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post #106 of 135

You definitely got that from the SR-60 mod thread. I've seen the drivers, they're pretty much the same construction and spec. The cable is what changes and the venting of the diaphragms is what gives it that better low end. That cable is rather expensive to product on their end by the way since it's all done in-house.
 

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See, I've read somewhere on these forums (not sure which post) that all of the drivers from the low end all the way up to the high end are actually really similar.  I'm not sure if this is entirely true or not, and you're saying it's not.  In the event that they are pretty similar, then the housing and cabling are the biggest changes, which aren't too expensive to upgrade.  And I'm thinking the only reason I would do a recable is that the stock cable annoys me with how it gets tangled all the time and I want to be able to disconnect my cable right at the headphones (I'm thinking about going with a mono jack in each earpiece).

 

 

 

I love Grado. Nothing like listening to scorching hot lead guitar with the volume up and clenching your teeth from how good the treble sounds (to me at least). Also I find that Grados sound better at lower volumes than most cans because since they're so bright, you get a lot more detail at lower volumes. My Senns are more comfortable to listen at moderate levels because of the neutrality though.

 

My heart jumped for joy when i saw the Grado article on the front page by the way. I had no idea they'll still service all your headphones past warranty! It really helps that they've more or less been making the same headphone for close to 20 years so they'll always have parts on hand!

 

 

post #107 of 135

Alright, so I think I'm trying a pair again. Which of these is best for Metal:

 

SR225i

SR325i

RS-1i

 

And what pads should I take? The 414's, L-Cush, S-cush?

 

Thanks.

post #108 of 135
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I think you'll find that the PS1K is their current flagship headphone.

 


Oh jeez, thanks for correcting my brain fart. Wish I could say that was typo.

 

post #109 of 135
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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post

Alright, so I think I'm trying a pair again. Which of these is best for Metal:

 

SR225i

SR325i

RS-1i

 

And what pads should I take? The 414's, L-Cush, S-cush?

 

Thanks.

Join the 225i club. Haha just kidding. If you have the money, why not spring for the RS-1i? 
 

 

post #110 of 135
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Join the 225i club. Haha just kidding. If you have the money, why not spring for the RS-1i? 
 

 


A few people have told me I wouldn't like them because of my experience with the T1s. Does the 325i have more bass than the 225?

 

post #111 of 135

Grado's are my type of can...but so are Ultrasone. They both have qualities I love, my K500's are more of a situational can and I could see them being God tier for mastering a CD and such excluding orthos.

post #112 of 135
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Grado's are my type of can...but so are Ultrasone. They both have qualities I love, my K500's are more of a situational can and I could see them being God tier for mastering a CD and such excluding orthos.



Grado and Ultrasone... Sounds like Denon would be your cup of tea too.

post #113 of 135

yeaaaaa, they are a bit more than I was willing to spend at the time.

post #114 of 135

I really need to pick up a pair,  even just some SR60is,  as soon as my budget allows more audio-related-spending.   Ahh the troubles of being a broke student.

post #115 of 135
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I really need to pick up a pair,  even just some SR60is,  as soon as my budget allows more audio-related-spending.   Ahh the troubles of being a broke student.



if you wait, there are a few that pop out every now and then. I just got introduced to Grados last weekend when I got a pair of SR60s. 3 days later, I got an SR80i and I know it will not stop there. Right now Im trying to figure out if I should try ultrasones because i need a pair during plane rides but im guessing i may regret it. :)

post #116 of 135
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they're supposed to be for jazz I think (I do like them with rock/metal though, but not too long)



Defo, for Jazz! The taste is sweet, punchy and authentic. Couldn't ask for anything more!  

post #117 of 135
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Defo, for Jazz! The taste is sweet, punchy and authentic. Couldn't ask for anything more!  


Yeah there is something about jazz that goes well with Grados. I just think they give a great representation of acoustic instruments, so things like the upright bass and saxophones sounds great.

 

post #118 of 135

Yeah Grados can "play" instruments pretty well haha... I prefer it to some cans double it's price no matter which model for that.... although they're really unimpressive to most non head-fi/audiophile people though. I've been dealing with that for years haha.

 

"Hey you're into headphones aren't you? Can I try those?"

 

....

 

"Oh... these are nice... *hands them back*"

post #119 of 135

SR225i's were FAR too shrill and harsh sounding to me. Vocals were actually piercing. I listen mainly to metal. Haven't tried the 325's but from what I've read they are far too bright so I doubt they would suit metal either... would go for the RS1 or the MS Pro.

 

Now I have the Alessandro MS Pro's and they're awesome.


Edited by marts30 - 6/2/11 at 3:45pm
post #120 of 135
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SR225i's were FAR too shrill and harsh sounding to me. Vocals were actually piercing. I listen mainly to metal. Haven't tried the 325's but from what I've read they are far too bright so I doubt they would suit metal either... would go for the RS1 or the MS Pro.

 

Now I have the Alessandro MS Pro's and they're awesome.

Try the 325is before you make a decision, I though what you though untill I tried them. Then I tried the RS-2....I couldent stop my self form buying the RS2 otherwise I would have hit the 325is like the fist of an angry god.
 

 

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