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People who have had or have the 225i, if you bought yours new, how long was the burn in? I am a believer in burn in. but I think its a combination of the headphones actually changing oh so slightly and the way your brain adjusts to the sound signature.  



I'd say 15-20 hrs, but I've also had some change to their ultimate sound signature in as little as about 8 hrs, listening with music at a slightly higher volume than normal.  (Not on my head.  smile_phones.gif  Overnight with my PC repeating tracks.)

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Seriously thinking of trading my pair of DT880s for a nice set of SR-325is.... Decisions, decisions...


You make MS1000 distancers right? I'd just get some sr60is and woodie them yourself. I'm sure you must've seen the sr60i mod thread.


I do, yes. I am not really a believer of wooden cups, but I know you are. I have seen people having very big and expensive cups and heard no difference whatsoever. Just as long as the grill is open enough you should be fine. 

 

Apart from that, the SR325 comes with a nice leather headband and ditto metal cups. They also come with bowls, rather than comfies.

 



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Seriously thinking of trading my pair of DT880s for a nice set of SR-325is.... Decisions, decisions...


I would seriously think that decision over - you really need to hear the 325is with something like a Joe Satriani guitar solo before making a decision like that. Something where Joe, or John Petrucci, is trying to wring as many high notes as he can find out of that guitar. I can live with the 325's idiosyncrasies, but many simply cant - not something to lauch yourself into without a lengthy audition.
 


I did have the SR325 on loan once and liked them, but thought they were a little too bright/metallic. I was thinking that I could punch some holes in them to bring out the bass. The added warmth could be very nice with the SR325. It is a good thing you mentioned it though, thanks! beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by Kevin Brown View Post
I'd say 15-20 hrs, but I've also had some change to their ultimate sound signature in as little as about 8 hrs, listening with music at a slightly higher volume than normal.  (Not on my head.  smile_phones.gif  Overnight with my PC repeating tracks.)


Thanks mang! haha. I think my 80is went through three different stages. Within the first 5 hrs there was a noticeable difference in the bass. Within 20-30 hrs, the highs were a bit less prominent (kinda in a bad way). After the 50+ mark, they sounded well balanced to me. This is of course the Grado style balance where the mids are always a bit more pronounced than the bass and treble. I guess thats what I like about 'em biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by apatN View Post

Seriously thinking of trading my pair of DT880s for a nice set of SR-325is.... Decisions, decisions...


You make MS1000 distancers right? I'd just get some sr60is and woodie them yourself. I'm sure you must've seen the sr60i mod thread.


I do, yes. I am not really a believer of wooden cups, but I know you are. I have seen people having very big and expensive cups and heard no difference whatsoever. Just as long as the grill is open enough you should be fine. 

 

Apart from that, the SR325 comes with a nice leather headband and ditto metal cups. They also come with bowls, rather than comfies.

 


If you don't want to mod, I won't stop you. But did you really not hear a difference after using wood? I find that hard to believe, because I found the difference to be significant. Oh well, to each his own. gs1000.gif

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Never tried it myself. biggrin.gif

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I would say 80 hrs before they start to show their pottential. Maybe I'm crazy, I know.
 

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Never tried it myself. biggrin.gif


Seriously? If I had the woodworking skills I'd be crapping out as many shells as I could. I think you should at least give it a try, if you don't think the shells are an improvement, I'm sure you could sell them here.

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Ok, got my 225is today. F me! I can't believe I listen to things without Grados before. Without any burn in the 225i already trumps the 80i. Don't get me wrong, the 80i will NEVER leave my house. I love them to death, but man are these 225is something or what!?! I can't wait to see how my music collection sounds all over again....again tongue.gif

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Ok, got my 225is today. F me! I can't believe I listen to things without Grados before. Without any burn in the 225i already trumps the 80i. Don't get me wrong, the 80i will NEVER leave my house. I love them to death, but man are these 225is something or what!?! I can't wait to see how my music collection sounds all over again....again tongue.gif


Needs moar wood. wink.gif

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DAMN! Those look so good man. I might have to woody mine at some point. Maybe in a few months you would be willing to woody my 80is?

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DAMN! Those look so good man. I might have to woody mine at some point. Maybe in a few months you would be willing to woody my 80is?


Man, Huddler is killing me today. 

 

I'm impressed you still want me to do anything after I messed up on that LOD. My bad. redface.gif

 

The wood came from Bilavideo, so you might want to check if he will install them for you. Before that, however, you should definitely open those up. It's simple, even if you don't know what you're doing. Just take a hairdryer and heat the cups up for like 10-30 seconds and pry the two sides apart. I'd try out the hole punch mod, that should make the most difference in sound.

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Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post

 

Man, Huddler is killing me today. 

 

I'm impressed you still want me to do anything after I messed up on that LOD. My bad. redface.gif

 

The wood came from Bilavideo, so you might want to check if he will install them for you. Before that, however, you should definitely open those up. It's simple, even if you don't know what you're doing. Just take a hairdryer and heat the cups up for like 10-30 seconds and pry the two sides apart. I'd try out the hole punch mod, that should make the most difference in sound.

Oh alright. And dude, you were nice and honest the whole way through with the LOD situation so no hard feelings. I don't let little things like that get in the way of potential future deals. 
 

post #209 of 18525
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Just letting people know that my plan is to let my 225is burn in for a minimum of 40 hrs and then I will compare them to my 80i. One thing I will mention right now off the bat, the bowls are WAY more comfortable than the pads. This might be due to my long arse hair (I'm a metal head :D) blocking the bowls from coming in direct contact with my ears, but its definitely allowing me to listen for longer periods of time. Good stuff! 

post #210 of 18525
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Originally Posted by Vikingatheart View Post

Just letting people know that my plan is to let my 225is burn in for a minimum of 40 hrs and then I will compare them to my 80i. One thing I will mention right now off the bat, the bowls are WAY more comfortable than the pads. This might be due to my long arse hair (I'm a metal head :D) blocking the bowls from coming in direct contact with my ears, but its definitely allowing me to listen for longer periods of time. Good stuff! 


Metal head here too (as you're already aware). You really need to get all the hair out between the driver and ears. Listen to the difference.

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