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    What headphones do you have, and what do you still want?

    Have: GS-1000s. Want: IEM that sounds good as the SR-60s. Hopefully, science marches on...
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    Advice on Grado Pads

    For an alternative viewpoint, my SR225s sport the "super bowls" standard on the GS1000s. These bowls offer breathing space for the detail to come through, and are comfy as heck. Granted, moving the bass further away from the ears in the 225s reduces its impact a tad, but for me, it's far from a...
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    Are there any other headphones that have the same surround effect as Ultrasones?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Joelc87 If you want a huge soundstage get some Grado GS-1000's. Yabba-dabba-solutely. Those eleventynormous ear pads not only give great spacial impression, but fantastic detail, while the drivers provide plenty o' impressive bass response one mightn't...
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    Grado RS1 unamped...

    A bit too much tension in this thread, ya ask me. Hey, I haven't heard a Total BitHead, but I did send for a Total AirHead (to hear outta my iPod w/SR60s), and was well nigh disappointed by the results. Then I got a HeadRoom Micro Amp, and lo, found amp religion. Well, sorta. My Micro is the...
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    My crappy soundcard drives SE530s better than total bithead...the hell?

    I, as an owner of the shure 530s and grado 125s, suspect it is because your laptop's soundcard is geared more for cheaper buds that don't excel in bass and treble, and thus accentuate these qualities in your 530s. Not to say that the 530s sound a thing like tinny earbuds, but that they are eq'd...
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    Quarter mod VS Bowls

    I'm going to be contrary to what someone else before me posted, and state that the bowls will indeed give you more soundstage, albeit at the expense of bass and immediacy. Additionally, the increased space of the larger pads gives you more detail, as if detail benefits from more breathing room...
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    Deaf in one ear, please advise?

    Quote: Originally Posted by -=Germania=- To any on-lookers: You shoudl know that even though you can only hear out of one ear that you still get a 3d sound space because your brain adjusts and reinterprets. Absolutely! I'm about 70-75% deaf in one ear, and owning a cross-feed...
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    Price : Performance ratio IEM vs. Headphones

    Quote: Originally Posted by facelvega I'd say the ratio is generally about 2:1, in that you need to spend twice as much for a pair of IEMs as for full-sized headphones at the same level. However, a full-size headphone will always be fundamentally better than an IEM for a certain level...
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    GS1000 for a modest rig?

    Quote: Originally Posted by unclejr Congrats! Make sure to report back on your thoughts! I've been too tardy in doing this, but here are my thoughts. The first pair I rec'd fell apart the moment I first lifted them from the box, but I jerry-rigged the woodies to audition them...
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    Go ahead, sell me an '07 Micro Amp Ultra - I dare ya = )

    JorgeC and Tyll, I truly appreciate your responses. I understand the deal with incremental increases, as it took me a full month to decide if the increase in sound quality of my GS-1000's vs. my 325i's was worth the $600 price diff -- and there was no "searching" for the differences, as they...
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    Which has bigger impact: Cable or Amp?

    Yay on amp as opposed to cable. Nay on AirHead. Not that I'm down on HeadRoom by any means. I own the '06 Micro w/Desktop upgrade, and love it to death. But my previous amp was an AirHead, and the only diff I noticed vs. my iPod h/p lineout was the crossfeed switch. I sent it back, got the...
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    Need help w/my GS-1000's; which wine?

    [Wasn't sure whether to post this in the Headphones forum or the Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers, Accessories forum, so I split the difference and posted it here. Mods, feel free to move this thread if either or another forum would be more appropriate.] So, as my sig line shows, I recently...
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    Am I losing out on something without an amp?

    Quote: Originally Posted by bigDee I connect my E4 to my 4G iPod photo and that's my setup. Will an amp make this sound any better? Also, when I get the 6G ipod, will an amp still make a difference? I'm only going to use these earphones though. I say yes for home listening...
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    headphones for LOUD listening - what if not GS1000????

    To the OP: The sweetness of the sound the GS1k's offer at low volumes was a big inducement for me to order my pair. Consider the fact you find listening loud to them to be a harsh, unsatisfactory experience as a gift to your ears 5 - 10 years from now.
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    Grado GS1000--first impressions not so good

    I'm at the point where I do love the sound of my GS-1000's (had 'em almost a month, don't have a clue how many hours I've put on them). But it took some time for me to determine if I thought they were $600 US better than my 325i's. For one thing, I was initially put off by the amount of bass...
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