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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


absotively !!

 

powerful, a little more full sounding, less solid state sounding, and the little switches , especially the bass, nice!

listening to it now with the x's and gs's

 

i think i should add, with grado's i feel its much better, if memory serves, and it may not so much, the magni was maybe a little coarse, hard top end, not bad mind you, i just think the ican to be a much better grado wise, another "grado approved"

joedoe will get to try it out next weekend, mini meet #II


That is good to hear, I have been looking for a SS amp to replace this ageing Headroom Amp I am currently using and this may as well be it. Now the question is do I get the dac/amp combo, in which case what do I do with my Modi. Or get just the Amp version.

 ANother question (or two) came up as I was reading reviews of Gardo headphones prior to my upcoming upgrade. I have seen several reviewers say in essense that unless money is no object, the Rs2i is a better value than the Rs1i as they sound very very similar. I was also wondering if any of you have had or do have both the PS500 and PS1000 and how much do they sound alike. In other words would this be another situation similar to the Rs1 and Rs2. Where does the GS1000i fit into all this?

post #12017 of 26215
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

 ANother question (or two) came up as I was reading reviews of Gardo headphones prior to my upcoming upgrade. I have seen several reviewers say in essense that unless money is no object, the Rs2i is a better value than the Rs1i as they sound very very similar. I was also wondering if any of you have had or do have both the PS500 and PS1000 and how much do they sound alike. In other words would this be another situation similar to the Rs1 and Rs2. Where does the GS1000i fit into all this?

just buy an RS1!

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That is good to hear, I have been looking for a SS amp to replace this ageing Headroom Amp I am currently using and this may as well be it. Now the question is do I get the dac/amp combo, in which case what do I do with my Modi. Or get just the Amp version.

 ANother question (or two) came up as I was reading reviews of Gardo headphones prior to my upcoming upgrade. I have seen several reviewers say in essense that unless money is no object, the Rs2i is a better value than the Rs1i as they sound very very similar. I was also wondering if any of you have had or do have both the PS500 and PS1000 and how much do they sound alike. In other words would this be another situation similar to the Rs1 and Rs2. Where does the GS1000i fit into all this?

check with mike at tweek geek, they have an audition program, you might could get both, and try it either way, keep the one you like

 

as for the ps/gs, the gs1000i has a better overall balance to me, the mids are more full, it would be cool to have both at the same time for a comparison

the rs1i and ps500 are a great combo

the rs1i and gs1000i are great(and better IMO), , i've gotten all used, and i got pretty good deals on them

are the more expensive headphones or combo's worth their price over the lesser ones, i can't say

they are all good

post #12019 of 26215
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

just buy an RS1!


YUP, you won't regret it !

 

edit :  cause if you buy the 2, you'll have a big "what if" floating around in your head

post #12020 of 26215
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YUP, you won't regret it !

 

edit :  cause if you buy the 2, you'll have a big "what if" floating around in your head

Yeah, I had that "what if" floating around in my head for buying the SR325is. So I wanted a flagship model, and couldn't afford the Grado flagships as the US MSRP is much lower than the EU one. Alessandro ftw!

post #12021 of 26215
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

check with mike at tweek geek, they have an audition program, you might could get both, and try it either way, keep the one you like

 

as for the ps/gs, the gs1000i has a better overall balance to me, the mids are more full, it would be cool to have both at the same time for a comparison

the rs1i and ps500 are a great combo

the rs1i and gs1000i are great(and better IMO), , i've gotten all used, and i got pretty good deals on them

are the more expensive headphones or combo's worth their price over the lesser ones, i can't say

they are all good


Where are you finding all these good deals on Grado's used. I look on Ebay from time to time but they are mostly the lower models (60 and 80) I very seldom see an Rs1i or GS1000i on sale there and when I do the seller seems to want almost full retail price for them.

post #12022 of 26215

Is there more than one tweek geek, I looked at their web site and they appear to only carry Beyer.

post #12023 of 26215
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

Is there more than one tweek geek, I looked at their web site and they appear to only carry Beyer.
Tweekgeek.com, in Boulder Colorado
post #12024 of 26215
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Where are you finding all these good deals on Grado's used. I look on Ebay from time to time but they are mostly the lower models (60 and 80) I very seldom see an Rs1i or GS1000i on sale there and when I do the seller seems to want almost full retail price for them.
The sell/trade thread here mostly , I see some used on eBay/audiogon every now and then,
There is a pair if rs1i's on the sale thread now I think
post #12025 of 26215
Been trying the Philips Golden Ears training. Harder than I thought especially the different qualities of mp3. I find it very difficult to hear any difference once you get to 128 kbps and higher. I've been using my Audio Technica AD2000X but am going to try it with my RS1 next. It's a pretty cool way to compare headphones and/or amps and DACs.


Oh and I did manage to earn my Silver Ears.
post #12026 of 26215
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Originally Posted by tupi3 View Post
 

Yeah, I had that "what if" floating around in my head for buying the SR325is. So I wanted a flagship model, and couldn't afford the Grado flagships as the US MSRP is much lower than the EU one. Alessandro ftw!

I own both the 325is/RS1i and to me they are two different headphones, so that "what if" IMO doesn't really apply. The 325is's are excellent headphones, as we'll as the RS1i's, but like I said they are different and there is nothing wrong with the 325is.

post #12027 of 26215
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I own both the 325is/RS1i and to me they are two different headphones, so that "what if" IMO doesn't really apply. The 325is's are excellent headphones, as we'll as the RS1i's, but like I said they are different and there is nothing wrong with the 325is.


There certainly isn't, listening to Anita Baker on em right now. She is here in the room with me! (Figuratively speaking of course. )

post #12028 of 26215
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Been trying the Philips Golden Ears training. Harder than I thought especially the different qualities of mp3. I find it very difficult to hear any difference once you get to 128 kbps and higher. I've been using my Audio Technica AD2000X but am going to try it with my RS1 next. It's a pretty cool way to compare headphones and/or amps and DACs.


Oh and I did manage to earn my Silver Ears.


phillips golden ear training ?

post #12029 of 26215
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 


There certainly isn't, listening to Anita Baker on em right now. She is here in the room with me! (Figuratively speaking of course. )

Beautiful full bodied mid-range on the 325is.

post #12030 of 26215

Hey all, need some help here.. although I probably already know the answer..

I'm a few days from my 30 day exchange on the PS500. I've really run them through the paces, burn in, tons of listening and although I do love them, I'm finding them too dark and intimate.  I'm missing the treble sparkle/soundstage and air of the HD800.  Obviously, I don't expect nearly the same but the PS500 seems like it doesn't give me any. So, looking to exchange and move to the RS1i.

 

I've been doing some research over the last hour and it seems like there is a soundstage/detail and the treble is up there.  Looking at the HeadRoom graphs, they're much more treble happy than the HD800 with some wild peaks and I'm somewhat worried about that.  On the other hand, it's be said that they're pretty smooth on top.  Although the GS1000i treble, from the graphs, seem top be flatter, I don't went to invest that much more money.

Is there a general consensus that the treble is smooth on the RS1i? Ear piercing treble is more of a logo for me than the PS500 being too dark.

 

Not too sure what to do.. close my eyes, cross my fingers and just jump in..

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