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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by seamus4593 View Post

What about Grados?

I've heard that Grados are like sitting in the front seats at a Rock concert.

post #17 of 32

I'm no expert in Grados (only have the SR80i), but I know they're best at more exiting genres (rock, metal), so classical wouldn't be their forte.  The:

 

MDR MA900

HD598/558

ATH AD900x

DT880 250 Ohm

Fidelio X1 (if you want more bass)

 

would all be preferable.

 

My advice is this:  you can't go wrong with a single one of these, so just pick whichever looks best, has nice construction, more well known, and stick with it.  Your impression between all of which will be similar, and if your disappointed with one of them, it's unlikely your going to love the rest.  You should simply learn to love them.  This hobby is way too subjective to do tons of research seeing tons of people having different opinions.

post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I've heard that Grados are like sitting in the front seats at a Rock concert.
That doesn't sound good.
post #19 of 32
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Ok it's senn hd558 or grado 80.
post #20 of 32
Grados
post #21 of 32
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Alright I'll stop now... Dammit, what about grado 225s? Again, I don't want to damage my ears. Are these fatiguing?
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by seamus4593 View Post

Alright I'll stop now... Dammit, what about grado 225s? Again, I don't want to damage my ears. Are these fatiguing?
YES, for me at least. But the 225 is the sweet spot in the Grado Line up. If you've got the budget the first stop is 225, if you are low budget 80's.
post #23 of 32
The SR225i do have more forward mids and more treble emphasis than many other headphones. I find that I don't need to listen to them as loud as other headphones because the mids are stronger, but I think that they would be fatiguing to anyone who likes their music very loud. Given your rock genre preference, they are worth giving a try. If you buy from Amazon (but not 3rd party vendors on Amazon who do their own shipping), you can always return them if you don't like them. Be sure to give them at least 20 or 30 hours to break in before making a decision.
post #24 of 32
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Man, because of the fatigue , I feel the senn's may be better. 558s?

I love the look of the grado. But the fatigue is something I don't want to risk... Also, on 225s, do you pretty much have to buy different ear pads? Is stock fine?
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by seamus4593 View Post

Man, because of the fatigue , I feel the senn's may be better. 558s?

I love the look of the grado. But the fatigue is something I don't want to risk... Also, on 225s, do you pretty much have to buy different ear pads? Is stock fine?

The stock pads are the ones to go with. smily_headphones1.gif
post #26 of 32
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And on volume, I pretty much start at 0 and roll up to just high enough and stop. Does that exempt me from grado fatigue?
Thanks lads.
post #27 of 32
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And on volume, I pretty much start at 0 and roll up to just high enough and stop. Does that exempt me from grado fatigue?
Thanks lads.

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post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by seamus4593 View Post

Man, because of the fatigue , I feel the Senn's may be better. 558s?

I love the look of the grado. But the fatigue is something I don't want to risk... Also, on 225s, do you pretty much have to buy different ear pads? Is stock fine?

I like to think of my HD558s as a jack of all trades and Amazon has them for $130.

Not the warmest sound, but very "functional".

post #29 of 32
What do you mean by fatigue? Comfort?
post #30 of 32
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What do you mean by fatigue? Comfort?
Like harsh treble in my ears.
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