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post #12421 of 24403

Just missed a deal on a pair of rs1i's for $500, I ended buying a pair of PS500's for $500. Do you guys think I'll be happy? Does anyone have any really good tips to increasing comfort? I read about stacking g-cush's over the yellow sennheiser pads, but I dunno. It also seems like some people like the g-cush sound with the PS500's, but is it the majority? I may even buy some computer glasses that are very slim profile so they don't hurt my ears as much, if it still is an issue..

post #12422 of 24403
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Originally Posted by Porteroso View Post
 

So you'd say the mids of the PS500 are recessed? That's certainly helpful, and also saves me money. I do need bass, but anything more than the SR80 has is going to be nice. Which includes every headphone ever. Sounds like the RS2i is probably what I want. Also didn't realize the PS500s are actually heavier, I'd have thought they were lighter. Thanks.

I would seriously consider the Alessandro MS-2's. They are modified 325's with a neutral palette, ideal for classical music. And they're ~$300.

post #12423 of 24403

I am new on the forums and thought I would introduce myself. Grado is one of my favorite headphone sounds because of the energy and great mids for rock music. I currently own some modded sr80i, unmodded sr225i and have a pair of rs2is being delivered today. My other headphones include HD650 and DT880, which I tend to use more for Jazz and Vocal.

 

I look forward to posting my thoughts on the RS2i in a few days. I decided to buy the RS2i because I felt that it was closer to the "classic" Grado sound than the PD500 and when I demoes the phones locally, my ear was not sensitive enough to detect a 40% difference in price that would motivate me to step up to the RS1i.

 

Grado is the headphone I use the most and I am finding decent synergy with the O2 + ODAC combo from JDS Labs. I also have a Schiit Valhalla, but don't notice a huge difference from my O2, which I think represents excellent value.

post #12424 of 24403

I own SR60's, SR225's, SR325i's, RS1i's, PS500's and PS1000's. I generally listen through my Van Alstine Transcendance 8+ preamp, though

I also have a Bottlehead Smack amp that is truly awesome.  The SR325i's may take up to 100 hours to break in, but after that they are great.

RS1i's add very melodic wooden ambience. When listening to opera, (complex), I hear the musicians, dancers, and sandals  dancing  on the

floor, and when I listen to the same music through the PS500's I also hear the wall boundary around them.  Of course, through the PS1000's

everything is heard.  If I could only have one set,the PS500's are the best value.

post #12425 of 24403

Wow, quite the collection of Grado's, Douger.

post #12426 of 24403

No love for the iGrado, Douger?

post #12427 of 24403

Like whirlwind said, Douger, that is a nice collection  I don't think that I've ever seen someone who owns both the PS500 and 1000. Two weeks after I bought my PS500, my salesman let me borrow some PS1000 for a few day, two days later, I went back to the store, and found my salesman grinning when he noticed that I was carrying a PS500 box.

 

I have had my PS1000 for over two years now, and I still love everything about them, exept their weight, of course. I had thought about selling my GS1000, but they're so light and comfortable, that I still occasionnally find myself reaching for them, when I don't feel like wearing my neck brace.

post #12428 of 24403

Thanks, folks! If I wanted to wear cans outside it would be i-Grado's!

post #12429 of 24403
Long day at work not helped by the fact that i forgot to bring a 1/8 inch adapter so I couldn't listen to music all day. From there it was off to the studio to work on mixes for our upcoming album. Got home around 11pm and found a pair of 225i waiting for me in the mail box but I was tired and they were frozen so tomorrow I'll make sure to remember my adapter and get reacquainted with the 225s by listening to the new mixes. it's always a good test when listening to music that you are very very very familiar with. It's a whole different ball game when you scrutinize your own work smily_headphones1.gif
post #12430 of 24403

what's everyone's favorite GRado? Can anyone here give testament to the MS-2 compared to the 325i? I want something that really shines and stands out, is aggressive and has a very forward midrange and mids. I love my magnums but I want something more aggressive to pair with them! I haven't bought a headphone in about a year so I think this year for my bday (in less than a month) that I'll snag the 325i's. They seem to be just what I'm looking for. They would be paired with my e10 and LD1+ with the tubes/opamps listed below. I listen to a ton of really fast and aggressive music and I think that it would pair perfectly with 325i's. Also, they are right around my preferred price range. Wanted to scoop this can, and maybe a few records for the birthday :). Thanks guys! 

 

feel free to check out my other thread on magnums/grados and the comparison between the both 

post #12431 of 24403

...stock, unmodded, straight out of the box, I liked the 325is alot...

 

For modding potential, I have always thought the SR225i was best of the lot.

 

All that said, I have never had a chance to listen to anything beyond the SR line. I might just sing a different song if I had a listen to some RS/PS/GS....

post #12432 of 24403
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

what's everyone's favorite GRado? Can anyone here give testament to the MS-2 compared to the 325i? I want something that really shines and stands out, is aggressive and has a very forward midrange and mids. I love my magnums but I want something more aggressive to pair with them! I haven't bought a headphone in about a year so I think this year for my bday (in less than a month) that I'll snag the 325i's. They seem to be just what I'm looking for. They would be paired with my e10 and LD1+ with the tubes/opamps listed below. I listen to a ton of really fast and aggressive music and I think that it would pair perfectly with 325i's. Also, they are right around my preferred price range. Wanted to scoop this can, and maybe a few records for the birthday smily_headphones1.gif. Thanks guys! 

feel free to check out my other thread on magnums/grados and the comparison between the both 

You sir, want the 325's. I've had those in the MS2 and based on what you described the 325 maybe a match made in heaven. While you're at it you may want to buy some G Cush pads to try out as many of us prefer those on our 325's
post #12433 of 24403
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post


You sir, want the 325's. I've had those in the MS2 and based on what you described the 325 maybe a match made in heaven. While you're at it you may want to buy some G Cush pads to try out as many of us prefer those on our 325's

Awesome. yeah, the more I read about it the more convinced I am that the 325i's are the perfect answer to balancing out my magnum lol. 

 

And I have bowls right now but I'll definitely look into it!!

post #12434 of 24403
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

what's everyone's favorite GRado? Can anyone here give testament to the MS-2 compared to the 325i? I want something that really shines and stands out, is aggressive and has a very forward midrange and mids.

 

Favorite, my Ms-Pros, but i've never had to the chance to hear a GS or PS.   Also never heard the MS2 but i do own the MS1 and Pro and on that basis i can say they are not what you are looking for, the 325 would better suit your tastes IMO.

post #12435 of 24403
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Favorite, my Ms-Pros, but i've never had to the chance to hear a GS or PS.   Also never heard the MS2 but i do own the MS1 and Pro and on that basis i can say they are not what you are looking for, the 325 would better suit your tastes IMO.

thanks! awesome. have you happened to have heard any Magnums? 

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