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post #6526 of 27682
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Originally Posted by Awgd8 View Post

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

The MS2i is a beautifully warm, full bodied, well balanced, rich sounding headphone with more mid bass than the 325is. So IMO forget about the sound you heard from the 325is, because they don't sound the same, and if you were not happy with the 325is, and your sad about parting with your PS500, I believe you just may love the MS2i.  

Congratulations! They are awesome headphones!

Good luck!

post #6527 of 27682
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

The MS2i is a beautifully warm, full bodied, well balanced, rich sounding headphone with more mid bass than the 325is. So IMO forget about the sound you heard from the 325is, because they don't sound the same, and if you were not happy with the 325is, and your sad about parting with your PS500, I believe you just may love the MS2i.  

Congratulations! They are awesome headphones!

Good luck!

+1  I have older MS2 and they are pretty much my go-to cans...

 

post #6528 of 27682
I love my gs 1000s. I've got them paired with a Hifiman EF5 and the sound is superb.
post #6529 of 27682

Just got a note from ebay, my SR125i's have shipped, be here around tuesday. It will be SO good to have some Grado's again, been missing that sound for too long now.
 

post #6530 of 27682

congrats, HP! 

post #6531 of 27682
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

congrats, HP! 

+1.

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post #6532 of 27682

I'm new to this head fi thing. And very much stuck with it right now. I love my SR80, and Im using it for 5 months now. Paired it with my fiio e7.But I want to upgrade to either RS1i or PS500. Which one would you think might give me more buck for the money? Of course, the musicality and sound quality should not suffer.

post #6533 of 27682
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Originally Posted by apollo11 View Post

I'm new to this head fi thing. And very much stuck with it right now. I love my SR80, and Im using it for 5 months now. Paired it with my fiio e7.But I want to upgrade to either RS1i or PS500. Which one would you think might give me more buck for the money? Of course, the musicality and sound quality should not suffer.

It heavily depends on your preferences for this one, when you get to high tier gear value for money becomes less apparent and taste becomes very important.
What do you think of the SR80? Is it perfect for you? or do you have feelings that you want to change something about the sound in it?

post #6534 of 27682
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Originally Posted by apollo11 View Post

I'm new to this head fi thing. And very much stuck with it right now. I love my SR80, and Im using it for 5 months now. Paired it with my fiio e7.But I want to upgrade to either RS1i or PS500. Which one would you think might give me more buck for the money? Of course, the musicality and sound quality should not suffer.

I've never listened to either of the Grados you are interested in, but I owned the 

sr80i and it is an amazing headphone IMO. After owning the 80i I also wanted a little more of that sound signature, so I wound up with the SR325is, which IMO is an 80i on steroids. The 325is keeps the same sound signature of the 80i, but better balanced, more bass, and beautiful mids, and crystal clear highs, and was 295$U.S., you can't go wrong, especially if you like all of the above about the80i, the 325 is more of that plus. Like I said, I've never heard the PS500/RS1i, but from what I've read people say they do sound different than the SR models, but also amazing. Like the post above says, "it heavily depends on your preferences". In between owning these two models I owned the Alessandro MS2i, which was a mistake for me because it did not IMO have that SR model sound signature, although it is also an amazing headphone, but where too mellow for my taste, and didn't have the aggression that I loved about the 80i. But mind you, if I wanted a mellower sound signature, I never would have parted with the MS2i, but the 325is was much more aggressive, which is what I liked after owning the 80i, and like I said the 325is is like an 80i on steroids, so that was my preference. So if you have the opportunity, listen for yourself. BTW, the 325is just gets better and better with time, to me, they are truly awesome, give them time to draw a conclusion, because they do need to open up.

Good luck!

post #6535 of 27682

thanks for your reply. i've been listening to rock, jazz, blues and alternative music and i thought a good bass headphone with great soundstage and excellent treble and mids might give me more pleasing to the ear and a lot of excitement while hearing them for many hours. Though i had audition the rs1 once, maybe the newly produced ps500 can rival it many ways though i haven't heard it but read only on papers? I used my 80 with my iPad so its my on the go cans. I want a new one that can be used only at home and of course might give me more time sitting and just listening & enjoying more music.

post #6536 of 27682
Off all Grado phones , the jack of all trades would be the PS500. It is not tiring to listen to and handles many genre of music. The PS1000 is the best but money wise, is it worth the price?

