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post #15961 of 25252
I know a lot of people swear by the MAD amps with their Grados but the WA6/RS1 combination is quite fantastic. I've never heard the MAD so I can't compare but of all my headphones the WA6 matches extremely well with the RS1. Followed closely by the AD2000X and 325is and Philips x1. The 225i still sounds best straight from my iPod or e10.
post #15962 of 25252
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post


But, as a new RS1i owner, it makes me feel like I'm in the right place.

I have second thoughts about my gear all the time. Well, maybe I should have waited and got something else...or, why didn't I just keep this or that.

There's always something different to try! I'll be watching for Jay's LCD-X to go up very_evil_smiley.gif

I still stand on having a set of grados and a set of planars as the ultimate every-genre combo. That sweet tone combined with that sweet bass....
post #15963 of 25252
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I give you kudos for your honesty. It's hard when you invest in an upgrade to let it go and go back to what you had earlier. But, as a new RS1i owner, it makes me feel like I'm in the right place.

 

I have second thoughts about my gear all the time. Well, maybe I should have waited and got something else...or, why didn't I just keep this or that.

Thank you for the kudos, I appreciate it. And it is hard when you invest in what is an upgrade, then realize you loved what you had, and shouldn't have let it go. But regardless of Jacks decision about returning the 6-SW, I'm going to get the WA6 anyway and do what I have to do with the 6-SE. Thanks again.

post #15964 of 25252
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There's always something different to try! I'll be watching for Jay's LCD-X to go up very_evil_smiley.gif

I still stand on having a set of grados and a set of planars as the ultimate every-genre combo. That sweet tone combined with that sweet bass....


I have my LCD2 and RS2i so I guess I am there!

post #15965 of 25252
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I know a lot of people swear by the MAD amps with their Grados but the WA6/RS1 combination is quite fantastic.
You won't get an argument from me about this statement.
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

There's always something different to try! I'll be watching for Jay's LCD-X to go up very_evil_smiley.gif

I still stand on having a set of grados and a set of planars as the ultimate every-genre combo. That sweet tone combined with that sweet bass....
Waiting on Jay's LCD-X's with baited breath and cautious optimism.
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Thank you for the kudos, I appreciate it. And it is hard when you invest in what is an upgrade, then realize you loved what you had, and shouldn't have let it go. But regardless of Jacks decision about returning the 6-SW, I'm going to get the WA6 anyway and do what I have to do with the 6-SE. Thanks again.
I felt the same about an old girlfriend once, alas she didn't want me back.
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I have my LCD2 and RS2i so I guess I am there!
I'm disheartened by my own jealousy.
post #15966 of 25252

I'll just wait patiently for joseph and jay to let us know their opinion when they receive their PS1000e. :D

post #15967 of 25252
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I know a lot of people swear by the MAD amps with their Grados but the WA6/RS1 combination is quite fantastic. I've never heard the MAD so I can't compare but of all my headphones the WA6 matches extremely well with the RS1. Followed closely by the AD2000X and 325is and Philips x1. The 225i still sounds best straight from my iPod or e10.

There is really no right or wrong amp, people just have their preferences....The Mad & the Woo WA6 are both very, very nice amps that will power way more than just Grados with good synergy....they will power many different cans.  The Mad is amping my HD800 quite well

 

When I decided to get my Mad, one of the main things that I liked was the tubes that it used....they are much cheaper to roll....plus I liked the retro look....it reminded me of the RS1i's retro look.

 

I think both amps are all of what they are cracked up to be.  It just boils down to personal preference.

 

Many people like the looks of the Woo and they like the shiny look with the bigger tubes......if you own either, you should be very thankful, because you are enjoying your music in a very, very good way  :smile:

 

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I'll just wait patiently for joseph and jay to let us know their opinion when they receive their PS1000e. :D

:D

 

I believe in the Gradoe thread....someone will be comparing the PS1000i to the PS1000e

 

That should be a very good read.

post #15968 of 25252

A little Epica to start my morning!

 

post #15969 of 25252
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

There's always something different to try! I'll be watching for Jay's LCD-X to go up very_evil_smiley.gif

I still stand on having a set of grados and a set of planars as the ultimate every-genre combo. That sweet tone combined with that sweet bass....

