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post #7306 of 17398
Guys are the 325is great for low level listening?

If not what does? I want a headphone that is great for low level listening, not just good. In other words they sound almost as good at low levels than they do at high ear damaging levels. Thanks.
post #7307 of 17398
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

Guys are the 325is great for low level listening?

If not what does? I want a headphone that is great for low level listening, not just good. In other words they sound almost as good at low levels than they do at high ear damaging levels. Thanks.

Yes, 325's are good for low volume listening levels. Also the 80i's are good for low listening volume too. The word great depends (what is great to you!), both of these headphones IMO are excellent, and the 80i's with (L) cushions  maybe even more so because of their less overall bass presence and their price/performance ratio.

post #7308 of 17398
Is there a better grado can for low level listening. In other words at low levels it sounds just as good to you as it does at high levels. I have heard the GS1001i and PS1000 are the best at low levels can you comment on this opinion?
post #7309 of 17398
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

Is there a better grado can for low level listening. In other words at low levels it sounds just as good to you as it does at high levels. I have heard the GS1001i and PS1000 are the best at low levels can you comment on this opinion?

Iv'e never heard the GS/PS1000, nor would I ever spend that much money on headphones. I own 325is's and they are all of that, and everything Iv'e ever said about them. I recently purchased another pair of 80i's, (because I used to own 80i's but destroyed them by accident, and went straight to the Alessandro MS2i, but they weren't for me, and traded a friend for the 325is. I put some Vibro labs (classic) cups on the 80i's and (L) cushions, and I must say I am enjoying them very, very much, so much I havn't listened to my 325is's in about 2 weeks. So from my experience with the Grados I have owned or listened too, if I had to do it all over again I would have stayed with the 80i's with (L) cushions and would'nt have went up in price, because I'm very satisfied with the sound of the 80i's, but like everyone that is into this hobby, it leaves you wondering...the more I spend the better? This is not the case in my experience, but different price ranges bring you different sounds, and like I said, I like the 80i especially the price/performance, but it is all a great learning experience and part of the hobby, so of course I have no regrets on taking the 300$ plunge for the 325is, but I'm glad I didn't go any higher. And by all means I'm not saying the 80's are better than the 325's, they all have their own different sound and we all have our personnel sound preferences, and I found mine with the 80i's. So there may be a better Grado out there for you, but you should really find out for yourself.  

Also I find the 80i very clear at lower listening levels, and enjoy them just as much at either level.

post #7310 of 17398
Great info to share! Thanks. Its comforting to consider the notion that you dont have to spend a fortune to find the "right" headphone. smily_headphones1.gif
post #7311 of 17398
Do you use any amps and what sound source do you use?
post #7312 of 17398
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

Do you use any amps and what sound source do you use?

Yes, I use either my Sony CDP-C 6, 7, or 801ES Cd player, or a MBP laptop as my music source, and an Adcom GFP-710 pre- amp with a Meridian 203 dac.

BTW I run the MBP through the same set up (I don't run right out of the MBP).

post #7313 of 17398
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

Great info to share! Thanks. Its comforting to consider the notion that you dont have to spend a fortune to find the "right" headphone. smily_headphones1.gif

You can get the SR80i and then change out to the L-Cush pads and get 80 to 90% of the way to the SR225i sound. That could be a good way to get your feet wet in Grados smily_headphones1.gif
post #7314 of 17398
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

[…]I recently purchased another pair of 80i's, (because I used to own 80i's but destroyed them by accident, and went straight to the Alessandro MS2i, but they weren't for me, and traded a friend for the 325is. I put some Vibro labs (classic) cups on the 80i's and (L) cushions, and I must say I am enjoying them very, very much, so much I havn't listened to my 325is's in about 2 weeks.[…]

what i'd really like to know is, how waterproof are the Vibro cups? Do i have to put them away instantly during rain, or can i still bike home from the train station(± 10 minutes)?

I'm thinking of getting myself a pair of 80's to replace my RS2's, as those shouldn't really be used as portables.
post #7315 of 17398

Has anyone vented the drivers on the SR225is and then put on the G-Cush pads?

 

I know from reading that the G-Cush pads reduce the bass, but venting (even partially, I'm thinking no more than 2 holes) increases it...would it cancel out the reduction effect?

 

My L pads are getting more comfortable (partially thanks to the new headband, I believe), but circumaural is more comfortable (to me, at least) than supra-aural.

post #7316 of 17398

Yes I have! and I love it... pop a couple to start and then live with them for a few days... evaluate, and pop more if needed...
 

post #7317 of 17398
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

Yes I have! and I love it... pop a couple to start and then live with them for a few days... evaluate, and pop more if needed...
 


i may have to try that !

post #7318 of 17398

well, i'm always moving to the next shiny thing, or in the case

headphone, in wanting to try something newer

just put my ms1's with l-cushs on the for sale forum,

if anyone's interested

post #7319 of 17398
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

Yes I have! and I love it... pop a couple to start and then live with them for a few days... evaluate, and pop more if needed...

 

Is this the black stuff right on the back of the drivers you're talking about?

Would a combo of popping those + G-cush on the RS2(not RS2i) get me about the same level of bass as non modded with L-cush?

What will it do to my clarity?
post #7320 of 17398
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


what i'd really like to know is, how waterproof are the Vibro cups? Do i have to put them away instantly during rain, or can i still bike home from the train station(± 10 minutes)?

I'm thinking of getting myself a pair of 80's to replace my RS2's, as those shouldn't really be used as portables.

They're waterproof down to 300'. Just kidding, they are coated with polyurethane, but I wouldn't recommend using them in the rain, plus the drivers would get wet. Other than that they are beautiful.

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