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    Sennheiser PXC 550 Discussion and Reviews

    Do the PXC550s actually support any other output sample rate than 48 khz? For as flexible as these usually are, I can't seem to get them to respond to any other rates in Ableton Live (ASIO4all) or Jriver (kernel sream or WASAPI), where I have to convert to 48 khz at playback or there are errors...
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    Grado PS500e (SOLD)

    Bump for price drop to 425.
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    Grado PS500e (SOLD)

    Bump for one of the best Grados.
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    Grado PS500e (SOLD)

    bump for price drop from $500
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    Grace M9xx

    SOLD
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    Sennheiser PXC 550 Discussion and Reviews

      You know what's kinda funny?  You got me more curious tonight so I reconnected them to my phone and they were still quiet... until I "turned them up" with my finger on the right cup!  DERP.  I guess the analog input on these is run through their internal mixer, which is pretty smart but...
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    Sennheiser PXC 550 Discussion and Reviews

    They were almost unusably quiet for me when passively wired as well... even with an amp. Kinda sad for studio work in certain situations.
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    Seattle Red Hook Meet July 30, 2016

    Sorry to report it, but we lost that room in Bellingham this year as it is booked for a large product training almost all summer.
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    Grace M9xx

    MassDrop Grace M9xx sounded pretty great to me as an amp for my Grados, but I'm taking a step back from Head-Fi for a while to focus on family priorities.  All original accessories included, and can throw in a TOSlink cable that I tried with it if interested, though I'd definitely recommend...
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    Grado PS500e (SOLD)

    SOLD Good condition PS500e with EarZonk G-cush ($20) + stock pads I highly recommend listening with the EarZonk G... a bit warmer and more centered stage than the official Grado G. I really liked these; with the aftermarket pads they have the best soundstage and most full sound I've heard...
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    Sennheiser PXC 550 Discussion and Reviews

    I got a pair of these and they are so impressive, really.  I can't believe mobile can sound this good:   - My sound quality estimate is about 80% of the way to HD600 or 700 level when streaming Tidal lossless over USB.  Transparency on Bluetooth suffers, as with most wireless headphones.  I do...
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    Grado Fan Club!

      I sure wouldn't mind a listening session with a 325e.  With the way the treble has been handled in the new e-series, I would expect to like them and again the value proposition from Grado is amazing, but like many others have reported the L-pads absolutely murder my earlobes after 25 minutes...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    I couldn't agree more with the PS500e; used to have 325is and they were too bright with "hot", almost distorted sounding upper mids.  PS500e with EarZonk G (NOT Grado oem, which are also too edgy) are basically perfection.  They sound balanced and natural with just a bit of a bass boost and the...
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    Grado Fan Club!

      OK, I swapped my EarZonks for stock G-cush from a GS2000/Sympones v7 clone at the Seattle meet this weekend and it definitely made my PS500e have slightly less bass and far hotter treble.  It sounded a lot like the clone I swapped from.   Going back to Ear Zonks tamed the treble into the...
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