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I bet you're a metalhead, lol




Grado isn't just for metal smily_headphones1.gif In fact I don't like or listen to hard rock smily_headphones1.gif Modded sr60 is still my headphone of choice.

To the OP, glad you are enjoying your grado headphones, they sure are fun and taste like mac n cheese.

hey man how do you like your amp for your modded grado's? I really wanna get a tube amp soon and am looking at the headfi and LD1+
 

 

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hey man how do you like your amp for your modded grado's? I really wanna get a tube amp soon and am looking at the headfi and LD1+
 

 


I've been very much enjoying it, I think I've had it for around 3 months now. After doing many tests between sound card and ef2a It seems to bring more clarity to the high end, increase seperation and layering, give the mids some more clarity, and give a nice bit of weight to the low end. The 2 most noticeable things to me are how much layers it gives the music, It really creates an enveloped experience, and the high end sounds a lot better.

I cannot speak for the LD1+ many people with Grado go for it and their responses are favorable, either way I think you are making a good choice smily_headphones1.gif

The ef2a is better than the nuforce udac which ended up breaking on me, I also got it for $120 so I got a great deal on it.
post #18 of 135

i was rocking my Grado SR80s for about 3-4 years and really enjoyed them. After the cord broke for like the third time, i decided to try some other headphone manufacturers, and i have been really happy with the other sets i've gotten. I'm in love with both the Sennheiser HD555s and the Koss KSC75s. The Shure SRH440s sound quite good too, and are the best-built, but they are heavy compared to the other sets, so i don't wear them much.

 

as for the Grados, i dug them, and i'm not a metal-head.


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post #19 of 135

There is nothing like a Grado, so if you love it, there is no substitute!

But having said that, I am in the process of acquiring a ESW10 because they are said to be a closed Grado RS1.  I currently have the ESW9 and to me, they're a warmer closed version of Grado RS1, almost like a Grado RS1 with flats.  I'm assuming the ESW10 will be like a Grado RS1 with bowls.

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hey man how do you like your amp for your modded grado's? I really wanna get a tube amp soon and am looking at the headfi and LD1+
 

 




I've been very much enjoying it, I think I've had it for around 3 months now. After doing many tests between sound card and ef2a It seems to bring more clarity to the high end, increase seperation and layering, give the mids some more clarity, and give a nice bit of weight to the low end. The 2 most noticeable things to me are how much layers it gives the music, It really creates an enveloped experience, and the high end sounds a lot better.

I cannot speak for the LD1+ many people with Grado go for it and their responses are favorable, either way I think you are making a good choice smily_headphones1.gif

The ef2a is better than the nuforce udac which ended up breaking on me, I also got it for $120 so I got a great deal on it.

I think I will just get the ef2a since it includes a DAC as well and with a LD1+ I'd have to buy a udac. DId you have to construct it yourself? Do they come prebuilt? Thanks man for your time
 

 

post #21 of 135

Yay for Grado! Take it from me, if you are digging the 80i right now as much as you are, the 225i should be the tastiest dang thing you've ever had biggrin.gif

post #22 of 135

Well this is fitting, a Grado thread (among the countless) and I just purchased my first set of Grados a couple minutes ago! I'm pretty damn excited since this is my first higher-end open headphone besides my beloved ksc 75s.  I'm expecting the SR-225's from a fellow head-fier however, they've been modded using dampening material put on the drivers (dynamat I believe) and he/she said it helps with sibilance in the highs and it tames their aggression in that range. I was originally looking for an original, unmodded version but went for the plunge on the great price. So my questions are: does anyone have experience with this mod or a similar mod and if so, do you think I'll still experience that wonderful Grado 'tasty' flavor? :P

post #23 of 135

I'm gonna guess yes. While the highs are a definite factor in the Grado sound, its the ridiculous midrange thats so special IMHO. From what I have read you should be fine. 

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I'm gonna guess yes. While the highs are a definite factor in the Grado sound, its the ridiculous midrange thats so special IMHO. From what I have read you should be fine. 



Yeah I hope the sound sig is not altered too much, but I'm not worried. Can't wait.

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Yeah I hope the sound sig is not altered too much, but I'm not worried. Can't wait.


If the 225 is anything like the 225(i), you should be in for a treat. They sound phenomenal with all kinds of rock. Do you listen to rock?

 

post #26 of 135

Definitely - Nirvana, Hole, Chili Peppers, INXS, Depeche Mode, you name it I listen to it. smily_headphones1.gif I listen to all genres so I'm excited to hear how these sound with any of them but yeah, can't wait to especially hear guitars and vocals on these.

post #27 of 135
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Definitely - Nirvana, Hole, Chili Peppers, INXS, Depeche Mode, you name it I listen to it. smily_headphones1.gif I listen to all genres so I'm excited to hear how these sound with any of them but yeah, can't wait to especially hear guitars and vocals on these.

Sweetness. Let us know what you think once you get 'em!
 

 

post #28 of 135

Absolutely!!

post #29 of 135
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I think I will just get the ef2a since it includes a DAC as well and with a LD1+ I'd have to buy a udac. DId you have to construct it yourself? Do they come prebuilt? Thanks man for your time
 

 


They come prebuilt, I bought mine used, I think the retail is around $170. Enjoy Tell me what you think when you get it smily_headphones1.gif
post #30 of 135
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 I got Grado SR 80..

 

and..wow i love the sound alot...

 

sound is so tasty...i love it....

 

i really... like it..

 

so i ordered sr 60 for the portable usage..

 

and im about to buy sr 225...

 

I'm sure i will collect every single grado headphones...

 

You should just go for a used RS-1 (or maybe HF-1/2) evil_smiley.gif.  It really does improve on everything in the lower models and since you'll end up there anyways it will be cheaper to just skip everything in between.  Funny thing, I was trying out an HE-500 last week and my wife preferred the RS-1..   

 

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