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That's a great little system!

Thanks! I'm really enjoying it.
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To get close to that Grado sound, what kind of speakers do you guys run for home audio? I just picked up some Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SEs to use with my computer audio setup, and I love them because they are much closer to the Grado sound than I had before. Not the same, but more in the spirit of the same sound.
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Just bought a used  Grado sr60i at only $60 . Amazing performance. Blown away by its sound. The previous owner had done all the necessary modification, but I decided to remove the rear grill. Really love them.

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I love checking on this thread and seeing people who are first time Grado owners...enjoy, guys! (and gals!)

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RS1+RA1

I am absorbed in them

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I picked up a pair of IGrado 'phones to replace a pair of Sennheiser PX-100 ii that I lost.
I posted all this a couple of weeks ago but just thought I would report back.
After using the iGrados for 2 weeks I gotta say that the PX-100 ii were great for the money but I really do prefer the iGrado sound. The Senns were more comfortable though.
BTW, I don't find the iGrados harsh at all.
I think my next headphone purchase will be some higher end Grados.biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

I picked up a pair of IGrado 'phones to replace a pair of Sennheiser PX-100 ii that I lost.
I posted all this a couple of weeks ago but just thought I would report back.
After using the iGrados for 2 weeks I gotta say that the PX-100 ii were great for the money but I really do prefer the iGrado sound. The Senns were more comfortable though.
BTW, I don't find the iGrados harsh at all.
I think my next headphone purchase will be some higher end Grados.biggrin.gif

I have only heard the iGrados very briefly at my local Grado retailer. But in my opinion, the SR60i is far and above a better sounding headphone. Have a listen to one as soon as you get the chance.

 

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Originally Posted by headwind View Post

Just bought a used  Grado sr60i at only $60 . Amazing performance. Blown away by its sound. The previous owner had done all the necessary modification, but I decided to remove the rear grill. Really love them.

Welcome to the fold! The SR60i is a fantastic sounding headphone indeed!

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I am thinking someone here can answer this question. I recently found my old Grado 225's hiding in the closet but am wondering if they are the 'i' series or earlier as I have had them for over 10 years. Anybody know what year Grado upgraded the SR series to the 'i' versions?
 

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I am thinking someone here can answer this question. I recently found my old Grado 225's hiding in the closet but am wondering if they are the 'i' series or earlier as I have had them for over 10 years. Anybody know what year Grado upgraded the SR series to the 'i' versions?
 

If they are ten years old they are not  the (i) version.

The (i) versions cup's are beveled on the edges, where as the older versions are a straight cut. also the (i) version has a thicker cable than the older version.

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This pic shows the difference in the shape of the cups. "i" version on left.

As J69 stated the 225i also comes with a very good, new 8 conductor cable.

 

 

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Thanks for that picture. Now I see the difference!!

 

Hank

 

PS: and as joseph already said, they are not the i version, which leads to my next (obvious) question. Is the sound of the newer version improved to the point it would be worth upgrading my phones to the i version? I was also thinking, if that is true, maybe going 'whole hog' and jumping up to the 325i, if one upgrade is good, two are better...right!

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Some would argue that yours are better
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

I have only heard the iGrados very briefly at my local Grado retailer. But in my opinion, the SR60i is far and above a better sounding headphone. Have a listen to one as soon as you get the chance.

Heya,

Thanks for pointing that out.
I agree.
I've heard the SR-60i, it certainly is worth the extra cost and is easily better than the iGrados.
The reason why I bought the iGrados is something to wear in my office at work.
Sorry!
I just ain't wearing SR-60i at the office!
LOL!

A few weeks ago I met a guy in a camera store, he was wearing a pair of SR-80i with his iPhone.
He let me try the system out for a minute or two, I thought it sounded mighty fine but, again, I would not want to walk around in public with those phones on my head. Call me anal! p:D
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

Thanks for that picture. Now I see the difference!!

 

Hank

 

PS: and as joseph already said, they are not the i version, which leads to my next (obvious) question. Is the sound of the newer version improved to the point it would be worth upgrading my phones to the i version? I was also thinking, if that is true, maybe going 'whole hog' and jumping up to the 325i, if one upgrade is good, two are better...

Hi, I own the SR325is and I do love them, but don't forget when you upgrade you are also changing the sound signature a little bit, so it all depends on what you like. If I were you I would give a listen if you can and see what you like for yourself. I went from the SR80i to the Alessandro ms2i, then traded foe the sr325is. they were all amazing headphones in my opinion regaurdless of the prices, and like another poster said, a lot of people prefer the SR225i because it is lighter than the SR325is, so better sound depends on your likings. Good luck, what ever you decide on I'm sure you will like it if you like the Grado sound!

BTW how do your SR225's sound?

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How I wish I had discovered the Grado sr 60 earlier, it would have saved me thousands of dollars spent on audio equipments trying to attain the best Audiophile sound. So much time and money wasted. And the best part is that you don't need an amp to drive them.

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