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post #9706 of 18147
I decided to take my sr80 with me to work instead of my athm50 since I'm in a real hotel instead of camp

I'm already glad I did, the 50's are a great can (and super durable and isolating) but my typical album before bed has been much more satisfying. I just like these little grados! Maybe I shouldn't get the rs1 since they'd sit unused for 10 months a year like my beloved he400's...
post #9707 of 18147
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

I decided to take my sr80 with me to work instead of my athm50 since I'm in a real hotel instead of camp

I'm already glad I did, the 50's are a great can (and super durable and isolating) but my typical album before bed has been much more satisfying. I just like these little grados! Maybe I shouldn't get the rs1 since they'd sit unused for 10 months a year like my beloved he400's...

How do you carry your Grado? The cables are so thick and long! It's thicker than my Macbook's charger (excluding the extension cord)! Or you put it inside a case?
post #9708 of 18147
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

How do you carry your Grado? The cables are so thick and long! It's thicker than my Macbook's charger (excluding the extension cord)! Or you put it inside a case?

I just wrapped the cable around the phones and put them in my headphone bag (that came with my he400's) along with my amp and iPod. Once they are in my room they stay there, I don't carry them around.

They certainly aren't going to be as durable as the m50 but I hope they can handle some minor abuse...
post #9709 of 18147

It's Monday.  The Aune tube DAC will be arriving, as will the Zonk Grado pads (3x L-Cush, 1x - G-cush).  I know a few people have tried them and had some fit issues as well as a few other items of concern.  However, I'm in the mood to try them out and how they are.

 

Now, the question is.  Do I feel the flu coming on, so I could take a sick day from work?  Or, do I go to work and think about what is waiting at home?  Decisions.  Decisions.

post #9710 of 18147
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Yeah, I know....but we figured for about $200 we can get a 2nd hand 325i

 

I owned the 325 before, and for me personally I feel that it is the best bang for the buck Grado headphone, besides the SR60 and SR80.......as the build quality is quite a step up and it can be had for around $200 used.

 

My son also adored how aggressive it was, when I owned it.......I also quite enjoyed the aggressiveness in your face style of it....matter of fact, I enjoyed that the most about it.

 

I think of it as the AC/DC of the Grados....no ballads allowed!  Just hard, aggressive in your face , no non sense cans.

 

I see! said the blind man

post #9711 of 18147

All I can add is that the SR325is is by far my favorite headphone.. period. Now that may change once I get the RS1i but for now that is it for me. Still somewhat fascinated by the PS500, but every time I see that FR curve on Headroom's website I start second guessing myself and everybody that says it is so good. Maybe someday.

post #9712 of 18147

^I don't think Grados were meant to be measured, but rather enjoyed!:smile: 

post #9713 of 18147
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

All I can add is that the SR325is is by far my favorite headphone.. period. Now that may change once I get the RS1i but for now that is it for me. Still somewhat fascinated by the PS500, but every time I see that FR curve on Headroom's website I start second guessing myself and everybody that says it is so good. Maybe someday.

 

As to the PS-500 with the L-Cush pads, I'm not as impressed.  But, where it really starts to shine is with the G-cush pads. 

post #9714 of 18147
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

^I don't think Grados were meant to be measured, but rather enjoyed!smile.gif  
Indeed! When I was reading Grado graphs back then before I got my Grado, my thought was like EWWW I will stay away from this headphone! But who knows! When I first put them on the headphone, I didn't go back to my mellowish IEM XD

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #9715 of 18147
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

^I don't think Grados were meant to be measured, but rather enjoyed!:smile: 

agree !

post #9716 of 18147
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

As to the PS-500 with the L-Cush pads, I'm not as impressed.  But, where it really starts to shine is with the G-cush pads. 

before the rs1i i would switch between the Land the G , depending on the music i'm listening too

now, having the rs1i, the g cush stays on the 500 more and more

post #9717 of 18147
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

It's Monday.  The Aune tube DAC will be arriving, as will the Zonk Grado pads (3x L-Cush, 1x - G-cush).  I know a few people have tried them and had some fit issues as well as a few other items of concern.  However, I'm in the mood to try them out and how they are.

 

Now, the question is.  Do I feel the flu coming on, so I could take a sick day from work?  Or, do I go to work and think about what is waiting at home?  Decisions.  Decisions.

delay gratification, work today, take off tomorrow !!

post #9718 of 18147

Go to work and have a good surprise waiting for you when you get home. Might as well make the money, the day is going to pass anyway!

post #9719 of 18147
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

^I don't think Grados were meant to be measured, but rather enjoyed!:smile:

 

That was my sense auditioning and comparing the 325 with my 225 and even the Hifiman 500. Yes, I could hear subtle differences btwn the 2 Grados A to B. But if you were just to put one set on your head at home, would I notice the difference? Would I even care? I liked the HE 500 as well. Totally different. But at the end of the day, when I put on ny 225i, I don't have three HP's to sit and play around with. I have one pair. I put them on and listen and enjoy.

post #9720 of 18147
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Go to work and have a good surprise waiting for you when you get home. Might as well make the money, the day is going to pass anyway!

Yes! We all need exciting event to keep out live interesting! At here, Brunei, there's no school on Friday but there's on Sat. Thank God! We have physical education on Sat xD
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