Originally Posted by nothing111
By the way, did anyone who owns both GS-1000 and RS-1 tried to do comparisons by using the GS-1000 pads on the RS-1? I would expect the soundstage of the RS-1 to be larger and the bass maybe more important.
Is the difference between the two headphones actually that big when you use the same pads on both (wether it is flats or bowls, or the GS-1000 pads)?
Knowing different pads can have such a large influence on the sound of grados, I think we should compare them at the same level, therefore with the same pads.
If you think about the swap for an RS1 between a flat and a bowl: the bowl reduces the bass and enhances the soundstage.
The GS1000 "bagels" destroy the RS1's midrange and bass. It's all upper register, and does not sound good. Flats on a GS1000 make it a bassasaurus rex.