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post #11446 of 27783
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

 

agree, the flats and the L's, the only pads i like with the rs1

 

Interestingly enough the G-Cush pads are nearly the only pads I use with my Rs1. I'll switch to one of the others occasionally if I'm looking for a change of pace, but I prefer the G's by an enormous margin.

post #11447 of 27783
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Originally Posted by Gnomeplay View Post

Interestingly enough the G-Cush pads are nearly the only pads I use with my Rs1. I'll switch to one of the others occasionally if I'm looking for a change of pace, but I prefer the G's by an enormous margin.

Are the g's the giant bowls? Those seem interesting from a fit point of view...
post #11448 of 27783
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


Are the g's the giant bowls? Those seem interesting from a fit point of view...

Yeah, they're the large pads.

 

Not only are they a lot more comfortable for me, they take just enough of the edge off of the treble, and they give the music a lot more of a layered sound to me. The soundstage probably doubles as well. 

post #11449 of 27783

the g's are very comfortable , but with the rs1's, i lose the sense of intimacy with the music, i feel disconnected , but hey, different strokes !

post #11450 of 27783
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

the g's are very comfortable , but with the rs1's, i lose the sense of intimacy with the music, i feel disconnected , but hey, different strokes !

Same issue I had when I tried the (G's) with my 325is's, lost all the intamacy.

post #11451 of 27783
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

the g's are very comfortable , but with the rs1's, i lose the sense of intimacy with the music, i feel disconnected , but hey, different strokes !

 

I'm slightly treble sensitive and more into having a mid-forward presentation, I think that's probably why I like the G's better. In all honesty, I'd probably do better with a completely different headphone manufacturer, but the RS1 is just such a great complement to mix up the "smooth" sound that I usually listen to. Needless to say, I don't think they'll ever be leaving my stable.

 

I love that they do what they do well, and I love that a change of pads can turn tone them anywhere from an energy powerhouse to an eurphonic, light, detailed sound.

post #11452 of 27783
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Same issue I had when I tried the (G's) with my 325is's, lost all the intamacy.

 

On a side note, for me I feel like I almost have a more intimate sound while using the G-Cush to give them a little more space. It's almost as if to me, the smaller pads cluster everything together a little bit and make it too incoherent for me to get lost in the sound. I do enjoy the occasional change of pace though.

 

I'm probably just weird. :wink_face:

post #11453 of 27783
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Originally Posted by Gnomeplay View Post
 

 

On a side note, for me I feel like I almost have a more intimate sound while using the G-Cush to give them a little more space. It's almost as if to me, the smaller pads cluster everything together a little bit and make it too incoherent for me to get lost in the sound. I do enjoy the occasional change of pace though.

 

I'm probably just weird. :wink_face:

No not weird, I agree the (G's) give a wider soundstage and space between the the music.

I no longer own the (G's) to try them on my RS1i's, but I am happy with the intimacy/focus and the soundstage with the (L's) on the RS's. I realized a while ago (after trying the (G's) on my 325is's), that I'm not such a fan of a huge soundstage, but I do like the soundstage of the RS's, its just right to still be focused/intimate for me.

post #11454 of 27783
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

No not weird, I agree the (G's) give a wider soundstage and space between the the music.

I no longer own the (G's) to try them on my RS1i's, but I am happy with the intimacy/focus and the soundstage with the (L's) on the RS's. I realized a while ago (after trying the (G's) on my 325is's), that I'm not such a fan of a huge soundstage, but I do like the soundstage of the RS's, its just right to still be focused/intimate for me.

 

I think the thing for me is that I prefer intimacy coupled with a smooth, dark signature. When I'm looking for something bright and energetic I prefer a more open approach. Regardless, I'd be happy with the RS1 with any pads. 

post #11455 of 27783
I'm gonna try the G anyways cause why not

I don't like the small sr80 flats on the rs1 and I don't like the L bowls on the sr80...but all the different signatures take time to get used to and I will probably just start collecting all the different pads just for fun and spending proper time with each combo. I definitely like the comfort of the L bowls, the flats on the 80's squish my earrings LOL and after an hour it's itchy as heck. It seems to me the G bowls would be completely around the ear....?
post #11456 of 27783
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

I'm gonna try the G anyways cause why not

I don't like the small sr80 flats on the rs1 and I don't like the L bowls on the sr80...but all the different signatures take time to get used to and I will probably just start collecting all the different pads just for fun and spending proper time with each combo. I definitely like the comfort of the L bowls, the flats on the 80's squish my earrings LOL and after an hour it's itchy as heck. It seems to me the G bowls would be completely around the ear....?

 

They aren't completely around ear, they still sit on your ears, it's just very evenly distributed pressure. Regardless, the pads are all cheap enough that there is no reason to not have all 3.

post #11457 of 27783

Yeah, it is great to have the full arsenal of pads at your disposal.

 

I must admit, my RS1i rarely gets the L-cushion removed from it.

post #11458 of 27783

Shameless plug in case anyone looking for a buttoned RS1.

 

Selling mine - pretty immaculate condition - has all original paperwork.  Just not getting the head-time any more, and I have my eyes long term on something else.

 

$500 USD - all up, and includes shipping and paypal.

 

Ad is here : http://www.head-fi.org/t/700068/rs1-classic-buttoned-very-good-condition-extra-pads

 

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post #11459 of 27783

second a good selection of all pads is very nice to have !

 

and, another note, my rs1i's are on the way home, so i'll be able to do some direct comparing to the gs1000i

and yet another note, to spice up the grado pair i have, i made a deal on the MAD Ear+ HD that was on the F/S thread

yesterday, the seller is fedexing today !

post #11460 of 27783
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

I'm gonna try the G anyways cause why not

I don't like the small sr80 flats on the rs1 and I don't like the L bowls on the sr80...but all the different signatures take time to get used to and I will probably just start collecting all the different pads just for fun and spending proper time with each combo. I definitely like the comfort of the L bowls, the flats on the 80's squish my earrings LOL and after an hour it's itchy as heck. It seems to me the G bowls would be completely around the ear....?

 

They aren't completely around ear, they still sit on your ears, it's just very evenly distributed pressure. Regardless, the pads are all cheap enough that there is no reason to not have all 3.

Err, I guess my ears are small as the G-Cush fits entirely around my ear.  If I wore earrings, the G-Cush would not impact them.  Well, maybe the dangly kind.:D

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