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post #5311 of 17236
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I obviously don't have much talent for posting pics,but i know just how you feel,i'm pretty sad too wink.gif

 

 

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That is depressing! wink_face.gif

post #5312 of 17236
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I obviously don't have much talent for posting pics,but i know just how you feel,i'm pretty sad too wink.gif

 

 

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I never get tired of seeing pics of Grado headphones lol....it's very weird, cause even the ones I OWN I still love seeing in pics. 

 

Obobskivich and I have been talking about that Musical Fidelity line....he just picked up one of their products and early reports are very positive. That seems like a very high value line of gear to me....I'm pretty sure I'm going to choose that V-LPS for my phono preamp in a couple months. 

post #5313 of 17236

I had bought my X-CAN V2 amp 10 years ago to power my Sennheiser HD-600,i don't have them anymore,but since it does a good job powering my Grados,i don't feel the need to change it. 

 

By the way,that's another old pic,i took it the day i bought my HP1000s,since then,i've built another headphone stand just for them.

post #5314 of 17236
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

I had bought my X-CAN V2 amp 10 years ago to power my Sennheiser HD-600,i don't have them anymore,but since it does a good job powering my Grados,i don't feel the need to change it. 

 

By the way,that's another old pic,i took it the day i bought my HP1000s,since then,i've built another headphone stand just for them.

 

Very cool, so they stand the test of time, as well. Obob said that the build quality was very solid, so I'm getting more and more interested in that line each day. 

 

Keep posting pics, man!! :)

post #5315 of 17236

Alright, an extension it is then. Should get me all the way from around the living room to the kitchen with a non-stop audiogasm!

post #5316 of 17236

Hi guys, i'm new here.

 

 I just ordered grado s60i and i know they are great for rock. but  i'm wondering how good/bad they are with metal and classic music?  Are they average for classic or worse? It's my first "real" headphone and i'm not expecting too much but still want to know.

post #5317 of 17236

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So, here is my family picture. Though I listen mostly with the SR325i I can not part with the rest of them. Even with the SR80 that is missing in the picture. Partly for sentimental reasons (my first Grado) and partly because I like to use it for watching films on my computer...

post #5318 of 17236
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Originally Posted by darkdefender View Post

Hi guys, i'm new here.

 

 I just ordered grado s60i and i know they are great for rock. but  i'm wondering how good/bad they are with metal and classic music?  Are they average for classic or worse? It's my first "real" headphone and i'm not expecting too much but still want to know.

 

I would say that they're rather good for classical. I chose my sr325is for how they sounded with a piano sound. Ofcourse a full orchestra has wider variety in sounds, but still I would say that you're not totally off with those. Though keep in mind that Grado's don't tend to offer too big of an soundstage, so you won't possibly feel like you'd sit in the audience of a live concert. But anyway, that's more of a preference thing.

post #5319 of 17236
Ok guys, that's it. I think i am returning my one day old RS1i. There is this frequency on most female vocals that is piercing my ears, specifically the right. The highs are totally different from the RS325is. The 325is has a slightly more intimate presentation than the RS1i , but the mids and high on the 325is blends well together and I feel more fullness in sound when I listen to female vocals.

I am heading down to Illinois again and I think I will get the PS500 which I originally intended to buy 2 weeks ago.
I know i did not get to burn in the RS long enough, but I doubt that it will change that much. My 325is was perfect the first time. It just need a bit more bass. Though I know the PS500s has less or farther presentation, I will demo it for the 4th time. Wish me luck.
Edited by Awgd8 - 10/31/12 at 6:27am
post #5320 of 17236
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Originally Posted by keppa View Post

 

I would say that they're rather good for classical. I chose my sr325is for how they sounded with a piano sound. Ofcourse a full orchestra has wider variety in sounds, but still I would say that you're not totally off with those. Though keep in mind that Grado's don't tend to offer too big of an soundstage, so you won't possibly feel like you'd sit in the audience of a live concert. But anyway, that's more of a preference thing.

