My only concern was over this thread getting piled up with the stuff that doesn't matter including my posts over here.
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6/1/09 at 1:10pm
Thanks HeadphoneAddict, added your little review before you put it here ^^
If you check the first page and want it named in a different way, tell me, I can change it. Bare in mind it is work in progress , and still alot to come. Don't know how many of these will come (500-1000), but I can imagine loads of reviews/comparisons popping up.
Well after reading your I also realized it is a bit different. If you want me to change it for this one here I will do so
The stock RS-2 sounded closer to my Alessandro MS-1 and seemed a little rolled off with less dynamics, but less colored and more detailed and refined at the same time. The RS-2 are a more forward intimate kind of phone than the other Grados, with a smaller soundstage and more prominent mids. They didn't sound good with flats (muddy congested), and were a little bass shy with bowls. The RS-2 brightened up with my APS re-cable, and became crisper and cleaner, and richer - getting closer to the RS-1, but the soundstage presentation and overall personality did not change much. The RS-1 still had a bigger soundstage and put you on the first row instead of on stage.
The HF-2 is closer to the RS-1 than it is to the RS-2, and at CanJam I was liking the HF-2 more than the stock RS-1 in the TTVJ room. They do retain some of the richer mids and vocals of the RS-2 but do not over-do it this time. But, here at home my APS V3 RS-1 still have more detail and extension, but they are not hugely better than the HF-2. For the price the HF-2 are a steal and I could be happy without the RS-1 now that I have my HD800 and HF-2.
I can't compare "speed" because I sold the RS-2 last summer after in depth comparos with my RS-1 and woodied recabled HF-1. All three had the APS V3 cable which makes it hard to compare to another with a stock cable, especially when you can't do it side by side.
I am fairly sure you WILL be selling the RS-2 after the HF-2 arrive.
Hello again and apologies in advance for banging on about this but could you please tell me if the housing of the HF2 is comparable in size to that of the RS1. I particularly wish to know if the housing of the RS1 is deeper than that of the HF2 and if so, is it marginally or significantly so?
Thanks in advance.