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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.
I've never seen anyone else state that the treble on the HD600 is harsh, are you sure its not due to the source? I find it the opposite way around, I think most Grado's (excluding HF2) have a harsh treble and I think the HD600's treble is silky smooth.
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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.
Umm The SE530 were not something I liked. I found them a little more bass strong compared to the TF10. I found the TF10 to be more balanced I guess (even though they're not imo) compared to the SE530. I would have to try them out again to remind myself why I don't like them for more details, currently my dad uses them (yes after cleaning ). I do remember I didn't really like the Shure sound signature, if that's the way to put it. The songs felt more colored compared to the TF10's.

What I did like about the SE530 was the seal and the cable. The build quality was a lot better than the TF10. The seal was a lot better than the TF10, and I'm sure you can find a lot of other people complaining about the not so great seal on the TF10. I hear you on the cable that comes with the TF10, I haven't yet replaced it yet after three years. Another note about the build quality on the TF10, I had to super glue the left canal back to the "base" of the bud since it came out and also the drivers was going to come out too lol, but the sound quality didn't diminish after fixing it though, just a disappointment.

Seems like a lot of negatives lol, but overall I find the TF10 to be a "fun" IEM since it's not accurate like the PRO 750 which I love as well. I do enjoy my TF10 when I need ultra portable sound and isolation, but I am looking at another pair of IEMs or custom mold later this year for the TF10, so it goes to show I still like them after 3+ years Also I don't regret getting the SE530, they are a good IEM, but not something for me personally, guess its a hit or miss with IEM compared to on the ear or over the ear imo.

Another note, pick up some Grados you'd be surprised on the sound-to-price quality. The SR60 I got the other day are pretty fun to use, would get them if you need something light and inexpensive to use; I feel like I have to baby my other headsets due to the amount I spent on them lol...
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Another note, pick up some Grados you'd be surprised on the sound-to-price quality.
That doesn't apply so much in the UK, Grado's are really expensive here compared to the US.

The 225i are $200 in the USA but £215 ($322) in the UK
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That doesn't apply so much in the UK, Grado's are really expensive here compared to the US.

The 225i are $200 in the USA but £215 ($322) in the UK
Wow! That's a real downer. Wouldn't say it's with it then lol.
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speaking of iems, the senn ie8's pared with the t51 and t3 is pretty danm good. I'll have to try it with the hifiman re0s later



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Do IE8 need an amp? Is there any difference?
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I'd like to sign up! I have a pair of Skullcandy Sk Pro's (Emerald/White).



I love 'em, and they've inspired me to start changing my music collection to Apple Lossless format.

PS- Am I automatically added to the SkullCandy corner, or do I have to ask?
    
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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.
Sounds to me like the problem is upstream with your system not the HD600. Those are not characteristic of the HD600 at all.

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That doesn't apply so much in the UK, Grado's are really expensive here compared to the US.

The 225i are $200 in the USA but £215 ($322) in the UK
LMK if you need me to ship a pair for you.
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I'd like to sign up! I have a pair of Skullcandy Sk Pro's (Emerald/White).



I love 'em, and they've inspired me to start changing my music collection to Apple Lossless format.

PS- Am I automatically added to the SkullCandy corner, or do I have to ask?
You're in the candy corner. I wonder. What other headphones have you owned?
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I have also owned some SkullCandy GI's. A few months ago, kids on my swim team all started getting headphones (the majority of them have Sony's), and I became jealous. I wanted to get some myself, but at the time, I was really only concerned with the headphone appeal. I got the GI's in White Elephant color, but I soon realized that I wanted to be an audiophile, because the difference was astounding. I sold them to my brother, but still wanting to keep the appeal of showy headphones, I went for the SK Pro's. They're excellent (according to my limited experience), and they look pimp. I wish they had used less plastic in the design, but that's my only issue.

When I get to college, I'll probably pick up some Shurre's or Beats by Dre (which I've heard are excellent quality, but being made with Monster Cable, I assume they're ridiculously overpriced). However, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Thanks!
    
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