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Originally Posted by snowlune View Post

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but has anyone else noticed a lot of SR325is for sale recently for around $200?
They seem like an attractive purchase, but I'm having a gut instinct that something happened and I don't know.
My guess it is two things:

  1. The SR325e came out last June, so the SR 325i became "last year's model" (at least one audio shop offers the i series at 25% off, which would be $225 for the SR325i)
  2. Consumers' Reports awarded the SR 325e its declaration of "best headphone," increasing interest in getting the SR 325e, perhaps by selling one's 325i
post #23462 of 23472
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Seems like a pretty good deal.  I've had mine for almost four years .......... cold dead hands.:regular_smile :


Cool. If there's nothing to be wary of I'll go for it.

 

/looks at wallet

...or maybe not:(

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My guess it is two things:
 
  1. The SR325e came out last June, so the SR 325i became "last year's model" (at least one audio shop offers the i series at 25% off, which would be $225 for the SR325i)
  2. Consumers' Reports awarded the SR 325e its declaration of "best headphone," increasing interest in getting the SR 325e, perhaps by selling one's 325i

 

Hmmm, I see. I've been seeing the -25% sales too recently. If I can find one for that price then I might as well go for a new one instead. It also seems like the folks over at the e series thread really like the 325e so maybe that one would be better.


Edited by snowlune - 2/26/15 at 3:14pm
post #23463 of 23472
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Originally Posted by snowlune View Post
 

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but has anyone else noticed a lot of SR325is for sale recently for around $200?

They seem like an attractive purchase, but I'm having a gut instinct that something happened and I don't know.

Nothing to be weary about the 325is…at all!

Like the replies you've already received, the 325e came out and everybody is holding them in high regard, so most of these sellers probably want to buy the 325e. Although I've never heard the 325e, I do own the 325is's for about 3yrs now, and I for one have no no intentions of selling them. :smile:


Edited by joseph69 - 2/26/15 at 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by snowlune View Post
 


Cool. If there's nothing to be wary of I'll go for it.

 

/looks at wallet

...or maybe not:(

 

Hmmm, I see. I've been seeing the -25% sales too recently. If I can find one for that price then I might as well go for a new one instead. It also seems like the folks over at the e series thread really like the 325e so maybe that one would be better.


Here is one place (Overture Audio, which is my local audio store) that is selling all of the Grado -i series at 25% off... I posted the details on the Deals thread, and this link takes you to that post:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/692119/the-deals-discussion-thread-read-the-first-post/12675#post_11339818

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Here is one place (Overture Audio, which is my local audio store) that is selling all of the Grado -i series at 25% off... I posted the details on the Deals thread, and this link takes you to that post:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/692119/the-deals-discussion-thread-read-the-first-post/12675#post_11339818

 

I'd love to jump on that, but too bad I live in Canada...

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Newly revised Grado iems: http://www.gradolabs.com/headphones/in-ear-series

 

Interesting.

 

I wonder if the iGi can compete with like the Hifiman RE-400 at about the same price...the RE-400 is very nice at the price of $100.

 

The price is right on the iGi...if it can deliver .

I owned  a pair of Gr8 in the past, I've never heard the iGi or gr10. I've actually never heard much on the iGi's to be honest so don't know much about them.

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Nothing to be weary about the 325is…at all!

Like the replies you've already received, the 325e came out and everybody is holding them in high regard, so most of these sellers probably want to buy the 325e. Although I've never heard the 325e, I do own the 325is's for about 3yrs now, and I for one have no no intentions of selling them. :smile:

+1. Both are very solid headphones! 

 

At the current price the 325is is of great value. 

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At the current price the 325is is of great value. 

You not kidding!

post #23469 of 23472
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Wow thats too cool for words!!

 

Thanks, to be honest, sometimes I just stand there, and stare at these vintage components, especially at night, I like the way my Marantz lights up, and the needles on the big VU meters.

 

 

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My dad was a big Marantz fan and had a stack, tho I don't remember what they were growing up.  I think he gave them to a friend and later "upgraded" to a new Pioneer setup complete with laserdisc sometime in the early 80's.

 

Always happy to see vintage Marantz!

 

:beerchug: 

 

You probably mean CDs, because Laserdiscs were 12'' in diameter, and were the ancesters of DVDs.;)

 

 

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Only problem with vintage electronics is the shipping charges!! They used real metal back in the day and lots of it!! No switching power supplies either, nothing but huge capacitors and even bigger transformers. Now you got me itching to log onto ebay...oh darn...

 

I hear you, I got burned a few times, I remember one time, I wasted half a day to go see a supposidly mint Marantz 6300 turntable. That time was the last straw. so when I bought  my Marantz 2226B from a guy who lives 45 minutes from Montréal, I simply offerd him $20 more than the $155 he was asking for his reciever. So, I saved myself some time, some possible frustration, some wear and milllage on my car. And considering the fact that it would have cost me $10 in gas anyway, it's not a bad deal for me.

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greetings, and salutations on this frosty morning !

 

a true delight, but little known dickey/brothers jam, "high falls" is a state park near macon, with a small, but impressive set of falls on the ocmulgee river

 

pt1

 

pt2

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Mornin' Grado brothers! (and sisters?) 

 

If you guys want a fantastic demo for your Grados - particularly those of you who have an "e" version - check out Birdman. Unfortunately I didn't care much for the film as a whole, but there are some really interesting aspects to the soundtrack that make for fantastic Grado food. There is jazz drumming throughout, which is rendered expertly by the Grados, and several scenes where there are voices and dialogue placed in space all around you. The RS-2e threw a beautiful 3-D sound stage and imaged PERFECTLY...especially when the  main character's two voices entered into a dialogue simultaneously. 

 

The Grados took a film that I found somewhat overrated and disjointed and made it a much more pleasant viewing experience because of all the audio acrobatics. Enjoy! 

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I have two external USB drives that are an exact copy of my CD library.  One drive is .5T for compressed low-res MP3 and the second is a 1.5T for .m4a lossless files that I create in iTunes.  The other thing I do is use an MP3 ripper, and capture 320k rate audio from a bunch of my live concert DVDs... I only do that for those concerts that do not have an audio CD available.  Those rips are stored on the 1.5T high-res drive.

 

The lo-res mp3 drive is only used for my iPhone, since apple i-device storage stinks... I have no choice but to highly compress the files.

 

But the hi-res drive feeds my 15" retina macbook Pro.  I send the bit stream to my DAC via the MBPs toslink output.

 

The next step from here I think would be an apple airport product so I can host the drive with that and access a lossless data stream over wifi.  The airport also has a toslink optical output so I think its possible to send the data stream straight from the airport to to my DAC.  The macbook is just a portal / viewing device.  I think... I am still scoping out the idea.


BTW, thanks for your input on this :-)

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