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Shure headphones are more suited for acoustic stuff or songs where accuracy is needed. If you're a metalhead, you will love grado sound.
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I do not have experience with the shure 440s but I do have the 1840s and couldn't recommend them enough but they seem to be out of your price range slightly. I'd say to maybe go with the Grado's as they seem to be a little more forward in the treble. I had the sr150s and enjoyed them a lot, I have heard nothing but great things about the sr80s. Also, Grado is an American company where they make their headphones in Brooklyn. Doesn't really say much for you if you aren't from the states, but they have been known to have an amazing customer service. I'd say go with the sr80s, I'm sure if you don't like them you can return them to where ever you buy them but after burning them in I think you'll be very happy.

Hmm... I'm leaning much towards the Grado Rs80is now. Customer service means a lot to me as well, so the Grados definitely get a plus in my book there. I don't know why, but the Shures do seem like, they are more rugged.
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Shure headphones are more suited for acoustic stuff or songs where accuracy is needed. If you're a metalhead, you will love grado sound.

Well, there are some acoustic songs in between, but nothing major. I think you might be right about the Grados. I'll try and figure out, when they'll be in stock. Maybe wish for them for my birthday in june smile.gif
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Hmm... I'm leaning much towards the Grado Rs80is now. Customer service means a lot to me as well, so the Grados definitely get a plus in my book there. I don't know why, but the Shures do seem like, they are more rugged.
Well, there are some acoustic songs in between, but nothing major. I think you might be right about the Grados. I'll try and figure out, when they'll be in stock. Maybe wish for them for my birthday in june smile.gif
Well unless you are planning on throwing the grados around they are pretty rugged. For me I got a bag case for $20 on amazon for them cause my kitty will eat any sort of wire, doesn't matter what they are. However, the thickness of the grado cabling is far superior to any or most any headphones I have ever seen or owned. Might want to check out some of the reviews online to see a hands on if you can't get your actual hands on them. Also, I've talked to people who have had sr80s for many many years and are still in one piece minus the ear-foams needing replacement. Good luck and let us know what you decide. The grados and shures are both excellent headphones from my personal experience.
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OP didn't state a budget so what is the budget in Euros?
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Well unless you are planning on throwing the grados around they are pretty rugged. For me I got a bag case for $20 on amazon for them cause my kitty will eat any sort of wire, doesn't matter what they are. However, the thickness of the grado cabling is far superior to any or most any headphones I have ever seen or owned. Might want to check out some of the reviews online to see a hands on if you can't get your actual hands on them. Also, I've talked to people who have had sr80s for many many years and are still in one piece minus the ear-foams needing replacement. Good luck and let us know what you decide. The grados and shures are both excellent headphones from my personal experience.

I think you convinced me into getting the Grado Rs80is. You've all given pretty convinceable reasons as to why it should be the Grados. I just need the money, haha!
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OP didn't state a budget so what is the budget in Euros?

My budget would be ~160 €. That being said, the Grado Rs80is are 140 € here.
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Shure headphones are more suited for acoustic stuff or songs where accuracy is needed. If you're a metalhead, you will love grado sound.

I agree with you for the most part. It all comes down to personal taste. Personally I love the Shure sound, so that's what I stick with; keeping in mind I've never heard the Grados. I listen primarilly to Prog Metal and the Shures bring it to life. To each his own.

I wish the OP the best of luck in finding some suitable headphones!
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I agree with you for the most part. It all comes down to personal taste. Personally I love the Shure sound, so that's what I stick with; keeping in mind I've never heard the Grados. I listen primarilly to Prog Metal and the Shures bring it to life. To each his own.

I wish the OP the best of luck in finding some suitable headphones!

Thanks!


Well, I just have one more question: Would the Grado SR80i's be compatible and great with a Samsung Galaxy SII Rooted with ICE (eventually JB)?
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Thanks!


Well, I just have one more question: Would the Grado SR80i's be compatible and great with a Samsung Galaxy SII Rooted with ICE (eventually JB)?

they will play out of a phone but they are not really a portable headphone. the cable is so thick and heavy it's almost like a vacuum cleaner.



how much are these in your country?

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD25-1-II-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B000TDZOXG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361265591
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they will play out of a phone but they are not really a portable headphone. the cable is so thick and heavy it's almost like a vacuum cleaner.

how much are these in your country?

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD25-1-II-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B000TDZOXG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361265591


It doesn't bother me, if the cable is heavy. I want to use them for when I travel, walk and bike somewhere, and I want a professional pair of headphones suited for my taste in music, and I've been recommended the Grados far more than any other, and reviews only say great things about them. It must be them, haha! biggrin.gif

I've been told those Sennheiser's should be quite good, but I really have my heart set on the Grados. I've even got the shop in my city to order them home for me to try tongue.gif

EDIT: I can see that the same shop has those Sennheiser's in stock, so might as well give them a try. They're just quite a bit more expensive than the Grados :/
Edited by WhitePrQjser - 2/19/13 at 3:15am
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It doesn't bother me, if the cable is heavy. I want to use them for when I travel, walk and bike somewhere, and I want a professional pair of headphones suited for my taste in music, and I've been recommended the Grados far more than any other, and reviews only say great things about them. It must be them, haha! biggrin.gif

I've been told those Sennheiser's should be quite good, but I really have my heart set on the Grados. I've even got the shop in my city to order them home for me to try tongue.gif

EDIT: I can see that the same shop has those Sennheiser's in stock, so might as well give them a try. They're just quite a bit more expensive than the Grados :/

those Sennheiser on-ears are really good for heavy metal. home or portable use. they got some neat features. you can completely take them apart and put them back together. they come with 2 sets of ear pads (2 pleather, 2 velour), carrying pouch and a right angle connector for your phone with a 1/4" adapter.
    
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