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So my new XtremeMusic sounds great over my speakers Thanks Soloz
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Do I make the cut? I just got a pair of Sennheiser HD201's and am going to do some CMoy amp creation hopefully. I don't really want to buy- and make it truly my own creation but I am limited by time.
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Wow.. nice link... and if this is true i might get a pair
http://www.headphone.com/guide/by-ap...rado-sr-60.php
@Uslatin: The SR-60's will be surprisingly nice even at the lower end of Grado's offering.

I'm pretty sure they don't make anything that actually sounds bad.

I've got access to some SR-80's here at home and the first time I tried them I was floored; I had been using some 100 dollar Sony MDR600's for a decade before and I just couldn't believe the openness of the soundstage. I mean I really flipped.

Anyway ... if your going low budget, see if you can find a similar deal on some SR-80's.

...

And just speaking of cans in general ....

I spent about an hour last night doing comparisons of the Shure e4c IEM vs. a set of Grado SR-225's and for myself, anyway ... I preferred everything about the IEM's other than plain comfort.

The Grados, although brilliant and hugely pleasing, were just a tad grainy when compared to the Shures. The mids had this sort of grain or rough edge that was non-existent in the Shure's very silky mids. The same applied to the highs. Also, and as expected, the Shure's held all frequencies better at higher volumes ...

Something that sort of bugged me about the Grado225's vs. the Shure IEM's was that at high levels, the Grados would really vibrate in bass heavy music, physically buzzing the sides of my head ... this was not favorable as would be the similar physical affects of say a nice 12" sub (chest thump, etc.) but was rather very distracting and to me detracted from the musical experience rather than adding to it the way a good sub would. Do all high end open headsets do this?

The Shures will hold a very natural and full/tight bass to insane volumes (actually, the louder you get the better it becomes) ... and there's no physical affect to the ear or head ...

I really want to try some cans from other vendors (Seinheisser, etc.) but can't find a place that will let me demo.

Anyway ... just some thoughts on last nights tests ...

    
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where did you go to demo those grados? i cant find anywhere that will let me demo basically anything over $100 thats not bose i tried tweeter etc. but they dont even have them out... they have them, but you arent allowed to see them

i would say that not all high end open headphones do that, my senns certainly do not
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Can I Join?

I use my Sennheiser HD 580's and HD 497's

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where did you go to demo those grados? i cant find anywhere that will let me demo basically anything over $100 thats not bose i tried tweeter etc. but they dont even have them out... they have them, but you arent allowed to see them

i would say that not all high end open headphones do that, my senns certainly do not
The 225's are 'members of my household' ... along with the Shure e4c's and a set of Grado SR80's ...

I haven't been successful at demoing (at stores, etc.) either.

Fry's, believe it or not has tons of good IEMs ... unbelievably, they keep 500 dollar Shure's right out on the shelf. I bet they lose a pair to theft every week.

Anyway ... the Fry's guy wouldn't let me demo anything either ... even with my own tips.

    
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S1rrah... thanks for your posts man!

Well it seems the 80's are about $30 more but they get a 3.0 out of five as opposed to the 5.0 out of 5 at HeadRoom in their little value meter...

In terms of look I'd say there is little difference though the full foam of the 60's is quite ugly and possibly uncomfortable?


hummm...

Also, your friggin post makes me want to just get the Shures! The Grados are not something I could run with... so it makes a "bad" purchase for me since I won't be able to buy two pairs... I got too much crap I need to get... I still didn't get my Event 20/20's... those MUST come first... I am quite upset that I am not already using them... and I can not do an other project on these Promedias... I might have to let them go in order to get the Events... :cry:
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S1rrah... thanks for your posts man!

Well it seems the 80's are about $30 more but they get a 3.0 out of five as opposed to the 5.0 out of 5 at HeadRoom in their little value meter...

In terms of look I'd say there is little difference though the full foam of the 60's is quite ugly and possibly uncomfortable?
Come to think of it ... my roommate was telling me once that the SR-60's are considered a bit more 'legendary' among experts out there than are any other of Grado's cheaper cans ... most likely due to the value meter that you mention.

I think you should check the SR-60's ... good starting point before you inevitably lose control and start sinking thousands into things ...

My comments regarding the shures vs. 225's are, ultimately, me being as 3l173 nitpicky as possible ... I would have never noticed such things had I not been switching them on the fly with the same song ... consciously looking for differences. The 225's seriously PWN ...

IEM's such as the Shures also *absolutely* depend on you nailing the right fit ... otherwise they will sound like a 20 year old hand held AM radio. I like them cause I mainly listen to music when moving around, driving, mowing the grass ... etc. Nice low profile for such things.

Also ... if you get the Grados ... contact Soloz2 about his modded Seinheisser ear pads ... You were spot on regarding the stock Grado pads ... their just unwieldy ...

    
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any comments on the Shure i#c line? . . .I want a pair of decent IEMs and would love some that let me listen off my BlackBerry. has anyone had experience? . . will it be a big jump in quality from the i2c -> i3c's?
 
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Come to think of it ... my roommate was telling me once that the SR-60's are considered a bit more 'legendary' among experts out there than are any other of Grado's cheaper cans ... most likely due to the value meter that you mention.
I hope this also means they are a good representation of the average headphones in general... a good middle of the road response to base your mixes on... but I can't expect that without knowing more about curves... though I already have the HD280's which seen to be a'aight... and what I REALLY need to worry about is the Events anywhays... so my third pair will be mostly for ENJOYMENT

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I think you should check the SR-60's ... good starting point before you inevitably lose control and start sinking thousands into things ...
I'd say you are juuuust a liiiiiitle... nah... you are as late as a whore at Woodstock

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IEM's such as the Shures also *absolutely* depend on you nailing the right fit ... otherwise they will sound like a 20 year old hand held AM radio. I like them cause I mainly listen to music when moving around, driving, mowing the grass ... etc. Nice low profile for such things.
I love what you are saying man... I want these more and more with every word you utter... err... type...

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Also ... if you get the Grados ... contact Soloz2 about his modded Seinheisser ear pads ... You were spot on regarding the stock Grado pads ... their just unwieldy ...

aye!



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Im in ... Beyer Dynamic 990 pros Circumaural/Open

With Microphone Mod... Makes it a headset

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how to do that mod!!!!!!!!
wohooooo..... i might add a mic on my A900
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