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post #11 of 21
i use marshmallow's for the daily walks to and from my car when i go to work. i've done the mod to them and they sound so nice. the best part is that i don't have them hanging on my head. i have an HD280 and Grado sr225 for the house. i wouldn't wear any cans worth over $100 out in the street IE are good cause nobody knows what the heck u have on.

ah just read u don't like I.E.M oh well.
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post #12 of 21
If you like the looks of Grado, then I would highly recommend that you further consider the Signature Prestige series. Grado is renowned for its competency with rock (and all related "high-energy" genres).

The AKG K81DJ is a very solid budget headphone as well.


Edit - sorry, meant Prestige.
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Whats the signature series? All i see is the prestige, reference, and statement series.
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post #14 of 21
I once wore my Grado SR-60's into uni and then around town.. As soon as you get background noise, they became useless.. And i didn't want to up the volume on my e280, so i walked around not being able to hear anything.

In my eyes, for outside use, stick to closed cans, no matter how awesome the Grados look.

Also, those AT's you picked out in the first post look rad.
post #15 of 21
AKG k81dj look great around your neck and are small enough not to be a hassle to carry around with you.

Grados look cool, but have a more retro look.

AKG k171s lok a bit like your a700's only smaller, but are the best sounding portable sized cans I've heard, some say better than Senn HD25
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post #16 of 21
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I dont really Like the can style on the k81dj but i do know AKG makes quality stuff, my friend has a pair of k701s, but i think ill steer clear of these.

The K171s are an option but they don't look much smaller than the a700s and im wondering if my ipod can even drive those cans effectively.

Still floating around the Grado SR80s or 125, and the ES7s.

More suggestions still welcome.

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post #17 of 21
I might also add that every Grado model has very low impedance and even the $1,000 GS1000 can be run straight from an iPod with ease.

Take a look at the Alessandro MS-1 as well. It is very similar to the SR-60/80 but not quite as bright with a rolled-off treble and an overall smoother sound. Alessandro is generally more competent with all types of music; not as specialized as Grado (which can be good for some, bad for others).
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post #18 of 21
Open cans make for terrible portables. It's just fact. Let in too much sound, so you have to turn them up too loud, which in turn annoys those around you.
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I once wore my Grado SR-60's into uni and then around town.. As soon as you get background noise, they became useless.. And i didn't want to up the volume on my e280, so i walked around not being able to hear anything.

In my eyes, for outside use, stick to closed cans, no matter how awesome the Grados look.
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Open cans make for terrible portables. It's just fact. Let in too much sound, so you have to turn them up too loud, which in turn annoys those around you.

= What i was trying to say. Nam, you speak my mind perfectly.
post #20 of 21
It's subjective. For example, I could define portable as taking them to work and using them without any issues whatsoever. It's all dependent on when and where you are listening.
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