I don't think that I've ever read so many positive comments from people who are enjoying their new Grados, and I'm no exeption, because I'm enjoying the hell out of my new Bushmills.
I must confess, I bought the Bushmills mainly as an investment, because let's face it, I needed new Grados as much as an eagle needs glasses, but I thought to myself, what if the Bushmills end up appreciating over time like the HP1000 have, don't laugh!, everything's possible. And even if they end up just holding their value, it's still not a bad deal.
I remember my first encounter with Grado, it took all of 3 seconds for the RS1 to wake me from the deep coma that my years of owning the HD600 had got me into. That day, I joined the darkside, and never looked back.
Well...it is the grado fan thread. I don't see a lot of nice words about them elsewhere on the site or some of the other big headphone stops on the net. I'm less interested in getting more grados (than some of you super fans but I'm definitely going to have a set or 2 around for the rest of my listening lifetime!
As for the wood colouring, when I got my rs1i I noticed they were much lighter/honey coloured than a lot of the pictures I'd seen of other wood grados. I think they are beautiful!