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I did not hear much differences between the 325is and RS2i, but the RS2i are noticeably lighter and more comfy.

I've never heard the PS500, but IMO, since you have the 325is, I'd consider the PS500 or the RS1i.

I found the Rs1i to be a step up from the 325is, I think because it has larger (more volume) cups. It also has nicer hardware (metal gimbals).

If you search the reviews of the PS500 you will many comparisons to the RS1/2. Enjoy! SFYW!!

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having that feeling that is pointless to share music that you like on facebook since none of your friends have some decent headphone...

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having that feeling that is pointless to share music that you like on facebook since none of your friends have some decent headphone...

...or as the same tastes.

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I did not hear much differences between the 325is and RS2i, but the RS2i are noticeably lighter and more comfy.

I've never heard the PS500, but IMO, since you have the 325is, I'd consider the PS500 or the RS1i.

I found the Rs1i to be a step up from the 325is, I think because it has larger (more volume) cups. It also has nicer hardware (metal gimbals).

If you search the reviews of the PS500 you will many comparisons to the RS1/2. Enjoy! SFYW!!

But do you think I can amp the PS500 or the RS1i with a fiio e6 or fiio e7? I think those portable amps are to weak for these headphones... what do you think??

post #4805 of 33005
Sell your RS325 and buy the PS500 with a good amp and do not look back.

I auditioned most all current Grado lineup and the PS500 sounds Grado with more or I would say a lot better bass the the rest. I still prefer it than the PS1000....
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But do you think I can amp the PS500 or the RS1i with a fiio e6 or fiio e7? I think those portable amps are to weak for these headphones... what do you think??

Grado's generally don't need amping in the sense that you won't get adequate volume out of almost any source.  If you are looking for something that's just a great match with grado's in terms of sound signature, the Little Dot 1+ is amazing value...

 

Are you planning on using your grado's for portable use?

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Grado's generally don't need amping in the sense that you won't get adequate volume out of almost any source.  If you are looking for something that's just a great match with grado's in terms of sound signature, the Little Dot 1+ is amazing value...

 

Are you planning on using your grado's for portable use?

No, However I lack of space in my apartment with 3 roomates lol! thats why I need a portable amp!! 

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But do you think I can amp the PS500 or the RS1i with a fiio e6 or fiio e7? I think those portable amps are to weak for these headphones... what do you think??

 

YOu'll be surprised at how good the PS500s sound from just the headphone jack. I think it was in this thread just a few pages back where we were talking about how amazing they sound with just a Kindle Fire from Amazon. They will certainly scale with a nicer amp, and it's fun to play around with tube amps, as well, but they sound great from very modest sources, too. It's one of the great things about Grado, IMO. 

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YOu'll be surprised at how good the PS500s sound from just the headphone jack. I think it was in this thread just a few pages back where we were talking about how amazing they sound with just a Kindle Fire from Amazon. They will certainly scale with a nicer amp, and it's fun to play around with tube amps, as well, but they sound great from very modest sources, too. It's one of the great things about Grado, IMO. 


That's true my grado sr325is sounds amazing even without an amp. do you know where I can find one in a good price? besides amazon.com????

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That's true my grado sr325is sounds amazing even without an amp. do you know where I can find one in a good price? besides amazon.com????

 

I usually check www.thefind.com for deals...

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I usually check www.thefind.com for deals...


Thanks for the tip! beyersmile.png

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Thanks for the tip! beyersmile.png

 

Sure thing :)  

post #4813 of 33005

Just wanted to share the pleasure of being the owner of a brand new 325is

It's pretty common to write this, but they really shines on rock and especially metal, amazing impact and guitar sound, no lack of bass like I've sometimes read

Main problem is that they're the least comfortable headphones I've tried rolleyes.gif, can't wear them for more than one hour

Tried the Senn 414 mod, comfort is just slightly better, but at the expense of a decrease in sound quality

post #4814 of 33005

Just got the SR80i in the mail today. Even immediately out of the box, WOW! Everything you guys say is true. I love the clarity and detail for listening to rock and the way that they emphasize the mids. I don't find them uncomfortable (I used to own the Sennheiser HD420s back in the day; they were horribly uncomfortable). And I think that they have plenty of mid-bass for anyone who doesn't think that bass is "light" unless it's running 6 to 10 db too hot. (LOL)  I'm impressed, too, with how good they sound with my rockboxed Clip+. Certainly a little more clarity with my Xonar STX, but these headphones rock with a Clip atsmile.gif

 

Now I'm thinking I should get the SR225i instead. But I definitely don't want the high end to be any brighter. The extra bass would be nice (although I understand I can do the four hole mod on the SR80i to improve that). What I'm mainly looking for is a little more detail and soundstage. But I know if they are brighter, they will be too fatiguing for me. And I don't want to EQ them or chase the best sound by trying lots of different pads.

 

I know this might have been asked before, but what do you guys think? Is the high end any brighter than the SR80is? Or should I keep the SR80is?

 

And either way I'm not sending back the SR80is. Just gave my son some HFI-580s for his birthday, and he loves them for EDM, hip hop, and rap. I know he'll love the SR80is as an Xmas present for when he listens to classic rock, modern rock, and metal. Grado just made my holiday shopping much easier. Every rock enthusiast should have a pair of these smile.gif

post #4815 of 33005

Congrats, Cel! The 80s certainly changed my entire perspective on headphones...the minute I heard them I was just floored by how much I loved what I was hearing. There are a handful of headphones I really enjoy, but nothing can touch my Grados...they just do it for me :)

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