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I've posted before but I wouldn't have spent the extra $$ for the 125's over the 80's. the sweet spots are 80 and 225 IMHO.

a good amp will really help you out, but they are fairly easy to drive. unamped I'd go 80's for your best buy.

If they really are that expensive there and you can return send me a PM. I can get 225's for what you paid for your 125's.
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Give em a few weeks.
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Do these cans have a break-in period? In which genre do these cans shine? Anything else I should know?
No headphones or infact any audio setup of any kind should be more at home in one genre than any other. Good sound comes from attention to physics and how sound works. And physics doesn't discern between musical genres. But burn in say 100 hours and you should be set.

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I've posted before but I wouldn't have spent the extra $$ for the 125's over the 80's. the sweet spots are 80 and 225 IMHO.

a good amp will really help you out, but they are fairly easy to drive. unamped I'd go 80's for your best buy.

If they really are that expensive there and you can return send me a PM. I can get 225's for what you paid for your 125's.
they indeed are that much. thats why when i can pull the trigger on a new pair of HP's (expensive ones) its going to be in the music series because they dont carry grado's atrocious international pricing.
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No headphones or infact any audio setup of any kind should be more at home in one genre than any other. Good sound comes from attention to physics and how sound works. And physics doesn't discern between musical genres. But burn in say 100 hours and you should be set.

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how naive.

In a perfect world you would be correct, but there is yet to be designed a perfect speaker/headphone/amp/source/cable/etc. that is 100% transparent and reproduces music with 100% accuracy.

Even one panio sounds different from the next... just like one pair of speakers sounds different from the next. It's the same with headphones. This is why (especially with a limited budget) careful selection is important. You want something that will be as accurate as possible within your budget, but at the same time add a coloration that you enjoy, since all gear colors the sound to some extent...

That said, it's widely accepted that Grados are THE headphones to get if your primary music genre is rock/metal.
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how naive.

In a perfect world you would be correct, but there is yet to be designed a perfect speaker/headphone/amp/source/cable/etc. that is 100% transparent and reproduces music with 100% accuracy.

Even one panio sounds different from the next... just like one pair of speakers sounds different from the next. It's the same with headphones. This is why (especially with a limited budget) careful selection is important. You want something that will be as accurate as possible within your budget, but at the same time add a coloration that you enjoy, since all gear colors the sound to some extent...

That said, it's widely accepted that Grados are THE headphones to get if your primary music genre is rock/metal.
That is true. I suppose in essense there I just got told.

I completely understand the limitations of our current conventional speaker. Just the other day my mum told she'd played an electric piano (one of those expensive Yamaha things) that sounded as good as a real piano. I tried to explain that even if the digital software generating the sound did indeed replicate perfectly the sound of a piano, no speaker today (as far as I know) would reproduce it so as to sound exactly like the real thing. Although, thinking about it, if the audience deems it to sound as good, then doesn't it? Obviously in a scientific measure it wouldn't, but no human hears sound as a scientific measure. So in a way it's sort of similar to your point about finding the best compromise.

Should probably also say I know nothing about Grados. I'm with Sennheiser
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Well these Sr-125s are doing well with bass and really good with high-pitch screams and stuff
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