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post #17416 of 18800
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

You're right Joseph, THI IS the Grado thread so go ask your stupid question about your P.O.S HD800 in the trader's, sorry, Sennheiser's thread!.

 

I'm just messing with you Buddy...

 

<snip, snip>

 

Before critisizing this post, in whole, or in part, be informed that due to a very severe Chron's desiese flareup, I am currently taking very strong pain medication, wich can alter my better jugement, this gives me an excuse, that I will not hesitate to use to justify my post content.

 

Awesome post.  I sincerely admire your passion and wish you the best in dealing with your illness.

 

That said, if you had added: "... and I've been drinking Scotch all afternoon..." you and I could be brothers :L3000: 

post #17417 of 18800

I totally knew you were kidding after the first few words. I was just so curious to how they sound, being a lot of people speak highly of them, plus I've never heard any other brands high end headphones besides Grado, so think of it as I'm exploring, not going to the "dark side" lol!  And there is nothing like that Grado sound signature, but like I said, just wanted to try them out. I also notice a lot of people who own Grados also own Senns. I'll be checking these out exclusively for a while to hear what I think of them after burn-in/different tube combos. 

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You're right Joseph, THI IS the Grado thread so go ask your stupid question about your P.O.S HD800 in the trader's, sorry, Sennheiser's thread!.

 

I'm just messing with you Buddy, personally as long as people who own other brands of headphones don't come to the ''Dark Side'' to piss on Grados, I have no problem answerring any question that they might have. That being said, I'm pretty sure that you have a much better chance of getting an answer to your question if you post it in the snob, sorry, Senns thread, kidding of course, or am I?, seriously though, I wouldn't mention that you're heart lies with of the Dark Side!.

 

This might be a good time to say that, thanks to the Montréal Hi-Fi show, I have had the opportunity to listen to many headphones, HD700/800, LCD2/3, K701, HE500/6, T1, 007/009, just to name many, and the only reason why I choose to own Grados only, is that I think that the headphones stated above, ALL, without exeption, sound very good, wich means that I would probably want to own most of them. Now, I don't have to tell you how expensive a proposition that would be, especially when you consider that, unlike Grados, wich can sound good even if they're hooked up to a Java finch's arse, some, like the Stax 009, need very high quality, cough!, expensive, cough! amplifiers. so I would be bankrupt in no time.

 

Before critisizing this post, in whole, or in part, be informed that due to a very severe Chron's desiese flareup, I am currently taking very strong pain medication, wich can alter my better jugement, this gives me an excuse, that I will not hesitate to use to justify my post content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by joseph69 - 7/30/14 at 9:40pm
post #17418 of 18800
You sould try audeze...its like yin and yang... grado and audeze two best house sounds..!!!!
post #17419 of 18800
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I was very interested in hearing the HD-800…so I ordered them and I received them today, and took the WA6-SE off the F/S Forum, and eBay. I'm currently listening to them with the 6SE/596/6EW7 tubes. I know this is the Grado thread, but I know some here have these headphones also. How long would you say burn-in for these headphone might be?

Thanks.

 

Hey congrats Joseph.

 

Mine were already burn in when I got them.....my senn hd650 took a couple hundred hours......lol

 

Check the HD800 thread....someone there will be able to help.


Edited by whirlwind - 7/31/14 at 2:46am
post #17420 of 18800
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

You sould try audeze...its like yin and yang... grado and audeze two best house sounds..!!!!

 

Right on!! Both max pleasure. Surprised you don't list a Burson on your profile...they probably cost a dime a dozen down under? :beyersmile:

post #17421 of 18800
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

You sould try audeze...its like yin and yang... grado and audeze two best house sounds..!!!!

In time I would like to try more headphones, so maybe they'll be next.

 

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

 

Hey congrats Joseph.

 

Mine were already burn in when I got them.....my senn hd650 took a couple hundred hours......lol

 

Check the HD800 thread....someone there will be able to help.

Thanks Whirlwind.

I was just curious to as how long they might take, thanks for the reply.  :beerchug:

post #17422 of 18800
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Originally Posted by CanadianMaestro View Post
 

 

Right on!! Both max pleasure. Surprised you don't list a Burson on your profile...they probably cost a dime a dozen down under? :beyersmile:

Actually they are about the same here as the us. Our Grado is overpriced, $1099 for RS1e, 2199 for PS1000e and 325s are $449, SR80s are $180. Some other cans are priced LCDXC $2395, LCD2 $1550, HD650 $600. 


Edited by HarleyZH - 7/31/14 at 6:14am
post #17423 of 18800
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Originally Posted by HarleyZH View Post
 

Actually they are about the same here as the us. Our Grado is overpriced, $1099 for RS1e, 2199 for PS1000e and 325s are $449, SR80s are $180. Some other cans are priced LCDXC $2395, LCD2 $1550, HD650 $600. 


