New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by pcf

He did the right thing. Good to know Chael Sonnen failed to talk his way to a big payday. I would rather watch Jones vs Machida 2.
Finally got round to do some listening! As expected, the upgrade on these headphones is basically the same as what Joe has been doing in the last few years.The question is, are the new earpads really making a difference? I couldn't tell yesterday so today I decided to try again. I took out my Benchmark DAC1pre ( don't give me a hard time your purists who hate the DAC1 , that is the only amp I have with two headphone outs so I can swap them over quickly). My source is...
  My family of four HP1000i. Two of them NOS.
  I know how expensive they are over here but still get a shock when someone brings it up.  Trust me, 430 pounds ain't a bargain for these headphones.
My 4th pair of HP1000i arrived today. Everything looks immaculate. The new pads are nice and dry too. Had a quick listen and they sounded great!  Not sure if I heard a big difference the new and regular earpads. Maybe if I spend more time on them it will be more obvious, I Don't know...       Joe's answer to all the sketches I sent him!
Thanks for the offer. I think I'll pass. 
To each his own but taped bowl mod never worked for me. In fact, I don't like bowls on any early Grado headphones up to and including the vintage RS1.
  Something you mentioned before that's worth repeating- The waiting time for the upgrade is getting longer and longer. Joe is nearly 90 and has had some health issues. It makes sense to take that into consideration before you send your phones to him. 
I don't have any stock HP1000 anymore and giving impressions based on memories is probably not the best way to go about it. I will try:  The i version are more extended at both ends and have better instruments separation. To me they don't become different headphones, just better sounding HP1000. There are not many HP1000i around. Joe actually had very little time to work on these upgrades in the last few years. He was looking after his sick wife as well as finishing off...
I had no idea that you were listening to them with bowls. Since they are meant to be used with flats, it might be a good idea to mention that in your opening post.  I am not surprised that they are bass heavy if you use taped bowls on them. Are your new pads try yet?  Anyway, happy listening.
New Posts  All Forums: