1. cali_afroman

    New Heafier looking for advice for 2nd Purchase ( detailed answers needed)

    Ive been on Head-fi for a while now and done a fair amount of research and reading. I am currently looking at purchasing a second pair of headphones around the intro audiophile price range. Ive looked up some of the classics recommendation and have contemplating the following with my current...
  2. xnor

    Headphones sensitivity, impedance, required V/I/P, amplifier gain

    The following table is based on measurements, not manufacturer specs.   Target SPL is 110 dB SPL. The source is assumed to output 2 V. The amp is assumed to be a voltage source (0 ohm output impedance). Voltage, current, power are RMS figures.   What do the columns mean? S@1V is the...
  3. talisman42

    Perhaps the Year of the CAL! (Aurvana Live) 2013

    These cans have been receiving great press over the years and while prices were pinned at over $90+ for most of the year, prices seem to be stabilizing in the $60 range. This is the price point where we have great expectations. I like many aspects of this can. 1. very light 2. comfortable...
  4. RedMoonLoop

    Need help deciding if the Grado sound is right for me as a starting set of cans

    After doing various searches around here I have been leaning heavily towards purchasing the Grado Sr325i's. They seem to fit my taste in rock music. I mostly listen to prog rock and 70's rock bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Porcupine Tree. Stuff like that really. However I also like...
  5. S

    (Full-Size) Headphone Recommendations by Genre: Nu/Heavy Metal, Rock, etc.

    Hi guys, I have been lurking around your wonderful forums for a while now, and finally decided to have the guts to post since I am total noob when it comes to hi-fi audio(but I'm  learning:) I noticed a lot of people come on here and ask for advice/recommendations on what headphones would fit...
  6. chesebert

    voice not in the center of the headphone? what the?

    I was critically listening to some female vocals last night and have notice that depending on the passage, some times I feel the voice is little to the right, sometimes little to the left, but more right than left, and I can aparently change the position by resetting the headphone on my head...
  7. spindex

    Another budding audiophile seeking expert advice on a pair of cans

    Background:   I am a budding audiophile who recently joined this forum to get some help on a pair of headphones.  I consider my ear to be good and I notice lots of detail when I listen to music from a good pair of speakers or cans.   I've been recording music as a hobby for a number of...
  8. kskwerl

    Has anyone modded the Grado G Cush pad?

    With either a sock or something else? I prefer the G cush and was wondering if anyone has modded it to be more comfortable. I've seen sock mods with the stock 325is pads but none with the G cush
  9. wolfetan44

    Relaxing headphone

    What would you guys consider a relaxing headphone? A DT880 relaxing? No? 
  10. floeezy

    Best open headphone for EDM under $400

    This may sound like an oxymoron, but are there any open headphones that are great for EDM? I also listen to rock, classical, ambient (chillout, post-rock), but I would like these headphones to excel at Electronic Dance Music. For example, I would love for these headphones to accurately reproduce...
  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. bartian

    New phones for mostly alternative and metal

    Hi there,   Im looking for a new pair of headphones. I mostly listen to alternative rock, metal, and more like that. My budget is around E200.   At the moment I have Shure SHR240A, but I noticed they give me a headache after around an hour or so. I don't exactly know why. It feels like...
  13. Pantocrator

    supraaural vs circumaural

    Which do you think is better? First off, I am going to be using these headphones in college in a dormitory, so there might be some noise issues, and also i might use these in public where I do not want other people to hear my music... But I am a music nut and want the highest possible audio...
  14. Klaatu

    Grado wood cups

    I want a set of the wooden cups for my Grado SR80 (non "i" version). I was wondering what I could expect in the way of improved sound if any. I'm honestly largely looking at them for aesthetic reasons, but I can reasonably expect improved sound. Does anyone have this combination, and if so what...
  15. Sir Tmotts III

    Grado Vs. Alessandro

    What's the difference between the two brands? I heard Alessandro is more neutral than Grado, so I was thinking of aquiring myself a MS-2.(since i already own the SR-325is)
  16. I3eyond

    AKG - Quincy Jones Signature Series Q701 vs. Grado 325i

    Have:   Sennheiser HD650, powered by Matrix M-Stage, Musical Fidelity V-DAC, computer as source, all Audioquest interconnects.   Between these two headphones, which should I get?  I'm all ears for suggestions.  Just looking to explore some new sounds.  I used to have a pair of MS-1s but...
  17. DocJeff

    Charter Oak SP-1: I'm Impressed!

     Hi Head Fi folks. I'm new to this forum but I've been lurking around here for awhile. I just wanted to share my thoughts on what I think are some very cool headphones, the Charter Oak SP-1. I won't go into details about the company or how the SP-1's are basically rebranded German made...
  18. rage3324

    Best sub $200 dac (used or new)

    I am looking for a dac to pair with my Grado Sr325i, AKG K7xx, and Beyer Dynamic DT770 Premium (600hms)   Right now my chain is:   Macbook Air->Little dot i+ and little dot mk iii->headphones   I prefer a USB desktop dac.
  19. newprof

    Latest 325i driver

    Hi Everybody,   Just wanted to share an experience and ask a question.  The experience: I bought a pair of Grado 325is almost exactly 4 years ago. A few months ago, the right driver developed some problems. I sent them in to Grado for repair last week, and a couple of days ago they came...
  20. 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...
  21. 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!!!!!
  22. DesmondDavidH

    Grado sound without the Grado build: options?

    I had three Grados and I fell in love with all of them. After my first SR-60 I bought an SR-325i, and when the cable broke I went for a MS-1 (with bowls). Which also broke. In the cable. Like 10 minutes ago while rewatching Breaking Bad Season 5. I love the Grado sound, I love the fact it's...
  23. TastyBeanSprout

    Grado igi's must cause brain damage...

    ...because no one seems to want to share their thoughts (besides the single review i have found on head-fi). Cmon, somebody must have some first hand knowledge about these iems. I dont think i'm the only one who is curious.
  24. Lurkingbf

    Could This Be Better for Grados?

    Hello, all.   I just spent the weekend auditioning a pair of Grado RS1i's in my home. (My local dealer is awesome that way.) I liked them enough that I am planning to buy them without bothering, at this point in time, to audition my other possible choice (Senn HD650). The dealer is not sure...
  25. Agony

    Can't seem to decide on a set of headphones, would like some help.

    Apologies for creating a new thread, didn't know if the "Looking for advice - post here" thread was still in service, per se. Long story short, I'm looking for a set of headphones to usa almost exclusively at home, and there aren't any places around me that offer any good sets to audition. About...