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post #121 of 135
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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. :)


I've never had the opportunity to check out some grados.  I'm not even sure why;  I just never set it as a priority listen.  I keep wandering into all these "show off your mods" threads and am getting a serious itch to buy a pair.

 

post #122 of 135

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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.
 

 


 

Honestly, I don't feel the need to try the 325's now that I have the MS Pro's :P

post #123 of 135
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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.
 

 


 

Honestly, I don't feel the need to try the 325's now that I have the MS Pro's :P



Are the MS Pro's really similar to the RS-1is?

post #124 of 135
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Are the MS Pro's really similar to the RS-1is?


Not from the comparative impressions given in many, many older posts. General consensus, and I'm always happy to hear otherwise, is that the RS1 is more likely to appeal to a wider range of people. I'd still like to own the Ms-PROs though - like many things on Head-Fi, I'd be surprised if the differences are as marked as some would have us believe. Without hearing them, thats purely my uneducated opinion - do a search and you will find a lot of threads containing comparisons.

 

post #125 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.

I respectfully disagree. I don't find the 225i to be shrill in the least. The 80i have a more offensive high end by quite a bit, and I still don't even find those harsh. Everybody's ears are different though.
 

 

post #126 of 135
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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.
 

 


 

Honestly, I don't feel the need to try the 325's now that I have the MS Pro's :P


oh yea hahah I didn't know you got those!

 

post #127 of 135

Ok, I got the Beyer T5p and the LCD2 yesterday, and today I got the HD800. So you would think that buying these 3 superheadphones would somehow make me fall out of love with Grado. But I just can't.

After listening to the HD800 and then I put on a really really old SR60 and the SR60 just sound so right to me.

What's wrong with me?????

Sigh....so much money wasted...I'm selling the LCD2 tomorrow...

post #128 of 135
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I think my ears are about medium. The 225i sat on my ears, not surrounded them. I don't see how that tiny bowl could surround adult sized ears though. If it helps, I've worn Denon, Senn, Audio Technica, and Beyer headphones and they all comfortably envelop my ears.

 

 



Hmm... I don't think I have "small" ears... and the bowls fit around my ears. If my ears are small, then my roommates ears are tiny.

post #129 of 135
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Ok, I got the Beyer T5p and the LCD2 yesterday, and today I got the HD800. So you would think that buying these 3 superheadphones would somehow make me fall out of love with Grado. But I just can't.

After listening to the HD800 and then I put on a really really old SR60 and the SR60 just sound so right to me.

What's wrong with me?????

Sigh....so much money wasted...I'm selling the LCD2 tomorrow...


 

I mean you own an MS-Pro so I'm not surprised that you love Grado as much as any man should, but REALLY, the LCD-2, touted as king of headphones?

 

You and I have to have a chat man haha. I was planning a blind DT-880 600ohm purchase but uhh...

 

post #130 of 135
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Ok, I got the Beyer T5p and the LCD2 yesterday, and today I got the HD800. So you would think that buying these 3 superheadphones would somehow make me fall out of love with Grado. But I just can't.

After listening to the HD800 and then I put on a really really old SR60 and the SR60 just sound so right to me.

What's wrong with me?????

Sigh....so much money wasted...I'm selling the LCD2 tomorrow...


Not sure if you made the same set of mistakes I made, but a lot of times, a few days or even weeks listening to headphones won't allow you to really appreciate them. I'm not saying that after a few months that the HD800's will magically sound amazing, rather its like training your ears. 

 

I love my grados (RS1, SR 125, and yes I do prefer the SR 125 over the 60/80/225/325.. dunno why) but they are also the easiest to love. Grados are in your face, loud, brash, and overall an exciting bunch of headphones. Other headphones are more subtle and difficult to describe unless you've experienced them. This is certainly true for the sennheiser line and most recently, what I can tell from the Audio Technica Line. 

 

When I started listening to headphones I pretty much bought the top of the line and mind you I was lucky because top of the line was a $350 headphone (HD 650) and so I got the hd650, akg k701, dt 880, dt770, denon d5000's etc... you name it and I bought it. Tried them out and while I could tell a difference between the headphones, I knew that I preferred my sr125's over a majority of them partly because I was ignorant. For the next couple of years, I began to just pick up one set of headphones and listened to them for months. And instead of just noticing, "Oh the bass is nice and full, or its muddy and the highs are soo shrill my ears hurt," I also began to notice differences in the songs I listened to. Different headphones not only had particular signatures (bass heavy/light etc...) but they also tended to have a difference in what I can only describe as presentation (what most would call dynamics and visualization/imaging). They also had differences in clarity and "depth" or breadth of sound. I'm still having a hard time really describing it all, but eventually that knowledge translated to everything I listened to. It didn't matter if I was listening to a pair of crappy speakers or if I was listening to a pair of d7000's, I was then able to detect larger differences in their ability to reproduce music rather than just hearing their frequency response. And after some time I did a comparison with my grados and other headphones. I've found that my grados are not as clear as some of the other headphones and I can have difficulties with dynamics with the grados and they are pretty bad when it comes to imaging, but they are fun and my SR 125's get the most use/abuse because I also use them for guitar practice since they have the most faithful reproduction of guitar effects and that grunge style. 

 

My suggestion is to really see if you can learn from the headphones that you have, since you appear to have the top of the line. Dont focus on the individual headphones, rather focus on what each headphone is able to teach you about the different things incorporated in sound, you'll be richer for it. Good luck

 

 

 

post #131 of 135
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More than a year since i purchased my first grado..

 

And grado phones are still my favourite!

post #132 of 135

My grados get significantly more play time than my others. Now that I'm used to the warm signature on the sr325is, the Q701 sound too bright on some tracks. Now I want to believe that the burn-in process is real so I've been keeping the Qs running in the background.


Edited by talisman42 - 10/3/12 at 3:16pm
post #133 of 135
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I have 2 grados (80, 60) and 2 AKGs (172hd, 142hd), and have to agree that usage time on GRADO is much longer....

 

Most of time, I use grado unless I am in the situation for closed headphones...

post #134 of 135
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Originally Posted by Nick01 View Post

Ok, I got the Beyer T5p and the LCD2 yesterday, and today I got the HD800. So you would think that buying these 3 superheadphones would somehow make me fall out of love with Grado. But I just can't.

 

I think that one thing you'll find true with Grado fans...you may get other headphones and you may even use them more...but no matter what, you can not replace your Grados, at least in your heart. You will always love them and nothing can change that.

post #135 of 135

14-month necro bump? gg

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