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post #7981 of 26180
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

I'm not 100% sure those are pink drivers. The pink in "pink drivers" is actually in the cheese cloth covers, not the drivers.

These are "pink drivers"

 

 

Also, if you send them to Grado for they're very reasonable fixed cost repair,, they may well swap out the drivers (inner housing)  anyway

Your right! I know it is the cloth covering the drivers that make them "pink" drivers, not the drivers themselfs 

 

and I didn't even realize this when I looked at the auction. I would not have sent them to Grado, 

also knowing they would replace them with current drivers, if the drivers where the problem, but I was thinking more that it was a cable or soldering problem.

Thanks for the heads up!!!
post #7982 of 26180
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

I wonder if all HPA-1 and HPA-2 owners also own HP1000, anyway, i would love to get my mits on one of those one day, Parbake, you are one lucky dog.

I would guess most HPA1/2 amp owners also have HP1000 headphones.

 

I think the amp was $795 and $125 for the optional PSU at a time when the HP1 was $595.

At that price I can't imagine too many people buying one unless they wanted to pair with an HP1000!

 

Joe only bought parts to make 250 units (150 HPA1 & 100 HPA2) and even fewer power supplies.

The amp circuitry was designed by Sid Smith (Marantz) but Joe selected, all the components (Roederstein metal-film resistors, Grado's own proprietary wire, best Alps potentiometer etc), which together proved too expensive to continue making.

It is an amazing amp that can run on 2x9V batteries (for field use) or with the PSU.

I believe the two circuits are separate - like two amps in one chassis.

Like the HP1000 it's designed to be sonically colorless...

 

 

 

 


Edited by parbaked - 7/10/13 at 9:45am
post #7983 of 26180

Sorry to derail the current conversation, however which USB+Dac amp would people consider to convey 'clarity'? Ideally for my RS1i's :'D

post #7984 of 26180

Hi guys , i wanna buy a grado 225i or 325is for listen metal music but i read a lot of reviews that is not confortable , is that truth? Or 225 is more confortable than 325is ? I will use on ipod so,  should i buy an adapter?

And can you say me which is better for metal( thrash , death and black) 225i or 325is ? And if grado is not so confortable can i find a headphone good for metal like grado that is confortable ? I have $300 to spend on it 

Ty guys , apologize my bad english =/

post #7985 of 26180
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Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post

Hi guys , i wanna buy a grado 225i or 325is for listen metal music but i read a lot of reviews that is not confortable , is that truth? Or 225 is more confortable than 325is ? I will use on ipod so,  should i buy an adapter?

And can you say me which is better for metal( thrash , death and black) 225i or 325is ? And if grado is not so confortable can i find a headphone good for metal like grado that is confortable ? I have $300 to spend on it 

Ty guys , apologize my bad english =/

I find my 225i very comfortable after some work on shaping the headband and a headband replacement from Turbulent Labs.  I'm able to wear them all day long and really love them.

 

I don't listen to a lot of thrash and no black/death metal (power metal is my metal of choice) but I really love them.  In a side-by-side comparison, I found the 225i more comfortable out of the box than the 325is, but that comparison might change after I spend some additional time with the 325is.  For the money, the 225i + a Manta headband would be the way to go for me.  I wear them constantly and so far everything I've thrown at them has sounded wonderful.

 

Edit:  500th post!

post #7986 of 26180
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Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post

Hi guys , i wanna buy a grado 225i or 325is for listen metal music but i read a lot of reviews that is not confortable , is that truth? Or 225 is more confortable than 325is ? I will use on ipod so,  should i buy an adapter?

And can you say me which is better for metal( thrash , death and black) 225i or 325is ? And if grado is not so confortable can i find a headphone good for metal like grado that is confortable ? I have $300 to spend on it 

Ty guys , apologize my bad english =/

 

I prefer the sound of 325i with taped bowl pads to the 225i. After listening to the 325i and switching to the 225i, the 225i sounds muffled and lacking bass (even with the tape mod). If you don't like a lot of treble detail though then the 225i, if you want more bass try adding electrical tape around the outside of the pads, or try the Grado S-Cush (comfies). comfort wise, the 325i headband is more comfortable, but the 325i is heavier and not as comfy on the ears as the 225i.
Edited by bassboysam - 7/10/13 at 11:13am
post #7987 of 26180
Quote:
Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post

Hi guys , i wanna buy a grado 225i or 325is for listen metal music but i read a lot of reviews that is not confortable , is that truth? Or 225 is more confortable than 325is ? I will use on ipod so,  should i buy an adapter?

And can you say me which is better for metal( thrash , death and black) 225i or 325is ? And if grado is not so confortable can i find a headphone good for metal like grado that is confortable ? I have $300 to spend on it 

Ty guys , apologize my bad english =/

1. 325is has nice leather headband, but 225is is more comfortable because it is lighter. 