I love my Grados but the LCD-2.1 really surprised me. I did not think I would like it as much as I do. I really have the urge to try more planars, LCD-X, LCD-2.2, HE-4 and HE-500 are all on my want to try list. Love the Rev1s liquid warm sound and I'd like something that would be a good compliment to it. something with more detail and air but still strong deep bass.
post #15970 of 25252
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

There is really no right or wrong amp, people just have their preferences....The Mad & the Woo WA6 are both very, very nice amps that will power way more than just Grados with good synergy....they will power many different cans.  The Mad is amping my HD800 quite well

 

When I decided to get my Mad, one of the main things that I liked was the tubes that it used....they are much cheaper to roll....plus I liked the retro look....it reminded me of the RS1i's retro look.

 

I think both amps are all of what they are cracked up to be.  It just boils down to personal preference.

 

Many people like the looks of the Woo and they like the shiny look with the bigger tubes......if you own either, you should be very thankful, because you are enjoying your music in a very, very good way  :smile:

 

:D

 

I believe in the Gradoe thread....someone will be comparing the PS1000i to the PS1000e

 

That should be a very good read.


yep, when you hit a certain level, most all are good, just different, and will appeal to different people whether its amps, or headphones

 

macedonianhero is selling the pair of ps1k's he got from me, to get the ps1ke

post #15971 of 25252
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


There's always something different to try! I'll be watching for Jay's LCD-X to go up very_evil_smiley.gif

I still stand on having a set of grados and a set of planars as the ultimate every-genre combo. That sweet tone combined with that sweet bass....

 

 

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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

I'll just wait patiently for joseph and jay to let us know their opinion when they receive their PS1000e. :D


the lcd x may go up for sale for real, ( maybe soon), the ps1k is great, but until ps1ke's start showing up on the used market, at much lower prices, it'll be the older one for sure

post #15972 of 25252
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


There's always something different to try! I'll be watching for Jay's LCD-X to go up very_evil_smiley.gif

I still stand on having a set of grados and a set of planars as the ultimate every-genre combo. That sweet tone combined with that sweet bass....


That would be a great move for you. Don Jay will give you the killer deal. He can sell all of his gear to Grado metal heads.  They will go from nice, peaceful Grateful Dead and The Almond Brothers to music made in hell and be very confused.

 

Actually, as Grados metal listeners we're pretty diverse in our tastes. Maybe Grado attracts rock and metal fans who are slightly more evolved.....although I sometimes have to remind myself to not drag my knuckles when I walk:regular_smile :

post #15973 of 25252

I definitely want to listen to the new LCD-2. Jay sort of raved about them recently and I thought the "old" ones were pretty sweet w/ a quick listen at a D.C. meet about a year ago.

post #15974 of 25252
When I got my rs1 it was between them and the lcd2. I chose the grado because of my usual listening....metal.

Honestly, I could probably sell my he400 right now and not really miss them much, most of my headphone time is metal/rock/acoustic, which for me is grado all the way (truthfully most of my headphone time is on my athm50, as I'm out of town 8 months a year). When I have a chance to use my hi fi that's when I normally hit up hip hop or electronic....there is no headphone substitute for real bass, even the mightiest of planars!
post #15975 of 25252
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

When I got my rs1 it was between them and the lcd2. I chose the grado because of my usual listening....metal.

Honestly, I could probably sell my he400 right now and not really miss them much, most of my headphone time is metal/rock/acoustic, which for me is grado all the way (truthfully most of my headphone time is on my athm50, as I'm out of town 8 months a year). When I have a chance to use my hi fi that's when I normally hit up hip hop or electronic....there is no headphone substitute for real bass, even the mightiest of planars!


I'm similar in some respects. I often will listen to electronic, jazz, indie on my hifi stysem partly as it's more conducive to wife and child, but also because I think jazz in partic really begs for good fidelity and later at night or at the computer, I often gravitate toward more laid back listening. The sound of classic 50s/60/s blue note/verve jazz recordings sound amazing on my RS1i-the separation of instruments just blow me away. Isolating the piano or drums, etc. in a way I don't think  I've ever heard like you really were at a club.

 

Although, right now I have some time alone and I'm enjoying Sigh-Insmniphobia that has so much going on musically that they are really fun w/ my HP's.

 

It's often when I'm in the car-I want some really aggressive driving music.


Edited by markm1 - 6/18/14 at 6:24am
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