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post #17146 of 20422
No I'd love to but both well out of my budget sadly
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No I'd love to but both well out of my budget sadly
At retail prices both the RS and GS are cost prohibitive. But there are many good head-fi members who routinely acquire, sell, and yes even reacquire, these fine headphones. You can often find these and other hp's on the buy/sell/trade forum at some very attractive prices from time to time. Even if you can't afford them now it's always good to familarize yourself through audition with different hp's so that when the opportunity presents itself you can buy with confidence.
post #17148 of 20422
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No I'd love to but both well out of my budget sadly

The RS1 is $100.00 more than the PS500…or you can get an RS1 used.

post #17149 of 20422

I's not that big of a difference,  when you consider the fact that RS1 comes with a nice 15' extension cable, wich, as far as I'm concerned, is a must, because Grado's cable, are on the short side.

post #17150 of 20422
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Oh yeah.  I almost forgot..  Check-out my latest 'jams'

 

:biggrin:

 

 

 Definitely Grado-approved!

AppleMark

Our fig tree runneth over.  I get about five pounds every other day and that's just the ones I can reach from the ground.  Maybe another week and then, wait'll next year.

post #17151 of 20422
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Sonos is hooked-up and in the house!

 

My mind is boggled by the ease, quality, and amazing amount of stuff it does.  Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Just curious...

 

Looking at your sig, do you bridge your Sonos setup to your head-fi rig (e.g. using a Sonos CONNECT into your Bifrost, et al.), using your Grado headphones, of course (keeping the thread on-topic)?

post #17152 of 20422
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

Just curious...

Looking at your sig, do you bridge your Sonos setup to your head-fi rig (e.g. using a Sonos CONNECT into your Bifrost, et al.), using your Grado headphones, of course (keeping the thread on-topic)?

Right now I'm just running digital coax from the Connect into the Marantz. It sounds pretty good for the Grado's so far.
post #17153 of 20422

a little Eric Clapton, anyone?

post #17154 of 20422
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The RS1 is $100.00 more than the PS500…or you can get an RS1 used.


Got my RS1i from CAM  back in March. $500 CAD shipped. With 4-m extension cord. Spankin' mint. No complaints.

btw, there are two LCD2's with wooden boxes on sale on CAM, for about $750CAD each! Go for it!

Enjoy.

post #17155 of 20422
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Returned. the PS500s in the end. Too warm/ bassy/dark for my taste. Never thought I'd say that about a Grado. Back to the Beyers for me, sorry.

What genre of music do you most listen to?
post #17156 of 20422

A little Cocobolo eye candy for you gentlemen.

 

The NFB 11.32 is performing excellently. It's detail retrieval and depth bests the Asgard2/Bifrost and O2/ODAC. Compared to either, it throws a much more three-dimensional soundstage.

 

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post #17157 of 20422

....Does anyone know how to protect the lettering on the cans so that it doesn't rub off over time?

post #17158 of 20422
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post
 

 

Just curious...

 

Looking at your sig, do you bridge your Sonos setup to your head-fi rig (e.g. using a Sonos CONNECT into your Bifrost, et al.), using your Grado headphones, of course (keeping the thread on-topic)?

That's what I do. I've transferred every CD I own in lossless on a NAS (14,000 tracks more or less I think) that is streamed via a Sonos Connect that then goes to an Rotel Integrated amp w/ DAC to speakers or my HP rig. It works pretty well.

 

My next move would be to get a nicer separate DAC that would be an upgrade from the integrated w/ DAC. It sounds good, but not as good as CD through my stereo. Since it's streamed, short of buying a very high end DAC, I doubt it will ever sound quite as good as listening to lossless files directly from a PC or a CDP. But, pretty close. Listening through the Sonos speakers in the house-I've got two play 5's, a sub and a playbar, it's sounds surprisingly good. Again, not upper echelon audiophile dedicated listening good-but house music, good quality music while I'm preparing diner or doing stuff around the house-I'm satisfied. The Playbar w/ Sub which is a chunk of $ sounds really good.

 

And it/s so convenient w/ great features.

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

That's what I do. I've transferred every CD I own in lossless on a NAS (14,000 tracks more or less I think) that is streamed via a Sonos Connect that then goes to an Rotel Integrated amp w/ DAC to speakers or my HP rig. It works pretty well.

 

My next move would be to get a nicer separate DAC that would be an upgrade from the integrated w/ DAC. It sounds good, but not as good as CD through my stereo. Since it's streamed, short of buying a very high end DAC, I doubt it will ever sound quite as good as listening to lossless files directly from a PC or a CDP. But, pretty close. Listening through the Sonos speakers in the house-I've got two play 5's, a sub and a playbar, it's sounds surprisingly good. Again, not upper echelon audiophile dedicated listening good-but house music, good quality music while I'm preparing diner or doing stuff around the house-I'm satisfied. The Playbar w/ Sub which is a chunk of $ sounds really good.

 

And it/s so convenient w/ great features.

 

I do something similar with DLNA (MinimServer on a Mac Mini) --> Denon network player (DNP-720AE) --> optical to Arcam rDac --> NAD C375BEE --> Speakers.

 

The NAD has the integrated DAC module, but the Arcam simply blows it away for SQ, so I pulled it from the head-fi rig to use there.  I am looking hard at Sonos, because the Denon is a 1st-gen product that doesn't do gapless (unless you drive it with the remote and the 3-line OLED display) and the iOS app really, really sucks.  However, the above does handle hi-res tracks (if that matters) and does sound quite good.

 

Anyway, thanks!

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