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post #6901 of 18556
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

What are your impressions of the SR80i, and what did you previously own to compare them too?

Also what are you listening too?

I love these headphones, for the money they just can't be beat. The imaging is some of the best in a headphone as far as I concerned. I am comparing them to my HF-2's, D2000 and D7000. I love the contrast between the Grado and the Denon. Also, I am listening to Miles Davis - Nefertitidt880smile.png

post #6902 of 18556

Congratulations, I also feel the same way about the SR80i. Enjoy them.

post #6903 of 18556
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Originally Posted by Oteil View Post

I love these headphones, for the money they just can't be beat. The imaging is some of the best in a headphone as far as I concerned. I am comparing them to my HF-2's, D2000 and D7000. I love the contrast between the Grado and the Denon. Also, I am listening to Miles Davis - Nefertitidt880smile.png


i see you survived the storm !!

i have the ms1's with the l-cushes on, they are very, very good

not better than the 225,

when i started this little endeavor , i was planning to have one good set of headphones

and a second, compliment to the first.

i may end up with two headphones cut from the same cloth !!

 

 

listening to the ABB, 2nd set here

post #6904 of 18556
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


i see you survived the storm !!

i have the ms1's with the l-cushes on, they are very, very good

not better than the 225,

when i started this little endeavor , i was planning to have one good set of headphones

and a second, compliment to the first.

i may end up with two headphones cut from the same cloth !!

 

 

listening to the ABB, 2nd set here

Glad to see that you are still here as well!! Everytime I think I can live without the Grado, they just keep pulling me back in!! Love that allman set 2, but nothing beats that Blue Sky on 1st set. Warren's tone sounds killer on the Grado

post #6905 of 18556

Where exactly would I look for the driver numbers on the headphone?

post #6906 of 18556
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Originally Posted by migs008 View Post

Where exactly would I look for the driver numbers on the headphone?

 

On my SR325is, it's under both foam pads, and scratched by hand into the plastic ring to which the pads attach.

 

(I don't think the driver itself carries a serial number, but I've never disassembled them.)

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On the 325is it is actually hand inscribed on the plastic driver housing itself. When you remove the ear cushions the serial number is  right on the top side of the driver, as far as the RS models are concerned, I would think that it is inscribed in the same location on the wood driver housing, but don't quote me on that I do not own the RS1i model. That is very inexpensive for the RS1i. 

post #6908 of 18556

http://imgur.com/a/p238V#0

 

Here are the photos there are of it. Maybe you guys can tell if it seems legit?

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Well as far as the photos go they do look very nice!!! But like I mentioned before, you must be certain that the serial numbers on the drivers can be verified by Grado, so you know that they are absoulutly RS1i drivers and not a lower priced driver that was put into RS1i cups. It really is a very inexpensive price for these headphones, and by all means I am not saying that they are fakes, but you never know, Are these from a fellow Head-fier? Are they from a classified ad? Are they from eBay? Is there any info from the seller? The thing that also worries me about used Grados is that even if the paper work states the same serial number as the drivers, it doesn't mean the person didn't inscribe the serial number themselves on a less expensive SR model, and switch them, because I believe from the 225i down do not have serial numbers on them. They should really be inscribed with a stamp, not by hand if you ask me. So all I can tell you is to beware! You know how most of the time deals like this are too good to be true. These headphones look so brand new that the headband doesn't even look like it was ever pulled apart to create less of a clamping effect on your head! They look like they just came out of the box! I hope for your sake that they are truly authentic (the drivers) and you do get them for a steal, that would really be nice!


Edited by joseph69 - 4/11/13 at 10:47pm
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The seller said that they were 18 months old and was used modestly about a couple of times a week because he uses his speakers most of the time.

 

I'll probably try and test them out first to check if I like the sound. 

 

I've used and owned a Denon D7000 for 3 years. My headphone is used every single day with an average of about 2 - 3 hours per day since they were bought. Sad to say that the amount of use is really showing on it so I was hoping I could get a second pair while I try and find a way to fix it up a little bit.

 

I pray I won't be disappointed or underwhelmed by Grado considering I've heard good stuff about it.

post #6911 of 18556
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

That's a tough combination of traits to expect out of a headphone. The headphone I've tried that best matches that description is the Hifiman HE-500. You may look into it. Skip past the HE-400.

 

I can understand this. I really like my V5's / Turbulent X's, but they are perhaps the most treble-oriented headphones I've tried. I listen at low volumes, so this is not a troubling issue to me, but they are very bright headphones and do tend to rip apart sibilant recordings. On the other hand, they're also the most detailed, clear sounding headphones I've heard, and I really enjoy the soundstage presentation, despite being on-ear.

being a treble head I can totally see where you're coming from, but for me, that's why they are the perfect can for me. 

 

I've had my magnums for over a year and they literally sound just as good to me today as the very day I got them. So engaging, so upfront. A perfect personification of the grado sound...

post #6912 of 18556

Listening to my new (to me) Grados now. Very impressed. I can't believe how good these sound

post #6913 of 18556
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

Listening to my new (to me) Grados now. Very impressed. I can't believe how good these sound


 whadya get ??

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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

Listening to my new (to me) Grados now. Very impressed. I can't believe how good these sound

Which ones did you get? smily_headphones1.gif
post #6915 of 18556
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

being a treble head I can totally see where you're coming from, but for me, that's why they are the perfect can for me. 

 

I've had my magnums for over a year and they literally sound just as good to me today as the very day I got them. So engaging, so upfront. A perfect personification of the grado sound...

Absolutely! Have you tried the new drivers yet? The V5's / TX's (Turbulent X)? I think the TX's bring the clarity, detail, separation, and soundstage of the V4's to a new level. I've had the V4's in wood, and find the TX's in wood are superior in the aforementioned areas. I also currently own a full Symphones Magnum V4 build at the moment, and I still prefer aspects of the TX sound to the full V4 build.

 

For $130 and the price of some spare housing / cable, I'd say it's worth a shot! That soundstage... http://turbulentlabs.com/turbulent-x-headphone-driver/

 

Although, as an aside, I would say the TX's are not as upfront sounding as the V4's. It lends to the more spacious soundstage, but being on-ear I find the sound still very engaging, just in a less fatiguing manner than the V4's.


Edited by Biscuitz - 4/12/13 at 12:04pm
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