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post #6241 of 19259

Would the RS1i be a nice compliment to the 325i.

 

I am very close to looking for a pair.

post #6242 of 19259
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Would the RS1i be a nice compliment to the 325i.

 

I am very close to looking for a pair.

Not a nice compliment as an amazing REPLACEMENT to the 325i! wink_face.gif

post #6243 of 19259
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Would the RS1i be a nice compliment to the 325i.

 

I am very close to looking for a pair.

 

Hi, beside appearance and weight what is the SQ gain from 325i to RS1i?

Some said sonically they are close, the RS1i SQ gain are like 15%?

Any one here who have both like to comment since this is Grado Fan club? :D

post #6244 of 19259
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Would the RS1i be a nice compliment to the 325i.

 

I am very close to looking for a pair.

 

In my opinion,the PS500 would be a better complement to the SR325i than the RS1i.

post #6245 of 19259
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

In my opinion,the PS500 would be a better complement to the SR325i than the RS1i.

I may just replace my 325is with the RS1i's......just not sure if it would be worth the $225 to upgrade ..

post #6246 of 19259
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

I may just replace my 325is with the RS1i's......just not sure if it would be worth the $225 to upgrade ..

 

In your first post you said you were looking for a complement to the SR325i, but if you like the sound signature of your SR325i, i believe that the RS1i would definately be a better choice if you want to replace them.

 

Regarding the $225 price difference, only you can answer that question, but the way i see it, is, if i can afford them and they sound better to me, i whip out the plastic and never look back...no regrets

post #6247 of 19259
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Originally Posted by whoelse View Post

 

Hi, beside appearance and weight what is the SQ gain from 325i to RS1i?

Some said sonically they are close, the RS1i SQ gain are like 15%?

Any one here who have both like to comment since this is Grado Fan club? :D

If you get the RS1i, you likely won't listen to the 325i. The RS1i is better on all fronts, but just don't expect a night and day difference.

 

Folks, don't count out the new Magnum V5 drivers, aka Turbulent X Driver.

 

http://turbulentlabs.com/symphones-turbulent-headphone-driver/

These drivers are seriously great. As a reference, they sound like Grados but with significantly greater clarity and instrument separation. The mids are more conservative, which means they lack the shoutiness and peaky quality that Grados tend to exhibit.

RS1i still has better bass though.

post #6248 of 19259
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

In your first post you said you were looking for a complement to the SR325i, but if you like the sound signature of your SR325i, i believe that the RS1i would definately be a better choice if you want to replace them.

 

Regarding the $225 price difference, only you can answer that question, but the way i see it, is, if i can afford them and they sound better to me, i whip out the plastic and never look back...no regrets

Sorry about the confusion....I love the sound signature of the 325i's......I should have said replace my 325i's with RS1i's

 

I just was not sure if the difference would be enough ...if it was a big enough upgrade to notice the difference.....but it sounds to me like it probrably is.

 

sorry for the confusion, and thanks for your input

post #6249 of 19259
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

Two pairs of high end headphones for around $1000-$1200, i call this a smart move.

it is if you get them second hand for about $650 usd for both of themevil_smiley.gif

post #6250 of 19259
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

OK-so when you upgrade to Rs1s/PS500's, etc. do the SR series (I've got the 225i) seem obsolete at that point?

when I first got the rs2, they sounded to me like a glorified sr225 which I thought only sounded a bit better and not worth the price tag. I quickly dismissed it and was ready to sell it off, but I gave it another listen and started enjoying it so much, I was hooked! I finally understood what all you Grado fans were hearing that was so great. As of right now and for the past couple months all my focus has been on Grados, I don't even care about other cans if they're not Grado related!smile.gif


Edited by wormsdriver - 2/6/13 at 9:49pm
post #6251 of 19259
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it is if you get them second hand for about $650 usd for both of themevil_smiley.gif

 

At street price i think it's possible, but anyway, the OP wants to replace is 325is so the point is moot.

post #6252 of 19259
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

If you get the RS1i, you likely won't listen to the 325i. The RS1i is better on all fronts, but just don't expect a night and day difference.

 

Folks, don't count out the new Magnum V5 drivers, aka Turbulent X Driver.

 

http://turbulentlabs.com/symphones-turbulent-headphone-driver/

These drivers are seriously great. As a reference, they sound like Grados but with significantly greater clarity and instrument separation. The mids are more conservative, which means they lack the shoutiness and peaky quality that Grados tend to exhibit.

RS1i still has better bass though.

I have the Magnums V5 drivers in rs1 style wood chambers, great cans, but the rs2's seem to draw me in more to the music and they are more enjoyable to me.

post #6253 of 19259

hey stacker45, is the MF X-can v2 the main amp you use for your Grados? I recently bought a V1 X-Can, and I must say I really like what I'm hearing from it. I haven't opened it up to see what tube is in there, but it sounds really good.

 

EDIT: I bought the X-can along with an Sr125 with pink drivers, and the synergy is great!


Edited by wormsdriver - 2/4/13 at 9:38pm
post #6254 of 19259

I am going to go for a pair of RS1i's....what the heck.

post #6255 of 19259
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

I have the Magnums V5 drivers in rs1 style wood chambers, great cans, but the rs2's seem to draw me in more to the music and they are more enjoyable to me.

Interesting. I can see how you might prefer the RS2's.

 

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

I am going to go for a pair of RS1i's....what the heck.

Woo! They rock. Listen to acoustic guitar on the RS1i's. I haven't heard another headphone so beautifully reproduce guitars as the RS1i does.

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