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post #1081 of 1771

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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

I still remember the first time I heard the PS1000, I listened o my GS1000 for about one minute, and then switched to the PS, and the first thing that I noticed was that the PS were louder, second, was the deeper and slightly tighter bass, and third was the mids, wich were not recessed like the GS's, and also richer sounding, and last, but not least, I found that the PS  had a narrower soundstage than the GS. Keep in mind that my GS are the old, non ''i'' model. I also had the chance to compare the GS1000i, and found that they're sound signature was closer to that of the PS1000.

 

I think that Grados all have a certain ''je ne sais quois'' that other brands don't have. My guess as to why that is, is that they're tuned by hear. Now, the question is, are the PS1000 THE best sounding headphones on the planet....of course they are, well, for me they are.

 

I have to agree.

 

Around 3 years ago, I started getting into the new crop of high end headphones and I had the LCD2 and PS1000 side by side. I liked the LCD2 a decent amount but I fell in love with the PS1000.

 

I’ve since gone back and forth with lots of different headphones and amps - trying them out for a few months at a time - enjoying the different presentations and how it affected my response to music. I’ve been incredibly impressed with a lot of them but, at the end of the day, I took a little chance and came back to the PS1000. It’s got that Grado magic and I just dig the energy it brings to music.

post #1082 of 1771

I've been following this thread since I've owned/sold my PS1K's due to the fact that I preferred my RS1i's overall compared to the PS's. I actually purchased the 6SE specifically for the PS's to give them a bit more power. I've since sold the PS's, but have yet to sell the 6SE, I have to say, as I've mentioned before, that I am missing the PS's, and did like them very much, but didn't feel the need to have 4 pairs of headphones, so off the PS's went. I've got to stop reading this thread, or I'm going to end up keeping the 6SE and buying the PS1Ke's…you guys are killing me!!!

Does anyone know if there are NOS PS1K's available at a discounted price from any audio stores? :veryevil:

Thanks

post #1083 of 1771

Joseph, if you didn't like the PS1000 enough to keep them the first time, why would you want to buy NOS, PS1K, wouldn't it make more sense to give the new ''e'' a shot,, just saying.

 

And, no relation to Joe's post, but I think that many posts that express opinions are often missinterpreted,  they're is a difference between not liking headphones ''A'', and preferring headphones ''B''. I liked the RS1i, but I prefered my PS1000. Just like I'm sure that Joseph liked the PS1000, but prefered the RS1i.

 

That being said, I've noticed that people will often overemphasize what they like about the headphones that they own, or plan on buying, and by the same token, they'll exagerate the things that they don't like about all other headphones.

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I find that diplomacy and respect can go a long way, in life in general of course, but especially on discussion forums, the reason beeing that we can't see the other person facial expression.

 

Sorry for drifting off like that, I hope I haven't bored you too much.

post #1084 of 1771

Or, alternately, if I buy a PS1ke late this year or early 2015, anyone on the fence can buy my PS1k for a good price :P

post #1085 of 1771
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

Joseph, if you didn't like the PS1000 enough to keep them the first time, why would you want to buy NOS, PS1K, wouldn't it make more sense to give the new ''e'' a shot,, just saying.

 

And, no relation to Joe's post, but I think that many posts that express opinions are often missinterpreted,  they're is a difference between not liking headphones ''A'', and preferring headphones ''B''. I liked the RS1i, but I prefered my PS1000. Just like I'm sure that Joseph liked the PS1000, but prefered the RS1i.

 

That being said, I've noticed that people will often overemphasize what they like about the headphones that they own, or plan on buying, and by the same token, they'll exagerate the things that they don't like about all other headphones.

,

I find that diplomacy and respect can go a long way, in life in general of course, but especially on discussion forums, the reason beeing that we can't see the other person facial expression.

 

Sorry for drifting off like that, I hope I haven't bored you too much.

The reason I asked about the NOS PS1K's was because I already know what they sound like, and liked the way that they sounded and might have been able to get a NOS pair for a real good price…where as I've never heard the PS1Ke, and just because its a new model doesn't mean that its better, or I will like it better, and it is an expensive headphone.

post #1086 of 1771

https://app.audiogon.com/listings/over-ear-grado-ps-1000-2014-07-24-headphones-96813-honolulu-hi

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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

The reason I asked about the NOS PS1K's was because I already know what they sound like, and liked the way that they sounded and might have been able to get a NOS pair for a real good price…where as I've never heard the PS1Ke, and just because its a new model doesn't mean that its better, or I will like it better, and it is an expensive headphone.

https://app.audiogon.com/listings/over-ear-grado-ps-1000-2014-07-24-headphones-96813-honolulu-hi

 

used but likely broken in

post #1087 of 1771

good price and that’s the rare satin finish, too. usually it’s only the matte or chrome look. very nice.

post #1088 of 1771

Thanks for the link Jay.

