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Can anybody tell me about any sibilance the rs1i has? in comparison to maybe the t90's or hd700's.

I found the rs2i way to shrill during vocals etc, and wondered if the rs1i exhibits the same thing. And to what degree.


Thanks in advance
T90 has a peaky, edgy high freq sibilance for sure. RS1i does not.

RS1i has a forward (row A vs Row J) up-front upper midrange, especially on some vocal presentations, that could be described as "shrill". Some amps I've tried can make this worse, Woo WA6, properly tubed, backs it off a bit. Not at all shrill, yet retianing all the detail, texture and timbre that Grado lovers love.

System (synergy among all links in the chain) dependent and IMO, of course.

 

 

Pair it with a nice tube amp...mad or wa6 and you will be golden  :smile:

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Pair it with a nice tube amp...mad or wa6 and you will be golden  smile.gif

Oh man, I am really excited to replenish my audio budget to get a tube amp! tongue.giftongue.gif
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Pair it with a nice tube amp...mad or wa6 and you will be golden  smile.gif

Oh man, I am really excited to replenish my audio budget to get a tube amp! tongue.giftongue.gif

 Well, they pair very nice with tubes......especially those two amps.

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 Well, they pair very nice with tubes......especially those two amps.

The RS1is? I bet! wink.gif
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Tom Petty and the heartbreakers - Breakdown

Van Morrison - Live At Montreux 1980     great show!

 

 

Los Lobos - Sabor a Mi :-)

 

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Tom Petty and the heartbreakers - Breakdown

Van Morrison - Live At Montreux 1980     great show!

 

 

Los Lobos - Sabor a Mi :-)

 


van at montreux  is a great show !

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van at montreux  is a great show !

It's my first time checking it out! great performance, great band. it got a hold of me from the opening number, just great stuff!

 

man, ever since I got this last pair of Rs1 i've just been enjoying the heck outta everything. It feels really good to just enjoy the music and performances and not worry about the gear or super high quality of the files!    ...well, I guess it helps having great sounding headphones that do great synergy with your setup.:rolleyes::tongue::biggrin: 


Edited by wormsdriver - 7/14/14 at 4:37am
post #16838 of 20388
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Originally Posted by potkettleblack View Post
 

Can anybody tell me about any sibilance the rs1i has? in comparison to maybe the t90's or hd700's.

 

I found the rs2i way to shrill during vocals etc, and wondered if the rs1i exhibits the same thing. And to what degree.

 

 

Thanks in advance

 

It also depends on the recording. The RS1i is naturally warm and bright, so if the recording is peaky, the RS1i will reveal that.

post #16839 of 20388

Thank you.

 

I'm pretty sensitive to any form of sibilance so I'm unsure.

 

There's a pair on ebay now that are going for a great (UK) price.

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Thank you.

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Thank you.

 

I'm pretty sensitive to any form of sibilance so I'm unsure.

 

There's a pair on ebay now that are going for a great (UK) price.

 

That said, you can drive some of that out with some nice, velvety tubes :o)

post #16842 of 20388
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Originally Posted by potkettleblack View Post
 

Can anybody tell me about any sibilance the rs1i has? in comparison to maybe the t90's or hd700's.

 

I found the rs2i way to shrill during vocals etc, and wondered if the rs1i exhibits the same thing. And to what degree.

 

 

Thanks in advance

 

Another perspective: I tried both the RS1i and an older RS2 ('classic' buttoned version) last year, and didn't notice much difference between them in terms of sonic presentation. The RS1i had a touch more bass, perhaps. They both have the 'house' Grado sound though, and I had to strain to tell them apart.

 

If you found the RS2i 'way too' shrill, my guess is you'll also have issues with the RS1i ...

post #16843 of 20388

A Monday tune for my Norwegian/Scandinavian friends! Listening to this at the office with the SR80i ;)

 

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Come on 4:30pm! A hard day's worth of work? I deserve some good music through these headphones! ;)

 

 

post #16845 of 20388
My headphone collection keeps getting larger. It's really time to stop smily_headphones1.gif
SR80i
SR225i
SR325is
RS1
HE-4
AD2000X
LCD-2.1
D2000
Fidelio X1 (2 of them)

And an SRH1540 just arrived.
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