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any of u guys have good links to modding the sr225. i just won a pair on ebay after telling myself not to get any highend cans...XD right now i just can't wait to put them on my head oh and since i've heard that getting amps for them is needed is there any below $300 that will be good?
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post #2632 of 38098
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any of u guys have good links to modding the sr225. i just won a pair on ebay after telling myself not to get any highend cans...XD right now i just can't wait to put them on my head oh and since i've heard that getting amps for them is needed is there any below $300 that will be good?
Congrats Ronin, you're well on your way to the point of no return .

I've done a lot of research concerning SR225's (all of Grado for that matter) and amps. This older post of mine on Head-Fi might be of some use to you.

The primary decision you have to make with an amp is solid-state or tubes. I prefer tubes because they add warmth (what I like to think of as energy or life) to the music. There's nothing wrong with using solid-state, it just tends to be more analytical, making the details more discernable from one another.

As for modding... well just take a look at my avatar .

You can use a multitude of different pads (check my sig), change the headband, recable, and most importantly, take off those plastic cups and replace them with resonating, aesthetically-pleasing wood. I'm quite a strong advocate of wood and the impact it can have on your headphone's sound signature.
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lol, OCN is on a SR225 binge lately. As a temporary solution for an amp I think I might grab the discrete headphone amp for D2.5 from Head-fi. A real amp will have to wait.
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lol, OCN is on a SR225 binge lately. As a temporary solution for an amp I think I might grab the discrete headphone amp for D2.5 from Head-fi. A real amp will have to wait.
The more, the merrier .

Take your time on the amp - upgrading the source is more important for a beginning rig anyway.
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post #2635 of 38098
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any of u guys have good links to modding the sr225. i just won a pair on ebay after telling myself not to get any highend cans...XD right now i just can't wait to put them on my head oh and since i've heard that getting amps for them is needed is there any below $300 that will be good?
Grado mods?
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I'm so pumped for my beyer mods. =D They're going to be an OCN-collaborated work of art.
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Grado mods?
Does removing the button open up the airflow in any significant way? Oh, BTW, how long does it take to get the SR225 recabled?

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I'm so pumped for my beyer mods. =D They're going to be an OCN-collaborated work of art.
OCN is on a headphone modding binge, too. What are you planning Namrac?
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Does removing the button open up the airflow in any significant way? Oh, BTW, how long does it take to get the SR225 recabled?



OCN is on a headphone modding binge, too. What are you planning Namrac?
Me, myself, I'm getting leather pads. But certain other OCN members are going to have their way with them. =D
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I'm so pumped for my beyer mods. =D They're going to be an OCN-collaborated work of art.
Mine too.

An Aura woodie and a Soloz recable are in order this summer on my SR225s.

Cherry or heartwood? A true impasse.
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Mine too.

An Aura woodie and a Soloz recable are in order this summer on my SR225s.

Cherry or heartwood? A true impasse.
What kind of wood would be good for rock/metal?
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