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  1. Zuqi

    Grado RS1i or SR 325is for Metal and Punk

    I am looking for a pair of headphone for Metal and punk rock and now I want to choose from Grado RS1i and SR 325is.   I had a pair of HF2, although I like the apperance of this cans, and it did jazz, most kind of pop music really well, but most music I listen to are metal and punk, such...
  2. FXOdaGGoth

    New guy here. If you had $1,000 to spend on a startup setup, what would it be?

    Hey everyone, I love music, but have always listened to my music through my computer with a set of cheat $30 headphones. I recently listened to some music at my friends house, and he had a ton of stuff. Like headphones, an amp, and a few other things in between his computer. When i heard it, i...
  3. CARRION FEAST

    Headphones worth holding on to......collectable cans

    Hi, I think my Audeze LCD-2's are beautiful- both aesthetically & sonically. I think these are something that I would be proud to hand down to my kids in 20 years and something I think will be a true classic. Does anyone else agree & what are some other current models of cans that are destined...
  4. TikPandora

    The Refurbished Journey

    After getting sick of my Sony extra bass earbuds, I decided to search the internet for a new pair of headphones.   My search lasted about two hours.  It went from a pair of Rockford Fosgate Punch Plugs, to some Creative earbuds, and then to a pair of Klipsch S4s.  Right when I was about to...
  5. pogodrummer

    HF-2 vs K701+HD650

    Hello there! just a quick question: what would be better? a pair of used grado hf-2 (modded with a viablue 3.5mm plug) or an akgk701 + senn hd650 combo?  I'd use the phones for almost all genres (maybe not jazz or alot of classical), and i'm a basshead, so DnB, dubstep and hardcore are a major...
  6. movi

    Looking for Grados less strident/peaky than RS1s

    just picked up a set of buttoned RS1 (vintage B).   i'm finding them a little strident/peaky with a hump around the 10khz region that i find uncomfortable on many tracks.   my understanding is RS2, HF2, and RS1i are all slightly rolled off in the treble region compared to RS1.   1...
  7. Zuqi

    Should I Replace HF2 with Somthing Else?

    Hi,   Fellow head-fiers, As title said, I would like to find a headphone to replace my Grado HF2, my HF2 sounds great to me, but its presentation makes me like it, not LOVE it, sometimes I feels relly comfortable to listen to HF2 but sometimes I felt it is a bit too soft and unnatral. I do...
  8. ButtUglyJeff

    When should a Head-Fier move up the food chain, or expand their pallete within their usual spending range?

    Well, I have a little headphone spending to do, and I'm looking for a direction to travel.  I'm planning with a budget of around $600, and the way I see it, I have two general options.  But I have decided that I want to make some sort of Grado purchase.   A)  I've wanted a set of Grado...
  9. hellomoto

    In the quest of closed headphones for rock music!

    Hello everyone, and thanks in advance to those who will take time to answer!!!   I'm finishing school this year, and I will enter what we call in France "Preparatory School", the problem (well, it not a real one) is that I'll be in the same room with another guy, we will be working a lot...
  10. KnightOfAwesome

    Upgradin from SR-125i's to what?

    After using my SR-125i's for the past year, I think it's time to upgrade to something a little more different. I've been thinking about possibly going to a SR-325i. But i've been a bit mixed with what exact direction I should go.   My amp is a Gilmore Dynalo (which is being worked on) Dac...
  11. orrb_05

    Best Headphones Ever: Grado HF-2

    OK, so I may be off a little, but they are one fantastic pair of headphones!! Just got them today, NIB and unopened - I debated on leaving them sealed in the box, but What, I bought them for listening pleasure, not just to eyeball!! Thaye are nice looking though!    Anyhoot - thanks to...
  12. Kevin Brown

    Bilavideo Mod'ed Grados

    I was going to do the Magnum lite mod with a pair of SR125i's I have, but Rhydon jacked up the price from $250 to $300 (even though that increase wasn't advertised anywhere up until when I asked to have mine done), and that was too much IMO, and he wouldn't honor the $250 price.  Fine: got a...
  13. Albinoni

    Any good Chinese Tube headphone amps

    Just re the chinese built/made tube headphone amps are there any out there that are good and would you reccomend a chinese tube headphone amp. Also do most of these use chinese tubes or other brands How about their SQ ?
  14. evosam

    Need Advice on Grados - Used RS1 vs new RS2i

    Hi all,   Been looking at getting a new pair of Grados for a while - love this forum and it's been super valuable in research and looking at various people's comparisons.   So I have the opportunity to either get a pre-owned pair of RS1 or get a new pair of RS2i. Difference in price is...
  15. vincent199122

    Grado SR325is & PS1000 version 2011???

