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I'm sure I won't regreat it lol... I'm assuming up to about $150. and Desktop... Since I can get better quality
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post #2062 of 37773
Guys i have a question regarding the AKG K 518 'phones..

Do the earpieces cover the entire ear? Or are they the ones that rest on top of the ear?

Any photos showing scale or size would be wonderful, if it's not too much trouble that is...
post #2063 of 37773
The K518 (K81 DJ) are on-ear headphones. Here are some pictures from Headroom of them on a head model:
http://www.headphone.com/productphot...20081_2464.jpg
http://www.headphone.com/productphot...20081_2465.jpg

And a few pictures courtesy of a guy on gotzune.com and Google...
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/150/3...77698a96ef.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/3...5942cd7ccc.jpg
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Add me up!

Using Steelseries SIBERIA headset (non USB)
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D'aww thanks Chipp! I would rep you but.. yeh.. That rules them out from my option list then.
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
I've never found them uncomfortable. I particularly like modded HD414 pads on them
I have to agree on the comfort issue.

I don't think the SR225's are as comfortable as my RS1's (I've both here at the house) ... mostly because the RS1's default headband has a bit more clamp to it while the SR225's cups just sort of hang. I also bent the headband a bit to accentuate the clamp.

Otherewise, I find the bowls to be just fine in the comfort realm (I did shampoo mine which softened them up a bit); I wear them for seven hours straight on the weekends and have never thought anything about it.

Also, I highly recommend the shack hack mod which covers the typically exposed drivers with a nice soft layer of very porous foam: Shack Hack.

Not only does it significantly discipline the highs at louder listening levels but it also improves comfort quite a bit.

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@Aura:

Another thing you can try just for fun is the very popular tape mod (I chose electrical tape) which really does amplify the bass tone.

I tried regular electrical tape first and it was just too closed and muffled sounding but I could tell it was something that could be adjusted.

So, I got out the trusty hole punch and ended up with something that, like the Shack Hack mod, I cannot now do without:

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Adds a bit of punchiness to the bass and overall a bit fuller tone to everything. Like I said, without the holes, though ... it was just too muffled sounding. The electrical tape works well cause it's easy to remove (don't want to damage the bowls; they're expensive)

Might like it, might not. But generally I've found a good approach is to try everything ... especially with cans as changeable as the Grados.

Senn HD580's should be tomorrow. Also got the HD600 grills coming next week.

Whee.

    
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Tape Mod
Yet another great idea bro . Last night I ordered HD414 pads direct from SennUSA (tried to cancel in the process to buy some from Soloz instead, but it could not be undone).

I'm actually using some extra foam pads leftover from my K81's that I placed between the bowls and the drivers, very similar to the shack hack mod but without holes punched in them. I do find that I want more bass, but at stock it feels very tight and accurate, so I'm almost hesitant to expand it further and risk losing that tight feeling. Nonetheless, I will give the tape a try.

I'd say I made a wise decision in selecting these cans - 75% of the music that I listen to can be related to rock in one way or another. And the small amount of jazz that I've listened to so far still sounded better than my AKG's.
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I'm sure I won't regreat it lol... I'm assuming up to about $150. and Desktop... Since I can get better quality
For a new amp your best bet would probably be a Mini3. You can get a desktop verion built for your price range.


For desktop amps I'd look for used versions of the following:
LDII+ or ++ (be sure to make sure there is no hum or arching issues with the amp)
SOHA (DIY amp, might be able to find a used basic build version in your price range)
Millet Hybrid (again, probably a stretch, but might be doable)
PIMETA can be easily built as a desktop version in your price range.
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I'd say I made a wise decision in selecting these cans - 75% of the music that I listen to can be related to rock in one way or another. And the small amount of jazz that I've listened to so far still sounded better than my AKG's.
I've found that I can't get enough of the detail ... especially with jazz and classical, when I listen at very reasonable levels and get every bit of sound imaginable from the room.

Classical stringed quartets and small ensembles in general are just amazing through the Grados ... (not to mention rock )

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BTW ...

Anyone who likes demoin'g high end recordings should seriously consider buying some of the Marantz demo CD's.

They're extraordinary, impeccably recording things.

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I'm listening to the 1st edition CD right now.

Here's a link with purchase info: http://www.vkmusic.ca/sts-digital-test-demo-sacd.html

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I just got John Kaizan Neptune: Bamboo K2HD and it's amazing.

Just listening on my computer setup right now. Auzen X-Fi Prelude analog out > SA Reference series IC > Sonic Impact T-amp Gen2 > Onix Reference .5 speakers.
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