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post #10066 of 18629
I don't find the Grado pads to feel stiff @.@

I have only washed it once which is one month after getting it... Gonna wash it tomorrow and see if it gets softer like you guys said although I don't find it be stiff... Experiment won't hurt hehe
post #10067 of 18629
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

I'm on the train, casually listening to my PS1000's i just bought.

Oh man. I really need to get my home setup complete.

Man, I'd be afraid someone would notice them(!) and rip them off my head and run.

post #10068 of 18629
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

I'm on the train, casually listening to my PS1000's i just bought.

Oh man. I really need to get my home setup complete.

Congrats, and enjoy the music.

 

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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

I don't find the Grado pads to feel stiff @.@

I have only washed it once which is one month after getting it... Gonna wash it tomorrow and see if it gets softer like you guys said although I don't find it be stiff... Experiment won't hurt hehe

I have been lucky also, pads never really scratched me and  even though the 325i's are said to be uncomfortable by many, they really never bothered me much, alittle after long sessions, but I just took about a 15 minute break...then put them back on.

 

The RS!i...well it is just plain freakin comfortable with any ear pad....light as a feather and I can wear them all night.

 

Grado's get a fairly bad rap for comfortability....but the RS1i  is just plain top notch at being comfortable IMO.

 

I do have ears on the smaller side, so I guess that helps.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Man, I'd be afraid someone would notice them(!) and rip them off my head and run.

LOL...:smile:

post #10069 of 18629
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Man, I'd be afraid someone would notice them(!) and rip them off my head and run.

Grado isn't well-known in the Netherlands.
So there's that, and i doubt that the people wanting these headphones would steal them. Most audiophiles here seem pretty neat smily_headphones1.gif


I have no clue how Grado serialnumbers these things, but i'd say -157- is a pretty early model, no?(it is a PS1000 with matte finish)
Edited by CH23 - 10/23/13 at 8:46am
post #10070 of 18629
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Congrats, and enjoy the music.

 

I have been lucky also, pads never really scratched me and  even though the 325i's are said to be uncomfortable by many, they really never bothered me much, alittle after long sessions, but I just took about a 15 minute break...then put them back on.

 

The RS!i...well it is just plain freakin comfortable with any ear pad....light as a feather and I can wear them all night.

 

Grado's get a fairly bad rap for comfortability....but the RS1i  is just plain top notch at being comfortable IMO.

 

I do have ears on the smaller side, so I guess that helps.

 

 

 

LOL...:smile:

Out of the three Grados I own, I actually find the 325's the most comfortable, even though they are heavier than my wooded 80's and the RS's.

post #10071 of 18629
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Out of the three Grados I own, I actually find the 325's the most comfortable, even though they are heavier than my wooded 80's and the RS's.

Wow, that is pretty amazing...especially since the RS1i is only about 9 oz.   Much lighter than 325i

post #10072 of 18629

So my first impressions of the Ear Zonk G-Cushions are as follows:

 

Unlike Wayne I got a pair that actually fit properly :P And the foam feels like it will last and hold its shape well.

 

The comfort for me is massively improved over longer periods of time over the comfies I had before (Quarter modded). I think for shorter wearing periods the comfies are maybe a little comfier for me.

 

I'm listening on a pair of SR125i's and only a sound card at the minute, but i'll do the best I can :)

I vented three holes in the driver a couple of weeks back too where I seemed to have got a slightly recessed high end and minimal bass boost.

 

These pads seem to have brought back the highs a little (if that's even possible?).  With comfies the highs could sometimes be a little too shrill, but with the distance from the driver with the new pads, they are much more managable.
Mids seem to have changed very little, maybe a little more recessed compared to comfies, but turn up the volume a tad more and they're still there and as lovely as ever.
Bass is still present, probably about back to where it was before the venting, and I don't think the clarity of it has changed.  I'm listening to them as I type, and i've just noticed that there isn't as much slam to the bass as there was with comfies, but that was to be expected.

Soundstage has opened up slightly and I can pick out instruments more easily.

 

I'm relatively happy overall, not sure about the overall sound just yet, but comfort is good when i'm gaming for a few hours :)

 

And talking of gaming, sound quality isn't much of an issue here, but the pads do seem to help open the soundstage and more easily helps to pinpoint footsteps and gun fire more easily.

 

May have to purchase some L-cush to try out, but i'm glad I didn't go for original Grado pads... not at £53 lol...

 

 

Whilst i'm writing this essay I may as well ask a question.

