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For me, their greatest quality is truth of timbre. The sound of a cymbal, the woody sound of a sax, the brassy attack of a horn, hand on drum skin, the voice. Everything clearly heard (seen?) separately, yet coherent as a group. Also a very consistent "house sound" through the whole line. Yes, they are great for jazz.
post #6257 of 26033
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Hey guys. seem to be reading a lot of rock listeners using Grados. What about Grados for jazz? any experience?

Cheers

Sam

I dig'em. But "jazz" is pretty broad. redface.gif
post #6258 of 26033
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Originally Posted by samye14 View Post

Hey guys. seem to be reading a lot of rock listeners using Grados. What about Grados for jazz? any experience?

 

Cheers

 

Sam

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).

post #6259 of 26033

sorry...i mainly listen to miles davis and john coltrane. especially miles' more upbeat and lively pieces.

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sorry...i mainly listen to miles davis and john coltrane. especially miles' more upbeat and lively pieces.

I don't know Miles well, but what I do know - the RS-1 do very nicely with. smily_headphones1.gif
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any experience with the cheaper options? the SR60i or the SR225i? it'll be my first quality audio setup so i don't wanna blow big dollars just yet.

post #6262 of 26033
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any experience with the cheaper options? the SR60i or the SR225i? it'll be my first quality audio setup so i don't wanna blow big dollars just yet.

Had both, non-i variants; would get the 225 if you have the money. If not, 60 with the bowls will get you almost all the way there. Overall less staging than the RS, and less refinement/etc, but still very good headphones, and the house sound lends itself to the music you're listening to. smily_headphones1.gif
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any experience with the cheaper options? the SR60i or the SR225i? it'll be my first quality audio setup so i don't wanna blow big dollars just yet.

Had both, non-i variants; would get the 225 if you have the money. If not, 60 with the bowls will get you almost all the way there. Overall less staging than the RS, and less refinement/etc, but still very good headphones, and the house sound lends itself to the music you're listening to. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6264 of 26033
Wow, flood much? ph34r.gif
post #6265 of 26033
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Originally Posted by samye14 View Post

Hey guys. seem to be reading a lot of rock listeners using Grados. What about Grados for jazz? any experience?

 

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".

post #6266 of 26033

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

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any experience with the cheaper options? the SR60i or the SR225i? it'll be my first quality audio setup so i don't wanna blow big dollars just yet.

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.

post #6268 of 26033
No problem with a cheaper option. I liked my Shure SRH1440 until I started to listen to jazz. I found them a little too distant and polite. I bought a pair of Grado SR225i and since then it's true love!
 
So much that I'm gonna buy a RS1i pair very soon!
 
post #6269 of 26033
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Originally Posted by Nashira View Post

No problem with a cheaper option. I liked my Shure SRH1440 until I started to listen to jazz. I found them a little too distant and polite. I bought a pair of Grado SR225i and since then it's true love!
 
So much that I'm gonna buy a RS1i pair very soon!
 

You won't be sorry smily_headphones1.gif

post #6270 of 26033
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Originally Posted by Nashira View Post

No problem with a cheaper option. I liked my Shure SRH1440 until I started to listen to jazz. I found them a little too distant and polite. I bought a pair of Grado SR225i and since then it's true love!
 
So much that I'm gonna buy a RS1i pair very soon!
 

Cool-I just bought the SR225i and am waiting for my Schiit Asgard 2- but more for rock, metal, indie, folk, etc.

 

I'm saving and thinking of the HE400 or 500 as as a second set of cans, but could be tempted by the RS1i as well.

 

How about the 500? I'm going to have to give that an audition....

 

I'm thinking RS1 and HE 500 would be pretty darn sweet- and about $1400 spent!

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