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post #16 of 18
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Wow, so much conflicting information. Shame on me for thinking it'd be easy to decide whether the sr325i are worth it. Might just end up getting the HD598 to avoid the hustle, at least there I know for sure I'm getting something different. Only thing holding me back is the conflicting info on whether it needs an amp. Since the 558s and 598s are similar do you drive yours with an amp? If so any recommendations?
post #17 of 18

The sr325 might be worth it. The machined aluminum cups are pretty nice. The drivers are likely better matched. Grados are also built to last. They can be easily tuned with pads from other Grado models.

 

As far as HD5x8 amp requirements, I use them directly out of my Sansa player, and perhaps my Focusrite 2i2. They are not too hard to drive IMO. Neither are the Grados. 


Edited by ultrabike - 11/3/13 at 8:26am
post #18 of 18
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The sr325 might be worth it. The machined aluminum cups are pretty nice. The drivers are likely better matched. Grados are also built to last. They can be easily tuned with pads from other Grado models.

 

As far as HD5x8 amp requirements, I use them directly out of my Sansa player, and perhaps my Focusrite 2i2. They are not too hard to drive IMO. Neither are the Grados. 

I'm going to give myself a month, right now I'm too hyped with this and don't want to make a purchase I'll regret. Maybe try to find a pair of both headphones and give them a listen to see if it's worth the upgrade or just get the Sennheiser for a different sound :) Thanks again for all the information! 

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