Hi guys, today I have a chance to auditioned a pair of grado sr80 (non-i version), and I prefer its sound to my mspro.
I spend most of time listen to rock/metal music, what I love about sr80s is their agressive treble, it makes rock/metal music really engaging, the highs of mspro sounds too tamed compared to sr80.
Also, I am using an ipod and a pico amp to drive my headpones, the SQ improvement from sr80 to mspro doesn't worth the extra 500+ dollars to me (I belive if I use a better source the improvement would be much bigger, but at the moment I have no plan to buy a desktop source & amp)
I have two choices: either selling my mspro and then buy a pair of sr225i/sr325is or trade my mspro for a pair of rs1i.
From what I've read, sr225i is an upgrade from sr80i, and I also want to take sr325is into my consideration because it has hottest treble of all grado line-up, but I am afraid grado "upgrade itch" will eventully leads me to rs1i.
OTOH, some folks said grado tame the treble on rs1is, and they sound different from other grados, I am a "TREBLE LOVER" so these comments makes me hesitate to trade my mspro for rs1i.
Any suggestions and information would be much appriciated.