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post #3211 of 17150
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

I was thinking of asking you if you'd consider the HF-2 also?  $375, or so on the FS section of the forum here.  Easily, better sound (in my own opinion) than the SR-325i.  The HF-2 features the aluminum cups, but they also have the wooden liners installed for a special sound.  biggrin.gif

 

I preferred my Magnum v.4 headphones in the Honduran mahogany by a small margin.  However, the HF-2 was a fine sounding headphone.  In fact, I liked the signature of the sound a bit more than the MS-Pro, by Allesandro - which is essentially a re-tuned RS-1i Grado, but with a slightly decreased upper frequency range.

 

musiclover666 has described his listening preference, HF2 just won't fit the bill. In contrast, I prefer the sound of the mspro to the Hf2 because HF2 is too dark for my liking.
The RS1i sounds like mspro with a bit more treble, more bass, and intimate mids.
post #3212 of 17150
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Originally Posted by musiclover666 View Post

 Yes, I have been at this audio game for quite some time so I know all about the law of diminishing returns. I am biased towards Grado as well. I own the 80i, have owned the 60 and am looking to move up in the near future. I love the forwardness of Grados and I don't want to lose that with the PS500 if I choose that route. Someone commented in another thread, or it could have even been this one, that the PS500 signature is quite different than the rest of the line. That scares me a bit. I don't mind gaining refinement as long as I don't lose the forwardness that I love so much. That was my reasoning for wanting the 325is. Not lose the forwardness, and move up in the line.

 

 

Exactly, that's the same fear I had. Based on what you've said in your posts, I think you may find the PS500 to be the better phone if you were to demo it, but the 325 sounds more like your style. I suspect if you really love the 80s and 60s, and you want to keep the same forwardness of the mids and treble, and maybe could even prefer a slightly brighter top end, the 325s will be very much to your liking. In fact, I'll give you the same advice I gave someone else in a PM: Maybe consider just never listening to the 500s, cause I will tell you that I LOVED my 325s until I bought the 500s and got accustomed to them for a while. Once I went back to the 500s, the 325s still sounded fantastic but I felt like I was missing the extra bit of refinement and the more robust low end. It's been a bit harder to listen to them since now that I have their superior sitting in the same room :)  

post #3213 of 17150

I have both as well the PS500 and the SR325i. As said before they are two different kind of HP. Though to my ears the SR325i is only bass shy when you compare it to the PS500. Compared to my SR80 or my MS-pro they have a stronger bass. 

For my ears often the bass of the PS500 is too much. This depends on the recording but also on my shape. I had this with the same recording that I liked it a lot one day with the PS500 and than some days later I found the bass too strong and switched to the SR325i, which fitted on this day. I have to say that I don't mind the tremble of the 325i on most recordings and I still find it is a HP that has something special... for me I can not say one is the better HP because they are different in their style. Even difficult for me to say I prefer one over the other.... so I guess I am not much of help - except that one really need to listen to a HP to decide if you like them or not...

post #3214 of 17150
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Personally I like the matte look of the older PS1000, as the new one reminds me a bit too much of a set of rims. I can see Grado's reasoning for the change tho, as the older PS1000's finish was prone to scratches and showed off imperfections a lot more.

 

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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

 The chrome look is of our sign of the times - 'more blingey for ma money' - from an aesthetic point of view the new

 chromed, shiny, appearance draws attention to the Grado flagship status - perhaps a flailing attempt to remind everyone

 non-savvy that Grado is still - Cool.

 

hmm. smile.gif

 


 

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post #3215 of 17150

I was contacted by a head-fier who is considering selling his PS-1 to me. I want him to take his time and make sure it's something he wants to do, so I wont really know until a few weeks from now, but the prospect is exciting.

 

The HP1000 has knocked my socks off.

post #3216 of 17150
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I was contacted by a head-fier who is considering selling his PS-1 to me. I want him to take his time and make sure it's something he wants to do, so I wont really know until a few weeks from now, but the prospect is exciting.

 

The HP1000 has knocked my socks off.

