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post #3346 of 3358
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

 

+1

 

I was one of the prople that wrongfully thought that Grado had put different pads on the e serie.

 

The thing is that, on the models that have a larger driver, the pads are stretched, wich makes them look a bit different, and also, the stretch causes the foam to have a different density, wich can alter the sound a bit.

 

I do want to say that, I am sorry for any misunderstanding I may have caused. :redface:

No apologizes needed.  We're all trying make impressions and make sense out of what we hear and what we like and don't like. ;)

post #3347 of 3358

Hello Head-Fi!

 

I'm about to start on my journey.  Ordering 325e next week and looking for a good amp pairing.  I'm considering Schiit Vali, but open to experienced suggestions.  I've never had tubes so I'm most curious to try that first, if tubes would be a good pairing for the Grados.  I prefer a detailed, yet smooth, full sound.

 

I'm also open to getting a separate DAC, like the Magni 2 but I'm thinking of layering my upgrades so I have a better sense of incremental improvements over time.

 

Source is my PC's onboard optical digital out to my trusty Sony S500ES that I've repurposed as my near-field amp driving a pair of SVS bookshelfs.  My main system is all Definitive Tech speakers, SVS subs and Denon receiver.  I'll take the 325e's out to the livingroom from time to time and listen through the Denon.  

 

Music varies widely from classical and quiet stuff like John Mayer, Jack Johnson when I'm studying, to Ocean Lab & trance when I'm just surfing around.  Pink Floyd, Zeppelin and Steely Dan are also a staple.    

 

Thanks and happy listening!

post #3348 of 3358
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Hmm?

 

Good move, thanks for the info.

I wonder if the red on the drivers is paint or some kind of silicone damper?

Has anyone taken apart an (e) series yet to confirm this?

 

They are red color paint, and also cleanable, based on my experience on 225e's. 

post #3349 of 3358
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Originally Posted by adtrance View Post
 

Hello Head-Fi!

 

I'm about to start on my journey.  Ordering 325e next week and looking for a good amp pairing.  I'm considering Schiit Vali, but open to experienced suggestions.  I've never had tubes so I'm most curious to try that first, if tubes would be a good pairing for the Grados.  I prefer a detailed, yet smooth, full sound.

 

I'm also open to getting a separate DAC, like the Magni 2 but I'm thinking of layering my upgrades so I have a better sense of incremental improvements over time.

 

Source is my PC's onboard optical digital out to my trusty Sony S500ES that I've repurposed as my near-field amp driving a pair of SVS bookshelfs.  My main system is all Definitive Tech speakers, SVS subs and Denon receiver.  I'll take the 325e's out to the livingroom from time to time and listen through the Denon.  

 

Music varies widely from classical and quiet stuff like John Mayer, Jack Johnson when I'm studying, to Ocean Lab & trance when I'm just surfing around.  Pink Floyd, Zeppelin and Steely Dan are also a staple.    

 

Thanks and happy listening!


Since you move to the living room sometimes maybe look into a portable DAC so its easy to move. I have the Grado SR225 and love them. I use them to watch movies when the kids are sleeping and I pair it with my Audioengine D1 Dac or Fiio E07K and they both pair well with it in my opinion. The Magni is small enough to be portable, I have never used a Schiit product yet but plan on some day.

post #3350 of 3358
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post
 

No apologizes needed.  We're all trying make impressions and make sense out of what we hear and what we like and don't like. ;)

And what Grado is doing.

 

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

They are red color paint, and also cleanable, based on my experience on 225e's. 

I couldn't see through the grills well enough when I had the GSe's, thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by adtrance View Post
 

Hello Head-Fi!

 

I'm about to start on my journey.  Ordering 325e next week and looking for a good amp pairing.  

I've been using the 325is/Magni-Modi combo for 3+ years now for my desktop and still love! 

post #3351 of 3358
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Originally Posted by acain View Post
 


Since you move to the living room sometimes maybe look into a portable DAC so its easy to move. I have the Grado SR225 and love them. I use them to watch movies when the kids are sleeping and I pair it with my Audioengine D1 Dac or Fiio E07K and they both pair well with it in my opinion. The Magni is small enough to be portable, I have never used a Schiit product yet but plan on some day.

An Audioengine would be convenient but I'd like to be able to tinker with separates.

 

Listening to movies is what I planned on doing too and comparing the speaker sound vs. good headphones.  :D

 

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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

 

I've been using the 325is/Magni-Modi combo for 3+ years now for my desktop and still love! 

