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post #12511 of 24403
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I woodied my sr80 and did not hear a huge difference. Maybe and I mean maybe a little bassier.

what wood did you use 

post #12512 of 24403
I don't really remember.
post #12513 of 24403
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Well the journey towards the RS1i starts tonight. I just put my 225i up for sale. Once they sell I am going to order the RS1i and then depending on how much I like them the 325is may follow or I might keep them. Stay tuned.

Congratulations on your journey to the RS's!

Correct me if I am wrong…but do you mean depending on how much you like the RS's, the 325's are going follow the 225's, as in being sold, or you may keep the 325's also?

Or are you going to buy 325's depending on how much you like the RS's?

From the way I read it, my first question is what you meant… right? 

 

I am refering to this post by JoeDoe;

 Why wouldn't you go for the 325s first? If you get the RS1s, trying the 325s afterwards may seem like a step back rather then an improvement...

post #12514 of 24403
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Congratulations on your journey to the RS's!

Correct me if I am wrong…but do you mean depending on how much you like the RS's, the 325's are going follow the 225's, as in being sold, or you may keep the 325's also?

Or are you going to buy 325's depending on how much you like the RS's?

From the way I read it, my first question is what you meant… right? 

 

I am refering to this post by JoeDoe;

 Why wouldn't you go for the 325s first? If you get the RS1s, trying the 325s afterwards may seem like a step back rather then an improvement...


Yeah the first question is what I meant. The main thing is the bass, if the Rs1i can do bass as well as or better than the 325is phones then I will sell them too. From what I have heard I think that is going to be true.

post #12515 of 24403
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

Well the journey towards the RS1i starts tonight. I just put my 225i up for sale. Once they sell I am going to order the RS1i and then depending on how much I like them the 325is may follow or I might keep them. Stay tuned.

Congratulations on your RS journey! Last week I bought a pair of RS2i and a pair of RS1i and I do not think you will be disappointed. They are both fantastic cans and quite different from each other. The RS2is have a smaller soundstage but are more aggressive in the mids and highs. The RS1i is an amazing all-arounder with a fuller sound and larger stage. What amp will you be using?
post #12516 of 24403
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 


Yeah the first question is what I meant. The main thing is the bass, if the Rs1i can do bass as well as or better than the 325is phones then I will sell them too. From what I have heard I think that is going to be true.

I thought so. I just got done listening to my RS's, and let me tell you IMO they are just spectacular headphones. I'm so glad that I returned the GS's (nothing bad, they just were't for me), because IME, Ive never heard music this enjoyable/lively/realistic, they are pure pleasure to my ears.

As far as the bass between the 325' and the RS's go, the overall bass of the 325's may be more present all around, but the bass on the RS's are faster tighter and more controlled and have more of a solid punch, (once again, nothing wrong with the bass on the 325's, just different). You will love the RS's. I think these are the perfect headphone for my taste, and of course rolling tubes in the WA6 helps me find exactly what I'm looking to hear out of them. I believe they are the end game for me, as I really have no other interest in hearing anything else, because I love the Grado sound signature, and II feel they nailed it with the RS's for me. Whatever it may be I couldn't want more than what I am hearing to be quite honest with myself/you. There is nothing I don't like about them... these are definitely for me. Enjoy them when you get them!!!

post #12517 of 24403
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 


Yeah the first question is what I meant. The main thing is the bass, if the Rs1i can do bass as well as or better than the 325is phones then I will sell them too. From what I have heard I think that is going to be true.


I believe you are going to be very happy with the RS1i.

 

What will you be amping them with.

post #12518 of 24403
My 325is haven't arrived yet and I'm already tempted to get the RS1i.. Must stop visiting this forum for a while =)
post #12519 of 24403

Sorry for the noobish question, but my first Head-Fi quality phones were SR-80i years ago and liked the sound very much, but in the process of "upgrading" I sold it and have regretted it ever since.  I've also had an HF-1 which I failed to appreciate the sonic difference, and sold it as well as I thought the funds can be better applied elsewhere in Grado's line up.

 

I'm thinking about getting back onto the Grado wagon again and could use some help.

 

1.  Is the Grado sound signature considered "V-shaped"?  This is a relatively new term to me.  I've always just thought of Grado as "fun" or "forward".

2.  One thing I hated about both the SR-80i and HF-1 was the cable. It was cheap and twisted and never lay down flat as it should.  So I'm thinking either having to mod it myself, or are there models that have better cable?  A cloth woven cable would be great, but my budget is limited.

