Originally Posted by guzziguy
I felt the same way about Grados until I heard both an HP-1 and HP-2 at MOA. I now am an HP-2 owner. Unlike modern Grados (IMO), they are balanced and neutral. Even better, their rendition of high frequencies doesn't make my earls bleed!
Here's mine on my head:
hehehehe, you look very cute in that pic Guzziguy, congratulations for your cans too. I've never listened to any HP-1000, but for all the descriptions of their SQ I think they would be of my liking way more than other models, but for the PS which I haven't listened either.
The second of my problems with Grado cans is their fit, I don't find them any comfortable for anything more than 30 minutes listening.
HeadphoneAddict, IMHO no wire change, not even balancing a pair of cans, is magic. There are differences, improvements and things that worsen, but the flesh is at the driver and how it's mounted on the cups. I can understand you miss the HP-2, a RS-1 no matter which cable you drop at it will make it sound really different. I can't speak for the HF-1, is it really that close to HP-2's sound signature?