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post #8056 of 18004

Ha ha......congrats on your new phones....the SR80's sound great.

post #8057 of 18004
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Originally Posted by Redstrand View Post

Got a set of 80i's this afternoon, they fit great and sound wonderful. 

The 80s were not only the first Grados, but the first headphones I fell in love with...I still listen to them today quite often, even though their much more expensive brothers and cousins are in the same room. 

post #8058 of 18004
Something tells me I'll be getting something more expensive a couple of years from now.
post #8059 of 18004
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Originally Posted by Redstrand View Post

Something tells me I'll be getting something more expensive a couple of years from now.

couple years? good for you. it only took me a month to go from the SR80i to the SR225i smily_headphones1.gif
post #8060 of 18004
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


couple years? good for you. it only took me a month to go from the SR80i to the SR225i smily_headphones1.gif

And, then what regular_smile%20.gif? That's where I'm sitting....straight into the 225i....starting to look around now, six months into it.

post #8061 of 18004
as far as Grados go, after the 225 if you want something different go PS500, if you want the 225 but better then RS1.

Outside of the Grado line i am interested in the new AD1000X/2000X from Audio-Technica and the Hifiman HE400 to round out my collection.
post #8062 of 18004
Now now, I have to pace myself...lol. I'll upgrade after our wedding ceremony this fall...can't piss off the wife. She loves my toys but I have to pace myself.biggrin.gif
post #8063 of 18004
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Originally Posted by Redstrand View Post

Now now, I have to pace myself...lol. I'll upgrade after our wedding ceremony this fall...can't piss off the wife. She loves my toys but I have to pace myself.biggrin.gif

 

I bought a PS500, another SR80i, AT AD900x and my o2 the week before my wedding... and all my wife did was say "OOOoooh, lemme see the PS500's or 900x's"

post #8064 of 18004

I think I went the strangest Grado route ever.

First an SR60i, which I modded extensively. After a year it was stolen, so I saved up for an RS2i. After a year I sold it to buy a Hifiman HE-500.

Then after 4 months I started missing the Grado sound and by luck came across an old SR80 in a flea market. This one is going to stay... might even try making some wooden cups for it.

post #8065 of 18004
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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

I think I went the strangest Grado route ever.

First an SR60i, which I modded extensively. After a year it was stolen, so I saved up for an RS2i. After a year I sold it to buy a Hifiman HE-500.

Then after 4 months I started missing the Grado sound and by luck came across an old SR80 in a flea market. This one is going to stay... might even try making some wooden cups for it.

I'm curious- what is your comparison between the SR80 and the HE-500?  Any similarities at all?

post #8066 of 18004
If I wasn't picking up a '77 4001 rickenbacker bass on Monday I'd have more to blow on headphones. Just sayin.
post #8067 of 18004
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Originally Posted by Redstrand View Post

If I wasn't picking up a '77 4001 rickenbacker bass on Monday I'd have more to blow on headphones. Just sayin.

Well, we have to have priorities.  My headphone purchases may be detailed by the new Carvin P-bass just released.  But that's one of the reasons I like Grado- lots of options and mods without a ton of $$$

 

I do expect a picture of the Ric though- even if it is off-topic

post #8068 of 18004
It's in my avatar. Man the textures I'm hearing with the 80's are outstanding. Haven't been this happy with headphones in years. I need to sell the other nonsense I have sitting around.
post #8069 of 18004
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Originally Posted by Redstrand View Post

It's in my avatar. Man the textures I'm hearing with the 80's are outstanding. Haven't been this happy with headphones in years. I need to sell the other nonsense I have sitting around.

 

I think that is a quality that a lot of Grado-haters undervalue or underestimate - the texture. Grado does it better than almost everyone out there!

post #8070 of 18004
Never a hater, just someone who had to try them on first and then hear the difference. I'm sure they're better phones, but for my listening these are great experience. My 68 year old geek of a dad is going to buy a set soon, he loves them too.
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