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post #7696 of 24571

well, i missed them so much, i have another pair of ms1's coming in, can't wait to hear them again

i saw that ad on ebay too, the modified 60, i still haven't gotten around to taking a grado apart

and messing with it, i got a feeling i will soon !
 

post #7697 of 24571

Anybody have any experience comparing the ps500's to the sennheiser hd650's?

 

I've had grados previously(sr80i & sr225i), so I'm familiar with the grado sound. And I currently have the hd650's. I'm considering trading my senns for the ps500's. I do enjoy the grado sound up to a point. I found the 225's to be a little too harsh and I've read that the ps500's are a bit warmer. I like my hd650's, but I think that it's missing something for me to be fully content with them.

post #7698 of 24571
I have possibly made another person a grado fan.
He asked about the modded ms1i's i was wearing in class, let him try it out later (alessandros seem to impress people a lot more than sennheisers oddly), told him that nearby was a shop selling the gear and took him over. He plans to get a pair soon tongue.gif

Also the Ps500 has quite a midbass hump btw. Seems like the hd650 fused with the typical grado sound.
Edited by streetdragon - 6/20/13 at 11:22pm
post #7699 of 24571
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(alessandros seem to impress people a lot more than sennheisers oddly)

It's weird, isn't it? Grado/Alessandro sound: you'll either become an addict at first listen or steer away entirely. 

post #7700 of 24571
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It's weird, isn't it? Grado/Alessandro sound: you'll either become an addict at first listen or steer away entirely. 

Well although the sr325i steered me away entirely, (i like the rest of the line) but you could say that was cause my upstream gear was rubbish (unamped to phone).
Yet to try it out on a good tube amp.

post #7701 of 24571
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Well although the sr325i steered me away entirely, (i like the rest of the line) but you could say that was cause my upstream gear was rubbish (unamped to phone).
Yet to try it out on a good tube amp.


 That is both the good thing and the bad about the 325's. They don't tolerate bad recordings or bad upstream equipment...at all!!  Learned that the hard way. But that is why I still have my HD580's so I can listen to not so well recorded music and tolerate it.

post #7702 of 24571
My being addicted to the grado sound is why I keep recommending the pioneer se-a1000. Its like if grado decided to make circumaural 50mm headphones.

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post #7703 of 24571
I think the main reason why I never really found the 325s to be harsh, even with poorly recorded material, was becasue I always had tubes in the signal path. My trusty Little Dot I+ is my main Grado amp, but even when I was using my Meier solid state amp I often had my tube buffer engaged. I also tend to prefer a headphone that is either neutral or slightly bright, so I'm less sensitive to harshness than others may be. But any of you guys who have issues with the top end on any of your Grados, feed it some tubes.
post #7704 of 24571
I listened to the 325i through my zip and it sounded awesome. Not as detailed, and didn't extend as low as my pioneers, but I still loved em.

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post #7705 of 24571

Just a quick question, do any of you use a Lyr as your main amp with the Grado's, if so how do they work with that amp. I am leaning toward the Valhalla, but if the Lyr works well with the Grado's I think that might ultimately be the more versatile amp down the road if I get some other phones.

post #7706 of 24571
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It's weird, isn't it? Grado/Alessandro sound: you'll either become an addict at first listen or steer away entirely. 


i became an addict !! in addition to my 225, i bought another ms1, and may buy another 60

post #7707 of 24571
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i became an addict !! in addition to my 225, i bought another ms1, and may buy another 60


That is the really weird thing about Grado's, they supposedly all have the same 'Grado' sound but you just keep getting more of them.

post #7708 of 24571

I feel VERY lucky to own the whole 1000 family, and the giant killers SR80i, so yes, i guess they are addictive.

post #7709 of 24571
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I feel VERY lucky to own the whole 1000 family, and the giant killers SR80i, so yes, i guess they are addictive.

Maybe next month i can get the SR80i, as my RS-2 really aren't meant for portable use.

When i went to the shop (where i eventually bought my RS-2) and said, after listening, that i liked the SR80i more than the SR324is, the store owner looked pretty upset, and said "that is impossible"

it seems that i'm not the only one thinking this though.
post #7710 of 24571

It's easily understood, the 325's need to breakin! Until then they can be quite rough, but afterwards watch out!

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