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post #17581 of 25245

Hell, I just figured you had lost your mind.:D

post #17582 of 25245

You make that statement about how those high end Staxes didn’t wipe the floor with the dynamics in the Stax thread and you’ll get a deluge of responses about how the Woo stat amps were to blame.  :tongue:

 

What freaked me out when I read your third paragraph is that I’ve heard a lot of those headphones on my own, lol. (exception of SR-009, HE-6 and T70) and, yeah, they’re all pretty good (well, HD700 excepted, imo) with various degrees of technical chops and musicality among them. 

 

if someone is aiming to get a flagship, it’s all about flavour, really. They all sound great. But how much does one prefer wide sound staging over smooth, chocolatey mids? You just gotta hear them and decide.

post #17583 of 25245
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I had the chance to compare many flagship headphones at the last Montréal Hi-Fi show, and the comparison that surprised me the most was between the PS1000 and the Stax 009.

 

To my surprise, the PS1000 just wiped the floor with the 009, I mean, it wasn't even funny, the PS1K had deeper bass extension, a bigger soundstage, and airyer more extended treble. And then, I felt something tickelling my nose, I woke up and saw my cat face staring at me, it was all a dream.

 

Seriously though, I always find it funny when people use these types of phrases to describe the differences between headphones, I did have the chance to hear many flagship headphones, at the Montréal HiFi show. And in my opinion, NONE of them, wiped the floor with ANY of them. They each have their own strenghts. I had the chance to hear the Stax 007/009, Audeze LCD2/3, HiFiMan HE6/HE500, Beyerdynamics T1/T70, Sennheiser HD800/700, and of course. the wouderful, Grado PS1000, and as far as I can remember, most, if not all, were hookup to Woo audio power amps.

 

I'm sure that those who really know me, didn't get fooled by the first two paragraphs, but I am curious to know who did, come on, I promise I won't laugh!.

Ok.  You got me :eek:

 

But you did commit a cardinal sin. I think it's agains the TOS to admit, imply, or otherwise suggest that headphones in that league all sound pretty good.

post #17584 of 25245

A brief update on my poost-GS1000e experience.

 

Yeah, the sound of those cans- the detail, dynamics, and transparency of the GS1Ke still haunt me.  But I'm not buying them any time soon.  I have spent the past 2 weeks over-hauling my entire rig. I got rid of the ridiculous 15-foot Monster cable speaker wire, and replaced it with 4 foot lengths with locking banana plugs.  I got rid of 3 HDMI cables in excess of 6 feet and replaced them with meausred lengths ranging from one to 15 feet ( I'm moving my computer).  The biggest offender was a 15 foot subwoofer cable, now replaced with the appropriate 3 foot length.  I have claned, dusted, and re-arranged everything.  I even did a clean reinstallation of Winddows 7 on my laptop, and am loading it with audio/video specific software that I know, trust, and use.

 

The bottom line is my rig was a mess.  The GS's let me know that with crystal clarity.

 

Soon, I might be worthy of such a headphone

 

edit: oh yeah, all of the cable is from Blue Jeans.  I'm not a cable-freak  :wink:


Edited by swspiers - 8/5/14 at 5:52pm
post #17585 of 25245

time to let my " freak flag fly" !!!:cool:  WW will give a lot of JB, i'm  warren guy at heart, hell, he played with david alan cole and lived !!

 

 

 

and the gs1000e's aren't going anywhere anytime soon !

post #17586 of 25245

I would've loved to see your faces, it must've been priceless. I included the HD700, simply because they were at the same table as the others, and I'm pretty sure that Sennheiser sells a few of them.

 

I know that my headphones collection can lead some to believe that I can't recognize that other manufacturers make good headphones too. I just hope that my last post will put these beliefs to rest.

post #17587 of 25245

Just saw the James Brown movie last night-get on up....big recommend from me due to Chadwick Boseman amazing performance. He's amazing. Streaming the soundtrack now.

 

HAAA!!! Like a sex machine...get on up! It's a man's world...but it wouldn't be nothin' without a woman. Ough! I feel good....Good Gawd!

post #17588 of 25245
my first pair of grados ..
post #17589 of 25245
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my first pair of grados ..
Outstanding sir. How do they sound, and how did you decide on them?
post #17590 of 25245
I got them second hand for cheap and always wanted to try some...there bright ive been listen to them for a couple of weeks i go back to my other cans and they sound weird now, but these are a bit bright aswell...man I dont no what sound I like anymore. ...my lcd 2 r1 sound like they need more treble and my he400 just sound terrible now lol..
Edited by jimi30 - 8/6/14 at 1:49am
post #17591 of 25245
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Hell, I just figured you had lost your mind.:D

Ha, ha, ha.....stacker, that was a good one.....I agree....heck, even at $300 I believe all those headphones would be very good....I really have liked everything that i have ever heard....there are just certain ones that strike your fancy more than others.

 

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and the gs1000e's aren't going anywhere anytime soon !

Love the Mule!!!!!

 

I will post some Joe B. later......I am on a Pink Floyd trip at the moment  :p 

 

Hey, jimi30......great choice of grados.  


Edited by whirlwind - 8/6/14 at 2:57am
post #17592 of 25245
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

I got them second hand for cheap and always wanted to try some...there bright ive been listen to them for a couple of weeks i go back to my other cans and they sound weird now, but these are a bit bright aswell...man I dont no what sound I like anymore. ...my lcd 2 r1 sound like they need more treble and my he400 just sound terrible now lol..

the Rs2 (with buttons) is what turned it around for me, and turned me into a Grado fan. I also had the LCD2 rev.2 at the time, and after first trying out the Rs2, I enjoyed them so much. So energetic, so light weight, so undemanding and un-dependent on proper amplification vs the LCD, it was a no brainer (for me). I sold the LCD and got on a Grado binge!:evil:

 

I've never heard the Rs2so I don't know if they're a bit brighter than their previous version, but I absolutely loved the way the Rs2 presented guitars, the best I've heard probably!

post #17593 of 25245
They sound amazing ... most of the time , just down loaded jose gonzalez live in prague 2008 Wow!!! Mind blowing with these..
post #17594 of 25245
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

I got them second hand for cheap and always wanted to try some...there bright ive been listen to them for a couple of weeks i go back to my other cans and they sound weird now, but these are a bit bright aswell...man I dont no what sound I like anymore. ...my lcd 2 r1 sound like they need more treble and my he400 just sound terrible now lol..

Exactly how I feel about Grado vs. planar magnetics.

 

Congratulations!

post #17595 of 25245
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

They sound amazing ... most of the time , just down loaded jose gonzalez live in prague 2008 Wow!!! Mind blowing with these..

 

Will download that right away, I have two of his albums, and a third Junip album. That is really good music for the RS1i's actually!

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