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post #12121 of 19404
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
And yes, you can have both! This is the way of HeadFi. :veryevil:

Wildman! 

post #12122 of 19404

Holy geez my 325is came in yesterday and I just about can't take them off. Owning the 225i and the MS2, I didn't expect to like them as much as I do over the other two but even without break-in these are easily my favorites. I expected them to sound a bit too bright at first, especially with what people seem to say about them and having them paired with the Magni right now. The mids and the bass are phenomenal. I'm thinking about ordering a Vali but I may want to see how these sound after they've had more hours, which won't be long with as much head time as they are getting straight away.

post #12123 of 19404
All the pads were on Ebay last night under grado headphones
post #12124 of 19404
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Yeah, the G-cush's really change the sound of the 225i's.  Definite dip in the bass response, and a very pronounced widening of the soundstage.  Not sure I like the change so far, but it's a great excuse to play around with EQ in JRiver.

 

My Bifrost Uber should be here tomorrow!


I am sure I would like the better soundstage but on the other hand the bass is just adequate now, any decrease would not be good.

post #12125 of 19404
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Originally Posted by semicoln View Post
 

Holy geez my 325is came in yesterday and I just about can't take them off. Owning the 225i and the MS2, I didn't expect to like them as much as I do over the other two but even without break-in these are easily my favorites. I expected them to sound a bit too bright at first, especially with what people seem to say about them and having them paired with the Magni right now. The mids and the bass are phenomenal. I'm thinking about ordering a Vali but I may want to see how these sound after they've had more hours, which won't be long with as much head time as they are getting straight away.


When I got my 325is (after having the 225i) the first thing I noticed was , "where did all this bass come from". Not just the quantity but even more so the quality of the bass is tremendous. You can almost tell what kind of wood the bass is made of.

post #12126 of 19404
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

After a couple of hours with the RS1i, I have to say that I'm impressed.  After nearly 30 days of really wanting to like the PS500 listening to it every day while my HD800 sat on the back burner, they just didn't work for me.  Everything that I found lacking, the RS1i corrects.  Flatter and a little more extended bass and the same with the highs while bringing some semblance of a soundstage back. The $100 or so price difference is an absolute no brainer give the difference in SQ, the metal gimbals and the extension cord and adaptor thrown in.

 

The Naim DAC-V1 is simply brilliant with the HD800 and is proving to be the same with the RS1i. I'm glad I gave Grado another shot after all these years. Count me in as a fan!

Congrats on your RS1i.....glad you like it so much....welcome aboard the RS1 lovers club :smile:

 

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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post
 

 

I'm lovin HD800 and 325is combo. Surprisingly, they share a lot of similarities in sound. Both have articulate, slightly etched highs, transparent mids, and textured bottom. end. On occasion I will use the built-in bass boost on the Fiio E12 that warms and gives body in the 100hz range.  I have considered the RS1i mainly for these sound expectations and I imagine they are significantly lighter in weight. And... the wood factor - they're gorgie. also, I can say about the same as the sr325is silver. Can't I just have both?! I do tend to light phones aren't shy about getting putting some emphasis on the HF and some  folks describe the RS1i high frequencies more melllow. I hope not too mellow.

Nah....the highs are not too mellow.....if you feel that they are you can always use a SS amp....that makes them more aggressive....or just EQ them a little.

 

With my MAD, I describe the highs as very detailed,  with all of the rough edges knocked off...so they do not sound at all overly bright.....if that makes any sense to you.

post #12127 of 19404
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Originally Posted by semicoln View Post
 

Holy geez my 325is came in yesterday and I just about can't take them off. Owning the 225i and the MS2, I didn't expect to like them as much as I do over the other two but even without break-in these are easily my favorites. I expected them to sound a bit too bright at first, especially with what people seem to say about them and having them paired with the Magni right now. The mids and the bass are phenomenal. I'm thinking about ordering a Vali but I may want to see how these sound after they've had more hours, which won't be long with as much head time as they are getting straight away.


the vali is super with grado's, i think it pairs as well with grao's as the LD, the only place the LD pulls away is being able to tube/opamp roll

post #12128 of 19404

for those of us in the deep south, and coming up to those up the east coast , i bring you...."cold rain and snow" !

 

post #12129 of 19404

Just got them today too, gotta agree with you. They're not as bright to my ears as other ppl say they are.

post #12130 of 19404
I'm done with my RS2. after having had the RS1 for almost 2 weeks now, it's clear to me that the 2 has no added value over the RS1.
I could collect Grado headphones (and i really do want to) but to collect, you need money biggrin.gif

It's always hard to part with good friends, and as this was "Baby's First Grado" even more so...




I'm currently listening to Philip Glass' "Koyaanisqatsi" man what a record!
post #12131 of 19404
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

I'm done with my RS2. after having had the RS1 for almost 2 weeks now, it's clear to me that the 2 has no added value over the RS1.
I could collect Grado headphones (and i really do want to) but to collect, you need money biggrin.gif

It's always hard to part with good friends, and as this was "Baby's First Grado" even more so...




I'm currently listening to Philip Glass' "Koyaanisqatsi" man what a record!

I would really hope so considering the price difference LOL. That's why I started with the 80's, cheap enough that I'll keep them for modding fun as resale isn't worth it to me. I'd rather try something with my 80's first then on the rs1 if I'm sure about it!
post #12132 of 19404
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I would really hope so considering the price difference LOL. That's why I started with the 80's, cheap enough that I'll keep them for modding fun as resale isn't worth it to me. I'd rather try something with my 80's first then on the rs1 if I'm sure about it!
Just curious, how comfortable do you think the stock pads on the 80i's are?
post #12133 of 19404

The S-Cush are the least comfortable to me.

post #12134 of 19404
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

The S-Cush are the least comfortable to me.
What cushions are the most comfy for you?
post #12135 of 19404

i use L-Cush and TTVJ Flats. Flats are not as comfy but sound better, to me...

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