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post #23521 of 23535
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Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post

Your comparison btwn the 325is and the 325e is not wrong at all. Having owned both I agree completely: the 325e is much warmer, lusher and smoother than its predecessor. However considering your conditions, I think you'll have to spend days burning-in the 325e at first. They're ear-piercing at first, even to a guy with normal ears like me.



 



I have never tried the SR125e so I can't comment on that, but the SR225e is definitely even warmer than the 325e. However the sound of the SR225e is not as refined as on the 325e. If I had to choose only 1 Grado to be my everything headphones, I'd go with the SR325e.


 



when you posted, i was still editing my post. hehe. So i take it you tried sr225e and sr325e then?
So... just like how their I series counterpart, the 225-325 still retain it's generic progression?? As in, the sr225e is still less bright than sr325e?

if i had to choose only 1 grado i'd go with rs2e really, it's just a little too expensive at this time. And um, sr325e is seriously good. And since the price is ~mid-fi level, it has a great price-performance value too.
post #23522 of 23535

Yes they are easy to demo in Singapore. Are you in the country as well? I left by the end of January and won't return for the near future (will be heading to Malaysia in March instead).

 

If you're in Singapore, go to Stereo. If you're just a visitor, look up more information in the link below:

http://www.stereo.com.sg/store/

 

The price of Grados in Singapore is just a tad higher when I was there, but have since risen a bit (SGD decreased in value). 

post #23523 of 23535

(divided my post due to IT restriction)

And yep the "Grado progression" stay true with the 225 and 325. I never had any interest in the 125 (any version of it), so I can't comment. But honestly I think you'd best stick with the 225e (or even the 325e) if they're within your limit. 

If the RS2e, like people said, is "the new RS1i", then I suppose you won't be able to stand it. Wit stock pads the RS1i is on the same level of 325is in term of brightness. 

Oh and I think you should try tape-modding the 325e, or switch to Earzonk pads. They tame the highs.

post #23524 of 23535
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Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post

Yes they are easy to demo in Singapore. Are you in the country as well? I left by the end of January and won't return for the near future (will be heading to Malaysia in March instead).



 



If you're in Singapore, go to Stereo. If you're just a visitor, look up more information in the link below:



http://www.stereo.com.sg/store/



 



The price of Grados in Singapore is just a tad higher when I was there, but have since risen a bit (SGD decreased in value). 


 

 

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Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post

(divided my post due to IT restriction)



And yep the "Grado progression" stay true with the 225 and 325. I never had any interest in the 125 (any version of it), so I can't comment. But honestly I think you'd best stick with the 225e (or even the 325e) if they're within your limit. 



If the RS2e, like people said, is "the new RS1i", then I suppose you won't be able to stand it. Wit stock pads the RS1i is on the same level of 325is in term of brightness. 



Oh and I think you should try tape-modding the 325e, or switch to Earzonk pads. They tame the highs.


 



i used to stay there for a short while. live in a different south east asia country now. yeah, the rs1e was fine for me. but there's no demo for rs2e so there's that. Oh? the earzonk pads tame the highs? how much tamer are we talking about here?
The "tamer that is only noticeable by critical listening", or the "tamer that noticeable even for casual listeners?"
If it's more the latter maybe i should consider 325e after all... or a/b with 225e before making up my mind...
post #23525 of 23535

"Tamer if you spend more than 10 minutes with it". It won't be noticeable for non-audiophile, but for me it's there, very clearly. In fact I could never stand my un-burnt SR325e without the EZ pads.

 

Else you can try tape-modding the stock pads as well.

post #23526 of 23535
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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post


Jay, how do you like the LHlabs stuff?

:D they may have some issues growing the company and they are learning along the way hlabs operates as a division company from light harmonic, and has a very different product, and targeted customer.

i waited well over a year for the pulse x/f/i, and lps4 , was the wait "worth it" not sure

what i am sure of, the sound the pulse is making is the best sound i've had here at the listening post

i wish i wasn't selling it


Edited by jaywillin - Yesterday at 4:17 am
post #23527 of 23535
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Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post
 

Actually I quite like the G cushs on my PS500, the mids is a bit "artificial" with G cushs, but soundstage increase, bass is tamed... And comfort is great. However due to the "artificial" mids I only use my PS500 for Instrumental music and Prog Rock (along with it offshots).

