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Bit the bullet. Bowls ordered from TTVJ's.. $24 delivered to my door. Excellent.

Paypal'd as well, even better.
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Bit the bullet. Bowls ordered from TTVJ's.. $24 delivered to my door. Excellent.

Paypal'd as well, even better.
Nicely done. Make sure to wash them with shampoo and warm water at some point - improves comfort a good bit.

Also, bowls can be taped to improve bass impact (not quantity so much). Here's a pic:



Electrical tape works best. It matches in color and won't harm the pads in anyway.
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Shampoo and warm water - check.


I've noticed the tape mod on yours (which by the way, i think look brilliant) and S1rrah's, think i'll try it out after i'm used to the Bowled sound, so's i can hear the changes and what not.
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Nicely done. Make sure to wash them with shampoo and warm water at some point - improves comfort a good bit.
Also, bowls can be taped to improve bass impact (not quantity so much).

Electrical tape works best. It matches in color and won't harm the pads in anyway.
Errr its pics and info like yours that make me consider the SR's over the DTs, i want that bass slam, but i do love rock. on a scale from 1-10, 10 being the DT's on bass quanitity, how would you rate your SR's?


anyone have an LOD cable i could borrow ? haha, i'll pay shipping. i want to go to a store in san diego and try out the grados but i dont have an LOD for my amp/ipod :[ thanks !
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He hasn't listened to DT770's, unfortunately. Also, remember that his SR225s are very heavily modded...

Also note that my music is about 85% metal/hard rock, the DT770's are no slouches in the rock department.


Anyway, currently the leading bidder on a pair of HD580's with HD650 cable on ebay. Wish me luck. =D
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He hasn't listened to DT770's, unfortunately. Also, remember that his SR225s are very heavily modded...


Anyway, currently the leading bidder on a pair of HD580's with HD650 cable on ebay. Wish me luck. =D
HD580's: super fun headphones. Best deal in critical listening cans that I can think of. Way way better than the general asking price indicates. Also, superbly good with techno and other bass emphasized genres (including jazz). Just need some juice running to them to make them sing.

I regretted having to sell my own pair recently ... but other sorts of upgraditis afflicted me ...

    
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Errr its pics and info like yours that make me consider the SR's over the DTs, i want that bass slam, but i do love rock. on a scale from 1-10, 10 being the DT's on bass quanitity, how would you rate your SR's?
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He hasn't listened to DT770's, unfortunately. Also, remember that his SR225s are very heavily modded...

Also note that my music is about 85% metal/hard rock, the DT770's are no slouches in the rock department.
Namrac is correct, I have yet to hear Beyers. I have a very good idea of what they sound like however. As for my Grado's, I knew them intimately before doing the woody - this is probably why I noticed changes later on. Rating at stock - 6.5, maybe 7/10. Rating with woody - 7.5, possibly 8/10. Keep in mind this is just quantity of bass.

This is a post of mine in a different thread, maybe it can give you an idea of my stance:

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OP - now define exactly what you want in bass. For example, I like tight, controlled bass that still retains its proper place within the rest of the music. Others like massive amounts of resonating bass that really pushes beyond the rest of the instrumentation.

Beyer DT770's are great cans, no question. But there are different signatures of bass that I think we need to take into consideration here. If you're like me, you would love Grado SR225's. If you want to pound that low freq-goodness into your ears, then indeed Beyers would do the trick. It's all a matter of taste.
Grado does not overwhelm you with bass. It places it within the music very deliberately to give you a fuller presentation with the rest of the music. Grado is both notorious and famous for the forward presentation - but if there is one area which does not feel so forward it is undoubtedly bass. Compared to the treble, mids, and vocals, the bass is laid back considerably. Keep in mind I'm talking about the 225's specifically; s1rrah has reaffirmed on occasion that the RS1 is vastly superior in bass, but as for exactly how I cannot recall at the moment.

I do not believe that bass can make/break a rock song. It contains so many more elements. The trick is to choose which elements are important to you.
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s1rrah has reaffirmed on occasion that the RS1 is vastly superior in bass, but as for exactly how I cannot recall at the moment.

I do not believe that bass can make/break a rock song. It contains so many more elements. The trick is to choose which elements are important to you.
The main difference regarding the RS1's vs. the SR225's in the bass category is not really in regards to just the bass frequencies, though that too is very different.

But more so ... it's that, with the RS1's, the entire frequency range is much 'thicker' and more rich. Stumbling for words here, but the term, "thick" keeps coming to mind.

The overall mix is just more thick and more textured with the RS1's than with the SR225's ... this is most obviously due to an entirely different transducer/driver design than that which is used in the SR225's.

Regarding bass frequencies alone?

Yes, the impact is x2 over the SR225's and the volume ceiling is higher (without rattling the cans off your head and all!).



The above comments are generated from extensive listening and A/B comparisons of my RS1's with a completely unmodded set of SR225's I also have here; I've wasted hours on it ... trust me.

I'd love to hear Aura's modded SR225's to see what sort of tone is generated from the use of wood housings. I'm sure it's significantly different than the stock 225's.

...

But that said ...

I think it's safe to say: Bass cans the Grados are not.

They are refined and uber 37173 detailed listening cans, FIRST ...

And if they happen to sound bass friendly on certain tracks ... well then, that's second to the details ... and just gravy.



(personally, ... my own skewed tastes not withstanding ... when I want to listen to bass-centric tracks, I just squeeze in my SE530's and hit the bass circuit on my XM4 (with the AD822 OPAMP, mind you). I haven't heard the full sized cans that can knock my head off with bass like the Shures can; ... they're RELENTLESS in the bass genres! And I've listened to DT880s, HD650s, HD580s and even a couple of 12" subwoofers ... yet none of them can touch the SE530's)

    
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(personally, ... my own skewed tastes not withstanding ... when I want to listen to bass-centric tracks, I just squeeze in my SE530's and hit the bass circuit on my XM4 (with the AD822 OPAMP, mind you). I haven't heard the full sized cans that can knock my head off with bass like the Shures can; ... they're RELENTLESS in the bass genres! And I've listened to DT880s, HD650s, HD580s and even a couple of 12" subwoofers ... yet none of them can touch the SE530's)
It's hard to beat bass that hits such a low freq that it is felt in your chest, beating along with your heart .
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