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Grado Fan Club!

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by vikingatheart, Dec 29, 2010.
  1. ruthieandjohn
    Yes, I found them significantly better, but still, not a huge difference.

    Here, I compared the SR125, SR125e, and SR80e on 10 different features. Higher scores are better.

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  2. ruthieandjohn
    Do you know of a headphone stand that will support the weight of PS1000 cups from below, so they are not just pulling on the friction mount of the rod block? Do the head-shaped arch Omega ones provide such support?
  3. Geezer Rock 001
    It is not a stand but the Shipibo Audio metal rod blocks do an outstanding job on my GS1000e s.
  4. elmoe
    I've given up on that and (aside from wanting to sell them) just resigned myself to laying them flat.
  5. gregorya
    Have you looked into the Sieveking stands? There are also lots of much cheaper (and less refined) knock-offs available through Amazon/eBay etc.

    Last edited: May 14, 2019
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  6. joseph69
    If someone liked your 325is why would they end up buying a 225 or 500?
    They'd just buy a used 325is, no?
  7. joseph69
    John, didn't I sell you the PS1000e with the 1/8" shaft collars? Why not do the same?
  8. marca56
  9. ruthieandjohn
    @joseph69 indeed the Ps2000e’s you sold me had those shaft collars...thanks for the reminder!

    @gregorya , I put my question to Gradolabs as well, and they too recommended the Sieveking Omega stand. Even better, that stand comes in a choice of four finishes, while others are only in one, so I can match the wood trim of my (new) home! Thanks!
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  10. elira
    Do you have a link to the shaft collars you used?
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  11. joseph69
    I bought mine from my local hobby shop. HERE is something very similar to what I use.
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  12. Jazmanaut
    That was hypotetical example. My point was that there is way too many options, but not any clear line or logic behind those models.
    If one likes some model, but there is newer version that sounds very different, thats very confusing.
    Or you might think that next modelnumber on line means its a bit better, but that is not allways the case.

    Is it only me that finds this a bit frustrating and strange?
    As headphone enthusiast, people asks me recomendations all the time, and nowdays
    i simply dont bother to recomend Grados, if not SR60, when budget is small. Its just too much hustle to explain all the variations.
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  13. elira
    For someone just trying Grados the SR60e to SR225e are good introductory Grados. If you want to guess your favorite headphone just by looking at model numbers then you will most likely fail. But that happens in every brand, the Sennheiser HD600 are very different to the HD650, you cannot assume that bigger number is better. The Grado SR line improves the higher you go up to the SR225e, the SR325e changes too much. Then you have the GS, PS and RS series that are completely different, but you should try or at least read reviews before buying expensive headphones.
  14. Gippy
    What I've been noticing, though I don't have numerical proof, is that generally people prefer the SR -e series over the -i and original counterparts. But if a premium Grado -e model has had an -i or original counterpart, the older model is preferred. We've seen it with the PS500/1000, and the RS1. It seems like the SR -e headphones have a little bit more bass than their older counterparts, and as many people are rocking just the SR60e/80e, the S-cush softens the treble enough for it to work. The premium Grado -e models are where Grado experiments, and with some people saying they prefer the SR80e over the GS2000e, it really is a wild west out there. I honestly don't think Grado will make a headphone with equivalent or more bass slam than the original HF2/PS500 ever again. The GS3000e came close, though.
  15. Mad Max
    That GS2k graph in Gippy's post looks like they were trying to tune theheadphone for low volume listening, but placed the FR mountains in the wrong places, I think.

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