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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

@whirlwind... I am curious: did you replace the cushions for comfort or sound reasons (or both)?

 

Thanks, in advance.

I just wanted to try them and see what the differnce in sound would be....I am in no way dissatisfied with my RS1i....hell....I love them to death as they sound great and I have never had any comfort issues with them.....I guess I am just experimenting more or less.

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


i got mine on amazon , under $20US or something, ebay the same

 

What brand and model number?

 

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Originally Posted by jimbob54 View Post


Where did you get the tubes? Looking for some in the uk for my vcan 2 but don't want to pay mega bucks.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e11400.m1842.l1181/7?euid=b949a64096b04e68a5606f57ad65f18d&loc=http://myworld.ebay.com/yenaudiostore?ssPageName%3DADME:L:OC:CA:1181

 

I paid $39.XX, for a matched pair of Electro Harmonix 6922, shiped to my door in Canada

 

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Originally Posted by dgilz View Post

Two important add-ons for every PS1000 (at least it perfectly worked for me wink.gif ) :
- a better head band, onyx manata is really good ( http://turbulentlabs.com/grado-onyx-manta/ )
- a nice headphone stand like the omega to keep its setting otherwise you must set it properly each time you put it on your head and it is quite boring in the end ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sieveking-Sound-Omega-Headphone-Stand/dp/B007VSU5HC )

These two tweaks are a good solution for tackling the effects of the PS1000 big weight.

 

I rarely wear mine more than 2 hours at a time so, personnally, the stock headband doesn't bother me, and i always set mine flat, that way, the ajustments stay put, and i don't have to reajust them everytime.

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nevermind


Edited by Hifi Man - 5/26/13 at 4:18pm
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Went to my first meet. A lot of great HP's and gear making my head sping...some amazing rigs. Yet, in some ways it makes me appreciate the simple pleasures my 225i brings!

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Went to my first meet. A lot of great HP's and gear making my head sping...some amazing rigs. Yet, in some ways it makes me appreciate the simple pleasures my 225i brings!

 

Good for you, and the way i see it, when you get to the $500-$600 price point,, the law of diminishing returns really start to rear it's hugly head, so, i believe that you're still getting the lion's share with your SR225.

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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

Good for you, and the way i see it, when you get to the $500-$600 price point,, the law of diminishing returns really start to rear it's hugly head, so, i believe that you're still getting the lion's share with your SR225.

Right on. Fact is My Grados are my only real reference point. Oh, I've heard briefly a few Sennhiesers, AKG's, etc. But, this was first time to hear some higher end HPs from different companies I've read about on Headfi. I can see there is a bias against Grados. I really wanted to hear some RSI1 and PS500's-but none were there. I did get to do an A-B-C listen though which was interesting on some nice DIY tube amps:

 

A)My 225i- with tape mod

 

B)Grado 325

 

C) Hifiman 500

 

I left thinking the HE 500 might be a nice different set of cans to compliment my 225. And it was interesting to hear the arguments that my 225 are my "bright", have more "sizzle" and that the HE 500's are more-"polite", perhaps more refined searching for the right word here-maybe more nuanced, layed back, more sound stage. I could hear some of that. But still for hard driving music-I was able to hear some Led Zeppelin and Metallica on a couple of set ups-I think my 225's are hard to beat. I also thought they sounded really strong w/ Nora Jones. There is a foreword presentation that I like-I think that's just what I'm used to at this point. The 500's sounded better with classical IMO. I forget her name, but a popular recording of a young violin vituoso who combines violin with hip hop sounds-TBH, I  didnt' think my Grados did her justice compared to the HE. Funny thing is, if I listen to my Grados at home, I think they are amazing. Then, throw on some pricey other HP's and sweet gear-some $3-5,000 set up and I think-OK, yeah these are pretty sweet. But, they should be for the cost!

 

The HE 400 sounded good for base heavy hip hop, EDM, but I'm not really a fan of those styles.

 

I did get to hear some Audeze LCD 2 and 3. But, I would not be willing to spend upwards of $2,000. The Audeze sounded pretty darn good, I have to admit.

 

Finally, I will say the STAX SR-009 won the day. Absolutely hands down-blew EVERYTHING else away. Just a different experience. When I put them on, it just took me to a different head space. Like listening to music live with awesome acoustics. When I think of "hi fi" that would be it. Just exquisite.  The HE/Audeze didn’t even come close. Then, I looked at the price....definitely out of my price range. Yikes!

 

Now, I'd like hear the RS1i and PS 500 and see how I think they stack up to the HE-I liked the Audeze. But, I'm not willing to go above $5-800 at this point.


Edited by markm1 - 5/27/13 at 5:06am
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May anyone give a thumbnail sketch of the Grado/Allesandro line?

60/80/125/225/325 and on up?

I will be buying something 60i or 80i level in a few months and want to know the various sounds.

TIA!
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Originally Posted by marone View Post

May anyone give a thumbnail sketch of the Grado/Allesandro line?

60/80/125/225/325 and on up?

I will be buying something 60i or 80i level in a few months and want to know the various sounds.

TIA!

hmm? what do you mean by thumbnail sketch? blink.gif

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Originally Posted by marone View Post

May anyone give a thumbnail sketch of the Grado/Allesandro line?

60/80/125/225/325 and on up?

I will be buying something 60i or 80i level in a few months and want to know the various sounds.

TIA!

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

hmm? what do you mean by thumbnail sketch? blink.gif

an overview?
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Originally Posted by marone View Post

May anyone give a thumbnail sketch of the Grado/Allesandro line?

60/80/125/225/325 and on up?

I will be buying something 60i or 80i level in a few months and want to know the various sounds.

TIA!


There arn't really various sounds in that line, it just the same sound only slightly more refined at each step up, little more bass, little more texture, little more instrument separation, little more detail throughout. That is the thing that some people like about Grado and other hate, you don't get a very different sound as you move up the line, just more and better sound. If you audition any of those phones you will have a pretty good idea what you are going to get.

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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post



an overview?

oh oops, i was thinking of a mini sketch picture or something ph34r.gif

basically the SR60 is the darkest and bassiest sounding and the SR325i being the brightest.
Alessandros are more full bodied sounding and a bit more laidback while having a slightly larger soundstage which some say loses the Grado's intimate signature but at the same time some say is not harsh like the Grados. (though the MS Pro's soundstage is smaller than the lower end MS2i and is more like the Grado line)


Edited by streetdragon - 5/27/13 at 6:32am
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Originally Posted by marone View Post

May anyone give a thumbnail sketch of the Grado/Allesandro line?

60/80/125/225/325 and on up?

I will be buying something 60i or 80i level in a few months and want to know the various sounds.

TIA!

Buy the Grado SR80i, and you will be more than satisfied, especially for the price/performance. And also buy (L) cushions from Grado for them, it will make the sound stage a bit wider and give the sound more depth, they are great headphones.


Edited by joseph69 - 5/27/13 at 8:06am
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

And also buy (L) cushions from Grado for them, it will make the sound stage a bit wider and give the sound more depth, they are great headphones.

L cushions?
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Buy the Grado SR80i, and you will be more than satisfied, especially for the price/performance. And also buy (L) cushions from Grado for them, it will make the sound stage a bit wider and give the sound more depth, they are great headphones.

The 80s are hard to beat for the price, but I have to say, I do not regret moving up to the 325is. They really kick it up a notch on detail, clarity and sub-base. I then modded my 80s with the Magnum drivers and was really blown away. Grados all have the same sound character, but there really is something to be gained with some of the pricier models.

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