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post #5761 of 21087
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Originally Posted by niten 

  

 

For a second, I thought the label read 'Happy Anniversary'. This is like a commercial for Grado - because Diamonds are boring.


Edited by talisman42 - 12/12/12 at 4:23pm
post #5762 of 21087

Here's another look at the packaging, which might be a bit clearer:

 

 

post #5763 of 21087

WTF?

post #5764 of 21087
Finally a pair of "fashion" headphones that are worth their pricetag - I like the boxing too. Seems like a rather large middle finger towards Prada too. tongue.gif

Got any more info on them?

Did a bit of searching - these look like they're gonna be a limited run or otherwise non-mainstreamed product; probably something that very few people would actually ever see except for them showing up on the Internet.
Edited by obobskivich - 12/12/12 at 6:38pm
post #5765 of 21087

That D&G Grado looks...

 

Like a GS1000i

 

That's just weird.

post #5766 of 21087

Is it me ,or is that cable a little thin, looks a lot like my first gen GS1000's cable confused.gif

post #5767 of 21087

Hi guys! Off topic .

 

I recently bought  Adele`s single CD called  " Skyfall " and I am very disappointed with the quality of the recording.  It isn`t the singer`s vocal, but the poor soundstage impact or  less lively recording.    It seems that studio recording quality sucks nowadays.   I did try other current CD`s such as Train etc... same new shi.....!  

 

I bought an old CD by Christopher Cross  "Sailing"  and the recording ,soundstage , bass impact , etc... feels I am in the music... I lot better!  

Is it me or I am hearing the poor recording quality trend? 

 

Christopher Cross "Sailing "

Soundstage is a lot better here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdD3Qy5U2t0

 

Adele`s  Skyfall

In the beginning it sounds a bit better, but in the middle(Chorus) and end instruments sound start to compress, and the orchestra does not put you into the music.... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdD3Qy5U2t0


Edited by Awgd8 - 12/13/12 at 7:41pm
post #5768 of 21087
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Originally Posted by Awgd8 View Post

Hi guys! Off topic .

 

I recently bought  Adele`s single CD called  " Skyfall " and I am very disappointed with the quality of the recording.  It isn`t the singer`s vocal, but the poor soundstage impact or  less lively recording.    It seems that studio recording quality sucks nowadays.   I did try other current CD`s such as Train etc... same new shi.....!  

 

I bought an old CD by Christopher Cross  "Sailing"  and the recording ,soundstage , bass impact , etc... feels I am in the music... I lot better!  

Is it me or I am hearing the poor recording quality trend? 

 

Christopher Cross "Sailing "

Soundstage is a lot better here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdD3Qy5U2t0

 

Adele`s  Skyfall

In the beginning it sounds a bit better, but in the middle(Chorus) and end instruments sound start to compress, and the orchestra does not put you into the music.... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdD3Qy5U2t0

 

i downloaded skyfall the other day and after i saw this comment i decided to listen to it, and i agree, the quality is really bad. compressed and lacks any soundstage or any feeling of a live recording.

 

if you do a spectral analysis (yes, this is the lossless version as well), you can see the loudness/distortion, as well as the better sounding intro which due to the lower volume, has more dynamic range. most new recordings are like that unfortunately, especially mainstream stuff.

 

1000


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 12/13/12 at 7:52pm
post #5769 of 21087
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Awgd8 View Post

Hi guys! Off topic .

I recently bought  Adele`s single CD called  " Skyfall " and I am very disappointed with the quality of the recording.  It isn`t the singer`s vocal, but the poor soundstage impact or  less lively recording.    It seems that studio recording quality sucks nowadays.   I did try other current CD`s such as Train etc... same new shi.....!  

I bought an old CD by Christopher Cross  "Sailing"  and the recording ,soundstage , bass impact , etc... feels I am in the music... I lot better!  
Is it me or I am hearing the poor recording quality trend? 

Christopher Cross "Sailing "
Soundstage is a lot better here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdD3Qy5U2t0

Adele`s  Skyfall
In the beginning it sounds a bit better, but in the middle(Chorus) and end instruments sound start to compress, and the orchestra does not put you into the music.... 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdD3Qy5U2t0

i downloaded skyfall the other day and after i saw this comment i decided to listen to it, and i agree, the quality is really bad. compressed and lacks any soundstage or any feeling of a live recording.

if you do a spectral analysis (yes, this is the lossless version as well), you can see the loudness/distortion, as well as the better sounding intro which due to the lower volume, has more dynamic range. most new recordings are like that unfortunately, especially mainstream stuff.

1000

That's a lot of compression
post #5770 of 21087
The whole thing is a mess - they just aren't clipping it out on the intro. Seriously, music should not look like a brick wall like that.
post #5771 of 21087

(about the Dolce & Gabbana DS2012 [its model number] [~~GS1000i], lol)

 

Yeah, I think it's weird too and it'll take some time to digest... Perfume maker endorsed headphones..Grados!

 

At least it's something new, which doesn't happen too often with Grado.

 

 

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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

Is it me or is that cable a little thin, looks a lot like my first gen GS1000's cable confused.gif

 

Good find, keen eye! I also think it's a four conductor one :P

 

Maybe they wanted it to look a bit more feminine and/or weight less I don't know. Maybe it's just a prototype ?

 

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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

I sort of liked the pizza box. It's always a bit of a happy reminder that I'm getting grados.

 

52 years ago Grado tone arms came in a shoe box like this one: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290830435438


Edited by devouringone3 - 12/14/12 at 3:47am
post #5772 of 21087
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

(about the Dolce & Gabbana DS2012 [its model number] [~~GS1000i], lol)

 

Yeah, I think it's weird too and it'll take some time to digest... Perfume maker endorsed headphones..Grados!

 

At least it's something new, which doesn't happen too often with Grado.

 

 

 

Won't that hair get into the drivers? lol...

post #5773 of 21087
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

(about the Dolce & Gabbana DS2012 [its model number] [~~GS1000i], lol)

 

Yeah, I think it's weird too and it'll take some time to digest... Perfume maker endorsed headphones..Grados!

 

At least it's something new, which doesn't happen too often with Grado.

 

 

 

Won't that hair get into the drivers? lol...

Looks like a "harsh highs" filter that I've never experienced.

post #5774 of 21087

Re-signing in with the PS1000! Just arrived :)

post #5775 of 21087
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Originally Posted by niten View Post

Don't know if anyone has come across or mentioned this before, but it caught my eye that the past couple days Grado Labs has paired up w/ Dolce & Gabbana to provide "fashion headphones" called DS2012. They simply look like GS1000(i) that were re-branded with the fashion name to justify the bumped up price tag of $1250. I could be wrong here and perhaps Grado did update the GS1000 for this offering, but I simply don't know (especially with what little information I have come across). At the very least it looks like Grado headphones are finally given an upgrade from the "pizza box." Let's hope that there were other changes.

 

  


So it's official - Grado is chic. So inane.

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