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post #1171 of 1838

^ agreed. There's a time for rocking out/jamming, and there's a time for listening that just takes you away. And it only needs to be as loud as it needs to be to take you away. Man I can fall asleep pretty good with some Soundtrack music playing just loud enough to block out the outside noise.

post #1172 of 1838
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

Oh sorry audeze lcd2 r1.

 whew. that's a relief. I thought you had crossed an LCD with an RS1 or somethin'.

we do genetic crosses here at the lab, but not with cans!

:eek:

post #1173 of 1838
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

For me the volume for each headphone/track has a point were it will sounds perfect…just need to find it, but when I do it is pure pleasure!

 

Yeah, but usually, it's more loud than low volume for me.

 

 

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the higher Grados like GS1000i and PS500 are tuned to sound great at modest volumes. Besides, it's genre-dependent and personal. 1. I don't want to ruin my hearing, 2. Who listens to chamber quartets and choral/symphonies at full blast with cans? Suicidal, imo.

 

It's how the music affects my SOUL deep down, man, that counts. And that's usually soft, sweet music at low volumes when I can hear delicate ambience and wood resonances of string instruments. Yeah.....

 

I listen to symphonies at full blast. It's great. I don't damage my hearing, there's a threshold I don't go past, but it doesn't mean the volume is way down either. As for anything rock, which is what my 325s excel at, they sound at their best with the volume turned UP.

 

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Originally Posted by ThePianoMan View Post
 

^ agreed. There's a time for rocking out/jamming, and there's a time for listening that just takes you away. And it only needs to be as loud as it needs to be to take you away. Man I can fall asleep pretty good with some Soundtrack music playing just loud enough to block out the outside noise.

 

 

Sure, but with Grados for outside noise to be blocked, they need to be pretty loud IMO. The 325s especially shine at loud volumes with anything rock/blues/metal.


Edited by elmoe - 7/31/14 at 7:12am
post #1174 of 1838

Grado labs/Audeze Frankenkan? DIY-ers ready, set, go!

 

Heh, that'd be a sight to see.

post #1175 of 1838
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Grado labs/Audeze Frankenkan? DIY-ers ready, set, go!

Heh, that'd be a sight to see.

I wouldn't mind an Audeze headband on my Grados.
post #1176 of 1838

I tried to work out a suspension headband for my grado a little while back, but it was too much work. Eventually just got some felt and soft foam. Works wonders.

post #1177 of 1838
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Originally Posted by ThePianoMan View Post

I tried to work out a suspension headband for my grado a little while back, but it was too much work. Eventually just got some felt and soft foam. Works wonders.
The Turbulent Labs replacement headbands for Grado hp's are super cool.
post #1178 of 1838

^ I agree, but they're kinda overpriced IMO. very nice though. Still, you can buy the Beyer 880 or even just make your own if you've got some materials and sewing know-how.

 

Ah the age-old question of how to up the comfort...

post #1179 of 1838
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The Turbulent Labs replacement headbands for Grado hp's are super cool.

Those look nice, I agree. Although I've never had a problem with the stock Grado bands in over a decade. I really just want one because leather makes me happy. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1180 of 1838
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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

 

Yeah, but usually, it's more loud than low volume for me.

 

 

 

I listen to symphonies at full blast. It's great. I don't damage my hearing, there's a threshold I don't go past, but it doesn't mean the volume is way down either. As for anything rock, which is what my 325s excel at, they sound at their best with the volume turned UP.

 

 

Sure, but with Grados for outside noise to be blocked, they need to be pretty loud IMO. The 325s especially shine at loud volumes with anything rock/blues/metal.

Yes, I do agree that the Grados sound nicer at a mid/high volume. 

post #1181 of 1838
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Originally Posted by willyvlyminck View Post

What you mean by darker sound? More deep bass and smoother treble?


In the case of the PS series--more bass; bass EQed more than mids and treble.

post #1182 of 1838
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Glad you like it. I meant to post it in the fan club thread but everything's spilling over to here.

I have a number of Solomon's records, his late Beethoven and his Chopin. A very fine artist.


these LPs  just came in here in Nirvana. Will be waxin' the 'table this WE, man....:tongue_smile:

 

and the ps500 on BHA-1. LG x1000

 

 

 

DBP

post #1183 of 1838
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Originally Posted by CanadianMaestro View Post

these LPs  just came in here in Nirvana. Will be waxin' the 'table this WE, man....tongue_smile.gif

and the ps500 on BHA-1. LG x1000

Great choices! I have the second two. If Bohm's Mozart is indicative of his approach, I would expect structured, Apollonian performances. The Heifetz is my go to (along with his version with Toscanini from 1940), and I think Perahia's the greatest living pianist. beerchug.gif
post #1184 of 1838

Perahia is indeed great -- hope he fully recovers from his hand injuries. Quite prolonged.

 

Other candidates for "greatest living pianist" (without Grado headphones):

Alfred Brendel (Schubert, Beethoven sonatas)

Andras Schiff (Mozart piano sonatas, Bach partitas)

Martha Argerich (some Chopin)

Angela Hewitt (her Bach is sublime)

Vladimir Ashkenazy (his Beethoven Emperor with Vienna Phil/Mehta still gives me the thrills)

Krystian Zimerman (Beethoven Piano Concertos, Bernstein/Vienna Phil)

 

more but I'm blocking on them.

post #1185 of 1838
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Originally Posted by CanadianMaestro View Post

Perahia is indeed great -- hope he fully recovers from his hand injuries. Quite prolonged.

Yeah, he cancelled on us a couple of years ago but I got hear him before that. I don't find him to be especially original, just consistently beautiful. That's enough for me. If I had to list another, I would choose Evgeny Kissin. The rest of my list would include Andras Schiff, Richard Goode, and maybe Grigory Sokolov.
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