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post #13561 of 18606
Am in vacation in Orlando right now and picked up a pair of RS1is from Earphone Solutions. Have left them burning in in the hotel room safe for 13 hours before my first listen and am pleased with my purchase. Nearly fell asleep listening to these things. Good sign.
post #13562 of 18606
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Originally Posted by ricksome View Post
 

Can you link to that please?

 

 

You use the lightning to USB cord. It sends out a digital signal.

post #13563 of 18606
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I was wondering, and maybe some of you could enlighten me. The PS1000 is Grado's most expensive (by a wide margin) headphone and therefore one would think their best phone. But I can't remember the last time anybody posted anything about it here. Is it just too expensive, no body buys em or is it just not that good? I saw a review of a dac a while back and the person tried using the PS1000 to evaluate it and said it was so colored he couldn't do it. Is it really that bad?

 

I really enjoy my PS1000, they are my most listened to headphone.  My only complaint with them was that for the first 100 hours or so the bass was really muddy, but they are very tight now.  Worth the money?, thats up to ones own opinion, but for me, they were.  I've been told that they work best for jazz and nothing else, but I dont think thats true, or not entirely.  Seem to play most genre's very well, the only genre that doesnt seem to be quite as good (and I suspect that this is more due to poor recordings than any particular headphone flaw) is metal.  

 

They dont seem to have remarkable separation and distance, but I like to be up close and personal.  The bass does not extend smoothly all the way down, but it does have even the low bass in sufficient amounts that you can feel them but where they dont overpower the mids.  The mids are a little more laid back than standard Grado headphones, but not as much as some people say, and they are still beautifully accented by a slight mid bass hump that makes them jump out a bit with good authority.  The highs are also not as harsh as most people seem to say, seem to be very accurate on accenting certain instruments and bringing them up to the level of the mids.  

 

All in all, I'm not left wanting.  

 

I've listened to headphones with huge soundstages, and while it is nice to be able to pinpoint the exact position of each instrument, I've always felt that the manipulation of the drivers in headphones to acquire a wide and accurate soundstage always ends up sacrificing something.  So I usually leave soundstaging to speakers.

 

And I've just realized that I just typed this long thing without any real thought as I have not had any sleep in about 28 hours.  Probably not making any sense and should probably stop typing.  Think I'm gonna get some sleep and encourage everyone to just ignore my sleep deprived induced ramblings

post #13564 of 18606

flailure dude.

go to sleep.

now.*

 

when you wake up, go out an buy an amp for your lovely headphones.

 

then let us know how much you love them more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*doctor's orders. really.

post #13565 of 18606
Dug out my old SR-60 (non-i). Haven't listened to these in over 2 years. Holy crap, these are good! Forgotten the sound of what sucked me into these headphones to begin with.

Can't believe these were only $69 at the time.
post #13566 of 18606

Anybody have a link to that place that makes the add-on headband pads for Grado's. I thought I had it here somewhere but can't find it.

post #13567 of 18606
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Originally Posted by DogMeat View Post
 

just gonna chip in a quick comment on the DARK side of the Senn HD thing-

I listened to the HD line from 800 down.

When I hit the 600, it all fell into place for me.

I think the 600 is that sweet spot, re' bass, with super clarity in the mids and highs.

I listen tio MUCHO classical and love live acoustic music.... and the HD 600 presents them all VERY VERY well.

You can hear, without harshness, the vocalists breathe.

 

I think, if one is looking for a very nice choice in adding the HD ss to the stable, the 600 is worthy of a listen.

 

I'm listening to my RS1's right now, got some Brahms on, WA6 as my amp.... this is heaven, when the right cup of coffee is involved.:wink:


I have both the 600 and 650 and I listen to the 600's a lot more. From the upper-mids on up the 600's are a lot better.

post #13568 of 18606
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Originally Posted by hsubox View Post

Dug out my old SR-60 (non-i). Haven't listened to these in over 2 years. Holy crap, these are good! Forgotten the sound of what sucked me into these headphones to begin with.

Can't believe these were only $69 at the time.
Werd. These are still my favorite price:performance headphones. So much sound for so little dough.
post #13569 of 18606
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

Anybody have a link to that place that makes the add-on headband pads for Grado's. I thought I had it here somewhere but can't find it.


http://turbulentlabs.com/
post #13570 of 18606
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http://turbulentlabs.com/


Thank you, that is exactly what I want/need. Come payday I am gonna get a headband for my 325's. They are just a bit heavy for the amount of padding the stock headband has, plus I watched the video they have on install and it is a LOT easier than I thought it might be. The end result is a much classier and expensive looking headphone, more like it should have been in the first place.

post #13571 of 18606
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Originally Posted by hsubox View Post

Dug out my old SR-60 (non-i). Haven't listened to these in over 2 years. Holy crap, these are good! Forgotten the sound of what sucked me into these headphones to begin with.

Can't believe these were only $69 at the time.

 

Absolutely.

 

For the price of the SR60.....everybody should own a pair.

 

I have given out a couple of pairs of these as gifts to friends and relatives that are classic rock and blues listeners, and they still use them, with no intention of upgrading.

post #13572 of 18606
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

Absolutely.

 

For the price of the SR60.....everybody should own a pair.

 

I have given out a couple of pairs of these as gifts to friends and relatives that are classic rock and blues listeners, and they still use them, with no intention of upgrading.


Yep, rock and blues..that's what I use my 225i for. Nothing better for anywhere near the money.

post #13573 of 18606
Quick pic taken with iphone.
post #13574 of 18606

Jelly.:gs1000smile:

post #13575 of 18606
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Anybody have a link to that place that makes the add-on headband pads for Grado's. I thought I had it here somewhere but can't find it.

I just put on my ball hat, backwards.

Eases the skull, just a tad, and improves the sense of stage dramatically.

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