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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Now you will never have to worry about it ever coming off again.

BTW, I'm listening to my325's with the LD with the Modi from the MBP, and sounds like the tubes may be burning in, I'm hearing cleaner, tighter, solid bass with more detail a nice clearer warmer sound all around, and these are the Siemens 6AK5W's. I'm still waiting for the Voskhods, I may just keep both the LD and the Magni.


i like having both a tube and a solid state amp, and with the little dot, with the option of tube rolling, its easy to have a fresh sound when you want

NOS tubes can benefit from burning in

ive got some 408a's, some hp and erricson 6ak5's, rca 6be6's some mullard  ef91's, (6am6) are on the way

i've also got an indeed g3, i'm using some 12au7's in it, my favorite there is an rca clear top

post #8357 of 18633
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Nice, I would like to ask IYO, are the Voskhod 6J1P-EV a more forward, upfront, brighter more detailed sounding tube than the Siemens 6AK5W?

Also the Voskhod is a direct plug in (native), with no strapping, correct? Thanks.


the voskhod's are drop in, i may get a pair of those too, gonna see how you like them first lol

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Will let you know how I like them after I receive them, and they burn in. I read they are supposed to be a brighter more forward sounding tube, so I can't wait to try them.

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They are directly plug n play... They are different then the siemens tubes... More bass, bigger sound stage, seems like they have more detail but they don't have that crispy crunchy lower treble like the siemens tubes do. I feel like the the voskhod has more detail, is warmer and less airy. I like it for most types of music. The siemens tubes I prefer for older rock/punk/metal recording because it accentuates the crunch of electric guitar.
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

They are directly plug n play... They are different then the siemens tubes... More bass, bigger sound stage, seems like they have more detail but they don't have that crispy crunchy lower treble like the siemens tubes do. I feel like the the voskhod has more detail, is warmer and less airy. I like it for most types of music. The siemens tubes I prefer for older rock/punk/metal recording because it accentuates the crunch of electric guitar.

I had thought I read they where a more forward crisper sounding tube, that was the reason I purchased them, especially for my 325's. Maybe I'll like them with my 80's, just have to wait and hear them. Thanks for your thoughts on the sound of these tubes, I appreciate it.


Edited by joseph69 - 7/31/13 at 5:21am
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3 days ago i just bought Grado SR60i, its really sound very wonderful! i just want to buy a DAP with budget under $150 to pair with it, any recommendation then? sorry my english so bad
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just checking in for an update. I have now had the PS500 for about a month and I have been using them mostly at work with my iPod and E17. I have yet to run across a recording that sounded bad on these headphones and I listen to a fairly wide range of music except for pop/electronica and classical. Even some of my lower quality MP3s sound really good with the PS500. I haven't spent as much time with the RS1 yet since I got them more recently but my intial thoughts are that the RS1 can sound, in my opinion, a lot better than the PS500, but it can also sound a bit worse. The RS1 is a lot more source dependant, although not as picky as my 325i and maybe even 225i. If you get a chance to try the PS500 though, i highly reccomend them. Other than the typical grado "uncomfort" I can't really find any faults in them.....Funkadelic's Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts just came on, the soundstage and calrity with PS500 are fantastic. Eddie Hazel is blowing my mind!
Edited by bassboysam - 7/31/13 at 7:13am
post #8363 of 18633
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Originally Posted by rakinkeen View Post

3 days ago i just bought Grado SR60i, its really sound very wonderful! i just want to buy a DAP with budget under $150 to pair with it, any recommendation then? sorry my english so bad

I think you can use any DAP you like. The SanDisk Clip or Clip Zip line of players is really good for the price (I paid $30 for mine and $10 for a large SD card). You can install RockBox on them and the level of flexibility is impressive. They can use microSD cards and play FLAC format.
post #8364 of 18633
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

just checking in for an update. I have now had the PS500 for about a month and I have been using them mostly at work with my iPod and E17. I have yet to run across a recording that sounded bad on these headphones and I listen to a fairly wide range of music except for pop/electronica and classical. Even some of my lower quality MP3s sound really good with the PS500. I haven't spent as much time with the RS1 yet since I got them more recently but my intial thoughts are that the RS1 can sound, in my opinion, a lot better than the PS500, but it can also sound a bit worse. The RS1 is a lot more source dependant, although not as picky as my 325i and maybe even 225i. If you get a chance to try the PS500 though, i highly reccomend them. Other than the typical grado "uncomfort" I can't really find any faults in them.....Funkadelic's Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts just came on, the soundstage and calrity with PS500 are fantastic. Eddie Hazel is blowing my mind!

