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wow, i didn't notice, i've gotten a promotion !

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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..


I heard some Rs1i on a Valhalla Amp with an Uber Bifrost front end and it was smooth as could be, lot smoother than my 325is phones for sure.

post #12048 of 27031

Congrats LOL

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When I first got the RS1i's, I did notice at moderate/higher volume I thought I was going to have a problem listening to these headphones…but I would guess I have over 50+ hrs on them now , and there is no issue at all with the higher frequencies. They are very fufilling headphones, definitely! My next purchase is the GS1i's, just waiting for a re-stock, and I'm hoping I'm going to love these as much as the RS1i's, and the only way for me to tell is to hear them for myself, never mind graphs or what other people hear, its all about what you/I like to hear, so I'll soon find out! 


I really wish I could get a chance to compare the GS1000i to my HD650's. The FR graphs on Headroom make me think the GS1000 might be just about the perfect balance of good bass, and some nice detail on top without being too harsh. Probably never get that chance but I'd sure like to.

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

wow, i didn't notice, i've gotten a promotion !

I see, Congratulations "Headphoneus Supremus"

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I really wish I could get a chance to compare the GS1000i to my HD650's. The FR graphs on Headroom make me think the GS1000 might be just about the perfect balance of good bass, and some nice detail on top without being too harsh. Probably never get that chance but I'd sure like to.

Never say never!

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I see, Congratulations "Headphoneus Supremus"


just means i talk a lot , i've been told that ! lol  am i one of the "cool kids" now ?

 

thanks though 

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just means i talk a lot , i've been told that ! lol  am i one of the "cool kids" now ?

 

thanks though 

Its all good and cool!

post #12054 of 27031

rs1i , and rs2i on audiogon, (i have no affiliation) just giving a heads up !

 

looks to be priced nicely

 

damn, some button rs1's too

 

another damn, ps1000 too !


Edited by jaywillin - 2/10/14 at 7:31pm
post #12055 of 27031

and gs1000i on ebay, auction at $401, free shipping 2 days left , again, just passing it along

post #12056 of 27031

Hey guys, are the g-cushion's a must-have for any grado headphones? Do they really increase the soundstage and comfort levels?

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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post
 

Hey guys, are the g-cushion's a must-have for any grado headphones? Do they really increase the soundstage and comfort levels?

Not a must have, but they do both of those things for most Grados. However, sometimes - like on some of the Prestige models and RS models - the increase in soundstage can be at the expense of detail or some report that it muddies the mids and/or affects the bass and treble. Your mileage may vary. 

 

It bears mentioning that pad swapping Grados can totally change their sound on the cheap so if you're wondering whether you should buy, pick up a pair of the Ear Zonk G cushes from Amazon to see how they sound!

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Hey thanks for your insight and info! Like you said, I think I'll buy the cheaper Ear Zonk G cushions and see how the sound/comfort differ compared to the L cushions.


Edited by leadbythemelody - 2/10/14 at 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post
 

Gonna own/listen to my first Grado headphones tomorrow. The SR325is :)

Can't wait!

Congrats....nice choice in headphones, especially for rock....you are in for a real treat with electric guitars....enjoy :smile:

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

wow, i didn't notice, i've gotten a promotion !

Indeed you have...congrats

 

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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post
 

Hey guys, are the g-cushion's a must-have for any grado headphones? Do they really increase the soundstage and comfort levels?

I do not think they are a must have for any Grado, but they are pretty sweet for certain ones.

 

I have recently changed my mind on the G-cushion and RS1i combo....it is far better than I first thought that it was....I need to crank my amp up a little....but they sound pretty damn sweet

post #12060 of 27031
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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post
 

Hey thanks for your insight and info! Like you said, I think I'll buy the cheaper Ear Zonk G cushions and see how the sound/comfort differ compared to the L cushions.


I should be getting my G-cushions today to try on my 225i's.  Mostly, I'm looking for improvement in comfort from them.

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