end·game | \ ˈen(d)-ˌgām \Definition of endgame: the stage of a chess game after major reduction of forcesalso: the final stage of some action or processSource: http://www.merriam-webster.com There was a time I naively considered my headphone endgame to be the Beyerdynamic DT-880 and to be very sincere, if not a bit romantic, these venerable cans … Continue reading The headphone endgame is a lie.
I feel really sad, my sincere condolences to the Grado family. 😦
Don’t get me wrong I love to build stuff but I draw my limit on selling clones, one thing is to sell a Cmoy amp the other is selling a RA-1 clone and actually using the Grado name to do it. I know that people need to make money but stealing a layout and making … Continue reading Not Selling DIY Grado RA-1 clones.
This isn’t really a review just a biased opinion! I like the Grados, they look retro enough but not too much. They are built in US by people who actually get a decent wage for their work and I feel warm and happy just because of that. Grados have so much story in them you … Continue reading About those Grado SR80s.
Image: Wikimedia.org What does Burr-Brown, JRC and Grado have in common? The Grado RA1 headphone amplifier, beautiful enclosure and sound until someone discovered that it uses a JRC 4556 opamp in a circuit similar with the popular Cmoy. Fanboys went nuts…an expensive headphone amplifier that uses a cheap opamp!? No way! We shall upgrade it to … Continue reading JRC 4556 opamp.