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post #8431 of 21246
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Seriously!?

 

One tasteful wrap of electrical tape, and the 225i's sound like different cans.  I have to admit, I really thought that the modifications, especially the tape-mod, were exaggerations. I guess I've come across so much group-think snake oil over the years that I was jaded, to say the least.

 

Anyway, I just spent some quality time with the modded cans, playing source material that was painfully harsh just the other day.  The mod really did smooth things out- much more than I thought it would.  It also brings out a tad more bass extension, and some nice resonance on bass drums.

 

I'm really impressed.

 

OK, back to the cans before work   L3000.gif


yeah i loooooved the tape mod on my 225's !!! i didn't like tape on my ms1's though

i was skeptical at first too, but it can make a big difference

post #8432 of 21246

well damn !! the hi fi buys in nashville doesn't stock anything above the 325i, so if i want to hear the ps500, gotta buy it , it seems

what to do, what to do lol
 

post #8433 of 21246
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


yeah i loooooved the tape mod on my 225's !!! i didn't like tape on my ms1's though

i was skeptical at first too, but it can make a big difference

Yeah, go figure!

I spent another couple hours analyzing the effect, and it is not subtle.  I also have a new found respect for Grado and the Grado community.  I'm not sure of any other brand that is so open to modification and tweaking.  This sounds goofy, but it's like I can connect to the headphones in a more personal way.  And this is not just a placebo effect, as this modification has been documented and replicated.

 

Now I just need more time to enjoy them.

post #8434 of 21246
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Yeah, go figure!

I spent another couple hours analyzing the effect, and it is not subtle.  I also have a new found respect for Grado and the Grado community.  I'm not sure of any other brand that is so open to modification and tweaking.  This sounds goofy, but it's like I can connect to the headphones in a more personal way.  And this is not just a placebo effect, as this modification has been documented and replicated.

 

Now I just need more time to enjoy them.


and in connecting with the headphones, you connect to the music more, and that's what its all about !

post #8435 of 21246
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


and in connecting with the headphones, you connect to the music more, and that's what its all about !

Yep.  The amygdala is the red-headed step child of auditory perception  o2smile.gif

 

(Gawd I hope you get the reference!)

post #8436 of 21246

Hi, I am H... and I am a Grado-Head.

 

I have had quite a few headphones, but I always come back to Grado.

 

I needed some cash so I just let go my last pair of non Grado headphones (Sennheiser HD600). I currently enjoy my SR80i, and I am literally saving pennies for a pair of RS1i or PS500 (I guess PS500is by the time I am done).

post #8437 of 21246
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Originally Posted by orangecr View Post

Hi, I am H... and I am a Grado-Head.

 

I have had quite a few headphones, but I always come back to Grado.

 

I needed some cash so I just let go my last pair of non Grado headphones (Sennheiser HD600). I currently enjoy my SR80i, and I am literally saving pennies for a pair of RS1i or PS500 (I guess PS500is by the time I am done).

Welcome to the "saving for PS500 club", of which I am also a member.

post #8438 of 21246

Its worth it!
 

post #8439 of 21246
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

Its worth it!
 

and wouldn't you know it, after i found out the dealer in nashville doesn't stock anything above the 325, i was starting to think i'd go ahead and get the 500's in the f/s thread, i went and looked, GONE !!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Yep.  The amygdala is the red-headed step child of auditory perception  o2smile.gif

 

(Gawd I hope you get the reference!)


got it, and your right !! lol

post #8440 of 21246
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Welcome to the "saving for PS500 club", of which I am also a member.

Thanks. We should join and ask Grado for a wholesale price biggrin.gif

post #8441 of 21246
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Originally Posted by orangecr View Post

Thanks. We should join and ask Grado for a wholesale price biggrin.gif

Count me in.  Seriously- maybe we can get a wholesale price with a group buy?  I've heard of stranger things happening

post #8442 of 21246
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Originally Posted by orangecr View Post

.... saving pennies for a pair of RS1i or PS500 (I guess PS500is by the time I am done).

Try the RS1i! It is smoothness personified. Love mine more every day.
post #8443 of 21246

The more I think about it, the more I believe I will not be satisfied until I try the GS1000 i's.  Something about them is calling to me...

post #8444 of 21246
Decided im buying a ps1000 next. I hope to hear it again soon before i do. Just gotta see if the bass still has that nice texture and decay that i really like from the rs1i.

If not ill just rebuy rs1i
post #8445 of 21246

Grado is the best

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