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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Generally speaking, low impedance cans are current driven, while high impedance cans are voltage driven

 

The Little Dot I+  is specifically designed and optimized to drive low impedance headphones like Grados.

 

Low impedance headphones require high current output to sound their most dynamic and impactful, and the Little Dot I+ provides this as well as a touch of tube warmth.

 

I own the LD1+ and it is wonderful with my RS1i & SR60i...for the price, I can't recommend it enough....great little amp with the option to roll tubes and opamps....makes it a great bang for the buck.
 

Thanks for that... I was going to opt for the MKIII due to it being a newer revision, but if the LDI+ is recommended, then that is what I shall go for :)
Plus it's cheaper :D

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Great day, today!  My Voshkod tubes arrived this morning and are ready to go into my Little Dot I+ for some trial runs ... as well as the required burn-in period. Also, pictures of my little SR-60 "gems" with the pink driver mesh have been taken to show how great the shape is of these $25.00 wonders.  Also, in a picture or two, you can see the original ear pads and how faded they are.  It is indicative of the original owner using these headphones only periodically, but never taking the time to freshen them up from time-to-time with a fresh set of Grado "Comfies" for $9.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also have a slight suspicion that the following pair of Grado SR-60 headphones available on the UK Ebay site "might" be the pink edition, too.  The owner selling them is the original owner.  It might not hurt to contact the owner and have them reply back via Ebay by attaching a photo of the drivers with the ear pads removed.  If so, I think since you would be the only one "in the know" as to the drivers, it may be a great deal.  The bidding hasn't gone that high, but might still fall into a reasonable range.  This seller also has the capability of shipping worldwide and states such in the auction:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grado-Labs-Prestige-SR60-Headband-Headphones-Black-/271300216899?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item3f2ac0c843

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I'm not convinced that's a 'pink' SR60 myself ... This one, however, looks promising:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grado-Prestige-SR60-Headband-Headphones-Black-/121193674275?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item1c37b4b623

Old style box & the gimbals don't have bumps on the C shaped parts. I asked the owner what colour the mesh was (white or pink) and he said 'black'. Yours look a bit black to me in those photos ... I'd be tempted to take a punt on them if I hadn't just spent all my cash on some RS2 biggrin.gif
post #9994 of 13923
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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post

I'm not convinced that's a 'pink' SR60 myself ... This one, however, looks promising:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grado-Prestige-SR60-Headband-Headphones-Black-/121193674275?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item1c37b4b623

Old style box & the gimbals don't have bumps on the C shaped parts. I asked the owner what colour the mesh was (white or pink) and he said 'black'. Yours look a bit black to me in those photos ... I'd be tempted to take a punt on them if I hadn't just spent all my cash on some RS2 biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

Great day, today!  My Voshkod tubes arrived this morning and are ready to go into my Little Dot I+ for some trial runs ... as well as the required burn-in period. Also, pictures of my little SR-60 "gems" with the pink driver mesh have been taken to show how great the shape is of these $25.00 wonders.  Also, in a picture or two, you can see the original ear pads and how faded they are.  It is indicative of the original owner using these headphones only periodically, but never taking the time to freshen them up from time-to-time with a fresh set of Grado "Comfies" for $9.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also have a slight suspicion that the following pair of Grado SR-60 headphones available on the UK Ebay site "might" be the pink edition, too.  The owner selling them is the original owner.  It might not hurt to contact the owner and have them reply back via Ebay by attaching a photo of the drivers with the ear pads removed.  If so, I think since you would be the only one "in the know" as to the drivers, it may be a great deal.  The bidding hasn't gone that high, but might still fall into a reasonable range.  This seller also has the capability of shipping worldwide and states such in the auction:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grado-Labs-Prestige-SR60-Headband-Headphones-Black-/271300216899?pt=UK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones&hash=item3f2ac0c843

 

I can tell you that neither of them are pinks :(
Your initial mention of them got me looking for some, but sadly neither have the pink mesh :(

 

EDIT: What colour mesh are theses 60's supposed to have? White? Black?  The ones SinnottJ linked are supposed to have a black mesh on them?

