each "new" model promises features that look nice on paper but in retrospect, after the sale is done, wasn't worth the extra coin.

 

What I would really like to see, for newbies and veterans, is Grado making up a summary table that encapsulates all the sonic features of their models. More than just freq ranges and dB sensitivities. Descriptive stuff, like "Smooth highs with jazz and rock", etc. A one-stop "guide" for audiophiles. Subjective, but so is all of audiophilia. And remember that Grado tunes drivers by ear, without any real electronic measurements, I believe.

 

It's a democracy, choice is king, more models = more choice, and caveat emptor. In the end, if you enjoy the music with your Grado(s), and don't feel too emptied out at the bank, then all's well that ends well.

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