PS-1? Is that a Joe Grado phone?

post #3217 of 17150
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Originally Posted by musiclover666 View Post

 

I had though about an HF-2, but thought finding one would be akin to finding hens teeth. Are the HF-2 and the PS500 close in signature due to the alum/wood combination? What do used PS500s usually go for around here. $400 is my absolute ceiling for a set of Grados. 

 

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Edited by our martin - 6/8/12 at 5:27am
post #3218 of 17150

The PS-1 was made by John Grado, sort of a predecessor to the PS1000. It was very limited---one of their more limited models---and sold for around $1400 at TTVJ back around 2004 or so (I think?).

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/58445/grado-ps-1-the-best

 

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post #3219 of 17150
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

The PS-1 was made by John Grado, sort of a predecessor to the PS1000. It was very limited---one of their more limited models---and sold for around $1400 at TTVJ back around 2004 or so (I think?).

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/58445/grado-ps-1-the-best

 

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Interesting, thanks...I thought people were referring to the PS1ks when they said PS-1....now I know! :)

post #3220 of 17150

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$160 (USD)
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For Sale:
Grado SR225i lightly modded

Will Ship To: US Only

These are in great condtion and purchased back in mid January of this year.

 

They have been lightly modded with one hole vented on each driver for just a little extra bass-the button has been removed-still has the original grills-has the sticky tack mod. I also have the taped bowls in the pictures but that comes right off and the bowls are in fantastic condition.

 

Only one little scratch on the cable which was already on it when i received them but everything works pefect.

 

I have the original box which is in perfect condition which they will be shipped in. This also comes with a storage bag that i recieved with my order from GoodCans.com. Im asking for $160 with free USPS shipping.

 

Buyer must have trader feedback and only accept payment via paypal. Thanks for looking.


Edited by our martin - 6/8/12 at 5:46am
post #3221 of 17150

18 hours, 4 minutes ago

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€500 (EURO)
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For Sale:
Grado RS-1

Will Ship To: Anywhere

Decided to sell this headphones, since I don't use them anymore. They're in very good condition, with not much use.

I still have the original box, with the extension cable and an additional pair of TTVJ flat pads.

 

The price does not include shipping.

 

If you're interested, payment can be made by bank transfer or through paypal (in this case with added 3% final price)

post #3222 of 17150

Why not link to the ad instead of reposting the whole thing here? : P

post #3223 of 17150
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Why not link to the ad instead of reposting the whole thing here? : P

I am not trying to sell anything, i am just showing musiclover666 a couple of the sales threads and how much the ps500s are used on amazon! p.s If it was me, i would save up a bit more money and buy them new from grado! http://www.gradolabs.com/


Edited by our martin - 6/8/12 at 6:15am
post #3224 of 17150

As far as I know / heard / read, they were limited made, around 250, but I think it was more, on order of German business guy with his specified wishes, so, most of them were sold outside of US, mean Germany, but I may be wrong.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

The PS-1 was made by John Grado, sort of a predecessor to the PS1000. It was very limited---one of their more limited models---and sold for around $1400 at TTVJ back around 2004 or so (I think?).

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/58445/grado-ps-1-the-best

 

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post #3225 of 17150
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I was contacted by a head-fier who is considering selling his PS-1 to me. I want him to take his time and make sure it's something he wants to do, so I wont really know until a few weeks from now, but the prospect is exciting.

 

The HP1000 has knocked my socks off.

have you posted any thoughts of the HP1000 on here in another thread? I'd be interested in reading them and see how you think they compare to the other high end phones you've listened to (have you heard the LCD3 and can compare them to it? I'm curious to give Audeze another shot after not loving the LCD2)

 

I got a pair of HP-1 last week but have refrained form posting impressions as I was trying to figure out its character compared the magnum v4 and PS500 I have in the house (plus my memories of other phones I've owned)

 

But then I performed the foam lining mods inside the cups on Wedensday as per purrin's directions and, wow, that really made a difference and widened the gap considerably between the HP-1 and the other  Grados I'm testing out. I think I might be ready to write a big ol' post about the HP-1 this weekend

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