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post #106 of 1586

While back, I decided to simplify my life by selling all my headphone and amps for one setup "to rule them all": the JH-3A (to be modified for my JH13pro).  But of all the headphones I sold, I missed the Grado RS1 the most.  So I repurchased the new Grado RS1i model.  Let me tell you the difference in the RS1i model vs the RS1 model (had the button version) is very noticeable. They have way more extended treble and detail and not just tighter bass but more of it that goes lower.  In some way I'm glad I sold the Grado RS1 because the Grado RS1i is definitely an improved better can. 


Edited by sling5s - 9/23/10 at 10:08am
post #107 of 1586
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

While back, I decided to simplify my life by selling all my headphone and amps for one setup "to rule them all": the JH-3A (to be modified for my JH13pro).  But of all the headphones I sold, I missed the Grado RS1 the most.  So I repurchased the new Grado RS1i model.  Let me tell you the difference in the RS1i model vs the RS1 model (had the button version) is very noticeable. They have way more extended treble and detail and not just tighter bass but more of it that goes lower.  In some way I'm glad I sold the Grado RS1 because the Grado RS1i is definitely an improved better can. 


I wish someone could confirm the difference versus a buttonless RS1.

post #108 of 1586

I've got a iBasso D10, would it be a good fit for the Grados

post #109 of 1586

The RS1is are more sensitve then the SR325is I owned.

 

Therefore D10 should be able to drive them easily.

 

I used to use my SR325is with the D4 at less then 12'o clock level.

post #110 of 1586

My fourth set of auditioned Grados, after the SR60, SR225, RS1 and second owned Grados after the SR225. They're very good - impactful (on the right music), fast and liquid, though I feel unamped they don't shine as much as the SR225. Or maybe mine, with some 80 hours on them, haven't opened up fully.

But as a purchase, I'm very happy with their performance, not to mention the looks I get in office ;-) - a nice side benefit.

post #111 of 1586

Just ordered a pair, overnight shipping. Kinda exciteddddd

post #112 of 1586
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Just ordered a pair, overnight shipping. Kinda exciteddddd


Nice,post pictures when you receive them.
 

post #113 of 1586

if I'm looking for something has smoother treble (a bit lack of "fun" isn't a problem for me), which one is better between RS1i and MS-Pro? (I think I'll run it unamp)

post #114 of 1586

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post #115 of 1586

Beautiful pictures! How are you liking the sound?

post #116 of 1586

I'm digging them so far.  These are my first open backs, they sound so crisppppp.  What albums do you guys recommend I listen to with them?  I'm getting FLAC Gladiator OST right now because I love it 

post #117 of 1586

Well that would depend on the style of music you like :P

post #118 of 1586

I listen to everything really.  Top 20 hits/pop/rnb to classical (I listened to Mozart for probably 4 hours or so at work today ).  

post #119 of 1586

Ah ok I can't really help you out much then :P I suggest you check out a song by "Jonsi" called "Grow Till Tall" though. In fact, get his entire album. Amazing!

post #120 of 1586

I wonder, what budget dac+amp combo up to around 200 bucks are the best for RS1i, maybe like: uDac, Audinst, Maveric D1, ibasso D4, or something others?

 

I've tried the D1, but never for others.


Edited by TheMiddleSky - 10/9/10 at 2:06am
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