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post #1321 of 1542
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Originally Posted by bpcans View Post


I wonder if the folks at Grado are aware of the fit issue with the 1e's?


 They probably assume people will wear them the way they should, namely on-ear.

post #1322 of 1542
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Originally Posted by Aizura View Post


 They probably assume people will wear them the way they should, namely on-ear.
It's hard to wear them on-ears when your ears fit inside the cups. They still sound fantastic.
post #1323 of 1542
don't have an issue with the rs1i but got a feeling that the raised drivers might be a problem for my wingnuts. my dealer should have the e's in by now. really should drag my ass over there for an audition.
post #1324 of 1542

 

 

 

 

Just to be clear on this point, some pictures of the RS1i (top on the left, middle on the right,

bottom on the right.)

where it can be seen pretty easily that the RS1i ear cushion has more 'depth' to it than that

of the RS1e's.

 

The the shallowness of the 1e's ear cushion places the driver almost on the ear,

which to me at least was not very comfortable. 

 

Moreover, and probably less obvious: the larger driver stretches the cushion more,

which causes the material to have less of a cushioning effect.  (And there's not that much

to begin with...) ;)

post #1325 of 1542
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Just to be clear on this point, some pictures of the RS1i (top on the left, middle on the right,

bottom on the right.)

where it can be seen pretty easily that the RS1i ear cushion has more 'depth' to it than that

of the RS1e's.

 

The the shallowness of the 1e's ear cushion places the driver almost on the ear,

which to me at least was not very comfortable. 

 

Moreover, and probably less obvious: the larger driver stretches the cushion more,

which causes the material to have less of a cushioning effect.  (And there's not that much

to begin with...) ;)

Thanks for posting the great side by side pictures! I wear TTVJ flats with my rs1, so I think I'd be ok with the fit, ?.

 

Which of the two, do you find to have a smoother sound, if you dont mind me asking?

post #1326 of 1542

Glad the pix were useful

 

I found the e slightly smoother, slightly more detailed, and with a slightly bigger soundstage

The e's sound terrific

Unfortunately, their hard, shallow "cushions" caused my ears to hurt after only about

a half hour or so (30 mins) >  I stretched the frame but it did not help in the slightest

 

Also, the build quality of the e bothered me.  It just sort of seemed thrown together somehow.

 

(BTW this comes from a long time Grado fan who's never had an issue with the wearing

comfort of any of their headphones, and has always been a booster and supporter of

the company)

 

In the end, as the time to return the e's was getting close, I decided reluctantly

to return them.  I'll look at them again in about 6 months or so; maybe the

issues which rattled me will have been solved.

 

Finally, as for the TTVJ flats, I'm not familiar with them so

I'm not able to give you an answer there.

post #1327 of 1542
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

Glad the pix were useful

 

I found the e slightly smoother, slightly more detailed, and with a slightly bigger soundstage

The e's sound terrific

Unfortunately, their hard, shallow "cushions" caused my ears to hurt after only about

a half hour or so (30 mins) >  I stretched the frame but it did not help in the slightest

 

Also, the build quality of the e bothered me.  It just sort of seemed thrown together somehow.

 

(BTW this comes from a long time Grado fan who's never had an issue with the wearing

comfort of any of their headphones, and has always been a booster and supporter of

the company)

 

In the end, as the time to return the e's was getting close, I decided reluctantly

to return them.  I'll look at them again in about 6 months or so; maybe the

issues which rattled me will have been solved.

 

Finally, as for the TTVJ flats, I'm not familiar with them so

I'm not able to give you an answer there.

Thanks again for this info, I appreciate it.

 

I haven't read up on the e series Grados, since I'm very happy with my older generation Grados, but I'm starting to get a bit curious. I have a pair of the sr225 with pink drivers, and was considering using the drivers on a "woody build". This is where my interest on the Rs1e design kicked in, with the protruding drivers, ear pads closer to the ear, and slightly roomier wood housing. I'm not 100% I want to liberate the drivers, since I usually like to keep my headphones stock, especially older hard to find cans in good condition, but building your own cans can also be quite fun and rewarding.:smile:

post #1328 of 1542

Cool, well you know there are plenty of authorized dealers

who will let you check out the e's for the purchase price;

just be sure of the return policy. 

 

They really do sound great IMHO

post #1329 of 1542
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

Also, the build quality of the e bothered me.  It just sort of seemed thrown together somehow.

 

(BTW this comes from a long time Grado fan who's never had an issue with the wearing

comfort of any of their headphones, and has always been a booster and supporter of

the company)

 

Was the build quality noticeably worse than with the RS1i? If so, what specifically?

 

They look about the same in the pictures, aside from the different finish on the wood.


Edited by sinnottj - 7/31/14 at 9:04am
post #1330 of 1542

That ring of black plastic resting on ones ear would seem to be very uncomfortable, with the RS1e

post #1331 of 1542
I'm happy with my RS1i....not interested in hearing the e version. Does the RS1e have its own appreciation thread?
post #1332 of 1542
Nice carrying case, Wormsdriver—where did you get it?
post #1333 of 1542

Does anybody knows which font does grado use for the RS1i cups? Thanks

post #1334 of 1542
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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post
 

Does anybody knows which font does grado use for the RS1i cups? Thanks

"Grado Reference Series RS1"

post #1335 of 1542

it’s the Courier font or some slight alteration of it (although I can’t see any differences)

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