Anyone had a chance to compare the old version with the new. There's gotta be some Grado fans out there that are dying to know if they sound any different!
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4/14/09 at 3:24pm
Reading comments on the new RS1i's owners have commented on the thicker/heavier cable being cumbersome with the additional weight. This swayed me to purchase a pair of semi-vintage and no complaints here as it is a step up from my 225's. And IMO the older models look better. On a side note, they do look funny when they are on your head but beautiful when laying on your desk or headphone stand.
So true, who's going to trust grado to actually improve their headphones? They've cried wolf too many times
I think for some people, the direction that Grado has gone in these past few years (the GS1000 / PS1000 / "i" path) has been very good.
From what I've heard I'd classify Grado as having 3 time periods of sound.
1st period: HP1000 / SR100 etc.
2nd period: RS1 / SR60
3rd period: Changes in barrel design to all SR phones, GS1000 / bagel designs.
While I like the 1st period and the beginning of the second period most, I don't think there's any discounting the merits of the 3rd period of sound for some.