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post #1396 of 1409

That's about does it, thank you!

post #1397 of 1409

If I'm not mistaking, the new ',e'' serie's pads are shaped a bit differently from the previous models, Now, if this makes a big enough difference on the way they sound, we might want to start specifying wich pads we're referring to, or it will start to get confusing.

 

Same goes for the headphones themselves, with now, 3 générations , it's important to specify wich gen we're referryng to. Maybe I should copy and paste this in the Grado Fan Club thread.

post #1398 of 1409

You can add me to this thread. :L3000:

Just got my RS1i's.

 

So happy now and will post pics when they arrive sometime in the next few days next to my SR80's.

Was going to buy the ms-pros but resisted against them heavily so and appreciate their differences and neutrality but wanted more of the SR80 sound signature.

 

I think I just bought a classix...

 

:atsmile:


Edited by XLR8 - 9/14/14 at 3:05am
post #1399 of 1409

Thanks a lot, much appreciated!

post #1400 of 1409

 

 

Thanks a lot, much appreciated.

post #1401 of 1409
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Originally Posted by XLR8 View Post
 

You can add me to this thread. :L3000:

Just got my RS1i's.

 

So happy now and will post pics when they arrive sometime in the next few days next to my SR80's.

Was going to buy the ms-pros but resisted against them heavily so and appreciate their differences and neutrality but wanted more of the SR80 sound signature.

 

I think I just bought a classix...

 

:atsmile:

You sure did  :smile:

post #1402 of 1409

Look what just arrived in the mail :L3000:

 

Will listen to them later but am eager to hear to them now ... must learn patience...:devil_face:

 

Next to my 2004 SR80's :)

 

Pad comparison

 

Them cherry cups - the grain is immaculate and stain/finish 5 stars Bravo Grado :)

 

Them wooden cups

 

I have a serial number on the packaging. Does anyone know how to decipher the serial to determine year/month of manufacturer?

Love these headphones just for the workmanship alone :atsmile:

Am hoping tonight is an awesome listening session.

 

Say tuned and enjoy :)

post #1403 of 1409

Those cups should be mahogany....and they are beautiful  :smile:

 

Enjoy the ride....it is a great one.

post #1404 of 1409

Congratulations!

The cups are Mahogany and I'm sure tonight listening session will be awesome!

post #1405 of 1409

Thanks guys just slowly burning them in and so far very very impressed.

The larger wooden chamber provides a more woody analog sound with a large sound-stage. At the moment it is quite neutral and mellow. They are also very light on the ear well compared to my SR80's and have better sensitivity with the volume being much less on the rs1i's.

The SR80's are more brighter and detailed (probably due to long burn in) however, very squashed/compact with regards to the sound-stage and I can probably ascertain/hypothesize this due to the size of the cups.

 

 

I can only imagine what this journey will be like with more hours on these. So far so good.

Will update as more hours are put on these.

 

Here are two interesting frequency response curves I have for my original Grado SR80's v the new RS1i's


Edited by XLR8 - Yesterday at 5:26 am
post #1406 of 1409

Ok,

 

Just placed the HD414 reverse quarter mod pads on the RS1i's(those yellow pads you see above on my SR80's)

 

Holy Shi@@t what an incredible sound.

Highly highly recommend rs1i's users try these pads in reverse quarter mod.

Detail in the mid-range and precision.

So far the yellow seinheissers HD414 in reverse quarter mod > the L-factory stock cush's.

Have G-cush on arrival will be interesting to say the least.

 

EDIT: 2 -more listening

So liquid, smooth, woody and analog esque it is audio nirvana. It retrieves every single detail and places them beautifully in the stage.

The bass slam is juicy and tight and does not overpower the rest of the frequency range.

Love these so much now....:o2smile:


Edited by XLR8 - Yesterday at 5:50 am
post #1407 of 1409

Just got my RS1i today. Already had the G-cushions waiting for their arrival. Turbulent Manta headband should be here next week. I always go a little overboard with new gear :rolleyes: 

 

I went back and forth with the L-cushions and G-cushions and it's hard to say which is better. G-cushions give a bigger soundstage but that also means you lose a little intimacy and some bass. L-cushions give a very in your face type of sound. Right now I'm leaning towards the G-cushions, but that's just personal taste. 

 

I like the RS1i, very detailed and fun sound. Not sure if it's a keeper yet but sounds promising. 

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Originally Posted by Textfeud View Post
 

Just got my RS1i today. Already had the G-cushions waiting for their arrival. Turbulent Manta headband should be here next week. I always go a little overboard with new gear :rolleyes: 

 

I went back and forth with the L-cushions and G-cushions and it's hard to say which is better. G-cushions give a bigger soundstage but that also means you lose a little intimacy and some bass. L-cushions give a very in your face type of sound. Right now I'm leaning towards the G-cushions, but that's just personal taste. 

 

I like the RS1i, very detailed and fun sound. Not sure if it's a keeper yet but sounds promising. 

In my experience, when using the G-cushion....you must turn the volume up a little.

post #1409 of 1409
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In my experience, when using the G-cushion....you must turn the volume up a little.

Yep, that's my experience as well. Comfort is just great. With L-cushion not so much..

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