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post #7951 of 27718
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

I wonder if all HPA-1 and HPA-2 owners also own HP1000, anyway,

Only the ones who live good clean lives beerchug.gif

post #7952 of 27718
my current setup at home.

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post #7953 of 27718
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

my current setup at home.

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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

my current setup at home.

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very nice !!

how do you like the project gear ?

i've considered them for a small room, desktop system

post #7954 of 27718
I really like the pro-ject stuff. They tend to be a little on the warm side but I like that. I have a turntable, phono preamp, channel switcher, iPod transport/doc/dac and an integrated amp all from them and have been very happy with the sound and the fact that they take up very little space.
post #7955 of 27718

Has anyone ever seen this type of Grado headband before?

Pressed vinyl AND real black thread stitching which is purely aesthetic.

Also the 'leather grain' effect isn't consistent over the whole headband - there are large 'cracks' making it look more genuine. 

 

This is an SR80 with pink drivers/faded cloth

From what I can tell it doesn't seem to be added on afterwards.

post #7956 of 27718

So- we got the iGrado's the other day.  My wife's initial reaction was not positive, and she would not even plug them in because she hated the form-factor so much.

 

I however did, straight from my mid-line Asus computer.  My reaction is a little different- WOW!  They really focus what I love about Grado- open, expansive sound with incredible attention to detail and nuance.  They do lack a bit in soundstage, and are very focused.  But I'm not an imaging fanatic.  When it comes to headphones, I want to hear all of the little goodies someone like Steven Wilson puts into his solo work and Porcupine Tree, I don't need to feel like the sound is coming from a stage 50-feet wide.  I have Ohm speakers for that.

 

But darnit, what's with the form factor!  Listening to these headphones reminds me of watching a big-league hitter in baseball smack a ball 300-yards into the bleachers only to go foul.  All of that effort put to waste.  I hope they do not abandon the concept, but come up with a better design.

 

She did listen to them last night, and was equally impressed.  But- they're going to be part of my collection, as she really needs something that she can listen to while laying down.  IEM's are out of the question, so I'm looking at Sennheiser models.

 

In the meantime, I have the iGrado's, and I'm going to keep them.  So what if I only wear them for about an hour- that will be one fine hour, if I can stand the fit.

post #7957 of 27718
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

my current setup at home.

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Dang Sam.  I had no idea you were that into headphones.  Very impressive!

post #7958 of 27718
Thanks, but really with the exception of the Grados (and some may argue this), it's all pretty much entry level stuff from an audiophile perspective.
post #7959 of 27718
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

So- we got the iGrado's the other day.  My wife's initial reaction was not positive, and she would not even plug them in because she hated the form-factor so much.

 

I however did, straight from my mid-line Asus computer.  My reaction is a little different- WOW!  They really focus what I love about Grado- open, expansive sound with incredible attention to detail and nuance.  They do lack a bit in soundstage, and are very focused.  But I'm not an imaging fanatic.  When it comes to headphones, I want to hear all of the little goodies someone like Steven Wilson puts into his solo work and Porcupine Tree, I don't need to feel like the sound is coming from a stage 50-feet wide.  I have Ohm speakers for that.

 

But darnit, what's with the form factor!  Listening to these headphones reminds me of watching a big-league hitter in baseball smack a ball 300-yards into the bleachers only to go foul.  All of that effort put to waste.  I hope they do not abandon the concept, but come up with a better design.

 

She did listen to them last night, and was equally impressed.  But- they're going to be part of my collection, as she really needs something that she can listen to while laying down.  IEM's are out of the question, so I'm looking at Sennheiser models.

 

In the meantime, I have the iGrado's, and I'm going to keep them.  So what if I only wear them for about an hour- that will be one fine hour, if I can stand the fit.

Why didn't you just get the SR60i's, they go on top of your head, not around the back your neck?

post #7960 of 27718

Took some pics with my new macro...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #7961 of 27718
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Why didn't you just get the SR60i's, they go on top of your head, not around the back your neck?

Too big.  She's a Marine helicopter pilot (that is so hawt to write) and needs something portable and durable, but sounds great.  She deploys to interesting, exotic places for months at a time.  I SHOULD have asked for advice, but since I'm a very experienced audio-enthusiast and bassist, I figure my knowledge translates to these small, lightweight transducers that need mere milliwatts for power.  I am finding that to be incorrect...confused_face.gif

 

Anyway, the price was right and she's put up with a lot of whining from me as a 50-year-old college student taking waaay too many classes.  I just want nice portables for her, and thought sharing the wonder of Grado would be a good place to start.

post #7962 of 27718
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

Took some pics with my new macro...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh my.  And what macro lens did you get?

post #7963 of 27718

damn those are pretty

post #7964 of 27718
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Oh my.  And what macro lens did you get?

I have a Lumix GF-1 so the only fully compatible macro is a Leica/Lumix 45mm F2.8, nice lens...

 

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A couple more:

 

 


Edited by parbaked - 7/8/13 at 6:04pm
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