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post #11386 of 18119
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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 #11387 of 18119
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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 #11388 of 18119
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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 #11389 of 18119
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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 #11390 of 18119

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...

post #11391 of 18119

Ms1i (first pair of 'real' headphones, much loved) ==> 325is ==> woodied 325is ==> 225i ==> Classic RS2 ==> ???

post #11392 of 18119
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

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.gif

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.frown.gif   


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.gif

Fin.

I made a half-hearted attempt to abandon Grados using Yuins, Koss V-Modas and a pair of Sennheiser HD25 II...to no avail...

I am like Chet Baker and heroin with them. One day they will find me dead on a city sidewalk with a pair tangled about my person, having fallen from a hotel window in a fit of listening ecstasy....
post #11393 of 18119

well thanks to head-fi i found a great set of RS1i at a great price (thanks dgcrane), they should arrive here in 3-4 days so i'm pretty excited.  i hope they are what i want, meaning a more refined SR80

 

even if i love the RS1 i won't sell my 80's, those will probably follow me around forever.  probably no more grado upgrade path for me unless i can't stand the RS1 and then i'll try one of the other ones, but next on my upgrade list is a tube amp and some LCD-X...probably in 2 years when i can justify that $$$

post #11394 of 18119
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post
 

well thanks to head-fi i found a great set of RS1i at a great price (thanks dgcrane), they should arrive here in 3-4 days so i'm pretty excited.  i hope they are what i want, meaning a more refined SR80

 

even if i love the RS1 i won't sell my 80's, those will probably follow me around forever.  probably no more grado upgrade path for me unless i can't stand the RS1 and then i'll try one of the other ones, but next on my upgrade list is a tube amp and some LCD-X...probably in 2 years when i can justify that $$$

Congratulations.

You will still need your 80s for travel/portable use...

:gs1000smile:

post #11395 of 18119

Well guys I attended the Seattle Head-Fi meet and finally got to hear some RS1i's after all this time. Here is what I think, and this should probably come as no surprise to any of you, I need to sell both of the Grados I have now (325i and 225i) and buy an RS1i. It does everything both of those phones do and does it better. It wasn't my favorite phone from the meet, but I know that there will be times no matter what, when I am going to be needing a Grado fix and for those times, I am going to have to have 1 with me so why not consolidate everything that is Grado, into one phone. So my advice to anybody who is really really sure they like the Grado sound and comfort (which has never been an issue for me) is avoid all the upgrading and just get an Rs1i and be done with it. If anyone is interested in my impressions of the other phones I heard there I'd be happy to post, but as this is the Grado topic I thought I'd keep it restricted to just Grado. For what it is worth, nobody brought any other Grados, I was hoping to hear some PS500 or 1000, maybe even a GS1000i but none of that happened. Maybe next time.

post #11396 of 18119

Alright, all of this RS1 hype is killing me. Who wants to lend an Alabama head-fier theirs!?

 

:o2smile:

post #11397 of 18119
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Well guys I attended the Seattle Head-Fi meet and finally got to hear some RS1i's after all this time. Here is what I think, and this should probably come as no surprise to any of you, I need to sell both of the Grados I have now (325i and 225i) and buy an RS1i. It does everything both of those phones do and does it better. It wasn't my favorite phone from the meet, but I know that there will be times no matter what, when I am going to be needing a Grado fix and for those times, I am going to have to have 1 with me so why not consolidate everything that is Grado, into one phone. So my advice to anybody who is really really sure they like the Grado sound and comfort (which has never been an issue for me) is avoid all the upgrading and just get an Rs1i and be done with it. If anyone is interested in my impressions of the other phones I heard there I'd be happy to post, but as this is the Grado topic I thought I'd keep it restricted to just Grado. For what it is worth, nobody brought any other Grados, I was hoping to hear some PS500 or 1000, maybe even a GS1000i but none of that happened. Maybe next time.

Grado isn't hip enough for meets, IME.  Been aroung too long and is too much fun.

post #11398 of 18119

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Edited by bbophead - 1/6/14 at 10:45am
post #11399 of 18119
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Grado isn't hip enough for meets, IME.  Been aroung too long and is too much fun.

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post #11400 of 18119
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Alright, all of this RS1 hype is killing me. Who wants to lend an Alabama head-fier theirs!?

 

:o2smile:


i'd do it, but i don't have mine at the moment !

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