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post #7516 of 24415
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

Count me in too,

 

Instead of spending say, $600 to $700 on a combination of Grado headphones and amp, i would get either some PS500 or RS1i and drive them off my integrated amp.

 

Well, I have a Pioneer VSX-1122-K (movies) and a NAD 375BEE (2-channel music), the latter of which is highly regarded by Stereophile.  Neither of them sound as good as my NuForce Icon HDP w/ Linear PS, using the same source material, when playing through headphones.

 

The integrated amps are not (typically) well designed for head-fi.  YMMV, and if you have an older integrated amp, your setup may work really well for headphone use, but I was surprised at the differences I could hear w/ my Grados across the three systems.  Just my opinion, etc...

post #7517 of 24415
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

 

@stacker - that is a fantastic CD!  My favourite cans for listening to it are actually the HD600.  Have you tried closing your eyes when using the PS1000 - especially between songs, and just let the  audience applause wash around you?  Could swear I was actually there sometimes.

 

Great musical choice! beerchug.gif 

 

Closing my eyes!, are you kidding me?, in my opinion, they're is NO other way to do some serious listening, especially when it comes to the likes of Lorenna McKennitt, her music just transports me to another world, and when the music stops, i feel as rested as if i had slept 8 hours.

 

The first song i heard from her was Tango to Evora, and that was it for me ,i was hooked.

post #7518 of 24415

^ Just checking this out with my PS500's... I must... Get... lossless!

post #7519 of 24415
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

^ Just checking this out with my PS500's... I must... Get... lossless!

 

It must sound great through the PS500, wich as a farely big soudstage, try to have a listen to her version of Greensleeves, on The Visit CD.

post #7520 of 24415
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

It must sound great through the PS500, wich as a farely big soudstage, try to have a listen to her version of Greensleeves, on The Visit CD.

 

I will for sure!

 

Sound stage is extra giant because I'm rocking the g cush today. Was in that mood lol
 

post #7521 of 24415

I'm feeling a little bit shaky about the Grado sr80i. I've worn them for a few hours and I'm not sure I'm impressed with them. I kind of feel like they aren't noticeably better than my AKG K240. 

post #7522 of 24415
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Originally Posted by Hifi Man View Post

I'm feeling a little bit shaky about the Grado sr80i. I've worn them for a few hours and I'm not sure I'm impressed with them. I kind of feel like they aren't noticeably better than my AKG K240. 

 

Although i've never tryed them that way, you might want to try the L cush on your SR80i, i know that some people have been very impressed by this simple mod.

post #7523 of 24415
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Originally Posted by apollo11 View Post

Wow nice to hear from you again being back to grado. Please post your most detailed review of PS500 because i'm looking forward to buying it. 

Will do, but they are fairly close to the HF-2s. So you could find those reviews and substitute them for this. Just add a wee bit more mid bass and better imaging. 

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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post


congrats on the ps500!

I run the g cush on mine and while it does effect the sound quite a bit I actually like it. It evens out the sound in my opinion since the ps500 makes a good amount of low end, and makes the soundstage fairly large.

I had the bagel pads for my (now sold) HF-2s and really liked them. Ordered yet another pair to match up with these. Should be here Monday. Agreed with your assessments with these pads.

post #7524 of 24415
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Originally Posted by Hifi Man View Post

I'm feeling a little bit shaky about the Grado sr80i. I've worn them for a few hours and I'm not sure I'm impressed with them. I kind of feel like they aren't noticeably better than my AKG K240. 

I've never heard the AKG-240, but I'm curious to hear your personal impressions of the Grado 80i, and what your listening sources and materials are.

Also did you like the AKG's, and where just curious to as how the 80's sounded?

Please give your impressions.and Also how long have you had them?

post #7525 of 24415

Are those 80i's new? Might be like the problem I am/was having with my 325is, just needs some burn in time. The sound is already better with just 8-10 hours on them.

post #7526 of 24415

 

Get mine just now, it is the MS2i, but it's still on the same family with grados biggrin.gif

post #7527 of 24415
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

Get mine just now, it is the MS2i, but it's still on the same family with grados biggrin.gif


Congrats!

post #7528 of 24415
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

 

Well, I have a Pioneer VSX-1122-K (movies) and a NAD 375BEE (2-channel music), the latter of which is highly regarded by Stereophile.  Neither of them sound as good as my NuForce Icon HDP w/ Linear PS, using the same source material, when playing through headphones.

 

The integrated amps are not (typically) well designed for head-fi.  YMMV, and if you have an older integrated amp, your setup may work really well for headphone use, but I was surprised at the differences I could hear w/ my Grados across the three systems.  Just my opinion, etc...

 

Using the same headphones, i too, prefer the sound of my X-Can V2 to that of my vintage gear, but even i use my X-Can to drive my SR80i, it still doesn't as good as my PS1000 through the vintage gear.

 

I know that it's unfair to compare the SR80i to the PS1000, but as i have said, if i had $600 to spend, i'd rather get some PS500 and drive them of my old stuff, than buy some SR225i or SR325is and spend the rest on an headphone amp.

 

I think that they're is more sonic gain to be had by upgrading the headphones, that being said, if you own TOTL headphones, or, let's say that after hearing the pricier models, you still prefer the sound signature of your $300-$400 headphones, then buying an headphone amp makes sense.

 

Just my two cents.

post #7529 of 24415
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

It must sound great through the PS500, wich as a farely big soudstage, try to have a listen to her version of Greensleeves, on The Visit CD.

man thank you so much! Now I have yet another artist to obsess over! And fyi ps500 owners g cush + live recordings = nirvana!
post #7530 of 24415
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

Using the same headphones, i too, prefer the sound of my X-Can V2 to that of my vintage gear, but even i use my X-Can to drive my SR80i, it still doesn't as good as my PS1000 through the vintage gear.

 

 

I see your point.  BTW, what are you using for vintage gear (i.e. your integrated amp) - just curious.

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