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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Dude, I totally relate.  I've almost sold my 225i's, and was giving them a last listen which resulted in keeping them.

 

They're not going anywhere soon!

 

thats what happened with the ms1's, was listening one last time before shipping them off, and realized how much i liked THEM !! lol

originally was just gonna keep one(who am i trying to kid).

i still want a tube amp, but the fioo is pretty good

i still want either some sennheisers, or audio technicas maybe.

 OH, i gave the hd203's to my stepdaughter, who always has headphones on(she has some $15-20 skullcandy's we got at walgreens),

she said WOW, and hasn't used the skullcandys since ! lol

gotta start 'em early !

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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Wow, good story.  Now THAT'S personal service!


it gets better, sid(@amazon) said ups said the 225's would be back, saturday or sunday , they just got here !!

i'm listening to them right now , happy, happy, happy  JACK !

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rig.jpg

 

 

 

 

i spend a lot of time right here !


Edited by jaywillin - 4/17/13 at 4:26pm
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Always a wise idea to keep at least one pair of Grado-style headphone on hand! There's nothing quite like the Grado sound signature!

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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

Always a wise idea to keep at least one pair of Grado-style headphone on hand! There's nothing quite like the Grado sound signature!


if ones good........

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


if ones good........

Haha, so true ;)

post #6967 of 13935

Does the madness ever end...?!

 

(I sure hope not)

post #6968 of 13935
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

Always a wise idea to keep at least one pair of Grado-style headphone on hand! There's nothing quite like the Grado sound signature!
Agreed! They're like that little that may not be very smart or strong, but regardless they just beg for head time and will be a lot of fun when you spend time with them wink.gif
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About a month ago I got my first Grado cans 225i´s and I am in love. They have been been getting 4 to 6 hours of head time a day and man I love the Grado sound. 

 

I am new to all of this headphone stuff and I have some questions for you guys:

 

1.-Is there a way to get a little more bass out of the 225´s?

2.-what would you say is the definite update? I mean on a budget, I would love to have the 1000 series, but they are out of my legue right now.

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Super deep bass from the Grados don't seem to be possible, but a current heavy amp definitely helps. I am using the Schiit Asgard with the Schiit Bifrost DAC. The Asgard definitely gives the Grados a fullness boost from giving it the proper current. Any good amp with a low out impedance should do the trick.

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1. Put some tape around the outside of the bowls to increase bass response. Or get flat pads but this will sacrifice soundstage size.

2. Rs1 if you want the best representation of the classic grado sound. Ps500 if you want something darker with more bass but still with some if the best technical abilities found with a grado.

edit: If you want RS1 style sound but with a little less harshness in the treble, also consider a Magnum driver build. the real nice thing about Magnum headphones is that they're very affordable compared to the RS1. A used, nicely built set using wood cups and sleeves and a nice headband should cost under $350.
Edited by LCfiner - 4/18/13 at 10:51am
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Eq.

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+1 on the tape

post #6974 of 13935

At first I must say: I love Grado's! darthsmile.gif

 

Although these SR-80i are my first I still can't help it! I did a lot of listening before buying anything and when I heard Grado's for the first time I knew I had found my headphones. After that I did pretty much comparing between different models and the SR80i sounded best to my ears with weak sources I had.

 

Since then I also purcahsed a LD MK II and again! Instant amazement! :D With a bit of tube rolling (Voshkods as drivers now) I think I'm nearly there. Still on to do list is L-bowls with tape mods to find out if the sound will get better.

 

Any other mods I should try while tumbling down the rabbit hole of wonderful sound? wink_face.gif

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

Eq.

 

 

+1  EQ is your friend.  Plenty of tutorials here to guide you through it.  EQ can save a lot of hassle and money, when done correctly!

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