Confessions of a RS-1 fanboy....
Okay here goes...
At the heart of every album is a sound - something so deep that it resonates like a pressure in your chest. It is this feeling that composer or producer seeks to make heard; not merely to underscore the chases, clinchesm, climaxes, or to smooth over the inadequecies of cuts and shaky transistions, but to give voice to an inner life - its soul, if such a thing can be said of music.
If I suddenly had to sell off all of my headphone stuff including the ML combo, the Valhalla cables and bits and bobs, the only thing that I choose to remain constant in my life are my RS-1's. Sure they are coloured and the bass can get nutty at times, some people find the highs too much for them or the listener placement too in yer face. But that's why I love it even more so. I was enjoying them way before I had the ML and expensive amps and what not.
There are always posts about the synergy between the Rs-1's+Ra-1 combo, Rs-1's+Hr-2, EMP's, Ear Hp-4's, Gilmore's, etc. But for me there is only one combo synergy. That is Rs-1's+me. I am a fanboy I admit it, but I am not a grado fanboy per se as I have other headphones by different manufacturer's.
I am a Rs-1 fanboy.
Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a ****ing big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose DIY and wondering who the **** you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing ****ing junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, ****ed up brats you spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got RS-1's