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post #12061 of 21136
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

Thanks all!! Looks like the RS1 it is.  I'm plannin on exchanging the PS500 for the RS1i tomorrow. Will let you know how it works out in a couple of days.

Good call!
post #12062 of 21136
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

The RS1i has some peaks and dips in the high frequencies and upper mids. it manifests itself as a bit of shoutiness for female singers. that's much more noticeable to me than the higher treble peaks.
YES! +1 on this!

The RS1i is not extremely bright in high frequencies (as is endlessly babbled about). In fact, the top end is very natural, not unlike my Stax rig. Its "flaw" is a shouty upper midrange that can be irritating in a dynamic system with fast attack. Without a doubt it's still a keeper for me.
post #12063 of 21136

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

Can't wait!

post #12064 of 21136
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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post
 

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

Can't wait!

Nice, congratulations the 325's are really nice headphones, hope you really enjoy them!

post #12065 of 21136

Thanks! Can't wait to listen to rock/metal with them! I've heard for years that Grado's are phenomenal with rock but never really tried them out.

post #12066 of 21136

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

post #12067 of 21136
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

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 #12068 of 21136

Congrats LOL

post #12069 of 21136
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

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.

post #12070 of 21136
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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"

post #12071 of 21136
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 


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!

post #12072 of 21136
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

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 

post #12073 of 21136
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


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 #12074 of 21136

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 #12075 of 21136

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

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