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post #6256 of 19394
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Fairly dry???? I thought Barsoom was like a desert wink.gif

Indeed - its usually like 5-20% humidity outside; sometimes might as well be Barsoom.
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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?

Imho probably - the RS have better staging and are more refined. That said, you may still enjoy the more "in your face" presentation of a Prestige headphone, but I'm guessing the RS-1 will just replace them.
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

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

+1.
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

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.

+1. And brass. And acoustic drums. And depending on the recording, vocals too.
post #6257 of 19394
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

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!

 

Yes, i mainly use the MF X-Can V2, it sounds great and it's dead quiet, and i have the stock JAN Phillips 6922 tubes, it has great synergy with my PS/HP1000.

post #6258 of 19394
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

Yes, i mainly use the MF X-Can V2, it sounds great and it's dead quiet, and i have the stock JAN Phillips 6922 tubes, it has great synergy with my PS/HP1000.

Good to know! I was already thinking about the MAD Ear + HD, which is no doubt great for Grados from what other people say, but I just received this X-cans amp three weeks ago and it performs very, very well. I need to enjoy what I have before trying to upgrade so soon! This little amp is doing a great job helping fight that DAMNED upgrade bug.biggrin.gif

post #6259 of 19394
Just received an email from cab', mahogany cups on their way.... Excitement abounds!! I know their appearance is nothing short of beautiful, but the sound... ???
post #6260 of 19394
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Originally Posted by jeffrocc View Post

Just received an email from cab', mahogany cups on their way.... Excitement abounds!! I know their appearance is nothing short of beautiful, but the sound... ???

what drivers will you be using?

post #6261 of 19394
Sr-80's at this point. Coming from Spain to Canada though, so I have no idea how long ill have to wait.
post #6262 of 19394

it took right about two weeks for mine to get here(U.S.) Beautiful finish on the cups, and the price was just right.wink_face.gif

post #6263 of 19394
What are you running for drivers?
post #6264 of 19394
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Originally Posted by ematthews View Post

I have to say...I have had my PS500 for a month now..Just picked up some Beyerdynamic T1's. It's early but I think the PS500 is a better sounding can. Or maybe just more fun.Yes the sound stage is bigger on the T1 and is more clear as well... Maybe I am just a Grado lover. I have never listened to any other Grado's. Any other suggestions on picking up another set of Grado's to add to my PS500?

I love my T1s, but I'm on record many times saying that if I were forced to choose between the PS500s and the T1s, the Grados would be my preference. That's not a knock on the T1s at all....I love them and get a tremendous amount of enjoyment from them. But the PS500s are the best headphones I've heard to date in terms of my own preferences. My top 3 pair as of today are the PS500s, the T1s, and then the GS1000is. 

post #6265 of 19394
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

 

 

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.

 

 

Here is a great example of why I love my Grado SR80s for web surfing...

 

I'll come across some music on youtube that the Grados will just bring to life in a completely unexpected way. I have to give Youtube a ton of credit, cause some of their videos have really amazing audio quality. I just listened to this concert on just my 80s plugged into my Dell laptop....no amps, DACs, etc. I truly enjoyed this...

 

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

post #6266 of 19394
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Originally Posted by jeffrocc View Post

What are you running for drivers?

i used them briefly with a pair of Magnum V5's, but I like the Grado Rs style cups better so my Cabillas' cups are not being used right now. I might put in some Sr225 drivers, or I might sell or trade them for a pair of Rs1 type cups.

post #6267 of 19394

Joining the club here (just found the thread)...  received my first pair, SR-80s, as a gift.  I am now running a set of GS1000i's.  I love how the Grado's sound good even at low volume and how comfortable they are on big melons. 

post #6268 of 19394
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Originally Posted by krugorg View Post

Joining the club here (just found the thread)...  received my first pair, SR-80s, as a gift.  I am now running a set of GS1000i's.  I love how the Grado's sound good even at low volume and how comfortable they are on big melons

 

 

 

 

 

 

that's what she said:biggrin.gif

 

 

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post #6269 of 19394

^^ biggrin.gif^^

post #6270 of 19394
That is just awesome. Three million years of evolution and we haven't even begun to tap our potential smily_headphones1.gif
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