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post #7336 of 18535
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If i were you, i would really go to someplace where you can hear them, before deciding.
 

 

+1 ... do that, but be aware that you need to give yourself some time w/ these phones listening to music you know well.  If the retailer will let you bring in a laptop/iPod/phone with your own music and leave you alone to listen for a while (at least 1/2 hour), then this is the way to go.  I did this with a local retailer and walked out the RS2i, doing the same comparison you are looking at, but also included the RS1i.

 

If you can't do that, my advice is to start with 225i - they sound pretty great, will save you some money, and as your tastes change/grow, you can always sell them and move on.  Just my $0.02...

post #7337 of 18535
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Si the black fabric behind the driver, use a ball point pen so you don't damage the driver... on my 225i it did not affect the clarity, just added some bottom end. as far as the rs2 goes I don't know, however you can then use a spent dryer sheet to undo the mod... although it is kinda difficult... so go slowly and live with the changes for awhile before going further...

 

the whole point of venting plus g-cush is so gain comfort and sound stage, while retaining bass... you will have to find the sweet spot, but yes you can end up with the same about of bass as your non modded l-cush setup.


now this sounds like it might be a very good thing

post #7338 of 18535
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now this sounds like it might be a very good thing

It was. I've had my RS-2+G-pads on for about 10 hours now, still comfortable, and not lacking bass.
post #7339 of 18535
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It was. I've had my RS-2+G-pads on for about 10 hours now, still comfortable, and not lacking bass.

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now this sounds like it might be a very good thing

glad you like it!

I've done this mod with mu sr225i and my sr80... My magnum v5 build remains untouched because its such a different driver on it own. You should also dampen the back of the driver with blue tack or felt (do not cover the holes) it helps reduce odd vibrations and sound reflection inside the cup (the effect is minimal, but if you notice any echoing this will help mitigate it)
post #7340 of 18535
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post



glad you like it!

I've done this mod with mu sr225i and my sr80... My magnum v5 build remains untouched because its such a different driver on it own. You should also dampen the back of the driver with blue tack or felt (do not cover the holes) it helps reduce odd vibrations and sound reflection inside the cup (the effect is minimal, but if you notice any echoing this will help mitigate it)


i have 225's, the ms1's i have(with l-cushes), i tried tape on them, too much bass, over powered the highs, i'm actually looking to sale, trade them, i'm always gonna have the 225 i think

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

That's definitely true for the GS1k...I was really surprised how much improved it was out of my Corda Jazz, whereas my other Grados all sound great even out of my Kindle Fire. That's one of the nice things about the 500s is that they sound great to me out of just about anything. The Kindle with the 500s is one hell of a great experience even with MP3 quality music. The GS1ks really NEED a good amp, though, and Im sure the same is true of the PS1ks. 

 

For the record, and keep in mind that this is just my humble opinion, and not and exact sience, i personally consider RS2i and up, higher end Grados.

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Alright, thanks for everyone's help! I'll try and hear them in person :P but finding just one will be hard enough, let alone both of them side-by-side. Watching the FS forums sounds like a good idea. 

post #7343 of 18535

I just purchased a pair of G-Cushions.

 

I am going to play with them on my RS1i

 

Thoughts going thru my head lately about buying a second hand PS500......Lord, help me. 

post #7344 of 18535
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post


glad you like it!

I've done this mod with mu sr225i and my sr80... My magnum v5 build remains untouched because its such a different driver on it own. You should also dampen the back of the driver with blue tack or felt (do not cover the holes) it helps reduce odd vibrations and sound reflection inside the cup (the effect is minimal, but if you notice any echoing this will help mitigate it)

I wondered why there was black goo on the back of the drivers before, but now i get it. Glad i didn't remove it smily_headphones1.gif
post #7345 of 18535
John Grado's Suprise 60th Beatles themed birthday party.

Happy Birthday Mr. Grado, if you are viewing this post!


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Cosmetically is there a difference between the RS1i's and RS2i's? Thanks.
post #7347 of 18535
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

Cosmetically is there a difference between the RS1i's and RS2i's? Thanks.

The cups are larger on the RS1i.

post #7348 of 18535
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Originally Posted by Halimj7 View Post

Cosmetically is there a difference between the RS1i's and RS2i's? Thanks.

None that i can see.
Whoops! Joseph is right!
RS1i
http://www.gradolabs.com/page_headphones.php?item=ae1595b5da20749abdc0f2ea66eb593f
RS2i
http://www.gradolabs.com/page_headphones.php?item=70c7b524f37c011cf5e2290f180fa826
Edited by CH23 - 5/19/13 at 9:41am
post #7349 of 18535
The RS1's look like a darker wood. I know they are both mohagony. Is each one different because they are hand crafted; is that why the RS1i looks darker - coincidence? Or is every RS1i darker? I like the darker look smily_headphones1.gif.
Edited by Halimj7 - 5/19/13 at 9:51am
post #7350 of 18535
Has anyone tried applying felt to the back of grados? The pioneer se-a1000 is a fully open can that does this and it sounds pretty rad.

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