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post #17146 of 33664
Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post

No: the writing that says " The Prestige Series"  and "Grado Labs"....

I handle the edges of the air chamber. I have no trouble with the Prestige Series HPs, as the lettering is actually on raised plastic molds of the letters. A bit of silver paint does well if the lettering ever fades. It's the lettering on the RS1i that has me fretting. They're not raised but silk-screened on the wood cups. Those could easily scratch off. In the end, just handle with lovin' care.


post #17147 of 33664
Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post

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

Don't touch them! Just kidding.

I usually pick up my headphones from the cushions while they are face down, and never pick them up by the cups. If the lettering is that bad…I had a new pair that I took an eraser to, and erased all of the lettering, so the cups were "blacked out" and they looked great IMO. 

post #17148 of 33664
Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post


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!

Very cool. It's definitely a case of-"the future is now" kind of thing IMO. It's really changed the way I listen to music. I can sit down and really listen to higher end sound on my dedicated rig, listen to my Grados if I feel like it.


But, so often when I just have a few minutes, a quick work out in my basement, doing a home project, even in the morning, getting ready for work, feeding the dogs, drinking a cup of joe, the TV is on, commercial, grab my cell phone, push a button and I listen to a couple of songs from a play list, then back to the news. Ridiculous extravagance, but my dream was to have access to all my music whenever I want it in any room of the house. A giant speaker based Ipod for the house available in any room I want. Every song I own, internet radio, streaming any music service.



You can make Sonos sound good. Lossless through their better components (playbar w/ sub for example) is really decent. For anyone thinking about it-compressed mp3 files thru their connect into resolving speakers will make you want to cry. For that, you will be very tempted to add a very nice DAC-the best you can afford :mad:


The next generation will be how to make it sound truly audiophile quality good w/o having to purchase a $5k plus DAC. High  end wireless speaker sound that is affordable.....


I want it all baby!!


M'haa-ha-ha! I must rule the World, the universe,,,,


oh, ok I've got my meds now. Sorry.

Edited by markm1 - 7/23/14 at 10:15am
post #17149 of 33664
Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

<snip, snip>


I want it all baby!!


M'haa-ha-ha! I must rule the World, the universe,,,,


oh, ok I've got my meds now. Sorry.


Dude... you are two posts away from having it all :blink:

post #17150 of 33664
Pure Grado bliss!
post #17151 of 33664

PS500e demo cans are here!

post #17152 of 33664
Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

PS500e demo cans are here!


I look forward to hearing your impressions.  :popcorn:

post #17153 of 33664

Me too. You folks can be further bad influences :D

post #17154 of 33664

Me too!

post #17155 of 33664

All I have to say is... sorry for your wallets... mine included...

post #17156 of 33664

Dadgum you all! Now chop chop get on with the listening so you can enlighten the heathens :D

post #17157 of 33664

man, i gone for just the first half of the day and 38 post , dayumn ! lol



oh, and my gs1000e's should be here tomorrow !

post #17158 of 33664

Darn it, I'm back in this club again.  Couldn't resist the closeout deals on the i Series and I picked up a pair of 125i's.  Listening to them now and I have to say that the only pain I feel is in my wallet. 


Long live Grado. 

post #17159 of 33664

For anybody that is a fan of SRV


The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble 2 cd set.....songs spanning from 1983-2002....all digitally remastered from the original recordings....33 songs in all.


I have to be honest....I have not heard this  on my 225 yet....but this set is stellar  :smile:


Just get it!

Edited by whirlwind - 7/23/14 at 2:12pm
post #17160 of 33664


Did anyone watch this - it's actually quite interesting.


Jonathan Grado says at the end that "what we don't produce in this building [Grado factory] is the wood, the metal and the drivers. The drivers are our design, but we just don't have the room in this building [to manufacture them]"


(p.s. not trying to start a fight with anyone!  I know it's been the subject of some debate in the past, so I thought it was good to have it on the record ...)

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