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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Grado earphones?
GR8's sucked...(for the price)

Once again, no, the headphones tongue.gif.
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Originally Posted by Dreamxtreme View Post

I hate Grado headphones and there company just doesn't care. Ive bought both the SR60s and the SR80i's and both have just fallen apart they are made from the worst bits you can put something together by. seems to me they skimped on the actual build quality to put everything into the performance and when i phoned there New York HQ to get a answer they couldn't care less about my problems. Ok so i spent £200 on their products only for them to be laughing all the way to the bank. bye bye grado.

Hmm, I had almost the opposite experience. My second-hand, out of warranty SR325 (with i drivers) had a diminishing cable from the last owner, and partly from me continuously running them over with my chair. Needless to say, it was $25 (more than reasonable IMO for an out-of-warranty headphone that retails for $295) to replace.
Edited by pez - 1/1/13 at 7:17pm
 
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I agree with pez. Grado repaired my GS1000i headphones for free after I blew the drivers out. When I called them they were very nice, fixed them and payed for the return shipping. They also gave me some good advice with my other Grado headphones. They treated me like I was an old friend and this was my first time calling.
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Anyone hear the new AKG K167? If so, would you mind comparing it to a set of ultrasone cans if you've heard them...
    
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just picked up the AKG K550's...

just amazing, probably my best investment in a very long time.
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Samson SR850 Paired with a Asus Xonar STX


http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/headphones/sr-series/sr850/


Budget headphones ($60) but are just as good as some (if not better) headphones that cost $100+, also plan on getting an AT2020 microphone sometime in the future.
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just picked up the AKG K550's...

just amazing, probably my best investment in a very long time.

A lot of people seem to like them initially. I wasn't one of the people that were amazed.
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Samson SR850 Paired with a Asus Xonar STX


http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/headphones/sr-series/sr850/


Budget headphones ($60) but are just as good as some (if not better) headphones that cost $100+, also plan on getting an AT2020 microphone sometime in the future.

Remember they'll need the XLR w/ preamp adapter.
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Got rid of my Apple in ears, and bought a pair of HD 429s
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002KK60UC/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

Thoughts on these? I don't really have anything to compare them to, other than my standard Apple earbuds. I'm really happy with them, for the price. Do you guys even bother looking at cheap stuff like this? tongue.gif
 
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I used to own pair of HD598s and I was thinking about rebuying them or similar ones. I just remembered that in my audio settings those stereo headphones sounded extremely afwul on stereo settings compared to 5.1. I'm not sure if they were supposed to sound like that but everything was so much better with 5.1 settings with most of the "speakers" disabled. Any thought on this?
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Originally Posted by Layo View Post

I used to own pair of HD598s and I was thinking about rebuying them or similar ones. I just remembered that in my audio settings those stereo headphones sounded extremely afwul on stereo settings compared to 5.1. I'm not sure if they were supposed to sound like that but everything was so much better with 5.1 settings with most of the "speakers" disabled. Any thought on this?
What's your source?
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Originally Posted by tr1xst3r View Post

just picked up the AKG K550's...
just amazing, probably my best investment in a very long time.
I really liked them except for two issues: poorly padded headband and ear pads not being thick enough. The pads were really soft, though, and sound was quite good, too.
Edited by zalbard - 1/5/13 at 4:36am
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