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post #11356 of 33305
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Thanks for the feedback on the RS1's.  I really don't mean to knock them.  It's more a compliment to the 225's for me.

Yeah, thats totally cool, I still praise the SR80i's til this very day. They where the first and only Grados that really made me go WOW!!! 

post #11357 of 33305

If any of you is in theUSA and are looking for an Alessandro MSPro, check out my sale. It's the last Grado can I have yet to sell. ConUSA sale only.

 

I love Grado, but nothing in the current line matches the old school HP1 or HP2 Grado line, which is what I keep using now.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/691516/instant-grado-ification-sale-alessandro-mspro-music-series-pro

post #11358 of 33305
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


really? I find the 225 boring compared to the RS1. Maybe it's the 225s "imperfections" (not saying the RS1 is perfect) that makes the 225 exciting for you. Personally I like the way the RS1 presents music. It is still the only headphone that has made everyone I've made try them say "wow". But guess I can see what you mean. The RS1 is more laid back and refined. The 225 is all "punk rock".

i agree, the rs1i took a little time for me to really appreciate its character , where the 225 is more "attention getting" lol

i'm listening to the gs1000i's right now, and they seem to be slowly evolving , as i spend more time with them.

this evolution happed when i first got the LCD2, when i first put them on, i was shocked at some of the sound i was hearing,

i'd never heard such a range in sound, then after that "newness" wore off, i wasn't sure if i liked it all that much,

but then the more i listened, the more i grew to like it, and see how really good it is

the same thing is happening with the HE-5LE that swspiers has loaned me, at first it kinda sounded like a reigned in lcd2,

but now, i look at it as a whole different animal, i really like it, and i was kinda expecting to NOT like it

post #11359 of 33305
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Originally Posted by 1117 View Post
 

I love Grado, but nothing in the current line matches the old school HP1 or HP2 Grado line, which is what I keep using now.

 

The closest in the current line IMO is the MS2 = less colored than the MSP, but it is not the same.

One or two vintage pink SR come closer, but again not the same.

There is also something about the clamping  force of the HP-1/2/3 that is critical for on ear performance.

After you dial in your HP-1000 and tighten up the bolts it is like putting on a helmet. 

The fact that all the joints are screwed down, instead of pivoting, makes a difference.

Take good care of your HP-1000, mine finally died and not a good time to send things to Joe for repair....

Good Luck with your sale.

post #11360 of 33305
LCD2 will be my next big purchase. I'd like to try the GS1000i and Beyer T90 or T5 as well.
post #11361 of 33305
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Thanks for the feedback on the RS1's.  I really don't mean to knock them.  It's more a compliment to the 225's for me.


when i first heard the 225, and how good it was especially at the price i got it for, i think i expected the same jump in sound quality with the rs1i.

it cost more than twice the cost of the 225, but it wasn't more than twice as good , so, like swspiers, i was a little let down, but i kept listening and and as i listened, i started hearing that refinement, the subtle details. its just not an "in your face" headphone to me

post #11362 of 33305
I hear it totally differenly. The 80, 225 and 325 all sounded very similar to me but the RS1 is a whole new ball game. Yes they have the same signature but I find everything is way better with the RS1. I was actually quite shocked at how much better I found the RS1 compared to the other three...and I loved all three of them too.
post #11363 of 33305
So the upgrade path should be SR60/80 -> SR325 -> sell SR325 after a week and woody the SR60/80 -> buy SR325 again after regretting sale -> roll LD1+ tubes to keep the money flowing out for a few months -> sell other Grados to buy PS500 & RS1 -> go on Head-Fi and post about missing SR60/80

Does this sound correct?
post #11364 of 33305
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Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post

So the upgrade path should be SR60/80 -> SR325 -> sell SR325 after a week and woody the SR60/80 -> buy SR325 again after regretting sale -> roll LD1+ tubes to keep the money flowing out for a few months -> sell other Grados to buy PS500 & RS1 -> go on Head-Fi and post about missing SR60/80

Does this sound correct?

 

:beerchug:

 

yup....you nailed it.

post #11365 of 33305
Man I miss my sr80 woody...
post #11366 of 33305
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Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post

So the upgrade path should be SR60/80 -> SR325 -> sell SR325 after a week and woody the SR60/80 -> buy SR325 again after regretting sale -> roll LD1+ tubes to keep the money flowing out for a few months -> sell other Grados to buy PS500 & RS1 -> go on Head-Fi and post about missing SR60/80

Does this sound correct?

 

 

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

:beerchug:

 

yup....you nailed it.


by george i think he's got it !!

post #11367 of 33305
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Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post

So the upgrade path should be SR60/80 -> SR325 -> sell SR325 after a week and woody the SR60/80 -> buy SR325 again after regretting sale -> roll LD1+ tubes to keep the money flowing out for a few months -> sell other Grados to buy PS500 & RS1 -> go on Head-Fi and post about missing SR60/80

Does this sound correct?

my Grado path was:

Buy sr125i and 225i at the same time -> sell 125i because I prefered 225i -> sell 225i shortly after because the fit was unbearable -> abandon Grado forever because fit issue (or so I thought!)...

a year later, I came across a pair of sr225i at a good price, so I figured what the hell -> yup, I hate the fit...SOLD!:mad:

 

a couple of weeks later, I came across a pair of Classic Rs2 at a good price, so I bought them.  ....(*choir of heavenly voices singing) HAAA LLE LU JAAAH!!! haaa! llelujah!, hallelujah, etc., etc....

 

I don't recall exactly what the hell happened after that, but I ended up with a classic Rs1, Rs1i, sr60, sr125 pinks, Magnum woodies + my Rs2 on top of that!

 

->I gradually started downsizing and kept my classic Rs2 and Classic Rs1. ->a couple of months later, I sold the Rs1, and eventually sold the rs2.

 

I was Grado-less for about two weeks and then bought an Rs1i (highest serial number I've seen on an Rs1i personally), it is now for sale as I am not enjoying it.:(  

 

 

So, what's next!? Classic Rs1 with buttons OR an old beater pair of sr125/sr225 if I can find it at a good price! These are what should keep me happy.:atsmile:

 

Fin.

post #11368 of 33305
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Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post

So the upgrade path should be SR60/80 -> SR325 -> sell SR325 after a week and woody the SR60/80 -> buy SR325 again after regretting sale -> roll LD1+ tubes to keep the money flowing out for a few months -> sell other Grados to buy PS500 & RS1 -> go on Head-Fi and post about missing SR60/80

Does this sound correct?


Best synopsis of the Grado thread ever!

post #11369 of 33305
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 


Best synopsis of the Grado thread ever!

 

There can be no ending.  Constant upgrades / downgrades / sidegrades. 

post #11370 of 33305

I'll jump on this bandwagon!

 

First, a used pair of 225is that soon became woodied out of boredom. Then a pair of MS1s to be woodied. Both sold in a single sale. Then several pairs of SR60s and another pair of 225is (kept) to be woodied that ended up being sold or gifted (best nephew ever). Then a slowly accumulated desktop setup for the 225is (LD and cDAC). 

 

Now thanks to wje, I've discovered the SennGrado (PX100 driver in walnut cups) that unfortunately trumps the beloved 225s which since I'm a graduate student, means I'm selling them all now. 225s, LD with a slew of tubes, and cDAC all for sale!

 

What a tangled web...

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