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post #8866 of 18473
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Originally Posted by gibsph View Post

Hi,

 

I am planning to upgrade my HPs. I got ath m50s right now and planning to have my Grados. I have tried the sr325 as well as gs1000. but I am still new to this hobby and thinking how can i fully maximize these HPs by having the right amps/DACs. That's keep me undecided on upgrading but I really do like the Grados when i tested it. I usually listens to alternative/metal/edm music.

Any suggestions/help will do.

 

Thanks guys!


What kind of money are you looking to spend?

 

Which Grado are you planning on getting?

post #8867 of 18473

I've had a bit of a revelation here as of late with my GS1ks. 

 

I still don't know if I believe in break-in, but I thought that since I had splitters on my Daccord running to two separate amps, Id  just go ahead and let the GS1ks play by themselves for several days just to see if it made any difference. I've been on record saying that I prefer both the PS500s and my T1s to them, but then I realized that I have far fewer hours on them than I do my other phones. 

 

Anyway, they've had an additional 200 hrs of burn in over the last couple weeks, and when I put them on tonight I could swear that they are sounding better. They aren't nearly as harsh as they were previously...they were't quite in the 325 area in terms of brightness, but still pretty bright. The top end is sounding quite smooth all of a sudden. I need to spend more time with them, but I think the GS1ks are the weirdo of the Grado line. Not only are these the only Grados I've had that really seem to need a little more juice from a decent amp to sound their best, but now it seems like theyre the only ones I've had that need a lot of burn in. 

 

One thing is for sure, Tyll was spot on when he said these are brilliant phone for low level listening...I've been having a blast on youtube tonight, and where I usually will reach for my trusty 80s, these woodies have been just fantastic for this application. 

 

So...bottom line...the GS1ks are weirdos. 

post #8868 of 18473
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post


What kind of money are you looking to spend?

Which Grado are you planning on getting?

Hi im considering either 325 or gs1000 since thats the only one that i have tried. Im on a budget of 300-1000.
post #8869 of 18473

I've got three days left on my audition with the RS1i but I just rang the dealer and told him I'd be in on Monday with my credit card.  The RS1i are staying at my house. :)

post #8870 of 18473
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post

I've got three days left on my audition with the RS1i but I just rang the dealer and told him I'd be in on Monday with my credit card.  The RS1i are staying at my house. smily_headphones1.gif

good choice! I love my RS1s, so much so that I have decided to sell my PS500 which were not going to get much time with the RS1 and AD2KX in the stable. I would rather put the money towards upgrading my amp. thinking of a WA6.
post #8871 of 18473
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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 #8872 of 18473
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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 #8873 of 18473
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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 #8874 of 18473
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 #8875 of 18473
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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 #8876 of 18473
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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 #8877 of 18473

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 #8878 of 18473
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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 #8879 of 18473
Lol nice ^
post #8880 of 18473
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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

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