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    Grado Fan Club!

    Is playing my Grado SR325i HPs through my Schiit Lyr 1 (the original, without the low gain switch) risky? Can I blow them out? Or will I blow my ears out before the HPs?
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Are there any big black metal and/or punk fans in here? I'm happy with my setup but wonder if I could sell some of my equipment for a better BM experience. My main go-to for black metal are my HD595s and Schiit Lyr via Schiit Gungnir (or Bifrost when travelling). I also have LCD-2s, 2fs, and 3fs...
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    Need noise-cancelling earbuds for audiobooks only

    Yeah I guess IEMs are ok, my only concern is I've heard it's bad to wear them more than an hour a day. This will probably just be for air travel, you brought up a good point liquidzoo.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I know this is for full size headphones, but I'm guessing you guys are knowledgeable about high end earbuds as well. What would you suggest for metal? I mostly listen to black metal (and some thrash/black) - soundwise I'd want something like the HE-6 in terms of where it is on the light/dark...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Yeah I have Grado SR325is (gold ones). About to put up my Audio-GD amp for sale which should allow me a budget of around $1500. 
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Are there amps you guys could recommend that sound fantastic with more or less all Grado HPs or is the line simply too diverse for that? (newbie here)
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Quote: I know these are both somewhat older posts but I hope you can possibly give me some advice. I recently bought some SR325is looking for something with a very aggressive treble sound for punk and some kinds of metal (stuff like Destroyer 666, crossover thrash and things of that ilk). I...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    I wonder if anyone here has tried them with a Schiit Lyr by any chance (SR325is)? I have and it is *way* too bright with the Lyr. Running direct into my fiio player the brightness sounds just right but I still want it amped to get the most I can out of it.    I just hesitate to go with the...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    So I'm trying to decide on an amp for my Grado SR325i  (the gold ones). I see a lot of people recommending the Little Dot Mk I. Is there any reason to consider the later iterations in that amp series (MK II. etc.) or not?    I'm using this pair of HPs exclusively for punk pretty much...
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    Tidal Lossless Streaming

      I'm looking at Google Music right now and it looks like it functions like Pandora (i.e. radio that doesn't let you choose exactly what you want to hear). Am I missing something here?   EDIT: NVM - I see you have to be subbed for on demand.
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    "Direct" upgrades to Sennheiser HD595s?

    These were my first semi-pricey HPs, and though I now own some much more expensive pairs I still love coming back to these. I just really dig their sound signature, especially with different kinds of rock. It brings out certain textures that I miss when I am listening to something else. From my...
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    @madwolfa Decent chance you'll like Opeth if you like Agalloch.   Band that got me into heavy music was Linkin Park (Who I still think have awesome vocal melodies, though that flat nu metal guitar tone/riffs kind of annoys me these days)... band that got me into metal was Children of Bodom...
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    Music that makes you cry?

    This took me by surprise but most (of what I've heard so far at least) of Propagandhi's stuff does not affect me this way, but I got rather choked up listening to this at work:  
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    Grado Fan Club!

    So is it an absolutely-not-good-idea to plug my SR325I into my Schiit Lyr (version 1, without low gain switch)?    Also -- how are these things supposed to feel on your ears? I'm coming from my 595s, Audeze LCD 2/3, and HE-6 and it just feels sorta strange, it sits so lightly on my ears. Makes...
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