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post #2746 of 3333
Yeah, I hear you, thanks
Will try it with other amps
post #2747 of 3333

New 325is owner checking in (#10,684). I purchased the 80is and loved the Grado sound so much that I decided to return my M50s (which were no longer getting any desktop use) and upgrade from the 80is to the 325is. Still breaking them in, but loving the detail in my music (pairing them with the Audioengine D1 DAC/amp). I made the mistake, however, of auditioning the PS1000 today - wow. For $1700, though, I don't see myself making that jump any time soon. I did pick up a pair of the (G) pads and while I need to listen a bit more to determine whether there are any SQ improvements, the added comfortability is awesome. 

 

All in all, I'm a happy camper. Still haven't listened to the RS1i yet, but I feel like that might be my next upgrade. I've read through some of the other threads discussing the differences between the RS1is and the 325is, but do any of you 325is owners have an opinion on whether it would truly be an upgrade or more of a preference in sound? 

post #2748 of 3333
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Originally Posted by traehekat View Post

New 325is owner checking in (#10,684). I purchased the 80is and loved the Grado sound so much that I decided to return my M50s (which were no longer getting any desktop use) and upgrade from the 80is to the 325is. Still breaking them in, but loving the detail in my music (pairing them with the Audioengine D1 DAC/amp). I made the mistake, however, of auditioning the PS1000 today - wow. For $1700, though, I don't see myself making that jump any time soon. I did pick up a pair of the (G) pads and while I need to listen a bit more to determine whether there are any SQ improvements, the added comfortability is awesome. 

 

All in all, I'm a happy camper. Still haven't listened to the RS1i yet, but I feel like that might be my next upgrade. I've read through some of the other threads discussing the differences between the RS1is and the 325is, but do any of you 325is owners have an opinion on whether it would truly be an upgrade or more of a preference in sound? 

Congradulations on the 325is, they are a great headphone, although I never heard the RS1i's most people love them. I would not be so quick to look to upgrade so soon, you really have a great sounding headphone, and the more hours you put on them the better they sound, so enjoy them, especially if you like the sound signature.

post #2749 of 3333

I was trying to get one of these. My friend has them, and they sound absolutly fantastic.

post #2750 of 3333
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Originally Posted by v10gta View Post

I was trying to get one of these. My friend has them, and they sound absolutly fantastic.

What do you mean by trying to get one of these?

They sell on Amazon for 295$U.S.


Edited by joseph69 - 2/21/13 at 7:04pm
post #2751 of 3333

the rs1i is definitely an upgrade, same aggressive sound, but its not bright, its warm with a sweet smooth tone to it. better soundstage, bass, and about the same detail, maybe more transparency, or about the same.

post #2752 of 3333
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

the rs1i is definitely an upgrade, same aggressive sound, but its not bright, its warm with a sweet smooth tone to it. better soundstage, bass, and about the same detail, maybe more transparency, or about the same.

 

Cool, thanks. I was able to audition basically every set of Grados the other day except the RS1i, which unfortunately is the one I would be aiming at if I wanted to upgrade. I did notice the RS2i had a warmer, smoother tone to it in comparison to my 325is, so I assume it has a bit to do with the wood cups. I wonder if I would be better off with just picking up some wood cups for my 325is. In lieu of that, do you think the upgrade to the RS1i is worth the extra dough?

post #2753 of 3333
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Originally Posted by traehekat View Post

 

Cool, thanks. I was able to audition basically every set of Grados the other day except the RS1i, which unfortunately is the one I would be aiming at if I wanted to upgrade. I did notice the RS2i had a warmer, smoother tone to it in comparison to my 325is, so I assume it has a bit to do with the wood cups. I wonder if I would be better off with just picking up some wood cups for my 325is. In lieu of that, do you think the upgrade to the RS1i is worth the extra dough?

I think you would have to listen to the RS1i and then decide for yourself if the 400$U.S. is worth it or not. This is what I meant when I said enjoy the 325is that you just got, they are great headphones, and I don't know how many hours you have on them, but let them burn in, they sound better and better IMO.

post #2754 of 3333

i think it is, if you enjoy that warmer smoother tone. the 325 are great as well though. 

 

you should try and find rs1i used though since there are better headphones overall for that price, but if you enjoy that grado sound, highly recommended!!! beerchug.gif

post #2755 of 3333

Before you rush out to upgrade to the RS1is try the "tape mod" for your 325is'.  I own both of these headphones and had packed away my 325is' after I got the RS1is' until I tried this "tape mod".  With this mod my 325is' are back in my regular listening rotation again.  This mod costs pennies and is completely reversible if you do not like it.  Before the "tape mod" I loved the sound of my 325is but found them too bright after upgrading to the RS1is.  The "tape mod" definitely solved the too bright problem for me.

post #2756 of 3333

New SR325i owner 14633 - Checking in!

 

I've enjoyed my SR80s for 3-4 years now and finally decided to upgrade.

I'm already hearing things in familiar recording I hadn't noticed before - chairs creaking and other background. I took my headphones off once because I thought there was some noise going on in the room, but it turned out to be an odd harmonic or something from a cello I hadn't noticed before in the music.

 

It seems all my equipment is stereo mini - anyone have recommendations for a high quality adapter for the 325i's 1/4"?

Right now I'm using a cheap-o Radio Shack adapter that makes the connector stack dangle out 4" from the jack and sometimes I get mono sound. I'd like something with a small amount of cord to it like the Grado adapter, but I've read some who say the Grado adapter is junk. I'm not opposed to making my own, but haven't found a good quality 1/4" female connector.

post #2757 of 3333
Yea those RadioShack adapters are pretty junky. I actually have 2 really good adapters. The better one is the grade brand on (I found it at my local high fi shop) another good one is made by hosa:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000068O6B/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Good luck!
post #2758 of 3333
Meant to say Grado damn autocorrect... I couldn't find those adapters online though so hosa may be your best bet.
post #2759 of 3333

I saw that Hosa adapter also, but wasn't sure if it was an improvement over what I have. Thanks!

post #2760 of 3333

Hmm, can anyone comment on what is junkie about the Grado adapter? When I bought my 325is I had the option of a cheap adapter and the Grado one and I "sprung" (it was like $14) for the Grado. 

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