The PS500 will probably be my next move. Maybe a graduation present to myself. Thanks for sharing your experience with them so far.
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Originally Posted by semicoln View Post

I think you can use any DAP you like. The SanDisk Clip or Clip Zip line of players is really good for the price (I paid $30 for mine and $10 for a large SD card). You can install RockBox on them and the level of flexibility is impressive. They can use microSD cards and play FLAC format.
whoa! sansa clip+ for only $30? in indonesia it's almost IDR 550.000 (4 gb) or almost $55
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Just recieved my Voskhod 6J1P-EV tubes for the LD1+, going to put them in later and let them burn in for a while and hear how they sound. 

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Man, I mostly love the sound of my 225is', but this morning the treble just killed me.

 

Do I have it right that the PS500 and RS1 aren't as harsh?  I might try the tape mod as well to see if I can tame it... 

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Man, I mostly love the sound of my 225is', but this morning the treble just killed me.

Do I have it right that the PS500 and RS1 aren't as harsh?  I might try the tape mod as well to see if I can tame it... 

the PS500 is definitely smoother in the treble. I've yet to run across a recording that made me cringe. the RS1s from what i understand vary from era to era. mine are an early classic version and they can be harsh with some recordings but not nearly as many as the 325i or 225i and to a lesser degree as well. if you don't mind losing some of the grado sound then PS500, but if you want to keep all the Grado signature then RS1.

however before going down that road the tape mod may very well work for you. i found with the 225i the tape mod enhanced the bass but did not tame the highs.
Edited by bassboysam - 7/31/13 at 3:47pm
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Originally Posted by semicoln View Post

Since I've been favoring Grados lately I'm trying to upgrade my DAC/amp with stuff that works better with low impedance headphones that like current. For portable (meaning away from my desk, not out in the world) I replaced a Fiio E6 with a cmoyBB tuned for Grados and was very impressed with how much better they sound. For desk use I have a uDAC2 and Bravo V2 with upgraded tube. I decided the uDAC didn't even sound as good as my iPhone when paired with the cmoy so I ordered a Modi (hasn't arrived yet). Next I want a new amp and I'm deciding between the E09K, Magni, or LD I+. Lots of people here seem to like the LD or E09K, but is the Magni a bad choice?

As a side note I use DT770 80 Ohm for my closed cans with more bass heavy music so I don't want to purchase something that sounds bad with that either but Grados take priority. Any thoughts?


http://www.analog2p.com/

 

have a look at the tu-06, the reviews on head-fi, or the analog squared paper appreciation thread here. 

post #8370 of 18633
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


the PS500 is definitely smoother in the treble. I've yet to run across a recording that made me cringe. the RS1s from what i understand vary from era to era. mine are an early classic version and they can be harsh with some recordings but not nearly as many as the 325i or 225i and to a lesser degree as well. if you don't mind losing some of the grado sound then PS500, but if you want to keep all the Grado signature then RS1.

however before going down that road the tape mod may very well work for you. i found with the 225i the tape mod enhanced the bass but did not tame the highs.

Yeah, this kinda sucks.

 

IMO, the Grado midrange is unmatched by anything out there except for Ortho's.  I've gone through a few headphones over the past 40 years, and the Grado's do something with electric guitar I've never really experienced before.  I listen to mostly Stoner/ Doom (you might have heard some, Sam?) and progressive stuff, and I am addicted to what the 225i's bring to the table.  Except that nasty peak between 2 and 3,000 Hz.

 

So far, the frequency curve of the GS1000 looks like it might work, with a rise but no spike.  And the U-shaped response would work nicely for low-volume (85 to 90 dB) listening that I do with cans.

 

But throwing a grand at new cans would delay my fretless bass I plan on buying.  Oh- the decisions...

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