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post #16 of 27

80i and 225i are more of an acquired taste, so buy the 60i now and try the others later (if you like 60i). Consider getting the L-cushions for them though, as they make metal and rock sound better and that gives you more sound choices. 

post #17 of 27

I was in this very same position a couple of weeks ago

I went for the Alessandro MS-2 and now I am very happy

They are up there with the best I have heard at any price

post #18 of 27
I've had sr80 and sr225i sold both and still searching.

Way to zingy for me !
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by AgentCw View Post

Just to be sure, they 60 or 80 would still be better then my current M50, right?
Or else i'm just buying another pair of headphones that sounds the same

No they're not. Go for SR225i if you to try out the Grado sound. SR60/80/125 are pretty close in sound, 225 and 325 are the ones that truly start showing improvement in the line. If you find Grados too bright in the treble, try the Creative Aurvana Live! 2 instead. DT770pro and DT880pro are worth considering as well, but DT880 will require a more powerful amp than the little E07, probably the E9 at least.

What is it that you don't like about M50? Or you just want try something different?
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

No they're not. Go for SR225i if you to try out the Grado sound. SR60/80/125 are pretty close in sound, 225 and 325 are the ones that truly start showing improvement in the line. If you find Grados too bright in the treble, try the Creative Aurvana Live! 2 instead. DT770pro and DT880pro are worth considering as well, but DT880 will require a more powerful amp than the little E07, probably the E9 at least.

What is it that you don't like about M50? Or you just want try something different?
I just want to try something diffrent / better
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

No they're not. Go for SR225i if you to try out the Grado sound. SR60/80/125 are pretty close in sound, 225 and 325 are the ones that truly start showing improvement in the line.

I don't agree with that. 80i sounds like 225i only less fast and clear, and 125i is a dud.
post #22 of 27

Nobody says you have to agree.  Neither I or the SR125 fans will agree to it being a "dud".

post #23 of 27

Hi! My first post.  Has anyone done any analytic listening comparison between the 80i and 220i with both using the L cushion only?  I'm tempted to grab one of these before considering their more expensive line up.  I appreciate it.  

post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by rosedac View Post

Hi! My first post.  Has anyone done any analytic listening comparison between the 80i and 225i with both using the L cushion only?  I'm tempted to grab one of these before considering their more expensive line up.  I appreciate it.  

They are similar. Both are good, and 225i is better for rock / metal because it's faster. It's also somewhat more resolving.
post #25 of 27
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They are similar. Both are good, and 225i is better for rock / metal because it's faster. It's also somewhat more resolving.

When you say faster I presume you mean more response to attack and resolving to better detail?  Well glad to hear that a difference can be quite noticeable using the same cushion.  I might pull the trigger soon.  Thanks.

post #26 of 27
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When you say faster I presume you mean more response to attack and resolving to better detail?  Well glad to hear that a difference can be quite noticeable using the same cushion.  I might pull the trigger soon.  Thanks.

The pace of the music is faster and sound is clearer. Yes, the differences are with the same cushion. The sound differences aren't due to the cushion (stock S on 80i, stock L on 225i). It's the drivers. I heard the same overall differences using S on both too.
post #27 of 27

Poor Alessandro nobody loves him

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