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post #10681 of 18050
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

As I am reading through this thread and sitting here listening to Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb through my RS1i......I cant help but  smile as I am not analyzing any frequencies, or feel like I have to listen really hard to hear separation and detail and bass.

 

I have at times thought about a Senn HD600 or HD650, as I hear the good Dr. Peppard was sort of making the MAD EAR to be the butter to the Senns bread, so to speak.

 

For me it always seems to come down to , will I actually ever give another can much head time....for me, I usually don't.

 

I have heard other nice headphones, and I even dabbled in iem's....actually I really like the sound from Hifiman RE-400.....but it is just that....I like it....but I don't love it.

 

Having all of the Grado pads makes it much easier to change the sound of your cans in just a minute or two.....I can make my RS1i have a lot larger soundstage by throwing on some G-cushions, and I do every now and again.

 

As soon as I put the L-cushions back on and listen....I realize ....this is the sound I wanted when I bought this headphone.

 

I can see how Grado is a love/hate relationship with people....if you like it....you will eventually love it......but if you don't love it, you might not even like it.

 

I do think that a lot of people do give up on a headphone too fast, because they have not found the right synergy for it.

 

I mean , most people know if they like the Grado sound signature or not....without an amp.....just the first few minutes will make you smile or not.

 

Now, if you smile....get them and go find the synergy that takes them to the next level.....you have to be patient...it is not a sprint.....eventually you will get the same feeling when finding the right synergy as you did when you put the headphone on for the first time.

 

I don't care for a lot of bass that overwhelms my detail and I am not much for a large soundstage either.......I love detail and midrange and tight fast bass, and I also like my cans to be light and comfortable....I don't want my ears to sweat, I don't like to have to keep adjusting them on my head.

 

I guess the RS1i was just basically made for me ....thanks Grado  :p......the most important thing for me is, I want to enjoy my music and I want to smile and tap my feet.

 

I may someday get a Senn HD600 or HD650 to pair with my MAD.......just to see if the synergy is there.

 

Everybody's equipment and ears are different...so what sound like something to someone, may sound way different to someone else......understandably really.

 

For me personally..I really look forward to an hour before bedtime, when I slide on the RS1i...I know I will be smiling, and enjoying and not analyzing my music.....at times...it is the best hour of the day.

 

I must replay Comfortably Numb.....as that is what I am  :D

 

Rock On.....Enjoy your music.....smile for awhile each day!

 

Jay....congrats on 1000 post!

thank you kind sir, and i can relate to your thoughts this morning !

my favorite version

post #10682 of 18050
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


the lcd2 and the rs1i pretty different, i like them both gs1000.gif

Haha how I wish I can like 2 headphones at a time! I mean.... I just can't frown.gif
post #10683 of 18050
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


Haha how I wish I can like 2 headphones at a time! I mean.... I just can't frown.gif


i think it can be like ice cream, i love ice cream, and i love different flavors, if i have only one, it can get boring ! lol

but we're all different, different strokes for different folks ! :D

post #10684 of 18050
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Haha how I wish I can like 2 headphones at a time! I mean.... I just can't frown.gif

 

 

I try to find headphones that sound nothing like one another.

 

Right now I have:

Grado RS1

Audio Technical AD2000X

AKG K550

 

I have a Beyer DT990 on the way and I'm looking for a good deal on a Philips Fidelio X1 and/or LCD 2.

 

I also have a pair of Audio-Technica WS99s but they just don't fit me well.

post #10685 of 18050
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post
 

 

 

I try to find headphones that sound nothing like one another.

 

Right now I have:

Grado RS1

Audio Technical AD2000X

AKG K550

 

I have a Beyer DT990 on the way and I'm looking for a good deal on a Philips Fidelio X1 and/or LCD 2.

 

I also have a pair of Audio-Technica WS99s but they just don't fit me well.


You are in luck, an LCD2 just went up on ebay a few minutes ago, looks to be in mint condition too.

post #10686 of 18050
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post


You are in luck, an LCD2 just went up on ebay a few minutes ago, looks to be in mint condition too.

Not going to happen. I was a bit inebriated on Friday night and ended up buying a new bass smily_headphones1.gif...to be fair, it was a great deal.
post #10687 of 18050
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


i think it can be like ice cream, i love ice cream, and i love different flavors, if i have only one, it can get boring ! lol
but we're all different, different strokes for different folks ! biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


I try to find headphones that sound nothing like one another.

Right now I have:
Grado RS1
Audio Technical AD2000X
AKG K550

I have a Beyer DT990 on the way and I'm looking for a good deal on a Philips Fidelio X1 and/or LCD 2.

