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#147241 - 09/14/06 08:09 AM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: danmagicman7]
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
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I tried my friends Grados. They are unbearable on my ears for more than 5 minutes. Itchy itchy.

Shipdog.com has been processing them for the last 2 days. :-(




Ah yes! Another prime candidate for Grado "Pad Rolling"!

It's amazing how no two people feel the same way about any single Grado pads. I haven't tried Grado "bowls" yet as my MS-1s came with Grado "comfies" which I imediately changed out for Sennheiser HD414s, quarter modded and reversed. Some folks swear by bowls, some folks swear At them. I won't know for a few more days yet! But the pad choices for Grados are bowls, flats, 414s, C-pads, and rat shack plus a few others. And most of these can also be reversed with many of them modded with varrying sized holes. Changing the distance from the ear changes the "sound" and changing pad materials changes the "comfort". I am currently very happy with reversed 414s on my MS-1s, but we'll see what happens with the bowls. My ears are small so I may find my ears falling inside the bowls and touching the drivers screen....I have read of that sometimes happening. My reversed 414s are the "perfect" size, a very comfortable type of foam, and the distance is between flats and bowls!

But the size of the ears coupled with tolerance for pain has much to do with which pads to use, and the taste in "sound" prefered has much to do with which pads also, as the sound changes with the distance. So there are tons of options for tayloring a proper comfort/performance ratio! And they are manufactured right here in good ol' North America.

Brooklyn!! Hand made by a bunch of neighborhood ladies in a three story brownstone house that used to be a veggie stand!! Been there for over fifty years doing audio stuff. How quaint is that!

The sound is cool too. The Grados versions sound much like the M2s through M80s while the Alessandros are more akin to the M3, M40 and M50.

I started with MS-1 to see how they sounded.....just a tad brighter(can we use that word here now?)and a bit more foreward than my M3s, but real darn close. And I'm moving up to the MS2i which reportedly has a bit more bass and upper end extension plus additional soundstage and better resolution of detail, although even a bit brighter(sure I can use that word here?)but a whole lot heavier(like my M50s!) .....ok, only 50% heavier; not like four times or something.

Oops; I'm rambling! I know. I'm waiting for the mail to show up....and it won't even be today! Arrrrrgh!!
Rich.

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#147242 - 09/14/06 11:37 AM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: F107plus5]
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Wow, shipdog took an extra day for processing but fedex says I have 2 day shipping. It will be in my grubby hands tomorrow at 4:30.

Tick...tock...tick...
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#147243 - 09/14/06 01:25 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: danmagicman7]
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So, you guys listen to cans in the can?
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#147244 - 09/14/06 01:37 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: tomtuttle]
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Tomorrow at 4:30...Cool!!

I haven't got a clue on mine.....no info given. Hope by Saturday though!

Cans in the can? Uh, yeah; I suppose so....Hey why not!!

....if I flush and the Walkman or Zen falls in, I ain't lettin' go of that phone cord for nuttin'!!

I ain't loosin' my new cans!!

No way!
Rich.

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#147245 - 09/14/06 02:03 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: tomtuttle]
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I can watch the can-can on my iPod with cans on the can. Can't you?
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#147246 - 09/14/06 02:09 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: pmbuko]
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
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I can watch the can-can on my iPod with cans on the can. Can't you?




LOL

Translation: I am able to watch the can-can on my iPod with headphones on the pooper. Can't you?
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#147247 - 09/14/06 02:53 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: danmagicman7]
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Registered: 01/24/05
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Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
I can listen to can-can with cans on the can, but can-not watch can-can on the can; wish I can.

Wish I can watch can-can in the can on my cans, but I can-not on my can wish I could, but I can...


...not.

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#147248 - 09/14/06 05:46 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: F107plus5]
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Have you a Zans for cans?





You should.
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#147249 - 09/14/06 07:02 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: pmbuko]
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
I can listen to cans, cans in the house, cans in the can, playing Zanathus.

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#147250 - 09/15/06 12:14 PM Re: Headphone Amp vs Reciever Help, and Headphone [Re: F107plus5]
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1467
They came!

Pretty much, they sound like axioms on my head. Really nicely balanced headphones.

Not a lot of low low bass though like i'm used to with my sub.
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