I remember a while back, now this was probably 10 years ago or more when I was first ogling the RS1, that Grado supplied it with what appeared to be a quality wooden box made of either maple or mahogany(?) and the cost for the RS1 with the box was $1,000.00 at Bay Bloor Radio here in Toronto. So when I bought my RS1i just over a year ago I realized that they took away the box, replaced it with the 15' extension cable and the standard to mini adapter cable.
Now I thought that was a pretty good offering, as Grado reduced the price down to $765.00 which made the RS1i much more affordable than ever. And I received the extra cables to boot!
So my question is do you feel that the $235.00 extra was a good deal for the box? Was the quality of it worth that much extra?
I've never seen the box the RS1's used to come in, but $235U.S. is quite a bit of money (I think) for a box to go in the closet, assuming you leave your headphones out so can listen too them all of the time (like I do). And besides, I've seen plenty of nice boxes in Arts & Crafts stores that can be stained/painted, and you can put the foam from the newer boxes inside them for less than $20.00U.S…the only thing is their not mahogany. Plus I keep my headphones readily available too listen too. I also believe they came with TTVJ flat pads at that time, whereas they come with the (L) cushions these days, which is my prefference, (I have all of the cushions made for Grados). The RS1i's are $695.00U.S., I know they are a bit more where you are.
Edited by joseph69 - 3/20/14 at 11:38am