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SR325i or HD 598 or HD 600

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

 

Hi,

Should I get:

1. Grado sr325i

2. Sen HD 598

3. Sen HD 600?

 

I mainly listen to rock like: Russian Circles, Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin.  But I also listen to music by Wax Tailor alot.  I'm not looking for massive bass, just something good for a bit of everything.

 

Thanks for reading.

post #2 of 15

Hey man, 

 

I only have experience with the 595's and the Sr80i's, but as I understand it the Grado's sound signature stays much the same and only improves as you go up the line up, so in my personal experience the Grado sound is absolutely ideal for the type of music you're interested in. 

I'm overall more fond of my 595's but when listening to Iron Maiden or Zeppelin, the only way is through the Sr80s. 

post #3 of 15

Hey looks like you're moving up the upgrade chain fairly quickly.

 

Just imagine the 325i to be a fuller, richer, more detailed and expansive version

of your SR60i.

 

The HD 598 will be a departure from that sort of up front sound.

It has a pretty nice sound stage and fairs well with classical.

 

But if you're looking to expand on the flavor you've got then

the 325i is the way to go. No comment on the HD 600 as

I have not heard it. The HD 650 is different beast altogether,

it's darker and laid back.

post #4 of 15

Sr225i

 

Great can. Better if you can save up and get the 325i. No amp needed. Grado sound

 

HD598

 

Check my signature for review. Needs a amp. Grado sound with soundstage

 

HD600

 

Needs amp like fish out of water. Very picky about amps.

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

I'm now considering just getting some wooden cups from martin custom audio.  How would these improve on the sound of my SR60s?

post #6 of 15
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I'm now considering just getting some wooden cups from martin custom audio.  How would these improve on the sound of my SR60s?



I find no changes

 

People say they change, but I've tested mine vs my friend's woodies pair. There was no sonic difference.

 

Just keep your SR60i and stop thinking of a change. You'll end up spending more money while finding yourself not noticing changes. I say that you should jump 3-4 levls up grado line. So SR325i would be the next step to you. Save up and jump. Next jump, go GS1000i

post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 

325s it is then.  thanks for all the help.

post #8 of 15
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325s it is then.  thanks for all the help.



I liked the 325i over the 225i because they had more bass and sounded more balanced to me.

 

fyi

post #9 of 15
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325s it is then.  thanks for all the help.



Now I am yet to try them myself but I doubt any Grado lover would be too disappointed if you

already love the 325i  :-

 

Marcus over at headphones.com.au (Perth based) is waiting on a shipment of the new Alessandro MS-Pro for $799AUD.

 

$200AUD down from what you would pay for an RS1 at Grado HQ in Melbourne.

post #10 of 15
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Now I am yet to try them myself but I doubt any Grado lover would be too disappointed if you

already love the 325i  :-

 

Marcus over at headphones.com.au (Perth based) is waiting on a shipment of the new Alessandro MS-Pro for $799AUD.

 

$200AUD down from what you would pay for an RS1 at Grado HQ in Melbourne.


The SR325i is about the best Grado sound you can have.

 

Then you can step up to GS1000i/PS1000 is you're nuts.

 

post #11 of 15
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The SR325i is about the best Grado sound you can have.

 

Then you can step up to GS1000i/PS1000 is you're nuts.

 




That's what the Grado guy in Melbourne told me when I bought mine, there I was trying to buy an RS2i and he

would have nothing of it! He's like the 'Soup Nazi' of Grado headphones wink_face.gif

 

So I walked out with a 325i and I'm quite happy, the GS1000i all the flagships is one that I am most curious about though.

 

 

post #12 of 15
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That's what the Grado guy in Melbourne told me when I bought mine, there I was trying to buy an RS2i and he

would have nothing of it! He's like the 'Soup Nazi' of Grado headphones wink_face.gif

 

So I walked out with a 325i and I'm quite happy, the GS1000i all the flagships is one that I am most curious about though.

 

 



The GS1000i is a poorman's PS1000

 

Good for the serious audiophile/Gradophile but might not be for the audio pro.

 

Don't get on me about Grado and pros.

 

The GS1000i seems a slight bit warmer then the PS1000 which almost sound stale as in good. But most Flagships sound boring to me.

post #13 of 15

That's what I hear, true that my SR80i's and 325i's are colored but it is pleasant to listen to.

 

Yet to hear a really pro audio 'neutral' can, but I tend to lean on the fun sound side things.

 

Not much of an example but my M50's send me to sleep. They're boring.

 

Seems to be the journey of a few people on here, they set out to find the ultimate neutral

sound and when they have it, they realise a colored can in the collection is more favored

for most listening. Audiophiles versus Pro audio types as you say.

post #14 of 15
I would recommend the 325i, but if you can get your hands on an HF2 even better.
post #15 of 15

your r rite..

i owned hd600..

they are very very very picky..

once you match them right ( right from the cable , the power suplly , tube amp, right tube (mullard).. it blows you out of your mind..in short audio nirvana

 

i  never tought hd600 could produce vocal voice with  soul like my magplanar 2.7 qr speakers ,run by conrad & threshold amp

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