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post #10321 of 16717
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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 #10322 of 16717
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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 #10323 of 16717

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

post #10324 of 16717
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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.

post #10325 of 16717
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 

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

Not quite, but collectors definitely want them.

One should never store Grados in vintage boxes.

The old green foam deteriorates and will get in the drivers.

Joe Grado throws away any HP-1000 boxes sent to him with headphones for repair - he refuses to return the boxes.

They are a major cause of problems for vintage Grados.

post #10326 of 16717

man. hard to find a RS1i at $450 or so. missed the last couple here by a few minutes each.

 

i really enjoy the PS500 for most types of music i listen to but its so punchy it can get fatiguing after a couple hours. switch to SR225 and the mids come forward, bass is more heard then felt, but it's missing ... harmonics or resonance? (not sure how to describe it) i think because the wood cups are only slip-ons. so i've been stewing about getting an RS1 again to switch off with. had one in 2004? and loved it but it was too much money to keep tied up at the time.

 

i did pick up a Magni / Modi today, something to compare with LD 1+ and hopefully a better DAC than my 2003 soundblaster MP3+ (ha)

post #10327 of 16717

I see the best RS1 deals on audiogon. They do not last long though.

post #10328 of 16717
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 

I see the best RS1 deals on audiogon. They do not last long though.

 

ok... that's good know. thanks. i recall that i didn't much like their website structure. but for a good deal, i can probably endure.

 

anyone know, is there software that can monitor a webpage every few minutes for certain keywords, maybe send a email alert?

post #10329 of 16717

You might have some luck with google alerts. See the screen capture below. I filled it out for "akg audiogon" since I know there's a listing for one on the site. Shows a result sample to the right.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01


Edited by jonbmet - 11/10/13 at 7:10pm
post #10330 of 16717
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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?
Noticed any issues with how they sound? If not, wouldn't worry.
post #10331 of 16717

yes,i think so, A recent thread in which the MS-1i was described in an unflattering way compelled me to pull the HD650 off my head (we've been inseparable since she entered my life 2 weeks ago lol) and dig out an old friend from the pizza box.thanks

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post #10332 of 16717
Sorry to be piping in so late on this poster's musing, but to the issue of taking a vintage GRADO 1000 and attacking the tarnished finish, please don't !!!!!!! That very tarnish, or "patina" in the antique world, is so important to establishing its age and life. This is particularly true with guitars, where a refinish will dramatically reduce its value and can even effect tone. Any vintage collector would jump at the opportunity to get a set like that which show their age and probably colorful history. If you refinish, they are really no different then a pair fresh off the shelf. I'd like to say this is just my opinion, but it's really quite well known in the world of antiques and vintage instruments.
post #10333 of 16717
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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

 

up to almost $300 now with 4 days to go. 

 

i'm guessing this will end up at $500+ just for the HP1000 drivers :eek:

 

winning bid was $545 by i***n32Feedback score is 10 to 49)

 

anyone here?

post #10334 of 16717

Just reporting back about the Ear+HD. Lloyd e-mailed me a little while ago and let me know that he received the amp already and is going to take care of it, and also put the Alps remote volume control on the order Queue, so hopefully I'll have it back sooner than I thought!

post #10335 of 16717
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Just reporting back about the Ear+HD. Lloyd e-mailed me a little while ago and let me know that he received the amp already and is going to take care of it, and also put the Alps remote volume control on the order Queue, so hopefully I'll have it back sooner than I thought!


very good sir !!

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