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Alright gents, so here is the deal. Right around my birthday, my parents got me a set of Grado SR60i's and a 15 foot Grado headphone extension cable for not screwing up at college (basic gist). I've used them happily until a few weeks ago when the extension cable quit playing audio in the right side of my headphones, and the headphones themselves developed this tear in the sleeving on the left side of the headphones. I've checked to make sure the tear didn't make the cable stop working properly, and it hasn't.

The questions I have are as follows:

1. Is anyone familiar with the grado return policy on their products? Are they easy to work with?

2. Should I try and re-sleeve the headphone cables, or send them back along with the 15ft extension cable?

3. Should I get an amplifier? Right now I have a Creative x-fi sound card (Box is in storage, and I've never written the full name down), but I'm willing to get a better sound card if that's what it takes. Budget is probably $400 for both the amp and the sound card.
    
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I don't have experience with Grado's RMA service/return policy.

You can't really re-sleeve that part unless you recable. If you can't do that, I'd suggest you use tape/heat shrink(if possible?) that part so the sleeve won't be sliding up and down.

The SR-60i are fairly easy to drive; you will hear some difference (but not that significant) if you use an amp. I think your sound card is fine already.
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I don't have experience with Grado's RMA service/return policy.

You can't really re-sleeve that part unless you recable. If you can't do that, I'd suggest you use tape/heat shrink(if possible?) that part so the sleeve won't be sliding up and down.

The SR-60i are fairly easy to drive; you will hear some difference (but not that significant) if you use an amp. I think your sound card is fine already.
I really don't want to use tape on the headphones, as it'll just look un-even and icky. I'm considering picking up another set of headphones, possibly Fischer Audio FA-003's or Audio-Technica ATH-M50S. Of course, I don't know diddly about whether or not they need to have an amp or not, so it might not be the best place to start. But hey, you gotta learn somewhere right?

Also, I've since found out that I have a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Card. Course, I'm not using it because the extension cable is broken.
    
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