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post #7726 of 26121

picked up a Fiio E10 for $40.  This little box is a great match with my 325i so far.  very warm amp, lots of depth and punch and the bass boost doesn't sound cheesy, it is very musical and controlled. 
 

post #7727 of 26121
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

picked up a Fiio E10 for $40.  This little box is a great match with my 325i so far.  very warm amp, lots of depth and punch and the bass boost doesn't sound cheesy, it is very musical and controlled. 
 


  the e10 was my first dac/amp, and has been my only constant in my system, i paid under $50something maybe a yr and a half ago

its hard to beat fiio at the price

post #7728 of 26121
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

Make sure you double check your spelling next time you post. biggrin.gif

Thanks! I will!
post #7729 of 26121
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Only joking around around about the comment from stacker45. I personally love the sound of the 80i also!

 

I too love my SR80i, i use them mostly in my home office with my vintage Marantz 2220B, and Pioneer RT1020L reel to reel tape recorder, both of wich, i find, tames their sometimes over enthusiastic sound signature.

 

Everytime i go from my PS/HP 1000 to my SR80i, i cringe a little, antisipating a big drop in sound quality, and everytimes it turns out that i'm pleasantly surprised by how good they sound. They're certainly one of the best buys out there, talk about a no brainer.

post #7730 of 26121

I totally agree. The 80s lack some of the qualities in the higher end Grados that so many of us fall in love with, but they still maintain that beautiful open, airy presentation that captivated me from the very first listen. Something about the way Grados preserve the natural timbre of vocals and instruments is just plain addicting, and even the 80s give you a nice taste of that. 

 

Some headphone lines give you vastly different presentations as you move up the line, but I love how with Grados is just more of a good thing the higher you go. I can have my 80s on during a web surfing session, and then later on when I want a higher degree of refinement, a larger sound stage, maybe a low end that is a bit more fleshed out, I just pop on my 500s and I'm good to go. 

 

When I heard the Sennheiser HD800s the other day for the first time, it sounded absolutely NOTHING like the 518s that I owned previously. The 518s did nothing for me at all, and that was a big reason why it has taken until recently that I was even interested in auditioning a higher end Senn. I much prefer the way Grado does it. I love that the 80s still give me a small taste of what the nicer models offer. 

post #7731 of 26121
Well, i just tore the cable on my PortaPro's, so in the coming week i'll be buying the SR80i.
There are days when i hate my clumsiness...
post #7732 of 26121
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

Well, i just tore the cable on my PortaPro's, so in the coming week i'll be buying the SR80i.
There are days when i hate my clumsiness...


On the other hand you will enjoy re-discovering all your music with the SR80's

post #7733 of 26121
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On the other hand you will enjoy re-discovering all your music with the SR80's

This is true, still, these were the red portapro's, i liked them a lot.




About the SR80i's: would it be wise to get them at an official seller for €169, or from the local online market place for €90?
post #7734 of 26121
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This is true, still, these were the red portapro's, i liked them a lot.




About the SR80i's: would it be wise to get them at an official seller for €169, or from the local online market place for €90?


Depends on how badly you want a warranty that is honored by the manufacturer . I am assuming you are talking about new phones in both cases?

post #7735 of 26121
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Depends on how badly you want a warranty that is honored by the manufacturer . I am assuming you are talking about new phones in both cases?

New vs as good as new.(or new, two people are selling for almost same price)

I don't know if i'm going to need that warranty.

€70 off, but without warranty seems worth it to me, i should probably go for it...
post #7736 of 26121
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New vs as good as new.(or new, two people are selling for almost same price)

I don't know if i'm going to need that warranty.

€70 off, but without warranty seems worth it to me, i should probably go for it...

Word of warning, my new 325s had a faulty driver. Glad I bought a pair with valid warranty.
post #7737 of 26121
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Wo
Word of warning, my new 325s had a faulty driver. Glad I bought a pair with valid warranty.

Just when i'm about to go for the €90 pair, you come in XD

thanks for the warning!
post #7738 of 26121
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Originally Posted by FrankJ View Post

How is the SR80i more "fun" than the SR225i?

 

I'm assuming the SR225i offers more detail, clarity, and soundstage over the Sr80i?    

 

That's what I'm looking for in an upgrade to the SR80i.

 

 

Frank

When I auditioned them, at the time the soundstage seemed identical.  What sold me on the 225i's was the sound of Alison Kraus.  She just seemed to be more 'there' on 225i's.  I also thought I detected more smoothness in the midrange overall.

 

YMMV

post #7739 of 26121
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

This is true, still, these were the red portapro's, i liked them a lot.




About the SR80i's: would it be wise to get them at an official seller for €169, or from the local online market place for €90?

I would open up your porta pro and recable it, personally. It's cheap, and easy. There's tons of guides online. You could even do what I do to fix people's "broken" headphones, and install a stereo female panel mount.
post #7740 of 26121

my ms1's that i re-acquired have arrived, and i was on amazon to order some L-cushions and ran across some replacement

pads, not grado, branded "ear zonk"  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW4XQZ4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

they had S,L,G's, all for half the grado price, i'd never heard of any other pads for grado's other than using the sennheiser pads

i got a pair of L's, and G's

just thought i'd pass the info along !!

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