1. cactus_farmer

    Are Grado 'phones more susceptible than others to volume damage to drivers?

    I've read numerous reports of the 'grattle' (Grado rattle) that happens when Grado cans have one (or both) of the membranes of their drivers creased and wrinkled in places - causing rattling on low bass notes and channel imbalance. Does this creasing and wrinkling occur only when the cans are...
  2. Mysteek

    Upgrading from.. *gulp* DT880's

    I'm afraid to ask. How much more money will I lose if I want a better DT880? By that, I mean.. I want a more engaging sound. I found out that I love midrange (after listening to Paradigm speakers) and I'm not a basshead afterall (learned after hearing the SRH840's, ick, way too much bass). I...
  3. RedDawn

    Have about 750 to spend

    I listen to Stoner Rock/Doom/Sludge and Classical as 95% of my music. I will be using my setup at work. I was thinking of getting a pair of RS1's and pair them up with my Schiit Asgard 2. Would you guys recommend I get a DAC? My source material are v0 and 320 rips and I have a Project Carbon...
  4. Poetic

    I have $2,000 to burn right now, Headphones i was looking at the Beyerdynamic T1 Tesla, Grado Ps1000

    All my headphones will be drove from the source Ibasso dx100. Thought of the He-6 but i don't feel like going through the whole speaker amp process. I love the dynamic sound of headphones, I currently own the LCD Audeze rev2, He-500, and He-400. I know The Ps1000 are suppose to be excellent as i...
  5. dudeguy

    From HE400 to which Grado?

    I'm in love with my HE 400s (and also with my M50s, but as we say, it's a "different kind of love"). I'm curious, however, about Grados. I don't want to spend on something that doesn't really represent a level of quality in the Grado line comparable with my 400s, though. Gurus, what would be...
  6. the5chord

    audio technica ath-m50 vs hifiman he400

    How to these compare? I have a pair of Grado RS1i's that I love for rock but I have been listening to some more bass heavy music lately. I have tried the HE-400's out about a year ago and loved the amount of sub bass. I don't live anywhere near a place that sells headphones like this. So any...
  7. ywd

    Best headphones ever

    What would you say are the best headphones ever made, price-no-object. I know its subjective, but if you could have any one pair of headphones to use most of the time, what would it be?
  8. roggae


    so i've been into headphones since i was a tyke. 36 now.  i generally listen to IEMs (shure 215,535) but i also love my Grado RS 1s and my SR80s. i use a pono as my source 50% of the time and the other 50% i use a Little Dot MK3 tube headphone amp. i'm looking to start the process of researching...
  9. sy0296

    help choosing my first set of custom IME

    Hi guys, I need some guidance choosing my first set of custom IME.   I've had some experiences with IMEs in the past but I always went back to full size cans due to discomfort after long listening sessions.  I currently own shure e500, UE triplefi 10, etymotic er4-s and use them...
  10. malcolm.mcintyre

    How to disassemble Grado RS-1?

    Can anyone advise how to disassemble RS-1s, to allow a cable replacement? The drivers are obviously glued in place. Should the glue be softened with a heat gun, or just prized away? thanks
  11. 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...
  12. ZSamuels28

    Best mid price in ear headphones

    Hi audiophiles, I'm looking for a pair of in ear headphones and my budget is around $100-$300 with a little wiggle room if necessary. I'm looking at the Etymotic ER4PT because I've read they have amazing sound quality and clarity, but the lack of bass and comfort make me a little unsure. What's...
  13. kontai69

    RS-1 vs MS-Pro: a comparative review

    INTRODUCTION I’ve been comparing the Grado RS-1 (#26xx) and the Alessandro MS-Pro (no SN) for several weeks now and would like to describe, as best as I can, some of my observations. I initially bought the MS-Pro and really liked it. However, I was very curious to hear the infamous RS-1 in my...
  14. Duggeh

    Jecklin Float Electrostatic: Refurbishment & Review (lots of pictures)

    Everything Old Is New Again. The Jecklin Float Electrostatic: Refurbishment and Review. Intro: I have, ever since I first laid eyes on them, had a love for the Jecklin Float headphones. Last year I was lucky enough to own both the Model 2 and the Model 1 dynamic Floats. I still have the...
  15. Bob_McBob

    Replacement nubs for Grado antennas

    Has anyone got suggestions for replacing the little black plastic nubs on the end of the RS-1 antennas? It seems they come off relatively easily, and the headphones look a bit odd without them. Is it possible to get replacements from Grado? I've e-mailed them, but no reply yet.
  16. matthewh133

    What are the best rock/ambient IEMs?

    Looking for an IEM with super-real sounding guitar from the mids. Something with punchy, deep extending but quick bass punch for the kick drum (don't need huge amount of bass, just nice and deep/tight/fast), shimmering/airy treble on the cymbal strikes. I guess a kind of aggressive sound but...
  17. jpr703

    Alessandro Vs. Grado

    I'm not sure I understand the relationship between Alessandro and Grado. I know that they collarborate somehow and that many of their products look remarkably similiar, but that's all I know so far. Can anyone explain to me how they work together and what the sound difference is between their...
  18. 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...
  19. bassboysam

    Help with closed headphone recommendation.

    Currently all my headphones are Grados (80i, 225i, 325i). Plus i have some PS500s and semi-vintage RS1s on the way. I doubt i will keep all 5 and assuming i get rid of all the SR series i would be interested in getting a nice set of closed headphones. Looking to spend $300-$400 (used). I would...
  20. KLJTech

    How many hours a week (on avg) do you listen to your full-size headphones?

    I generally listen far more to my IEM's during any given day (music or Audiobooks) than I do to my full-size headphones at my office or at home. I bet I probably listen to IEM's at least 5-6 hours a day and some days maybe even more...sometimes I wear them to bed, listening to music as I fall...
  21. DavidMahler

    Are Grados suited for Classical?

    I notice most of the Grado lovers are into rock and metal. How do the Grados (specifically the RS-1) fare with Classical music. I love the UE10s and HD650s with classical.....any comments on the Grado. Thanks
  22. ts0003

    San Francisco Bay Area Headphone Stores

    I live in an area in NC where there are few retailers of audiophile headphones. I will be visiting San Francisco, CA and surrounding cities for the first few weeks of January. I am interested in visiting a headphone retailer in the area during the period. The criteria that the retailer...
  23. EldradMustLive

    Quarter modded SR225 versus RS1 or PS500

    I have some 2006 Grado Sr225s with quarter-modded yellow 414 pads that have become my favorite headphone (formally DT880 250 ohm was my fave). I've seen an old thread here where someone said they preferred (I assume stock) SR225 to RS1. Anyone else here have the SR225 with the simple 414 quarter...
  24. Wil

    Cayin HA-1A users?

    Where are you guys! Seems like not alot of people are using this amp now. I've been using it for years now and i'm still very happy with it. hmmm.
  25. cowby

    Yamaha HPH-MT220 earpad replacement

    Hi,       My 1 year old pair of MT220 need to replace the earpad as both pads are suffering "skin off" issue.  However, I couldn't find any pads avaiable on any online shops.  could any one of the owners give me some hints on that?   Cheers! Cowby