I'm getting a little dot I+ amp after my birthday, and i'm dead set on that amp for the price.
However, I will also need a DAC, and have been looking at the Musical Fidelity V90 DAC as the previous incarnations of it (V-DAC & V-DAC II) have had some great reviews.

Has anyone used this dac or the previous versions?
Anyone against it?
Can someone recommend something else for around the same price?  it sits around the £200 mark here in the UK

 

Thanks in advance :)

post #10073 of 18629
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Whilst i'm writing this essay I may as well ask a question.

I'm getting a little dot I+ amp after my birthday, and i'm dead set on that amp for the price.
However, I will also need a DAC, and have been looking at the Musical Fidelity V90 DAC as the previous incarnations of it (V-DAC & V-DAC II) have had some great reviews.

Has anyone used this dac or the previous versions?
Anyone against it?
Can someone recommend something else for around the same price?  it sits around the £200 mark here in the UK

 

Thanks in advance :)

i briefly had the v90, at the same time i had the peachtree dacIT, and a bifrost, i quickly sent the v90 back, it sounded dry, light weight to me.

i even preferred the hrt musicstreamer II, and II+ to the v90, the v90 just wasn't my cup of tea

if i was looking for a dac in the $300US bracket, the hrt products are killer, the dragonfly, and i almost kept the dacIT over the bifrost

post #10074 of 18629

Today I join the PS500 club. :biggrin: Best cans I've had in a long, long time. 

 

Can't recall why now but I had decided on this over HF2's. Happy so far! Right away it seems like a step up from my custom 225's. Lots of mid-bass, not too bright. 

 

Don't have a dedicated amp yet but I'm looking at a nice deal for a Little Dot I+ and some tube sets. Working fine at the moment directly out of an iBasso DX50. 

 

Also notice the stock cable seems a lot better than I recall with the RS1 (early 2000s).

 

Keeping these!

post #10075 of 18629
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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

Today I join the PS500 club. :biggrin: Best cans I've had in a long, long time.

 

Can't recall why now but I had decided on this over HF2's. Happy so far! Right away it seems like a step up from my custom 225's. Lots of mid-bass, not too bright.

 

Don't have a dedicated amp yet but I'm looking at a nice deal for a Little Dot I+ and some tube sets. Working fine at the moment directly out of an iBasso DX50.

 

Also notice the stock cable seems a lot better than I recall with the RS1 (early 2000s).

 

Keeping these!

Conrats...enjoy the music.

post #10076 of 18629
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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

Today I join the PS500 club. :biggrin: Best cans I've had in a long, long time. 

 

Can't recall why now but I had decided on this over HF2's. Happy so far! Right away it seems like a step up from my custom 225's. Lots of mid-bass, not too bright. 

 

Don't have a dedicated amp yet but I'm looking at a nice deal for a Little Dot I+ and some tube sets. Working fine at the moment directly out of an iBasso DX50. 

 

Also notice the stock cable seems a lot better than I recall with the RS1 (early 2000s).

 

Keeping these!


congrats the ps500's are awesome !! i have them and the rs1i.

and you can't go wrong with the LDI+, i regetted selling it so much, that i bought another one, and it just got it today

its as good, if not better than my lyr , and its much cheaper to roll the tubes

post #10077 of 18629

yes, the LD I+ got here today, and i just ordered it the 20th, and it shipped from china !

post #10078 of 18629
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

yes, the LD I+ got here today, and i just ordered it the 20th, and it shipped from china !

 

That's crazy fast! You sure it shipped from China? Sounds like they have a distributor here in the USA (?)

post #10079 of 18629
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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

Today I join the PS500 club. :biggrin: Best cans I've had in a long, long time. 

 

Can't recall why now but I had decided on this over HF2's. Happy so far! Right away it seems like a step up from my custom 225's. Lots of mid-bass, not too bright. 

 

Don't have a dedicated amp yet but I'm looking at a nice deal for a Little Dot I+ and some tube sets. Working fine at the moment directly out of an iBasso DX50. 

 

Also notice the stock cable seems a lot better than I recall with the RS1 (early 2000s).

 

Keeping these!


Congrats. Love your photo gallery, i no longer feel guilty about my collection of audio stuff :normal_smile :

post #10080 of 18629
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

So my first impressions of the Ear Zonk G-Cushions are as follows:

 

Unlike Wayne I got a pair that actually fit properly :P And the foam feels like it will last and hold its shape well.

 

 

Actually, I just retrieved mine from the mailbox and will test them later when done with the work for the day.

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