but, and here's the bit that's gonna get me in trouble, i would never never never NEVER buy the gs1000 or gs1000i having owned both the PS-1 and HP-2...they're not in the same league...they just aren't...
The fact that it's under $1k while the HP-1000 is $1,600-1,700 and the PS-1 is grossly overpriced at $3K mainly because it's a collectors item and much more rare doesn't make me think the GS-1000 is too overpriced or any more overpriced than any of the other Grados.
AND I would add that I think the pre "i" version was before the cost cutting measures and will probably go up in price eventually. I think Grado phones have always been a bit overpriced after the SR225, but where else can you get that particular sound? - so you gotta pay up - Denons never did it for me. They do many things well and really nothing wrong but lose out for my tastes to the lively Grados. You could definitely help your wallet out if you like the Denons better though. They are more reasonably priced[/QUOTE]