 

Thanks. 

post #12520 of 24403
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Originally Posted by wlai View Post
 

Sorry for the noobish question, but my first Head-Fi quality phones were SR-80i years ago and liked the sound very much, but in the process of "upgrading" I sold it and have regretted it ever since.  I've also had an HF-1 which I failed to appreciate the sonic difference, and sold it as well as I thought the funds can be better applied elsewhere in Grado's line up.

 

I'm thinking about getting back onto the Grado wagon again and could use some help.

 

1.  Is the Grado sound signature considered "V-shaped"?  This is a relatively new term to me.  I've always just thought of Grado as "fun" or "forward".

2.  One thing I hated about both the SR-80i and HF-1 was the cable. It was cheap and twisted and never lay down flat as it should.  So I'm thinking either having to mod it myself, or are there models that have better cable?  A cloth woven cable would be great, but my budget is limited.

 

Thanks. 

i  don't really consider it v-shaped, it's lower in the bass but the midbass/mids/treble are the real strengths of the grado sound.  kind of "forward" or aggressive"....my ATHM50 are a stereotype v-shaped and nothing like the grados at all 

 

i also don't like the cables much, at some point i'll mod them to be single sides and/or a nice cloth covered cable.  i'll start with my 80's for practice and then try my RS1 :)

post #12521 of 24403
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

My 325is haven't arrived yet and I'm already tempted to get the RS1i.. Must stop visiting this forum for a while =)


 The 325i s is a great headphone.....the next natural step up , IMO, would be the RS1i

post #12522 of 24403
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

My 325is haven't arrived yet and I'm already tempted to get the RS1i.. Must stop visiting this forum for a while =)

Don't sweat the RS's, your 325's are excellent headphones, enjoy them when you get them. I've had the 80i's and the 325is's for just about 2 years already, and just recently purchased the RS's. I own all 3, and plan to keep all of them, they are all great headphones, each with their own unique sound IMO.

 

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Originally Posted by wlai View Post
 

Sorry for the noobish question, but my first Head-Fi quality phones were SR-80i years ago and liked the sound very much, but in the process of "upgrading" I sold it and have regretted it ever since.  I've also had an HF-1 which I failed to appreciate the sonic difference, and sold it as well as I thought the funds can be better applied elsewhere in Grado's line up.

 

I'm thinking about getting back onto the Grado wagon again and could use some help.

 

1.  Is the Grado sound signature considered "V-shaped"?  This is a relatively new term to me.  I've always just thought of Grado as "fun" or "forward".

2.  One thing I hated about both the SR-80i and HF-1 was the cable. It was cheap and twisted and never lay down flat as it should.  So I'm thinking either having to mod it myself, or are there models that have better cable?  A cloth woven cable would be great, but my budget is limited.

 

Thanks. 

Grados are fun and forward in the mid-range!

As far as the cables go, I usually let my new Grados hang upside down from the terminated end on a hanger, and use a blow drier too heat the cable and shape it, and I never let the cups rotate after that, and I have no issues with them. Or like you said you can have them re-cabled. 

What is your budget?

post #12523 of 24403
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Originally Posted by wlai View Post

Sorry for the noobish question, but my first Head-Fi quality phones were SR-80i years ago and liked the sound very much, but in the process of "upgrading" I sold it and have regretted it ever since.  I've also had an HF-1 which I failed to appreciate the sonic difference, and sold it as well as I thought the funds can be better applied elsewhere in Grado's line up.

I'm thinking about getting back onto the Grado wagon again and could use some help.

1.  Is the Grado sound signature considered "V-shaped"?  This is a relatively new term to me.  I've always just thought of Grado as "fun" or "forward".
2.  One thing I hated about both the SR-80i and HF-1 was the cable. It was cheap and twisted and never lay down flat as it should.  So I'm thinking either having to mod it myself, or are there models that have better cable?  A cloth woven cable would be great, but my budget is limited.

Thanks. 

I think that one needs to lock the gimbles right after taking them out of the box. Otherwise you always end up with some ugly cable twist.

Really regret not having done that now.
post #12524 of 24403
For all you cable twisters, if you just take the cups from the gimbals and let thm hang they will naturally untwist themselves.
post #12525 of 24403
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

For all you cable twisters, if you just take the cups from the gimbals and let thm hang they will naturally untwist themselves.

+1

And then if you lay them flat on the cushions (tuning the cups outward) 1/4 turn each time you take them off your head, and pick them up turning the cups (inward) 1/4 turn to go back on your head, they will never twist.

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