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post #6781 of 18524
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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.

post #6782 of 18524
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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

post #6783 of 18524
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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 !!??!!

post #6784 of 18524
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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

AT woodies. smily_headphones1.gif

I would've said the Sony F1 too, but afaik they're hard to find these days...frown.gif
post #6785 of 18524
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


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.

post #6786 of 18524
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

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.


after i decide the way i'm gonna go with the 225's and the ms1's, i'm gonna be looking for a nice compliment to them, i was already leaning toward sennheiser, or ath ad something, i had the ad300 for a while, it was really good, and cheap, and now that the ad line has been upgraded, i may get a discontinued ad700,

post #6787 of 18524
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

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.


i've been listening to the dead all my life, and i've gained a new appreciation for the dead because of the grados !! lol works both ways i suppose, all my music really, the allman bro's, widespread panic, gov't mule, all are better with the grado's !

post #6788 of 18524
my 2 cousins who had been curious after visiting us for spring break. ventured into my messy room and looked at my assortment of currently working headphones on banana stands.

Sony XB500, Grado Sr80i. my Koss portapros are snapped broken, planning on sending them for repair sometime.

and my Sony MDR-V6's should be coming in soon, cant wait to use them as portables for highschool and computer gaming use.

anyways.
They tried the sony xb500's first, they liked how weird it felt to listen with those bass monsters, they are indeed fun to listen with.

but then they wanted to try my Grado's since they never had the chance to, and they also had a weird fun experience how clear everything sounded and the clarity in music when they plugged in their Samsung smartphones in.

im always happy to let anyone listen comfortably with my headphones, just knowing how i feel when i passionately listen to music with them, understanding my perception that

"Sound reproduction is an art of music through a listening standpoint".
post #6789 of 18524

I guess if I had no RS1 or PS 500 I'd still be listening to my AKG Q701's. They don't get much (hardly any) use lately.

post #6790 of 18524
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

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.

your desktop rig includes your NuForce Icon HDP? I'm reseraching DACs...

post #6791 of 18524
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

your desktop rig includes your NuForce Icon HDP? I'm reseraching DACs...

 

It does and I normally connect via USB to a NuForce u192s USB-S/PDIF bridge, then coax to the Icon HDP.  I also added the LPS-1 linear power supply.  With the LPS-1, I really like the Icon as a headphone amp - a lot.

 

I also connect an SACD player via analog in to the Icon HDP and love that sound.  The SACD player (Onkyo C-S5VL) has a Wolfson WM8742 (?) DAC and playing around with the DAC filters, I have fallen in love with the sound of the analog out from the spinner into the Icon HDP.  

 

So, I am in the market for a new DAC to feed music from my MacBook Pro to the Icon.  I have even been experimenting with my Audioquest DragonFly, as a line-level source to analog in w/ the Icon; I like that sound, too, but this isn't a long-term solution for me.  It's different from the HDP DAC section and the two of them together sound better, to me, than the DragonFly on its own w/ the same phones.

 

Don't get me wrong, I have used and loved the Icon HDP for awhile, have recommended it to others, and the DAC section is well reviewed by fellow head-fi'ers.  But I agree with the six moons review, in that it is a better headphone amp than a DAC - especially with clean power.

post #6792 of 18524
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Originally Posted by Jepu View Post

 

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.

It's funny to me, because the very headphone that sparked my intrigue in high end headphones was the HD598. I stumbled into this hobby addiction one day when I was looking to pick up a pair of wireless headphones to use to watch movies late at night and not bother the neighbors. The store was out of stock unfortunately, and so I mindlessly wandered to a nearby headphone demo setup and casually donned the classy looking HD598, and it was a revelation. I had absolutely no idea what I had been missing in the enjoyment of my music until that moment. Particularly the thing we call "soundstage" is what struck me about the pair.

 

I quickly forsook the task of purchasing wireless headphones and went the route of comparing a few entry level ~100-200 headphones, and ended up liking and settling on Grados. What's amusing to me is I really don't like the HD598 all that much anymore, having heard Grados. I'm a sucker for detail and clarity.

post #6793 of 18524

My son son grabbed a pair of SR60 yesterday...I am listening to them as I type, and holy crap....these sound fantastic! Damn...for $79....are you kidding me....it is my first listen to the SR60 and I gotta tell you....EVERYBODY should have a pair!

post #6794 of 18524
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

My son son grabbed a pair of SR60 yesterday...I am listening to them as I type, and holy crap....these sound fantastic! Damn...for $79....are you kidding me....it is my first listen to the SR60 and I gotta tell you....EVERYBODY should have a pair!

 

I have no doubt that these are excellent headphones, esp. at this price point. If I weren't 'treble sensitive' these would be an automatic buy for me.

 

There seems to be a general consensus that the 60's have a treble boost, but there are enough reviews that claim that the 60's are not fatiguing that I have not crossed them off my list completely. Stereophile for example, does not consider these to be fatiguing headphones.

 

If I listen at lower volumes for say, under an hour, will these still be fatiguing? In particular, the question is directed at those who are a bit treble sensitive, like myself.

post #6795 of 18524
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Originally Posted by newphones View Post

 

I have no doubt that these are excellent headphones, esp. at this price point. If I weren't 'treble sensitive' these would be an automatic buy for me.

 

There seems to be a general consensus that the 60's have a treble boost, but there are enough reviews that claim that the 60's are not fatiguing that I have not crossed them off my list completely. Stereophile for example, does not consider these to be fatiguing headphones.

 

If I listen at lower volumes for say, under an hour, will these still be fatiguing? In particular, the question is directed at those who are a bit treble sensitive, like myself.

Everyone is different, so I can not answer that....I have been listening to to AC/DC....Tom Petty & Cheap Trick for close to two hours now....pretty damn impressive.....I may have to snag my self a pair for my portable rig so I do not have to tote my RS1i around.

 

Wish my new cmoy would get here , so I can hear these with that little amp.

 

The SR60 are light as a feather too!


Edited by whirlwind - 4/5/13 at 2:34pm
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