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Wuhoo just won a pair of Grado SR60's on eBay.. for £25 when they retail over here for £70. Happy much?
SR60 = somewhat of a headphone legend, really.

Good score.

Be sure to post some thoughts once you get them.

    
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My only fear at this point in time is that it's the start of something much bigger.. And will cost me a lot more money.
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My only fear at this point in time is that it's the start of something much bigger.. And will cost me a lot more money.
Unfortunately, this will most likely be true. Headphone-related paraphernalia is very addictive and it's easy to start adding to your signal path piece-by-piece.

I bought headphones, so I needed a recable, so I needed an amp, so I needed a DAC, so I needed some better interconnects, and so on and so forth.
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i have managed to keep my headphone stuff relatively tame and im pretty happy with what i have. i started out with a $70 pair of senn hd515's p[lugged into my audigy 4. i figured out i wanted to upgrade and managed to basically upgrade everything at once while only buying 2 components. i bought my goldring dr150's and a beresford DAC. This upgraded my source, amp (beresford has a decent one built in), my headphones, and my cabling (dr150's come with a high quality cable). so now i have a solid sound setup and it only cost me about $350
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i have managed to keep my headphone stuff relatively tame and im pretty happy with what i have. i started out with a $70 pair of senn hd515's p[lugged into my audigy 4. i figured out i wanted to upgrade and managed to basically upgrade everything at once while only buying 2 components. i bought my goldring dr150's and a beresford DAC. This upgraded my source, amp (beresford has a decent one built in), my headphones, and my cabling (dr150's come with a high quality cable). so now i have a solid sound setup and it only cost me about $350
That's one way to do it, but it's not as much fun.

Headphones generally hold their value pretty well if you take care of them. After all, something that sounds good now is still going to sound good next year. So you can usually sell your old headphones for reasonably close to what you paid for them, making upgrades a bit easier on the wallet.
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As the guys at Head-Fi would say, Welcome to Head-Fi, and sorry about your wallet!
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Well, I decided I am going to woody my Grado's.

Courtesy of Headphile, this is the pic that is the model for my design -



I'm going to use a wood that has a red coloring to it, something like Bloodwood or maybe Paduak (which actually has more of an orange tint to my understanding). I will also die my yellow HD414 pads a bold red to match the theme with the wood and black plastic on the rest of the headphones.

My grandfather is very talented when it comes to wood, so using a lathe and other tools will be no problem. The thing that actually worries me most is getting the stock cups pulled apart without messing anything up.

Wish me luck guys, I'm gonna need it .
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You're a brave man, taking apart such a fine bit of kit.

Keep us posted
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Lol. I have to wait until the 15th (start of spring break) to commence the woody-fying .
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