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post #826 of 2102
Brand new Grado RS1i headphones. My first impressions are quite positive. I listened to the song "I Wish I Knew" from the album "You and the Night and the Music" by jazz pianist Alan Broadbent with the RS1i's plugged directly into my iPhone. All I heard was the music and it sounded great. Before I make a decision on a dedicated headphone amp and dac I'm going to test-drive the RS1i's with every piece of stereo equipment I have in my house. Thanks to those on this thread whose positive thoughts about the RS1i's helped me make the decision to purchase these cans.
post #827 of 2102
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Brand new Grado RS1i headphones. My first impressions are quite positive. I listened to the song "I Wish I Knew" from the album "You and the Night and the Music" by jazz pianist Alan Broadbent with the RS1i's plugged directly into my iPhone. All I heard was the music and it sounded great. Before I make a decision on a dedicated headphone amp and dac I'm going to test-drive the RS1i's with every piece of stereo equipment I have in my house. Thanks to those on this thread whose positive thoughts about the RS1i's helped me make the decision to purchase these cans.

Congratulations, very nice, and the guitar also! Enjoy the RS's.

I also listen to a lot Jazz piano with the RS's through my Woo Audio WA6 and Meridian 203 D/A Converte. Simply put...I couldn't ask for anything more... nothing but pleasure!

post #828 of 2102
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Brand new Grado RS1i headphones. My first impressions are quite positive. I listened to the song "I Wish I Knew" from the album "You and the Night and the Music" by jazz pianist Alan Broadbent with the RS1i's plugged directly into my iPhone. All I heard was the music and it sounded great. Before I make a decision on a dedicated headphone amp and dac I'm going to test-drive the RS1i's with every piece of stereo equipment I have in my house. Thanks to those on this thread whose positive thoughts about the RS1i's helped me make the decision to purchase these cans.

 

Very nice....congrats....you will enjoy them for along time.

post #829 of 2102
Joseph and Whirlwind, thank you very much. I also got the G-cushion pads just to play around with, even though they sound fine just the way they are.
post #830 of 2102

Congrats bpcans,

 

Glad to see you made the right decision, and those cans look great with that guitar.

post #831 of 2102
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Joseph and Whirlwind, thank you very much. I also got the G-cushion pads just to play around with, even though they sound fine just the way they are.


the g's make for a nice change of pace, and congrats on the rs1i !! its an awesome headphone,

when it comes time for ampage, it loves a tube !!

post #832 of 2102
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Congrats bpcans,

Glad to see you made the right decision, and those cans look great with that guitar.
Thanks Oracle. The guitar is a Paul Reed Smith Custom 22. Jaywillin I'll give the g-cushions a try as I investigate amping solutions.
Edited by bpcans - 3/5/14 at 8:27pm
post #833 of 2102
Gentlemen, I'm listening to Erroll Garner. His "Concert by the Sea" album is one of the greatest recordings of all time. If your headphones aren't letting you feel this then your a fool with too much money. BTW, my new RS1i's are fantastic! Which amp dac tubes cords Japanese vinyl pressing of a remastered limited edition can't buy it in America because some ASCAP second flute player didn't get their twenty bucks never entered my mind. Maybe I should spend another couple three thousand dollars on audiophile can't hear my girlfriend yelling at me while I'm listening to the Doors super high-end headphone stuff.
Edited by bpcans - 3/8/14 at 7:11am
post #834 of 2102

Well, I'm back. Picked up my third pair of RS1i's yesterday. I've previously owned the RS1 and RS1 buttonless. Glad to have them back in the stable; especially for some of my old Beatle, and Rolling Stones albums; where my other headphones just really rendered their flaws so much that I could barely listen to them.

post #835 of 2102

He's Back!

While researching the PS500/RS1i, I cam across a number of your posts and they were definitely an influence in me trying Grado.  The RS1i is definitely more engaging with older and poor recordings and fabulous with blues where, in my case, they're almost unlistenable with the HD800.  I'm really enjoying having them both.

 

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post #836 of 2102
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Well, I'm back. Picked up my third pair of RS1i's yesterday. I've previously owned the RS1 and RS1 buttonless. Glad to have them back in the stable; especially for some of my old Beatle, and Rolling Stones albums; where my other headphones just really rendered their flaws so much that I could barely listen to them.

 

Welcome back  :smile:

post #837 of 2102
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Welcome back  :smile:

Thanks. I've recently picked up a lot of old rock CDs (The Who, Beatles and Rolling Stones) and the RS1i's really fit the bill.

post #838 of 2102
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I've recently picked up a lot of old rock CDs (The Who, Beatles and Rolling Stones) and the RS1i's really fit the bill.
The Rolling Stones album "Some Girls" sounds really good thru the RS1i's. I first bought that album on cassette tape, played it on my Sony Walkman.
post #839 of 2102
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The Rolling Stones album "Some Girls" sounds really good thru the RS1i's. I first bought that album on cassette tape, played it on my Sony Walkman.

I now have all of their studio albums and while I've owned Some Girls for some time, I haven't heard it with the RS1i's yet...on my to do list. :smile:

post #840 of 2102

I bought the HD650 about 10 days ago......I have listened to them exclusively for 10 days....today is the first time that I have put the RS1i on my head in the last 10 days......the 650's are a pretty comfortable can.....but my oh my!

 

These RS1i's are so damn light and comfortable, even compared to the HD650.

 

I also have to be honest......Joe Bonamassa has never sounded better than with the RS1i & Mad Ear  :D 


Edited by whirlwind - 3/8/14 at 3:22pm
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