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I would like to know which one you"ll choose...

 

i was just sitting here thinking how good the dead sounds through the 225's, i may never give them up, which ever one looses out, i may keep to do some mods to !

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I was reading a couple of pages back about people hearing some distortion with their Grado's. I also have a question about this. I own SR325is's, and when I'm listening to smooth jazz from a Cd I noticed from the day I received them that it sounds like I can hear the musician blowing into the reed. It almost sounds like distortion, but I noticed this on all Cd's and tracks with brass instrument . I'm not sure if this is normal and just detail, or if this is some type of distortion. Otherwise I have no issues at all with hearing anything distorted, and I never listen at high volumes, so I can count that out. Does anyone know what I am talking about or hear what I am hearing when a brass instrument is playing? Thanks.

BTW I've changed sources from Cd, preamp and Mac, and still hear the same sound with all sources.And I only own one pair of headphones, so I cant compare.

So is this detail, am I actually hearing the musicians breath on the reed?

Or is this distortion. Thanks again.


Edited by joseph69 - 4/4/13 at 5:24pm
post #6753 of 27791
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

I was reading a couple of pages back about people hearing some distortion with their Grado's. I also have a question about this. I own SR325is's, and when I'm listening to smooth jazz from a Cd I noticed from the day I received them that it sounds like I can hear the musician blowing into the reed. It almost sounds like distortion, but I noticed this on all Cd's and tracks with brass instrument . I'm not sure if this is normal and just detail, or if this is some type of distortion. Otherwise I have no issues at all with hearing anything distorted, and I never listen at high volumes, so I can count that out. Does anyone know what I am talking about or hear what I am hearing when a brass instrument is playing? Thanks.

BTW I've changed sources from Cd, preamp and Mac, and still hear the same sound with all sources.And I only own one pair of headphones, so I cant compare.

So is this detail, am I actually hearing the musicians breath on the reed?

Or is this distortion. Thanks again.

 

It is the sound of saliva on the reed (sax) or lips (horns) and is very prominent on recordings like Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.  It can sound like distortion with some headphones, but if you've heard soft passages live from these instruments, you will recognize the sound.

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It is the sound of saliva on the reed (sax) or lips (horns) and is very prominent on recordings like Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.  It can sound like distortion with some headphones, but if you've heard soft passages live from these instruments, you will recognize the sound.

Thank you for your reply.

I always thought that it was some sound from the musicians reed, but when I reading this thread a couple o pages back it had me wondering! I thought maybe it was some type of distortion I was hearing, so I wasn't to sure. Now that you mentioned the saliva on the reed, your 100% percent right, thats exactly the sound I am hearing. Thanks again for your reply, and perfect description of what I am hearing.

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a question for all the folks whole love grado headphones, what's your number 2 phone , your second favorite, one you'd live with if grado weren't around ? , no flagship kinda stuff , reasonably priced , widely available kinda stuff , just curious
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a question for all the folks whole love grado headphones, what's your number 2 phone , your second favorite, one you'd live with if grado weren't around ? , no flagship kinda stuff , reasonably priced , widely available kinda stuff , just curious

 

Sennheiser HD-598.  Really sweet sound for ambient, electronica and vocals.  Comfortable to wear and nicely priced.  

 

Of course, as I write this, I am listening to 96k tracks from Grateful Dead and thinking how nice this sounds w/ my Grados, but I like to switch phones for a different sound, once in a while.

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a question for all the folks whole love grado headphones, what's your number 2 phone , your second favorite, one you'd live with if grado weren't around ? , no flagship kinda stuff , reasonably priced , widely available kinda stuff , just curious

 

When i owned the SR80's my second favorite was the HD-25 I II

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a question for all the folks whole love grado headphones, what's your number 2 phone , your second favorite, one you'd live with if grado weren't around ? , no flagship kinda stuff , reasonably priced , widely available kinda stuff , just curious

 

Not necessarily favourite - but closer to my fwj 325i would be DT880.  After that - the K701 (which probably gets more head-time than any of my other cans).

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a question for all the folks whole love grado headphones, what's your number 2 phone , your second favorite, one you'd live with if grado weren't around ? , no flagship kinda stuff , reasonably priced , widely available kinda stuff , just curious

 

What's reasonably priced?, OK, i'll humour you, AKG K701.

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jaywillin also don't forget to try the sr225 earpads on the MS1i when you get them, just a suggestion, you may like the clearer sound better.

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

a question for all the folks whole love grado headphones, what's your number 2 phone , your second favorite, one you'd live with if grado weren't around ? , no flagship kinda stuff , reasonably priced , widely available kinda stuff , just curious

 

Hafta say that I really liked the sound of Sennheiser HD598s the one time I had a chance to listen to them also. After about a ~week of listening to headphones within €300 range in various shops I ended up getting the Beyerdynamic DT990 though. Colored & bright sound also, but so, so comfey! No achey ears like what Grados do to me after a few hours of listening.

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

jaywillin also don't forget to try the sr225 earpads on the MS1i when you get them, just a suggestion, you may like the clearer sound better.


i had already thought i'd do just that ! the ms1's should be here monday or tuesday

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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

Sennheiser HD-598.  Really sweet sound for ambient, electronica and vocals.  Comfortable to wear and nicely priced.  

 

Of course, as I write this, I am listening to 96k tracks from Grateful Dead and thinking how nice this sounds w/ my Grados, but I like to switch phones for a different sound, once in a while.


the grado's are really good with the dead aren't they !!??!!

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a question for all the folks whole love grado headphones, what's your number 2 phone , your second favorite, one you'd live with if grado weren't around ? , no flagship kinda stuff , reasonably priced , widely available kinda stuff , just curious

AT woodies. smily_headphones1.gif

I would've said the Sony F1 too, but afaik they're hard to find these days...frown.gif
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the grado's are really good with the dead aren't they !!??!!

 

I have new appreciation for my Grados listening to the Dead with them; I have been listening to my Senns lately (being new and all), but the Dead sounds like I have cotton on my ears, compared to my RS2i.  Of course, different price category, but still...

 

I have been on an HDTracks download spree - just bought the Van Halen Studio Albums collection in 96/24 - again, Grado was the sound for those tracks (and, man, do those tracks sound great w/ my desktop rig).

 

That said, when I first heard 96K The Doors (Strange Days) in my Senns, I couldn't believe how good *that* sounded - very rich vocals.

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