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post #9616 of 27741
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

 

I also am a listener of Paul Hardcastles music for years. I have 5 of his albums and although I don't  own the PS500, I do enjoy his music through my 80's, 325's and now my RS1's. Thanks for the tip on this album, I'm going to purchase it myself! 

BTW, thanks for helping me out with my interference issue with the Modi. It was interference from my cell phone, no more issue, I leave on the window sill on the other side of the room, not next to my equipment.

lol, i sent back a little bravo amp(a second one i had owned) because of intermittent noise, the first time i owned one, there was never a problem, but this second unit just kept having noise issues, i knew of the cell phone noise issue, but since i hadn't had trouble the first time

i figured it was the amp, the seller asked could it be my cell phone, i said no, it didn't happen before, he was great, gave a fast refund

then, one day in the car, i heard the same noise coming over the cars radio, my cell was right underneath the tuner

what i had forgotten, between the two bravo amps, i switch carriers, from sprint(CDMA) to at&t(GSM) hence the interference

i called the seller back, told him my mistake, we got a good laugh out of it, i offered to buy it back, or give him some sort of restocking fee, he refused, if anyone ever wants a little bravo tube amp, i've got the seller for you !

post #9617 of 27741
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Guys, how much bass impact does the SR225i compared to some more... common headphones.  Headphones I've heard really (MA900, KEF M500, MDR 7506, DT770, etc).  The SR80i's bass is just not doing it for me.  Grados are something I've simply never really got into.

 

Gracias!

 

Grado bass is detailed and accurate, but not emphasized. The most "bass-heavy" Grados would be the PS-500.

The TTVJ flats can also increase the bass "impact' but YMMV.

post #9618 of 27741
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Originally Posted by Drmark View Post

Actually just the pads, use a gentle shampoo, rinse, condition, wait 3 minutes rinse. lol.... Had to promise to give the kid my Schiit amp and DAC combo...

 

Do you recommend the use of an anti-dandruff conditioner?  Or, would a regular variety do?

 

Actually, I've heard of others in the past who soaked theirs in a bowl of water with fabrics softener.  I tried that method, and my pads smelled like flowers for over 5 months.  Plus, mine didn't appear to soften very much.

post #9619 of 27741
Can someone please try one (or all) of these songs on the sr225i:
Wont You Stay by Flow
On My Way by Flow
Black Market by Flow
post #9620 of 27741

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I know this is off topic from this thread but...here is some really nice smooth jazz to check out that I find are awesome with the Grados!

 

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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

 

Sweet.  This release from Paul Hardcastle is actually a 2-CD offering.  Lots of music.  A few songs are re-mixes of his, but a lot is all new material.  It is the best "chill" music that I've heard - even much  more than his older stuff.

 

With my Grado headphones, I've realized that I now have headphones once again that I can purely just enjoy the music with.  For the past 1.5 years, I've been on a journey to find a slap-down, bang-em-up, perfect pair of headphones.  This journey had me focused on the hardware and much less on the music.  I can now reconnect to the music and tap my hands as "air drums" while I'm listening.  Yes. My connection to music once again is that good.

post #9621 of 27741
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

lol, i sent back a little bravo amp(a second one i had owned) because of intermittent noise, the first time i owned one, there was never a problem, but this second unit just kept having noise issues, i knew of the cell phone noise issue, but since i hadn't had trouble the first time

i figured it was the amp, the seller asked could it be my cell phone, i said no, it didn't happen before, he was great, gave a fast refund

then, one day in the car, i heard the same noise coming over the cars radio, my cell was right underneath the tuner

what i had forgotten, between the two bravo amps, i switch carriers, from sprint(CDMA) to at&t(GSM) hence the interference

i called the seller back, told him my mistake, we got a good laugh out of it, i offered to buy it back, or give him some sort of restocking fee, he refused, if anyone ever wants a little bravo tube amp, i've got the seller for you !

I'm so glad this was the problem, easy to fix, not that it happened so much, but it was still annoying when it did.

post #9622 of 27741

So I just discovered this thread, and instead of chiming in on how much fun playing with my 225is and newly acquired Sr60is has been (by way of modding, recabling, etc.) I thought I'd pose a question I've asked many of friends who've owned 3-4 pairs of Grados/Alessandros:

 

If you could combine any two models from the Grado family, which would you choose?

post #9623 of 27741
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

So I just discovered this thread, and instead of chiming in on how much fun playing with my 225is and newly acquired Sr60is has been (by way of modding, recabling, etc.) I thought I'd pose a question I've asked many of friends who've owned 3-4 pairs of Grados/Alessandros:

 

If you could combine any two models from the Grado family, which would you choose?

 

Definitely my 80i's and my 325is's, which I think for the most part I pretty much did about two weeks ago when I purchased my RS1i's, but even better!

What would you choose?


Edited by joseph69 - 10/4/13 at 8:42pm
post #9624 of 27741
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

 

Definitely my 80i's and my 325is's, which I think for the most part I pretty much did about two weeks ago when I purchased my RS1i's!

What would you choose?

 

Granted I haven't heard anything higher than the MS2, I'd say the MS2 and SR225. Mellowness and thicker mid-lows of the 225swith the clarity/energy of the MS2s would be exciting!

post #9625 of 27741

I sorta already did it by putting the G-cush on the PS500's...

post #9626 of 27741
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

 

Granted I haven't heard anything higher than the MS2, I'd say the MS2 and SR225. Mellowness and thicker mid-lows of the 225swith the clarity/energy of the MS2s would be exciting!

 

I chose my 80's because of their forward crystal clear mid-range and high frequencies, and the 325's because of there slightly deeper bass, fullness and smooth rich vocals. The only other Grado/Alessandro's I've heard where an older version SR80 (non-i which was a friends), and the MS2i (which I owned), before the 325's. I'm really enjoying the RS1i's, they're everything everyone who owns/heard them described they would be.

post #9627 of 27741
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

 

I chose my 80's because of their forward crystal clear mid-range and high frequencies, and the 325's because of there slightly deeper bass, fullness and smooth rich vocals. The only other Grado/Alessandro's I've heard where an older version SR80 (non-i which was a friends), and the MS2i (which I owned), before the 325's. I'm really enjoying the RS1i's, they're everything everyone who owns/heard them described they would be.

 

My 225is are woodied and I'm curious to know how they'd match up to the RS1/RS2. Obviously they'd be a second place finisher, but it'd be interesting to compare sonic qualities.

post #9628 of 27741
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

 

My 225is are woodied and I'm curious to know how they'd match up to the RS1/RS2. Obviously they'd be a second place finisher, but it'd be interesting to compare sonic qualities.

 

Well my SR80i's have Vibrolabs (classic) wooden cups on them with (L) cushions, and in my honest opinion they DEFINITELY hold their own against the RS1i' price/performance. I've never heard the 225's so I couldn't comment.

post #9629 of 27741

Interesting...

 

Mine have 7Keys Black Walnut cups with either L cush or 414 quarter modded pads and they're what I put on when the HD650 makes my head sweat :)

post #9630 of 27741
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

So I just discovered this thread, and instead of chiming in on how much fun playing with my 225is and newly acquired Sr60is has been (by way of modding, recabling, etc.) I thought I'd pose a question I've asked many of friends who've owned 3-4 pairs of Grados/Alessandros:

 

If you could combine any two models from the Grado family, which would you choose?

 

Of the 80i, MS1i, 225i i would say the warmth of the MS1 with the detail/separation of the 225i.

 

I may have just scored a pair of MS Pros silly cheap so ask me again in a few days :smile:

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