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post #10291 of 24536
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

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
post #10292 of 24536
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 

Wow a RS1 for the price of a used RS2

 

Yes, but no pictures.  However, it did appear to come with the box, too.  Plus, it appeared like the "full" package to include the 15' Grado extension cable ($39.99 value), the 1/4" to 3.5mm Grado adapter ($14.99 value).  With the RS1i, the box isn't really a pizza box like the other models.  It is actually a heavier cardboard box, with better foam protection and is larger box (in height) to allow for the additional accessories (extension cable and adapter, which are now standard with the RS1i headphones).

 

Link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/689594/grado-rs-1i

post #10293 of 24536

i'll never understand head-fi's obsession with boxes and packaging....

post #10294 of 24536
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post
 

i'll never understand head-fi's obsession with boxes and packaging....


I can understand it for certain headphones. It's especially cool when you find a vintage pair of Grados (or other manufacturer) and the seller still has the original box and paperwork. Just adds to the "rareness" of the item.

 

For me....collectible or not it's a pretty good sign that the owner took care of the cans.

post #10295 of 24536
Sure but when people write reviews and assign points to various aspects I don't get why the packaging is important. I would never factor that into my buying decision.
post #10296 of 24536
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Sure but when people write reviews and assign points to various aspects I don't get why the packaging is important. I would never factor that into my buying decision.

What's your most expensive headphone?  When I lay down $600 or more, I guess I do expect the fancy stuff.

 

But I do get your point...

post #10297 of 24536
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

What's your most expensive headphone?  When I lay down $600 or more, I guess I do expect the fancy stuff.

 

But I do get your point...

 

Yeah, I keep all original packing on any fairly high dollar item....I guess I am obsessed....lol

 

I can not help it....it is just the way that I am...I take great care of my stuff and try to keep everything in very good shape.

post #10298 of 24536

I agree. Although the cases that come with the Audeze cans are pretty nice.

post #10299 of 24536
I'm not against keeping the packaging and taking care of stuff. I just don't get people compare headphones and factor in the packaging to decide which is better. It's like buying a car based on the decorations at the showroom.
post #10300 of 24536
I worry about packaging only when there's a possibility of me reselling. Buyers feel much better about a secondhand purchase win original packaging is intact.
post #10301 of 24536

 inside the headphone which has dark color than other GS1000is. Something wrong with my Grado?

post #10302 of 24536
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post
 

i'll never understand head-fi's obsession with boxes and packaging....

 

When an item gets to a certain cost, it certainly can be more attractive to buyers if the "full" package is present.  With most items, I don't keep boxes. If they are a higher level of item - from a cost perspective, then I'll keep the box.

 

It's not about an obsession, but the more information or accessories that are available as when the item was purchased when new, it will always present itself better in a sale over a competing item that doesn't have those items.

post #10303 of 24536
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

Yes, but no pictures.  However, it did appear to come with the box, too.  Plus, it appeared like the "full" package to include the 15' Grado extension cable ($39.99 value), the 1/4" to 3.5mm Grado adapter ($14.99 value).  With the RS1i, the box isn't really a pizza box like the other models.  It is actually a heavier cardboard box, with better foam protection and is larger box (in height) to allow for the additional accessories (extension cable and adapter, which are now standard with the RS1i headphones).

 

Link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/689594/grado-rs-1i

The history of the bigger RS1 box and free extension cable is interesting.

Grado used to sell the RS1 in a handmade wood box, outsourced from a wood shop.

 

The original source stopped supplying and Grado, I think, tried 1-2 other sources before giving up on the idea of being able to "give away" a free wood box with the RS1.

Instead of raising prices on RS1 to cover the cost of the box (remember that Grado almost never raises prices) they had to go to the bigger, better cardboard box.

To compensate for the lack of wood box, Grado decided to give an extension cable with the RS1.

Grado fans were really unhappy to lose the wood box...

post #10304 of 24536

Don't the boxes sell for as much as the headphones these days?

post #10305 of 24536
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Originally Posted by dotrunghieu View Post
 

 

 inside the headphone which has dark color than other GS1000is. Something wrong with my Grado?

How old are they? I think it's probably just oil from your skin or the cloth soaked up some of the adhesive grado uses.

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