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Poll Results: Best Grado Headphone

 
  • 9% (10)
    SR60i
  • 5% (6)
    SR80i
  • 0% (1)
    SR125i
  • 18% (19)
    SR225i
  • 17% (18)
    SR325i
  • 5% (6)
    RS-2i
  • 27% (29)
    RS-1i
  • 1% (2)
    MS-1i
  • 3% (4)
    MS-2i
  • 9% (10)
    MS-Pro
105 Total Votes  
post #16 of 56
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcf View Post

There are quite a few missing candidates even if you want to make it into "The best of currently available Grados" contest.

Anyways, I can't vote since I have not heard most of the headphones on this list. :-(


pcf I want to know what "candidates" I am missing? To be blunt, you make complete utter non-sense.

 

I've listed the entire Grado line that is available to consumers via general market excluding 2 high end products to clean the votes up.

 

So whats the deal?

post #17 of 56

PS1000

GS1000

HF-2

 

Considering the frequency with which HP-1000 come around second hand they can hardly be considered unobtainable. 

I guess the same applies to non-i grados too.


Edited by nikongod - 9/24/10 at 3:34pm
post #18 of 56
Thread Starter 

I wish I could get the HP-1000 new, but I can't.

 

I was listing headphones still in development.

post #19 of 56

Why does it make a difference if they are new or old? They are going to be old when you sell them.

 

since you have not expressed a preference for any knod of sound signature how is anyone to make a good reccomendation of what to buy?


Edited by nikongod - 9/24/10 at 3:58pm
post #20 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreezingHazard View Post




pcf I want to know what "candidates" I am missing? To be blunt, you make complete utter non-sense.

 

I've listed the entire Grado line that is available to consumers via general market excluding 2 high end products to clean the votes up.

 

So whats the deal?

You want to know what "candidates" you are missing?

 

Present:

 

GS1000

PS1000

HF-2

IGrado

GR8

IGI

Symphones Magnum (Since you listed Alessandro as well)

 

 

Past:

 

HP-1

HP-2

HP-3

PS-1

HF-1

SR100

SR200

SR300

SR40

 

Different versions of RS1; SR325; SR100, SR200....

 

There is also an upgraded version of HP1000 available.


Edited by pcf - 9/24/10 at 4:16pm
post #21 of 56

As mentioned your poll is incomplete, and thus useless.

 

Who's had detailed time with all the grados on your list to make an informed vote anyway?

post #22 of 56

PS1000

post #23 of 56

In current production...RS1i. Classic representation of the "Grado sound".

post #24 of 56
Thread Starter 

Can someone link me to the extra phones please, i'm making a purchase and I seriously never heard of any of those but i'm incredibly interested.

 

Edit: Found it, thats pretty cool http://www.ttvjaudio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28_64&products_id=292


Edited by FreezingHazard - 9/24/10 at 8:05pm
post #25 of 56

Missing from the list.... Grados modded by Bilavideo!

post #26 of 56

And larry at headphile

post #27 of 56
Thread Starter 

just for fun... stop flaming


Edited by FreezingHazard - 9/24/10 at 8:50pm
post #28 of 56

Quote:

Originally Posted by FreezingHazard View Post

Maybe I should have said, "Best "Available" Grado Headphone". And I'm sorry for not putting up the gs1000 or ps1000, its the idea that those are the obvious best so why list them?


I like the concept, although I suppose the results are going to be less than reliable since most haven't heard all the headphones on the poll, among other reasons. Having owned all the Grado models listed other than the SR80i (and none of the Alessandro), I voted for the SR325i, although I presume you meant to list the current model, the SR325is. I did not like the SR325i the one time I heard it at a meet. Of course that might have been attributable to the associated equipment.

post #29 of 56

I would vote for the GR8 not on the list because of it's relatively flat FR graph, and because it uses a moving armature... The other Grado 'phones I have listened to at CanJam are quite piercing treble wise. Their over efficient reproduction of the higher frequencies masked any bass or warmth they might have had. I think the GR8 holds the most potential for me, as the others I tried (RS-1 and MS-1) where to bright for my tastes.

post #30 of 56

 

Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
In current production...RS1i. Classic representation of the "Grado sound".


I haven't heard the RS1i, though I used to own the RS1.  I've noticed, however, that the "i" versions of 2009 have a "house sound" that is more like the HF2 and PS1000.  It's punchier, at least on the SR60i, the SR80i, the SR225i and the SR325is.  If that's also the case with the RS1i (and why wouldn't it be?) then that has got to be a headphone worth hearing.
 

Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
Missing from the list.... Grados modded by Bilavideo!


You flatter me, sir.  Thank you.  When I read through his list, I wanted to say something like, "My favorite Grados are the ones I've modded," but I didn't want to sound cocky.  It put some wind in my sails when I read your comment.  Thanks for that.  Truth be told, I like the modded Grados, which allowed me to adapt the cans to fit my personal needs and values.  When fully modded, there isn't a Grado I don't like.  The cool thing is to realize we have the power, at our own disposal, to take ownership of our equipment - and to make it serve us better.
 

Originally Posted by nikongod View Post

And larry at headphile


Aren't those mods gorgeous?  Larry has been a tremendous inspiration.  He's one of several out there who have shown us what a Grado can be, if you care enough to push the envelope.


Edited by Bilavideo - 9/24/10 at 9:17pm
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