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post #10486 of 17140
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Great idea, Joseph.

 

I like the box, it looks cool, but mine is living on a nice headphone stand, and I like them being ready to go , as I use them pretty much everyday.

 

I love the box, but don't want to have to dig them out of the box to use them all the time.

 

same here and i may get the box, and take the foam out and use the box for my "accessories" lol

post #10487 of 17140
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Yes I can.

 

My speaker of choice actually led me to try Grado's.  Ohm Acoustics is also manufactured in Brooklyn.  They are built by hand, and each speaker is tuned by ear, pretty much just like Grado.

 

The thing that makes them special is the Omni-directional design using a form of Walsh driver. It's an inverted driver than reproduces the entire frequency range up to 8000 Hz, where a super tweeter takes over.  The soundstage is MASSIC, and the imaging is scary in its precision.  They are not well-known, but they have a dedicated following that goes back to the 70's.

 

More info can be found here :  http://www.ohmspeaker.com/speakers/

 

I personally have the Ohm Micro Walsh Talls, and I used to own a pair of Ohm F's.  I doubt that I will ever need to buy another speaker brand- they are simply amazing.


Thanks for the tip. There's actually a pair on the 'bay for $200 and aren't too far from where I live. Might just give them a shot.

post #10488 of 17140
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

Let us know what they say. :)

It's a no go. They told me that only a limited number of RS1's came with the wooden box for a limited time back in the day. They also told me that at $99.00U.S., it was a steal. I just figured I'd try and see what they say, if I could have got it for free or a much better price, I wouldn't mind having it, but I will not purchase it. For the price of the headphones, I personally think it should have came with one, and have been an option for the less expensive models.  

 

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Originally Posted by austonia View Post
 

 

how long ago did they come with a wooden box?

 

(thought that was several years ago)

I'm not sure how long ago they came with the wooden box, but I also believe it was several years ago.

 

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Great idea, Joseph.

 

I like the box, it looks cool, but mine is living on a nice headphone stand, and I like them being ready to go , as I use them pretty much everyday.

 

I love the box, but don't want to have to dig them out of the box to use them all the time.

I agree, I like my headphones out on display also, and I also use which ever ones every day and it would be a hassle to dig them out, but I still wouldn't mind having the box, especially since I keep all of my boxes, it would by far be much nicer than the stock boxes!

 

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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

Given their high price, I think that PS1000 owners should get the wooden box free, and a bag of chips.

I also agree, and a soda!

 

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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

WOODIES IS BACK! biggrin.gif but I wonder if it will fit those stretched headband model... Mine can't fit back into the original pizza box anymore D:

I was thinking the same thing since all of my headbands are U shaped, I would have to push them back to the original shape, and they would once again have that clamping effect.

post #10489 of 17140
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 


Thanks for the tip. There's actually a pair on the 'bay for $200 and aren't too far from where I live. Might just give them a shot.

I'm very interested in how these also, if you do purchase them, please let us know how they sound!

post #10490 of 17140
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Originally Posted by jonbmet View Post
 


Thanks for the tip. There's actually a pair on the 'bay for $200 and aren't too far from where I live. Might just give them a shot.


Those are old Walsh 2's.  That is an excellent price for those, and the cool thing is that they can be upgraded to the current driver.  Ohm still supports all product except for the original A's and F's.

 

Here's a thread from Audiogon.  It's very involved and detailed.  On Audiogon I'm 'Parasound63'

 

Start reading...

 

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?cspkr&1223044851&&&/Ohm-Walsh-Micro-Talls:-who-s-actually-he

post #10491 of 17140
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I'm very interested in how these also, if you do purchase them, please let us know how they sound!


I'm willing to discuss all things Ohm, but not in this thread, since they're way OT.  But they are manufactured very much like Gardo's, and in the same town.

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Any guesses what the 'surprise' is with the box?  I hope it's not that the wood is fake...:tongue_smile: (sarcasm, just to be sure):wink_face:

post #10493 of 17140
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

For the price of the headphones, I personally think it should have came with one, and have been an option for the less expensive models.  

Then you would have to pay more for your cans!

Grado gave away the wood boxes for as long as they could afford to.

The cost became too high for them to continue to give the box for free.

They did not want to pass extra cost to their customers.

Even still, Grado felt bad so they gave away an extension cord instead of the box.

That is why a new Grado RS1 comes with an extension cord.

The really important fact is that Grado has not increased the price of the RS1 since released in 1994 = 20 years!

I am sure they would give the box away if they could afford to. 

Also remember that Grado doesn't sell direct. They only sell through dealers, so their margins are not huge, even on $700 cans.

 

The correct solution is what they have done. Search for a new source for a wood box and sell it as cheap as possible so those who want can buy but it doesn't make their cans more expensive for everyone.

post #10494 of 17140
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 


I'm willing to discuss all things Ohm, but not in this thread, since they're way OT.  But they are manufactured very much like Gardo's, and in the same town.

I'm just curious to hear if they sound like a Grado headphone through a speaker. Is there a thread on Head-Fi for this topic?

 

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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

Any guesses what the 'surprise' is with the box?  I hope it's not that the wood is fake...:tongue_smile: (sarcasm, just to be sure):wink_face:

I'm guessing its a 1/8 to 1/4 adapter. 

post #10495 of 17140
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I'm guessing its a 1/8 to 1/4 adapter.

Oh snap, I just ordered another one of those with the box...guess I will have plenty of them if that is the case...:rolleyes:

post #10496 of 17140
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

 

I was thinking the same thing since all of my headbands are U shaped, I would have to push them back to the original shape, and they would once again have that clamping effect.

I guess it's time for the DIY-iers to cut the foam for U shaped Grado :evil: 

post #10497 of 17140
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

Any guesses what the 'surprise' is with the box?  I hope it's not that the wood is fake...tongue_smile.gif  (sarcasm, just to be sure)wink_face.gif

It would be brilliant if it was a pair of RS3 built like that prototype that surfaced...but that's perhaps being overly optimistic biggrin.gif
post #10498 of 17140
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

Oh snap, I just ordered another one of those with the box...guess I will have plenty of them if that is the case...:rolleyes:

This was just a guess, not a fact.

I have a brand new extra one, if you would like to cancel your order, I will give it to you as long as you pay the shipping cost.

PM me if you want it.

post #10499 of 17140
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

This was just a guess, not a fact.

I have a brand new extra one, if you would like to cancel your order, I will give it to you as long as you pay the shipping cost.

PM me if you want it.

Thanks for the offer, I actually already have two, was just buying a spare, just in case.  It also should get me free shipping on the case due to the order being over $99, cheaper to get another part than to pay for the shipping...go figure.

post #10500 of 17140
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

Thanks for the offer, I actually already have two, was just buying a spare, just in case.  It also should get me free shipping on the case due to the order being over $99, cheaper to get another part than to pay for the shipping...go figure.

Your welcome for the offer.

Definitely made more sense to purchase the adapter instead of paying the shipping cost. 

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