Yeah Tyll seems to be against any can that has other than a warm/treble polite signature. At least he's consistant .
Yes I heard the same thing regarding the GS1000i's and PS1000's. Actually either one of those, especially the later, is my dream headphone right now. 1600 dollars though is hard to swallow. What do you like about the PS500? Does it still, in your opinion, carry the Grado sound signature? Thanks.
The 500s have the Grado signature in terms of what I like best about it, and that's the timbre and realism. Instruments and vocals just sound more natural to me on Grados than any other headphone. The 500s are a bit less bright than many of the other phones in the lineup, and they have a fuller low end, mostly in the mid-bass. Some even consider them bass-heavy, but to my ears it's just more of a fullness to that end of the spectrum. None of the Grados have much sub-bass, so it's just kind of nice to have a little more fullness. The Grado bass is something I've always found addicting, cause it's clean and crisp. I can't stand an overemphasized, bloated, boomy type of low end. It does nothing for me at all. I'll fully say up front, though, that I'm very biased toward Grados. They just do it for me, and I have yet to hear a pair that I didn't love. We all have a particular sound signature that appeals to us most, and John Grado's means of tuning by ear just does it for me