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    Quote Originally Posted by RokZtaR View Post
    Thanks guys. I have an FS PRO24DSP with VRM (Virtual Reference Monitoring) which emulates different speaker setups in different environments. I generally mix solely with monitors but can't do so once my family goes to bed so am trying to find a viable option that let's me mix as late as I want.
    Just keep in mind that the VRM is VRM. It simulates a good situation while in a bad situation. Like a mirage in the desert. Or painting a Yugo with paint from the Rolls Royce factory.

    Massive, that is a great suggestion. I ruled out the Grado's because of the price of the higher end models which I see a lot more when searching on the net. I found a pair of 225s on Amazon for $200! Do you have any knowledge of the 325s?
    I have 225's here and they're wonderful. Nothing wrong with the 325's either. If I actually used them more often, I'd have 325's. Heck, if I used them more often I'd have the 500's. But I don't. But 225's are the best $200 you'll spend on cans IMO...

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    Thanks for the advice. I've ordered a pair of 225s.
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    I just found an amazing price for Grado's if anyone is interested. Prices are as follows...

    -sr225i $189 CAD
    -ps500 $450 CAD

    Crazy prices, especially for the ps500's and they're new! They're just starting to sell Grado's so they won't be on the website for another couple days. It's a Canadian site but they ship to the US as well...I've purchased quite a few items from them. Economik dot com.

    Unfortunately I bought my 225s last night for $229 before speaking with them cuz I didn't see Grado on their website. When I called them today to cancel my order for DT880s, he told me that they just became a Grado dealer. What a shame. I would've bought the ps500s last night at that price if I'd known. I'm secretly hoping the 225s come from the other dealer defective so I can send them back. Anyway, enjoy!
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    Once you hear them, you won't want to return them anyway. Once you get into the Prestige series, every additional $100 only really gives you about $6.75 "better sound" -- Spend the rest on more broadband trapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massive Master View Post
    It simulates a good situation while in a bad situation. Like a mirage in the desert. Or painting a Yugo with paint from the Rolls Royce factory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Massive Master View Post
    Once you get into the Prestige series, every additional $100 only really gives you about $6.75 "better sound"

    That's two choice quotes from one thread.....

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    True statement by massive...however, when you work full-time and your daughter goes to bed at 9pm you need to make due with what you have.

    First impressions of the sr225i's is that they feel very cheap but sound good. They are also much easier to drive than my ath-40's. Will allow time to burn in before offering a more comprehensive review.
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    Sennheiser are always a good choice for headphones and for mics. The HD650s are not closed back though. I'd suggest a pair that are closed back to lower the bleed from any outside noise.

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    Speaking of the sennheisers,

    I would never have mixed on headphones, but lately I've been asked to record some live singer/songwriters in a less than ideal studio environment.

    There was no room for monitors and I went ahead and did the sessions using Sennheiser HD280s.

    I found they gave a good representation of frequency, but these sessions were mono.
    I wouldn't even consider mixing a stereo session on headphones.

    I listened back later on my mackies and was happy enough, but like i say, there wasn't much to go wrong.
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    First impressions of the sr225i's is that they feel very cheap but sound good. They are also much easier to drive than my ath-40's. Will allow time to burn in before offering a more comprehensive review.
    "Delicate" -- Not "cheap" -- There's a difference. Even the most valuable gemstones can be crushed by the gentle tapping of a hammer...

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