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post #7006 of 25049
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Originally Posted by ElmersEAR View Post

I first learned about Grado when I became a huge fan of their phono cartridges. I love the sound of the iGrados (but not the headband!) for the same reason the cartridges appeal to me. There is something about that sound that defies description or the heavy application of buzzwords. I just miss them when I listen to a product from another manufacturer and always end up going back to Grado.

 

Since I have retired I can't spend much on phones. I'd rather spend my limited budget on music. Someday when I upgrade my headphones I am almost certain it will be a new pair of Grados.

 

Bruce

Thanks for the igrado review!

 

I'll take it as true that igrado < sr60i < sr80i is an accurate scale of increasing amounts of treble. 

 

As such, I will buy the igrado's and leave the 60's as a 'maybe' for now. 


Edited by jaycee1 - 4/22/13 at 11:34pm
post #7007 of 25049

Thank you for your answers : )

So I think SR60 would be better for me.

I know that Grado headphones are not available in my country :(  (but I wish to have it)

I should buy it by shipping by amazon.com so I should pay extra money. So : I can't test something, I should buy it and its probable accessories only ONCE!

I've heard SR60 is somehow uncomfortable, but it can get better by buying some pads/cushions.

I want to buy cushions/pads for sr60 to be its most comfortable and best sound quality.

Which types of pads or cushions do you suggest  for SR60 ?

(Honestly I don't know the difference between cushion and pad (perhaps because my English!), I want the best thing that I can change this on-ear headphone to over-ear one)

Would you recommend its best to me? (something in Amazon)

post #7008 of 25049
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Originally Posted by X625 View Post

Thank you for your answers : )

So I think SR60 would be better for me.

I know that Grado headphones are not available in my country :(  (but I wish to have it)

I should buy it by shipping by amazon.com so I should pay extra money. So : I can't test something, I should buy it and its probable accessories only ONCE!

I've heard SR60 is somehow uncomfortable, but it can get better by buying some pads/cushions.

I want to buy cushions/pads for sr60 to be its most comfortable and best sound quality.

Which types of pads or cushions do you suggest  for SR60 ?

(Honestly I don't know the difference between cushion and pad (perhaps because my English!), I want the best thing that I can change this on-ear headphone to over-ear one)

Would you recommend its best to me? (something in Amazon)

 

 i'm pretty new to grado's, there are many others with far more experience than me, if i get off track, please chime in guys ! lol

i have two pairs of grado's at the moment, the sr225i and the alessandro ms1

both are actually pretty comfortable to me, they both just needed some very minor stretching

of the headband. as for pads, i prefer the bowl, or l-cush pads, i haven't tried the pads that

originally came with the sennheiser hd415, a lot of people get those, and put them on the grado's

the flat, s- cushion pads, cover the whole driver, the L-cushions , are open in the middle, like a donut or bowl

both are on on ear pads, though the L-cush pads have less touching your ear.

all of these pads are on amazon

hope this has helped you !

post #7009 of 25049

there is gonna be a head-fi meet - get together in atlanta may,4

i'm gonna try my best to be there !!

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So I am poking about and have noticed some older SR80 out there for sale with a 1/4 inch jack instead of the 1/8th inch one...

Anyone out there know if this is a reliable (kind of) indicator of their vintage?
post #7011 of 25049

Where do you get the alternative pads for the Grado headphones.


Edited by HPiper - 4/26/13 at 6:44pm
post #7012 of 25049

OH, and by the way. While some people don't seem to like the 325i so much as some of the other Grado models, the people that do seem to be just mad about their sound. So I decided today that I am going to make the effort to go down and listen the some 325's. Need to pick a couple cd's to take with me, but I just have to know for myself which camp is right, or more correctly, which camp I am in. I am kind of hoping I don't like them too much cause if I do...well you know what happens then!

post #7013 of 25049

Haha, keep hoping, because I have a feeling you will like it.

post #7014 of 25049

I'm sure that the 325i sound very good when they are paired with upstream equipement that has a slightly rolled off treble.

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Well that is kind of why I was reluctant to audition them, cause I am going to have to use their amplifier and while I am sure it is a pretty good one, it isn't MY amplifier and I know that is going to make a difference, but at least maybe I can get a good idea of the sound. I am going to take a couple cds that I am real familiar with, hope that will help. Going to take my Grado's too, so I can use them as base for judgement. Just have to see how it goes.

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I have some GS1000i's currently working on some mods (using this ebony I like from the phillipines)

 

They're my fav out of the $1000's range even though they're probably the most skewed XD (imo)

post #7017 of 25049
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

Where do you get the alternative pads for the Grado headphones.

 

You mean the flat-pads ? (helps to tame the highs)

 

here : http://www.ttvjaudio.com/TTVJ_Flat_Pads_p/aat0000100.htm

post #7018 of 25049
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Originally Posted by cheaphifi View Post

 

You mean the flat-pads ? (helps to tame the highs)

 

here : http://www.ttvjaudio.com/TTVJ_Flat_Pads_p/aat0000100.htm

...and decrease sounds stagetongue.gif

post #7019 of 25049
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

So I am poking about and have noticed some older SR80 out there for sale with a 1/4 inch jack instead of the 1/8th inch one...

Anyone out there know if this is a reliable (kind of) indicator of their vintage?

Hello Jay,

 

The SR80 with the 1/4 inch jack is the older vintage. The 1/8 jack is the newer "i" version, which has more metal in the cable (four conductors instead of 3). The cups are now the same ones the Allessandro MS-1 uses. So the SR80i is more like the MS-1.

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LOL...not Jay, fleasbaby :).

 

Thanks. That's interesting. I thought that some non-"i" were made later with the smaller jack...was wondering if a larger jack indicated the chance iof getting a pair of "pink" drivers actually. Oh well. No way to find out except with cash then :)....

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