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post #8401 of 26923
for me there is no getting used to the HE400. they sat too low on my ears were way too heavy. couldn't move my head at all without them sliding off. it's too bad because i like the sound and they would have complimented the grados very well. got a pair of Audio Technica AD2000x on the way I'm very curious how they will compare.
post #8402 of 26923
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

for me there is no getting used to the HE400. they sat too low on my ears were way too heavy. couldn't move my head at all without them sliding off. it's too bad because i like the sound and they would have complimented the grados very well. got a pair of Audio Technica AD2000x on the way I'm very curious how they will compare.

They really are a great pair together. I really wish I could keep both. I miss the ps500s already.
post #8403 of 26923

i believe i'm gonna make a trip to a grado dealer in nashville before i run out and buy the 500, i have a gibson mandolin i need to take up there to get appraised so that would make a nice little day trip
 

post #8404 of 26923
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

i believe i'm gonna make a trip to a grado dealer in nashville before i run out and buy the 500, i have a gibson mandolin i need to take up there to get appraised so that would make a nice little day trip

 

Excellent... I've got dibs on them when you go to PS1000s eventually tongue.gif
post #8405 of 26923
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

ps500 is a great headphone that works well with a lot of setups and music. i'm spending a lot of time with a classic RS1 this weekend and they are not as bright as i originally thought and the bass is sufficient. it's the overall presentation and the separation if instruments that reallt blows me away. the PS500 can't match the RS1 in those departments in my opinion.

 

Well I have both and the PS500s I like better than the RS-1is I have.  My experience was sort of the opposite of yours.  I found the bass too much on the RS-1i and the highs cleaner on the PS500s.

post #8406 of 26923
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Excellent... I've got dibs on them when you go to PS1000s eventually tongue.gif


oh i already had a buyer set for the ms2's, there is a ms2 on the for sale thread actually a couple, but one is in europe or australlia or something, but there is one in the US for $200, thats a good deal

post #8407 of 26923
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Honestly, it doesn’t measure that bad. It’s not clean like an HD800 or LCD2, of course, but it doesn’t have as many wild peaks and has better square wave responses than the RS1 (and PS1000, FWIW).

For someone like me who has listened to a lot of headphones and seen a lot of graphs so I can figure out approximately what something should sound like (or whether it would be too dark, bright or boomy for my taste) based on some graphs, the sound and measurements are not out of whack.

And, yeah, I really like the PS500. Not my favorite headphones ever but they do a pretty good job toning down the typical wildness of the Grado sound while keeping the core of it intact.

 

I like the PS500s much better than the LCD2 or the HD800s, the latter has a midrange suckout like most Senns.  The LCD3 is really awesome though.

post #8408 of 26923
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Originally Posted by TwoTrack View Post

Well I have both and the PS500s I like better than the RS-1is I have.  My experience was sort of the opposite of yours.  I found the bass too much on the RS-1i and the highs cleaner on the PS500s.

well i have an old RS1 and not an RS1i, that might explain it.

i spent most of the day with the RS1 and it's not as bright as i initially thought and i rarely came across a recording that sounded too bright. the midrange on the RS1 really is as good as everyone says. very smooth and not spikey or harsh. the bass is deeper than i thought it would be and never overbearing, which the PS500 can be. two great headphones really. i can't really choose between the two so I'm keeping both for now...but it might be permanent.
post #8409 of 26923

Seriously!?

 

One tasteful wrap of electrical tape, and the 225i's sound like different cans.  I have to admit, I really thought that the modifications, especially the tape-mod, were exaggerations. I guess I've come across so much group-think snake oil over the years that I was jaded, to say the least.

 

Anyway, I just spent some quality time with the modded cans, playing source material that was painfully harsh just the other day.  The mod really did smooth things out- much more than I thought it would.  It also brings out a tad more bass extension, and some nice resonance on bass drums.

 

I'm really impressed.

 

OK, back to the cans before work   L3000.gif

post #8410 of 26923

I'm selling some SR225 outer cups and other parts if anyone has a project going on...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/675686/grado-sr225-outer-cups-and-parts

 

 

 

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post #8411 of 26923
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Seriously!?

 

One tasteful wrap of electrical tape, and the 225i's sound like different cans.  I have to admit, I really thought that the modifications, especially the tape-mod, were exaggerations. I guess I've come across so much group-think snake oil over the years that I was jaded, to say the least.

 

Anyway, I just spent some quality time with the modded cans, playing source material that was painfully harsh just the other day.  The mod really did smooth things out- much more than I thought it would.  It also brings out a tad more bass extension, and some nice resonance on bass drums.

 

I'm really impressed.

 

OK, back to the cans before work   L3000.gif


yeah i loooooved the tape mod on my 225's !!! i didn't like tape on my ms1's though

i was skeptical at first too, but it can make a big difference

post #8412 of 26923

well damn !! the hi fi buys in nashville doesn't stock anything above the 325i, so if i want to hear the ps500, gotta buy it , it seems

what to do, what to do lol
 

post #8413 of 26923
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


yeah i loooooved the tape mod on my 225's !!! i didn't like tape on my ms1's though

i was skeptical at first too, but it can make a big difference

Yeah, go figure!

I spent another couple hours analyzing the effect, and it is not subtle.  I also have a new found respect for Grado and the Grado community.  I'm not sure of any other brand that is so open to modification and tweaking.  This sounds goofy, but it's like I can connect to the headphones in a more personal way.  And this is not just a placebo effect, as this modification has been documented and replicated.

 

Now I just need more time to enjoy them.

post #8414 of 26923
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Yeah, go figure!

I spent another couple hours analyzing the effect, and it is not subtle.  I also have a new found respect for Grado and the Grado community.  I'm not sure of any other brand that is so open to modification and tweaking.  This sounds goofy, but it's like I can connect to the headphones in a more personal way.  And this is not just a placebo effect, as this modification has been documented and replicated.

 

Now I just need more time to enjoy them.


and in connecting with the headphones, you connect to the music more, and that's what its all about !

post #8415 of 26923
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


and in connecting with the headphones, you connect to the music more, and that's what its all about !

Yep.  The amygdala is the red-headed step child of auditory perception  o2smile.gif

 

(Gawd I hope you get the reference!)

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