SR325is is the best for acoustic, but is tiring if you switch from one genre of music to another. Same thing with RS1i.

RS2i seems very well balance for my taste. Not as tiring as the RS1i. I originally was looking for a sound signature between Sr325is and PS500s and I thought it was the RS1i, but it wasn't. I found the RS2i better, but the woody is veriy delicate for my taste. I hate it being scratched....

Sold my PS5000s-My only quality headphone . I had $250 left for this hobby and was about to pull th trigger on the Vmoda M100 for $50 more, but i cannot keep myself from looking back to Grado. Thinking Bout the SR225, but I need a better soundstage and a bit more bass impact. Went online and found out the Alessandro MS2i dull grey finish like the PS5000s. I heard this is the newer batch. Seller bought it end of Jan2013 for $299. Decided to sell it due to tenitis? I got it for $220 mint. It is a blind buy for me. I am okay if it is tamer than my sold 325is but i heard it has a better soundsatge than intimate presentation by the 325is. For the price i am hoping it is better than the 225 or even the 325is. The only way to find out is to hear it live! It will be here tomorrow.

If i do not like it. I will sell it here same price when I bought it. Email receipt from owner included.
post #6537 of 27682

The MS2i is an awesome headphone, and is much more relaxed than the 325is.

post #6538 of 27682

I hate to say it but I have the bug bad. Already thinking about my next headphone before I get this one. I want to get a fairly major upgrade this time around, not sure if it will be Grado or not, I really like the Sennheisers too, but... From the reading I have done it would seem that the next logical step up in the Grado line would be some RS1i's or possibly the 2i. I have heard some people say there isn't really that much difference between em..save your money and get the 2i, while others seem to think there is no better headphone at any price than the RS1i. Looking to get some opinions preferably from people who have either owned both or at least had some serious listening time with both. Other option might be some 325i's but it seems almost everybody (almost) thinks either of the RS series phones are at least somewhat better.
 

post #6539 of 27682
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

The MS2i is an awesome headphone, and is much more relaxed than the 325is.

I just can't wait for mine!  Thanks for the feedback.

post #6540 of 27682
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

I hate to say it but I have the bug bad. Already thinking about my next headphone before I get this one. I want to get a fairly major upgrade this time around, not sure if it will be Grado or not, I really like the Sennheisers too, but... From the reading I have done it would seem that the next logical step up in the Grado line would be some RS1i's or possibly the 2i. I have heard some people say there isn't really that much difference between em..save your money and get the 2i, while others seem to think there is no better headphone at any price than the RS1i. Looking to get some opinions preferably from people who have either owned both or at least had some serious listening time with both. Other option might be some 325i's but it seems almost everybody (almost) thinks either of the RS series phones are at least somewhat better.
 

I had an RS325is for a week and the details of sound it produce is excellent!  I love the sound of the guitar chords being strum...  After a week of burn in, the mids and high had gotten better and better.  The sound signature  tamed a bit.  It was just not an all around performer for me due to a very intimate soundstage.  I returned it and got an RS1i.

 

The Rs1i did not last a day.  I returned it the following day due to pain in my right ear.  It was just too peircing after using it for 30 minutes.  Female vocals does not seem to have that real female sound.  The 325is sounds better.   The RS1i is not as intimate as the 325is, but there is this frequency that my ear cannot handle after hearing it for 30 minutes, though it has a better bass than the 325is, it wasn't for me.

 

I drove  back to Illinois and exchanged it to PS500.  The PS500s is smooth as a silk worm in a tube... =).   That is right , it is tube like sound.  I just wish soundstage is just a bit closer.  Bass is great!  I would just like to crank the mids and high just a tad bit to balance with the bass and it could have been the Perfect phone!  If I have to start from scratch with enough money to spare for one more, I would just go straight to the RS2i.

 

But wait, I have to hear the MS2i first and this will conclude my Grado journey...

 

FYI, I am not a headfi expert, but I had a chance to hear all Grado headphone models except the Alessandro...  The phone that struck me are ( left a dent in my sound memory) are the 325is, RS2i and Ps500/1000s.   325is for (vocals, guitars, violin etc.). RS2i  - Blend of 325 and PS500 and not tiring to listen too.  I love it for Cont. Jazz .  PS500s for modern blend of genre such as R&B ,  Bieber (hahaha!) etc...


Edited by Awgd8 - 3/24/13 at 12:17pm
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