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See above post ^
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TTVJ starting next week is giving the opportunity to check out some of the new Grado's. I tried to copy the link but I couldn't for some reason.


Dude, thanks to you, I will be trying out the GS1000E's next week.

 

I owe ya one, and anyone thinking about trying out the E series cans should jump on this right away!

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- 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

 

Is the DAC out of the WA7 really that subpar?!?!?! i mean for $1000 I would expect at least something that's better than, say, a Dragonfly.

Would love to hear how it sounds with an RS1

 

better to ask here than on the fanboy-infested Woo fan page :p 

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Are the differences between the RS1 and PS500 immediately apparent?

 

Yes they are polar opposites...

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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.


i've had the lyr, and the wa6, both good, great really, just a little different ,

i think i'd consider my likely course in owning headphones is going to go

if i have a lot of different cans in and out all the time,(like me ?? lol) the lyr is hard to beat, its good with everything i think, maybe not the best

but really good.

the wa6 is awesome, if i new i was only going to have say grado's, i might choose it.

so, to answer your question, i say "it depends"  hope that helps lol

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Are the differences between the RS1 and PS500 immediately apparent?

 

I demoed them both with Dylan's Desolation Row (great to test out gear IMO, has a bit of everything) and Tool's Lateralus (great drum work), and here are my thoughts:

 

PS500 are more smooth/forgiving which gave me the impression they were a little darker sounding. This can mean to some that they are also a bit more revealing, as they are more balanced sounding. Having owned the 325is before, nearly everything else would be smoother, i guess.

 

But... 

 

As soon as i heard those electro-acoustic solos with the RS1s i immediately dropped the PS500s and got the RS1s instead. They are more aggressive than the PS500, which i think enhances rock n roll; aggressive but not 325 bright, if it makes any sense to you. I just find the RS1s so intoxicating (in a good way) specially for modern music like rock and pop. Not so much for classic music though, as you'll end up foot tapping even to Chopin piano solos.


Edited by Duartisimo - 6/26/14 at 8:34am
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i'm sure by now i'm kinda down on the list, but i've put in for a loaner gs1000e from TTVJ. fingers crossed !!

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Originally Posted by Duartisimo View Post
 

I demoed them both with Dylan's Desolation Row (great to test out gear IMO, has a bit of everything) and Tool's Lateralus (great drum work), and here are my thoughts:

 

PS500 are more smooth/forgiving which gave me the impression they were a little darker sounding. This can mean to some that they are also a bit more revealing, as they are more balanced sounding. Having owned the 325is before, nearly everything else would be smoother, i guess.

 

But... 

 

As soon as i heard those electro-acoustic solos with the RS1s i immediately dropped the PS500s and got the RS1s instead. They are more aggressive than the PS500, which i think enhances rock n roll; aggressive but not 325 bright, if it makes any sense to you. I just find the RS1s so intoxicating (in a good way) specially for modern music like rock and pop. Not so much for classic music though, as you'll end up foot tapping even to Chopin piano solos.


Were you listening to the "e" series?

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Were you listening to the "e" series?

No, those were the "i" series.

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i've had the lyr, and the wa6, both good, great really, just a little different ,

i think i'd consider my likely course in owning headphones is going to go

if i have a lot of different cans in and out all the time,(like me ?? lol) the lyr is hard to beat, its good with everything i think, maybe not the best

but really good.

the wa6 is awesome, if i new i was only going to have say grado's, i might choose it.

so, to answer your question, i say "it depends"  hope that helps lol

Jay-so reading your tea leaves-would it be fair to say that the Lyr is one of the better bang for buck? Speaking for those like me who are pretty judicious about spending over $500 for anything unless it's transformative.

 

Alternately, if my RS1i's are killer-which they are-for me to spend 1K on somethiing else or , if like my LD1+ which I do-for me to drop $500 or more for something different-I would be looking for jaw dropping/angels singing/ lights of heaven moment :ksc75smile: 

 

Something a A LOT better.

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LD 1+ arrived today. Going to give it a try after work this evening.
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Something a A LOT better.

MAD Ear+ HD is A LOT better...

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MAD Ear+ HD is A LOT better...


Good to know:smile:

 

Seems Mad Ear & Woo are the Grado Head high end amp brands of choice

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Good to know:smile:

 

Seems Mad Ear & Woo are the Grado Head high end amp brands of choice


Another good/amazing amp would be da Glenn OTL!

 

Or the Taboo MK3

 

Sorry for your wallet!

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Shameless plug for my website (though not my article), but if anyone's interested in reading an interview with Johnathan Grado: http://headfonics.com/2014/06/grado-goes-e-an-interview-with-jonathan-grado/

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