OUCH!! That's bad. How do you guys survive?! Still you should see prices in Europe. Worst of the lot after the exchange rate. I can't complain here in Hockey-land. Retails: $139 80i; $749 RS1i; $995 GS1000i; $649 PS500, all CAD. LCD-2 was $995 CAD, HD650 $499.

 

It's only money...a renewable resource for us worker bees....

post #17424 of 18800
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Originally Posted by HarleyZH View Post
 

Actually they are about the same here as the us. Our Grado is overpriced, $1099 for RS1e, 2199 for PS1000e and 325s are $449, SR80s are $180. Some other cans are priced LCDXC $2395, LCD2 $1550, HD650 $600. 


Hey HarleyZH, if you ever sell your Bushmills, please PM me, I want a pair.

Thanks.

post #17425 of 18800

Sooo, i managed to get my mittens on a used pair of GS1000i (Mint!) for around 670 USD.

 

Problem now is that i need an amp to power it.

 

I'm currently using my IFI Micro IDSD and although it sounds sweet i know it will scale with a better amp.

 

I have a Teac UD501 so i guess my source is settled as well.

 

My budget is around a 1000 i guess? tube/ SS - as long as it pairs nicely it doesnt matter.

 

(Listening to the GS1000i and it sounds nothing like the RS1 (vintage) that i had - a lot more spacious but perhaps a tad less meaty)

post #17426 of 18800
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Originally Posted by Wil View Post

Sooo, i managed to get my mittens on a used pair of GS1000i (Mint!) for around 670 USD.

Problem now is that i need an amp to power it.

I'm currently using my IFI Micro IDSD and although it sounds sweet i know it will scale with a better amp.

I have a Teac UD501 so i guess my source is settled as well.

My budget is around a 1000 i guess? tube/ SS - as long as it pairs nicely it doesnt matter.

(Listening to the GS1000i and it sounds nothing like the RS1 (vintage) that i had - a lot more spacious but perhaps a tad less meaty)

To be fair, it doesn't "need" an amp as it's not very power hungry. That being said, I've never heard a better amp than the MAD Ear+ for Grados!
post #17427 of 18800
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Originally Posted by Wil View Post
 

Sooo, i managed to get my mittens on a used pair of GS1000i (Mint!) for around 670 USD.

 

Problem now is that i need an amp to power it.

 

I'm currently using my IFI Micro IDSD and although it sounds sweet i know it will scale with a better amp.

 

I have a Teac UD501 so i guess my source is settled as well.

 

My budget is around a 1000 i guess? tube/ SS - as long as it pairs nicely it doesnt matter.

 

(Listening to the GS1000i and it sounds nothing like the RS1 (vintage) that i had - a lot more spacious but perhaps a tad less meaty)

Congratulations, thats a steal!!!

Enjoy!

post #17428 of 18800
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Originally Posted by Wil View Post
 

Sooo, i managed to get my mittens on a used pair of GS1000i (Mint!) for around 670 USD.

 

Problem now is that i need an amp to power it.

 

I'm currently using my IFI Micro IDSD and although it sounds sweet i know it will scale with a better amp.

 

I have a Teac UD501 so i guess my source is settled as well.

 

My budget is around a 1000 i guess? tube/ SS - as long as it pairs nicely it doesnt matter.

 

(Listening to the GS1000i and it sounds nothing like the RS1 (vintage) that i had - a lot more spacious but perhaps a tad less meaty)


The GS1000 have similar power requirements as the PS1000 (which are both a bit higher than the RS1 and SR series). I can vouch for the Mad EAR+ sounding awesome with the PS1000. but it's true they don't require a ton of power. they really just need something to control (or, depending on amp, "soften") the highs before they get a chance to sound screechy and (depending on your preference), maybe add a touch of warmth in the mids.

 

I've also found that something small like the RSA shadow does a good job with the PS1000. smooth, not shouty, good soundstage.

post #17429 of 18800
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post


The GS1000 have similar power requirements as the PS1000 (which are both a bit higher than the RS1 and SR series). I can vouch for the Mad EAR+ sounding awesome with the PS1000. but it's true they don't require a ton of power. they really just need something to control (or, depending on amp, "soften") the highs before they get a chance to sound screechy and (depending on your preference), maybe add a touch of warmth in the mids.

I've also found that something small like the RSA shadow does a good job with the PS1000. smooth, not shouty, good soundstage.

What about the Schiit Vali? I know it's not much, but it should beat my current "setup"
post #17430 of 18800
The vali might be good. I used it with the sennheiser hd800 for a month and thought it matched well with that but never tried it with a grado. Not sure if it'll have the same magic with the gs1000 as it had with the hd800.

The vali may not cost much but it sounds excellent. Might be all you need for a long time.

I have to also point out that the magni for 99 is an option too if you're looking for something that should be more neutral and linear with the low impedance grados.

I'm a fan of schiit gear so I don't think you can really go wrong with them. On a selfish note, I'd like to read impressions of the new Valhalla 2 with grados. They reworked it to be a better match with low impedance phones. So, yeah, get one of those and get back to us wink.gif
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