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iGood ol' Grado sound, fantastic looks, much more mature than other Grados I've heard

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Pros: Speed (Grados seem to keep up with very complex music), bass slam, bass texture, Grado look, treble presentation,

Cons: Plastic gimbals, no interchangeable cord, lack of instructions regarding how to wear L-cushion

Introduction (you can skip this if you're shallow and don't care about my life)   Grado gave me the very first taste of what music actually sounded like a few years back on a trip to the uncles' place for my high school graduation present. He owns the Magnepan 1.6 with dual subwoofers filling in the low end. I was obsessed with his system, but I knew dropping $5000+ on a speaker system wasn't feasible due to parents not wanting me to spend that much money (and still gawking whenever they see me hooked up to my $440 HiFiMan HE-500) and not having space for that kind of setup anyway. I heard the Grado SR-125 I think, I don't exactly remember, but compared to my Beats whatever...
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Spectacular entry-level open headphone!

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Pros: Lack of weight, simplicity, ease of driving, looks (hey, I think they're pretty darn retro)

Cons: Smallish soundstage, not a genre master

Grado SR80i     Intro Thingy: I was wondering if I should even review the SR80i because Grado's e series cans came out not too long ago and I was thinking noone would heed my review 'cause the e series is said to be a fairly big improvement over the i. So, instead of writing a review that'd be putting the SR80i in one of those "great can, I suggest everyone go off and buy it" lights, I'm going to write something more along the lines of a tribute and a tip of the hat. So, without further delay, here we go!    Background Crap: Having got back from my uncle's place in Portland Oregon and hearing his Magnepan 1.6 speakers hooked up with two very good subwoofers, I...
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One of the best sound/price ratio in the headphone market

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Pros: Neutral, energetic, bass texture, detailed mids and highs, promise of moddability, end-game for low price, genre master

Cons: stock cable noise and pads

This is going to be my first review, so note that I'm not exceptionally experienced. However, I know exactly what sound I like, and I'm a musician, and I have very high standards. Setup Vox Audio Player 16/44.1 > Schiit Modi > Schiit Magni > HE-500 Introduction (you can skip this if you want) I spent quite a lot of time researching this headphone, as well as a bunch of others, because I was looking to find a can that would end my headphone search. I was looking for end-game audiophile quality on a budget and I definitely found it. Let's just say that even though I found this can, I'm not done getting more of em, simply due to the fact that I'm stricken with upgraditis,...
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