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post #16696 of 31774
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

This should be very interesting....can't wait to hear what you think.

 

 

Well, I will be listening to my RS1i  tonight....a sort of farewell to them , as I have sold them and they will be on their way to Quebec, Canada in the morning.

 

I needed the money to help fund a dac that I ordered.

 

It will be the SR225i for my Grado fix for the time being.


the 225i is not exactly a compromise...

post #16697 of 31774
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Not really Grado related, but I picked up a pair of HE-4s and I really love these headphones. Nothing like the HE-400 i tried. The HE-4 has much sweeter mids, lighter and more comfortable to wear. It doesn't have the bass of the HE-400 or LCD-2. It is a tighter sounding bass but still deep with impact when the music calls for it. Very happy with these and for the price I paid, they are very hard to beat. I think any Grado head would really dig the HE-4. It's like an ortho for Grado lovers.


With all the new ortho's coming out, I'm reading more about the HE-4 than I have in a while.  They seem to be the RS-2 of the Hifiman lineup.  Great cans, but stuck between other great cans.

 

Anyway, I am thinking about going with something like these instead of the 560.

 

How hard are they to drive?

post #16698 of 31774
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Not really Grado related, but I picked up a pair of HE-4s and I really love these headphones. Nothing like the HE-400 i tried. The HE-4 has much sweeter mids, lighter and more comfortable to wear. It doesn't have the bass of the HE-400 or LCD-2. It is a tighter sounding bass but still deep with impact when the music calls for it. Very happy with these and for the price I paid, they are very hard to beat. I think any Grado head would really dig the HE-4. It's like an ortho for Grado lovers.


With all the new ortho's coming out, I'm reading more about the HE-4 than I have in a while.  They seem to be the RS-2 of the Hifiman lineup.  Great cans, but stuck between other great cans.

 

Anyway, I am thinking about going with something like these instead of the 560.

 

How hard are they to drive?

I think this is the can that only has a magnet on one side...pretty sure some people power them with vintage receivers.

 

Can probably get these for a pretty good deal about now.


Edited by whirlwind - 7/10/14 at 2:04pm
post #16699 of 31774
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

I think this is the can that only has a magnet on one side...pretty sure some people power them with vintage receivers.

Can probably get these for a pretty good deal about now.

Yep. They need a lot of power, which I am trying to avoid
post #16700 of 31774
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

I think this is the can that only has a magnet on one side...pretty sure some people power them with vintage receivers.

Can probably get these for a pretty good deal about now.

Yep. They need a lot of power, which I am trying to avoid

 

Dont blame you....especially since the newer orthos are not so power hungry.

 

Seems most of the older ones can use all the power you can throw at them

post #16701 of 31774
Then again, I plan on getting a Ragnarok later this year. I will eventually have plenty of power on tap!
post #16702 of 31774
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 


With all the new ortho's coming out, I'm reading more about the HE-4 than I have in a while.  They seem to be the RS-2 of the Hifiman lineup.  Great cans, but stuck between other great cans.

 

Anyway, I am thinking about going with something like these instead of the 560.

 

How hard are they to drive?


i had the he-4 briefly, and i didn't like it overall, the treble seemed harsh to me, bass was tight, it was dynamic, i just couldn't get past the treble

post #16703 of 31774
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post


With all the new ortho's coming out, I'm reading more about the HE-4 than I have in a while.  They seem to be the RS-2 of the Hifiman lineup.  Great cans, but stuck between other great cans.

Anyway, I am thinking about going with something like these instead of the 560.

How hard are they to drive?

Well my ipod alone could barely drive them. Had to max the volume and that caused the ipod to distort. The E17 did a good job. The WA6 and LD1+ also didn't have any issues although I had to turn the volume knob to about 3 o'clock. My fiio a1 speaker amp ($70) had no problems with lots of headroom.
post #16704 of 31774
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i had the he-4 briefly, and i didn't like it overall, the treble seemed harsh to me, bass was tight, it was dynamic, i just couldn't get past the treble

I read this a lot too. I don't hear it at all. I don't know if it's because i'm not terribly sensitive to treble or because these are a well used pair, 300-400 hours...I haven't done a head to head but they don't seem any brighter than a Grado.
post #16705 of 31774
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


I read this a lot too. I don't hear it at all. I don't know if it's because i'm not terribly sensitive to treble or because these are a well used pair, 300-400 hours...I haven't done a head to head but they don't seem any brighter than a Grado.


well, to me, and its hard to explain, it wasn't a brightness issue per se, i look at brightness as an overall sound, it was just the treble seemed to break up, where grado's stayed sweet, intact,

if that makes sense, i liked the 5le much more in this regard, and it does need some juice for sure

post #16706 of 31774

thanks spotify

 

post #16707 of 31774

^ nice ^

 

RS1 gonna get a workout tonight!

post #16708 of 31774
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

This should be very interesting....can't wait to hear what you think.

 

 

Well, I will be listening to my RS1i  tonight....a sort of farewell to them , as I have sold them and they will be on their way to Quebec, Canada in the morning.

 

I needed the money to help fund a dac that I ordered.

 

It will be the SR225i for my Grado fix for the time being.

Are you replacing the RS1i's with…RS1e's?

post #16709 of 31774
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

This should be very interesting....can't wait to hear what you think.

 

 

Well, I will be listening to my RS1i  tonight....a sort of farewell to them , as I have sold them and they will be on their way to Quebec, Canada in the morning.

 

I needed the money to help fund a dac that I ordered.

 

It will be the SR225i for my Grado fix for the time being.

Are you replacing the RS1i's with…RS1e's?

 

No, Joseph.

 

I bought a dac, so the sale of the RS1i is to help fund my purchase.

post #16710 of 31774

Wow...Randy & CF still getting it on at 69 & 70 years young!

 

 


Edited by whirlwind - 7/10/14 at 5:06pm
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