Originally Posted by Zanth
I believe, rereading some of the original impressions, folks like Hirsch even mentioned how they had the same resolution as the Omega II's (something I agree with and was able to verify later on when I had the Omega II's) but the presentation was obviously quite different.
Although I tend to agree with Zanth in most things and I consider his elaborated posts a great asset of this forums, I have to respectfully (but quite firmly) disagree on this one.
In my experience the PS-1 is probably the less resolving headphone that I consider High-End (which it is at least IMHO). L3000, R10, K1000, Qualia, HE90, HE60, SR-Omega, Omega2... are definitely more resolving and able to provide more detail. And the difference with some of these is pretty big (O2 included).
I really can't imagine what circumstances would make the PS-1 appear as resolving as the O2 because the difference for me between both is really big. Actually the O2 is one of the most resolving ones ever.
But then again, it's not all about resolution. The PS-1 does many things right, including a great tonal accuracy (if you work around some somewhat over-emphasized higher-bass, which is not biggie). I love the PS-1 and you can build a great system around them, up there with the best ones.