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post #16 of 22
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I ordered a pair of Grado SR80i's beyersmile.png .  I can't wait to try them out.  I'm just going to plug them in to my iPad for a while and keep doing research on sources, cans and amps.  I love the picture thread of your setups.  My wallet says it hates you guys.  wink.gif  

Congrats! Grados are fun headphones for rock smily_headphones1.gif
post #17 of 22
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Okay, the Grado SR80i sound good, but they kill my ears now after a half hour.  I just switched back to my old Sony V6's and they are more comfortable, but don't sound quite as good.  Bass is better, but highs are almost too bright.  I now would like to try an open set of cans that are not on ear type.  I am tempted by the HE400, but scared of the weight.  I could also try new ear pads for the SR80's, but feel that might be a temporary fix.  So, I'll read some more while listening to Pink Floyd The Wall.

post #18 of 22
Try this: bend the headband to the shape of your head and for the right amount of pressure on your ears. I needed an aftermarket headband in addition to getting the fit right.
post #19 of 22
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Try this: bend the headband to the shape of your head and for the right amount of pressure on your ears. I needed an aftermarket headband in addition to getting the fit right.

What, are you trying to save me money?  :)  I'm actually enjoying the bass of the V6's now.  I think they're easier to drive too with just my iPhone 5.  Now I'm checking reading about Alpha Dogs.  I suppose I would like to get to my end game sooner than later without trying everything there is.  I guess I need to go to a meet or something to sample some cans.  I tend to like music at a somewhat loud level, but not to where I detect I am damaging my hearing or hear any distortion.  Now I feel that the Sony V6's are somewhat muddy sounding compared to the Grado SR80i's.  I'll try bending them though to see if I can get them more comfortable.

 

Thanks!

 

<edit>Duh!  That was easy!  So no longer getting the head crushed.  Man, the Grado's do sound good.  On to "Wish you were here".  I like the sound of open cans and would like to try over the ear open cans.  I would even spend $600 if they were the end game for me, but I'm as picky as they come and would end up upgrading again.  I know it's like asking what car should I get.  So, compared to the SR80i, I would like similar sound, but over the ear light weight, open cans with a tight bass and the comfort of similar to my V6's with velour pads.


Edited by gibby - 5/4/14 at 5:14pm
post #20 of 22
Glad it worked out. beerchug.gif

It's probably best to start a new thread (with a more specific title) on this section when you're ready to start looking for an over ear model. Best luck!
post #21 of 22
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Glad it worked out. beerchug.gif

It's probably best to start a new thread (with a more specific title) on this section when you're ready to start looking for an over ear model. Best luck!

Thanks again and will do.  I found this thread is helping.  http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13#user_HE400

post #22 of 22
The HE-400s are awesome. Different sound signature from the Grados, but even more detail resolving, which is what I like about Grados. And a bigger soundstage. Actually a nice complement smily_headphones1.gif
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