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post #1576 of 1585
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Yeah so true, right now I'm at the limit off what I can afford. Maybe when I'm a bit older I can try out some new stuff but for now I'm more than happy with my set. There's no voice in my head saying I should try out some new stuff thanks to the RS1i. I have a turntable, active speakers, a dac, a amp and a headphone. What more can I want :D


And, that is a great place to be. Something in my head tells me-just stop-drop it.

 

I'm as guilty as wanting as the next guy.

 

But, one thing, I've learned is there is always a great new product that is being introduced. You think, "damn, I should have waited six months". I felt that way when I got my Asgard and read the A-2 was coming out the next day. I was upset. Then, I realized I would actually receive the A-2. I had to laugh.

 

Shakespeare-"Everything that glitters is not gold". Bhudda taught that life is inherently disasisfying. The idea being that we think life will be better when I have this or that happens, the job promotion, the big house or this person is in my life that I want, but it never is. Things never really make us happy. It's like a dog chasing it's tail round and round.

 

It's nice-this time of year especially-to kick back and be thankful for what you have and maybe give the never ending hamster wheel a break.

 

That said-I just may buy a LCD-2 fazor one day. Ha-ha:wink_face:

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 


And, that is a great place to be. Something in my head tells me-just stop-drop it.

 

I'm as guilty as wanting as the next guy.

 

But, one thing, I've learned is there is always a great new product that is being introduced. You think, "damn, I should have waited six months". I felt that way when I got my Asgard and read the A-2 was coming out the next day. I was upset. Then, I realized I would actually receive the A-2. I had to laugh.

 

Shakespeare-"Everything that glitters is not gold". Bhudda taught that life is inherently disasisfying. The idea being that we think life will be better when I have this or that happens, the job promotion, the big house or this person is in my life that I want, but it never is. Things never really make us happy. It's like a dog chasing it's tail round and round.

 

It's nice-this time of year especially-to kick back and be thankful for what you have and maybe give the never ending hamster wheel a break.

 

That said-I just may buy a LCD-2 fazor one day. Ha-ha:wink_face:

 

"the more you want, the less you have"  so true

 

then after the lcd2f come the lcd x, then the z, and on, and on, and on......   lol

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It's not the things that make you happy. It's the PROCESS of researching, demo-ing, intelligently guessing, ordering, paying, waiting, opening, trying, listening, then looking for another one...biggrin.gif
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It's not the things that make you happy. It's the PROCESS of researching, demo-ing, intelligently guessing, ordering, paying, waiting, opening, trying, listening, then looking for another one...biggrin.gif
oh yeah, im addicted to that for sure !
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It's not the things that make you happy. It's the PROCESS of researching, demo-ing, intelligently guessing, ordering, paying, waiting, opening, trying, listening, then looking for another one...biggrin.gif

 

I like how it creates discussion (like this one), and the feel of rediscovering my music over and over again!

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

 

"the more you want, the less you have"  so true

 

then after the lcd2f come the lcd x, then the z, and on, and on, and on......   lol


Doh! I finally have reached that place where I ask, if I couldn't buy one more piece of gear-could I be happy with what I have? If I was given six months to live, would it matter and could I enjoy what is in my house?  I can actually answer yes now. Even though I'm still searching for higher ground.

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post


Doh! I finally have reached that place where I ask, if I couldn't buy one more piece of gear-could I be happy with what I have? If I was given six months to live, would it matter and could I enjoy what is in my house?  I can actually answer yes now. Even though I'm still searching for higher ground.
See? That last sentence of yours completely threw your earlier sentences into the bin...smily_headphones1.gif Thats what I'm talking about...that nagging feeling...you can enjoy what's in the house now, but does it not bother you if there's something outside your house that you can equally enjoy if not more?...smily_headphones1.gif Heck, even if I'll enjoy it less, I wanna know that it's indeed less!...biggrin.gif

I think this goes true as well to any other hobby. The only limiting factor is your bank account. You buy a BMW, then MB, then Audi, then Ferrari, Lexus, Lamborghini, then Toyota, Honda, back to Rolls Royce...then try Ford, then GM...biggrin.gif

You just have to experience to know for sure YOURSELF...biggrin.gif Thise articles and opinions we read all over the Internet? They don't help at all. In fact they make it worse. They get you even more itchy. If we come to think of it, without those articles/opinions, we may never have known it and therefore would have gotten no itch at all! The Internet is the culprit, I guess.
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

How is the 225e in compare to the JH13? 

 

The 225e are more forward in the midrange and they are slightly more exciting than the JH13's.

 

But the JH13's are more neutral and accurate and at the same time they are also very musical.

 

Oh, and the bass is much better on the JH13's.

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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post
 

 

The 225e are more forward in the midrange and they are slightly more exciting than the JH13's.

 

But the JH13's are more neutral and accurate and at the same time they are also very musical.

 

Oh, and the bass is much better on the JH13's.

Thanks for sharing your impression. 

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A few years back when I had both "semi-vintage RS-1" and RS-1i headphones in house, I carefully compared the two versions with a variety of my favorite recordings. My general impression was that the two versions sounded more alike than different, the Grado "house sound" carrying the day in both cases. Physically, the RS-1i uses a different species of mahogany wood than the previous versions, with *slightly* deeper (approx. 1/8" longer) wooden earcups. Also, the new and "improved" cabling is found on the RS-1i. 

 

The primary sonic difference(s) between the two versions?

 

The RS-1i version sounded *slightly smoother* across the frequency spectrum, *slightly more refined* to my ears (emphasis on *slightly*). I could have happily and easily lived with either pair of 'phones, but I finally decided to sell the older semi-vintage pair. The RS-1 and it's descendants are still the best Rock headphones I've encountered so far. Also, they feel exquisitely light in the hands and on the head, and they exude "class" in a way that few other headphones can or do. Indeed, these ones are keepers! 

 

My own RS-1i headphones have been completely recabled with 20 feet of Cardas, which added a touch more refinement and airiness to the sound of the RS-1i. The build quality of Cardas cable with it's hefty 1/4" jack is unsurpassed, IMO. But, while I'm proud of my *upgraded* RS-1is, I'm not sure that I'd recommend recabling of the RS series by the typical handyman/consumer. The risks of breakage while disassembling the wooden earcups is too great, and it would be a shame to destroy a $700 pair of headphones that way.

 

Grado has been known to accommodate requests for custom cabling on occasion (mostly for those who wish to use a balanced output amp), and while Grado charges a lot for these types of services, I'd say that it would be best to go to them for recabling of wooden-bodied Grados, for safety's sake.


Edited by Michael G. - 11/24/14 at 10:49am
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