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post #8851 of 26876
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Originally Posted by gibsph View Post


Hi im considering either 325 or gs1000 since thats the only one that i have tried. Im on a budget of 300-1000.

If you have a place near you to audition the RS1 and PS500 I would strongly recommend doing so BEFORE you buy anything.

 

I'm also assuming that your budget includes an amp?

post #8852 of 26876
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

If you have a place near you to audition the RS1 and PS500 I would strongly recommend doing so BEFORE you buy anything.

 

I'm also assuming that your budget includes an amp?

I would just buy an RS1. 

It's the classic Grado and the best place to start, if you can start at the top!

post #8853 of 26876
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Originally Posted by gibsph View Post


Hi im considering either 325 or gs1000 since thats the only one that i have tried. Im on a budget of 300-1000.

Not that I've ever heard the GS1000, but the SR325is is 700$ less expensive than the GS1000, then you can buy yourself a nice amp like the Little Dot 1+ and whatever DAC you like, and spend far less money than you think, to have an exeptionally well sounding set up, trust me you will not be disappointed in anyway at all. I also own a pair of SR80i's, and they are also exceptional headphone and their 99$.  

post #8854 of 26876
Pardon if this has been covered 1000 times before.

Comparing the 80i, 225i, 325i and RS2, which sounds best?

I have read, on more than one site, that the highs of the 325i are often too shrill and many revert to the 225i.

Your thoughts? Budget is under $600, so when the time comes the RS2, RF2 or RS500 is the one I will prefer to get.

I am buying many different cans, but not many of one line or manufacturer so as to have a wide variety in my collection so I prefer to not buy the 80i and then the 225i and then...
post #8855 of 26876
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Originally Posted by marone View Post

Pardon if this has been covered 1000 times before.

Comparing the 80i, 225i, 325i and RS2, which sounds best?

I have read, on more than one site, that the highs of the 325i are often too shrill and many revert to the 225i.

Your thoughts? Budget is under $600, so when the time comes the RS2, RF2 or RS500 is the one I will prefer to get.

I am buying many different cans, but not many of one line or manufacturer so as to have a wide variety in my collection so I prefer to not buy the 80i and then the 225i and then...

if you want only one headphone to capture the Grado sound, to me, the Rs2 is preferable.

 

EDIT:

the usual recommendation (if you've never tried Grados before) would be to get a pair of sr60's or sr80's (cheap) and see if you like the Grado sound, the fit, hell, even the look!

if you do, and have the money then just buy the Rs1 and be done with it.

 

the only reason I scratched out the Rs2 is because you will always wonder about the Rs1 if you only go as far as the Rs2. In that case, just go for the Rs1.

With that said, I have owned the sr60,sr125,sr225,rs2,rs1,ps500. If I would keep only one of them to represent what I look for in a Grado and had several other high end cans, I choose the Rs2 to represent the Grado family!cool.gif


Edited by wormsdriver - 8/23/13 at 1:16am
post #8856 of 26876
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

if you want only one headphone to capture the Grado sound, to me, the Rs2 is preferable.

 

EDIT:

the usual recommendation (if you've never tried Grados before) would be to get a pair of sr60's or sr80's (cheap) and see if you like the Grado sound, the fit, hell, even the look!

if you do, and have the money then just buy the Rs1 and be done with it.

 

the only reason I scratched out the Rs2 is because you will always wonder about the Rs1 if you only go as far as the Rs2. In that case, just go for the Rs1.

With that said, I have owned the sr60,sr125,sr225,rs2,rs1,ps500. If I would keep only one of them to represent what I look for in a Grado and had several other high end cans, I choose the Rs2 to represent the Grado family!cool.gif

Just curious to as why you are saying to go for it and just get the RS1, if you are saying "I choose the RS2 to represent the Grado family"? 

Did you not prefer the RS1?

BTW I;ve never heard either the RS1/2


Edited by joseph69 - 8/23/13 at 9:00am
post #8857 of 26876

I'm beginning to think that the Grado line follows the human hearing curve as we age.  If that's right, then the 325's are for those over 50 who have treble impairment, the 225's are for those over 40 with less impairment, and the 80's are for those who have a more sensitive response.

 

Just a thought...

post #8858 of 26876
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

I'm beginning to think that the Grado line follows the human hearing curve as we age.  If that's right, then the 325's are for those over 50 who have treble impairment, the 225's are for those over 40 with less impairment, and the 80's are for those who have a more sensitive response.

 

Just a thought...

Well I got my 225 when I was 47, so I guess I inadvertently followed the correct protocols. Phew! I don't want to be sent to audiophile detention.

However, I'd be tempted to jump into some RS1i's. That's probably over 30 or anyone who is willing to spend over $500 for a HP. And, you'll notice I'm using a very large font size as I'm being considerate of all those bifocals triportsad.gif

post #8859 of 26876
Lol nice ^
post #8860 of 26876
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

Lol nice ^

I'm old and have bifocals and 325 and MS2 eek.gif

(I also have HP1 and HA-2, so you KNOW I'm old)

 

HP-1

325 (black w/pink drivers)

MS2

HA-2 amp

post #8861 of 26876

lol, I'm starting to feel good about my decision to sell my 325s last year now

post #8862 of 26876
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

lol, I'm starting to feel good about my decision to sell my 325s last year now

Yeah, go buy a sports car!

post #8863 of 26876

Loving the PS500s right now.  I've been comparing with the HD800 and SR80i and the PS500 seem to be kind of a love child between the two.  Smooth, strong, with just the right amount of aggression.  They sound incredible with vinyl, very full bodied and warm sounding.  So far they are keepers!  biggrin.gif

post #8864 of 26876
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post

Loving the PS500s right now.  I've been comparing with the HD800 and SR80i and the PS500 seem to be kind of a love child between the two.  Smooth, strong, with just the right amount of aggression.  They sound incredible with vinyl, very full bodied and warm sounding.  So far they are keepers!  biggrin.gif


when i was playing them with my little dot i+ and my fiio e09k, they were very, very good

when i got the lyr, they became awesome !!

post #8865 of 26876
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Just curious to as why you are saying to go for it and just get the RS1, if you are saying "I choose the RS2 to represent the Grado family"? 

Did you not prefer the RS1?

BTW I;ve never heard either the RS1/2

 

The RS2i definitely represents better value. It's $200 less than the RS1i. The RS1i sounds fantastic, but it does cost a pretty penny compared to the RS2/PS500/SRwhatever.

 

That all said, I don't plan on selling my RS1i's anytime in the foreseeable future!

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