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Any recommendations for an amp under $150? Portable please.
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portable, and -- not battery powered?
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Like, no AA ****.
    
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the higher end grados are much more balanced IMO.
Having borrowed my friend's HF2 for a week, it's still pretty mid-oriented / bass light. Fantastic treble, perfect in that regard.
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Here's what I got today:





And what I already have:

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^looks very nice How do you like the cable job?

I just got a used pair of Grado SR60. Bought them off of Pez here They are my first pair of Grado's, and they are fun to use.
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The cable is very well done. Impressed with it. Wish I had a listen before to see any improvement, but they are really fantastic headphones. Have done the 'Kees-mod' too, which has taken away a little harshness in the treble, for whatever reason.

One reservation I had was that the bass would be overwhelming - with many people on head-fi saying so - I find that totally not the case. So either these have been burned in well by the previous owner or the cable has brought about that improvement.
A fantastic alternative to my HD600s, when I want a change, though, I'd probably still say the HD600s are my go-to phones.

I'm still a Grado-Virgin. I'd like to hear a set, but when I read reviews I am only left thinking that I will prefer something else at the same price. Still, I'll give them a go one day.
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I am only left thinking that I will prefer something else at the same price. Still, I'll give them a go one day.
There really is no way to guess, I thought I was going to love them, sadly I can't wear a pair (other than HF2) for more than a few minutes before I have to take them off.
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^looks very nice How do you like the cable job?

I just got a used pair of Grado SR60. Bought them off of Pez here They are my first pair of Grado's, and they are fun to use.
How do you find your SE530s vs the TF10s?

I had the TF10's but I returned them as the right channel kept losing sound. But I really liked them, that cable's pretty wretched for something so expensive.

I've got the E-Q7s now. I think I preferred the TF10s, but these are now growing on me - still thinking about trading them for something more fun sounding - like the (recabled) TF10s. Or making the next step up to the SM3s. IDK.
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The cable is very well done. Impressed with it. Wish I had a listen before to see any improvement, but they are really fantastic headphones. Have done the 'Kees-mod' too, which has taken away a little harshness in the treble, for whatever reason.

One reservation I had was that the bass would be overwhelming - with many people on head-fi saying so - I find that totally not the case. So either these have been burned in well by the previous owner or the cable has brought about that improvement.
A fantastic alternative to my HD600s, when I want a change, though, I'd probably still say the HD600s are my go-to phones.

I'm still a Grado-Virgin. I'd like to hear a set, but when I read reviews I am only left thinking that I will prefer something else at the same price. Still, I'll give them a go one day.
HD600 was just too weak for me. Some violin or string instruments would not shine, while some songs the treble would too so high that I would clinch my ears.

The grado RS1 are nothing like. The sound is forward and strong. Piano, guitar, violin sound great with plenty of power. I was so happy when I heard piano sound for the first time with it. Yet I've never had problem with treble being too harsh. I prefer it much much more than the 600, other than the comfort issue, or lack of it.

Oh and the bass on the RS1 is just perfect. So controlled.
    
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