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Wow, an impressive review for the iDSD here: http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0914/ifi_audio_micro_idsd_dac_headphone_amplifier.htm.  I'm not familiar with their products other than seeing them here and there. More tech than I need, but as stated, who knows what the future holds. I have to say, this doesn't seem to come up short compared to larger desktop models. Curious to read how it stands up to other models, found a nice thread here on Head-fi.

 

As an aside, I had read that the Dacport LX sounds a fair bit better than the regular. For some reason, removing the amp makes a good difference, according to reviews (no experience with either). For portables, I've mainly looked at the Ray Samuels products, like the Predator. Good reviews as well, but that for the Micro IDSD is one of the most positive reviews I've read (though I still have no idea what DSD is, more reading...), as are review for the CEntrance DACMini CX.

 

Cheers.


Yes, very nice products and the amp in the iFi Micro will work great with planars as well :-) I will trade in the Nano for the Micro if I run into some money for sure. 

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I could not agree with you more.  I have a HE-400 connected to a modi/magni.  Like you said the sub-bass is really nice.  But something does sound missing.  The setup just doesnt do it for me.   I am thinking about selling the HE-400 because I get almost no use out of them.  I use my RS1e for everything now.  Love pairing them my little dot i+.  I even plug these suckers directly into my ipad and even my ps4 controler. I cant believe how good they sound.  

At first listen I used the M/M combo…but then I used the Lyr after that for about 20hrs, and just missed the Grado sound. I started out with the 400i last night for about 1 hr, then I had to put my Grados on...and what a real nice difference IMO, I can't even listen to the 400i's anymore.

I'm just waiting for an RMA # from HFM.

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Back in the Grado club after a couple years out. Got myself the SR80e and am really enjoying the ride, although the listen isn't as strident up top as I thought it would be, but then I had the SR325 back in the day so that may explain it. I also had the SR60 as well but I didn't keep it for long since I moved up to the mentioned SR325 quickly after lol.

 

Bit dissapointed that the cable (more so the outer covering) above the y-split is still the way it is, but oh well. Anyone here upgraded the headband? I'm thinking of getting a leather one from Turbulent Labs, seen two vids on how to make the swap, but noticed that the metal band doesn't seem to be re-glued once everything is done. I guess the cup stays in place without the need to re-glue? 

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At first listen I used the M/M combo…but then I used the Lyr after that for about 20hrs, and just missed the Grado sound. I started out with the 400i last night for about 1 hr, then I had to put my Grados on...and what a real nice difference IMO, I can't even listen to the 400i's anymore.

I'm just waiting for an RMA # from HFM.


Sorry they didn't work out for you, buddy.  I still can't take mine off, I love them so much. On the other hand, while I think they are the Grado of planars, they aren't Grado's, and that's a fact. It says a lot about Grado!

 

In the meantime, I have finally decided to put and keep the Burson into my main rig, and use the Magni in the bedroom.

 

Oh, and I ordered the Alpha Prime upgrade for the Alpha Dogs.  I think I am approaching the end of this part of the game.

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Back in the Grado club after a couple years out. Got myself the SR80e and am really enjoying the ride, although the listen isn't as strident up top as I thought it would be, but then I had the SR325 back in the day so that may explain it. I also had the SR60 as well but I didn't keep it for long since I moved up to the mentioned SR325 quickly after lol.

 

Bit dissapointed that the cable (more so the outer covering) above the y-split is still the way it is, but oh well. Anyone here upgraded the headband? I'm thinking of getting a leather one from Turbulent Labs, seen two vids on how to make the swap, but noticed that the metal band doesn't seem to be re-glued once everything is done. I guess the cup stays in place without the need to re-glue? 


Swapping headbands is very easy, even I could do it! You don't need to reglue. 

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Originally Posted by sebajun View Post
 

Back in the Grado club after a couple years out. Got myself the SR80e and am really enjoying the ride, although the listen isn't as strident up top as I thought it would be, but then I had the SR325 back in the day so that may explain it. I also had the SR60 as well but I didn't keep it for long since I moved up to the mentioned SR325 quickly after lol.