Congratulations on the GS1Ke's…I know how much you like these headphones, so I hope you enjoy demoing the new model. Can't wait to hear your impressions/comparisons!

:beerchug:

post #1089 of 1771

I've been a Grado fan for a long time now, but only stuck to the poor pleb series.

I'm looking on upgrading to the ps1000e or rs1e.

 

I read about the rs1e cups being thicker and causing earache issues.

And that the PS1000e cups are huge, and strictly meant for immobile sitting.

Despite, I was curious to hear peoples opinions, that have tried the two.

 

I appreciate the time taken toward answering this question.

post #1090 of 1771
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Originally Posted by EkehMayu View Post
 

I've been a Grado fan for a long time now, but only stuck to the poor pleb series.

I'm looking on upgrading to the ps1000e or rs1e.

 

I read about the rs1e cups being thicker and causing earache issues.

And that the PS1000e cups are huge, and strictly meant for immobile sitting.

Despite, I was curious to hear peoples opinions, that have tried the two.

 

I appreciate the time taken toward answering this question.

You can find my thoughts on the new PS1000e headphones a few pages back (compared to the PS1000s), but they are for immobile sitting sessions only. I would say the RS1s are too as they leak too much music for on the go. I love the RS1/RS1i...fantastic headphones for rock/jazz, but I haven't heard the RS1e's yet.

post #1091 of 1771
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EkehMayu View Post
 

I've been a Grado fan for a long time now, but only stuck to the poor pleb series.

I'm looking on upgrading to the ps1000e or rs1e.

 

I read about the rs1e cups being thicker and causing earache issues.

And that the PS1000e cups are huge, and strictly meant for immobile sitting.

Despite, I was curious to hear peoples opinions, that have tried the two.

 

I appreciate the time taken toward answering this question.

You can find my thoughts on the new PS1000e headphones a few pages back (compared to the PS1000s), but they are for immobile sitting sessions only. I would say the RS1s are too as they leak too much music for on the go. I love the RS1/RS1i...fantastic headphones for rock/jazz, but I haven't heard the RS1e's yet.if you do ever hear it....I would be very much  interested to hear your impressions.

If you do get to hear it....I would be very much interested in hearing your impressions, sir.

post #1092 of 1771

I am thankful for the time you've taken in answering my question.

(And read your thoughts on the PS1000 to the e.

 

 

I know anything above the Prestige series provides a much different fit. Does the fit between the RS1 and PS1000 vary much though?

I am particularly thinking about the seal, simply when moving ones head, etc...

 

It appears as if the RS1 does not encompass a high range of genres, as well as the PS1000 does?

 

Is there anything in the RS1, that you feel the PS1000 doesn't have?

post #1093 of 1771

I own the ''old''  PS1000 and have heard the RS1i, and the only thing that the RS1 does as well as the PS1000 is the midrange, it's just as rich and also a little closer wich according to John Grado, is the advantage/downfall of a smaller soundstage,, wich is the case with the RS1i.

 

The only thing that I didn't like about the RS1i, was the lack of air between the different instruments and the signer. I just read a post where someone was pointing out the lack of air too. That being said, I think that past expériences, good or bad, dictates our expectations, raising or lowering the bar, for the headphones that will follow. 

 

My first experience with Grado was with the RS1 with the center button, back in 2004, at the time I owned Sennheiser HD600, and all I can remember was the incredible amount of extra détails that I was hearing with the RS1, I don't  remember them having this lack of air that the newer model seem to have. It might just be because I was so captivated by the RS1's forensic sound, that I just didn't notice if the sound was clostrofobic.

 

Anyway, I am searching for some vintage RS1 as we speak, so I'm hoping that I'll find out soon enough.

 

I hope this helped.

post #1094 of 1771

+1 The RS1i (in my case) has a more forward mid-range than the PS1K.

It comes down to a matter of preference between the two IMO. I owned them both at the same time, and my preference was the RS1i due to its "classic Grado signature" due to the mid-range being more forward…so I sold the PS1K's. If you can, demo them both, they both IMO are exceptional headphones…I actually do miss the PS1K, and I'm considering purchasing them again, even though I preferred the RS1i, because they both have their own unique sound differences IMO. 

post #1095 of 1771

I agree Joseph, that's why I'm looking for some vintage RS1 at the moment.

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