The first Grados that I've heard were the RS1s at a local audio store. At the time, I was the proud owner of a pair of new in the box, HD600s. The salesperson was very nice. He let me go back to my car to get some of my own CDs. I started off with the HD600, then switched to the RS1, and the moment the music started, my jaw fell to the floor. and I felt sick to my stomach, Let's just say that I knew instantly what peoples meant when refferring to the HD600s veil.
Long story short, a few days later, I sold my HD600s, I went and got my Grado tatoo, nah!, I'm just kidding...or am I?, and never looked back. Now, I have to admit that the HD800 are some very good sounding headphones. And I would buy them in a heartbeat, but I know my girlfriend would never let me hear the end of it, if I got Sennheiser tatooed across my chest. :)
over the last few weeks, i had been listening to the ps500 with the L cushes, and yesterday after a brief stint with the senn 650, and not liking them, i listened to the 600, and very much preferred them over the 650.
joe had put the g cushes on the 500's and they were still on them when i turned the system on this morning.
the things i liked about the 600, the ps500 with the g cushes does, and does it better, treble sparkle, tight snappy bass, and i very much prefer the sound staging, i like being up front, not way in the back !
yes, the senns are not as clear sounding , joe remarked to hearing things never heard before with the sennheisers
Edited by jaywillin - 11/10/13 at 7:27am