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post #1066 of 2102
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Originally Posted by bpcans View Post

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.
post #1067 of 2102
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

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!
post #1068 of 2102

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

post #1069 of 2102
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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?


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 #1070 of 2102
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Originally Posted by Aizura View Post
 


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 #1071 of 2102
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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 - 4/19/14 at 3:55am
post #1072 of 2102

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.

post #1073 of 2102
Here another RS1i lover (and Grado) smily_headphones1.gif I´ve heard them through many amps, but nothing beat them with the simple RA-1, expensive for what is it, but cheap for its sound.
Even having others hi-end cans, I´m thinking about to buy a pair of PS500...
post #1074 of 2102
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Originally Posted by raulcf77 View Post

Here another RS1i lover (and Grado) smily_headphones1.gif I´ve heard them through many amps, but nothing beat them with the simple RA-1, expensive for what is it, but cheap for its sound.
Even having others hi-end cans, I´m thinking about to buy a pair of PS500...


having rs1i, and a ps500 makes for a great pair !

post #1075 of 2102
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


having rs1i, and a ps500 makes for a great pair !

 

;) there is something magical about Grado sound, if you like it, you are lost forever...

I will try to get a good offer on a pair of PS500, the problem is about prices of them here in Europe

post #1076 of 2102
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Originally Posted by raulcf77 View Post
 

 

;) there is something magical about Grado sound, if you like it, you are lost forever...

I will try to get a good offer on a pair of PS500, the problem is about prices of them here in Europe


Yeah, prices there are just insane!

post #1077 of 2102
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 


Yeah, prices there are just insane!


Tell me about it ... the chewed-by-a-puppy set of RS1 that were on ebay here went for £265 :eek:

 

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?campid=5337413452&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FGrado-RS-1-Headband-Headphones-Black-%2F291118342994%3Fpt%3DUK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones%26hash%3Ditem43c8016352

 

That's approx $445 !!!!

post #1078 of 2102

:eek:    I think I bought my pair used for $485.......they now sound better than ever and they have a bazillion hours on them   :tongue_smile:

post #1079 of 2102
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

:eek:    I think I bought my pair used for $485.......they now sound better than ever and they have a bazillion hours on them   :tongue_smile:


The going rate over here for a used RS1i in good condition (i.e. they haven't been half-eaten by the family pet) is £360 - £400.  Almost the price of a new set in the States!

post #1080 of 2102

I am glad that I am here  :D

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