 

Bit dissapointed that the cable (more so the outer covering) above the y-split is still the way it is, but oh well. Anyone here upgraded the headband? I'm thinking of getting a leather one from Turbulent Labs, seen two vids on how to make the swap, but noticed that the metal band doesn't seem to be re-glued once everything is done. I guess the cup stays in place without the need to re-glue? 

If you want, just put a dab of hot glue in the rod block…this way you can always heat it up if you ever want to take the headband off or what ever, and it will be secured nicely!

 

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Sorry they didn't work out for you, buddy.  I still can't take mine off, I love them so much. On the other hand, while I think they are the Grado of planars, they aren't Grado's, and that's a fact. It says a lot about Grado!

 

In the meantime, I have finally decided to put and keep the Burson into my main rig, and use the Magni in the bedroom.

 

Oh, and I ordered the Alpha Prime upgrade for the Alpha Dogs.  I think I am approaching the end of this part of the game.

Thank swpiers, its probably just me…I'm too use to and love the Grado sound. But I did want to try a driver with a different design too hear the difference, but like I said, I wouldn't be able to tell you if it was a dynamic/planar/electrostatic…my ears would only tell me if I liked them or not.

Glad that you are enjoying them! Didn't know you were going to sell the Burson?

Whats the Alpha Prime Upgrade?

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Swapping headbands is very easy, even I could do it! You don't need to reglue. 

 

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If you want, just put a dab of hot glue in the rod block…this way you can always heat it up if you ever want to take the headband off or what ever, and it will be secured nicely!

 

 

Thank you both for the replies. I've always enjoyed my Grados stock, bar rolling pads, so was looking for some clarification. I've actually done a bit of hard-modding on some Superluxes (mainly recabling) so getting my hands dirty with headphones isn't too foreign to me, but again I've never done anything away from rolling pads on the Grados. Never tried the HD414 pads though...they worth a shout?


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The yellow HD414 pad material feels a bit smoother than the stock pads. More of a comfort mod than anything (imo), especially if you're going to be quartermodding the pads.
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Thank you both for the replies. I've always enjoyed my Grados stock, bar rolling pads, so was looking for some clarification. I've actually done a bit of hard-modding on some Superluxes (mainly recabling) so getting my hands dirty with headphones isn't too foreign to me, but again I've never done anything away from rolling pads on the Grados. Never tried the HD414 pads though...they worth a shout?

Try the Grado (L) cushions on the 80e, IMO they sound the best with them.

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The yellow HD414 pad material feels a bit smoother than the stock pads. More of a comfort mod than anything (imo), especially if you're going to be quartermodding the pads.

 

Yeah I think I'll pick these up to give a try, especially since they're not that expensive. At the very least if I find them to be on par with the standard comfies, I'd still be happy with them just for the colour contrast. Thanks.

 

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Try the Grado (L) cushions on the 80e, IMO they sound the best with them.

 

I remember trying the TTVJ flats and the G-cushions on the SR325 and went back to the L-cushions in the end. Since I'm curious about the HD414 pads and also thinking about getting a Turbulent Labs headband, trying out some L-cushions wouldn't go amiss either. Would make sense to get them all at once. Thanks.

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Yeah I think I'll pick these up to give a try, especially since they're not that expensive. At the very least if I find them to be on par with the standard comfies, I'd still be happy with them just for the colour contrast. Thanks.

 

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I remember trying the TTVJ flats and the G-cushions on the SR325 and went back to the L-cushions in the end. Since I'm curious about the HD414 pads and also thinking about getting a Turbulent Labs headband, trying out some L-cushions wouldn't go amiss either. Would make sense to get them all at once. Thanks.

Thats what I did, I picked them up at the same time with the exception of the HD-414 pads because I stamped out the same diameter of the driver side of the (S) cushions. In the end I preferred the (L) cushions on all of my models with the exception of the PS1K's which use the (G) cushions of course.

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