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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post


 Well that's all well and good but there is also the $400 price difference too. When you factor that in it kind of alters the balance a bit.

 

Yep, sure does

post #7397 of 21344
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 Well that's all well and good but there is also the $400 price difference too. When you factor that in it kind of alters the balance a bit.

 

 

If your budjet is $600, why would you be looking at $1000 headphones rolleyes.gif

post #7398 of 21344
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If your budjet is $600, why would you be looking at $1000 headphones rolleyes.gif
as a former addiction counselor, I'd say that could be the sign of a problem, I also do the same thing
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I just want to tell all my fellow Grado people how glad I am that this thread doesn't deteriorate into the type of mess that seems to derail so many other threads. Reading through some of the other conversations going on in the other threads just leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. I can't fathom why some people seem to turn a hobby into something that results in such defensiveness and rude behavior. 

 

This place can really be a minefield sometimes! I guess we Grado fans are just a bit more civilized haha

post #7400 of 21344
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I just want to tell all my fellow Grado people how glad I am that this thread doesn't deteriorate into the type of mess that seems to derail so many other threads. Reading through some of the other conversations going on in the other threads just leaves such a bad taste in my mouth. I can't fathom why some people seem to turn a hobby into something that results in such defensiveness and rude behavior. 

 

This place can really be a minefield sometimes! I guess we Grado fans are just a bit more civilized haha


 we'll just sit in our own corner and play nice together lol

post #7401 of 21344
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


as a former addiction counselor, I'd say that could be the sign of a problem, I also do the same thing

 

Sad but true. Grado is certainly not to blame though.

post #7402 of 21344
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 we'll just sit in our own corner and play nice together lol

 

lol, exactly

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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

 

I think the RS1 (or PS500) is better for a wider variety of music, if you're set on a high end grado specifically. Particularly the PS500 as it isn't as treble happy - although the bass might be a bit much for some.

 

I haven't heard the GS-1000s, but I've got RS-1s and PS-500s on loan, and I've listened to the PS-1000s several times with the same gear (24-Bit AIFF from a Macbook Pro with an Audioquest Dragonfly) 
The RS1s and PS500s are really quite similar. The PS500s has a much more extended bass with more slam, and perhaps a smoother treble. But the "resolving power" is excellent on both, and there have been times I forgot which one I was wearing. 
The PS1000s still have a strong family resemblance. Very powerful bass--haven't compared them to the PS500s yet--with lots of slam and extension. The different cup/pad configuration makes for a different presentation. It's a little more "distant"--Row F instead of up on the stage--and there seems to be more "air." It doesn't strike me as being 'better" so much as "different." The PS1000s are very heavy, although they were comfortable for me, your mileage may vary. I could be very happy with either of these.
Both of the PS500s and the RS1is work beautifully with a wide variety of material, from Hendrix to Arvo Part, Diana Krall to Wilco. Listening to Cowboy Junkies right now. 

I think that these two models represent a kind of second value sweet spot in the line, getting a lot of the sound of the $1,000+ headphones for closer to half that.

Good luck and if you have any interest I can listen to the PS1000s at more length.


Edited by Avincent52 - 5/21/13 at 7:55pm
post #7404 of 21344
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


as a former addiction counselor, I'd say that could be the sign of a problem, I also do the same thing

Agreed-A lot of people on this site drop $1,ooo like it's confetti...coming from someone with a $200 set of Grados....for many of us solidly in the middle class-$400 is a good sum of money.

post #7405 of 21344
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Agreed-A lot of people on this site drop $1,ooo like it's confetti...coming from someone with a $200 set of Grados....for many of us solidly in the middle class-$400 is a good sum of money.

i was poking a little fun, but i do look and wonder at things i can never afford, and i'll set a budget, and go a few dollars over

its fun, fantasy, like spending the lottery jackpot you never win

 

i swear this is true, i was telling my wife today how some folks on here must be crazy, or have so much money that it isn't an issue

i told here if i have bought a $1000 set of phones she should whack me upside the head ! lol

post #7406 of 21344
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

i was poking a little fun, but i do look and wonder at things i can never afford, and i'll set a budget, and go a few dollars over

its fun, fantasy, like spending the lottery jackpot you never win

 

i swear this is true, i was telling my wife today how some folks on here must be crazy, or have so much money that it isn't an issue

i told here if i have bought a $1000 set of phones she should whack me upside the head ! lol

