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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

From what the mods told me a while back, they often don't even see stuff like that because of the number of threads/posts that are created on a daily basis. They told me that if there is ever a concern, just hit the little red flag in the bottom left of the post and send them a report so they can check it out. 

 



I flagged it, along with several others. He's a very aggressive troll.

Turns out he's getting destroyed and return trolled for being a tool, and an uninformed one at that.
post #16382 of 27758
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Originally Posted by Doorbell View Post
 

When do you guys listen to your Grado's? Everybody in my house is LOUD and it doesn't help that my neighbors are doing construction next door. I feel like I can never really enjoy my sr80e's til late into the night. How do you guys deal with the openness? Do you just turn up the volume? Or just enjoy what you can hear?

I'm single, so I can listen peacefully whenever I would like, but I prefer/look forward to listening later in the evening.

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Noob questions: please rank these grados from brightest to darkest: 60e, 80e, MS1i/e?

Also, I'm getting conflicting info about the MS1i/e? Some say they are equivalent to the 80. Others say they are rebadged 125's.

To confuse matters further, some say the MS1i is just as bright: others say they are darker. Can anyone clear up the confusion?
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

I have a separate building from the main house with my listening gear.

 

Sorry, man, maybe you'll have to wait until you retire, like me.:frown:

Thanks and that is awesome that you have your own listening room :)

post #16385 of 27758
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I'm single, so I can listen peacefully whenever I would like, but I prefer/look forward to listening later in the evening.

Lucky! 

post #16386 of 27758
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Originally Posted by music101 View Post

Noob questions: please rank these grados from brightest to darkest: 60e, 80e, MS1i/e?

Also, I'm getting conflicting info about the MS1i/e? Some say they are equivalent to the 80. Others say they are rebadged 125's.

To confuse matters further, some say the MS1i is just as bright: others say they are darker. Can anyone clear up the confusion?

MS1i-SR80i

MS2i-SR325is

MS Pro-RS1i

 

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Originally Posted by Doorbell View Post
 

Lucky! 

For now, yeah!

post #16387 of 27758
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 


Heck yeah, those are collector phones for sure. Do you plan on using them or gonna get a nice display case for them?

no display case for these bad boys!:veryevil:

post #16388 of 27758
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

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Ha ha....Hi Mork.

 

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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

no display case for these bad boys!:veryevil:

Yeah, they deserve to be displayed on your head.

 

Those pink drivers are few and far between.

post #16389 of 27758
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Yeah, they deserve to be displayed on your head.

 

Those pink drivers are few and far between.

haha, good one! hell yeah:devil_face: 

post #16390 of 27758
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Originally Posted by Doorbell View Post
 

When do you guys listen to your Grado's? Everybody in my house is LOUD and it doesn't help that my neighbors are doing construction next door. I feel like I can never really enjoy my sr80e's til late into the night. How do you guys deal with the openness? Do you just turn up the volume? Or just enjoy what you can hear?


earrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrly in the moning

post #16391 of 27758
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Originally Posted by music101 View Post

Noob questions: please rank these grados from brightest to darkest: 60e, 80e, MS1i/e?

Also, I'm getting conflicting info about the MS1i/e? Some say they are equivalent to the 80. Others say they are rebadged 125's.

To confuse matters further, some say the MS1i is just as bright: others say they are darker. Can anyone clear up the confusion?


joseph is correct here

i had the same question and spoke to the folks at hound dog amps about this :

MS1i-SR80i -  sounds closer to the 125(he said, i haven't heard the 125)

MS2i-SR325is - i find the ms2 one of the best values in the whole grado family, joseph and i have discusses this before, he finds them brighter than i do, i love the ms2

MS Pro-RS1i  not heard, and haven't heard too many impressions

post #16392 of 27758

I asked this question on the main board and got zero replies. I figure direct questions scare those people so I will ask here. I am looking at two amps (or classes of amps) the Schiit Lyr and/or the Wa6 and/or Wa6SE or Wa2. So this boils down to a question between Woo and Schiit. While the specs for the Lyr are better (by quite a lot) than the Woo amps, it would seem that people like the Woo amps better. I am sure a number of you have heard both, is this true or just more popularity than actual better sound? Amplifiers in particular seem to perform up to their specs more so than transducers so I find it perplexing that the Woo would be preferred over the better measured performance of the Lyr. Having said that I still put a lot of value in the opinions I get here and will do so again. I have never heard a Woo and have no way of getting one to audition so I am hoping some of you who own or have owned one can chime in here.