On the Grado scale I think the PS500 is the complete opposite of the RS1 (and the 325)

When I heard the PS500 I had my RS1's w/ me at Capital Audio Fest and I was listening to a lot of orthos-the fazor LCDs the HE 560's, etc. and the PS500 sounded closer to those kinds of sound signatures to me-it felt warmer, fuller, lusher-not that I don't like my RS1-it was just a different experience.

post #23528 of 23535
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

When I heard the PS500 I had my RS1's w/ me at Capital Audio Fest and I was listening to a lot of orthos-the fazor LCDs the HE 560's, etc. and the PS500 sounded closer to those kinds of sound signatures to me-it felt warmer, fuller, lusher-not that I don't like my RS1-it was just a different experience.

 

That's very interesting, cause I'm primarily a planar speaker guy, and have become pretty smitten with planar headphones, and the PS500 has always been my favorite Grado, as well. 

post #23529 of 23535

i have little experience with planars. but i do own the he-400i. and the way the ps500 conveys bass and lower midrange sounds planar-like i have to agree. at least he-400i he-560 like.

post #23530 of 23535
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

That's very interesting, cause I'm primarily a planar speaker guy, and have become pretty smitten with planar headphones, and the PS500 has always been my favorite Grado, as well. 

Agreed, love the organic, neutral presentation of my HE560's and PS500es!
post #23531 of 23535
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

Yep to me those 2 Grados are extremely different too. Too bad I have not tried any pair of planars yet.

 

 

 

Put the L-cushs on my PS500 yesterday and the bass was too much for my liking... Trebles were lackluster also. Had to go back to G-cushs. Which has the problem of "artificial mids" I mentioned above, and in a lot of songs (especially Metal), the bass was not well-controlled.  So whatever the cushs is, the PS500 always has some problems. I believe my LD I+ with Mullards tubes sound quite great with it, but the amp is awaiting repair right now. 

post #23532 of 23535
I can report that leaving my DAC on for 36hrs straight has had no deliterious effect on its SQ. Who woulda thunk it?
post #23533 of 23535
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Originally Posted by bpcans View Post

I can report that leaving my DAC on for 36hrs straight has had no deliterious effect on its SQ. Who woulda thunk it?

I've been leaving my audio interface and DAC on 24/7 now since a couple months ago. There has been zero ill effects, if anything it's just way more convenient.
post #23534 of 23535

So recently I've been hearing some popping from my PS500's, which I bought used (still have like 5 days to return them though)

Ive been hearing it a lot on flacs even on low volumes, along with a kind of grainy distortion to the highs, and its very noticeable on the 24/69 version of Kashmir, at about 3:54 (and my eyes fill with ssssand) Ill hear a very distinct pop. (i don't  hear it on an mp3 version however) 

It occurs regardless of if im using my fiio e10k or just coming out of the computer

:(

Whats causing this?

Has anyone else experienced it?

What should I do?

Would returning the old pair and getting a new set of ps500e's fix the problem?

 

 

Computer>fiio e10k>ps500

post #23535 of 23535
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Originally Posted by Shoopdawoop993 View Post
 

So recently I've been hearing some popping from my PS500's, which I bought used (still have like 5 days to return them though)

Ive been hearing it a lot on flacs even on low volumes, along with a kind of grainy distortion to the highs, and its very noticeable on the 24/69 version of Kashmir, at about 3:54 (and my eyes fill with ssssand) Ill hear a very distinct pop. (i don't  hear it on an mp3 version however) 

It occurs regardless of if im using my fiio e10k or just coming out of the computer

:(

Whats causing this?

Has anyone else experienced it?

What should I do?

Would returning the old pair and getting a new set of ps500e's fix the problem?

 

 

Computer>fiio e10k>ps500

 

I would try another source. Can you run them directly out of a smart phone or iPad? 

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