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post #526 of 6519
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Originally Posted by KlarkKentThe3rd View Post
 

Not sure if this was posted already, but the e-series are now up on Amazon.


Great, it is about time!!

post #527 of 6519

Sorry if this is outdated..but received the 325e from "4ourears" a few days ago. Box was labeled 325e and the "e" is also on the outside of each cup. Can't tell a huge difference from the older 325 models sound wise...but am so glad to have the 1/8 plug instead of larger one.. Enjoying them immensely. 

post #528 of 6519
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Originally Posted by Del Griffith View Post
 

Sorry if this is outdated..but received the 325e from "4ourears" a few days ago. Box was labeled 325e and the "e" is also on the outside of each cup. Can't tell a huge difference from the older 325 models sound wise...but am so glad to have the 1/8 plug instead of larger one.. Enjoying them immensely. 

It's not at all outdated.  I've been constantly checking this thread for 325e impressions.  You said there are not any huge differences, but do you notice any minor differences in sound between the 325e and the 325is?

post #529 of 6519
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Originally Posted by Del Griffith View Post

Sorry if this is outdated..but received the 325e from "4ourears" a few days ago. Box was labeled 325e and the "e" is also on the outside of each cup. Can't tell a huge difference from the older 325 models sound wise...but am so glad to have the 1/8 plug instead of larger one.. Enjoying them immensely. 

Pretty cutting-edge, actually. Not many of these out in the wild yet.
post #530 of 6519
Deciding to get my very first grado. A lot to read on.
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Maybe just a tiny bit more bass and a little less spike in the treble... But have not burned in much yet... Will report more in the coming days. I always loved the 325is. Just wished for the shorter cord/ 1/8! Termination.. Great for me!! Never found grado's uncomfortable either in fact just the opposite.
post #532 of 6519
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Deciding to get my very first grado. A lot to read on.


Get SR60e first. Why those? Because they don't need an amp (at all). You can use them anywhere.

 

Cannot wait to order them myself (after wearing the originals at a friend's house).

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I've seen audionewbi around in some of the summit-fi forums, and I'm guessing he'll jump right to a PS/GS1ke pretty quickly ;). 

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after many years of faithful use, my grado sr60 decided to break in the left channel. i'd like to ask fellow grado users,,, is it normal for this to happen...?

 

so what happen is, all of a sudden, i noticed the left channel has intermittent sound today. sometimes it sounds normal and sometimes there's just no sound. i tried to check out the cables and connector a bit, and i found out that the cable leading up to the left driver, caused this.

 

when i hold the left-side cable backwards to the direction my shoulder it sounds perfectly fine, but when the left cable is position forwards, then the sound disappear. after an hour or so googling... i found from google that the reason for this is because the solder that connecting the left channel cable to the driver is loose or something.

 

1) is it normal for this to happen...?

 

since i dont live in the US and some other reasons, i don't think i'll send the grado to the US to be fixed. i have around ~$100 that i was going to used to buy fiio amp.

 

when i first bought the sr60 i buy it from simple short googling, and because some posters said that sr80 is "brighter / too bright" than sr60. and googling back then tells me that grado sr60 and sr80 is more like an acquired taste than a clear upgrade. somebody can simply like the one or the other (a la hd 600 / hd 650) i hv never listen the sr80 myself.

even after upgrading to a $350 headphone, i found myself coming back to this little grado sr60 because it's just so damn comfortable.

 

Coinciding with the release of E series, i'm thinking im going to bite the bullet and buy a new grado. the problem is, there is no place where i can audition where i live. the question now becomes, do you think i should get grado sr60e or sr80e...?

 

to add more information for you... i'm perfectly fine with the grado sr60 sound.. and even when i use my more expensive headphones, i don't really mind using the grado when i use it for long hours listening session because it's more comfortable to me than an over-ear headphone.

 

although of course the more expensive headphone is quite a major upgrade in sound, when i don't listen to it critically, and go from grado => better headphones, i rarely noticed the difference all that much.

