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post #7711 of 18117
I tried my 325i's with some comfies and was impressed by the sound. I heard more depth in the lows and low-mids and the very highest frequencies were rounded off a litte more. I did notice some loss of detail and I am thinking that the TTVJ Flats might be the happy medium for them.
post #7712 of 18117

This eBay listing features some interesting mods.

The product description includes some interesting views on Grados.

Go Navy!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grado-Prestige-SR60i-Custom-Enhanced-Great-Condition-/281123861650?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item417449b492

post #7713 of 18117
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

This eBay listing features some interesting mods.

The product description includes some interesting views on Grados.

Go Navy!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grado-Prestige-SR60i-Custom-Enhanced-Great-Condition-/281123861650?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item417449b492

 

that's awesome :) Plus Italian designer silk ties are known for their superior tonal qualities ;)
Edited by bassboysam - 6/19/13 at 8:52am
post #7714 of 18117

Here's another member of the fan club! I got the 60is cuz they're cheap and super mod-able but I haven't even been super inclined to mod them since they sound great already.

I listen to a lot of rock and these sound FANTASTIC for it. The drums and guitar and pronounced and amazing. The only thing I find lacking at all is the bass so I may add the sock mod to try to boost it. 

post #7715 of 18117

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 #7716 of 18117

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 #7717 of 18117
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 #7718 of 18117
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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 #7719 of 18117
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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 #7720 of 18117
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

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 #7721 of 18117
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 #7722 of 18117
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 #7723 of 18117
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 #7724 of 18117

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 #7725 of 18117
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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post

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

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