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    GRADO SR225i: What am I supposed to be hearing?

    Yes, I have considered that the original SR-80's were maybe a tad too bright. The 225's certainly have a smoother top end.   However, I think I'm onto something that may be the cause....   The pads are subtly different. About a year ago, I replaced the bowl pads on the 80's with some...
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    Left: New SR-225i pad. Right: replacement SR-80 pad
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    GRADO SR225i: What am I supposed to be hearing?

    Thanks for the reply. My SR80's have bowl pads - and have always had bowl pads - so I don't think that's the cause. These new 225i's are simply less bright than the 80's.  I think the extreme top end is there but I estimate a drop in the 5kHz-8kHz range which, together with the heavier bass...
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    GRADO SR225i: What am I supposed to be hearing?

    Sorry about the cryptic title - it's just that I've been a long-time SR-80 user and have recently acquired some brand new SR-225i's. From all accounts, these cans are supposed to be pretty bright but, on first listen, there's a huge difference between them and the 80's. The 80's are a heck of...
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