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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!
Interesting that you would chase highly hyped headphones. Any particular reason? While I can't attest to any of the headphones that you mentioned, I will say that my experience with my old roommate's SkullCandy "DJ" headphones was enough to scare me off the brand for a very long time.
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Well, I guess I've just had "hyped" headphones on my mind, because I haven't had the inspiration to do research yet. For the rig I just ordered, I looked at parts for about a year. When I got my DSLR, I spent a month comparing different models. The headphones were an impulse buy, and I only had my friends' recommendations to go off of. When I do get new headphones, though, I'll be sure to post here and let you guys help me find the best pair, whether they bey Grado's or AD-700's or iPod earbuds (I kid, of course).
    
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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.
That doesn't sound right. The treble should not stand out or be shrill.
I find them to be great all rounders and the best phones for general listening out of all that I've heard/owned, including the HD650, DT880, SRH840, K701, D2000. Maybe the sound signature just suits me perfectly, but listening with them really is a joy .
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Well, I guess I've just had "hyped" headphones on my mind, because I haven't had the inspiration to do research yet. For the rig I just ordered, I looked at parts for about a year. When I got my DSLR, I spent a month comparing different models. The headphones were an impulse buy, and I only had my friends' recommendations to go off of. When I do get new headphones, though, I'll be sure to post here and let you guys help me find the best pair, whether they bey Grado's or AD-700's or iPod earbuds (I kid, of course).
As I'll likely be absent for that event, I offer my two cents now.

The Sennheiser HD-280 Pro.

I think it has the prefect blend of sound quality, look and portability that I suspect you're probably looking for in a full sized headphone.

AD700's are a no go for portability.
  1. They fit loosely (but oh so comfortably)
  2. They are delicate
  3. They are of 'open ear design'
Pretty much the opposite of what you're looking for if you want to take your headphones anywhere but your chair.
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Okay, I have written that down. Thanks for your help, Canadian!
    
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Had a listen yet?
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Grado sr325i
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The grado RS1 are nothing like. The sound is forward and strong.

Oh and the bass on the RS1 is just perfect. So controlled.
All that is correct i own The Alessandro MS-Pro which is the equivilant of the RS-1 .

However Alessandro are Grado just a tad more neutral.
Edited by Benny99 - 7/16/10 at 7:50am
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