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post #9886 of 33005
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

Thanks Wayne

 

I'm actually really surprised with the tonality.  i guess i was expecting something a little brighter.  To me, there are really smooth - and so articulate.  Should have jumped some time ago - but these were definitely worth the wait!

:gs1000smile:

post #9887 of 33005
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

Thanks Wayne

 

I'm actually really surprised with the tonality.  i guess i was expecting something a little brighter.  To me, there are really smooth - and so articulate.  Should have jumped some time ago - but these were definitely worth the wait!

 

Exactly.  In most of life's situations, good things do come to those who wait.

post #9888 of 33005

For some reason I can't use the quote function with my laptop, but this post is in response to wje's.

 

I have the non ''i'' version of the GS1000, and as I have said before, I think that they have THE widest soundstage of any headphones that Grado has ever made. But, they're is a price to pay for that big soundstage, and it's resessed mids, John Grados once said. you can't have a big soundstage and midrange proximity. Regarding their bass extension, I find it adequate, in fact, In my opinion, the only Grados currently produced that have more bass extension, are the PS500, GS1000i and the PS1000. As for treble, it is very extended and can be a little overbearing with some brighter recordings.

 

In the end, I think that it's always a question of synergy, that's why I always take other peoples opinion with a grain of salt, and I invite them to do the same with mine, they're are simply too many variables, (different hearing, sound systems, recordings, tastes                                                                           ), to pull any definitive conclusions about headphones or any other components.

post #9889 of 33005

not exactly a grado question, but some of you guys may have iphones or ipods

my stepson(16) has a iphone 4, and uses it as his mp3 player, listening to either his earbuds

or headphones straight out of the phone.

since we are giving hime some akg550's (that i'm trading my ms2's) for christmas, i was thinking

we might also include a portable, and cheap headphone amp too,

i want something cheap, but decent, and portable, battery powered

price under a $100

just some ideas i've come up with, are one of those little mint tin jobs, ,

or a fiio e07k, which i'm kinda leaning toward because he could also

use it as a dac/amp combo with his computer

or as portable amp for his phone, how do those sound, and does anyone

have any other suggestions ??

post #9890 of 33005
I have the e10 and e17 and I think both are great. You won't fimd anything better for that price.
post #9891 of 33005

JDS cMoyBB would be a fun one for him to have. It has the bass boost, too. (start at $59 and go up to $80)

post #9892 of 33005
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I have the e10 and e17 and I think both are great. You won't fimd anything better for that price.

E17!

post #9893 of 33005
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

not exactly a grado question, but some of you guys may have iphones or ipods

my stepson(16) has a iphone 4, and uses it as his mp3 player, listening to either his earbuds

or headphones straight out of the phone.

since we are giving hime some akg550's (that i'm trading my ms2's) for christmas, i was thinking

we might also include a portable, and cheap headphone amp too,

i want something cheap, but decent, and portable, battery powered

price under a $100

just some ideas i've come up with, are one of those little mint tin jobs, ,

or a fiio e07k, which i'm kinda leaning toward because he could also

use it as a dac/amp combo with his computer

or as portable amp for his phone, how do those sound, and does anyone

have any other suggestions ??

 

This little fellow works pretty good....cost me $50

 

 

post #9894 of 33005
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

This little fellow works pretty good....cost me $50






Wow! That tin looks nice!

Don't forget about the LOD cable! smily_headphones1.gif
post #9895 of 33005
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

not exactly a grado question, but some of you guys may have iphones or ipods

my stepson(16) has a iphone 4, and uses it as his mp3 player, listening to either his earbuds

or headphones straight out of the phone.

since we are giving hime some akg550's (that i'm trading my ms2's) for christmas, i was thinking

we might also include a portable, and cheap headphone amp too,

i want something cheap, but decent, and portable, battery powered

price under a $100

just some ideas i've come up with, are one of those little mint tin jobs, ,

or a fiio e07k, which i'm kinda leaning toward because he could also

use it as a dac/amp combo with his computer

or as portable amp for his phone, how do those sound, and does anyone

have any other suggestions ?

 

Jay - why bother with an amp?  The K550 were actually designed by AKG with portable devices in mind.  They're 32 ohm and have a sensitivity of 114 dB SPL/V (highly sensitive). The iPhone4 has a very low headphone-out impedance - and is essentially very flat.  They're made for each other!  No amp required.  If you want to spend more - give him some music vouchers (I know my kids would appreciate the cans + music more than the cans + amp - especially if any difference is likely to be "nominal" to say the least ....)

post #9896 of 33005
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Jay - why bother with an amp?  The K550 were actually designed by AKG with portable devices in mind.  They're 32 ohm and have a sensitivity of 114 dB SPL/V (highly sensitive). The iPhone4 has a very low headphone-out impedance - and is essentially very flat.  They're made for each other!  No amp required.  If you want to spend more - give him some music vouchers (I know my kids would appreciate the cans + music more than the cans + amp - especially if any difference is likely to be "nominal" to say the least ....)
I was expecting the K550 can be Ashly driven by any device but it don't seem like a case! With iPhone, yes. However, my iNano 3 can't at all frown.gif
post #9897 of 33005

thanks for all the input guys !!

i really hadn't considered that the 550 really don't "need" to be amped, so thanks for that info brooko

i think we do want to get him a little something else(other family does give hime some $$$)

the cmoy in the tins have the cool factor

but, the fiio he could use with his computer and take advantage of the dac, and i've had an e10, and e09k

i'm a fan of fiio , they make great stuff

either way at least i know i'm on the right track!

post #9898 of 33005
With the K550 I had to really crank the volume up on my iPod and it still wasn't very loud...less than 80db.
post #9899 of 33005
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

With the K550 I had to really crank the volume up on my iPod and it still wasn't very loud...less than 80db.

I can't even hear anything with my iNano 3!
post #9900 of 33005
Come yo think of it, it really depended on the recording. But what I remember is that I didn't have a lot of room to work with in some cases.
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