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post #76 of 121
L3000 for sure!
post #77 of 121
esp if it costs 3400 to get a PS1.
post #78 of 121
LOL, I missed this old poll. My vote would be the same either way. L3000.

-Ed
post #79 of 121
L3000 for sure.
post #80 of 121
I owned both of these but unfortunately at different times. The ps1 is the one I prefer sonically but they did not work for me from a comfort standpoint. The ps1s are probably the greatest grado ever made and stand above the hp1000 series for me due to their extension. The ps1s also have the best mids I have heard out of a headphone. Now that said the L3000s are one of the best made and comfortable headphones ever made. The sound is outstanding and I do regret selling them.
So it is really up to what you priorities are straight sonics or a blend of sonics, build quality and comfort.

On a side note the sale price of the PS1 from John Grado's private stash is not representative of the market price. Both these headphones most likely sell for a price that is within a few hundred dollars of each other.
post #81 of 121
I have never heard any of them.
But from reading impressions and looking at pictures I would choose the L3000.
post #82 of 121
I originally had the PS-1 and sold it to pay for the L3000. After I had the L3000 for a month or so, I questioned whether I liked its sound better than the PS-1. It wasn't until I paired the L3000 up the DHA3000 that I stopped questioning the sound. I heard there are more expensive alternatives to get even better sound, but I'm completely satisfied and don't miss the PS-1 at all.

Besides the sound, the overall package just seems so much better than the PS-1. The PS-1 is pretty much the same build as the RS-1 but with aluminum cups and much better drivers. I think the headband is a little thicker too. But even at $1400, the build never seemed worth it. Even came in the same cardboard box.

The L3000 seems like a luxury item but with the sound to match. Combined with the DHA3000, it's a beautify combo to look at. Also, its much more comfortable to wear.
post #83 of 121
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Originally Posted by iamoneagain View Post
I originally had the PS-1 and sold it to pay for the L3000. After I had the L3000 for a month or so, I questioned whether I liked its sound better than the PS-1. It wasn't until I paired the L3000 up the DHA3000 that I stopped questioning the sound. I heard there are more expensive alternatives to get even better sound, but I'm completely satisfied and don't miss the PS-1 at all.

Besides the sound, the overall package just seems so much better than the PS-1. The PS-1 is pretty much the same build as the RS-1 but with aluminum cups and much better drivers. I think the headband is a little thicker too. But even at $1400, the build never seemed worth it. Even came in the same cardboard box.

The L3000 seems like a luxury item but with the sound to match. Combined with the DHA3000, it's a beautify combo to look at. Also, its much more comfortable to wear.
Yep, I agree completely. There are better amps for the L3000 but for much higher price. The DHA3000 & L3000combo looks, feels, and sounds luxurious. I've thought about selling my L3000 & DHA3000 many times, but I found them too enjoyable to part with. I rather have less money than selling my headphones & amps!
post #84 of 121
i owned an L3000.

it is a truly excellent headphone with by far the best build quality i have seen. but when an opportunity came up to trade the L3000 for an O2/KGSS, it was not that difficult of a decision. so i really liked the L3000, but i suppose i did not find it to be indispensable.
post #85 of 121
I don't know that any headphone is indispensable. As much as I like my L3000, I would give it up if I had to for the right reason. An OII/KGSS system is pretty damn awesome, and certainly preferable for certain music.
post #86 of 121
i have a Grado PS1 coming my way.

my goal is to own all or most of the limited edition headphones - at least for a period of time. the R10 and HE90 may be exceptions due to their very high price. a lot would have to be sold to purchase either. i'll leave that decision for another day. but owning a headphone or having an extended audition is really the only way to get a strong grasp of its strengths and weaknesses and more importantly to ultimately determine the question: "do i like this headphone?" of course one can learn a lot from a good listen at a meet - esp a small one. it was after listening to a PS1 at a small meet that pushed me toward this most recent purchase. i'm already thinking about what cable i should use to balance them. black dragon and apuresound are the two i am considering. but i am certainly getting ahead of myself.
post #87 of 121
got my Grado PS1.



they are very nice, but i definitely want to balance them. you don't spend this kind of money on a headphone and then not spend a bit more to take them to that next level.

so do i get black dragon or APS?
post #88 of 121
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so do i get black dragon or APS?
thats pretty hard.
post #89 of 121
engima
post #90 of 121
Whatever you choose, stay with copper.
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