 

EDIT: I didn't read sinnottj's post :P sorryyyyyy :)


Edited by SJWorne - 10/19/13 at 12:28pm
post #9995 of 13923
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

 

 

I can tell you that neither of them are pinks :(
Your initial mention of them got me looking for some, but sadly neither have the pink mesh :(

 

EDIT: What colour mesh are theses 60's supposed to have? White? Black?  The ones SinnottJ linked are supposed to have a black mesh on them?

 

EDIT: I didn't read sinnottj's post :P sorryyyyyy :)

 

You mean my pair?  They show up pink enough in the pics right?  In person, the pink is a bit more prominent.  I didn't use the flash, but natural light for the pictures, so I tried to depict them as close to real colors as possible.

post #9996 of 13923
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

You mean my pair?  They show up pink enough in the pics right?  In person, the pink is a bit more prominent.  I didn't use the flash, but natural light for the pictures, so I tried to depict them as close to real colors as possible.

No, no, sorry, I mean the ones you linked to on fleeBay! :)

post #9997 of 13923
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post

No, no, sorry, I mean the ones you linked to on fleeBay! smily_headphones1.gif

In the listing wje linked to, the seller has confirmed they have white mesh. Someone asked him the same question!
post #9998 of 13923
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

No, no, sorry, I mean the ones you linked to on fleeBay! :)

 

Oh ... OK.   It'a all good.

 

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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post


In the listing wje linked to, the seller has confirmed they have white mesh. Someone asked him the same question!

 

Thanks for the update.  There will be plenty of others that could show up as time moves along, too.  Just be patient.  I'm doing plenty of listening the the pink Grads and the RS1i to capture differences.  The pink SR-60 isn't an RS1i killer by any means.  Though, some notes regarding the signature and performance do have to be addressed and listed out for a better explanation.  While I like my RS1i, it doesn't mean that the next person wouldn't prefer the pink SR-60.  Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks.

 

I had the SR-60 Grados at work yesterday.  Late in the afternoon, I was driving them straight out of my iPod Classic as the Fiio Monte Blanc was home charging.  About an hour and a half of Amy Winehouse allowed me to capture some impressions of the tones, female vocals, etc.  What I heard, didn't have me wanting to yank the Grados off.  I'm not sure how my experience would have been with an un-modded and newer SR-60i, though.  Also, for additional testing, I'd like to pit the SR-60 pinks against the Allesandro MS1i headphones and see how something several years old would compare to the 2 year old stock MS1i headphones.

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May as well post these here also!

 

post #10000 of 13923
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Nice! I would definitely put wood cups and the (L) cushions on them. What a difference this made with my SR80i's!

I have the L cushions and I don't like them at all because I find them w way too uncomfortable. I am content with the stock cushions but that could change with wood cups.
post #10001 of 13923
Hey guys, my friend is looking for a pair if headphones for work. He really liked the sound of my SR80 but they leak too much sound. Any recomendations for a closed/semi-closed can with a similar sound? The K550 is all I can think of but it's too big and bulky for him.
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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post

In the listing wje linked to, the seller has confirmed they have white mesh. Someone asked him the same question!

T'was I that asked! smily_headphones1.gif
post #10003 of 13923
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Hey guys, my friend is looking for a pair if headphones for work. He really liked the sound of my SR80 but they leak too much sound. Any recomendations for a closed/semi-closed can with a similar sound? The K550 is all I can think of but it's too big and bulky for him.

Not going to lie but Grado SR80/60 are very hard to beat! Neither can I think of any headphone of similar sound signature other than the K550 and possibly DT880 but it needs an amp, a tube amp if possible to sound best smily_headphones1.gif

Billson
post #10004 of 13923
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Hey guys, my friend is looking for a pair if headphones for work. He really liked the sound of my SR80 but they leak too much sound. Any recomendations for a closed/semi-closed can with a similar sound? The K550 is all I can think of but it's too big and bulky for him.

Senn HD25 or Beyer DT1350
post #10005 of 13923
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Originally Posted by dwayniac View Post

I have the L cushions and I don't like them at all because I find them w way too uncomfortable. I am content with the stock cushions but that could change with wood cups.

Many of us have been there. However, have you spread open the headband a bit so it doesn't feel like your head is in a vise when you wear them?
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