or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Grado Fan Club!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Grado Fan Club! - Page 1960

post #29386 of 33882

music hath charms 

 

 

post #29387 of 33882
Quote:
Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Ha ha ha.....funny stuff  :D

 

 

 

*

 

Joseph, congrats on your PS1Ke puchase  :smile:

Thank you…after my ears ringing with the Stax I knew what I was going to get. :smile:

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by vapman View Post
 

I might be dumb, but I can't find anywhere you can purchase the PS1ke online.

Also, is it a real product, or is the l33t speaker in me paranoid?

I use PS1Ke short for PS-1000e by Grado Labs

Hope you find it now, if not...:confused_face(1):

post #29388 of 33882

Haha thanks @joseph69 yeah I assumed the PS 1000e and PS 1Ke were different :)

i can find the PS1000e easier ;)

post #29389 of 33882
Quote:
Originally Posted by vapman View Post
 

Haha thanks @joseph69 yeah I assumed the PS 1000e and PS 1Ke were different :)

i can find the PS1000e easier ;)

:beerchug:

post #29390 of 33882

Look what we have (HERE)

post #29391 of 33882

Is that RS1 in the ebay ad really selling for $700+? I have one sitting around that I bought new and didn't think they were worth much anymore.

post #29392 of 33882
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

Is that RS1 in the ebay ad really selling for $700+? I have one sitting around that I bought new and didn't think they were worth much anymore.

Do you mean (THESE) or (THESE) ?

post #29393 of 33882

Well, they both look like mine but there is no amp, just the phone. It's the button RS-1 I got around 2004. I use flat pads.

post #29394 of 33882
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

Well, they both look like mine but there is no amp, just the phone. It's the button RS-1 I got around 2004. I use flat pads.

I'm really not sure which are which, but I believe the Vintage A are the most desirable.

Maybe @kayandjohn will chime in…he knows better than I do about the different M/Y's.

post #29395 of 33882
Quote:
Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Look what we have (HERE)

They are worth a premium because on top of being very rare headphones, they have flawless red lettering... no rubouts.  That is worth a LOT!

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

 |

V

 

(mine have flawless lettering too!!))

 

 

post #29396 of 33882
Quote:
Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Do you mean (THESE) or (THESE) ?

Ye

Quote:
Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

Is that RS1 in the ebay ad really selling for $700+? I have one sitting around that I bought new and didn't think they were worth much anymore.

In a word, YES!  The buttoned RS1 is a collector's item, and at least one person (me) finds them to sound better than the RS1i and many folks find that the RS1i sounds better than the current RS1e.  At a list price of $700 for the RS1e, you would do well to get these at $700.  I got mine in a trade of a HE-500 (listed new at $800, now used at about $500) plus a FiiO Mont Blanc E-12 amp (new price of about $120), so in line with that price, and that was more than a year ago.

post #29397 of 33882

I gave my rare vintage Grado HF-1 headphones a Christmas present.  Here are its Before and After pictures:

 


Before

 

 

 

 

After

 

 

The brown headband sheath was purchased from Grado.   It is the one used on the current GS1000e and RS2e.  I think it looks fabulous with the wood buttons, and it adds some padding that the black original sheath did not have.

post #29398 of 33882
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 

They are worth a premium because on top of being very rare headphones, they have flawless red lettering... no rubouts.  That is worth a LOT!

(mine have flawless lettering too!!))

Plus there NOS according to the seller.

Funny thing is, he says he purchased these a few years ago from Joseph Grado himself…I wonder how many of these may be around NOS at Grado Labs?

post #29399 of 33882
Quote:
Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Plus there NOS according to the seller.

Funny thing is, he says he purchased these a few years ago from Joseph Grado himself…I wonder how many of these may be around NOS at Grado Labs?

Those HP1000 HP1 also have two enhancements... the Ultra Wideband cable  and the second generation of pads as improved by Joseph Grado.  These are improvements that he would make to HP1s and HP2s sent back to him, over the period of up to a year and for around $2,000 (as well as put special paste around the inside of the earcups and do something to the aluminum, and according to one disappointed user of the upgrade service, remove the polarity switches that distinguish the HP1 from the HP2 and HP3 versions of the HP1000.)  Reviews are mixed on whether it improved, or just changed, the sound, but most people think it improved it.

post #29400 of 33882
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

music hath charms 

 

 

 

WOW!! Great!  Listening on my GH-1s with G CUSH while I should be going to bed (12:40 pm here!)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Grado Fan Club!