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post #7051 of 24602
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The Little Dot I+ works very well with Grados. It's a hybrid tube/ss amp designed for use with low impedance phones.

And congrats on your SR225i's smily_headphones1.gif

+1

post #7052 of 24602
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

Just my opinion here, but I do not find the iGrados in the least bit trebly.

I do agree, the 225s do have some treble emphasis to them, which I do like.

Excessive?  if you don't like it, then it's excessive.

But I personally dig that Grado sound!wink_face.gif

 

Thanks for the link to the graphs, BTW.

I was surprised at how flat the 225 actually is!

And the iGrado looks like how it sounds!

How much burn=in is recommended for sr60i's and igrado's? What happens to the sound quality?

post #7053 of 24602

Just got my first REAL pair of decent Headphones, went with the SR80i's after trying them in AudioT in the UK. Great headphones and loving them so far, listened to them for probably 6/7 hours over the past 48 hours since I've had them and they sound great. Playing them through my iPhone when i'm walking to/from my College or through a Rotel RA820AX at home. Obviously sounds much much better through the Rotel.

 

Only been two days and i'm already looking at USB DAC's :)

 

Simon

post #7054 of 24602
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Originally Posted by SimonUK View Post

Just got my first REAL pair of decent Headphones, went with the SR80i's after trying them in AudioT in the UK. Great headphones and loving them so far, listened to them for probably 6/7 hours over the past 48 hours since I've had them and they sound great. Playing them through my iPhone when i'm walking to/from my College or through a Rotel RA820AX at home. Obviously sounds much much better through the Rotel.

 

Only been two days and i'm already looking at USB DAC's :)

 

Simon

Congrats, those are great sounding cans.

post #7055 of 24602
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Originally Posted by charvak View Post

Does anyone have experience putting larger earcups on the Grado RS-1i?  The small earcups are rather uncomfortable.

I don't know about the RS-1i but I have woodied 325is and the G-Cushions work just fine.  They should fit the RS-1i.  More comfy, bigger soundstage.

post #7056 of 24602

I am really happy you guys are suggesting the Little Dot 1+ because I can actually afford those <g> I do have a china tube amp coming I almost had to buy it as it was so cheap, it is (they say) class A, so we shall see how it does. Still gonna get a LD 1+ though once I get my DAC. The dac I am getting has an amp built into it, I am not expecting too much from it but some reviews say it isn't bad at all...seems like I might end up with a few too many amps before this is all over with :)

post #7057 of 24602
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

I am really happy you guys are suggesting the Little Dot 1+ because I can actually afford those <g> I do have a china tube amp coming I almost had to buy it as it was so cheap, it is (they say) class A, so we shall see how it does. Still gonna get a LD 1+ though once I get my DAC. The dac I am getting has an amp built into it, I am not expecting too much from it but some reviews say it isn't bad at all...seems like I might end up with a few too many amps before this is all over with :)


what dac do you have coming ??

post #7058 of 24602
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

This just came up in the deals thread. Soundearphones has 20% off their gift cards with promo code Dealzmodo, and they carry Grados.

Anything off new Grados is good, 20% is terrific!
post #7059 of 24602
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Originally Posted by charvak View Post

Does anyone have experience putting larger earcups on the Grado RS-1i?  The small earcups are rather uncomfortable.

I've tried the G Cush on my RS1i. Comfy, but I missed the immediacy of the presentation with the stock L Cush, and think they are voiced for that cush. But it's a cheap experiment.
post #7060 of 24602
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

Okay, I have calmed down a bit now. I was wondering what amps you guys are using with your Grado phones. I have heard that tubes are best, so which ones? I was thinking of maybe one of the Little Dots (2 or 3). I was also wondering if there are any solid state amps that also sound good with them? I have both now but the SS amp I have is real old and the tube amp is pretty inexpensive. Just curious what amps seem to work well.

I continue to be very happy with the Schiit Valhalla driving my RS1is. Tube input, and output tubes directly driving the headphones, the simplest possible amp. Transparent, realistic top to bottom, and extremely revealing of upstream dacs and software. No problem with the Grado 32 ohm impedance. US made and a bit more expensive than the Little Dots I believe.
post #7061 of 24602
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Originally Posted by SimonUK View Post

Just got my first REAL pair of decent Headphones, went with the SR80i's after trying them in AudioT in the UK. Great headphones and loving them so far, listened to them for probably 6/7 hours over the past 48 hours since I've had them and they sound great. Playing them through my iPhone when i'm walking to/from my College or through a Rotel RA820AX at home. Obviously sounds much much better through the Rotel.

Only been two days and i'm already looking at USB DAC's smily_headphones1.gif

Simon

Sfyw (sorry for your wallet)
post #7062 of 24602
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


what dac do you have coming ??


Well I decided to get the Parasound Zdac. Just a bit above what I had planned to spend but it has gotten several real good reviews, and I have one of their cd players and it is real good.

post #7063 of 24602

Do grado's benefit from burn-in? If so, how many hours should I invest in this process upfront?

post #7064 of 24602

I found the igrado's too "hot" on the high end. I solved that for now by EQ-ing +1.5 and +1 in the low end, and -1.5 and -1 at the high end.

 

I'm also concerned about the fit and comfort of the igrado's. I found a relatively inoffensive fit with just a bit of experimentation. However, I get the sense that they will never be very comfortable. 

 

I like the sound quality for sure, but come on, it's really sad that they couldn't design these headphones to fit a bit more comfortably. 

post #7065 of 24602
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post


Well I decided to get the Parasound Zdac. Just a bit above what I had planned to spend but it has gotten several real good reviews, and I have one of their cd players and it is real good.


isn't that the way it always happens , we spend a little above what we planned to spend ??

ive read good things about the parasound too, please keep us informed !!

i'm using the microstreamer, it has an amp too , which is good, so good i returned the fiio eo9k

and decided to get a better amp

initially i felt that the fiio was a little better than the micro's amp section

after extended listening, i came to believe it was more of a sideways move

and as i was typing this, the idea came to mind, don't get another amp, maybe get the

ms2's i keep thinking about !

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