 

2. If you use the 225i or 325is out of iPod then you must use an adapter. You should use the Grado adapter because it will put less stress on your iPod jack than an adapter that has no cable between the plug and jack. The 225i and 325is have a new 8 conductor cable that is very heavy and with the 1/4" plug can strain your ipod jack if using a standard adapter (no cable).

 

3. If I was using only with iPod I would buy the 80i or, even better, the Alessandro MS1i. Both have the mini plug and lighter 4 cable so you won't need an adapter. The sound from the iPod will be very close to the 225i and much more practical. You should upgrade the 80i ear pads to the Grado L-Cushion "bowl" pads. Total cost is $120

 

This is the correct type of adapter (note cable between plug and jack) if you choose a 125i, 225i or 325i.

 

post #7988 of 26180
I had a pair ms-2's, while I really loved the sound the weight of the metal cups just kind of killed the whole experience for me. I'd say go plastic or wood for reasons of comfort. Own a pair of ms-pro's and audiotioned a pair of 225's recently, no problems with discomfort.
post #7989 of 26180
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

1. 325is has nice leather headband, but 225is is more comfortable because it is lighter. 

 

2. If you use the 225i or 325is out of iPod then you must use an adapter. You should use the Grado adapter because it will put less stress on your iPod jack than an adapter that has no cable between the plug and jack. The 225i and 325is have a new 8 conductor cable that is very heavy and with the 1/4" plug can strain your ipod jack if using a standard adapter (no cable).

 

3. If I was using only with iPod I would buy the 80i or, even better, the Alessandro MS1i. Both have the mini plug and lighter 4 cable so you won't need an adapter. The sound from the iPod will be very close to the 225i and much more practical. You should upgrade the 80i ear pads to the Grado L-Cushion "bowl" pads. Total cost is $120

 

This is the correct type of adapter (note cable between plug and jack) if you choose a 125i, 225i or 325i.

 

 

+1 for listening straigh from an iPod or while on the go, SR80 or even 60 would be a better option than the 125-325.
post #7990 of 26180
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Originally Posted by Stradivarius View Post

Sorry to derail the current conversation, however which USB+Dac amp would people consider to convey 'clarity'? Ideally for my RS1i's :'D

I am using a Schiit Modi with a Fiio E09K with my 225i right now, but am receiving my RS1i tomorrow (fingers crossed). Will let you know how they sound together! I do like the sound with the 225i, so hopefully the RS1i will just be that much better.
post #7991 of 26180

But if i bought the 225i or 325is and the correct adapter the sound will be better than the 80i?Or waste of money? And i forgot to ask , what about momentum or amperior ? You should goes for alessandro ms1 or 80i?And Why ? Sorry about many questions 

Ty guys !

Edit: Can i headbang with the 80i 125i 225i 325is without problems ?


Edited by lllcarbonlll - 7/10/13 at 2:35pm
post #7992 of 26180
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Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post

But if i bought the 225i or 325is and the correct adapter the sound will be better than the 80i?Or waste of money? And i forgot to ask , what about momentum or amperior ? You should goes for alessandro ms1 or 80i?And Why ? Sorry about many questions 

Ty guys !

Edit: Can i headbang with the 80i 125i 225i 325is without problems ?

 

 

if you will be sitting down and listening carefully then yes, the 225i and 325i are superior.  however if it's more for casual listening while you study, work, walk, etc then you won't notice a big difference, especially if there is external noise, if you go with the 60i or 80i.  the 325s are definitely not good for headbanging. they will slide right off your head.

post #7993 of 26180
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Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post

But if i bought the 225i or 325is and the correct adapter the sound will be better than the 80i?Or waste of money? And i forgot to ask , what about momentum or amperior ? You should goes for alessandro ms1 or 80i?And Why ? Sorry about many questions 

Ty guys !

Edit: Can i headbang with the 80i 125i 225i 325is without problems ?

In my opinion, the quality of sound from an iPod will be very close.

If I was only using a portable device, I would buy the MS1i or 80i

post #7994 of 26180

Ty guys i will for ms1 or 80i , and mod it . But now i need learn how mod , i will search a topic about it , thanks dudes .

Last question 80i/ms1 ( modded) is better for metal music than amperior or momentum ? without amplifiers and on ipod 

post #7995 of 26180
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Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post

Ty guys i will for ms1 or 80i , and mod it . But now i need learn how mod , i will search a topic about it , thanks dudes .

Last question 80i/ms1 ( modded) is better for metal music than amperior or momentum ? without amplifiers and on ipod 

I own the SR80i, and I love them, and also own the SR325is, and them them because to me they are two very different headphones, and even though the 325's are heavier than the 80's I find them more comfortable. I've never heard the MS1, but people on this forum do speak very highly of them.

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