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Not at all.  But if you don't like the signature, give the GS1000's a try...

 

I'll see if there's anywhere near me to try 'em out, sure. The PS500/1000 were damn good, but not QUITE right. 

post #13232 of 18000
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I'll see if there's anywhere near me to try 'em out, sure. The PS500/1000 were damn good, but not QUITE right. 

I'm thinking it's high time I sell my Q701s and get the PS500...
post #13233 of 18000
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I'll see if there's anywhere near me to try 'em out, sure. The PS500/1000 were damn good, but not QUITE right.

If all you've tried are 500/1000, then you should think about 225/325/RS2 or RS1's!

post #13234 of 18000
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If all you've tried are 500/1000, then you should think about 225/325/RS2 or RS1's!

 

I tried the RS1's and was NOT a fan. Just treble cannons, no low end to speak of (to ME). The PS line was definitely a lot better, although it felt like there was a sharp bass dropoff under ~80Hz. 

 

Admittedly I'm coming from M100's so we're talking mid-recessed into mid-prominent, so that's a real shock to the ears. Curious to try the GS1000i though, reviews sound promising. 

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I tried the RS1's and was NOT a fan. Just treble cannons, no low end to speak of (to ME). The PS line was definitely a lot better, although it felt like there was a sharp bass dropoff under ~80Hz. 

 

Admittedly I'm coming from M100's so we're talking mid-recessed into mid-prominent, so that's a real shock to the ears. Curious to try the GS1000i though, reviews sound promising. 

If you like your miss recessed, then you'll probably love the GS1Ki's!

post #13236 of 18000
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I tried the RS1's and was NOT a fan. Just treble cannons, no low end to speak of (to ME). The PS line was definitely a lot better, although it felt like there was a sharp bass dropoff under ~80Hz. 

 

Admittedly I'm coming from M100's so we're talking mid-recessed into mid-prominent, so that's a real shock to the ears. Curious to try the GS1000i though, reviews sound promising. 


If you thought the RS1's were treble canons....I hate to say it....but Grado's more than likely are not going to be for you.

 

Maybe...the PS500......maybe

post #13237 of 18000
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If you thought the RS1's were treble canons....I hate to say it....but Grado's more than likely are not going to be for you.

 

Maybe...the PS500......maybe

 

The PS500 was significantly more even to my ears. Just with a huge dropoff in the low bass. 

 

And honestly part of me wants to get to "understand" Grado because I just love how they're made and the craftsmanship. Even if they're not my go-to headphones I'd really like to have some and love them for what they are.

post #13238 of 18000
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

I tried the RS1's and was NOT a fan. Just treble cannons, no low end to speak of (to ME). The PS line was definitely a lot better, although it felt like there was a sharp bass dropoff under ~80Hz. 

Admittedly I'm coming from M100's so we're talking mid-recessed into mid-prominent, so that's a real shock to the ears. Curious to try the GS1000i though, reviews sound promising. 

The RS1 has very relaxed treble, relatively speaking. To me it is on the warmer side of Grados with more bass than many. Although I do suppose the PS 500 would be the darkest...
post #13239 of 18000
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

The PS500 was significantly more even to my ears. Just with a huge dropoff in the low bass. 

 

And honestly part of me wants to get to "understand" Grado because I just love how they're made and the craftsmanship. Even if they're not my go-to headphones I'd really like to have some and love them for what they are.

 

The thing is, and I think not too many people will disagree with me, that Grados are essentially a "rock n roll" headphone. They certainly also do well with jazz, but from what I gathered you listen mostly to EDM / electronic music and like a strong, overpowering, emphasized bass, the Grados probably won't ever do it for you.

 

Now if you like to headbang away to classic rock or you make frequent use of your air guitar to jam along Jimi Hendrix, grab a pair and enjoy!

post #13240 of 18000

Actually I'm LARGELY a metal/rock guy, but I like to be able to feel that bass drum hit me in the chest. I do listen to a lot of rap and some EDM as well (although my electronic is usually blended with other genres like 65daysofstatic). That's one reason I'm interested in these. They really do bring them guitars and vocals out. 

 

Plus, WOW they're pretty.

post #13241 of 18000
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

Actually I'm LARGELY a metal/rock guy, but I like to be able to feel that bass drum hit me in the chest. I do listen to a lot of rap and some EDM as well (although my electronic is usually blended with other genres like 65daysofstatic). That's one reason I'm interested in these. They really do bring them guitars and vocals out. 

Plus, WOW they're pretty.

Have you considered DT990s?

Also, yes. They are gorgeous.
post #13242 of 18000
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post

Actually I'm LARGELY a metal/rock guy, but I like to be able to feel that bass drum hit me in the chest. I do listen to a lot of rap and some EDM as well (although my electronic is usually blended with other genres like 65daysofstatic). That's one reason I'm interested in these. They really do bring them guitars and vocals out. 

Plus, WOW they're pretty.

Most rock and metal doesn't have a lot of sub 60Hz frequencies so I don't find Grados lacking bass compared to my D2000 when listening to rock/metal. Now when listening to hip hop I notice the reduced bass of the Grados a lot more since hip hop utilizes those lower frequencies a lot more.
post #13243 of 18000
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Most rock and metal doesn't have a lot of sub 60Hz frequencies so I don't find Grados lacking bass compared to my D2000 when listening to rock/metal. Now when listening to hip hop I notice the reduced bass of the Grados a lot more since hip hop utilizes those lower frequencies a lot more.

 

That's a very good point. I should go do some auditioning again this weekend...

post #13244 of 18000
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


Most rock and metal doesn't have a lot of sub 60Hz frequencies so I don't find Grados lacking bass compared to my D2000 when listening to rock/metal. Now when listening to hip hop I notice the reduced bass of the Grados a lot more since hip hop utilizes those lower frequencies a lot more.

 

exactly why i feel grados + a good bassy set (i like planars) makes for the ultimate-don't-need-anything-else combo for all different types of music

 

grados are bass light but surprisingly punchy and the kicks are very solid, perfect rock/metal cans IMO

post #13245 of 18000
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

exactly why i feel grados + a good bassy set (i like planars) makes for the ultimate-don't-need-anything-else combo for all different types of music

grados are bass light but surprisingly punchy and the kicks are very solid, perfect rock/metal cans IMO

Bass punch comes from the mid bass which Grados accentuate. This also helps compensate for the rolled off lower freqs.
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