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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

I would have thought bass heads would be on the Beats thread!

(just kidding)...it is great to see pics of those Rics!

I think it says something about the detailed, accurate and realistic bass in these cans.  I can hear every nuance between a Ric and a P or a Jazz.  It's certainly not bloated, but very articulate. True, sub-bass is a little lean, but not by much

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

I think it says something about the detailed, accurate and realistic bass in these cans.  I can hear every nuance between a Ric and a P or a Jazz.  It's certainly not bloated, but very articulate. True, sub-bass is a little lean, but not by much

That is really good to hear considering Grado haters seem to often criticize the bass.

i have always found it detailed and accurate, with the right fit/pads.

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glad to see everyone is back to getting along, it usually stays pretty friendly here !

i got some good info about the little dot over on that thread, very helpful bunch over there too !!

my amp isn't set up for the tubes im using, so i got some work,and or some tubes to buy !!(both)


Edited by jaywillin - 7/15/13 at 4:45am
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I'm on the articulate side of the fence when it comes to audio.  I get that I can virtually unlimited options in this hobby, and there is no absolute to any of it.

 

Anyway, since I am still wowed by the performance, if not the ergonomics of iGrado's, I am more curious than every to try different pads.  the imaging on those suckers is pretty darned good, and I'm thinking it has to do with the distance of the driver from my ears.  The bowls make that distance significantly longer on my 225i's, so it may be time to try shorter pads. 

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

I'm on the articulate side of the fence when it comes to audio.  I get that I can virtually unlimited options in this hobby, and there is no absolute to any of it.

 

Anyway, since I am still wowed by the performance, if not the ergonomics of iGrado's, I am more curious than every to try different pads.  the imaging on those suckers is pretty darned good, and I'm thinking it has to do with the distance of the driver from my ears.  The bowls make that distance significantly longer on my 225i's, so it may be time to try shorter pads. 

The TTVJ Flats will give you that shorter distance - highly recommended.

I do notice that the HP1000 snug the pads to one's ears, with equal pressure all around, while the other Grados seem to have more pressure on the top/less on bottom. 

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The articulation is what I'm digging. Sure the low rumble of of sub bass isn't always there but being able to hear Duck Dunn laying down a groove and John Paul Jones having just that little bit of grit to the bass tone is so very nice. All the while I can hear the separation and panning...diggin it!

I'm guessing the fit thing is selective, I have a huge melon and these fit great, no clamping and sit on my ears perfect. Granted I have huge ears for them to rest on. When I tried them on at the store I was hooked.

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

I actually have no comment, except I always compared them to Carvin: U.S. made, no-nonsense and fantastic value for the money

 

come to think of it, how many bass players are on this Grado thread? 

Bass player here!

Love Grado bass... might not be prominent, but for the money, you can't get better texture and timbre. 

(in the context of the low-end Grados).


Edited by GREQ - 7/15/13 at 5:06am
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Can anyone tell me how to stop receiving notifications on a thread I am no longer interested in? I have unsubscribed to these threads and I keep receiving notifications. Thank you.

BTW even when Head-fi sends me an email saying (no longer interested in this thread, unsubscribe), I still receive notifications. 

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Go to your subscriptions and delete them, there should also be a roll down menu right above that with the four choices, I always check the site only notifications. Hope that helps.
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Has anyone here combined the Grado RS1i's with either a Matrix-M stage (USB version) or an Arcam rPAC?

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I am about to buy my first pair of grados.

 

The question is, 225 or 80?

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

That is really good to hear considering Grado haters seem to often criticize the bass.

i have always found it detailed and accurate, with the right fit/pads.

I totally agree with these comments....I think the bass is so tight and detailed that I have trouble understanding why people bash the Grado bass

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Originally Posted by CheeseWithWorms View Post

I am about to buy my first pair of grados.

 

The question is, 225 or 80?

They're so similar it's best to start off with the 80. 

If you can feed it with even a budget amp (not even necessary) and dac it will shine. 

 

Many have said (and I agree) that it's the 'sweet spot' in the Grado line-up in terms of value for money.

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

glad to see everyone is back to getting along, it usually stays pretty friendly here !

i got some good info about the little dot over on that thread, very helpful bunch over there too !!

my amp isn't set up for the tubes im using, so i got some work,and or some tubes to buy !!(both)

I just put the OPA2107 opamp in my Little Dot 1+ today....it is paired with the Sylvania 408A tubes, and I am really digging the synergy here.

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Originally Posted by GREQ View Post

They're so similar it's best to start off with the 80. 

If you can feed it with even a budget amp (not even necessary) and dac it will shine. 

 

Many have said (and I agree) that it's the 'sweet spot' in the Grado line-up in terms of value for money.

 

To be honest, i am not looking for a bargain. I want something that i will absolutely fall in love with.

 

So if the 225 are worth double the price, i am willing to pay it. But are they?


Edited by CheeseWithWorms - 7/15/13 at 2:18pm
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