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I wonder how they'll label their next series... Will it be a letter? Which letter? Or will the new Heritage series replace the reference series?

RS1a... RS1u... RS1x...?
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Originally Posted by DrawTheLine87 View Post

I wonder how they'll label their next series... Will it be a letter? Which letter? Or will the new Heritage series replace the reference series?

RS1a... RS1u... RS1x...?

 

I guess it depends from where Grado acquires its next tree... :rolleyes:

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Originally Posted by DrawTheLine87 View Post

I wonder how they'll label their next series... Will it be a letter? Which letter? Or will the new Heritage series replace the reference series?

RS1a... RS1u... RS1x...?
I think because of the exclusivity of Grado's niche market it would be hard to radically deviate from their proven formula using a new alphabetical designation for their headphones. IMO the melding of wood and metal in the ear-cups of the PS series was a step forward, albeit the production cost is a bit higher. The over half century technology of their drivers would have to improve significantly.
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I guess it depends from where Grado acquires its next tree... rolleyes.gif
The GH-1 is really a marketing tool more for product placement, and a very successful one for sure, than a true advance in hp technology. They could've made the GH-1 with bigger wooden cups, larger drivers and extension cords, and shipped them with the G-cushions to begin with.
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They could've made the GH-1 with bigger wooden cups, larger drivers and extension cords, and shipped them with the G-cushions to begin with.

 

I think that's pretty much the GS1000.

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Originally Posted by bpcans View Post

The GH-1 is really a marketing tool more for product placement, and a very successful one for sure, than a true advance in hp technology. They could've made the GH-1 with bigger wooden cups, larger drivers and extension cords, and shipped them with the G-cushions to begin with.

 

Worked with me - I wanted them very badly! I've no complaints about the sound at all, but, yes, I agree they really could've shipped them with G cushions at surely not much dent in the bottom line...

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Originally Posted by XLR8 View Post

For me Grado is love / hate relationship.
Love the sound, the look, the wood , the mids and the antiquity.
Hate the price, the quality control, the comfort, the thick heavy cable, the stock earpads, the plastic gimbals.

Do share your love/hates
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Love: the look, the wood and the clarity and intimate sound with some music (e.g. acoustic is lifelike, some metal, some electronic/ambient)

 

Hate: the "agonizer" headband, the unnatural brightness with some music (e.g. classical violin), the plastic gimbals (which I seem to be always adjusting back into position) and their propensity to allow the cable to twist, potentially damaging the wire/connection

 

...to be frank, I listen to my Grado RS2i less and less because of the ergonomic issues, though when I go back to them I frequently note to myself that they sound better than I remember them sounding, if that makes sense.

 

I am disappointed Grado didn't address some of the ergonomic issues in their new line (the 'e' cans), especially since the complaints are almost universal.

 

 

 

In terms of brightness, before my HF hearing was degraded, I'd guess I would have felt the same way. Don't you think your sound preference would be better served by the RS1 or RS1e? 

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