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post #6301 of 17290
One interesting feature of the HPA-2 is that the P/S-1 power supply is wired with Joe Grado Signature Ultrawide Bandwidth Cable!
 

 

 

 


Edited by parbaked - 2/20/13 at 10:27am
post #6302 of 17290

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?

post #6303 of 17290

Recently got a really good deal on a pair of SR-60i's and I must say, I'm really enjoying the Grado sound.  TBH, I was afraid of the sharp highs that are usually associated with Grado's, but I find the treble not as fatiguing as others have said.


Edited by KetchupNinja - 2/23/13 at 1:57am
post #6304 of 17290
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Originally Posted by KetchupNinja View Post

Recently got a really good deal on a pair of SR-60i's and I must say, I'm really enjoying the Grado sound.  TBH, I was afraid of the sharp highs that are usually associated with Grado's, but I find the treble not as fatiguing as others have said.

I felt the same way when I tried my first set of Grados....i kept hearing all the talk about crazy brightness and treble, that I guess I was prepared for much worse....one I heard them, I was like, damn these are not too bright at all.

 

After break in my 325i's tamed down and the sound was just fantastic,,,,,I believe they are considered one of the brightest Grados, but they were not too bright for my liking and I loved the in your face sound for rock music and guitars.

post #6305 of 17290
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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 #6306 of 17290

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 #6307 of 17290
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 #6308 of 17290
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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 #6309 of 17290
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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 #6310 of 17290

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 #6311 of 17290
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 #6312 of 17290

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 #6313 of 17290
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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 #6314 of 17290
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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 #6315 of 17290

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.

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