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post #4621 of 20303

OK, I think I am officially a Grado fan. Now I am afraid this may hurt my wallet in the years to come.

 

I just upgraded my SR80i's with a pair of SR225i's drivers, and IMO it was absolutely worth it. I feel they outperform my well burn in SR80i's just out of the box (they better do it angry_face.gif). Can't wait to hear how they sound in a couple of weeks. 

 

All I can think about now is how they higher end Grados might sound. I am going to try to keep the 225s for a while, and in the future try some recable or woody cups; maybe both.

 

Quick question; what do you think of these CMOYs: http://myworld.ebay.com/ampedup77?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 ? 

post #4622 of 20303
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Quick question; what do you think of these CMOYs: http://myworld.ebay.com/ampedup77?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 ? 

I can recommend the CMOY from JDS Labs and John will tweak yours to optimize for Grados (and other low imp HPs).

John's work is 1st class! http://www.jdslabs.com/

post #4623 of 20303
^ Thanks. I will take a look at that. I'd might to try one I these.
I was thinking about the eBay cMoy because they are suposed to be very similar to the Grado RA1 amp, but the jds looks promising too.
post #4624 of 20303
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^ Thanks. I will take a look at that. I'd might to try one I these.
I was thinking about the eBay cMoy because they are suposed to be very similar to the Grado RA1 amp, but the jds looks promising too.

The circuits are not really that similar. But people often compare them because the RA1's internal parts are about the same price as a CMoy (taking the enclosures out of it).
post #4625 of 20303
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The circuits are not really that similar. But people often compare them because the RA1's internal parts are about the same price as a CMoy (taking the enclosures out of it).

Also I believe the RA-1 is hard wired, while the CMOYs use PCBs of varying quality. I recommend JDS because his PCB is really good, though I'd prefer w/out the bass boost. The main similarity is that these are all opamp based. 

post #4626 of 20303
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Also I believe the RA-1 is hard wired, while the CMOYs use PCBs of varying quality. I recommend JDS because his PCB is really good, though I'd prefer w/out the bass boost. The main similarity is that these are all opamp based. 

whoops, there' a pcb inside the RA-1 as well, but not everything is soldered to it as in the cMoy

post #4627 of 20303

I have a question regarding which grado headphone I should buy. My budget is 700 dollars, so I was planning on getting the RS1i, however, I read reviews that said the RS1i didn't have the energetic grado house sound which is what I am looking for. I listen only to rock and metal and I want an energetic and exciting sound which makes your rock music sound alive and in your face. Will the RS1i give that exciting and aggresive sound I'm looking for which grado's are famous for, or should I get a different grado? People said that the SR225i is the best grado headphone in my price range. Do you think I will enjoy the SR225i more than the RS1i? I would like to address that I want forward mids and a treble that is exciting, but non fatiguing. The RS1i is known to have very forward midrange and non fatiguing highs, the SR225i is said to have a pretty exciting treble that is aggressive but non fatiguing. Which one should I get?

post #4628 of 20303
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I have a question regarding which grado headphone I should buy. My budget is 700 dollars, so I was planning on getting the RS1i, however, I read reviews that said the RS1i didn't have the energetic grado house sound which is what I am looking for. I listen only to rock and metal and I want an energetic and exciting sound which makes your rock music sound alive and in your face. Will the RS1i give that exciting and aggresive sound I'm looking for which grado's are famous for, or should I get a different grado? People said that the SR225i is the best grado headphone in my price range. Do you think I will enjoy the SR225i more than the RS1i? I would like to address that I want forward mids and a treble that is exciting, but non fatiguing. The RS1i is known to have very forward midrange and non fatiguing highs, the SR225i is said to have a pretty exciting treble that is aggressive but non fatiguing. Which one should I get?

I would get the RS1 without question. My 2nd choice for your music would be the Alessandro MS2 ($300) or the 225i. The 225i sound great and are very comfortable (light like the RS1 & 2). The only thing I don't like about the 225i is the vinyl headband which is, of course, replaceable. I haven't tried the PS500 but I'd start with Grado house sound e.g. SR or RS

post #4629 of 20303
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I would get the RS1 without question. My 2nd choice for your music would be the Alessandro MS2 ($300) or the 225i. The 225i sound great and are very comfortable (light like the RS1 & 2). The only thing I don't like about the 225i is the vinyl headband which is, of course, replaceable. I haven't tried the PS500 but I'd start with Grado house sound e.g. SR or RS

Are you talking about the RS1 or RS1i? People say the RS1 had the grado sound while the RS1i is toned down I think. This just my speculation though, lots of people love the RS1i.

post #4630 of 20303
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Originally Posted by daniel521 View Post

I have a question regarding which grado headphone I should buy. My budget is 700 dollars, so I was planning on getting the RS1i, however, I read reviews that said the RS1i didn't have the energetic grado house sound which is what I am looking for. I listen only to rock and metal and I want an energetic and exciting sound which makes your rock music sound alive and in your face. Will the RS1i give that exciting and aggresive sound I'm looking for which grado's are famous for, or should I get a different grado? People said that the SR225i is the best grado headphone in my price range. Do you think I will enjoy the SR225i more than the RS1i? I would like to address that I want forward mids and a treble that is exciting, but non fatiguing. The RS1i is known to have very forward midrange and non fatiguing highs, the SR225i is said to have a pretty exciting treble that is aggressive but non fatiguing. Which one should I get?

 

I'd say you can't go wrong with either the RS-1 or the PS500. Arguably the two best headphones that Grado makes. 

post #4631 of 20303
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I'd say you can't go wrong with either the RS-1 or the PS500. Arguably the two best headphones that Grado makes. 

Ar you talking about the RS1i or RS1?

post #4632 of 20303
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Ar you talking about the RS1i or RS1?

 

The current model...RS-1i

post #4633 of 20303
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Originally Posted by daniel521 View Post

Are you talking about the RS1 or RS1i? People say the RS1 had the grado sound while the RS1i is toned down I think. This just my speculation though, lots of people love the RS1i.

The discussions on differences between old/new/pink/buttoned/Vintage A or B etc RS1 / RS1i are very nuanced. All sound like Grados. Any would be excellent.

post #4634 of 20303
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I'd say you can't go wrong with either the RS-1 or the PS500. Arguably the two best headphones that Grado makes. 

 

The PS1000 aren't bad either

post #4635 of 20303
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The PS1000 aren't bad either

Despite what the Grado haters may say.

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