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post #9916 of 18147
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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 #9917 of 18147

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 #9918 of 18147
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 #9919 of 18147
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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 #9920 of 18147
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.
post #9921 of 18147

Ear Zonk G-Cush pads on their way to me eventually :D

post #9922 of 18147

rocking the L-cushed 500 tonight, listening to some blues and jazz

post #9923 of 18147

And the only other Alabamian on head-fi is rockin his woodied 225s with taped L cushes!

post #9924 of 18147
hi hi, everybody very new here. used to have a pair of senn hd 280 pros but never had the chance to properly drive them before they were stolen. just recently got a pair of SR 80i's and already doing some mods. so far i have them fitted with beyer pads and looking to get those drivers into some mahogany cups.

recently one of the half ring holders detached from the metal peg. i COULD just glue it back but i think i'll replace the headband with the sony MDR-7506 band.
post #9925 of 18147
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Originally Posted by kidkardona View Post

hi hi, everybody very new here. used to have a pair of senn hd 280 pros but never had the chance to properly drive them before they were stolen. just recently got a pair of SR 80i's and already doing some mods. so far i have them fitted with beyer pads and looking to get those drivers into some mahogany cups.

recently one of the half ring holders detached from the metal peg. i COULD just glue it back but i think i'll replace the headband with the sony MDR-7506 band.

Welcome, I have the SR80i, and I purchased the Vibrolabs (classic) mahogany wooden cups for them and they are$110.00, sometimes less on eBay, they are really nice looking cup. Also if you are unaware, try the Grado (L) cushions with the 80's, they sound great!!!

BTW, the drivers must be liberated to fit into these cups, if you are interested in them.

post #9926 of 18147
i've found the mahogany cups for $95 but vibro labs had them listed as backordered. i honestly don't have any soldering experience otherwise i would have considered these ebony cups. http://bit.ly/H2krHK
post #9927 of 18147
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

And the only other Alabamian on head-fi is rockin his woodied 225s with taped L cushes!

looooooved my 225's taped !

post #9928 of 18147
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

looooooved my 225's taped !

I still looooove mine taped.

 

In other news, and OT, I am currently evaluating the Alpha Dogs.  total, and I mean total opposite of the 225i's.  Except the soundstage is similar.

post #9929 of 18147

anyone have some modded grados for sale? Preferably around or under 250 or so.

post #9930 of 18147

can someone compare magnum v 4's with grado's?

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