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post #17326 of 27130
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

Never knew the buttoned RS1 was a "rare" Grado 0.o


Find me a pair I can get and I will write your words above on a piece of paper and Eat Them!!!!

post #17327 of 27130
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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post


Find me a pair I can get and I will write your words above on a piece of paper and Eat Them!!!!

If you ever visit the netherlands i'll let you listen to mine ;P

As per your request:

http://link.marktplaats.nl/826407730

Site's in dutch, shipping might go up a lot, but, hey, that's what i usually have to deal with too wink.gif
post #17328 of 27130
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


If you ever visit the netherlands i'll let you listen to mine ;P

As per your request:

http://link.marktplaats.nl/826407730

Site's in dutch, shipping might go up a lot, but, hey, that's what i usually have to deal with too wink.gif


WowEEE!  Not being sure of what the vaunted "wooden buttons" are (just know that I WANT them!), are those they at the center of each screen?

 

Starting to print and eat words, subject to  your answer...


Edited by kayandjohn - 7/27/14 at 12:39pm
post #17329 of 27130
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WowEEE!  Not being sure of what the vaunted "wooden buttons" are (just know that I WANT them!), are those they at the center of each screen?

Starting to print and eat words, subject to  your answer...

Yes, the buttons on the centre were removed by Grado on later models, apparently so they are more open, to reduce treble, if i'm not mistaken...

Might i suggest having some ketchup with the paper? wink.gif
post #17330 of 27130
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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post


WowEEE!  Not being sure of what the vaunted "wooden buttons" are (just know that I WANT them!), are those they at the center of each screen?

Starting to print and eat words, subject to  your answer...

So what's all th excitement over the RS1 with wooden buttons already?

It's different to the RS1i and RS1e - but in what way?

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Did you order your HD800 combo from colorware?
Edited by cb3723 - 7/27/14 at 12:46pm
post #17331 of 27130

Grado dealership is close to my parents house, for many years. I've spent quite a few afternoons there listening to audio systems. From my experience and probably due to the manual work that goes into them, the same model will have slight variations between cans, and the RS1 is no exception. There is a huge assortment on these boards regarding this with user owning entire Grado collection - regretably most don't post anymore.

 

This intro just goes to show, imo, that persuing that magic RS1 could lead to nowhere as you don't know if you're going to get "the one". Button, no button, i non i or e, pink drivers, old cables... oak this oak that... coating... it's a hit and miss. I say if you want a RS1 get it. If you want to chase the magic one you need to keep on buying until you nail it.

post #17332 of 27130

 RS1  the buttons

 

RS1i  no buttons

 

RS1e  no buttons

 

There could be a few of the first RS1 with no buttons and a few RS1i with buttons....I am not sure.....but for the most part it is how they are listed above.

post #17333 of 27130
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 RS1  the buttons

RS1i  no buttons

RS1e  no buttons

There could be a few of the first RS1 with no buttons and a few RS1i with buttons....I am not sure.....but for the most part it is how they are listed above.

As this is the Grado Fan Club, i'm sure you've all seen this lengthy and great post by DevouringOne3

But i'm posting it anyways wink.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/616052/full-grado-labs-history
post #17334 of 27130

I’m 99% sure there’s no RS1i with buttons (except for mine - driver repair job)

 

The RS1 started with buttons, buttons got removed late in the life of the headphone. and then shortly afterward, the i series came out. they all were buttonless.

 

so, the least common out there used for sale should be the RS1 with no buttons. it was on sale for a relatively short time.

post #17335 of 27130
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post
 

I’m 99% sure there’s no RS1i with buttons (except for mine - driver repair job)

 

The RS1 started with buttons, buttons got removed late in the life of the headphone. and then shortly afterward, the i series came out. they all were buttonless.

 

so, the least common out there used for sale should be the RS1 with no buttons. it was on sale for a relatively short time.

 

OK thanks....I was not sure if it was that they took the buttons off at the end of the RS1's life....or had a few RS1's with buttons, at the beginning of the RS1i's life.

 

Thanks for that info.