It's all good...I got your original intent. You're right. I'm looking at Sonos and have been researching DACS. Someone on this sight gave me some advice on upgrading the DAC. This dude dropped something like 7K on a DAC....to stream music!!!  So, $350 for a Sonos sreaming product to connect to your stereo. And, then 7 grand on a DAC.......I couldn't even fathom that.

post #7407 of 21344
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Originally Posted by Avincent52 View Post

 

I haven't heard the GS-1000s, but I've got RS-1s and PS-500s on loan, and I've listened to the PS-1000s several times with the same gear (24-Bit AIFF from a Macbook Pro with an Audioquest Dragonfly) 
The RS1s and PS500s are really quite similar. The PS500s has a much more extended bass with more slam, and perhaps a smoother treble. But the "resolving power" is excellent on both, and there have been times I forgot which one I was wearing. 
The PS1000s still have a strong family resemblance. Very powerful bass--haven't compared them to the PS500s yet--with lots of slam and extension. The different cup/pad configuration makes for a different presentation. It's a little more "distant"--Row F instead of up on the stage--and there seems to be more "air." It doesn't strike me as being 'better" so much as "different." The PS1000s are very heavy, although they were comfortable for me, your mileage may vary. I could be very happy with either of these.
Both of the PS500s and the RS1is work beautifully with a wide variety of material, from Hendrix to Arvo Part, Diana Krall to Wilco. Listening to Cowboy Junkies right now. 

I think that these two models represent a kind of second value sweet spot in the line, getting a lot of the sound of the $1,000+ headphones for closer to half that.

Good luck and if you have any interest I can listen to the PS1000s at more length.

 

I agree with most of what you've said, exept for the part about the RS1i and the PS500 being ''really quite similar'', in my opinion, they sound VERY different, the PS500's sound is bass/lower midrange oriented, while RS1i's sound is more midrange/treble oriented. In fact, i think that the only headphones who's sound signature is further removed from that of the PS500, are the SR325i.

 

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Agreed-A lot of people on this site drop $1,ooo like it's confetti...coming from someone with a $200 set of Grados....for many of us solidly in the middle class-$400 is a good sum of money.

 

That's right, sometimes people seem to forget that not everyone can afford pricey headphones. But that's what's nice about Grados, you don't have to spend a lot, to get the lion's share of the top models.

 

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

i was poking a little fun, but i do look and wonder at things i can never afford, and i'll set a budget, and go a few dollars over

its fun, fantasy, like spending the lottery jackpot you never win

 

i swear this is true, i was telling my wife today how some folks on here must be crazy, or have so much money that it isn't an issue

i told here if i have bought a $1000 set of phones she should whack me upside the head ! lol

 

For some people, $1000 represent a pair of headphones, for others, that same $1000 equates to a $100 pair of headphones, plus rent and grocery for a month.

 

Even though some have much more expensive stuff  than i have, i try to stay 'grounded', and remember that i'm VERY lucky to be able to afford all the wonderful headphones that i have, or any other nice tings that i own, for that matter.


Edited by stacker45 - 5/21/13 at 9:22pm
post #7408 of 21344
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If your budjet is $600, why would you be looking at $1000 headphones rolleyes.gif


I don't believe I mentioned my budget. I am just gonna leave this where it is.


Edited by HPiper - 5/21/13 at 9:30pm
post #7409 of 21344
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

 if i have bought a $1000 set of phones she should whack me upside the head ! lol

 

I have a handful of phones at a variety of different price points, and one of the great things about this hobby is that you can find something to truly enjoy at ANY entry point. I feel very fortunate to have a couple of flagship-type phones in the Grado GS1ks and the Beyer T1s, but if I couldn't swing that I could very happily live with something like my Beyer 1350s ($199 currently) or even my Grado SR80s ($99). I dont' even REALLY need an amp or DAC with either phone, so for very little money I could have very satisfying fidelity for years to come. In fact, part of the reason why I have a little disposable cash is because I'm single. I would gladly trade my toys in to have had a marriage that was still going strong as opposed to being divorced, in all honesty. But for now I have my dogs and my music (and podcasts...love my podcasts!) to serve as the woman in my life haha. 

post #7410 of 21344
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...In fact, part of the reason why I have a little disposable cash is because I'm single. I would gladly trade my toys in to have had a marriage that was still going strong as opposed to being divorced, in all honesty. But for now I have my dogs and my music (and podcasts...love my podcasts!) to serve as the woman in my life haha. 

You don't owe anyone an explanation, but you are right - its all about priorities. People used to be shocked that I would pay over $1000 for a bike, but I rode my bike to work and my old car had been paid off 8 years ago. You can buy a lot of toys when you don't have a $400/mo car payment for 8 years.

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