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Finally got the adapter I needed to run the (new) Beyer DT-880's. These cans are extremely well made and comfortable as sin. Compared to the Senn HD555 they exhibit a tamed yet delicate high end, much improved bass with a silky smooth mid range. Break in period or not, plan on putting a lot miles on these. So, first impressions are quite positive.FireGuy, welcome to the Schiit and Beyer family. And if I see correctly in your pic is the headphone holder a banana holder? If so , what a brilliant idea.
Wanting to own the Beyerdynamic Tesla T1. The issue is breaking the news to my better half about the clams needed to get these puppies. But hey, you only live once, right?
Finally, the Grado RS1i's are breaking in after 50+ hours. For all you Grado owners out there I NOW know what the fuss is all about. Only draw back with the RS1's are the ear pads. But hey, I'll take the sound over comfort anytime. .
Long time lurker who just posted in the Burson Soloist SL threadHeadphone Mania has taken over in this house in late 2012 into 20133 years with a Decware CSP2 and Sennheiser HD650 and AKG 701....the CSP2/HD650 is something specialRecently bought:--Beyerdynamic T-90--Burson Soloist SL--Beyerdynamic DT-1350--JDS Labs ODAC and C421 ampthe most exciting of the bunch of new purchases has been the Beyerdynamic T-90's.....they are like a mix of the best of the HD650 and AKG701 put together in oneReally want to hear the HE-400 with the Burson Soloist SL.....I think they would match well
Finally got the adapter I needed to run the (new) Beyer DT-880's. These cans are extremely well made and comfortable as sin. Compared to the Senn HD555 they exhibit a tamed yet delicate high end, much improved bass with a silky smooth mid range. Break in period or not, plan on putting a lot miles on these. So, first impressions are quite positive.
This seems like a good time to add a comment. I've used headphones for a long time, even when I could use speakers, at least for portable use. In 2011, for some reason it seemed like headphones were taking off in a big way, probably at least in part because I noticed new headphones in the Apple store. So anyway, a few (more than a few) headphones later, I usually go through the dozen or so that I have and sell one or two, or donate one of the lower-cost models to charity. Then of course, it's time for a new one. I'm a sucker for big names like Beyerdynamic or Sennheiser etc., if they have something new, affordable, but unique in the sense that I'm not re-buying the same old stuff. But every so often, a new brand (or new to me) surfaces that looks really interesting, and in some cases I really feel compelled to buy it (AQ Nighthawk, SF Pryma etc.), good or bad, and in other cases I can't quite get to the point of feeling like committing a bunch of money to it (Master & Dynamic etc.) I rarely return anything I buy, so my keepers are all useable, and I know I can always find one lying around that will suit any purpose I have. But I'm always on the lookout for a new headphone that can do more - i.e. have the style of a v-moda or Pryma, the build quality of the better Senn's or Beyers, and breakthrough sound that has perfect detail, warmth, and smoothness etc. But with all of that, headphones have a remarkable way of disappointing sometimes, if the manufacturer ignores the fit issues - earcups don't fit even with the ears, not enough headband adjustment, not enough rotation or swiveling to fit the head better, and so on. So when someone in a forum asks for the perfect headphone (for them), putting all of those factors together, and at a reasonable price, that's priceless.
Hi milford3.I bought a Made in USA pair of Grado, but the ear pads fell apart within a short time (They dried up and became brittle.) and I did not like the sound (You had to push them against your ears to get a good full sound)and I did not like the look, I really did not like the look,so I gave them to my wife and my wife hide them so well, that she don't remember where she put them.By the way, I paid 100 USD for pair of demo 20 years ago.I don't want to give Grado a second chance, because I really find them ugly.Guy 13
But if I got another Grado (I sold my 325 and the GH1), I would recable it so the cable weighs less than the headphone.
Then I would get the better pads from places like EarZonk, or if I could only order Grado pads, I'd get the pads for the PS500, because they're softer than the pads on the cheaper models.
I think Grado has a mystique that defies explanation. The last time I advertised several headphones for sale, the only 2 that sold were the SR325e and the GH1, and I got 70 percent of MSRP for both.
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