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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

 

I do fancy them, so far... enough for me to unload my PS500

 

Your FS ad for the PS500 makes me want to become a kermit and lurk on FS threads all day.

post #17687 of 24317
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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 

Are RS-1s without wooden buttons just as true to "Grado sound" as RS-1s with wooden buttons?

 

Earlier in this thread, I asked which Grado headphones best represented the "true Grado house sound" that made rock guitar and organ shine so well, and a number of folks advised that it was the RS-1 or the SR225.

 

See here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/530965/grado-fan-club/17295#post_10744663 

 

So I have been searching diligently and without success for an RS-1 with wooden buttons.

 

I have just found a place that has RS-1s in the version WITHOUT wooden buttons (not the RS-1i or RS-1e, but RS-1, which is what I want).  The headphone has the thick cord as did my PS500s (I mention this because in a history of RS-1s, RS-1s with thinner cords are mentioned in one version).  The headphone is Serial Number 10011.

 

Do these button-less RS-1s represent the Grado sound as well as the (earlier I think) buttoned RS-1s?  Any advice you can provide by tomorrow, when I have to buy these because I leave the town they are in, would be most helpful.

 

Thanks!

 

P.S.

 

Clues from another thread indicate that the button was removed to remove a mid-high frequency peak, and that the RS-1s without the button sound better.  Here are two posts that say that:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/260462/does-new-look-of-rs-1-change-the-sound/15#post_3302997

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/260462/does-new-look-of-rs-1-change-the-sound/30#post_3546821

 

First of all, I would say all versions of Rs1 are very close to each other. My guess is that it really depends on the listener. For myself and many others, the Rs1i could be a bit painful to listen to, and thus the Rs1 (with buttons) is the way to go, since it does not have this problem. By that same token, there are probably many more people that are perfectly happy with the Rs1i, and totally love it!
On another note, if the Rs1 you are talking about, is the one that just sold on another site (AA). That one looks like it has been recently serviced by Grado with Rs1i drivers + the thicker cable. If you bought this pair, then congrats! Great price, and if you fancy the button look, then you can just slap them back on!
As far as the sound goes, then who better to tell you than your own two ears! (assuming you did buy that pair):ph34r:

Edited by wormsdriver - 8/9/14 at 12:18am
post #17688 of 24317
I really dont get grado...Most of us talk about excessive brightness. .but is that what makes them enjoyable. ..?? From what ive read there all bright...maybe they have tried to make a darker can ..but just cant pull it of..
post #17689 of 24317
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

GS1000e... impulse buy...

 

Congrats

post #17690 of 24317
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

I really dont get grado...Most of us talk about excessive brightness. .but is that what makes them enjoyable. ..?? From what ive read there all bright...maybe they have tried to make a darker can ..but just cant pull it of..

 

I've got a pair of Grados on my head at this very moment with a pair on Sennheiser 600s next to me. You're right that the brightness is the sound signature that many of us (I presume) enjoy from them, but there's a fine line between being bright and being overly bright to the point of fatigue. 

 

I see the validity of darker headphones, but if Grado were to alter the signature to match what the Sennheisers currently deliver, that would deeply sadden me. Which is partly why I've unloaded my E-s and picked up some I-s.


Edited by Suisou - 8/9/14 at 2:54am
post #17691 of 24317
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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 

Are RS-1s without wooden buttons just as true to "Grado sound" as RS-1s with wooden buttons?

 

Earlier in this thread, I asked which Grado headphones best represented the "true Grado house sound" that made rock guitar and organ shine so well, and a number of folks advised that it was the RS-1 or the SR225.

 

See here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/530965/grado-fan-club/17295#post_10744663

 

So I have been searching diligently and without success for an RS-1 with wooden buttons.

 

I have just found a place that has RS-1s in the version WITHOUT wooden buttons (not the RS-1i or RS-1e, but RS-1, which is what I want).  The headphone has the thick cord as did my PS500s (I mention this because in a history of RS-1s, RS-1s with thinner cords are mentioned in one version).  The headphone is Serial Number 10011.

 

Do these button-less RS-1s represent the Grado sound as well as the (earlier I think) buttoned RS-1s?  Any advice you can provide by tomorrow, when I have to buy these because I leave the town they are in, would be most helpful.

 

Thanks!

 

P.S.

 

Clues from another thread indicate that the button was removed to remove a mid-high frequency peak, and that the RS-1s without the button sound better.  Here are two posts that say that:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/260462/does-new-look-of-rs-1-change-the-sound/15#post_3302997

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/260462/does-new-look-of-rs-1-change-the-sound/30#post_3546821

Differences between Grado's are almost impossible to discern intellectually, except for the REALLY BIG differences between the SR/RS-PS-GS series.

 

In a word. YES, they do respresent the Grado sound well, but then they all do.  It's just varying shades of awesomeness!

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My favorite no nonsense rock and roll album:

 

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I will check it and rate your music..
post #17694 of 24317
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

I really dont get grado...Most of us talk about excessive brightness. .but is that what makes them enjoyable. ..?? From what ive read there all bright...maybe they have tried to make a darker can ..but just cant pull it of..
jimi, I think your sentiments reflect Grado's intention to make an easily drivable headphone that can be used over a wide range of musical genres and with a lot of different audio gear. I personally don't find my Grado's to be overly bright, but then again I'm middle-aged and deaf. IMO the PS500's were created to appeal to a sector of the market that is lead by Beats headphones, bass heavy rap music, Deafmau5, and others of that musical ilk. (Do I sound like a crotchety old fart yet)? Today over pronounced bass is the norm for people under thirty years of age, they believe this is how music is supposed to sound, which is totally cool. For me, I want a flute to sound like a flute, a violin like a violin, and so forth. I'm not sure this shift is generational because there are many people in their twenty's who love classical music and live jazz recordings.
Edited by bpcans - 8/9/14 at 9:34am
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Agree!!!! But a band I love and have seen many times tool!! Maybe imo the most progressive music...and the biggest feeling at there show is the bass going tho u body...I dont understand why people dont dig bass !!!! As much as treble
Edited by jimi30 - 8/9/14 at 9:43am
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Its like I've never walked away from a tool or any gig and thought man that treble was awesome. ..
post #17697 of 24317
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

Agree!!!! But a band I love and have seen many times tool!! Maybe imo the most progressive music...and the biggest feeling at there show is the bass going tho u body...I dont understand why people dont dig bass !!!! As much as treble

I know it may be kinda hard to believe, but not everybody likes the same type of music.

 

Most acoustic music (no amps or speakers!) doesn't have gobs of bass.  That's not the kind of music it is.  So, when they listen back to it on headphones, they don't need that bass emphasis. 

post #17698 of 24317

<3 my 325is

 

 

I kiss them

 

 

And no i'm not lying.

 

Anyone try the E Series yet? any major diffrences?

post #17699 of 24317
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Originally Posted by jimi30 View Post

Agree!!!! But a band I love and have seen many times tool!! Maybe imo the most progressive music...and the biggest feeling at there show is the bass going tho u body...I dont understand why people dont dig bass !!!! As much as treble
That's so cool man. Nothing beats the impact of a live show, though it's been awhile since I went to one and after my ears were ringing and my liver was trying to jump out of my body.
post #17700 of 24317
The biggest bummer for me is im a huge jimi hendrix fan..but grados just dont work with jimi..
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