Grado, decisions and practicality
Mon, Jan 3 2011, 12:50PM
I'm sure this has been discussed no end but... Comfort issues with Grado alongside which model is 'right' for me.
In my experience I'm gaining nothing from spending £1000 on some headphones because I can't appreciate the difference that high end offers over other mid-range devices.
Right so here's the question, I don't know if it'd be practical to aim at someone in my situation or someone who's lived through it but basically i have quite an extended budget as well as a pretty decent SS headphone amp and portable amplifier (although considering what i'm looking at i don't think this would be entirely necessary). I listened to a friend's new Grado SR60i's as i was helping him with some modifications and found that i really liked the sound signature and from what i've read up until the 325is this pretty much stays the same. If it helps i've recently upgraded my Shure's from SE420 to the SE530 and that as far as i'm concerned was a worthwhile increment so i'm looking for the Grado equivalent of the SE530? I realise for some this may be a no brainer but i'm new to Grado's and there seem to be no retailers nearby for me to audition them all. I realise to some me spending possibly less on home listening might seem like a foreign idea but realistically i spend a lot of time outside of the house (commuting etc...) so i saw it fit to spend a little more.
Second issue is a small one but it seems there are a lot of people having issues with comfort? Is there anyone that can help? In my experience most forums etc are bi polar in their opinions and if there is a tiny issue it can be blow up to huge proportions but really when i get home they'll be on till i go to sleep, would this be possible or are the rumours true???
Any comments or advice would be highly appreciated and if i'm way off the mark i'm happy to reconsider my Grado's and start from scratch.
Thanks in advance, Jim