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Best of the Best


Pros: Portable, amazing sound quality, best one of Grado headphones

Cons: None

These headphones are better than any headphones I have auditioned. No cons at all.

Phones for pros, not for audiophiles


Pros: Big soundstage, good for monitoring

Cons: But not good for music listening. Very hard to drive.

This is the first time I give a lower than 5 star rate. The reason I say tha K812 is not good for music listening is because K812 seems to has it own way to illustrate music: it seems like K812 likes to confine every piece of music in a certain room with a stress of bass. This is good because that will ensure you hear something familiar every time you use K812. The strong signature is definitely for pros who do not want to waste time getting familiar with a headphone again and again.  But for those who are not basshead or those who want to hear "music free in style", this strong signature is a big big big problem.  The sound is a bit dark, detailed but no way...
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Outstanding headphone amp, I assume people overlook it bc there is no review of it


Pros: Clean, balance, can drive 4 headphones at the same time, cheap

Cons: Not portable

This is the amp I am looking for. It is better than any portable amp which costs around 200USD.   It can substantially enhance the soundstage, the speed and the bass of your headphone.   I am using it to drive my RS1i and it's perfect. BTW, It works great with any device I plugged in.   I even tried apple's earbud and it suddenly become my favorite earbud.   However, I still hope you can distinguish its quality with your own ear rather than sb. else's reviews.
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