I also have a pair of Audio-Technica WS99s but they just don't fit me well.

ICE CREAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!! <3 xD

Actually, I have 3 headphones/earphones that sound very differently, XBA-4 (the bass!!!), Grado (bright), Annie's (warmish slightly forward mids). I don't see myself going for the Sony except for on the go. I do go back to my Grado once in awhile for only rocks otherwise, I stick with my Annie's the entire afternoon/morning (where my listening section is held) xD
post #10688 of 18050

Go get the GS1000i. You can turn them up to rock-concert levels and they never hurt. Super-sweet phone, way under-appreciated, worth every cent even at retail.

I gave up on a zillion phones, but the G's are keepers. (And they get amazingly better with long break in. The bass gets tighter for one thing, and all sorts of other things fall into place.)

 

If you have the dough, skip the grado extension cable and get a Moon Silver Dragon one. ( I'm tempted to say is sounds even better with the Moon extension than with no extension at all,

but this doesn't make sense, so I won't...)


Edited by rgs9200m - 12/1/13 at 7:17pm
post #10689 of 18050

Reading the many posts here on Head-Fi, I sometimes like to take a step back and realise how lucky I am to be able to own all these wonderful headphones. I try never to lose track of the fact that while I'm trying to decide wich of the GS/PS/HP1000 I'm going to use for my listening session, some people don't even know where their next meal will be coming from. To these people, even my SR80i would be considered luxury.

 

Regarding the topic of people that tend to overanalize music, instead of just siting back and listen peacefully, In my case, it dépends on what I'm listening, if I'm listening, to a CD or SACD, I will have a tendency to scrutinize the sound.

 

I have 4 modest sound systems, 3 of wich are vintage composed mostly from Yamaha and Marantz gear from the 70's. Now, if someone would've told me a few years ago that I'd be listening with my PS1000 to $1.00 thrift store LPs on a Marantz 6300 turntable, wich has a basic $40 Grado Black cartridge and is hooked up to a Marantz 2220B reciever, I would've bust out laughing.

 

Everybody here know that Grados won't make chiken soup out of chicken poop. but if you're able to get past vinyl's pops and ticks, you can be in for some very pleasing listening sessions, for very little money. 

post #10690 of 18050

Comparing the AKG K420 to the Grado SR80is (Vibro L-Cush) right now, listenining to Radiohead - Live from the Basement. It's the first time I have the chance to compare the sr80is to another product of the same price range. I was realy happy with the 420 K right from the box, far from home with my phone, but it's hardly an option for home listening. I still have to listen to the AKG a little more though.


Edited by myears - 12/2/13 at 3:38pm
post #10691 of 18050

My Sylvania 5751 BPTM on the MAD EAR+ have got about 100 hrs and IMO I haven't heard the PS1000s sound better.

Yes, not even with the great Apex Pinnacle. 

Other than HP1000s and PS1s, all my Grados sound absolutely sensational with this amp.

post #10692 of 18050

well, my great journey into a more upscale headphone neighborhood looks like it won't end with the first stop at the house audeze,

i think it'll be for sell tomorrow, i'm going to sleep on it tonight.

mr grado may have spoiled me

post #10693 of 18050
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

well, my great journey into a more upscale headphone neighborhood looks like it won't end with the first stop at the house audeze,

i think it'll be for sell tomorrow, i'm going to sleep on it tonight.

mr grado may have spoiled me

 

You aven't talked about comfort, but you have one of the lightest, and one of heavyest headphones on the market.

post #10694 of 18050
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

 

You aven't talked about comfort, but you have one of the lightest, and one of heavyest headphones on the market.


actually i was expecting the lcd to be VERY uncomfortable, its not.  after the first couple of days, i got used to it, but i can see how it could be an issue for some

what is the issue concerning the audeze is at the price,even though i bought used, and got a good deal, it seems i should love it, with everything.

i pretty much love the rs1 with everything

so the last day or so, i'm thinking , sell the audeze, pursue the gs1000i,

but then, just now finished listening to bitches brew, just off spotify, and i thought the sound was amazing

i know i do like the audeze more than anything other than the rs1i and  the ps500

i suppose the prudent thing to do, would be keep evaluating , that couldn't hurt thats for sure

post #10695 of 18050

I was just listening to my system in its present incarnation tonight, Some Aja and Coltrane, started out with my 225i and switched to the 325i and I was just marveling at how tremendously good it sounded, absolutely incredible. This is by far the best stereo system I have ever had, and the whole thing cost less than $1k. If anything else I think Grado gives outstanding value, show me another $300 retail phone that comes close to the 325i, it will be a very short list.

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