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post #8236 of 18772
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I really respect the way you wrote that. Certainly no headphone is for everyone, and I think the way you went about determining if the Grados were for you is very admirable. Grados definitely aren't going to provide much sub-bass at all, so I can understand why the Senns would be a better match for your preferences. 

Ditto.........yeah, find what matches you best....do not worry about who's name is on the headphone.

 

find what you like and whoever that s....it is

post #8237 of 18772
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I really respect the way you wrote that. Certainly no headphone is for everyone, and I think the way you went about determining if the Grados were for you is very admirable. Grados definitely aren't going to provide much sub-bass at all, so I can understand why the Senns would be a better match for your preferences. 

Great point. I let my buddy have a listen on my RS1i yesterday, which I find to be extremely detailed and quick, and just a great overall match to the music I listen to. For his music, he was actually checking his sample rate to make sure his system hadn't gone wonky - the headphones were so fast compared to what he was used to (he has some 60i in his stable). He wasn't a fan of the presentation that I find almost flawless. We all hear differently smily_headphones1.gif
post #8238 of 18772
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Great point. I let my buddy have a listen on my RS1i yesterday, which I find to be extremely detailed and quick, and just a great overall match to the music I listen to. For his music, he was actually checking his sample rate to make sure his system hadn't gone wonky - the headphones were so fast compared to what he was used to (he has some 60i in his stable). He wasn't a fan of the presentation that I find almost flawless. We all hear differently smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

Exactly...too many people want to put a particular headphone in a box and then assume everyone would put it in the same box they did. We're all too different to have headphone "x" ALWAYS be considered better than headphone "y".  In such a subjective hobby, people just need to understand others will disagree, and I think a lot of people have a hard time with that.  Then you have the objectivist crowd who will focus on how a headphone measures, but then you end up with people who allow the measurements to dictate to them how they should feel about that particular phone lol. 

 

For me, I focus on what gives me the most enjoyment...plain and simple. Grados may not live up to expectations of those who focus on measurements, but to my ears they have amazingly natural timbre, an open, airy presentation that is alluring, and they allow vocals to sound so life-like that it's almost as if the performer is in the room.   Now, you give these things to a bass head and they'll probably think you and I have lost our minds lol. 

post #8239 of 18772
A quick listen isn't going to sell anyone on a sound signature, especially if they're used to a different one.

I think you really have to listen exclusively to the new headphone for some days before making A/B comparisons.

We all know someone who said "where's the bass?" when they listened to your AKG or Grado for ten minutes.

I've never been an instant fan of any headphone, except maybe IEMs. But with my IEMS, I was at the beginning of my Head-Fi journey.

Every good headphone has its strengths. If I could afford it, I'd have probably kept every HP I've tried so far, or most of them. I just can't afford to keep an expensive item just so, every once in a while, I'd look at it and say "Hey, it's been a while, maybe I'll give it some head time for the next few days".

And I'm always willing to try out something different. Now that I've tried the SR225, I'm definitely curious about the RS series and the PS-500. They're just out of my budget at the moment.
post #8240 of 18772
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

 

Exactly...too many people want to put a particular headphone in a box and then assume everyone would put it in the same box they did. We're all too different to have headphone "x" ALWAYS be considered better than headphone "y".  In such a subjective hobby, people just need to understand others will disagree, and I think a lot of people have a hard time with that.  Then you have the objectivist crowd who will focus on how a headphone measures, but then you end up with people who allow the measurements to dictate to them how they should feel about that particular phone lol. 

 

For me, I focus on what gives me the most enjoyment...plain and simple. Grados may not live up to expectations of those who focus on measurements, but to my ears they have amazingly natural timbre, an open, airy presentation that is alluring, and they allow vocals to sound so life-like that it's almost as if the performer is in the room.   Now, you give these things to a bass head and they'll probably think you and I have lost our minds lol. 

 

+1

 

Excellent, Indeed! beerchug.gif

Hope Duggeh doesn't mind I'm using his "words" tongue_smile.gif

post #8241 of 18772

The 80i's that I just got sold me from just trying them on, real comfortable. Then I tested them with spotify, 320k rips and some lossless tracks. Stellar, then I on Scott Pilgrim to watch and WOW was the audio great. Within 15 minutes I was hooked. This is the kind of sound I like, so I was good to go. Even fun with the audio on some of the games on my iPad.


Edited by Redstrand - 7/22/13 at 4:39am
post #8242 of 18772

I don't know about you guys, but one of my favorite ways to enjoy my Grados is with live recordings...talk about being transported! 

 

Even though I'm plugged right into my laptop for this one, I can't help but really be moved by the way this music sounds...in fact, Neil Young's music in general is fantastic "grado food"!

 

Enjoy! 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av7KJkiLYLI

post #8243 of 18772

A while ago, I was thinking about getting my 225i's woodied.  But now I'm thinking stepping up to the GS1000's would be an even better option.  Any other thoughts?

post #8244 of 18772
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A while ago, I was thinking about getting my 225i's woodied.  But now I'm thinking stepping up to the GS1000's would be an even better option.  Any other thoughts?

I've never heard the GS1000 but i read that it is not very similar to the SR sound. if you like the 225 but just want better i highly recommend the RS1, especially with flats.

having said that i'm thinking of modding my 80s with some wood. no idea where to start though. which cups are you looking at?
post #8245 of 18772

Just added the PS500 to the stable, One audition did it for me, but I also have other Grados so I knew what I was looking for.

post #8246 of 18772
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Exactly...the fanboyism that runs rampant on sites like this gets really annoying. When people identify so strongly with their headphone choice that they take it personally when someone ends up preferring something else, that's when i sign off on the conversation...or at least try to sign off lol. Personally I find it more interesting when the gear preferences are more varied, cause I learn more about what's out there and what qualities the various gear have. As for the PS1ks, I'm DYING to hear them....I was surprised when I bought the GS1ks that my 500s remained my favorite Grados (and favorite headphones in general, actually), so it'll be very interesting to compare my 500s to the flagship Grados. 

 

One thing that you and I have in common that I alwasy get a kick out of is our love for the SR80s...and even though we both have higher end gear to play with, we both still get enjoyment out of the little 80s and can find a place where they fit in among their Grado brethren :)

 

Right now I"m watching a dialogue driven movie on my Kindle Fire...never ceases to amaze me how fantastic the 500s sound directly out of this thing. 

 

It can all be resumed in one word, respect.

 

I bought my SR80i for when i'm sitting at my computer, because i find that their lightweight and their flat pads are more comfortable to wear at the end of the day, when i remove my contact lenses and put my glasses back on. But ever since i've listened to them with the L-cush, it bugs me, because now, i know what i'm missing with the comfies. 

 

Regarding the PS1Ks, you are so happy with your PS500, that the bar is set very high for the PS1K, so i hope that you won't be disapointed, i know i'm not.

post #8247 of 18772
I'm really loving my 500s. the RS1 and PS500 cover everything for me except for when I'm in the mood for some heavy bass, which i have ATH-WS99s for.


does anyone know where i can get some replacement screens? the screens on my RS1 are looking very worn.
Edited by bassboysam - 7/21/13 at 7:58pm
post #8248 of 18772
BearFMF, I assume the ps500's are getting a bunch of head time now lol, glad you liked them!
post #8249 of 18772

Yep, loosing sleep as we speak...beyersmile.png

post #8250 of 18772
Me too! Rocking the igrado while I work in Eagan tonight!
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