Originally Posted by locker314
^ Thanks guys for the suggestions but what I am looking for are a pair of headphones that are a little more "up-scale". The HD-25 are getting there but I do not like the plastic feel. The sound may be great but what I am looking for is a unique headphone. It doesn't really need to be "up front" or very "forward" like a grado, it just has be some what similar is quality of sound, quality of design and quality of materials. But thanks anyway for the suggestions. If it helps. I have $1000 set aside for a portable audio rig. Of those $1000, roughly $300-$500 for the headphones and another $500 for a portable DAC/AMP combo. That being said, any more recommendations for headphones that you guys think are grado "like".
Hope you find what you're after but I think it's going to be a tough slog ~ the verve and energy of the Grado sound
is proprietary to Grado, if what you wanted actually existed with another maker then no one would put up with
Johnny G's idiosyncrasies - we all do, because they're special and there's no second alternative ..
Not sure if you've ever heard a Grado yet or if you're just going on what you've read but if you have heard one
and that's what you want with another manufacturer in a closed can then it doesn't really exist,.
Sorry man, not what you want to hear but at least you won't waste your cash eh.