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post #13246 of 18524
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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.

If this is the case then why don't you just get a pair 80i's, you will get the classic Grado sound signature from these headphone, and you will definitely get too understand Grado with these…in a big way, and save yourself a lot of money.

post #13247 of 18524
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

If this is the case then why don't you just get a pair 80i's, you will get the classic Grado sound signature from these headphone, and you will definitely get too understand Grado with these…in a big way, and save yourself a lot of money.

 

Man if I'm goin' Grado I want something with that amazing hand-made look! Dem wooden cups! Even if they just sit on a shelf, they're MARVELS.

post #13248 of 18524

The SR80 probably won't have the kind of bass he is after, but most Grado's don't have deep sub bass or lower bass in high amounts. The PS500 and Bushmills were the darkest 2 Grado's overall I believe.

post #13249 of 18524
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

 

Man if I'm goin' Grado I want something with that amazing hand-made look! Dem wooden cups! Even if they just sit on a shelf, they're MARVELS.

Oh, I know you thought they are amazing looking, but I didn't realize you wanted the wooden cups…in that case why not go with entry wooden model the RS2i's, ($495.00U.S.) to keep the cost down for yourself while you get acquainted with them, and especially if they aren't going to be your go too headphone... their nice looking! 

post #13250 of 18524
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Originally Posted by UNIFi View Post
 

The SR80 probably won't have the kind of bass he is after, but most Grado's don't have deep sub bass or lower bass in high amounts. The PS500 and Bushmills were the darkest 2 Grado's overall I believe.

Didn't realize he was looking for wooden cups, I thought he just wanted too understand the sound signature of the Grados, and familiarize himself with them for awhile, regardless of the bass quantity.

post #13251 of 18524
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Didn't realize he was looking for wooden cups, I thought he just wanted too understand the sound signature of the Grados, and familiarize himself with them for awhile, regardless of the bass quantity.

 

TBH I just want one of their pieces of art. The GS1000i is winning the race. That'll be on my list for later this year. I've spent too dang much in the last month and a half.

post #13252 of 18524

This isn't the Grado fan club is it...I mean come on now, don't be foolin

post #13253 of 18524
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Originally Posted by Vikingatheart View Post

I searched and couldn't find a fan club for Grados in general. I have only listened to the SR80is and LOVE them. I love how these cans really bring rock to life. I hope to someday try some more high end Grados. I want to see how the Grado "house sound" changes throughout the line up. 
Great bang for your buck. The sound is very "live" in approach.
post #13254 of 18524

The PS500s really aren't dark. Comparatively, sure. But the more I listen to them, they're so focused on the sparkle in the air on the highs. That said, I plugged them into my new WA6 today, and things changed. Bass extension improved significantly, as did general punchiness. Honestly I feel like the bass is pretty accurate. It's not huge bass, it's not lacking. It's about what it should be until you get to the rolloff, and even that isn't a big deal.

 

Anyways the GS1000is are phenomenal I'm sure. Honestly though, if one is set upon not liking something, then I don't see the point in getting it... Headphones are like anything else. It takes time to adjust to something different. Listening to 3 songs in 5 minutes isn't a real audition. In violin world, we audition violins back to back for weeks to adjust and understand how it's going to work out long term. I was meh about my current violin, but with time (years) I've come to appreciate how unbelievably good it really is. If someone told you that natty light was water and made you drink it for 5 years, you'd eventually like it, and the sooner the better. It's all about putting yourself into a mindset to hear something different. Change is difficult for us all.

post #13255 of 18524

How are you liking the WA6 right out of the box so far?

post #13256 of 18524

I've absolutely fallen in love with my 325i's. I may go back to my magnums soon though. Just because I haven't given a listen since I got my 325i's, which was a little under a month ago. These things are just SO IN YOUR FACE. Right now I'm sitting on my couch, just listening to them through my e10. Downloaded a good bit of Flac recently and am picking through some Doors/Dead Meadow. Beyond satisfying. Nothing presents a listener with a better tone then a nice pair of Grados. 

post #13257 of 18524
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

I've absolutely fallen in love with my 325i's. I may go back to my magnums soon though. Just because I haven't given a listen since I got my 325i's, which was a little under a month ago. These things are just SO IN YOUR FACE. Right now I'm sitting on my couch, just listening to them through my e10. Downloaded a good bit of Flac recently and am picking through some Doors/Dead Meadow. Beyond satisfying. Nothing presents a listener with a better tone then a nice pair of Grados. 

+1

post #13258 of 18524

Got THAT right, buddies!

And I got a NEW high goin' on!

 

so, I picked up that little auction that a couple of the guys mentioned several days ago...the one with the Little Dot1 and the GRADO RS1 B, with the mahogany rim mods.....

 

SCHWEEEEEEEE-EEEET!!!!

 

the Dot is in perfect shape The Mullards that came with are VERY nice.

 

and then.

There are the CANS.

 

These are Bliss.

They are the real-deal RS1 with the wooden button.

A set of mahogany "rims" have been mounted on the cups- they slide snugly to flush with the rim....or can be extended, even slid off.

When they are extended, they make the exterior "sound well" about 1/2 inch deeper....which deepens the timbre JUST A SCOCHE to the warmer and slightly more,(but in a very nice way), bass-y.

And these RS1s are EVERYTHING that the reputation says about them.

 

These have been run in just right. Without a million miles on them.

NO Grattle, either!

I've been grooving the Guarneri Quartet, some Von Karajan with the Berliner Phil., a little Bela Fleck and Yo Yo Ma together.

FLAWLESS.

 

Now I know why I've been seeking the "original" RS1 for so long.

Once I've had a real chance to listen to that Little Dot.... that guy is going to get the BEST FEEDBACK EVER!

 

:D:D:D:D

post #13259 of 18524
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Originally Posted by DogMeat View Post
 

Got THAT right, buddies!

And I got a NEW high goin' on!

 

so, I picked up that little auction that a couple of the guys mentioned several days ago...the one with the Little Dot1 and the GRADO RS1 B, with the mahogany rim mods.....

 

SCHWEEEEEEEE-EEEET!!!!

 

the Dot is in perfect shape The Mullards that came with are VERY nice.

 

and then.

There are the CANS.

 

These are Bliss.

They are the real-deal RS1 with the wooden button.

A set of mahogany "rims" have been mounted on the cups- they slide snugly to flush with the rim....or can be extended, even slid off.

When they are extended, they make the exterior "sound well" about 1/2 inch deeper....which deepens the timbre JUST A SCOCHE to the warmer and slightly more,(but in a very nice way), bass-y.

And these RS1s are EVERYTHING that the reputation says about them.

 

These have been run in just right. Without a million miles on them.

NO Grattle, either!

I've been grooving the Guarneri Quartet, some Von Karajan with the Berliner Phil., a little Bela Fleck and Yo Yo Ma together.

FLAWLESS.

 

Now I know why I've been seeking the "original" RS1 for so long.

Once I've had a real chance to listen to that Little Dot.... that guy is going to get the BEST FEEDBACK EVER!

 

:D:D:D:D

Congratulations! Please show some pic's of the "rims" you are talking about, I've never seen/heard about them. Thanks!

post #13260 of 18524

p.s. I'll post a few pics of my Treasure tomorrow.

I have these 'phones on the Woo WA6 with the Miniwatt GZ34 and a set of RCA 6CY7s,(very nice, slightly sweet without syrup), and I MUST go back to them!

 

*contented sigh*

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