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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

Welcome! SR60i is awesome - if you feel you'd like a touch more clarity, focus, and bass definition, pick up the easily switchable L-Cush pads for $20 on Amazon. Improves the sound substantially imo.

 

This is just the beginning for you. Sorry for your wallet!


Thanks, I'll check them out!

post #7052 of 16738
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


welcome aboard !! i was  a hi fi'er myself a few years ago, now, a computer is my main source, only source really, got a pair of audioengine speakers, that was ear opening, then a dac, that was ear opening, then after so many years of reading about sr60, 60i,

i finally bit, loved them so much, i returned them, got the sr225i's, then the ms1's, another dac, then a separate amp,

yep, i got the fever !  simple, and enjoyable , thats a combination thats hard to beat !


Hi, yeah, I'm right there with you on this.  I am getting ready to go overseas for a year to teach and have been delving into the computer as a source/headphone realm. I picked up a pair of these sr60i's used because of  my experience with Grado cartridges over the years and general respect for the Grado name. I am using my laptop and MediaMonkey coupled with a NuForce Icon uDAC-2 and am pretty damned pleased with this simple set-up. This is really fun stuff!

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Yes, make sure you get audiophile grade adhesive tape!  wink_face.gif


it cost $100 a roll i bet !

post #7054 of 16738
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Originally Posted by BillBenedict View Post


Hi, yeah, I'm right there with you on this.  I am getting ready to go overseas for a year to teach and have been delving into the computer as a source/headphone realm. I picked up a pair of these sr60i's used because of  my experience with Grado cartridges over the years and general respect for the Grado name. I am using my laptop and MediaMonkey coupled with a NuForce Icon uDAC-2 and am pretty damned pleased with this simple set-up. This is really fun stuff!


and what i'm discovering, the availability of great sounding stuff that doesn't cost an arm or a leg, makes it even more fun !

its much easier to move up, try another piece, until you find something you really like,

i think one can spend say, $100-$200 on a pair of headphones, or an amp or dac, and get more tangible

results the like priced cables for a home hi fi system, just my feeling so far anyway

post #7055 of 16738
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

Yes, make sure you get audiophile grade adhesive tape!  wink_face.gif

 

I agree, don't get the cheap dollar store scotch tape, i've tryed it, and ended up having to invest $2 for the real thing.

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

Yes, make sure you get audiophile grade adhesive tape!  wink_face.gif


it cost $100 a roll i bet !

No way!  $100 a foot.

post #7057 of 16738
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

No way!  $100 a foot.

 

It's funny when you think about it, manufacturers spend thousands, if not millions, on research and developpement to come up with headphones that people improve upon by spending, well, nothing really, considering that most of us have scotch tape somewhere in one of the kitchen's drawers.


Edited by stacker45 - 4/29/13 at 8:08pm
post #7058 of 16738

Sorry for crashing the grado thread, though my Alessandro MS Pros are very much related!

 

I absoultly love my MS Pros, and I'm currently only running them of my Asus xonar essence one. I'm thinking of upgrading to a dedicated DAC and Amp, but I'm a bit lost in terms of which direction to go in.

 

What would you all recommend, keeping in mind my strong desire to add other headphones down the line?
 

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My first pair of SR-80's ended up with a friend who needed good headphone in her life more than I did. My second set was mine, loved them until middle god daughter sat on them one too many times and broke them. I went for a pair of entry-level Alessandro cans. These are fed by a VX portable vcd/dvd player going into a Little Dot Mark III that has been upgraded with mil-spec Soviet era matched tubes. I listen to a lot of Old Time Radio transcriptions, vocals, world music, jazz and swing.

 

Some evenings I feed the Little Dot from my RP2100 AM tuner L/R output jacks when listening to AM 880, KIXI Seattle's purveyor of contemporary and classic radio dramas. The RP2100 is very close to an audiophile AM tuner.

 

Off-topic: Does anyone make an outboard USB DAC for Android 4.0 or higher?
 

post #7060 of 16738

I just got my igrado's. I find them to have a bit too much treble running through a fiio E6. They have slightly less plugged directly into the player. 

 

Will burn in help tame the highs a bit? They're burning in now, but I'm wondering if there are a certain number of recommended hours of burn in.

post #7061 of 16738
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


and what i'm discovering, the availability of great sounding stuff that doesn't cost an arm or a leg, makes it even more fun !

its much easier to move up, try another piece, until you find something you really like,

i think one can spend say, $100-$200 on a pair of headphones, or an amp or dac, and get more tangible

results the like priced cables for a home hi fi system, just my feeling so far anyway


I agree...after years of spending big bucks (at least big bucks to me) on cables, tubes,& _________ (fill in the blank), I am finding that this can be done for a fraction of the cost.  What I appreciate most is that I am now more engaged in the music and listening more. Having all of the music at my finger-tips has me listening to music that was buried and forgotten; lots of wow, man did I miss this moments.

post #7062 of 16738

My Grado 225i's finally arrived today...OMG this is so much fun!!! The pop of a snare really being hit just goes through my head like a shot,, the bass is much better than I remember it. What can be better than this? More later, right now I just need to enjoy this for a while...

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I've been checking out headroom's frequency response curves. The 225's have quite a bit more treble than the igrado's:

 

http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/build-a-graph.php?graphID%5B0%5D=373&graphID%5B1%5D=333&graphID%5B2%5D=413&graphID%5B3%5D=1023&graphType=0&buttonSelection=Compare+Headphones

 

 

I consider the igrado's to have a noticeable treble emphasis, yet the 225's have even more of an emphasis. The grado's one could argue, have excessive treble?

post #7064 of 16738

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.

post #7065 of 16738
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
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