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Old Sep 29, 2011, 01:23 AM   #1
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Where to buy Grado headphones online?

Hi all

I am looking to buy a pair of Grado headphones. Any one know where to direct me online for purchasing this?

I have looked at ebay, amazon but no other major sites.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 01:30 AM   #2
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Nope I'm guessing you will have to find a dealer website!
http://www.gradolabs.com/page_headphones.php
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 05:51 AM   #3
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You can try http://www.headphone.com/
I ordered mine on amazon.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 01:30 PM   #4
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Thanks but headphone.com only ships within the U.S. I live in Canada and nothing is available up here.

Even Amazon.com will not ship here while Amazon.ca have no stock.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:17 PM   #5
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Thanks but headphone.com only ships within the U.S. I live in Canada and nothing is available up here.

Even Amazon.com will not ship here while Amazon.ca have no stock.
Try www.head-fi.org and look around the marketplace there.

Oh and... let me see...

http://www.headphonesolutions.com/
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:48 PM   #6
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Grado Headphones

I bought my Grados from Audio Advisor in Michigan.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 10:46 PM   #7
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You sure you want Grados? They'll make your ears beg for mercy - not in a good way If you wear them for any duration of time they HURT, at least they did on my head. I tried some aftermarket pads, helped a little, but Grados just aren't designed with comfort in mind (retro styling takes priority I guess?). Sennheiser HD5xx/HD650s are sooooo much more comfy, and they sound great too.

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Old Sep 29, 2011, 11:26 PM   #8
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Maybe he wants emphasized treble instead of rolled-off treble though.
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I will second the Sennheisers, especially for comfort. I have HD555s, and I'm not an audiophile, but I think they sound really good, especially for less than $100
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 01:02 AM   #10
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From experience i like the balance of the Grados as they can deliver amazing sound quality for any type of music.

I know they can get uncomfortable if you wear them for a long while but I can't seem to find another pair of headphones that is up to par with this model.

My original pair broke (S60) and that is why I am looking for one. Thanks for the advice though.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 06:04 AM   #11
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You sure you want Grados? They'll make your ears beg for mercy - not in a good way If you wear them for any duration of time they HURT, at least they did on my head. I tried some aftermarket pads, helped a little, but Grados just aren't designed with comfort in mind (retro styling takes priority I guess?). Sennheiser HD5xx/HD650s are sooooo much more comfy, and they sound great too.
I couldn't contradict you more. And there are absolutely no headphones that get better sound out of an iPod than the Grado SR60i.
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From experience i like the balance of the Grados as they can deliver amazing sound quality for any type of music.

I know they can get uncomfortable if you wear them for a long while but I can't seem to find another pair of headphones that is up to par with this model.

My original pair broke (S60) and that is why I am looking for one. Thanks for the advice though.
That's good that you know what you want; yea, Sennheisers are NOT the way you want to go, as indicated by the post above me. Rolled off treble coming from the energetic sound signature that the Grados have? You'd hate them.

I always wanted a pair but I'd be limited in the places that I listen to music; e.g., the library.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 10:07 AM   #13
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I purchased my SR-80's from JR audio (jr.com), at the time they were just slightly cheaper than any other price I could find. It looks though like the SR-80i's are inline with prices elsewhere, though.

If you can afford the extra bucks for the 80's I would say they're very worth it.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:33 PM   #14
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You may try at www.buyerwish.com. Go and request for the headphones you are looking for. Hopefully it would help you.
Thanks.
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