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post #17416 of 24954
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Originally Posted by Loving[MAX]Sound View Post
 

Just received my pair of SR125i's (used) got them for a great price, oh and... It came with a 15 foot Grado extension cord!!! Woowoo!


cool, enjoy. i's are fabulous. with a tubed amp, will be even greater. but not really mandatory.

post #17417 of 24954

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 :)

post #17418 of 24954

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 #17419 of 24954
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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 #17420 of 24954

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 #17421 of 24954

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

post #17422 of 24954
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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 #17423 of 24954

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 #17424 of 24954
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 #17425 of 24954
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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 #17426 of 24954
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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 #17427 of 24954
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Originally Posted by JES View Post


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 #17428 of 24954
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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 #17429 of 24954
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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 #17430 of 24954

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.

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