Hey guys. seem to be reading a lot of rock listeners using Grados. What about Grados for jazz? any experience?
The 325is do beautifully well with jazz IMO. Fantastic with either something like Mingus ("Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" is really good) - and even better with something more modern like Portico Quartet or female vocal jazz (Krall / Norah Jones).
While I'm not a major fan, I've found the 325is to be quite good for most jazz. But with some live, night-club jazz (e.g., Carmen McRae & Dave Brubeck), the "soundstage" feels constricted; the HD-650 provided a much more natural "feel".
thanks for the info guys. i've decided to buy a set of Beyerdynamic DT880 over the Grados cos i have never actually tried a set of Grados on. thought I best be safe about my first venture into semi-audiophile land haha. I wouldn't mind buying a set of SR60i in the future. they sound like very interesting headphones...and i like the look if i got some wooden cups on them. maybe after I buy my tube amp. thanks anyway guys
I would recommend the SR60i with L-Cush pads. The L-Cush pads are key.
Or, if you want slightly more bass and a slightly more aggressive sound, grab the SR80i with L-Cush pads for $20 more.
You won't be sorry