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post #751 of 2102
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Just pulled he trigger on some RS1is in the FS thread so hopefully by mid week, I'll be posting my thoughts here!

This will be the highest tier can I'll own to this point.


i've said that before !!

seriously joe, i think you'll like, and you'll keep it for a long time

post #752 of 2102
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


i've said that before !!

seriously joe, i think you'll like, and you'll keep it for a long time


Congrats....one of these days I'll step up myself.

post #753 of 2102
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Originally Posted by pacman46 View Post


That's what I was told to try with my 325is's. Is there a huge difference in sq between the rsi and my 325's ??

Yes they'are different but not huge. The 325s are brighter and with less bass, the sound stage is deeper and a bit bigger on the RS1i, the treble is more airy on the RS1i yet sr325is are more prominent. RS1i also have better texture.

 

Rs1i are more of a all rounder headphones, especially paired with RA, I have no problem listen to classical (except orchestra) with the paring. The 325s, on the other hand, are better for hard rock/metal music.

 

If money is not the problem for you, go for the RR combo, it will cover most music genres. If you on a budget and only listen to hard rock, punk rock and metal, the sr325 will save you some money.

post #754 of 2102
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


this was from the head-fi facebook group page :    
 


Jude Mansilla
A $12,000 headphone system? We take a look at the Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold amp with the Abyss AB-1266 planar magnetic headphones--an awesome system--on Head-Fi TV.
sorry for this late response. But that system was frign unbelievable to say the least.. But to be honest. Think I'd rather buy something like Oh I don't know... A car!!! Haha but wow would I ever like to hear it :-)
post #755 of 2102
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Originally Posted by Zuqi View Post

Yes they'are different but not huge. The 325s are brighter and with less bass, the sound stage is deeper and a bit bigger on the RS1i, the treble is more airy on the RS1i yet sr325is are more prominent. RS1i also have better texture.

Rs1i are more of a all rounder headphones, especially paired with RA, I have no problem listen to classical (except orchestra) with the paring. The 325s, on the other hand, are better for hard rock/metal music.

If money is not the problem for you, go for the RR combo, it will cover most music genres. If you on a budget and only listen to hard rock, punk rock and metal, the sr325 will save you some money.
thanks buddy.. I love my 325is.. 325+ dt = heaven! LOL
post #756 of 2102
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

You could buy a CMOY amp for about $40 and it's literally the same circuit. Though not a pretty wooden box...just an Altoids case.

I really doubt a CMOY will have exactly the same sound as the genuine RA1. The reason I am willing to pay that kind of money to buy a RA1 is not because it has the best circuit and components at its price range, but because it is well tuned and have maybe the best synergy with the RS1i. They sound very nature and harmonious.

If a CMOY which cost 40 bucks sounds bad and have terrible synergy with Grados, then it is badly made and I would consider it worthless.

post #757 of 2102
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Originally Posted by pacman46 View Post


thanks buddy.. I love my 325is.. 325+ dt = heaven! LOL

:beerchug:

post #758 of 2102
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Originally Posted by Zuqi View Post
 

I really doubt a CMOY will have exactly the same sound as the genuine RA1. The reason I am willing to pay that kind of money to buy a RA1 is not because it has the best circuit and components at its price range, but because it is well tuned and have maybe the best synergy with the RS1i. They sound very nature and harmonious.

If a CMOY which cost 40 bucks sounds bad and have terrible synergy with Grados, then it is badly made and I would consider it worthless.

Inside, they are the exact same circuitry. Just no pretty wooden box for the CMOY. ;)

post #759 of 2102
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Inside, they are the exact same circuitry. Just no pretty wooden box for the CMOY. wink.gif

I have 2 different CMOYs and an RA-1.... All 3 sound different with my Grados... So while the circuitry may be virtually the same, in practical application they are not identical.

I think the RA-1 is superior but that may be influenced by the fact that it cost me more and looks cooler... I hope not, but I will admit it's a possibility. smily_headphones1.gif
post #760 of 2102
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Originally Posted by gregorya View Post


I have 2 different CMOYs and an RA-1.... All 3 sound different with my Grados... So while the circuitry may be virtually the same, in practical application they are not identical.

I think the RA-1 is superior but that may be influenced by the fact that it cost me more and looks cooler... I hope not, but I will admit it's a possibility. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Could use different components (caps/resistors), so there could be a slight variation in sound. But seriously for the $350 for the RA-1 (which I used to own FWIW), there are so many better options IMO.

post #761 of 2102
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

g-cush, or flats ???? hmmmmmmm, life is filled with such hard decisions  


G-cush without a doubt. Just put some on mine today and wow what a difference! So much more comfortable and gives them a bigger soundstage which were my two main issues with the stock pads.

post #762 of 2102
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Originally Posted by rwitt View Post


Ferday,
This is what fascinates me. The 80's sound beautiful I cannot imagine the RS1i's at six times the price! It has to be like a dream! How they get there is what I want to experience. It's worth it I think based on what I've read here!
Ron:)

 As an RS1i owner i can definitely say they sound amazing, so amazing i have a hard time listening to any other headphone now as they just sound crap in comparison. However i cant say they sound six times better than the sr80i's lol. The sr225i is the sweetspot in the lineup in my opinion, not too expensive and sound amazing for the price.


Edited by chailee80 - 2/3/14 at 5:16am
post #763 of 2102
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Originally Posted by chailee80 View Post
 

 As an RS1i owner i can definitely say they sound amazing, so amazing i have a hard time listening to any other headphone now as they just sound crap in comparison. However i cant say they sound six times better than the sr80i's lol. The sr225i is the sweetspot in the lineup in my opinion, not too expensive and sound amazing for the price.

I totally agree with this statement! I also own the 80i's and the 325is's, RS1i and although the RS1i's are probably not six times better than the 80i's, they are definitley beautiful headphones, as well as the 325is. IMO, the 80i's price/performance is unbeatable!

But keep in mind, they all sound different IMO, and I enjoy them all regardless of their price. 

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That's a pretty strong statement there chailee80, I have heard the RS1is, and I agree that they are very good sounding headphones. I'm curious to know what are these other headphones that suddenly sound like crap? 

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