    Hi, this is my first thread. I was wondering on head-fi and only look at comments like usual and clicking links while listening to my grados. Suddenly I found myself looking at the following website:   http://www.knicom.co.jp/version2011.html   I'm rather surprised because I can't find...
  16. knopi

    which Grado?

    Hello head-fi friends and mainly Grado fans,    I have sold my Alessandro MS Pro two years ago. Honestly I regret it, I miss that sound ooh a lot. Grado have so charm sound (at least to me) it grow in your heart, quitars, emotion, airy, crisp, quick, sound like wind. I can only wish that...
  17. thinker

    New Hifiman HE-5LE planar magnetic headphone

    March 2010 - Planar cans - Head-Direct's in-house brand HiFiMan is three weeks away from launching its new $700 HE-5LE planar magnetic headphones with a claimed frequency response of 10Hz to 60kHz. Sensitivity is expectedly low at 87dB/1mW, impedance is 25 ohms. A detachable 2m cable with a...
  18. hebrewbacon

    Getting STAX Lambda Pro's... is uDAC-2 decent as source?

    Title says it all. I'm buying my first good headphone setup - a STAX Lambda Pro with an SRM-1/MK-2 amp, and I need a DAC to go with it.  I'm tentatively planning on a uDAC-2 but am not wedded to the idea. Any insights?  $200 would be my absolute upper limit, but $70-$130 is what I'm really...
  19. crayonhead

    Conundrum on choosing headphones. Grado HF-2s or RS2is

    Hi guys. I've recently been struck at a conundrum. Apparently, this guy in China has a NEW pair of HF-2s (He won't give me information on which number it is. Since i'm visiting in about a month, I'll go over to see.). However, they're priced at currently 1000 usd (which personally i think...
  20. HeadphoneAddict

    REVIEW: Head-direct.com HiFiMan EF2 tube Hybrid Amp with USB DAC

    Sources: Macbook Pro with Pico USB DAC-0nly, and with EF2 built-in USB DAC. Music: Apple Lossless rips of Mark Isham + Kate Ceberano "Bittersweet", John H. Clark "Acoustik Guitar", Shelby Lynn "Just a Little Lovin", Jack Johnson "Sleep Through the Static" and "On and On", Arvo Part "Tabula...
  21. analog'd

    Grado RS1i Impressions thread

    I owned a pair of 1996 RS1's until a couple of years ago. I was thrilled by them. I was not thrilled with the sound after 1 channel went out and Grado Labs replaced the drivers maybe 5 years back. There was a bit of brittleness in the highs that I never heard in my original drivers. Break-in did...
  22. dacherne

    how to get the most out of my grado hf2s

    Hey guys, I'm looking for advice on my current set up and would like to know how i can improve upon it to get the most out of my grado hf2s.   i currently have a pico amp/dac which is connected to my macbook pro via a usb cable. i am using itunes to play my music and it is all at a decent...
  23. decur

    red wine audio isabellina hpa

    over the past few years i have bought and sold many pieces of headphone gear here on head-fi,like many other people,trying to find that perfect balance that attempts to bring us as close to our favorite recordings as possible! enter the red wine audio isabellina hpa(headphone amp/dac combo)...
  24. Spikey115

    Strange Problem with Etymotic Hf2

    I have a very strange problem using my Etymotic Research Hf2's and iPhone. I recently returned my original pair to Etymotic for repair (no sound on left side) and got back a replacement. This replacement produces sound from both earbuds but the microphone and the button on the microphone do not...
  25. thechungster

    Would like to start afresh with a new IEM.

    Hello, haven't been on here for a year+ now. I have absolutely no idea on what's new nowadays.   I'm getting a tad bit bored of my Sennheiser IE8s now and would like to replace these with something that has a bit more detail in the midrange and treble. I also have a pair of Grado HF2's and...
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