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post #7336 of 25028

Ordered the Grado sr80i a couple days ago. Looking forward to listening to them. I mostly listen to shoegaze, death metal, and black metal.

post #7337 of 25028
Personally I think grados don't handle those genres very well. Mids aren't thick enough.

Grados are better for prog/power metal/thrash/melodeath/techdeath/rock/metal core/etc.

When j listen to shoegaze, blackmetal, death metal, sludge doom, drone, etc I prefer something like the pioneer se-a1000 or ATH-T400

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post #7338 of 25028
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Personally I think grados don't handle those genres very well. Mids aren't thick enough.

Grados are better for prog/power metal/thrash/melodeath/techdeath/rock/metal core/etc.

When j listen to shoegaze, blackmetal, death metal, sludge doom, drone, etc I prefer something like the pioneer se-a1000 or ATH-T400

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Ouch. This kind of makes me really apprehensive about my recent decision. I just sent a message to the seller asking for a refund and to cancel my order. Fortunately it's Sunday so there's a chance things haven't shipped yet and I can still save myself. 

 

If that doesn't work I guess I'll just have to make the decision for myself if they're good headphones, and if they aren't then I'll sell them. Anyways glad you told me this.


Edited by Hifi Man - 5/19/13 at 11:25am
post #7339 of 25028
No problem, hon. Me and my roommate have very similar taste and both think that grados just aren't suitable for heavier genres. His taste in headphones is ath-m50 and soundmagic e10 to give an example of what he thinks is best for the kinds of genres of music you listen to.

Personally I like the Se-a1000 the best. With a good amp, and some dampening, they perform amazingly for all of the sludge, neocrust, funeral doom, atmosblack, and hardcore punk I listen to.

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Ouch. This kind of makes me really apprehensive about my recent decision. I just sent a message to the seller asking for a refund and to cancel my order. Fortunately it's Sunday so there's a chance things haven't shipped yet and I can still save myself. 

 

If that doesn't work I guess I'll just have to make the decision for myself if they're good headphones, and if they aren't then I'll sell them. Anyways glad you told me this.

 

Hmmm... well, one man's trash is another man's treasure.  YMMV, but my Grados are my go-to phones for the metal I listen to (although to be honest, I had to Wiki 'shoegaze' to know what that was - I was busy listening to Alice and Chains, et al. and missed that whole movement).

 

I like the brightness, detail and attack that is characteristic of the Grado signature sound.  Try 'em and see.  They hold their value well and you can always re-sell if you don't like 'em.

 

Booyahkasha!  My 100th post! L3000.gif

post #7341 of 25028
I love my grados, but what you're describing is literally the opposite of what you want for the music he listens to.

Remember, metal is a very vast genre of music. Black metal, shoegaze, and death metal are very different than industrial, and most mainstream acts.

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I love my grados, but what you're describing is literally the opposite of what you want for the music he listens to.

Remember, metal is a very vast genre of music. Black metal, shoegaze, and death metal are very different than industrial, and most mainstream acts.

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I don't think you understood Krutsch's post.  Personal preference is entirely that - personal.  Most people would not consider Grados (well the lower 60-325i series anyway) for musical genres like classical or opera either (mainly because of the narrow sound-stage and energetic up-front presentation.  I personally find my 325is great for both (although I do prefer both my HD600s and K701s more).

 

The point I'm making is that while they might not be YOUR preference for that type of Metal - they may very well be someone else's preference.

 

Hifi Man won't know until he actually tries them for himself.wink.gif

post #7343 of 25028

Sometimes I think I must absolutely be the 'odd man out' cause I think Grados ARE comfortable and I LIKE to listen to classical on my 225i's, I must be living in another dimension from everybody else.

post #7344 of 25028
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Sometimes I think I must absolutely be the 'odd man out' cause I think Grados ARE comfortable and I LIKE to listen to classical on my 225i's, I must be living in another dimension from everybody else.

I'm with you on that... The 225's have some voodoo magic that makes everything I listen to better...
post #7345 of 25028
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Originally Posted by CrystalT View Post

Personally I think grados don't handle those genres very well. Mids aren't thick enough.

Grados are better for prog/power metal/thrash/melodeath/techdeath/rock/metal core/etc.

When j listen to shoegaze, blackmetal, death metal, sludge doom, drone, etc I prefer something like the pioneer se-a1000 or ATH-T400

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I'm surprised that some people still reffer to Grados in general terms, considering the fact that the GS/PS1000 are known to have a very unGrado like sound signature, not to mention the PS500, wich, i believe, have one of the thickest midrange of all the heaphones that i have heard, and i've heard quite a few, i hope that Focker will shimie in on this one, because he actually owns the PS500, and i value is opinion.

 

I can't help but wonder if you have actually heard the PS500 or the GS/PS1000, because if you aven't...well, i guess you know where i'm going with this. And as far as i'm concerned, the PS1000 can easyly handle ANY music genres i can throw at them.wink.gif

post #7346 of 25028
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Hmmm... well, one man's trash is another man's treasure.  YMMV, but my Grados are my go-to phones for the metal I listen to (although to be honest, I had to Wiki 'shoegaze' to know what that was - I was busy listening to Alice and Chains, et al. and missed that whole movement).

 

I like the brightness, detail and attack that is characteristic of the Grado signature sound.  Try 'em and see.  They hold their value well and you can always re-sell if you don't like 'em.

 

Booyahkasha!  My 100th post! L3000.gif

Alice is In Chains-AIC


Edited by joseph69 - 5/19/13 at 3:23pm
post #7347 of 25028
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Alice is In Chains-AIC

 

Maybe he really means Alice AND chains, who knows, maybe it's a duet wink.gif

post #7348 of 25028

Thats a funny one!

post #7349 of 25028
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Thats a funny one!

 

Thanks joseph, i knew i had a fan in you beerchug.gif

post #7350 of 25028
I've only heard sr

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