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The Grado SR80i is in the Netherlands 139€ (yes that much!). The JVC is 56$, that is approximately 42€, so 3x as much as the S500.

With solid I meant the Grado's earpads/shell seem to me more vulnerable than these.
 

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I got the SR60 first then the JVC and never put on the Grados anymore the JVC's are just to good sounding to go back to the SR60.

JVC has awesome bass that SR60 cant touch. Go for the JVC and if you want to save even more $ get the JVC HA-S400 

post #6783 of 8097

Thanks! That was convincing enough, too bad I don't have money on my paypal yet. I will order this one soon and add myself to this group of JVC Ha-s500 owners. :D

Edit: ordered it via another paypal account! Can't wait.


Edited by Ephraim - 6/16/13 at 8:34am
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You can get the Alessandro MS-1s for $100 excl shipping and handling and they're essentially Grado SR125is. I'm trying to acquire myself a pair second-hand even though I own the S500 because I'm super keen on knowing what the famed Grado signature actually is. is that $56 including shipping and import duties? That's a good deal in that case. I thought you would have at least another $20 in shipping and duties. I know I did.
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

You can get the Alessandro MS-1s for $100 excl shipping and handling and they're essentially Grado SR125is. I'm trying to acquire myself a pair second-hand even though I own the S500 because I'm super keen on knowing what the famed Grado signature actually is. is that $56 including shipping and import duties? That's a good deal in that case. I thought you would have at least another $20 in shipping and duties. I know I did.


Including shipping cost of 16$. I hope I don't have to pay extra import duties. I already ordered the S500 for €42 so that is really a bargain.

post #6786 of 8097
Just a heads up. If you love, LOVE, Grado sound, you wouldn't love the S500. They're veiled compared to Grados. Treble extension goes higher for Grados while bass extension goes lower for S500s. It depends on your application and preference, IMHO neither is better than the other, just different.
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Just a heads up. If you love, LOVE, Grado sound, you wouldn't love the S500. They're veiled compared to Grados. Treble extension goes higher for Grados while bass extension goes lower for S500s. It depends on your application and preference, IMHO neither is better than the other, just different.

 



I can always upgrade (or expand my collection) to the Grado's if I don't like this sound. ;) The problem is you can't test the S500 in a store nearby since they are only available in Japan.

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I can always upgrade (or expand my collection) to the Grado's if I don't like this sound. ;) The problem is you can't test the S500 in a store nearby since they are only available in Japan.

 

True that.

 

Plus, they are cheap enough to just buy without messing about.

 

Unless someone is still getting pocket money from their parents lol

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Slightly OT...

 

Can anybody here recommend a small DAC to go with my S500s?? I have some 24/192k music that I want to play and my TASCAM midi interface only does 24/96k, 

 

I don't want to spend more than 80 bucks but the cheaper the better. 


Edited by Syndicat3 - 6/16/13 at 1:46pm
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Slightly OT...

 

Can anybody here recommend a small DAC to go with my S500s?? I have some 24/192k music that I want to play and my TASCAM midi interface only does 24/96k, 

 

I don't want to spend more than 80 bucks but the cheaper the better. 

 

I don't think there are any 24/192 DACs in that price range.


The Sabre DAC will play that music just fine:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=83

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The e17 can be had for 95 shipped on amazon right now, and I believe that can do 24/192
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Optical only 24/192, USB 24/96.

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Slightly OT...

Can anybody here recommend a small DAC to go with my S500s?? I have some 24/192k music that I want to play and my TASCAM midi interface only does 24/96k, 

I don't want to spend more than 80 bucks but the cheaper the better. 

The Fire Phoenix DAC-05 was recommended here way back, but the QC didn't appear very good and some people had problems. I recall DS making reference to this Breeze Audio DAC/amp saying that it should sound very similar. Only $55 to boot.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hi-Fi-TE7022-CS4398-24Bit-96Khz-USB-Decoder-DAC-Headphone-Amplifier-Amp-Preamp-/281068079343?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item4170f688ef

You can even look around on eBay and get it for around $40 without a case if you're feeling really cheap.

I'm actually pretty interested in it myself, but I've got a feeling I'll have hiss with my BA IEMs.

Edit: for a bit more, here's another Breeze with 32-bit support: http://www.ebay.com/itm/32-192-DAC-CM6631-CS4398-USB-to-COAX-ANALOG-HEADPHONE-OUTPUT-/261229473021?pt=US_Amplifier_Parts_Components&hash=item3cd27d6cfd
Edited by hatefulsandwich - 6/17/13 at 4:16am
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^^LOL!

 

I find it funny how they got the USB and DC the wrong way round lmao, I hope they corrected that since and it doesn't ship out like that...

 

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Haha, I didn't even notice. But it *is* just the case - it otherwise seems like a good deal considering the price but I have no idea what the quality will be like. If anyone goes trying to force a power plug into a USB port or USB into power... They need to go back to preschool and learn the game where you put blocks through appropriately shaped holes biggrin.gif.
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