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Originally Posted by bpcans View Post

Just received my Turbelent Labs replacement headband for my Grado RS1i "classics". Loong Jin Yoong was super helpful, even after my initial order got lost somewhere between Singapore and Minnesota. The install was really easy. Now my "classics " are more comfortable and more stable on my noggin.


Very nice job installing the new headband... It looks great! I prefer the colour of that one with the wood. Looks comfy too... smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by gregorya - 6/10/14 at 7:38pm
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Certainly looks a LOT better than the stock headband! That is one area I think Grado could really improve on and it wouldn't cost an arm and a leg either.

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I had to dig my RS2i out and put them on this afternoon...:L3000:

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You guys think there is going to be a glut of used Grado's hitting the market in the not too distant future?

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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

You guys think there is going to be a glut of used Grado's hitting the market in the not too distant future?

Of course, everybody is going to want the new models.

You can hold me too this…I'll stick with what I've got.

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from the Grado Labs Facebook

 

Grado Labs We know that sometimes when you get something, the next day (sometimes literally) a new version comes out. Now, we haven’t had a new line up in years - but we still know that’s a bummer. So to avoid transition woes, we’ve slowly shipped The e Series as the ‘i’ for the last 2-3 months (minus the ‘e’ engraving). If you recently bought Grados and you have a red driver (look through the back), then that means you have an e Series headphone already!

 

I have red driver's on my SR80i's, just got them about a month ago. I had just a couple weeks before that gotten some 60i's on sale, which appear to be the previous generation. I haven't listened either of them a TON yet, but the 80's are clearly superior. Now knowing that it's an entirely new generation, I will have to spend some more time with them and see what differences I can pick out.

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I have red driver's on my SR80i's, just got them about a month ago. I had just a couple weeks before that gotten some 60i's on sale, which appear to be the previous generation. I haven't listened either of them a TON yet, but the 80's are clearly superior. Now knowing that it's an entirely new generation, I will have to spend some more time with them and see what differences I can pick out.

But you're comparing 2 different models.

:smile:

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But you're comparing 2 different models.

:smile:

 

yes, I know… not exactly apples to apples, but it could still benefit previous gen. 60i owners considering an upgrade to the new 80e!

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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

You guys think there is going to be a glut of used Grado's hitting the market in the not too distant future?

Of course, everybody is going to want the new models.

You can hold me too this…I'll stick with what I've got.

 

Yeah right :tongue:

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Originally Posted by thievesarmy View Post
 

 

yes, I know… not exactly apples to apples, but it could still benefit previous gen. 60i owners considering an upgrade to the new 80e!


I would like to see what you think even though they are two different models, they are very close to the same. Might get a bit of insight into the changes on the E series.

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Yeah right :tongue:


Well it is Joseph you are talking about so I believe him, now if it were Jay I'd be rolling on the floor laughing for the next 15minutes.

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Originally Posted by gregorya View Post

Very nice job installing the new headband... It looks great! I prefer the colour of that one with the wood. Looks comfy too... smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

Certainly looks a LOT better than the stock headband! That is one area I think Grado could really improve on and it wouldn't cost an arm and a leg either.
Thank you gentlemen.
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Of course, everybody is going to want the new models.
You can hold me too this…I'll stick with what I've got.
Joseph, I'm sure they'll be some lemmings willing to try the new flavoured Cheerios, there always are. For me, I'm good until I get to try the new PS1Ke's, it's the only Grado that interests me right now. It's still the Grado's flagship and it looks like they retained the 1/4 inch jack on it too.
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Wonder if the Alessandro range will be getting the e-treatment also?

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Originally Posted by Aizura View Post
 

What makes you think that?

 

Different driver sizes implies a driver redesign, even if they're made to sound similar. Pads seem different also, which is going to impact the sound for sure.

 

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Originally Posted by ThePianoMan View Post

I have SR325is #17481 and the drivers appear to be red (there's some red something inside there at least) and I got those in about a month and a half ago. I also actually auditioned the SR325 and an older (non-red) 325is. Assuming the one I have is actually an "e" (which would explain some of the differences I heard between all three) I can say this: not much is different. The 325 was clear, natural, etc. I found the 325is to be more aggressive and not as smooth, a harder sound. My current cans are somewhere in the middle. None of the sibilance I heard on the 325is, but better imaging and slightly more forward than the 325 (and more space to the sound?)
That said, I only noticed differences when I had them all on a $3000 amp and was a/b them right next to each other. I chalked it up to slight production variances, because they all sounded so darn similar when it came down to it! I wouldn't be able to tell which was which if I didn't have them all here, I don't think.
 
 
That's a rare opinion - usually people find the old SR325 to be the most treble heavy, in-your-face model, and the SR325i to be smoother in the high end and less forward due to the larger cup design. Did you compare them with the same pads on all 3?

Edited by elmoe - 6/11/14 at 1:37am
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