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Grado Fan Club!

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by vikingatheart, Dec 29, 2010.
  1. cathee
    Subscribers to this thread gets first dibs?
  2. trellus
    Yeah, the only details were about the proceeds of sales of the HF3 going to charity, and that the phones themselves would be introduced at CanJam SoCal. Lucky attendees. :)
  3. elira
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    $350, oak
  4. Shane D
    Not a bad price. Wonder how they compare to the GH line? Isn't that about the price for the GH3?

    Shane D
  5. Rwit
    Interesting. They look similar to the GH3 but it looks like with L-pads standard instead of S-pads. I wonder how they sound compared to the GH3 and the high end of the SR line.
  6. ruhenheiM
    looks really nice, love the touch on the cable sleeve and it actually written correctly this time. FI not F1 like the hf2

    any idea how many are they going to produce this one?
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
  7. ruthieandjohn
    The HF1 was the first Grado to use wood within plastic for its cups.

    The HF2 was the first Grado to have wood within metal for its cups, and was I think the first metal cup.

    Does the HF3 have a “first” associated with it? First oak, perhaps?
  8. ruhenheiM
    first braided cable sleeve for sure
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
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  9. Gippy
    Appears to use more wood than the GH3 because the cup juts out more. So it looks closer to the RS2e. Note that the HF2 was available for $429, and eventually became the PS500, which went for $595. We may be seeing something similar here (the RS2e is $495). But how does it sound? I suppose some people are clamoring for a headphone that is more bass-heavy, reminding them of the old days of the HF2 and vintage RS1. Almost every successor e-series headphone has dialed back the already bass-light Grado sound signature, so this could be an opportunity for something different.
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  10. wormsdriver
    Nice! They're at the right price too!
  11. ESL-1
    I can tell you that they sound very good and should prove to be an excellent value and a plus that there is now going to be another Head Fi Grado edition. All good news for sure.....
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  12. ESL-1

    The braided cable looks and feels good, the contrast white stitching on the leather headband adds to a handsome look within the basic Grado architecture......
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  13. ESL-1

    I have more than a few Grados and I like my GH3 quite a bit, especially for it's price point. The HF3 is another whole step up at a mere few dollars more. As the SR 325e is realistically the top SR model it falls in comparison to the HF3, not competition at all IMHO. BTW, they do have L pads.

    The main thing is to latch on to a pair as they become more readily available if you can and make your own judgements.

    To enjoy.....
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
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  14. ruhenheiM
    yeah just from the picture itself, the headphone looks really handsome,a few of minor aesthetic changes added up really well

    is the cable still heavy just like other current grado? and how is it compare to gh3? since i think both are in the same price range

    are they widely available for all people? usually the hf series have certain requirements to be able to purchase the headphone brand new
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  15. ESL-1
    The GH3 is good and a good value. The HF3 is better across the board and will be punching above it's place in the lineup. Cable is next to top for Grado if I remember correctly. Not the same as the GS3000e and PS2000e.
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