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heh, it's funny, that pretty well articulates my problem with the GS1K; I couldn't get past the fact that I was listening to the phone and the music came second. Just shows why this continues to be an interesting place. Also, I think the GS1K is one of those phones that's important to hear (like the O2 and the 650, etc.) to become further educated about this hobby. That's why I took the opporunity to live with them a little bit. I figured if I'm going to criticize it, I should probably try to have more than Meet experience. Importantly, I also think the time I spent with it gave me more insight into why people might like it.

Your first paragraph also resonates with me because I often find that to be my reaction to Grados. I guess Grados can be very love it or hate it, even with the same pair of phones, just on different days.

I am really very excited to hear the HF-2.
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yea I only knew about the assumption it was based around the 225, did not hear that it is new but a mystery. So I am assuming the hf2 will also be a mystery and I don't mind that then.
I don't understand? What's the mystery? Zanth clearly stated the HF-1 had a new unique driver. I imagine the HF-2 does as well. Mystery seems solved to me.
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So, you are saying the Grados are univolving and you listen to the technical aspects more than the music. I think most view the John Grados the other way around. All musical and technically flawed.

I've listened to the O2 more times than I can remember in many different set ups (HD650 too but don't consider this on the same level balanced or not), and I think the GS-1000 is also one that needs the right set up and long term listening.

That being said, I'm a neutral guy and the HP-1000 / K-1000 are both engaging and technically accurate. But the GS-1000 is just plain fun. I just wonder where the HF-2 fits, accurate? Fun? Can anyone comment?
post #1144 of 2859
A couple questions.

1) I don't really want to read through 77 pages to find it and it isn't on Todd's purchase page that I can see, but what is the expected "release date" or turnaround date after an order?

2) If the HF-2 is an upgrade to the HF-1, can someone quickly tell me how the HF-1's would stack up against the SR-225? Trying to decide if it is worth it to dump my 225s and go HF-2.
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A couple questions.

1) I don't really want to read through 77 pages to find it and it isn't on Todd's purchase page that I can see, but what is the expected "release date" or turnaround date after an order?

2) If the HF-2 is an upgrade to the HF-1, can someone quickly tell me how the HF-1's would stack up against the SR-225? Trying to decide if it is worth it to dump my 225s and go HF-2.
You can order them now to get a spot in line. Todd will start shipping them in about two weeks. Mid-June was the time stated.

The HF-1 is an upgrade to the SR-225, so the HF-2 is a definite upgrade. You should give them a shot.
post #1146 of 2859
Todd's expecting his shipment of all outstanding orders so far by 6/22. He'll have them turned around that week, so to most customers by 6/30.
post #1147 of 2859
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I don't understand? What's the mystery? Zanth clearly stated the HF-1 had a new unique driver. I imagine the HF-2 does as well. Mystery seems solved to me.
mystery in that the driver is unique but we don't know anything else about it, except that it sounds good presumably. Like in part2 he said it was unique but was mum on the details, I can respect that but the "mystery" is still there. Not like it affects my decision or anything just discussion while we wait for more impressions .
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It's not a mystery, he just doesn't disclose the details of any of his drivers. Why would the limited ones be any different?
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me ordered
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I guess it depends on what we mean by boring. In the end, it didn't do much for me, so maybe I mean I found very little redeeming about the GS1K. But it's fair enough to say that it has a voice of its own.
What Grado do you like Monkey?
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me ordered
That's illuminating... (and you wonder how this thread grew to 77 pages in a little over two weeks).
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I'm wondering now whether it would be logical to have these three Grados in the end: SR225, HF-2, RS1i.

What say those who have heard at least two of those models listed? Thanks in advance.
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I just wonder where the HF-2 fits, accurate? Fun? Can anyone comment?
im guessing probably fun. i have yet to receive my pair so..
ill probably find out within a few days..
post #1154 of 2859
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Originally Posted by kg21 View Post
mystery in that the driver is unique but we don't know anything else about it, except that it sounds good presumably. Like in part2 he said it was unique but was mum on the details, I can respect that but the "mystery" is still there. Not like it affects my decision or anything just discussion while we wait for more impressions .
i don't get what the mystery is either, but if you want to put it that way then i guess the entire regular line up is a mystery too!
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I'm wondering now whether it would be logical to have these three Grados in the end: SR225, HF-2, RS1i.

What say those who have heard at least two of those models listed? Thanks in advance.
I can't imagine you would need to keep the 225 around if you picked up an HF-2.
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