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post #2716 of 3215
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post

What drivers are you talking about, what driver replaced the 2004 grado 225s?

 

Turbulent X Drivers sent from Singapore

post #2717 of 3215
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Originally Posted by Mpemba Effect View Post

 

Turbulent X Drivers sent from Singapore

The original magnum was a modified 325i driver but I'm not sure about these.

post #2718 of 3215
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

That sounds really cool actually. I might have kept the X's if mine had more bass. The clarity, detail, and separation were phenomenal, but the bass wasn't there.

 

I get that lots of folks like bass but to me there's so much bass that with the thin pads it's so overpowering that it just dominates anything I listen to. It surprises me that many people who like grados would want any more bass, let alone describe it as lacking. The only thing I can think of is maybe there's some differences in the turbulent X drivers people are getting.

post #2719 of 3215
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post

The original magnum was a modified 325i driver but I'm not sure about these.

 

Yeah, good point, It kinda went off topic from the original magnums :P

post #2720 of 3215
Grados bass quantity is just right. Even my lowely sr60i can reach low enough to reproduce clean sub bass. Its not the deepest rumble, but it's there, and it's as articulate as the source material requires. 325i, and the magnums are more than adequate for bass needs. My main draw away from Grados is because I prefer the detail and separation of my pioneers over what grado offers.

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Originally Posted by CrystalT View Post

Grados bass quantity is just right. Even my lowely sr60i can reach low enough to reproduce clean sub bass. Its not the deepest rumble, but it's there, and it's as articulate as the source material requires. 325i, and the magnums are more than adequate for bass needs. My main draw away from Grados is because I prefer the detail and separation of my pioneers over what grado offers.

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I don't really know what bass needs are or if there is such a thing, but for me....I'd like to hear whats on my Cd's.

 

I was listening to Alan Parsons Sound check CD with my grado's and then on my friends system with a subwoofer and well there's so much on the low end that you never experience. 

post #2722 of 3215
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post

I don't really know what bass needs are or if there is such a thing, but for me....I'd like to hear whats on my Cd's.

 

I was listening to Alan Parsons Sound check CD with my grado's and then on my friends system with a subwoofer and well there's so much on the low end that you never experience. 

That really is the reason anyone might be disappointed with Grado bass. I personally felt Grados had more than enough bass at one time, but then I got more familiar with some quality orthodynamic headphones. If you compare something like the HE-5LE to a Grado, it becomes very clear you're not hearing the lowest notes with Grados. If you have no point of reference like a full speaker setup or an ortho headphone, then you'd never know you were missing out. I didn't.

post #2723 of 3215
How many people really actually listen to music with sub bass that deep? My music sure doesn't have it most of the time.

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post #2724 of 3215
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post

The original magnum was a modified 325i driver but I'm not sure about these.

The original Magnums were modified Grado 325 drivers liberated and housed in a metal (not plastic) inner cup. The also featured metal gimbals with slightly thicker rods (more friction in rod blocks) to compensate for the heavier weight vs. stock 325.

 

 

ORIGINAL MAGNUM HEADPHONES = MODIFIED 325

 

The current Magnum are not modified Grado drivers and have little relation to the original Magnum product in that they are only selling drivers and not modifying headphones. As such the final product will vary based on the various components and methods (cups, cables, housings, mounting technique etc) used to make the final headphones.

 

 

CURRENT MAGNUM DRIVERS

post #2725 of 3215
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

The original Magnums were modified Grado 325 drivers liberated and housed in a metal (not plastic) inner cup. The also featured metal gimbals with slightly thicker rods (more friction in rod blocks) to compensate for the heavier weight vs. stock 325.

 

 

ORIGINAL MAGNUM HEADPHONES = MODIFIED 325

 

The current Magnum are not modified Grado drivers and have little relation to the original Magnum product in that they are only selling drivers and not modifying headphones. As such the final product will vary based on the various components and methods (cups, cables, housings, mounting technique etc) used to make the final headphones.

 

 

CURRENT MAGNUM DRIVERS

 

Well, that leads me to ask those who feel a deep & punchy bass with their X drivers, what was the materials & technics they've used to build their Magnums? & if the can, add info about sources & amps.

 

I must be missing something if I barely noticing the bass (well it sounds like it came out of a smartphone speaker).

 

Thanks

post #2726 of 3215
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Originally Posted by eyalcat View Post

 

Well, that leads me to ask those who feel a deep & punchy bass with their X drivers, what was the materials & technics they've used to build their Magnums? & if the can, add info about sources & amps.

 

I must be missing something if I barely noticing the bass (well it sounds like it came out of a smartphone speaker).

 

Thanks

That does not sound right! 

I'd seriously consider returning them to get checked or replaced, if that is an option.


Edited by parbaked - 6/22/13 at 12:16pm
post #2727 of 3215

The thing is that if I try to correct with EQ, the bass is noticed but playing with the EQ affects the sound - less clearer, might be because the EQ cancels the bit-streaming I'm using in my environment.

 

Like I wrote before, I'm waiting for a DAC/AMP that can act as a reference for testing the source & smping - maybe it is a synergy problem (I doubt that but I have to verify).

 

Thanks

post #2728 of 3215
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Originally Posted by eyalcat View Post

 

Well, that leads me to ask those who feel a deep & punchy bass with their X drivers, what was the materials & technics they've used to build their Magnums? & if the can, add info about sources & amps.

 

I must be missing something if I barely noticing the bass (well it sounds like it came out of a smartphone speaker).

 

Thanks

 

Nothing special with my set up atm, Xonar STX to X drivers inside Vibro classic cups

post #2729 of 3215
I wouldn't call the bass in mine "punchy", but it is deep. I have Mahogany cups from Martin, drivers held in with the tacky stuff from dynamat.
post #2730 of 3215
I consider the bass of my Magnums to be satifyingly deep(though rolled off compared to phones with a reputation for deep sub bass) and very punchy. I use the aluminum enclosures that Rhydon used to sell.
Edited by joeq70 - 7/1/13 at 11:06am
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