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Do any of you who own the PS500 listen to them with G-Cush pads?

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Originally Posted by kl237 View Post

 

I found the PS1000 and GS1000 were lacking for me a bit. 

 

I was blown away by the PS500s on the other hand. I got a nice discount when I ordered them so it was a no brainer for me. There's so much hype on these forums surrounding the HE500/HE400, I'm surprised the PS500s don't get the same level of attention. I think the previous headphones they made polarized people's opinions of Grado that lots of people haven't bothered even checking them out. I think music sounds more "fun" on these than anything I've ever listened to. :)

Totally agree...I will say, though, that I love how when I come on here each day, it seems like there's almost always at least a post or two from someone saying how they bought their first Grados and are loving them. Certainly no headphone is for everyone, but just as with my own experience, seems like many people are pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoy these things once they give them a chance. I enjoy having a small collection of phones for variety, but I would be lost w/out my Grados. 

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Totally agree...I will say, though, that I love how when I come on here each day, it seems like there's almost always at least a post or two from someone saying how they bought their first Grados and are loving them. Certainly no headphone is for everyone, but just as with my own experience, seems like many people are pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoy these things once they give them a chance. I enjoy having a small collection of phones for variety, but I would be lost w/out my Grados. 

 

That's true. I hear that a lot about the 60s and 80s. I've never tried them. I tested the 325iS, RS2, RS1, PS1000, PS500, GS1000 for a long while.

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

JDS Cmoy is a good start. John will even optimize it for low impedance like Grados or IEMs, if you ask.
http://www.jdslabs.com/
Congratulations on your PS500 and sorry for your wallet.


Compared to the Fiio portables is this going to sound better? I'm a newbie, so what aspect of the sound am I trying to improve on with the PS500? I like the high quality build of the Fiio products, but the quality of the sound is what matters most to me. 

No, the circuit of the Fiio products is simply better than a Cmoy. Even an e5 is imperically better than a Cmoy. An O2 is better than the Fiio line, but not necessarily audibly so. Fiio is cheap, so ironically, they get a bad rap, but their products and designs are superior.
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

Do any of you who own the PS500 listen to them with G-Cush pads?

Can't do on-the-ear cushions so it's G-Cush for me.  Here's the weird part, after ten months(!) of comparing, I chose the 325is over the 500, G-Cush'd both.

 

Mileage always varies.

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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Can't do on-the-ear cushions so it's G-Cush for me.  Here's the weird part, after ten months(!) of comparing, I chose the 325is over the 500, G-Cush'd both.

 

Mileage always varies.

 

Yeah, I've compared P500 to RS-2i.

I preferred the RS-2i.

Now all I need is $550 plus taxes!

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Is anybody here having trouble with their computer on this site today (like freezing screens)? Or is it just me? Thanks.

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No problems on my end after 1 pm.

post #6519 of 27030
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Can't do on-the-ear cushions so it's G-Cush for me.  Here's the weird part, after ten months(!) of comparing, I chose the 325is over the 500, G-Cush'd both.

 

Mileage always varies.

I'm just super curious to hear the PS500 with G-Cush. What I didn't like about the PS500 was the bass. From my experience, the G-Cush on the Prestige Series tames the bass and brings forward the highs a bit. So in my mind, it might fix a lot of what I didn't like about the PS500, so I've been curious.

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Originally Posted by myears View Post

I would prefer to get a brand new sr80i with L-cush than paying 150 US$ for something else,  just saying, although I've never heard the sr225.


 

You certainly can't go wrong with the SR80i, they're ridiculously good for the money. I'm use mine with the comfies, because when i'm at the computer, i wear my glasses and the comfies are, well, more comfortable. I'm listening to them as i write this, off my old Pioneer reel to reel tape and Marantz reciever, and they sound great.

 

I'm used to the aggressiveness of the sr325is so when I listen to the sr80is with comfies it sounds condensed and kind of dull, I would advice people to get the sr80is and the L-cush because I do think there is a sonic difference worth trying.
 
It's always relative (we say it over and over again), it might be true to me listening to the sr80is straight from the computer's headphone jack but might not be true for you with a higher end set up. We're building a knowledge base here so people have more information to drive them to better choices.
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post

Can't do on-the-ear cushions so it's G-Cush for me.  Here's the weird part, after ten months(!) of comparing, I chose the 325is over the 500, G-Cush'd both.

 

Mileage always varies.

I'm just super curious to hear the PS500 with G-Cush. What I didn't like about the PS500 was the bass. From my experience, the G-Cush on the Prestige Series tames the bass and brings forward the highs a bit. So in my mind, it might fix a lot of what I didn't like about the PS500, so I've been curious.

Welp, it didn't fix it for me.smile.gif

post #6522 of 27030

Sadly, I just sold my favorite Grado which is the PS500s.   I need money for my other hobby.

I got some left over  dough and won a bid on a mint Alessandro Ms2i that was recently purchased by the original owner a month ago.  

 

I had a 325is that I used for a week before I exchanged it to PS500s.  I  never tried the MS2i before, but It might be the one I am looking for....

post #6523 of 27030
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Originally Posted by Awgd8 View Post

Sadly, I just sold my favorite Grado which is the PS500s.   I need money for my other hobby.

I got some left over  dough and won a bid on a mint Alessandro Ms2i that was recently purchased by the original owner a month ago.  

 

I had a 325is that I used for a week before I exchanged it to PS500s.  I  never tried the MS2i before, but It might be the one I am looking for....

Looking forward to you impressions.

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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

Looking forward to you impressions.

As am I! The MS2i is one of the few in-production Grados I've yet to hear. 

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I will have the MS2i by nextweek. I still remember the 325is sound signature. smily_headphones1.gif
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