I've been a long time lurker here, but decided to register since I want to start taking part in the discussions and helping other people with my knowledge and experiences of Hi-Fi Headphones.
But first, may I ask you to help me with one decision I've been quite troubled with the last few days.
I have quite a few headphones: Sony MDR-7506's, Beyerdynamic DT 231's, Beyerdynamic DT-770 pro's (80ohm), AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio's, Sennheiser HD-25-1's and last but not least a pair of Grado 325is. The Grados were the last pair of headphones to join my collection and I love them a lot. In fact, my other headphones are gathering dust, except for the AIAIAI's and HD-25's for portable use. Indoors I'm always using my Grados. I use them in the following setups:
Computer -> Fiio E17 Alpen DAC - Grado sr325is
Custom Technics 1210MK2 with Grado Black cartridge/needle -> ART DJ Pre 2 -> Fiio E09k -> Grado sr325is
I listen almost exclusively to (post)rock, but now and then some classical music pops up too.
Before I got these I owned the 125's but sold those when I saw these 325is up for a bargain. I am absolutely fond of them and like them much better than the 125s. People around here always say the highs are piercing, the mids are harsh etc but I don't agree at all and love listening them for hours on end.
However, Is ee an offer not too far away from me where a guy is selling off almost brand new PS500's for an awesome price, but I'd still have to sell the 325is to have the money required. So now my question is: should I do it? I will only be paying about 100 euros more for the PS500's than I am able to sell my 325is for, but is it an upgrade? Does the PS500 still have the typical Grado sound? Is there anything the PS500 lacks the 325is excels in?
Thank you for your time.