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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:32 pm 
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My SR60s were starting to buzz, so thought it a good time to upgrade my Grados. Was looking to go as far as the SR225s, but then a next-to-new pair of SR325s came up.

Four months old, barely used, box, and bonus unused extra-large pads ($60). All in I paid $220. I think I did alright!

I think the new bluetooth only iPhone 7 was my gain in this case. The open-back Grados are never great portable cans to begin with, but I think the fellow who sold them to me found them too heavy....and wired!

Guy was totally cool too, but not a CAM transaction.

I can't wait to for some serious listening on these things!

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Curious on the upgrade in audio quality you hear. I have owned a pair of Grado SR80e for a few years but want to move up. I purchased them just to use on my iPad but I have been using them on main listening system with excellent results. I am thinking of getting a pair of RS2e.


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Good question. The sound signature is definitely similar, but I do think the SR325s sounds yet more open with better imagining. I did not do an A-B test as I had already purchased the SR325s and had no intent on keeping the 60s. One of the drivers was buzzing and was not going to save or fix them. They had a good 10+ year run.

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audioroom wrote:
Curious on the upgrade in audio quality you hear. I have owned a pair of Grado SR80e for a few years but want to move up. I purchased them just to use on my iPad but I have been using them on main listening system with excellent results. I am thinking of getting a pair of RS2e.


Demoed them yesterday, not worth it. If you insist on Grado the 325 sounded better to me. By the way i didnt buy the Grado's. Hifiman has some awseome deals, 50% off for the HE 560 and the 440I. No i'm not a dealer or a fan boy. Dont buy without trying them. My 2 cents...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:37 am 
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Francky wrote:
Dont buy without trying them. My 2 cents...



Sound advice – especially for headphones where fit is just as important as sound quality. I don’t mind the sound of Grado’s, just not a fan of their fit. And even though their earpads can be changed, the stock ones irritate the hell out of me.

Good score on the SR325. Are you using a dedicated amp?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:31 am 
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Fit might be the most important thing to consider; not only for comfort (which is certainly important), but because the way they seat on your ears will definitely affect the way they sound.

A pair that sounds fantastic on one head might sound mediocre on another one. I tried a pair of Hifimen, but I didn't like them that much so I went back to Stax and didn't look back.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:18 am 
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I was using the SR80's up until 2 years ago then upgraded to PS500's , the 80's are now used on the PC . I was looking at the 325's but got a good deal on the 500's .


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