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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Ahhh - Obob - you should try them with a Woody jacket though wink.gif

I'm quite content with the RS-1. smily_headphones1.gif

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My bad, brother smily_headphones1.gif

So here's a question for you and our other fellow Grado-ites...what do you guys think the opinion of the PS1000s would be if they were priced like the GS1000s at $999? Do you think they would have a different reputation? 

No, because then people would want to see them even cheaper, and so on. Because I've read (and posted redface.gif) statements that the GS-1000 shouldn't be $999 either. Assuming it wouldn't destroy their margins, I think all three of the "top" Grado 'phones should be within a few hundred of one another. Sort of like how the RS-2/PS-500/RS-1 are. I think the MASSIVE jump up to the GS-1000 and then the INSANELY MASSIVE jump to the PS-1000 is what throws people. They aren't just more money than the RS-1, they're more than twice more (and one of the most expensive headphones ever made)!

And even if we made them priced "realistic" there'd still be chart warriors who would disagree with Grado in general. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

I've read many different reviews, but maybe you're not that lucky because mine are warm, too wink.gif   - even more so than the AKG Q701. Also, how many different 'colors' did the IS come in? I saw a youtube review with a chrome finish - not the silver/pewter finish.

The 325 is the most revised Grado headphone afaik. I know of the following:

SR-325 in black plastic housing
SR-325i in golden aluminum
SR-325is in chrome/nickel
SR-325is in satin

And there's also an SR-300 and probably another one that I'm forgetting on top of that. I think Grado very much intends it to be their "sweet spot" headphone, but I also think they change it so frequently it's hard to accurately talk about. I should qualify that when I'm talking about SR-325, I'm talking about the goldies. smily_headphones1.gif
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Ahh - that clears things up a bit!

 

SR-325 in black plastic housing
SR-325i in golden aluminum
SR-325is in chrome/nickel
SR-325is in satin <--- That's the one I have

 

Another thing that makes it difficult to discuss is the significance of settling over time. :)  
 

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And even if we made them priced "realistic" there'd still be chart warriors who would disagree with Grado in general. redface.gif
 
 

 

lol, that's for damn sure

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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

I find it funny that people say that the 325's are the harshest or shrillest of the Grados. Maybe I just got really lucky and got a special pair, I don't know. What I do know is that you couldn't pay me to listen to the SR60/80/125's and I wasn't overly impressed with the 225's. Yeah, the woodies are absolutely wonderful, as are my 325's. When I got them, I couldn't afford the wood so I went for the 325's since they weren't that far behind in sound. Different sound yes, quality, no, certainly not harsh or shrill. Speaking of shrill and painfully so, I'd rather deafen myself with an ice pick than ever put a pair of Alexandro MS1's back on my ears.

 

I can see why people feel that way about them, but I loved my 325s and liked the fact that they were bright. I really thought I may end up not liking the 500s after comparing the graphs, but I was completely wrong. But yeah, the 325s are bright and some people really don't like that aspect of them....I had mine usually running off my little dot hybrid amp, though, so the tubes may have tamed the highs a bit. I did feel they were a nice step up from the 80s (which I like more than you) and a solid offering overall.

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In my experience, the 325is are the brightest Grados, closely followed by the GS1000is.

Some might like the energetic treble but I couldn't listen to them for more than 10-15 minutes.

 

The PS500s are very similar to the HF-2s. Warmer than the models in the Prestige series and with better bass than the RS1/RS1i.

The PS500s are also very similar to the vintage PS1s.

 

The PS1000s are unique. 

Very detailed with nicely extended treble but without any shrillness of brightness. Bass is tight, textured and goes very deep. 

The headstage/soundstage has great depth and left/right width also goes beyond the shoulders.

 

The PS1000s are my favourite headphones. Period. 

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Shahzada123
What amp are you using with the ps1000?
post #4657 of 17177
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

 

I've read many different reviews, but maybe you're not that lucky because mine are warm, too ;)   - even more so than the AKG Q701. Also, how many different 'colors' did the IS come in? I saw a youtube review with a chrome finish - not the silver/pewter finish.

Mine are the Goldies which IMO are the best looking ones. I was pretty disappointed with the polished ones when they came out...

 

 

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Originally Posted by snapple10 View Post

Shahzada123
What amp are you using with the ps1000?

ECBA. 

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Thanks. Just not feeling the PS 1000 compare to PS500. will give a listening later with WA6SE ( only tube amp I have)

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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

 

I've read many different reviews, but maybe you're not that lucky because mine are warm, too ;)   - even more so than the AKG Q701. Also, how many different 'colors' did the IS come in? I saw a youtube review with a chrome finish - not the silver/pewter finish.

 

according to grado: "the silver metallic powder coat is the current production, though the chrome is a rare finish, we only had a limited run of those as we found that it is extremely difficult to produce". This is the answer I got from grado not long ago (1 month) when I found the chrome and the powder version for sale in two different shops. I ended up buying the "powder" although the chrome were really beautiful, I mean really beautiful...


Edited by myears - 9/24/12 at 5:18pm
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Originally Posted by myears View Post

 

according to grado: "the silver metallic powder coat is the current production, though the chrome is a rare finish, we only had a limited run of those as we found that it is extremely difficult to produce". This is the answer I got from grado not long ago (1 month) when I found the chrome and the powder version for sale in two different shops. I ended up buying the "powder" although the chrome were really beautiful, I mean really beautiful...

I believe the chrome also gets fingerprints easily and they don't come out easy.

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Originally Posted by Posam View Post

 

I believe the chrome also gets fingerprints easily and they don't come out easy.

Problem solved, though I really use G-Cush with my 325is.

 

 

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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Problem solved, though I really use G-Cush with my 325is.

 

 

geez i got a woodie

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Problem solved, though I really use G-Cush with my 325is.

 

 


That's gorgeous. This is something I'd like to get done down the road. Where did you get them?

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Problem solved, though I really use G-Cush with my 325is.

 

 


That's gorgeous. This is something I'd like to get done down the road. Where did you get them?

Thanks!  http://www.martincustomaudio.com/

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