I'm on a Mac, so Foobar isn't an option :( I haven't done any real tests, and have questioned whether it's just that me thinking It's better, but the case I had yesterday of discovering that one of my CDs was ripped with compression is confirmation that I, for one, notice a difference. Is it as drastic as I/others make it out to be? Probably not. I'm interested to hear your opinion on higher bitrates/samplerates. Do you think THOSE make a difference?
And I have SR60is. I'm about ready for an upgrade (those aren't the only cans I own, but love the Grado sound so much, I want a higher-end model) and I'm trying to get a guy in the FS forums to sell me his wooded and reterminated SR225is at a price lower than his list price. Guess I shouldn't have mention those here, his price is actually really fair, I just can't afford it right now
I think the 225i are the sweet spot in the Grado lineup for performance/price. Hope you can swing that deal cause you will really like the 225's