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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

bought the little shaft collar thingies for my ps1000s. these are awesome!!! now the cups don't slide down, and i bought an extra pair so i can get rid of the little black rubber thingies as well. biggrin.gif

 

 

Nice looking headphones you got there!!!  Chrome is very nice.  Must get some of those collars for my phones, also.

post #8852 of 17420
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

MOAR POWER!!!!!!!

 

Yeah, what you are describing is why I choose to over-power when I can. Voltage and current do wonderful things with transducers!

 

I just got done listening to 'Birds of Fire' by the Mahavishnu Orchestra on my 225i's.  Heck of an experience.  Now, they are a bit lean in the bass, but the level of detail from $200 cans is impressive. The interplay between Jan Hammer and John McGlaughlin is as good as I have ever heard on any transducer- speaker or headphone.  And the Grado's do wonderful things with percussion

 

 I'm also tweaking JRiver, and am upsampling to output 96K.  Jury's out as to if that makes a difference, but I did not hear anything wrong with it.  I will upgrade to version 19, which can convert all audio files to DSD.

 

At that point, I am having second thoughts about getting an Oppo BDP-105 for graduation, and may stick to the 103. I think the flexibility of JRiver is just that good, and the savings will buy a lot of music

the voltage and current tighten everything up, make it snappy !
and as a preamp for my speakers(psb ps1) waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the fiio, the tubes are in the circuit,

i tried messing with the sampling, i ended up leaving it native rate

post #8853 of 17420

Just popping into this thread to show my apprciation for Grado too! I have been using SR60i cans for a few years, and they were amazing compared so many other head phones

 

Then last weekend I tried their RS2i headphones and hot damn, I was like I'm buying these they sounded that amazing. My girlfriend tried them and thought they weren't even on and my monitor speakers were on. 


Running them though a Fiio E17 and at home a E09K
 

post #8854 of 17420
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


lol, look on my profile, anything but the lyr just about i'll listen to any offer, i briefly had a listing for the explorer on, and a guy made an offer, i made a counter offer haven't heard back in over 24 hrs, i'm gonna give him the rest of the day

i don't NEED any of the other amps, g3, e09k, LD I+ (i'm leaning to keeping it for a while)

as you can see, i'm in "flux" lol

 


I'm good on amps for now. (saving for a Taboo MK III) I'd strongly advise you to keep the little dot if you like to fiddle... its a great little amp that can be modded easily (have you rolled an op amp?) and the amount of tubes to try is crazy!

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My introduction to Grado-land was the SR80. These were broken after a few years, and I moved on to an MS1 by Alessandro run through a Little Dot MK III.  Badly mixed or sourced music sounds bad, everything else sounds quite nice. I spent 25 years away from audiophile headphones, and must say that cans are a much more intimate listening environment in which it is easier to find and appreciate details.

 

For the spoken word, folk, world, acoustic jazz and classical that I listen to I think that an open back design is optimal. I was listening to "Moola Mantra" a month ago, and caught the percussionist _almost_ making a mistake, catching it and fixing it without more than a very slight pause. I know that wasn't audible with my speaker system or low-fidelity headphones. The sound stage of the Grado-verse matches my listening preferences, and I can hardly wait to hear how my Martin-built Turbulent X phones will further reveal my music.

 

Good starting points for Grados would include Steeleye Span, Niyaz, Dar Williams, Anne Hills, Maddy Pryor, Union Station, Joan Baez and Lucinda Williams. Most of Bach's works are a decided win for these cans as is spoken word or audio drama. .

post #8856 of 17420
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

 


I'm good on amps for now. (saving for a Taboo MK III) I'd strongly advise you to keep the little dot if you like to fiddle... its a great little amp that can be modded easily (have you rolled an op amp?) and the amount of tubes to try is crazy!


i will hang on to the little dot i'm sure, the wife cut me some slack, and she is happy that i love the lyr, she's been hearing me talk about it so much

no, haven't really modded yet, thats why i was originally going to keep the g3 when i got the little dot, to practice on

so the only thing that probably not get much listening time, is the fiio ,

post #8857 of 17420
After a day, my Grado sound much awesome and loving the brighter signature and they are really unforgiving! Tested it with some mp3 file and sibilants are pretty noticeable redface.gif

Tried removing the pads and listen to the sound with my hand pushing it away from my ears to avoid it touching my ears and it sound ted brighter, cleaner is it how it suppose to sound like with the Quater mod?

