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post #1066 of 1075
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Agreed. That's one reason I love them so much. I don't listen to my music very loud at all. One reason I don't get along with Audezes. You need to crank those up to really make them shine.
hsubox, so what your saying is that with the RS1's all you need to do is play them and the Audeze's you need to "drive" them? Or don't the Audeze's sound good at lower volume levels.
post #1067 of 1075
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hsubox, so what your saying is that with the RS1's all you need to do is play them and the Audeze's you need to "drive" them? Or don't the Audeze's sound good at lower volume levels.


the lcd x is much better in this regard

typically planars need more juice, volume to sound their best, i had the lcd 2's, and they sounded slower, and more muddy at lower volumes

that did improve at higher volumes.

grado's don't have this problem, the clearness, detail, speed is always there, just my two cents

post #1068 of 1075

Yeah, orthos need the juice and are really not for low volume listening.....definitely not their strong point.

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hsubox, so what your saying is that with the RS1's all you need to do is play them and the Audeze's you need to "drive" them? Or don't the Audeze's sound good at lower volume levels.

Well, the Grados still scale with good gear, but the cost of entry is certainly lower compared to the Audeze. On top of that, you don't need to blow out your eardrums to start enjoying the RS1.
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Yeah, orthos need the juice and are really not for low volume listening.....definitely not their strong point.

This is especially noticeable when trying to play to the ultimate strength of the planars - the glorious bass.

I find the grados sound the same at any volume. They even put the warning label on the boxes that they were designed for low level listening!
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I'm thinking of trying the G-cushions on my new RS1i. What do you think, folks?

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I'm thinking of trying the G-cushions on my new RS1i. What do you think, folks?


IMO RS1i sound very tinny and shrill with the G-cushions.Treble becomes too dominant.

You need to open at least 4 venting holes in the driver in order to increase the bass so as to it balances out the shrill sound. Then you have GS1k :)

post #1073 of 1075
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IMO RS1i sound very tinny and shrill with the G-cushions.Treble becomes too dominant.

You need to open at least 4 venting holes in the driver in order to increase the bass so as to it balances out the shrill sound. Then you have GS1k :)


Thanks. You just saved me £59. I prefer the sound if I hold the drivers ever so slightly away from my ears... Sounds like I need to be patient or to think again...

post #1074 of 1075
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

I'm thinking of trying the G-cushions on my new RS1i. What do you think, folks?


You can try it and see what you think.....some folks like the sound and some do not.

 

In my experience, It lost some bass and added some soundstage.....also need to up the volume on my amp a small amount.

 

One in a great while I will toss them on, just for a change of pace, but it really never last for too long.


Edited by whirlwind - Today at 3:55 am
post #1075 of 1075

I'm not a big jazz fan but love this.  Off Hugh Masekela's Hope CD. The entire CD is stunning. Fabulous on the RS1i!

 

 

 

I much prefer the CD rip but this gives you an idea.  Very well recorded, great air and instrumentation.

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