That combo almost seems unbreakable.  :D

 

I'll probably try the Magni-Vali variant first.  Also interested in trying another tube amp - Little Dot I.

post #3352 of 3358
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Originally Posted by adtrance View Post
 

That combo almost seems unbreakable.  :D

 

I'll probably try the Magni-Vali variant first.  Also interested in trying another tube amp - Little Dot I.

Yes, it does, and is for me at the desktop.

The LD-1+ is a great amp!

post #3353 of 3358
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Originally Posted by Harry Manback View Post
 

I just got my PS500e set.  I'm so happy that the search is finally over.

 

Thanks to Amazon's generous return policy, I was able to audition the following:

 

  • GS1000e
  • PS500e
  • Sennheiser HD700
  • RS1e

 

Then I went back to the PS500e, for my ears, it's the best of that group.

 

The GS1000e and RS1e are certainly a sight to behold, and I wanted to love each of them.  None of them compare to the PS500e.  If there are better sounding headphones, I don't want to know about them, at least for a year or so....

 

Grado, fantastic job on the PS500e.  You have my respect and appreciation.  Oh, and my money. :-)

 

Now - let's hope that future revisions of the "pretty" Grado headphones come about, and their sound matches their looks.

 

Congrats man, I haven't heard the "e" version yet, but that's pretty much what happened to me. Still haven't heard the PS1ks, but the 500s beat out the GS1ks to my ears, and they have remained my "go-go Grado" ever since. 

 

You made a great decision...if you ever are in the market for a tablet, get a Kindle Fire HDX and watch the 500s turn that thing into a multi-media DREAM :)  (I truly can't put my finger on it, but the 500s just have amazing synergy with Kindles...been that way for a couple years now.)

post #3354 of 3358
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

 

Let's see if we can keep this going, read on ;)

 

My pain medication is starting to kick in, so I hope that what follows will make sense...to a few of you, at least.

 

Based on what I have heard, and read, lately, about Grados in general, and the e serie in particular, I have been asking myself this simple question, what if ?.

 

I'm sure that by now, M.H., Joseph, Focker, and others, know that I think that past the $500- $600 price point, the return on investment drops drastically. In fact, I'm not surprised when someone says they prefer say, the RS1i, to the PS1000, heck! I even prefer the $400 Bushmills X, to the $800 ish, RS1i.

 

So, based on this, what if Grado had maxed out on, ''the Grado sound'' , with the RSi, and GSi models, and I'm sure that for some, the vintage models, still represent Grado's, golden years. These days, I'm on the lookout for some first gen RS1, so, as they say, guilty as charged.

 

When you're at the top, there's only one way to go, and that's down. 

 

As far as I'm concerned, this dark cloud,does have a silver lining, in the form of Grado's greatly loved and wonderful sounding SR e serie.

 

Are those Bushmills still available? I meant to look into those but completely got sidetracked. Was cool they had some celeb power helping with the marketing, too. Even though I can never remember that dude's name. 

post #3355 of 3358
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post
 

Where do you get Grado pouch?  This is from Grado Facebook.

 

 

http://goodcans.com/HeadphoneStore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=36

 

http://www.amazon.com/GoodCans-Protective-Headphone-Sided-Pouch/dp/B007TM3WLQ

post #3356 of 3358
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Originally Posted by Zuqi View Post
 

+1

I think I need to get a polite sounding amp for my PS500e, the bass is a bit too much for my liking.

yup..this is what exactly i was gonna say earlier :D agree with you 100%..polite sounding amp and no need too much driving power. enough just to make Grado sing and let Grado dance by it self..that will be the best for Grado. :beerchug:

post #3357 of 3358

i always think that ak240 with ps1000e are a perfect match (purely based on my own preference). I believe there could be a better desktop amp to match with, but i am pretty satisfied with this combo (considering of how simple it is, too), especially playing DSD, the sound is just unbelievably REAL. 

 

post #3358 of 3358
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post
 

i always think that ak240 with ps1000e are a perfect match (purely based on my own preference). I believe there could be a better desktop amp to match with, but i am pretty satisfied with this combo (considering of how simple it is, too), especially playing DSD, the sound is just unbelievably REAL. 

 

Nice! I always want to own a pair of PS1000 but the whole sytem would be too bulky for my liking.

I've read your profile, it seem that the MS2 and the 325e are your afvourite Grados, is that the case?

As for the MSpro, could you please explain why you prefer the MS2 over it? Cheers.


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