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post #7246 of 18137
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Originally Posted by Got Some Bass View Post


The RS1i measured the best on Headroom, alot of bass ( for a open can) but maintaining the grado signature smily_headphones1.gif
And i am sorry if this is getting annoying but I would really like to know if anyone has a SR60i they'd like to sell? Because i am really interested in hearing a Grado! smily_headphones1.gif

 

Perfect.  It sounds like you already know what to buy.

 

For the second question, Amazon has them in stock for $74.00 new.

post #7247 of 18137
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Originally Posted by Got Some Bass View Post


The RS1i measured the best on Headroom, alot of bass ( for a open can) but maintaining the grado signature smily_headphones1.gif
And i am sorry if this is getting annoying but I would really like to know if anyone has a SR60i they'd like to sell? Because i am really interested in hearing a Grado! smily_headphones1.gif

Can you research Grado distributors in your area?  Where I live there are several. If you are open to spending up to a 225 or 325 or or even RS2, it might be worth your while. For me the RS1 for a first set of cans was just too much money as a first step. But I convinced myself that the 225i was a sweet spot. Now digging on my Asgard 2, I feel like I've got some very high quality sound. 

 

Or, wait for a meet in your area?  I think it's really valuable to cross compare a 60, 80, 225 and 325 at that entry level. At least it was for me. Made me decide I was willing to throw down $200 for a serious (for me at least) first step.

 

Good things come to those who wait-or at least put in some effort researching and listening. I would only trust the opinion of my very own ears. This is such a subjective meeting of art and science IMO.

post #7248 of 18137
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How do you open the cup without water?

Definitely use a blow drier and a little bit of muscle, and they will come right off.

post #7249 of 18137

Clean the inside of the cups and the outside of the driver housings of all the old glue (I use goo be gone), then use hot glue to put them back together. Heat them up with the drivers facing down (because heat rises) and keep heating around the whole ear cup/driver. 

post #7250 of 18137
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Sounds risky... ahaha smily_headphones1.gif

It' really not a big deal at all, just take your time and you will be fine.

post #7251 of 18137

I'm not sure what you mean... other headphone brands?

If so I don't know, I only use the Grado (L) cushions, I  don't have any issues with them at all.

Otherwise all Grados will accept the S, L and G cushions, with maybe the exception of the iGrado, which I'm not familiar with.

post #7252 of 18137
Yeah he meant any non grado earpads (except the already well known sennheiser hd404 ones)
For that case i am not sure, since the earcups are bigger than most on ears but smaller than most overears.
post #7253 of 18137
For those who have been posting about amp shopping, there is an Antique Audio Labs MG-Head amp on Audiogon for $325 incl shipping. Pretty well regarded I believe. Neat feature is 2 jacks, one transformer coupled and one OTL, lots of versatility for different impedance cans. I'm tempted, but am happy with my Valhalla. It's in Headphones/amplifiers.
post #7254 of 18137

Simple question: 60's or 80's?

post #7255 of 18137
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Originally Posted by jaycee1 View Post

Simple question: 60's or 80's?
another option, about the same price, and almost as good as the 225 to me , alessandro ms1
post #7256 of 18137
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


another option, about the same price, and almost as good as the 225 to me , alessandro ms1

Where can I buy them?

post #7257 of 18137
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Originally Posted by jaycee1 View Post

Where can I buy them?

 

From their website - http://www.alessandro-products.com/main.php?p=headphones

 

And good call jaywillin - the MS1i is where I started.

post #7258 of 18137
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

From their website - http://www.alessandro-products.com/main.php?p=headphones

 

And good call jaywillin - the MS1i is where I started.


now i love my sr225i, but really, if i had to pick just one, between the two, right now, i'd go with the ms1, the 225 is so revealing to me, if the music you listen to is less than "ideal" sometimes the the 225 can be a little fatiguing , where the ms1 is more forgiving of lesser sources

they are so close in sound, i keep flirting with the idea of selling one to try something else, but then the two work so well for me together

that it makes it hard !!

post #7259 of 18137

I'll probably get the 60's or 80's since I have a $55 credit on amazon. 

 

From the few reviews I've read the alessandro's are supposedly more neutral?

post #7260 of 18137

Nice thing about the MS1i is that it's a really cheap way to get into modding.  I started with mine stock, then played around with damping, different pads, and even different cups (including wood and aluminium).  Once I found what I really liked - and got some experience with soldering etc - I then 'attacked' a pair of 325i - and ended up with what I have now .....

 

325i  drivers - 2 holes

Manta headband

Cabillas full woody

Bowls

Home made Mogami miniquad cable

 

And IMO they really sound spectacular (comfortable and light too) biggrin.gif

 

 

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