 

I know the headphone cable has gotten thicker with each new model.

post #17336 of 27130
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

OK thanks....I was not sure if it was that they took the buttons off at the end of the RS1's life....or had a few RS1's with buttons, at the beginning of the RS1i's life.

 

Thanks for that info.

 

I know the headphone cable has gotten thicker with each new model.


Here's a thread that tries to catalogue all the versions:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/420092/classifying-versions-of-the-rs1-your-guide-work-in-progress

 

it's a good read!

post #17337 of 27130
Hey guys, feel as though I should jump in on this thread as I'm getting a pair of sr80is on my birthday in a couple of weeks! Really looking forward to them as they'll be my first high end cans-the most expensive ones I've had to date are my Sony mdr-zx300s! Looking for some very cheap portable amp recommendations-my budget will be about £20 once I've bought a new power supply for my gaming pc. Currently looking into a fiio e6 as its very cheap and I've heard some good things about fiio. If there is anything else that goes well with sr80is then I'd like to know, and no, I don't plan to mod(although the quarter mod looks pretty idiot proof-shame there aren't any quarters in the UK XD)
post #17338 of 27130
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

OK thanks....I was not sure if it was that they took the buttons off at the end of the RS1's life....or had a few RS1's with buttons, at the beginning of the RS1i's life.

 

Thanks for that info.

 

I know the headphone cable has gotten thicker with each new model.


Here's a thread that tries to catalogue all the versions:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/420092/classifying-versions-of-the-rs1-your-guide-work-in-progress

 

it's a good read!

That is a great read...thanks much.

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Originally Posted by Iron head View Post

Hey guys, feel as though I should jump in on this thread as I'm getting a pair of sr80is on my birthday in a couple of weeks! Really looking forward to them as they'll be my first high end cans-the most expensive ones I've had to date are my Sony mdr-zx300s! Looking for some very cheap portable amp recommendations-my budget will be about £20 once I've bought a new power supply for my gaming pc. Currently looking into a fiio e6 as its very cheap and I've heard some good things about fiio. If there is anything else that goes well with sr80is then I'd like to know, and no, I don't plan to mod(although the quarter mod looks pretty idiot proof-shame there aren't any quarters in the UK XD)

You can use the sr80i without an amp....I would just use them un amped for now, and save until you can afford something a little better.

 

They will sound darn good , even unamped.


Edited by whirlwind - 7/28/14 at 2:54am
post #17339 of 27130

I agree. don’t bother getting a portable amp for under a hundred **. The Grados are easy to drive and will sound good out of any competent portable source (e.g.: clip+, iPod)

 

Bonus unasked for advice. :P take the money you were going to use for an amp and get the L cush pads. much better improvement.

 

** edit: I just remembered the Fiio E11 with bass boost on was pretty rocking with my old SR60. If you decide in the future you want an inexpensive amp, try on of those. it’s 60 USD.


Edited by LCfiner - 7/27/14 at 3:18pm
post #17340 of 27130
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Originally Posted by Iron head View Post

Hey guys, feel as though I should jump in on this thread as I'm getting a pair of sr80is on my birthday in a couple of weeks! Really looking forward to them as they'll be my first high end cans-the most expensive ones I've had to date are my Sony mdr-zx300s! Looking for some very cheap portable amp recommendations-my budget will be about £20 once I've bought a new power supply for my gaming pc. Currently looking into a fiio e6 as its very cheap and I've heard some good things about fiio. If there is anything else that goes well with sr80is then I'd like to know, and no, I don't plan to mod(although the quarter mod looks pretty idiot proof-shame there aren't any quarters in the UK XD)

Welcome to the club, and welcome to head-fi, sorry about your wallet!

Here's the deal:

Good headphones + good amp + good source = good music quality
Good headphones + good amp + bad source = bad music quality
Good headphones + bad amp + good source = bad music quality
Bad headphones + good amp + good source = bad music quality

The SR80’s sound good even without an amp, and getting an amp of around £20 would worsen the sound quality...

What's your source, by the way?
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