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SOLD   I bought this on 6 July 2015 off eBay. The seller appeared to be an audio dealer, and described the RS-2i as having been opened for a customer to audition. Its in excellent cond.  and by my untrained judgement had seen very, very little use.   The ear pads were fresh and hard enough to where I removed them and washed with Dawn to add some suppleness. The ear pads will come to you washed and fresh. When I received it the box did not include the cable extension...
Set Fire to the Rain - Adele Nevermind - Airta Moreira w/ Herbie Hancock and Stanley Clarke Hitch a Ride - Boston   These were the last songs I'll listen to on my RS-2i and Headamp GS-1+, and I'll miss its glorious sound. They are all going on the block, the RS-2i hopefully today at $300--a bit less than I paid.    I consider this a sacrifice, and the reason is to simplify my desk space, as well as the whole process of listening to music. I'll be going back to the...
  I'll concur the right looks the same as my RS-2i.
  It was a Classic. I might have listened to a Vintage RS-1 at an early Honolulu Head-Fi meet (around or before 2003), so unfortunately can't say much about its sound. The pink Vintage drivers are supposed to have the audio pixie dust, the post-pink don't. IIRC some early transition Classic RS-1 came with pink drivers. Definitely refer to Mercuttio for further details. I've never sought the Vintage because of the availability factor.   Interesting tidbit on yesterdays...
  Thanks Stacker. Its you basic high frequency and upper mid rolloff, that comes from over two decades of working with power tools without hearing protection. Once I get the equalization in the ballpark, sound quality is very good. The hard part is actually getting there--playing with the equalizer.  Anyway the RS-1 topped at $865. I took it up to the penultimate bid then got sniped. Would have went higher, but didn't think to give myself a cushion near the end. Actually...
Will really miss its quality sound, but I'm selling because it takes too much room under my desk. Bought new and had it for about 2 weeks. Mint, like new condition.    Price includes shipping--will probably be insured ground or *possibly* parcel post--still need to price it out. If you want to negotiate, talk to me about how to lower shipping costs as part of your offer. Will ship in original double boxes, which are in top shape.   Don't think there's a need for pics,...
  Agree 100%. For $1400 I'd be into an HD800, which doesn't replace the Grado RS-1's specific strengths, but brings its own virtues to the table. I agree with your price ranges, but imo the RS-1e has significantly changed the market for the Grado aficionado.
  Are the RS1i really going for $1400 as market value, or are you referring to the items usually further down the page, that are always set at over-inflated prices?  That RS-1 Classic is already at 80% of retail, and could very well go over. Personally as I'm not a collector, paying over retail for a used headphone does not make sense. Otoh I can't say that I won't because I can fool myself that this is not excess, by continuing to own just one headphone. 
I didn't think the RS1 would valuate so highly like the Bushmills, but what do I know? Too bad the Bushmills don't complement my hearing condition. Oh well...
Looks like the winning number is going to go pretty high. With those bids so early on, there seems to be some knowledgeable motivated buyers on board.   http://www.ebay.com/itm/321879070142?_trksid=p2060353.m1431.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&autorefresh=truebuyers.
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