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I believe the SR225 is simply a better headphone than the A900 or DT770, especially with the flat pads.

If you are looking for a decent closed headphone, try and get a vintage AKG K270, the one with the silver rings and badges (instead of the current gold). All the current closed headphones in what I am guessing is your pricerange are pretty lackluster.
again i have to remind you... that is heavily subjective.
considering all those headphones produce very different sound signature.
while SR225 might be better than A900 or DT770, certain areas are just not suitable for SR225... that, i can assure you.

please refrain any statement that simply point one brand are better than others without considering what kinda usage it would be used at.

advanced audiophile opinions are somewhat very hard to understand by soon-to-be audiophiles, sometimes can be misleading.
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Oooo, I have just recieved my Goldring GX200. These are a bargaaaiinnn. Lovely pronounced bass and pretty good everything else plus a slight dark side to it which I love; it makes these phones fun.

Now, I'm no fool and these are in no way shape or form better than the SE530's (E500's) but they have a nicer fit, less isolation slightly, much easier to fit in (so I can actually share the music without getting other peoples gunk in them), and are more suited in a school environment.

Consequently, my brand new paid of SE530's are now listed on eBay

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I believe the SR225 is simply a better headphone than the A900 or DT770, especially with the flat pads.

If you are looking for a decent closed headphone, try and get a vintage AKG K270, the one with the silver rings and badges (instead of the current gold). All the current closed headphones in what I am guessing is your pricerange are pretty lackluster.
I too like the SR225's over the A900's or DT770's for music, however I find both the a900's and 770's better than the sr225's for gaming.

I'm not a fan of the flat pads. Tried them, didn't like them. The modded hd414 pads are my favorite. It's one of the few times when the cheapest is also my favorite

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Tax Return Gone in 40 Seconds
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Seems I recall making a claim a while back that I would most likely keep my existing computer system for another year and dedicate my entire tax refund to improving my audio capabilities ... well, it seems this is playing out as projected.

First came the Shure SE530's, which I love. That set me back ... well ... I won't even say.

Then an EMU 0404 to use line-out to my XM4 amp (which, to my chagrine, does indeed sound much better than running line-out of my X-fi).

And ...


Grado RS1's
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And now, possibly the sweetest sounding addition to my setup thus far and for sure the most expensive. The cans I thought I was going to just try out and then probably sell; the same cans I now know I'll be keeping because they just sound so amazing.

Gaze upon the sheer mahogany laced beauty of my new Grado RS1's:

...





...





...

These full sized cans have finally impressed me as direct listening companions to my Shure SE530's ... I went through Grado SR80's, SR225's and a set of Sennheiser HD595's to finally settle ... but settle I have.

Such amazing, detailed and well balanced sound ... across all genres (especially classical, which the Shure SE530's aren't quite as good at for obvious sound staging reasons).


Thanks, Shure, Inc.!
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Here's to Shure, Inc. and there KICK BUTT service department as without that free set of SE530's (which sold very quickly on Head-fi) I would never have been able to afford these. In fact, as an expression of my gratitude, I'm currently getting ready to PayPal a certain craft brew pub in Illinois a $50.00 tab-advance for the guy at Shure and whoever he wants to take for several rounds of ale; I'll post any comments from them if I get any.


Errata
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@Fallen : If you want to update my listing on the first post ... simply include the Shure SE530's and the Grado RS1's.

The Grado SR80's and SR225's are my roommates and so shouldn't really be listed.

...

WHOOOO! I'm going to be up all night listening to these things!

I'm going to be demoing a Houston head-fi guy's Emmeline SR-71 this weekend and if it blows me away compared to my XM4 amp then I might even be further down the Audio Bliss Black Hole of Flagrant Spending(tm).


while as 003 stated there are only small differences between well designed ss and tube amps, I personally love the warmth and expression that tubes can add. I love detail, but often ss amps become too analytical for me to truely enjoy music.

In my opinion the RS1's work well with tubes, but you have to get a good amp, not just any tube amp will go well with them. Melos amps tend to be good with Grados, a properly configured Millet Hybrid or Max can be very enjoyable with Grados and my SP amps have always sounded great with Grados.
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post #1764 of 37773
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I believe the SR225 is simply a better headphone than the A900 or DT770, especially with the flat pads.

If you are looking for a decent closed headphone, try and get a vintage AKG K270, the one with the silver rings and badges (instead of the current gold). All the current closed headphones in what I am guessing is your pricerange are pretty lackluster.
Over at head-fi i was talking with some dudes that were saying similar things, but agreed that grado sound is unique. The reason i liked the a900s is not only the way they rest on my head, it's the fact that my 500s have such a very warm soundstage and i can only imagine how broad the 900s will be. The pair of sr-60s (not really a fair comparison) sound really good but they don't cancel anything out. I had also heard of the gaming aspect too.

Agreed with the flat pads though, I love em.

why the k270s over the a900s?
EDIT: i think before i get new cans though I'm going to snag soloz's DAC...
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Over at head-fi i was talking with some dudes that were saying similar things, but agreed that grado sound is unique. The reason i liked the a900s is not only the way they rest on my head, it's the fact that my 500s have such a very warm soundstage and i can only imagine how broad the 900s will be. The pair of sr-60s (not really a fair comparison) sound really good but they don't cancel anything out. I had also heard of the gaming aspect too.

Agreed with the flat pads though, I love em.

why the k270s over the a900s?
EDIT: i think before i get new cans though I'm going to snag soloz's DAC...
The k271s are better than the z700's I have.... not really even that close.

sorry, but I need to update the status of the DAC to pending. There's a MO in the mail for it.
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Thought I'd post up my impressions of the SE 210's I got a while ago.

I've been using them for a while now, and they are pretty good. The sound isolation is very good, you can walk around the streets and not hear a single car that drives by (when using the foam ear pieces). The triple flanges just don't work for me, and when using the rubber earpieces the bass is nearly non-existent.
The bass is the downfall of these earphones, while as it is precise, it is also not strong enough. This can be noticed in a couple songs I have where an electric bass intro almost cannot be heard. The mids are reasonable, however they are not quite as clear as my triports (it has to be said). Voices are very clear though. The highs are good, which I noticed with cymbals and other things.

I got chance to compare them with my friends V-moda vibe's, and the bass on the vibe's is much better than the SE210's, but the vibe's highs and mids aren't as clear in my opinion.

Overall for their price point they aren't bad, but I can see why they are put there.
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z700's?
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z700's?
Lol, he means A700's, ...I think..
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post #1769 of 37773
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I believe the SR225 is simply a better headphone than the A900 or DT770, especially with the flat pads.

If you are looking for a decent closed headphone, try and get a vintage AKG K270, the one with the silver rings and badges (instead of the current gold). All the current closed headphones in what I am guessing is your pricerange are pretty lackluster.
Like BigBear said, that's very subjective. I personally dislike the Grado sound, so for me, the Beyers are a "better headphone".
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I like grado sound, other than the fact that people usually say the a900's have a better sound stage, and the 770's usually tend to have that punchier warmer bass. but it's really hard to compare open air vs closed cans when the applications for the 2 are usually different. I like the closed aspect, people can't hear me at lans, and more importantly i can't hear anyone else around. I love the grado's sound signature though, it is really unique.
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