 

when i go from better headphones => grado sr60, only then i realized it's a downgrade. so basically im blessed with ignorance, and this is quite literally my no.1 headphone among those i own.

 

my question is... i'm quite afraid if i go sr80e i will regret it instead of getting another sr60 -(though it's an "e")- that im already familiar with.

is sr80(e) really an upgrade to sr60(e) or is it a different sound where i might like one better than the other...

 

 

any thoughts....?

post #535 of 6519
That is really difficult to answer. 2 headphones sounding different can mean different things to different person. For some it's a clear upgrade but to others it may be just a different sounding phone.

There is no substitute with actual demo. However, if a demo is not possible I think the alternative is to compare the graphs of each phone so you can have an idea how they will sound (http://www.headphone.com/pages/build-a-graph). At least you already have a baseline with SR60. The new e series may have an updated driver but I don't think the SQ differs a lot from the old one. I demoed the SR325is but got the SR325e (325is housing with the new red "e" series driver). The only clear difference with the new "e" series is it is more sensitive and easier to drive than the old drivers therefore it will play noticeably louder.

I also have the SR80i and the difference I can hear against 325e is more than enough for me to say the 325e is much better than SR80i. May not be a fair comparison but I hope you get my point.
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i just check it out. i'm not really good with audiospeak. how to interpret the graph...? here's the pict.

 

does that mean the sr80 has peakier harsher brighter treble?

and for the bass section... is it better or worse that sr80 have lower graph...? does that mean deeper bass / sub-bass?

or does that mean muddier bass?

post #537 of 6519
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post

i just check it out. i'm not really good with audiospeak. how to interpret the graph...? here's the pict.



 



does that mean the sr80 has peakier harsher brighter treble?



and for the bass section... is it better or worse that sr80 have lower graph...? does that mean deeper bass / sub-bass?



or does that mean muddier bass?



 



SR60 has more sub and mid bass. SR80 has higher peaks in the treble. SR60 depending on which music you are listening to may tend to get muddy or has overwhelming bass than SR80. SR80 on the other hand can get thinner/harsher than SR60.

In short, SR60 is darker than SR80 and SR80 is brighter than SR60.
Edited by headwhacker - 6/30/14 at 6:26pm
post #538 of 6519

That graph is referring to pre-i sr60s and 80s meaning the sr80 was measured using the stock bowl pads (L-cush) at the time while the sr60 was using the comfy pads(S-cush) which is now stock on both models. The comfy pads are the reason why the sr60s are bassier and less bright there but in reality, if they both use the same pads, the sr60 would have less bass vs the sr80.

post #539 of 6519

so... closer to the black straight line = more bass...?

 

is that how to interpret the graph?

post #540 of 6519
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post
 

so... closer to the black straight line = more bass...?

 

is that how to interpret the graph?

Closer to the black line means a more "neutral" and flat sound signature +/-db. For instance look at the ER4-S.

 

$^&#^%**** --- Stupid new "e" line. While I'm excited, I can no longer say that I own/have owned every single current Grado model. Is the, say, GS1000i really that different from the GS1000 or GS1000e? Or is it just a bunch of marketing BS that Grado had to/wanted to "refresh" their lineup after 5 years (the "i" came out in 2009 I believe).

 

MAIN QUESTION WITHOUT READING THROUGH 36 PAGES OF THREADS: ARE THERE MAJOR DIFFERENCES SONICALLY (between the "i" and the "e)/BUILD QUALITY WISE? IS THERE REALLY NEW TECHNOLOGY? :)

 

Can anyone with multiple models of both sets (e.g. GS1000i vs GS1000e and/or even a SR225i vs SR225e) confirm the differences? The "i" and the non-"i" didn't post much difference to me imo. I kinda don't want to upgrade all my Grado's right now ugh...

 

Thanks in advance!

 

-GradoFan1

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