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post #6781 of 27758
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Originally Posted by newphones View Post

Thank you for your reply.

 

I don't think listening for relatively brief sessions would be an issue, either. However, I tend to get really wrapped up in the music and often listen for far longer than I intended. :)

 

I have a pair of igrado's on order. These can supposedly be modified (by removing an internal foam cover) so that they sound similar, if not identical to, the 60i's. The umodded igrado's are supposed to be a bit darker and have more bass than the 60i's unmodded, so I guess I could "unmod the mod" and return to it's original sound signature if I so desired, at least theoretically (I don't have the igrado's yet so have no idea how they are constructed).

 

Please post your thoughts in the iGrados when you get 'em.  I am really looking for a replacement work headphone, and I am thinking of going back to IEMs.  I have read reviews for the GR10 IEMs on Head-fi, but $400 is a little crazy for me.  I am not expecting magic for the price, but I am curious to read what you think of these.

post #6782 of 27758
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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 the SR80i, and i can't help but grin like an idiot everytime i put them on, and about the SR60i sounding too bright, i believe that many factors come into play, not the least are, hearing accuity, upstream equipement and obviously, taste.

 

I use my SR80i mainly with my vintage Marantz recievers a 2220B and a 2226B, straight from their headphone outputs, and i couldn't ask for a better match.

 

I still remember my first experience with Grados, it was with the RS1, i owned Senns HD600 at the time, and the first thing that struck me was the amount of details i was hearing that just went unnoticed with the HD600.

 

Sorry for rambling in nostalgia, but this moment was a game changer for me.

post #6783 of 27758

I feel that the MS1i w/L-cush is a great compliment to sennheiser headphones. One is very relaxing and laidback while the other is just so lively and energetic. And even though i can hear the lack of depth, seperation and detail in the alessandro compared to the more expensive counterpart, it is still a very fun headphone regardless, definitely my best buy so far. 
They go well together like lemon sobet and dark chocolate.

I wonder what the MS2i will offer to me.tongue.gif

post #6784 of 27758
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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.

i was worried that the treble would bother me, i generally like a lush, warm sound, "golden" as oppossed to "silvery" to use the color analogy.

i prefer tubes to solid state generally. what convinced me to try a grado was hearing about the rhythem and pace they have.

well, i liked the 60's so much, i returned them and got a pair of 225's. neither would i consider harsh. so i say buy 'em too, if they don't suit you you can return, and find another


Edited by jaywillin - 4/5/13 at 5:19pm
post #6785 of 27758

I love the SR80i, it was my first headphone and I still listen to it daily.

post #6786 of 27758
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

I feel that the MS1i w/L-cush is a great compliment to sennheiser headphones. One is very relaxing and laidback while the other is just so lively and energetic. And even though i can hear the lack of depth, seperation and detail in the alessandro compared to the more expensive counterpart, it is still a very fun headphone regardless, definitely my best buy so far. 

They go well together like lemon sobet and dark chocolate.


I wonder what the MS2i will offer to me.tongue.gif

MS2i has bigger, more powerful overall sound. Sounds exactly like MS1i on steroid. Also more detail and cleaner sound.
post #6787 of 27758
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

I love the SR80i, it was my first headphone and I still listen to it daily.

 

That's a really important point.  The Grado RS2i was my first serious headphone and whatever that model was for each of us, it remains the standard by which all that follow have to live by.

post #6788 of 27758

The SR80s were my first "good" headphones. Now they are my home headphones and the 325is are my work headphones. My 325i sound better, but dang, the 80s are a heck of  deal!

post #6789 of 27758
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

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.

Thanks! Being a newbie it's really helpful to hear from people about their gear and what works for them happy_face1.gif

post #6790 of 27758
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

I have the SR80i, and i can't help but grin like an idiot everytime i put them on, and about the SR60i sounding too bright, i believe that many factors come into play, not the least are, hearing accuity, upstream equipement and obviously, taste.

 

I use my SR80i mainly with my vintage Marantz recievers a 2220B and a 2226B, straight from their headphone outputs, and i couldn't ask for a better match.

 

I still remember my first experience with Grados, it was with the RS1, i owned Senns HD600 at the time, and the first thing that struck me was the amount of details i was hearing that just went unnoticed with the HD600.

 

Sorry for rambling in nostalgia, but this moment was a game changer for me.

Funny that you say you grinned like an idiot, because I know I had a big grin on also, when hearing my first song on the SR60i....AC/DC Gone Shootin'

 

I am working on alittle portable system now...Sansa Clip Zip 7 a cmoy....I know I should probrably get some iem's or a closed set of phones.....but damn...I am seriously thinking about the SR60i for my portable rig, or maybe a used pair of SR80i if I could find them for the right price.

post #6791 of 27758
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

Please post your thoughts in the iGrados when you get 'em.  I am really looking for a replacement work headphone, and I am thinking of going back to IEMs.  I have read reviews for the GR10 IEMs on Head-fi, but $400 is a little crazy for me.  I am not expecting magic for the price, but I am curious to read what you think of these.

 

I have a pair of iGrados that I use for work.

I work in an office.

I bought them over the SR-60i or SR-80i because the iGrados are much smaller (i.e. less geeky looking!).

They are less bright than SR-60i but are the best headphone I have ever heard for the money. Period. And I've tried out quite a few el cheapo headphones.

The iGrados replaced a pair of nice sounding Senn PX-100 ii which were lost.....@#$%! But I do prefer the iGrados.

 

YMMV.......'cos that's just my opinion! biggrin.gif

post #6792 of 27758

well, in my search for a second headphone, a backup, or compliment to the 225 or the ms1, i can cross of my list the senn hd518.

while not really bad, theses cans, well, sounded like cans. no immediacy, no "shine"

i hate to say it, because i really wanted to like them, but i know what folks mean about the sennheiser veil.

i'm sure this isn't true of all senns.

i liked the ad300, which is a discontinued model, that cost less than half of the 518's.

since i fill the need to have 2 headphones, it could be the 225 and ms1, or a different grado

i might be ruined for all the others !
 

 

one caveat, this is just based on the first hour or so listening, the 518 may benefit from some time to break in.

also, the 518 does sound really good on certain recordings, just not all


Edited by jaywillin - 4/6/13 at 2:01pm
post #6793 of 27758

Has anyone tried using accudio?

 

It's an iphone app/equalizer which brings (some models of) headphones back to neutral.

 

The grado 60i just happens to be on that list.

post #6794 of 27758

just received the v-moda m 80's in the mail. if anyone is looking for a can to compliment their Grado's, whilst maintaining all the awesomeness which we have all grown to love in our Grado's, then look no further. Not only that but these things are tanks. Also, the retail is a helluva deal and you can modify the hell out of them via v-moda's website. Very portable. Very awesome. As a Grado enthusiast, I give them my blessing. 

post #6795 of 27758
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

I have the SR80i, and i can't help but grin like an idiot everytime i put them on, and about the SR60i sounding too bright, i believe that many factors come into play, not the least are, hearing accuity, upstream equipement and obviously, taste.

I use my SR80i mainly with my vintage Marantz recievers a 2220B and a 2226B, straight from their headphone outputs, and i couldn't ask for a better match.

I still remember my first experience with Grados, it was with the RS1, i owned Senns HD600 at the time, and the first thing that struck me was the amount of details i was hearing that just went unnoticed with the HD600.

Sorry for rambling in nostalgia, but this moment was a game changer for me.
Yes me too, my sr80 is my price possession can, even if I would purchase much expensive headphone It will stay on my cabinet and head for a long long time!
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