- Feb 21, 2007
project86, if you don't mind could you give a quick impression of the MX1's headphone amp through your Grado SR-325 compared to the M-Stage? Grados don't need much power and are fairly easy to drive so I'm wondering if the differences are more minimal.
The mx-1 is quite good with Grados. As you said, they are not extremely difficult to drive. You won't get the exact same performance of a higher end amp, but the differences are not as large as they would be with say some Sennheiser HD800s or other difficult cans.
Adding the M-Stage with the Grados does in fact give you a boost, but it is of the variety where you have to specifically sit and listen for it, and then it becomes apparent after a while. It's not night and day. As you move up the Grado line and their resovling abilities improve, then the differences are a bit bigger. But at the 325 level, they are fairly small.
Hope this helps.