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Let me know what you think of them vs the Vibro if you don't mind.

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Got 'em today! I haven't gotten to use them much as of now but at the moment, I actually like these more than the RS1e, which I thought was a little too bright (though I was using pretty dark headphones to compare them to when I had them).

We're going to need  some pictures also.

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I'll get better pictures soon, but I wanted to get something out! 

 

And they're actually almost polar opposites to the Vibros.

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These headphones are bound to get you some looks

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Got 'em today! I haven't gotten to use them much as of now but at the moment, I actually like these more than the RS1e, which I thought was a little too bright (though I was using pretty dark headphones to compare them to when I had them).

Glad you got em alright 

 

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I'll get better pictures soon, but I wanted to get something out! 

 

And they're actually almost polar opposites to the Vibros.

Wow I never knew the Vibros where so dark, they must sound a lot like teh Mad Dog in some ways 

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Glad you got em alright 

 

Wow I never knew the Vibros where so dark, they must sound a lot like teh Mad Dog in some ways 

 

I've never heard the Vibros, so take my comment with a grain of salt.  However, I've heard plenty of T50 Fostex variations of mods as well as performing about 10 of them myself.  The soundstage just can't get as wide as the SennGrads and can't quite perform the instrument separation with the same detail.  Now, allow me to qualify or clarify those statements a bit.

 

The T50 modified headphones are a headphone for bass lovers and for those who would feel that the Grado sound would equate to fingernails on a chalkboard - for those who still remember what a chalkboard is.  I've encountered many good listening sessions with the T50s with certain genres of music and certainly with some alternative ear pads (Shure, Dog pads, etc.) the comfort has to be among the top 5 when it comes to all headphones.  There is really no single headphone that can do essentially everything right.  I've been on that mission for many years and haven't achieved that Shagri La and may never do so.  However, for those who have felt that the house Grado sound wasn't for them, the SennGrads should be worth taking some time to listen to.  Details and instrument separation are there and without the upper end fatigue that some of those who have listened to Grados could equate to and just couldn't like them.  I still have appreciation for the Grado lineup and most likely always will.

 

The soundstage on the SennGrads is wide, but not the widest that I've heard.  For that, my reference would always be the Grado GS-1000.  I've never heard anything quite like it when it comes to width.  The SennGrads are not narrow by any stretch, yet are wider than the Fostex T50RP variations that I've heard and experienced.  A recent favorite when it comes to a wider soundstage and some decent instrument separation that really lets one connect to the music and instruments in a very good way has been the Audio Technica ATH-AD2000 series.  While having those factors, the soundstage still couldn't go quite as wide as the GS-1000 (the original and not the "i" variation).

 

When it comes to headphones, the choices can be tough.  Each one of us has to pick our own poison.  However, I'm elated at all of the developments with headphones in the last half-dozen years.  We're at a point with headphones, amps and DACs where we can set up a really good sounding rig whereas in the past, to get there, one would have to build up a pretty nice 2-channel home music system. 

 

With that, I'll close with a great quote that I discovered in an audio newsletter.  "Why does music exist if not to ... offer salvation, ... to restore the heart that has been lost?  It isn't the musician that counts, nor is it the music.  Only the listener."  - Helene Grimaud

 

Enjoy the music!

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With that, I'll close with a great quote that I discovered in an audio newsletter.  "Why does music exist if not to ... offer salvation, ... to restore the heart that has been lost?  It isn't the musician that counts, nor is it the music.  Only the listener."  - Helene Grimaud

 

Enjoy the music!

haha, good point

 

yea I heard a Mad Dog... I hated it. Too dark for my tastes. I recognized the positives within it, I recommend it often... but personally didn't enjoy it. I've yet to hear a new verision or any of the upgrades. Which is a Shame as I really need to hear a new model

 

BUT yea the Senn Grado isn't bad at all on width. About as wide as my DT 880, though depth is more of where the magic is for me, only so much width is needed, though more depth is always appreciated 

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