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post #6286 of 25003
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Originally Posted by tenedosian View Post

i have always seen comparisons of higher end grado's mostly with their stock pads. is there any thread that rs1i, rs2i and ps500/hf2 are compared with JUMBO pad performances?

Jumbo man here.  I only compared the 325i and the PS500.  Sold the 500's.  Little too much more mid-bass for me.

post #6287 of 25003

When i bought the MS1i out of impulse (and a dream where i suddenly owned an SR60i) i thought i was going to regret it thinking that it would sound inferior to the senns i have for being so cheap. And i was wrongbiggrin.gif
they sound lovely in their own way and make for a great compliment to me.

post #6288 of 25003
Ok GRADO fans, here's the situation. Sr-80's, mahogany cups, 414 pads, 4 driver vents per. Very pleased with the sound and response, but, at high volume I am hearing a buzz rattle out of the right driver. Have I toasted the driver? Am I just over driving it and only hearing it now because of the venting? If so, why don't I hear this out of both? When A GRADO driver goes, is this how it starts? Any suggestions or opinions would be appreciated.
post #6289 of 25003
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Originally Posted by jeffrocc View Post

Ok GRADO fans, here's the situation. Sr-80's, mahogany cups, 414 pads, 4 driver vents per. Very pleased with the sound and response, but, at high volume I am hearing a buzz rattle out of the right driver. Have I toasted the driver? Am I just over driving it and only hearing it now because of the venting? If so, why don't I hear this out of both? When A GRADO driver goes, is this how it starts? Any suggestions or opinions would be appreciated.

 

Take off the pads and examine for any fuzz/hairs that may have found their way onto the surface of the driver. This happens to me every so often, too, and usually that's all it is. 

post #6290 of 25003
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Take off the pads and examine for any fuzz/hairs that may have found their way onto the surface of the driver. This happens to me every so often, too, and usually that's all it is. 

+1. Was just going to suggest Grattle as a cause myself.
post #6291 of 25003

Same as many here, i was afraid when i first bought my SR325I. Looking across the board i saw," fatiguing highs, very bright highs", but i think it are these highs and forward vocals that have caused me to like the 325's more than the other headphones around that budget. Thanks to grado for this family sound!

post #6292 of 25003
Whew!!!! I think it was grattle!! This was my first experience with it and was frankly worried I cooked a driver. After lightly blowing out the driver front and rear, popping it a couple times (scary to say the least) and letting
Brown noise run for an hour, the rattle is gone. Many thanks to those that threw me a line on this one!!!
post #6293 of 25003

I've recently had an HF-1 and 325 to compare (using the same pads), and I was surprised to find the HF-1 sounded brighter to me. The HF-1 seemed almost V shaped in comparison. It had better bass extension, but the treble also peaked harder in a few spots. The 325 had them, but didn't seem as harsh. Surprising results for me, as I was expecting the 325 to have more zing. Makes me curious to hear a Magnum.

post #6294 of 25003
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Originally Posted by Auditore View Post

Same as many here, i was afraid when i first bought my SR325I. Looking across the board i saw," fatiguing highs, very bright highs", but i think it are these highs and forward vocals that have caused me to like the 325's more than the other headphones around that budget. Thanks to grado for this family sound!

I have never heard a SR325 that had fatiguing highs. I've only heard new models though, so I suspect that maybe the older models did have fatiguing highs, and Grado has since adjusted that in their production.

 

If that is the case, then many people on HeadFi who have had bad experiences with the SR325 from years past are offering outdated, negative impressions of the SR325, which unfortunately steers interested buyers away from a headphone that is not razor-sharp in the highs.  This is my suspicion of what's going on.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I've recently had an HF-1 and 325 to compare (using the same pads), and I was surprised to find the HF-1 sounded brighter to me. The HF-1 seemed almost V shaped in comparison. It had better bass extension, but the treble also peaked harder in a few spots. The 325 had them, but didn't seem as harsh. Surprising results for me, as I was expecting the 325 to have more zing. Makes me curious to hear a Magnum.

 

I recommend trying a Magnum some time. Either V4 or V5. Magnums sound like Grados with substantially better detail and separation, and with more reserved mids (never "shouty").


Edited by Biscuitz - 2/28/13 at 10:24am
post #6295 of 25003
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

I recommend trying a Magnum some time. Either V4 or V5. Magnums sound like Grados with substantially better detail and separation, and with more reserved mids (never "shouty").

 

Lol, well... "curious" does not mean I'm going to go out and get one just yet. I don't like the Grado sound quite enough to drop that kind of cash on it. Do magnums still have those typical grado peaks/ridges in the treble?

post #6296 of 25003

If I can recall correctly, I read somewhere on this forum that the 325is model's where very inconsistent with the sound signatures, where as the 60's and 80's where consistent with the sound signature's. I currently own a 325is and it amazing to my ears. I don't find it harsh or piercing in the highs at all.

post #6297 of 25003
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

 

Lol, well... "curious" does not mean I'm going to go out and get one just yet. I don't like the Grado sound quite enough to drop that kind of cash on it. Do magnums still have those typical grado peaks/ridges in the treble?

nope

post #6298 of 25003

Gorram it... curiosity... 

post #6299 of 25003

Hey guys, I'm looking for new pads for my Grados since my bowl pads started breaking into little pieces. I'm considering the Beyer DT770 pads but I'm not sure if it'll fit, can anyone help me?

post #6300 of 25003
I'm loving my new 325is!  Went from 80i to these in about 2 weeks.  biggrin.gif

Amazing cans for 70’s rock, funk, R&B, and hard rock in general.  My prior headphones have been UM2’s, DT 770 PRO's, HD595’s, and HD650’s.  I'm loving the 325's more than all of them.

Source is a Rega RP1 turntable w/Nagoaka MP-150 cart, Musical Fidelity V-LPS phono stage, and a Little Dot Mk III amp.
Edited by TubeStack - 2/28/13 at 7:34pm
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