Thank you gentlemen!
Indeed I do. It's a tough call for me between ebony and walnuts. I'm not ashamed to admit that I kept the ebony in part because of it's stunning marble appearance.
Hey fellas, I'm trying not to clutter the thread by posting it here, but if any of yous guys who have heard several different tone-woods would post some feedback or comment I'd be very appreciative.
for those looking for the at home 3-d priter :http://techland.time.com/2013/11/18/sleek-and-chic-15-luxury-tech-gifts-that-wow/photo/hammacher-printer/
I would buy the batteries though if they could be included ;)
Welcome, congratulations on the 325's. I also own the 80i's, 325is's and about 2-3 months ago purchased the RS1i's. I was a bit hesitant being I already loved the 80/325, and the price was much more for the RS's, but worth every penny IMO. And I continue to use all three of them, and love the differences in them all, and I'm currently awaiting the shipment of the Grado Bushmill X Limited Edition.
So if you ever get a chance to demo the RS1i, definitely do so, very nice headphone.
Wish I could have got a Bushmill's Grado before they sold out.
You should love the RS1's, they are a more refined and classy beast than the SR325, but still with plenty of energy. There are diminishing returns, but I'd be surprised if you didn't notice improvements at least in clarity, separation and bass.
Congrats, you have got yourself a great headphone.
I use to own one, and I just loved it....I was scared at first ,as most described it as too bright.....I did not find it that way at all.
I took the same upgrade path that you are thinking and personally I think you have a great plan
On a side note.....I listened to my AKG Q701 yesterday for about 5-6 hours......It is harder to drive than the rS1i, but the MAD EAR +HD handles it easily....I just had to turn the volume dial up to about 12 oclock.
The Q701 is a very nice sounding headphone, no doubt.....I quite enjoyed it yesterday.
This morning I plugged my RS1i back in and in just 10 minutes time....I was smiling....foot tapping. Had to turn the amp down , of course.
I know that many say Grado's lack bass, but IMHO the RS1i has it nailed!
Damn, this bass is in no way boomy, or muddy, nor do you feel it....nor does it muddy up the mids, which is usually what I find a headphone with more bass does.
The bass is fast, tight, clean and it leaves everything else alone. This headphone is just plain fast, and of course what I like best...the guitars....oh the guitars.
In no way am I knocking the Q701....I do like it.....but it lacks in every department to me to the RS1i, except the soundstage....the Q701 has a very wide soundstage, but I am not a huge fan of a wide soundstage.
Note, that I only listened to rock and blues for the most part.
Grado's just have that pure energy and that fat aggressive guitar + bass tone not nailed down by other headphones. I do enjoy more "technical" headphones a lot for Rock music as well, but with Grado's you can sit back and be taken away without worrying about the technicalities or if they have any technical let downs. Its just a Euphonic sound that is very agreeable and unique to them. Should be a part of a rock lovers arsenal.
The Grado sound just has a very lively and fat mid bass sound, the bass is excellent for certain styles of music. It isn't audiophile standard in the sense of neutral "studio" sound, but very much like a live band performance.
Mostly when people say they lack bass, they would be Electronic music listeners who desire bass that runs deeper than the mid bass bump on a Grado, and they would be right saying it lacks bass for those types of very deep bass line's in EDM. But by the same virtue most other headphones don't run that deep either.