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post #10201 of 18135
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post
 

I just received a brand new RS1i today. I’ve had a bunch of Grados (including an older buttoned RS1 which I sold to try Stax gear a couple years ago) and currently own an SR225 and SR60i. I’ve also tried both the GS1000 and PS1000 but those are not my favourite Grados. I decided last week I needed to upgrade my Grado experience.

 

I’m so glad I got the RS1i. They are fantastic. They are sweeter and smoother in the highs than other Grados I remember (PS500 excepted) and the mids are beautiful and vibrant but without the level of shout that can make some other Grados a little piercing to my ears with female vocals.

 

For example, I need to listen to my SR225 with flat pads as I find them slightly thin and a little too trebly with bowls. That switch ends up collapsing a lot of the soundstage. But the RS1i has more bass impact and sweeter mids/highs with bowls, giving me a slightly larger soundstage and better imaging.

 

I vaguely remember the old RS1 being like this but it was much too long ago since I last heard it to offer any valuable comparison. I do remember a bit more of the PS500 and while the PS500 is pretty great, it has a bit more glare to upper mids (treble is not an issue) and thicker lower mids. I know I prefer the smoother upper mids on the RS1i and might prefer the thinner lower mids, as well. (not 100% about that one as those thick PS500 mids are really fun)

 

The main reason I decided to go back to high end Grado is that I find that any overhear headphone - no matter how light and comfortable - makes my head and ears sweat after 30 minutes. The light foam pads on Grados keep air circulating on my ears and I can wear them for longer and be comfortable.

 

Anyway, enjoying these immensely right now. I’ll probably do some 225 and rs1i comparisons later this week

 

 

edit: Should mention that I’m running them off a Burson HA160D. I’m considering getting a MAD Ear+HD down the line.

 

Congrats on your RS1i purchase...a great headphone, indeed.

post #10202 of 18135

about to open up the old LD I+ and install a 2107 op amp !! new territory here

post #10203 of 18135

2'nd day listening to my new PS1000's. I am very impressed already and look forward to them evolving in the future.

post #10204 of 18135
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

about to open up the old LD I+ and install a 2107 op amp !! new territory here

I installed the Burr Brown OPA2107 from Texas Instruments, and found it to be a bit more clearer and detailed than the stock OPA, and I liked it, hope you like it!

post #10205 of 18135
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I installed the Burr Brown OPA2107 from Texas Instruments, and found it to be a bit more clearer and detailed than the stock OPA, and I liked it, hope you like it!


shhhhhhhhhh, just on my second song ....................:happy_face1:

 

third song..........:bigsmile_face:

 

more fleshed out instruments i believe as well

 

ps500 at the moment oh and the telefunken eh900s


Edited by jaywillin - 10/30/13 at 6:02pm
post #10206 of 18135
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

about to open up the old LD I+ and install a 2107 op amp !! new territory here

not a huge discernible difference is made...but it still instills a smoothness to the sound which wasn't there prior. great little opamp.

post #10207 of 18135

i would love to demo an RS1i one day. but until then i can only take away what people on the forum say. would really love to directly compare it with my magnums....

post #10208 of 18135
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

not a huge discernible difference is made...but it still instills a smoothness to the sound which wasn't there prior. great little opamp.


no, not huge, but for $7.50 , (ebay) well worth it !!

post #10209 of 18135

Right, like I said a bit more detailed and clearer, and like you said, well worth the price!

post #10210 of 18135
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

The RS1i seems to be really in favor of the Sylvania 5751 triple mica black plate, so far.

 

Been listening to it for about 5 hours now.....using a huge playlist of flac files.........its been a great night so far and the night is still young!

 

Long live Rock & Roll

 

 

Talk about great synergy!

 

 

 

How bout some ZZ Top - Pearl Necklace!

 

 

A little Robert Cray -The Forcast Calls For Pain......Song is killer with this combo!

 

Time for a little night glow.

 

 

Time for another beer and maybe a change to the TTVJ flat pads.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

What is that player software?  I want VU meters! :D

 

 

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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

  • Good Music: Check
  • Good Amplifier: Check
  • Good Headphones: Check
  • Good Beverage: Check
  • Good Headphone Stand: WTF?  After choosing all great things, why settle for the $8.95 headphone stand (bicycle wall mount device) from a local home improvement store. :D   :p

 

wje.....this is for you.....$8.95 headphone stand is now holding my AGK Q701

 

New home for RS1i

 

 

 

 

I agree with you guys on the 2107 opamp for the LD1+

 

I found it more detailed also.

post #10211 of 18135
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

wje.....this is for you.....$8.95 headphone stand is now holding my AGK Q701

 

New home for RS1i

 

 

 

 

I agree with you guys on the 2107 opamp for the LD1+

 

I found it more detailed also.

where can you get that headphone stand at 

post #10212 of 18135

You can grab it here.

 

http://www.hieutrunghandcrafts.com/product_m1ws.html

 

Hieu is a great guy, and does very professional looking work.

post #10213 of 18135
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

You can grab it here.

 

http://www.hieutrunghandcrafts.com/product_m1ws.html

 

Hieu is a great guy, and does very professional looking work.

 

 

i thought you were referring to that particular one at 9 bucks! i can't afford fifty dollars atm. oh well 

post #10214 of 18135
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i thought you were referring to that particular one at 9 bucks! i can't afford fifty dollars atm. oh well

Oh, I am sorry.

 

I found mine at home Depot, in the section where they have all different kind of brackets that hang on a garage wall.

 

I would imagine Lowes would have them as well.

 

They make for a pretty nice headphone stand, I have used mine for over a year....it now house's my AKG  Q701

post #10215 of 18135
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

 

 

i thought you were referring to that particular one at 9 bucks! i can't afford fifty dollars atm. oh well 

 

 

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Oh, I am sorry.

 

I found mine at home Depot, in the section where they have all different kind of brackets that hang on a garage wall.

 

I would imagine Lowes would have them as well.

 

They make for a pretty nice headphone stand, I have used mine for over a year....it now house's my AKG  Q701

 

 

I checked.  Here is what Lowes offers.  Essentially the same thing, but due to the position it is in, it doesn't look correct.  However, when you flip it and have the larger bracket positioned on a desktop or tabletop, this should work well.

 

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