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Old 07-21-2007, 06:55 PM   #76
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In my opinion, the best sounding headphones you can get for listening at home are made by Grado. They have the SR 60 that sells for about $65-70 and the SR 80 that sells for around $95. The sound you get from them is amazing.

The drawbacks to them are they don't cancel out sound to anyone that is in the room with you, but for at use at home when you're alone, these can't really be topped for their price. I use the SR 80s which have a little bit more detail to them, though some say the SR 60s have a little more warmer sound to them.

The cd that I actually used to test them in teh store when I bought my first pair was Achtung Baby, because of all the intricate sounds in the mix on that album. I tried Zoo Station on both of those Grado pairs, as well as other headphones in the store and I was sold on these being the best headphones out there at a reasonable price.

Here's their website for more info: http://www.gradolabs.com/frameset_main.htm
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I don't think so, the HD-477s that I use off my computer have gotten well over 5 years of use and I have a pair of HD-580s with an 80's Marantz amp for music and movies that sound really great.

Of course I lack the golden ear of a true audiophile but that could be a good thing
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:46 PM   #78
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I'm still in love with my Sennheiser HD-555s. I'm thinking of getting a pair for my dad for Christmas, and just wanted to pop in and see if anyone has come up with anything even better in a similar price range.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:04 PM   #79
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I'm in the market for a new pair. My 205s now only play sound out of one ear so I threw them away
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In my opinion, the best sounding headphones you can get for listening at home are made by Grado. They have the SR 60 that sells for about $65-70 and the SR 80 that sells for around $95. The sound you get from them is amazing.

The drawbacks to them are they don't cancel out sound to anyone that is in the room with you, but for at use at home when you're alone, these can't really be topped for their price. I use the SR 80s which have a little bit more detail to them, though some say the SR 60s have a little more warmer sound to them.

The cd that I actually used to test them in teh store when I bought my first pair was Achtung Baby, because of all the intricate sounds in the mix on that album. I tried Zoo Station on both of those Grado pairs, as well as other headphones in the store and I was sold on these being the best headphones out there at a reasonable price.

Here's their website for more info: Grado Labs, Inc.

YES!

I consider myself a bit of a audiophile perfectionist, and they make what I think are the best sounding headphones I've heard. Even the entry level 60's and 80's are absolutely fantastic. Buy a pair of these and you'll feel like you've been listening to music through a paper cup with a string attached to it your entire life.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:44 PM   #81
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I really like the way Grados sound, I just can't stand to wear them for more than 15 minutes at a time. They need to look into ergonomics one of these days.
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I've heard previous models were like that. Have you tried any of the models in the last few years? They're supposedly considerably more comfortable. I never tried the "old" style, so I can't compare, but I can wear mind for hours on and not even notice them.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:59 AM   #83
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I haven't tried the new ones. Might have to give the SR60 a try again.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #84
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My Audio Technica ATH-M30 s arrived today. Excellent sound quality from them too.

Quick question....is it normal to have to turn the volume way higher up on the amp using headphones than you would usually sit and listen to thro the speakers?
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:01 PM   #85
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Finally upgraded from the Grado SR60's to the SR325i's. I didn't think I'd be as immediately impresses as I've been. Pretty awesome so far.
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Is there any headphones brand better than Sennheiser?

Yes !

"When I finally laid my hands on a pair, I put on three pieces music," he said. "You won't believe me, but I heard nuances in these that I could only pick up before" on large speakers with sound that fills a room.



CES 2012: $1,300 earphones -- how does that sound? - latimes.com
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*Are there any headphone brands better than Sennheiser?

Diemen... please
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:14 PM   #88
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I believe the balance on my Grado 325is is off, the left side seems to be producing more volume. It's not a huge difference, but noticeable. I've tried flipping it around on both ears to make sure I'm not just more sensitive in one year, and it seems different regardless of the ear I use. Were they cheaper headphones, I wouldn't care, but I think I may have to try to return these to Amazon and have them send me a new pair. Maybe moref break in / burn in time will help, but I'm not super optimistic after about a 24 hrs' worth.
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Sennheiser, BeyerDynamic, Shure, AudioTechnica, and Grado seem to be the top tier brand. I have Sennheiser 555s and I'm not a huge fan of them, they don't always keep up with some of the music I listen to. I'd like the 600 or the 650.
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For earbud styles, Westone over all of them.
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