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Thanks for the advice everyone! I ordered them today. I am planning on getting the Fiio E7 DAC/Amp with them. Do you think that will be sufficient as I have heard they need to be driven.


You won't be dissapointed, the 225i's are a great phone. Also the E7 is a very good starting point for using your computer as a hifi (very good for the price, especially the dac). The little dot I+ amp is my current choice of amp with Grado's but you would need a seperate dac.  
 
Incidently, I used to have the the denon d2000's but I still have the 225i's.

 
 
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yeah if i were to get the little dot I+ i would just use the E7 as a DAC only
 
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You won't be dissapointed, the 225i's are a great phone. Also the E7 is a very good starting point for using your computer as a hifi (very good for the price, especially the dac). The little dot I+ amp is my current choice of amp with Grado's but you would need a seperate dac.  
 
Incidently, I used to have the the denon d2000's but I still have the 225i's.

 


 
 
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yeah if i were to get the little dot I+ i would just use the E7 as a DAC only
 


 


just a word of caution, you cant just use the dac of the E7, it has 2 headphone outputs but they are both fed via the built in amp
 
 
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yeah if i were to get the little dot I+ i would just use the E7 as a DAC only


How are you going to be using the E7...just with your desktop or are you going to be mobile with it?
 
 
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There's an LOD for the E7 to bypass the amp.
 
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SR-225's are the shizzle
 
Sometimes I like to pretend I'm in British bomber command during WW2 and yell nonsense over an imaginary radio while I'm wearing them
 
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it will be my first amp so ill be primarily using it at my home but will occasionally take it elsewhere mobile
 
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How are you going to be using the E7...just with your desktop or are you going to be mobile with it?
 


 
 
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it will be my first amp so ill be primarily using it at my home but will occasionally take it elsewhere mobile

I was just curious. The E7 looks like a great product. I was just thinking if your just going to use it at home maybe consider a desktop but the price of one of those E7's is pretty right on. Grado's are pretty easily driven and should pair up nicely with your new cans. Congratulations btw, enjoy! 
 
 
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i was pretty sure that the e7 can just dock right on top of the e9, like they are built for eachother... is this incorrect?
 


 

Yep,  that's correct, but in this case he wants to get the E7 for its DAC function, running to a Little Dot amp.
 
 
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Yep,  that's correct, but in this case he wants to get the E7 for its DAC function, running to a Little Dot amp.
 


That should actually sound pretty sweet
 
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Hey I know its been a while but I thought I'd conclude with a status update with my headphones. They came in along with the E7 Amp/DAC about a week ago. They're definitely one of the best purchases I've ever made. I absolutely love them. The sound is so captivating that I sometimes can't stop listening to them. I often feel like the music is being played in my room, once actually taking off my headphones thinking that the music was playing through my stereo. Thanks for all the help regarding this purchase, it has been a great one.
 
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grados are amazing. cant wait to buy my new set and get a good amp for them as ive never listend to them with an amp.
 
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Hey guys I'm new here with posting but have been lurkin around for advice for a while. I had a decision made to buy the Grado 225i headphones with a Fiio E7 Amp and mabye buy the E9 if i felt it was appropriate. The problem is the more reviews i read the more the Grado's are recommended to Rock/Metal lovers. I like everything about the Grados but am hesitant to buy them because I listen to a variety of music. I came upon the Denon AHD-2000 while looking for more versatile headphones in the same pricerange. These are more expensive and I'd rather get the Grado's if they aren't a let-down in other genres of music. I listen to many types of rock mainly as well as electronic music.
 
I guess the main question here is will listening to other genres of music with the Grado's make me regret buying them? instead of the AHD2000 or other headphones that you could recommend to me
 
Here are some bands that I listen to: Phish, Grateful Dead, Sublime, STS9, Pretty Lights, My Morning Jacket.
 
All help appreciated! Will determine what I buy.
 
Thanks!
No it would not, i never heard the 225 but i've got 325 it sounds great, for disadvantage in other type of music only happens when you start really critical listening. I wouldn't worry about it. 
Buy a used one, and you can trade them here for other headphone when u wanna try new things. 
 
 
 
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