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Actually, I agree that they are a fine sounding headphone.  At that price point, I really had a hard time accepting the build quality and the sound, especially compared to tape-modded 225i's.  I expect a lot more for that kind of money. And guys, I really hesitate to spell out exactly how I reacted to the RS1i's, because I get that they are a beloved headphone, and I don't mean to offend anyone.

 

At any rate, it's not so much what I hear as what I value.


and we all have different values, and some folks will get upset when their values aren't validated ! lol

we all may think we are "impartial" but we aren't really, we all have our likes and dislikes that we base our opinions on

remember the SNL skit where mike myers was the owner of "all things scottish" ??

he'd yell " if its not scottish, it CRAP !!!!"

ones mans crap is another's holy grail ! lol

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IMHO.....the law of diminishing returns start to kick in after the $300 mark....After  spending more than that....it is worth it to some and not worth it to some.....you pay lots more for just a little better  :p

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IMHO.....the law of diminishing returns start to kick in after the $300 mark....After  spending more than that....it is worth it to some and not worth it to some.....you pay lots more for just a little better  :p

 

On a similar note, I do not consider the SR325is to be worth its money per se.

It is a valid (or necessary upgrade from lower models in the SR series), toward the RS series - a middle ground if you will.

 

Although I wouldn't say that I would have skipped the SR325is (more aggressive sound), I would have rather considered the RS1i.

 

Listing to the SR325is and directly comparing it to the SR80i (or even the SR225i), I need to honestly admit that I sometimes doubt that the 325is was a worthy investment. - not saying that the SR325is is bad.

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To each his own, for me the RS-1i is the inferior one and the SR325i a much more enjoyable headphone, which is blasphemy to the majority.

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I purchased my first Grado hp's end of last week. I got a pair of g-cushions just as a change of pace and for a different sound. They're very retro looking and super light. Oh and they sound great too, especially on live recordings.
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I purchased my first Grado hp's end of last week. I got a pair of g-cushions just as a change of pace and for a different sound. They're very retro looking and super light. Oh and they sound great too, especially on live recordings.


sweet ! congats

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I purchased my first Grado hp's end of last week. I got a pair of g-cushions just as a change of pace and for a different sound. They're very retro looking and super light. Oh and they sound great too, especially on live recordings.

 

Now we're talking. Have fun.

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For the Bonamassa fan club that keeps invading this thread :tongue_smile:  have ya'll gotten into either of his collabs with Beth Hart?

 

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It's great to see some divergent opinions about various Grado's.  No one can rightly accuse us of being 'fanboys' who just love Grado's unconditionally!

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Yes, and it's been that way for as long as I've been on Head-fi (circa 2004). Back then it was a heated debate between the 225 vs the 325 lovers :biggrin:

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As long as we are going on about the 325is. I was listening to a blues song the other day and I heard something off to the right but I couldn't tell if it was wood blocks or some other kind of percussion instrument (on my HD650). So I grab the SR325 and listen and then it's 'Oh yeah it IS wood blocks" The ability these phones have to let you listen deep in the mix is amazing. Any time I get new equipment the first thing I use are the 325's to see what I got and if it is any good or not.

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I think Grado's are some of the most detailed hp's in the business. Nothing is missed from the mids up. Only when listening to large complex orchestral pieces does my HD800 beat them in this area - but a large soundstage helps here of course.

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Or.....break her neck  :wink_face: 

haha lets hope not

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We must never diverge from our Grado loyalty.  Death to infidels.:veryevil:

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sweet ! congats
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Now we're talking. Have fun.
Thanks you guys. These things are awesome. Right now I'm just running thru my catalogue while powering the RS1i's with everything from my iPhone to my bands mixing board. So far no matter what the music or power source these phones sound great. I'll definitely be joining the Joe Bonamassa fan club too. I got a suggestion from MacedonianHero that I pair the RS1i's with the Mad Ear + HD amp and the Schiit Bifrost DAC. I'll just say that getting new hp's is going to allow me the opportunity to check out everything.
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