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post #14776 of 17144

I think the PS500 evolved from the HF1 & HF2

 

I have not heard any of them, but I can tell you the PS500 does like the G cushion, very much.....more so than most Grado cans that do not already use them.

 

By the way....welcome back......keep a tight watch on that wallet.   :smile:

post #14777 of 17144
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Then let us know your impressions smily_headphones1.gif

 

I certainly will, just hope I can get out sooner rather than later! 

post #14778 of 17144
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Originally Posted by MrFaust View Post
 

Has there been a thread that compares the HF-2 against the PS500? They seem to be around the same ballpark price wise. And I'm having a hard time deciding which one to get. DON'T SAY BOTH! :P

 

I stepped away from the headphone scene for about 6 years and have decided to come back on a "limited" bases... yeah right. And since I've always had love for Grado, I'm trying to figure out which to invest in. I had #23 of the HF-1's and apparently sold them to someone that turned out to be not such a desirable character around these parts shortly after the sell. So the chances of getting that pair back are slim to none :(

I previously owned 2 pair of SR60's (one stock and and one super modified by Church Audio - the thread is still here but the pics are long gone), I also had a pair of SR225 and the original RS2 (Thanks Dad!). But I ended up having to sell off all of my gear when my kid was born to help cover the loss of my wife's income since she stayed home with our daughter the first 2 years. 

 

I went a little nuts on ebay the last 2 weeks and bought a set of SR80's as well as so UE900S iems (which I'm already selling the UE900s). And then I bought a pair of SR225's to tied me over until I get either the HF-2 or the PS500. I'll be keeping the latter pair at the office and use the SR80's for portable. Oh and I got a FiiO E18 to pair with my Samsung Note 3. I'm sure it will really help the SR80's and SR225's. But I am also looking at getting a Bravo Audio Ocean for use at the office as well.

 

The only other set of headphones I am contemplating are the Beyerdynamic T1's, but that is for a different thread. So if anyone can give me some pointers on the HF-2 vs PS500, I would greatly appreciate it.  Especially if you have either of the amps I have mentioned here. I'm also curious if either of those would benefit from a set of G Bowls from the PS1000/GS1000?


i previously owned the the ps500, and i had a chance last weekend to try the hf2, though there was direct comparison , from memory , i can say they sound very similar

post #14779 of 17144
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Originally Posted by orangecr View Post

Maybe there should be another thread: Gradoholics support group lol


my name is jay, and i'm a gradoholic

post #14780 of 17144
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

That does it... I need a ps1000...


it might be beneficial to wait just a bit !! ;)

post #14781 of 17144
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post
 

 

 

LOL!!!

 

The PS500 has had my interest for a long while from what I have read in their presentation...But I have resisted....And I must keep resisting.....:beerchug:


resistance is futile !!

post #14782 of 17144
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Originally Posted by MrFaust View Post
 

Has there been a thread that compares the HF-2 against the PS500? They seem to be around the same ballpark price wise. And I'm having a hard time deciding which one to get. DON'T SAY BOTH! :P

 

 

 

The HF-2 was somewhat of a departure from the Grado house sound, by going even warmer, little less on the highs. It was a thicker overall sound, think Sennheir HD650, LCD-2 etc. I mean only in signature not in overall presentaiton.

 

PS500 is based on PS1000 with smaller aluminum chambers and it was tuned for neutrality as opposed to the fun/warm spectrum as the RS series.

 

PS500 if you analyze music and you're strict about your balance, HF2 if you don't care and you just want to enjoy your music regardless of what is deemed "proper. 

 

I'm gonna throw another curve ball, RS2i.. which is what I still have to this day. They never get old.

post #14783 of 17144

PS500 is not even close to neutral,

post #14784 of 17144
When I left I had a pair of RS2's. They were by far my favorite headphones at the time. And while I like analytical headphones nowadays I prefer fun sounding headphones.
post #14785 of 17144
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post
 

PS500 is not even close to neutral,

Our definition of 'neutral' tends to be a little different...

post #14786 of 17144
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Originally Posted by MrFaust View Post

When I left I had a pair of RS2's. They were by far my favorite headphones at the time. And while I like analytical headphones nowadays I prefer fun sounding headphones.

Perhaps this would be of interest:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/708714/dallas-tx-sunday-june-1st-2014-the-fickle-force-of-june-meetup

post #14787 of 17144
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Perhaps this would be of interest: http://www.head-fi.org/t/708714/dallas-tx-sunday-june-1st-2014-the-fickle-force-of-june-meetup

 

Thanks for the heads up. I use to go to the meets that Alex ([AK]Zip) use to put on in Plano. He might still. I just haven't seen anything from him on here in the last couple of weeks that I've been browsing. In other news, my SR80's arrived this morning. Picked them up for $70 shipped. They even came with Bowls and a set of Senn 414 pads.
Edited by MrFaust - 5/16/14 at 9:17am
post #14788 of 17144
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Originally Posted by MrFaust View Post

When I left I had a pair of RS2's. They were by far my favorite headphones at the time. And while I like analytical headphones nowadays I prefer fun sounding headphones.


I have some RS2i's and they are absolutely my favorite Grado, I gave my other pair to my son (SR325i). They took forever to break-in but wow once they did, by far the best Grado phone I have ever heard.

post #14789 of 17144

WAKE UP, "GRADOHOLICS"

 

Time to head bob & toe tap

 

 

 


Edited by whirlwind - 5/17/14 at 3:38am
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

WAKE UP, "GRADOHOLICS"

 

Time to head bob & toe tap

 

Grados on & ready to go....

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