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post #151 of 230
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

listening to adele right now with my sr-325 to try them out. i love them, they sound very open and airy when they need to. they sound full and open, like hearing a nice pair of speakers biggrin.gif

 

definitely bright, but smooth, not like people usually describe them.



Yeah I definitely don't think they're too bright.  They've got a very magical sound.  I've had them for over a year now so its not just a "fad" of being impressed by they're colored sound.  As time goes on I like them even more and realize how many things they do right.  VERY open for sure

 

If I'm really feeling my HD650s it does take a few minutes to adjust, and only then to the Grados sound bright to me, but once I am adjusted its sonic bliss!


Edited by DivergeUnify - 1/18/12 at 9:11pm
post #152 of 230

yeah the 325 where my second pair of headphones after the hd 650s.

post #153 of 230
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

yeah the 325 where my second pair of headphones after the hd 650s.



Its a really great combo.  Opposite sounds, without sacrificing dem sexy mids

post #154 of 230
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Originally Posted by DivergeUnify View Post



Its a really great combo.  Opposite sounds, without sacrificing dem sexy mids



+1

post #155 of 230
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I would definitely argue that the HD650s are NOT 3x better than the SR-80s. Better, sure, but not 3X.

 

FWIW, neither are the RS1s 3X better than the SR-80s.



Yea it's more like seven or eight times bettertongue_smile.gif The sr80i's have a special place in my heart, to hate them.

post #156 of 230
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Yeah I definitely don't think they're too bright.  They've got a very magical sound.  I've had them for over a year now so its not just a "fad" of being impressed by they're colored sound.  As time goes on I like them even more and realize how many things they do right.  VERY open for sure

 

If I'm really feeling my HD650s it does take a few minutes to adjust, and only then to the Grados sound bright to me, but once I am adjusted its sonic bliss!


I feel people that say the Higher end grado's are too bright are the people that have yet to hear them. Base there "opinions" on what other people who have not heard them or heard only the low end models on a bad source say.

 

post #157 of 230

 

 

 Cheers to that ~ 325i + hd650 is the best middle tier 'combo of difference' I can think of.

 

 No genre or material you cannot cross effectively with those two assuming source and amplification

 are up to task. Eg, amp that has a low output impedance for the Grado and yet enough voltage swing

 for the HD650.

 

 

post #158 of 230
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

 

 Cheers to that ~ 325i + hd650 is the best middle tier 'combo of difference' I can think of.

 

 No genre or material you cannot cross effectively with those two assuming source and amplification

 are up to task. Eg, amp that has a low output impedance for the Grado and yet enough voltage swing

 for the HD650.

 

 



 

WA6SE?

post #159 of 230
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WA6SE?



 Heck even a basic WA6 dishes up the goods there, just flip between the low and high gain at the back when switching between 325i and HD650

post #160 of 230
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 Heck even a basic WA6 dishes up the goods there, just flip between the low and high gain at the back when switching between 325i and HD650



 

i always use the high out of the WA6-SE

post #161 of 230

Since we're on the topic, I'll take this opportunity for the thousandth time to ask whats a good amp that will power both of those cans, that won't degrade sound quality.  Looking for amp/preamp combos.  Something in the pricerange of E7E9( could even be that combo), 300 max? :D

post #162 of 230

I'm digging the Little Dot MKII with my RS2's so I feel that it would power the 325is heh, as for the 650's it powers them quite nice. NOT as well as a spendy amplifier but pretty nicely. My and a fellow head-fier have also noticed that the MKII has a great sound stage to it even with closed headphones versus his amplifier that sounds....almost closed off.

post #163 of 230

Is the Littledot DAC II a good combo?  Its apparently an amp and DAC. $289 bucks

 

Actually can someone just confirm that if I ordered an NFB 12 I would receive it?  How broken the english is on their site scares me, but thats the amp I would probably pull the trigger on based on price/performance from what I've been reccomended


Edited by DivergeUnify - 1/18/12 at 11:33pm
post #164 of 230

To be honest though my main reason for selling Grado is lack of bass extension and very uneven treble quality compared to the LCD-2 (and the LCD-2 is in turn not known for great treble...)  

To me the tonality with acoustic instruments was a little off also, but of course tonality is not important for rock music.

Unfortunately my audio descriptive vocabulary was pretty lacking at the time I owned both of these pairs but to be honest the Grado sounds pretty unrefined and compromised for the price.

IMO RS1i does crunchy, guitars and percussion with excellent PRAT but just doesn't sound like $700 level headphone.  SR325 is probably more on the money at its price point. 

I would only recommend the RS1i if you are a massive electric guitar fiend and don't mind the other shortcomings and questionable value.

In the end I chose LCD-2 because it delivered all the energy rock needs (save for crunchy guitars) without the shortcomings of the RS1i.  

 

post #165 of 230
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Is the Littledot DAC II a good combo?  Its apparently an amp and DAC. $289 bucks

 

Actually can someone just confirm that if I ordered an NFB 12 I would receive it?  How broken the english is on their site scares me, but thats the amp I would probably pull the trigger on based on price/performance from what I've been reccomended

wow....I wish that combo had been that price when I bought mine......There website is just fine, it is china based but I know quite a few people that have bought from them.
 

 

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