I chose the 325is over the PS500 because of the way they sounded on classical piano.  G-Cush equals bigger soundstage.

post #5321 of 17236
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Originally Posted by Awgd8 View Post

Ok guys, that's it. I think i am returning my one day old RS1i. There is this frequency on most female vocals that is piercing my ears, specifically the right. The highs are totally different from the RS325is. The 325is has a slightly more intimate presentation than the RS1i , but the mids and high on the 325is blends well together and I feel more fullness in sound when I listen to female vocals.
I am heading down to Illinois again and I think I will get the PS500 which I originally intended to buy 2 weeks ago.
I know i did not get to burn in the RS long enough, but I doubt that it will change that much. My 325is was perfect the first time. It just need a bit more bass. Though I know the PS500s has less or farther presentation, I will demo it for the 4th time. Wish me luck.

 

That sucks Awgd8, hopefully you can soon find the sound you like and be able to start enjoying the music instead of chasing the sound. 

 

Sorry I cant really be of any help in your decision as all I have is the SR80i. 

post #5322 of 17236
Obob agrees with what Obob said about Musical Fidelity - also love the X-Can V2 pics; I remember seeing those new, and trying to grab one before they went away. No such luck though. V-Can V2 is a very nice "consolation prize" imho - while I'm not a big "amp guy" I will say that this little thing has one of the darkest backgrounds I've ever heard on a dynamic amp (even the MDR-F1 don't hiss, and those are at 12R and 105 dB/mW! Grados are nowhere near that). It's somewhat uncanny how clean it is, even relative to more expensive units I've heard (generally I disparage dedicated headphone amplifiers as poorly built and a bad value, and this little gadget kind of gets beyond those criticisms though).

It isn't as purdy as the X-Can models though, or even the newer M series - very plain looking box, but it has kind of a Grado aesthetic to it; no frills, just performance.
post #5323 of 17236
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Obob agrees with what Obob said about Musical Fidelity .

 

Would have been more interesting if there was disagreement between the Obobs biggrin.gif

post #5324 of 17236
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Originally Posted by Awgd8 View Post

Ok guys, that's it. I think i am returning my one day old RS1i. There is this frequency on most female vocals that is piercing my ears, specifically the right. The highs are totally different from the RS325is. The 325is has a slightly more intimate presentation than the RS1i , but the mids and high on the 325is blends well together and I feel more fullness in sound when I listen to female vocals.
I am heading down to Illinois again and I think I will get the PS500 which I originally intended to buy 2 weeks ago.
I know i did not get to burn in the RS long enough, but I doubt that it will change that much. My 325is was perfect the first time. It just need a bit more bass. Though I know the PS500s has less or farther presentation, I will demo it for the 4th time. Wish me luck.

 

I really hate that feeling where you're in the ballpark of what you're looking for, but can't quite seem to get it ALL right. As much as I enjoy seeing others discover a love for Grados, remember there are all sorts of great headphones out there. It may just be that Grados can't quite give you everything you're looking for, you know? No shame in that. This hobby wouldn't be as much fun for me if I didnt' dabble in other areas and play around with other gear. Grados are top of the class for me, but I get a ton of enjoyment out of my other gear, as well.

post #5325 of 17236
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Originally Posted by Awgd8 View Post

Ok guys, that's it. I think i am returning my one day old RS1i. There is this frequency on most female vocals that is piercing my ears, specifically the right. The highs are totally different from the RS325is. The 325is has a slightly more intimate presentation than the RS1i , but the mids and high on the 325is blends well together and I feel more fullness in sound when I listen to female vocals.
I am heading down to Illinois again and I think I will get the PS500 which I originally intended to buy 2 weeks ago.
I know i did not get to burn in the RS long enough, but I doubt that it will change that much. My 325is was perfect the first time. It just need a bit more bass. Though I know the PS500s has less or farther presentation, I will demo it for the 4th time. Wish me luck.

Where at in Illinois? I need to demo some of these badly.


Edited by Redstrand - 10/31/12 at 10:01am
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