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    Question help grado sr80 or senn hd555

    i have been reading up a lot on the grado sr 80 & senn hd 55 can you guys plz. give me your opinion i dig 85% jazz playboy after dark 2 that kind of stuff. help me choose thanks in anticipation. newbi winston

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    The Senn's bass response is a bit lacking but overall they are pretty good headphones, I think you are referring to the wireless ones, I am not too familiar with the other brand but I hope this helps, oh the Senn's are also heavy on the head, I give them a 7 out of 10, and I think the benchmark for wireless headphones would be Panasonic's which are like 2 times more $$$. I hope this helps.
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    hi aeh10 thanks for yuor help..however i made a bo bo what i should have written was senn' hd 555 & grado sr 80 corded model. thx. winston

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    I have the Grado 125s and love them. Although at times the full ear cover is good, I like the open air build of the Grados. You can clearly hear the music but can also be aware of your surroundings. Grado has real good bass and plenty of clarity.

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    I give the comfort nod to Senn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyfi
    I have the Grado 125s and love them. Although at times the full ear cover is good, I like the open air build of the Grados. You can clearly hear the music but can also be aware of your surroundings. Grado has real good bass and plenty of clarity.
    yep hyfi i try out the 125s and i agree they sounds great but i did not pick them up.as after an hour plus demo they got uncomfortable on my head an ears but great sounds.thx winston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noddin0ff
    I give the comfort nod to Senn.
    and yes yes noddinoff they felt real nice an my head i try out the 595 & 555. care to say anything about the sound

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    has anyone out there checked out some cans called (goldring) models dr50/100 and 150 let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winston
    yep hyfi i try out the 125s and i agree they sounds great but i did not pick them up.as after an hour plus demo they got uncomfortable on my head an ears but great sounds.thx winston.
    Unfortunately, you have to buy cheap replacement ear foams from Rat Shack to solve that problem. I don't use them for lengthy listening but depending on head size and configuration, I understand your conclusions.

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    I hate to sound like a smuck, but you boys really need to start considering Audio Technica cans. Both ATH-AD500 and 700 can be had for around $100 with a quick search.
    To my head, they are the most comfortable headphones I've ever tried. Bass is very quick and tight, but unlike Grado, highs are extended AND very smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    I hate to sound like a smuck, but you boys really need to start considering Audio Technica cans. Both ATH-AD500 and 700 can be had for around $100 with a quick search.
    To my head, they are the most comfortable headphones I've ever tried. Bass is very quick and tight, but unlike Grado, highs are extended AND very smooth.

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    thanks jra after all they are one of the original anolog player ill check them out

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    hi jrhymeammo i am trying get one of them ath-ad700 cans but i run into some stats problem. such as 53 mm driver or titanium alloy cord. do they all have the same drivers. what are the diffrence IN 700 line. punch us a line when ever time you look this way thanks winston...... hello other AR GUYS with K ON THE ABOVE FEEL FREE TO DROP A LINE. I CANT FIND THEM IN MIAMI YOUR HELP WOULD BE GREAT THANK ALL

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    Winston,

    I believe drivers used in AD500 and AD700 is exactly the same. I own a pair of AD1000 and I think they use same drivers as well. But difference in sound is there for each models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winston

    and yes yes noddinoff they felt real nice an my head i try out the 595 & 555. care to say anything about the sound
    forgot about this thread, sorry. Nope, nothing comparative to say regarding Senn vs Grado. If it ain't comfy I'm not gonna wear it. I like circumaural ("around the ear") headphones, 'Course I'm not hopping on the bus and listening to my iPod with them. Don't want to look like a dork. But comfort comes first for me, then within comfort I see what quality my budget can afford at the time.

    My first pair was the HD570, perhaps similar to the 555 at least in price. Cord to one side which I like. The second set I have are the 580s. I don't notice huge differences. The 580s seem more analytical at times and thus maybe less forgiving of source. The comfort factor and design of the 570s is very nice and for that I probably favor the 570s. However, I doubt the design is the same in the current generation of products. I got the 580s several years later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Winston,

    I believe drivers used in AD500 and AD700 is exactly the same. I own a pair of AD1000 and I think they use same drivers as well. But difference in sound is there for each models.

    Hope it helps,
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    thanks jra that helps a lot i found a place down south miami i demo the 300. they sound great also its very lite.that said ill check out amazon to look for the 700.thanks for your help, winston

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    Quote Originally Posted by noddin0ff
    forgot about this thread, sorry. Nope, nothing comparative to say regarding Senn vs Grado. If it ain't comfy I'm not gonna wear it. I like circumaural ("around the ear") headphones, 'Course I'm not hopping on the bus and listening to my iPod with them. Don't want to look like a dork. But comfort comes first for me, then within comfort I see what quality my budget can afford at the time.

    My first pair was the HD570, perhaps similar to the 555 at least in price. Cord to one side which I like. The second set I have are the 580s. I don't notice huge differences. The 580s seem more analytical at times and thus maybe less forgiving of source. The comfort factor and design of the 570s is very nice and for that I probably favor the 570s. However, I doubt the design is the same in the current generation of products. I got the 580s several years later.
    hi nodd thanks for your response and your advised i like the 555 its a great deal for a $100 bucks. also i am about to buy audio tech 700.open air model winston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winston
    thanks jra that helps a lot i found a place down south miami i demo the 300. they sound great also its very lite.that said ill check out amazon to look for the 700.thanks for your help, winston
    Winston,

    That 3-D Wing Support is very comfortable as you've found out.
    If you though ATH-AD300 sounded great, then you are going to love 700. They all have that similar sound/tone, but 700 will reproduce much bigger sound. You'll love them.

    JRA

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Winston,

    That 3-D Wing Support is very comfortable as you've found out.
    If you though ATH-AD300 sounded great, then you are going to love 700. They all have that similar sound/tone, but 700 will reproduce much bigger sound. You'll love them.

    JRA
    yes jra. i finally got my ATH-AD700 just last week i waited all this time as i was shopping price point wise.maan this is one nice set of cans, i got them for $100 + $13. shipping. (like you said in one of your post the brand name is what holding back.) forum members audiophiles should take a look at them ATS line. and jra that pink? is beautiful..smile.its not like (pink pink), thanks for your contribution to this thread" helping me to find them cans...regards winston

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    Right on, Winston!!

    Pretty soon, people will realize they got conned into buying Grado Prestige series.

    Give'em at least 100 hours to break-in. Just press repeat on your CDP and let'em play for about a week. One of the greatest value in audio, leaving others in dust.

    Have Fun,
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