1. FatherOfNations

    Head-Fi newbie asking about the Grado SR225is

    I've been searching head-fi for a few days hunting for the perfect set of cans for some rock (Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Seether, Chevelle, Shinedown, etc.). Unless I'm just a complete idiot., I've realized that the Grado SR225is are the obvious choice. However, I have two questions...
  2. Bengkia369

    Seems like no point to buy Grado RS2i/e, what do u think?

    Would rather go for PS500 which had a more refined sound compared to RS2i/e or just get a SR325e for that fun sound.
  3. maxmays1

    Looking For A new pair of OPEN over the Ears cans and proper AMP to match. Mid range price

    So i have been a Beyer users for quiet some time now, using almost all of the Recent DT series with a mix of amps. but i have been looking for a new sound lately. I like the sound of the Beyerdynamics as they work great with a host of sounds, but i'm starting to get annoyed with Neutral tonal...
  4. OnlySound

    fidelio x2 vs grado r2i vs he400 vs others(hd650,hd600,t700) HELP!!!!

    which one should i get?looking for warmth, mids , soundstage , clarity.(do not care about comfort,)
  5. rage3324

    New Grados or something else? $1000 budget (new or used)

    First thing first, I love the Grado sound a lot for the music I listen to mostly (rock, classic rock, indie rock, soft rock). I also love large soundstage (AD700, K7xx) as well. While I do like my AKG K7xx for their wide soundstage, I am finding them boring and not engaging. The soundstage, to...
  6. johanchandy

    Akg Q701 or Grado RS-2i

    Hi everyone.   I was pretty set on getting the Q701's with a E09k but after seeing the price here in Canada for the rs2i's, it doesn't seem a lot more considering it won't need a powerful amp. Which would suit me better? (Sr325i would also be an option)   Initially I thought Grado's were my...
  7. kvtaco17

    The pain of walking into a hifi store...

    So today I walked into a small shop in Minneapolis ( needle doctor) to pick up a pair of sr60i's for another modding project... And I ended up auditioning most of the grado line. I loved the rs1, the detail was simply awesome (love those mids and highs) the bass was very good compared to every...
  8. reifler

    Upgrading from MDR-v600s....

    I'm working with a pair of Sony MDR-v600 headphones. I want to upgrade. I've got a good budget, so that's not in question. (The quality of the headphone will decide how much I wanna spend.) One thing though... I cannot find a good stereo shop in my area that has the high end headphones I've...
  9. Trunks159

    Open Cans and EQ? How well do they respond to eq?

    I wanna try and get the sr325i or sr225i, or something else and id like to be able to easily eq them, especially the bass.   Thanks!!!!!
  10. ramarge3653

    Best Portable Headphone without an amp for $250 max Metal, Rock, and Hip Hop Genres

    I'm looking for recommendations for a portable headphone that will be used solely with my Galaxy S4 playing FLAC audio files.  I'm looking for something to fulfill the Rock/Metal and Hip Hop Genre.  I love bass, but don't want something sloppy that will overpower the mids and highs.   I've...
  11. sling5s

    NEW Schiit Lyr 2: Impressions

    Just want to start a thread for the new Lyr 2.  Interested in impressions.
  12. avitron142

    Best Stores in Manhattan to Demo Headphones

    Here's to all the people who want to try out all the mid/higher range headphones before you buy them, and live in the Manhattan / New York area  And here we go! :   AC Gears are #1 if you want to try out your headphones before buying them. They have a great selection, and their prices are...
  13. Johan R

    Alessandro Music Series 2, less "open" than SR325i? Or any tips on how to ship the RS2i's to Sweden?

    Hi,     I've been looking into upgrading my headphones and I've settled on the Alessandro MS 2's. Or so I thought, until l read somewhere (can't remember where) that they are a bit less "open" sounding than the Grado SR325i's. Which is exacly what I'm looking for. The problem? Every Grado...
  14. saturnine

    The Grado RS-2 Thread

    Since we had a RS-1 appreciation thread a while back, its time for the RS-2 version! Post your thoughts/opinions! I just recieved a pair today, and they sound freaking awesome! They are a bit bright, probably due to the AD8610s in my amp, but the bass is awesome, and they actually have a...
  15. jlaseter

    Stunning Combination

    Hi all--   Over the past few years researching headphones, amplifiers, and audio equipment in general, I've developed a couple of curiosities about headphone amplifiers. While I understand that certain combinations of headphone and amp go well together, it's often hard to figure out the...
  16. EdT

    Grado Drivers

    Can someone confirm if Grado actually makes them in house ? For those that did the factory tour, did you guys actually see them making the drivers, like winding the copper coil onto the drivers and them forming the diaphrams and assembling them together or you just saw them inserting the...
  17. ScaryFatKidGT

    Want Grado's, 225, 325, RS2 or MS2?

    So I have wanted some grado's for a while, when I originally asked I was wondering between the lower prestige series and was told I should probably go for the 225i's minimum due to me already being use to higher end stuff (SRH-840's and D5000's) so I listened to some at a local place and didn't...
  18. Johnnyhi

    Which one Grado RS2i or PS500.?

  19. kibble4

    Quick Review of HiFi-Man He-400

    My First Impression: These cans seemed to have no soundstage, no separation, no treble, and stuck in the mud bass.  The vocals seemed to be behind the rest of the music and was muffled at times or hard to hear.   I have to say I was very unimpressed with these headphones out of the box.  I was...

    Full Size that sound like KSC75

    Hey guys, I've been playing around with headphones since jan 2010. I've owned quite a few in this time. However nothing has been as enjoyable as the $20 Koss KSC75. So far I have owned: DT770 - 250ohm HD650 SR60i DT880 - 600ohm Porta Pro RS1i Now don't get me wrong each of those listed...
  21. underhyped

    Grado RS2/RA1 - MusicF V-CAN

    Hello i am thinking of buying this combo, and i just wanna check with you guys if i need to make some changes or will i be happy with this?   Thanks for answers
  22. WhiteCrow

    Grado sr325is V.S. RS-2*button* MINI REVIEW!& General discussion

    Well I got up to 32 ohm today and to my surprise they had the RS-2 to use and some 325is. LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!!!! Build: Well that can I say ones wood, ones metal and are built pretty much the same.   Sound: OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOD! 325is: Well people on here say that the higher end...
  23. Iceman69

    Grado RS-2 or Alessandro MS2?

    Hey guys, So I'm gonna get either a Grado RS-2i or an Alessandro MS2. I'm gonna also buy it with either a pico USB/DAC or an RSA Predator. I listen to oldies rock and metal most of the time, but I also take my time listening to hiphop and I usually listen for about 1 - 3 hours per session...
  24. oshia86

    Amp my 325i's or go with RS2's

    I've gotten the upgrade itch. It started the other day when I decided to pull the button off of my 325's. Now, I think I am just wanting to try something new. I love the 325's, but what's wrong with something better? So, what would you guys do? Add an amp to the 325's or just go with the RS2's...
  25. maideniron

    Grado RS-2i NEED Amp and DAC

    Hello Head-fiers,   My girlfriend gifted me a new pair of Grado RS-2i. I am completely new to good quality audio, the last headphones I had were Koss porta pro.   I am looking for a good amp and dac (individuals or combined). I am using Laptop for source (foobar2000 + FLAC). I usually...