Originally Posted by urbo73
With some help from a fellow forum member (baka1969) I myself am close to buying my first real phones, and the Grados is what I'm leaning towards. The 225 seems the popular choice, but is there another Grado that is slightly less bright and warmer? Something similar to the HF-2 perhaps? Is the RS1i less bright, more, or the same? I suppose it's down to 225 or RS1i, as long as the RS1i is not brighter/harsher. Or if I can find a very new/mint HF-2 (hard to..). Thoughts?
I plan to get the Musical Fidelity X-CAN V8P amp to drive it.
Dude, this is about the easiest recommendation I have ever given. If you are deciding between the RS1s and SR225s, go with the RS1s.
I have owned both and while the SR225s were my favourite in the Prestige Series by far, they are NOWHERE close to the RS1s. While they do sound similar to each other, the details, timbre, attack, bass, and refined treble of the RS1s really dominate.
IMHO, the RS1s are the BEST rock headphones one can own. I have listened to the GS1000s and was very impressed, but to me they lacked that Grado sound and the PS1000s are more of the same (but better).
Not to mention in about 6 months you WILL be wondering, how do those RS1s sound, maybe I should have got them instead, maybe I'll have to listen to them, oh my god, I need them (I'm speaking from personal experience here).
So save your money in the long run and get the best rock cans out there!