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post #12391 of 19373
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

The GS1Ki's are now added to the list of my headphones after continuously burning them in night/day.

They now have at lest 40+hrs on them and IMO have totally transformed! When I first heard them, I didn't like them, at all!

Good thing I gave them the listening/burn-in time that I did…these headphones are just beautiful! I must say though, when I first heard them the bass was terrible... terrible so that I didn't think they would change as much as they have. The bass and extension of the bass is phenomenal, as is the clarity/detail/sound-stage and depth. These are very relaxing headphones to listen too, and at the same time very engaging IMO. These are definitely keepers!!!


They just keep getting better and better, I have read they need at least 200 hours to really settle in. Who really knows, I do know that mine sound better than when I first got them. My other headphone's have not gotten any head time since I acquired these. I wouldn't have believed it even if someone had told me. They are addicting headphones. Glad you are enjoying them!

post #12392 of 19373
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Glad you can vouch for this, because none of my other Grados went from terrible to wow, they all started out good sounding and only got better. These really started out terrible…at least IMO.


For me, my 225i's turned from unbearable to wow, but over time.  Whether it is driver break-in or remapping the tonotopic recalibration is matter of legitimate debate.

post #12393 of 19373
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For me, my 225i's turned from unbearable to wow, but over time.  Whether it is driver break-in or remapping the tonotopic recalibration is matter of legitimate debate.
Some of both?
post #12394 of 19373
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


Some of both?


Ding! Ding! Ding!

 

I think we have a winner. 

 

Engineers who know nothing about neuroscience, and psych-types who know nothing about engineering keep blathering back-and-forth, and the poor enthusiasts who don't know much about either get stuck in the middle.  Which is why we have these endless debates ('cept for here).

 

I do believe both things happen...

post #12395 of 19373

I think that the RS1i and the GS1000i, complement each other very well, but if I had to choose one, I'd go with the GS1000i.

post #12396 of 19373
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

I think that the RS1i and the GS1000i, complement each other very well, but if I had to choose one, I'd go with the GS1000i.


agree, better all rounder to me

post #12397 of 19373

You guys aren't helping with my refusal to buy more headphones.  I have always wanted the GS1000's, but man I've spent a lot on this little hobby over the past year.

 

Ultimately, I will have them, along with the HD800's.  But later.........

post #12398 of 19373
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Originally Posted by Oteil View Post
 


They just keep getting better and better, I have read they need at least 200 hours to really settle in. Who really knows, I do know that mine sound better than when I first got them. My other headphone's have not gotten any head time since I acquired these. I wouldn't have believed it even if someone had told me. They are addicting headphones. Glad you are enjoying them!

All of my Grados just kept getting better and better, the thing is none of them sounded bad to begin with, but the GS1Ki I thought was terrible sounding. If I was in a store demoing these and they were new without any burn-in, I would have never bought them. I came vert close to putting them back in the box, but I also knew they needed burn-in, but I really didn't expect the sound to be night/day. Thank you!

 

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For me, my 225i's turned from unbearable to wow, but over time.  Whether it is driver break-in or remapping the tonotopic recalibration is matter of legitimate debate.

I believe it is both, but more to do with the burn-in in this case. I know what I was hearing and didn't like it at all, but now I know I'm liking what I'm hearing, which is something totally different than what I originally heard, and I like it very much.

 

 

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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

I think that the RS1i and the GS1000i, complement each other very well, but if I had to choose one, I'd go with the GS1000i.

Yes, they definitely do compliment each other.

post #12399 of 19373

I also think that it's a little of both, when I got my ps1000 a month ago, I thought they sounded good, but the bass was extremely loose and bloomy,  I didnt mind it so much but it was completely unexpected.  Now, after a month of burn in, it is not in the least bloomy or uncontrolled, its very controlled and tight, but will still reverb way low but only when the source is recorded that way, literally perfect to the source.  There are a few other things that I have noticed, but minor and possibly my mind adapting, but the bass was night and day.  Glad you are liking the gs1000, if I could own more than one headphone it would be my other.

post #12400 of 19373

In my opinion, the PS1000i and the GS1000i, are a lot more similar, that they are different, so if I'd be in your place, I would go for headphones with a more intimate sound signature. I'd go with the SR or RS series.

 

Personnally I use my HP1000 or my Bushmills X, wich impress me more and more, everytime I put them on.

post #12401 of 19373

good to see gs1000i love in this thread. I have yet to hear a more wide and clear soundstage from any other headphone.

post #12402 of 19373

:evil:....

post #12403 of 19373

Joseph, great news about the GS100i....good things come to those who wait.

 

You got a bad pair the first time, and you have had some bad luck....but kudos to you for sticking it out....you got what you deserve....Enjoy.  :beerchug:

 

I have never heard the GS1000i, but have heard good things about them from some trust worthy people....Congrats.

post #12404 of 19373
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Joseph, great news about the GS100i....good things come to those who wait.

 

You got a bad pair the first time, and you have had some bad luck....but kudos to you for sticking it out....you got what you deserve....Enjoy.  :beerchug:

 

I have never heard the GS1000i, but have heard good things about them from some trust worthy people....Congrats.

Thank you very much!

post #12405 of 19373
I will be getting reacquainted with the 325 today. I owned a pair of silver 325i (non-s) a while ago. these are the 325is version so I am curious to see if there is really any difference. The 225s should be here next week hopefully.
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