Billson biggrin.gif
post #8858 of 17420
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


"Until you’ve heard a headphone amp that’ll do 40V p-p into 32 ohms, you haven’t lived." !!! (from the schiit website)

seriously, i've just listened for about 45 minutes , there is plenty of control over the volume, seems normal , what's not normal, or at least i was unprepared

control of the bass, DYNAMIC, PRAT, gobs of it, now its a hybrid, it blows the LD1+ away, and its killer, wanna buy a little dot ?? lol

serious, i do need to sell some ( i now have 4 amps, 2 dacs), i'm relatively sure it WONT be the lyr

Hey Jay! Sounds like you really like the lyric. That's really interesting since there have been a number of comments how the lyr isn't really designed efficient HPs....will have to file that in my memory banks...what little is left normal_smile%20.gif

post #8859 of 17420
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Hey Jay! Sounds like you really like the lyric. That's really interesting since there have been a number of comments how the lyr isn't really designed efficient HPs....will have to file that in my memory banks...what little is left normal_smile%20.gif


i love the lyr !

well, if you look at the specs , i'd say yeah, the lyr is for big hard to drive phones, it puts out 6 watts !

but in emails with jason stoddard, when i was inquiring about the vahalla, he said asgard 2 or even better the lyr

now i haven't heard the a2, i have heard the magni, and the magni is supposed to be similar

i'd say the lyr's sound is bigger,faster cleaner, with a tad of tube warmth on the side ! lol

the current and voltage it provides make the ps500 sound way better

 

oh, and its dead silent, no noise, blacker than the little dot, i still love the little dot, and plan to keep it


Edited by jaywillin - 8/22/13 at 3:34am
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here's the newest addition warming up !

post #8861 of 17420
Nice! put on some B.B. and enjoy wink.gif
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Nice! put on some B.B. and enjoy wink.gif


and let the good times roll !!

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I just received my first set of Grado's (SR60's, not i) which I only paid $28 for and they are AWESOME!  Clear, crisp, love the mids, I think the hi's are just right, and the bass is tight and just right.  I like bass and I think these have just the right amount of bass but, more importantly, it's the quality of the bass. And that's stock.  Bottom line...I like the Grado sound.  It's fun and lively. My Brainwavz HM5's sound boring now.  I thought all this Grado love was just hype, but I'm a fan.  Needs a new cord though...

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Originally Posted by aiaosu View Post

I just received my first set of Grado's (SR60's, not i) which I only paid $28 for and they are AWESOME!  Clear, crisp, love the mids, I think the hi's are just right, and the bass is tight and just right.  I like bass and I think these have just the right amount of bass but, more importantly, it's the quality of the bass. And that's stock.  Bottom line...I like the Grado sound.  It's fun and lively. My Brainwavz HM5's sound boring now.  I thought all this Grado love was just hype, but I'm a fan.  Needs a new cord though...

Congrats....and welcome aboard!

post #8865 of 17420

Hi,

 

I am planning to upgrade my HPs. I got ath m50s right now and planning to have my Grados. I have tried the sr325 as well as gs1000. but I am still new to this hobby and thinking how can i fully maximize these HPs by having the right amps/DACs. That's keep me undecided on upgrading but I really do like the Grados when i tested it. I usually listens to alternative/metal/edm music.

Any suggestions/help will do.

 

Thanks guys!

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