post #16393 of 27758
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I asked this question on the main board and got zero replies. I figure direct questions scare those people so I will ask here. I am looking at two amps (or classes of amps) the Schiit Lyr and/or the Wa6 and/or Wa6SE or Wa2. So this boils down to a question between Woo and Schiit. While the specs for the Lyr are better (by quite a lot) than the Woo amps, it would seem that people like the Woo amps better. I am sure a number of you have heard both, is this true or just more popularity than actual better sound? Amplifiers in particular seem to perform up to their specs more so than transducers so I find it perplexing that the Woo would be preferred over the better measured performance of the Lyr. Having said that I still put a lot of value in the opinions I get here and will do so again. I have never heard a Woo and have no way of getting one to audition so I am hoping some of you who own or have owned one can chime in here.

Well as you know I've owned/own 2 different Woo amps WA6/6-SE…the only problem is the only amp from Schiit that I own/heard is the Magni/Modi for my desktop, which is a nice satisfying sound. But that really doesn't help you out being you are looking to compare higher models than the Magni. As you know I do love the Woo amps, and have had my small share of amp, pre-amps to listen out of, and I would by a Woo again any day…like I just did…again!

Oh, and I know a way for you to demo a 6-SE if you would like lol!!!

post #16394 of 27758
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

 

I've always loved Tool... Decent on the RS1... better on the PS500.


Are the differences between the RS1 and PS500 immediately apparent?

 

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Regarding all the "E" hype, going from the 225i to the RS1i-I've decided that the improvement from any "i" to "e" would have to be significantly more apparent/noticeable than the difference from the 225-RS1 (for me) to justify an upgrade in the future. Just looking at all the upgrades I've considered for my headphone and speaker rig, I just think you get to that point of diminishing returns. You know, you get a nice DAC for say-$500-800 and then you might have to double that investment to get a marginal improvement.

 

Playing, "what if"......paying full retail for anything price wise above say a 325 for a 5% improvement isn't cost affective IMO. But, I'm all about carefully purchasing gear that significantly perform above their price point-Asgard-2, LD1+ and the 225 being examples of my own gear.

 

Upgrading a very good RS1i or PS500 for a 5% improvement that require multiple A-B listens and scrutinizing seems silly to me. But, maybe the difference will be more substantial

 

But, I guess for folks who have had their gear for a while and sell it-say you sell an RS1 and maybe get $500 for it, then you're just out $200. But, a question comes to mind, what is the value of any of the older "i" series? For instance, if one wanted an LCD-2 w/ fazor (on my want list) what would be the market value of the old LCD-2. My thinking is that if you want fazor and are saving upwards of 1K (or for that matter a RS1e), you won't settle for less.

 

So, will folks w/ older models end up selling them for half of their value or something.....?

 

Who knows :popcorn:

 

I guess, my feeling is there will always be something newer and shinier and prettier.

post #16395 of 27758

I've owned the Schiit Lyr (with some nice tubes), the Woo WA7 and now the WA6.  Have to say that I prefer the WA6 over the others.  While the Lyr is impressive spec and power wise, it was not nearly as engaging as the Woo's.  The WA7 was a little better but I considered it more of a sidegrade even with the EH tubes. For me, the WA6 brings body and life to the music.  It has become fun and ejoyable again with the equipment disappearing and the music being the focus.  That's something that specs will never tell you.  You have to hear it for yourself.

Setups..

- Schiit Bifrost Uber/Lyr

- Woo WA7 with built in USB DAC and Rega DAC (much preferred) - would love to hear the RS1i out of the WA7 - think it would be a great match

- Woo WA6 (Sophia Princess) and Naim DAC V1

 

Note that this may not an apples to apples comparison as I'm running a Naim DAC and paired with the Lyr or WA7 may be a different story. These are all with the HD800.  For my RS1i, I still prefer it out of the Naim DAC over the WA6.

To be really honest, I could have lived with any of these setups long term.  HeadFi Upgraditis got in my way.

YMMV :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
I am looking at two amps (or classes of amps) the Schiit Lyr and/or the Wa6 and/or Wa6SE or Wa2. So this boils down to a question between Woo and Schiit. While the specs for the Lyr are better (by quite a lot) than the Woo amps, it would seem that people like the Woo amps better.

Edited by MickeyVee - 6/26/14 at 6:58am
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