Senn HD-600 Vs. Grados
Mar 29, 2002 at 9:14 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 20

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Which Grado model do you guys think is the closest match for the Sennheiser HD-600?

Sound quality out of a quality solid state amp, let's say a Max Out Home Reference is the only factor that matters here, so please disregard price/comfort/other misc. factors. I think it will be a good idea to exclude sonic improvements brought in through modding/cable swapping. Please also include musical preference with the comments!

I hope I won't get flamed to death for starting such a controversial topic.
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Mar 29, 2002 at 9:50 AM Post #2 of 20

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There aren't any Grados that are "close" to the HD600. But of the Grados, the "closest" is either the RS1 or the RS2, depending on whom you ask.

I saw "depending on whome you ask" because after talking with a few RS2 owners, it sounds like there is actually quite a bit of variations between individual sets. When I heard a pair they weren't much like the HD600, but more than any of the lower models (they were smoother and less bright than the lesser Grados).
 
Mar 29, 2002 at 9:52 AM Post #3 of 20

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Closest match in level of competition or sound quality or quality of sound?
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Are there any Grado with a similar quality of sound as the 600--e.g. actually sound like it instead of just as good as it
 
Mar 29, 2002 at 10:21 AM Post #4 of 20

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None of the Grados sound anything like the Sennheiser 600s.

For Grados of similar quality (but with a totally different sound), try the Grado 225s or 325s.

Personally, I don't rate the RS-1 or RS-2, but that's a matter of taste.

I wouldn't be without either the Senn 600s or my Grados - they have different strengths and complement each other.

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Mar 29, 2002 at 4:27 PM Post #8 of 20

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I think Joe Bloggs' questions really explain what I'm trying to get at..
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Which Hrado comes in as the Senns' biggest competition? (I'm fairly sure the old HP-1000s surpass the HD-600s, and I guess the RS-1 *might* be considered to be in a higher level league as well..)
 
Mar 29, 2002 at 5:41 PM Post #10 of 20

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i am constantly switching between the sennheiser and the grado, usually after some absence or if im in the mood.
I too think the Grado SR325 is a great partner to the HD-600.
 
Mar 29, 2002 at 5:58 PM Post #12 of 20

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Quote:

I'm fairly sure the old HP-1000s surpass the HD-600s, and I guess the RS-1 *might* be considered to be in a higher level league as well..


Have you heard the three of them? I have, and don't agree. The HD600 is easily on par with both, though certainly with different sonic characteristics
 
Mar 29, 2002 at 11:10 PM Post #13 of 20

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Which Grado model do you guys think is the closest match for the Sennheiser HD 600


Any model at or above the SR125 !!

Seriously though, I have my own preferances but the sound of Grados and Senns is quite different!

If you like dynamic upbeat sound, the Grado SR225-325 are hard to beat. They will rock your boat!

If you prefer to fall asleep while listening to music on your headphones then the Sennheisers will 'Sennd' you off!!
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If you like dynamic upbeat sound, the Grado SR225-325 are hard to beat. They will rock your boat!


They will rock your boat and your head until your ears start aching...
 

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