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Budget? If I'm in a hurry, about £250 ish, but if it would be better to save and wait a bit longer for the right amp, I'd do that.
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I received the SR40. Looks are obvious. Build is average but I think you have to be gentle when adjusting the fit. Cable is OK. Not frail or thick. Good clamping force but pads are wimpy. L pads fit but it affected the bass and treble became shrill. I then tried the flats from the 125i and they are much better flats than the stock flats.

The sound I liken to a 60 without the soundstage. Sounded better through my laptop,DAC and Audinst AMP-HP than my Fiio X1. I wouldn't use as a mobile option but I would use them occasionally around the house. It essentially makes them a novelty that I am cool with.
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I am looking for headphones with good soundstage, forward mids and good highs to compliment my SR325i (soon to be RS1i likely). I had the AKG K7xx (massdrop edition) for a few weeks and just did not like them. The mids were to laid back, the mid-bass was too bloated, and the soundstage sounded unnatural. I prefer my AD700s over them. I just wish they had more forward mids.

 

My budget would be around $300 or less and have been considering Beyerdynamic DT990 (250 or 600 ohm) and Sennheiser HD600 or 650. Do these meet my criteria? Should I be considering something else? Should I just wait and purchase GS1k or PS1000 when I have the money?

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Originally Posted by dwayniac View Post

I received the SR40. Looks are obvious. Build is average but I think you have to be gentle when adjusting the fit. Cable is OK. Not frail or thick. Good clamping force but pads are wimpy. L pads fit but it affected the bass and treble became shrill. I then tried the flats from the 125i and they are much better flats than the stock flats.

The sound I liken to a 60 without the soundstage. Sounded better through my laptop,DAC and Audinst AMP-HP than my Fiio X1. I wouldn't use as a mobile option but I would use them occasionally around the house. It essentially makes them a novelty that I am cool with.


Absolutely!  They are exactly like the 60 e that I got, but with less precise imaging and soundstage.

 

Overall- meh.  But $50 and they took care of my headphone jones.  They'll do just fine at work, I guess.

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I don't know what upstream equipment was being used while listening to the PS1K's or how long/what genre you were listening to, but its very possible they didn't have the right synergy. I've tried my PS1K's with several different amps, and with all of them, everything you mention above, I've never encountered. What I did encounter was that all the amps made the PS1K's sound different, some amps I liked them with better than others. They are a different animal than the of the other Grado models, so maybe you expected them to sound similar to the rest of the Grado line up, and they just weren't for you. :smile:

 

I agree, and I don't know about you Joseph, but I think that, clarity, body, and soundstage, are three things that the PS1000 do pretty well. 

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While your information is true, the amp wasn't the problem, nor was any of the other gear in the chain. I don't doubt, though, that with the "right" equipment the PS1000 can sound their best. I'm pretty sure their signature just isn't for me.

 

I love everything about my PS1000, so, I am surprised by your conclusions, but hey!, at least you gave them a shot.

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Originally Posted by rage3324 View Post
 

I am looking for headphones with good soundstage, forward mids and good highs to compliment my SR325i (soon to be RS1i likely). I had the AKG K7xx (massdrop edition) for a few weeks and just did not like them. The mids were to laid back, the mid-bass was too bloated, and the soundstage sounded unnatural. I prefer my AD700s over them. I just wish they had more forward mids.

 

My budget would be around $300 or less and have been considering Beyerdynamic DT990 (250 or 600 ohm) and Sennheiser HD600 or 650. Do these meet my criteria? Should I be considering something else? Should I just wait and purchase GS1k or PS1000 when I have the money?

The DT990 has more bass than the Kxx and has recessed mids. The HD600 and 650 have more bass as well and less treble than the Kxx. The AD1000 would be worth looking at as they have much more involved mids than the AD700/900 - but the new X version has less forward mids.

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Originally Posted by dwayniac View Post

I received the SR40. Looks are obvious. Build is average but I think you have to be gentle when adjusting the fit. Cable is OK. Not frail or thick. Good clamping force but pads are wimpy. L pads fit but it affected the bass and treble became shrill. I then tried the flats from the 125i and they are much better flats than the stock flats.

The sound I liken to a 60 without the soundstage. Sounded better through my laptop,DAC and Audinst AMP-HP than my Fiio X1. I wouldn't use as a mobile option but I would use them occasionally around the house. It essentially makes them a novelty that I am cool with.

Cool I remember the SR40.  I had one for a while

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Originally Posted by rage3324 View Post
 

I am looking for headphones with good soundstage, forward mids and good highs to compliment my SR325i (soon to be RS1i likely). I had the AKG K7xx (massdrop edition) for a few weeks and just did not like them. The mids were to laid back, the mid-bass was too bloated, and the soundstage sounded unnatural. I prefer my AD700s over them. I just wish they had more forward mids.

 

My budget would be around $300 or less and have been considering Beyerdynamic DT990 (250 or 600 ohm) and Sennheiser HD600 or 650. Do these meet my criteria? Should I be considering something else? Should I just wait and purchase GS1k or PS1000 when I have the money?

I listened to the DT990, DT880, HD600, and HD650 the other day as I too had been looking for something to complement my current headphones. Out of these, the DT990 sounded the worst. It had a wildy unnatural balance to the sound. The DT880 was pretty solid but a little lacking in bass.The HD600 is well balanced, generally impressive sounding, and a good complement to Grados I think.


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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

I agree, and I don't know about you Joseph, but I think that, clarity, body, and soundstage, are three things that the PS1000 do pretty well. 

 

I love everything about my PS1000, so, I am surprised by your conclusions, but hey!, at least you gave them a shot.

I totally agree! 

:beerchug:

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Originally Posted by joeq70 View Post
 

I listened to the DT990, DT880, HD600, and HD650 the other day as I too had been looking for something to complement my current headphones. Out of these, the DT990 sounded the worst. It had a wildy unnatural balance to the sound. The DT880 was pretty solid but a little lacking in bass.The HD600 is well balanced, generally impressive sounding, and a good complement to Grados I think.

 

 

I've not heard any of those but my new Phillips Fidelio X2 compliment my Grado RS1i quite well.

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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post
 

 

I've not heard any of those but my new Phillips Fidelio X2 compliment my Grado RS1i quite well.


I find that my HE560 and PS500e are also complimentary, planar magic, and the Grado midrange.

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