Grado SR80 - Bassy enough for dance music?
Nov 27, 2008 at 10:31 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 15

DW87

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Hi,

I listen to a lot of house mainly, some trance, and I was wondering if the SR80s are suitable? I'm not looking for bass that rumbles my skull, just enough so it sounds enough if that makes any sense. I kind of have my heart set on them from all the wonderfull comments they have recieved.
 
Nov 27, 2008 at 11:45 PM Post #2 of 15

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I had SR80s, then SR225s, and now RS-1s. I listen to a lot of rock/metal, but I jam out to a bit of pop and techno at times, and my Grados have not let me down. Like you, I don't crave super bass, but it has to be there. IMO they satisfy.
 
Nov 28, 2008 at 12:19 AM Post #4 of 15

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I concur with RuiCanela. I find that whilst the 80's supply the bass, it isn't the right type of bass for dance. I much the Beyerdynamic DT770's for dance, but I have never heard the DT990.
 
Feb 25, 2009 at 12:06 AM Post #8 of 15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DW87 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Hi,

I listen to a lot of house mainly, some trance, and I was wondering if the SR80s are suitable? I'm not looking for bass that rumbles my skull, just enough so it sounds enough if that makes any sense. I kind of have my heart set on them from all the wonderfull comments they have recieved.




House and Trance music can be a bit on the bright side of sound, If I was you I would look at the AKG headphones. I myself listen to the same type of music you play, I use AKG K701 Headphones with great results!! The AKG are nice smooth deep sounding headphones, as the Grado can be a bit bright.

I also have the Grado SR-125 which sounds good also, but not as good as the K701 NO WAY!!!! The Grado's can sound a bit hard and bright with trance, as I have exp this. Not good for your ears mate.


Anyway you don't have to take my advice.
 
Feb 25, 2009 at 12:09 AM Post #9 of 15

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11-28-2008
 
Feb 25, 2009 at 12:42 AM Post #10 of 15

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What?

And yes, Grado's do have the bass and its nice and punchy but if you're looking for lots of it, go Denon or Beyer FWIR
 
Feb 25, 2009 at 2:53 AM Post #13 of 15

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I also listen to a lot of house. I have Grados which I love love love but not really for dance. They will be adequate but not great. That is my opinion anyway. I am all set to buy a pair of ultrasone DJ1 pros for my house music to backup my 325is. Again, in my opinion, you will be FAR happier with a closed phone for dance music. My 325is do have great bass, but as KlamPa stated, it's not the right type of bass.
 
Feb 25, 2009 at 3:04 AM Post #14 of 15

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I have the SR225's and they do not go deep enough for me. I am enjoying my HFI-580's though.
 
Feb 25, 2009 at 9:32 AM Post #15 of 15

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Wow didn't expect to see this thread again! I ended up getting a pair of DT990pros back at christmas time and they're great! I have tried a pair of SR-80s as my mate bought a pair a while ago and I can see what you guys mean - They're good but not for my needs.
 

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