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post #1 of 5 Old 09-14-2006, 11:09 PM - Thread Starter
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well, I thought I'd post to share my new cans that I got today. I really lucked out on this deal! I got a pair of Grado SR80 cans that are 3 weeks old for a great deal and included was all the original box/paperwork/receipt and some modded Senn hd414 yellow pads

http://www.gradolabs.com/frameset_main.htm

these cans have an aggressive 'front row' sound that is great for rock. I know that Sennheisers are very popular on this forum so basically, the traditional Sennheiser 'house' sound is laid back and detailed... like a 6th row experience. So far I haven't gotten too much time to listen to them. They aren't as comfortable as my Senn HD595's nor are they as detailed, but for rock they definately have a nice 'edge' to them that I am enjoying at the moment! (currently listening to Papa Roach which has a grungy guitar sound and the Grado's are reporducing the sound wonderfully)

These are definately going to be a can that I hang on to for a while. I'm tempted to pick up a pair of Alessandro MS1 to compare the two and then keep whichever one I like better... we'll see that might have to come later as I've already spent enough $ lol
http://www.alessandro-products.com/headphones.html

but anywho, these cans will be added to my growing list of headphones!

Sennheiser HD595
Grado SR80
AKG k81dj
Koss KSC75
Sennheiser PMX200
Audio Technia ATH-FC7

All of these cans except for the PMX200's and ATH-FC7's get regular use (I can already tell I'll use the SR80s ) so those 2 cans are listed in my for sale thread if anyone is interested.

For amps I've got a desktop amp that I built myself last month. It's a maxed out desktop PIMETA with AD843 op-amps. I've got some opa627bp's on the way so I'll try them out. the AD843 is a faster, more aggressive sounding op-amp where the 627 is slightly more detailed. I'll play around and see what I like better.
I also have a Little Dot Micro+ portable amp that gets lots and lots of use around campus!

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Thank you, thank you, i know my family makes great cans. lol, i don't use headphones. i use speakers.

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Thank you, thank you, i know my family makes great cans. lol, i don't use headphones. i use speakers.
are being serious? (I suspect not)

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no, but they're probably from the city where my ancestors (several hundred years ago) came from.
-well, i guess that guy looks kinda not really italian, but his ancestors are proably from the same place.
Grado, Italy
and again, Grado, IT (wikipedia article)

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yeah, the guy behind Grados is John Grado.

http://www.gradolabs.com/frameset_main.htm

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