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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

So, first listen of the RS1is is very positive, still adjusting to not having the LCD's weight and bass though

 

I think it's awfully hard to find one single headphone that will serve all purposes.  While I enjoy what what my Hifiman and Sennheiser headphones offer, it was great to hear what the GS1000 offered.  Sure, the bass wasn't quite a weighty, but the soundstage was way wider than either of the other headphones could ever provide.  When I flipped back over to the HifiMan and Sennheiser, I thought both were very dark, and narrow sounding.  After a few days of taking a break, I went back to the Sennheiser and Hifiman, then they sounded normal again. 

 

It all depends upon one's music, and what they want to achieve in listening.  There are often times when I want to listen to lighter, or acoustic music along with wearing a lighter headphone, then that is where the Grado comes into play.  However, if I want to really jam out to some heavier bass music, the Hifiman comes into play.  Meanwhile, if there are other songs that have an excellent mid-range presence, I might prefer the Sennheiser.

post #8987 of 24960
i think you'll find the bass will improve a bit once you get past the 100 hour mark. Obviously you won't reach the bass response of the LCD but it does get better. Also, I highly reccomend the TTVJ flat pads, they are a great match with the RS1s.
post #8988 of 24960
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

i think you'll find the bass will improve a bit once you get past the 100 hour mark. Obviously you won't reach the bass response of the LCD but it does get better. Also, I highly reccomend the TTVJ flat pads, they are a great match with the RS1s.

Thanks for the recommendation. I think their sound will improve more when I get my little dot I, the only amp I have for them at the moment is the Meier classic which may not be a good match
post #8989 of 24960
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

i think you'll find the bass will improve a bit once you get past the 100 hour mark. Obviously you won't reach the bass response of the LCD but it does get better. Also, I highly reccomend the TTVJ flat pads, they are a great match with the RS1s.

 

Thanks.  Back when I had the Magnums, we ordered some TTVJ flat pads.  While the pads are $35.00 a pair, the shipping was about $12.00 at the time.  So, another member and myself went ahead and made a single order for 2 pair.  Thus, we paid only $6.00 each for the shipping which seemed a bit more manageable.

post #8990 of 24960

got the bifrost ordered it'll be here soon,

this should be the last piece of hardware for a while,

deciding between the msii+, the dacIT, and bifrost

if i stay with the msii+, i could get another pair of grado's ! lol

post #8991 of 24960
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

got the bifrost ordered it'll be here soon,

this should be the last piece of hardware for a while,

deciding between the msii+, the dacIT, and bifrost

if i stay with the msii+, i could get another pair of grado's ! lol

Yea, may as well snag a pair of RS1 to your collection :-)

post #8992 of 24960
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

Yea, may as well snag a pair of RS1 to your collection :-)
I saw some on the sale thread, it got me thinking that the hrt is pretty good (and it is) !
post #8993 of 24960
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

got the bifrost ordered it'll be here soon,

this should be the last piece of hardware for a while,

deciding between the msii+, the dacIT, and bifrost

if i stay with the msii+, i could get another pair of grado's ! lol

This is truly a progressive disease!

 

Once I get the Oppo and the Alpha Dogs, I intend to take a break from headphone-related purchases for a while.  I have some home audio situations that need addressed, such as a new sub.

 

Then, I fully intend to focus on the GS1000's. 

 

In the meantime though, I am okay with the 225i's.  These are still my go-to headphones, and I am really appreciating the 'front-row'  presentation, which seems to be totally dependent on the source material, BTW.  I listened to a binaural recording from the Society of Sound the other day that pretty much freaked me out, as I felt that I was right in the middle of the venue, and with a soundstage that projected behind me as well as in front.  That kinda tells me that the Grado's are more accurate than a lot of people give them credit for as far as imaging goes.

post #8994 of 24960
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

This is truly a progressive disease!

 

True, I got the sr80i as my first headphones, a year later I got the sr325is, but I was a little frustrated that I didn't have a pair of equivalent speakers so I got the Rti A1 pair of polk speakers. By the way, these speakers sound a lot like the sr325is.

post #8995 of 24960
Where can i buy grados sr60 that ship worldwide? And is the retail price 60 or 80 dollars?

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post #8996 of 24960
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

This is truly a progressive disease!

 

Once I get the Oppo and the Alpha Dogs, I intend to take a break from headphone-related purchases for a while.  I have some home audio situations that need addressed, such as a new sub.

 

Then, I fully intend to focus on the GS1000's. 

 

 

 

The GS1ks are really becoming a favorite phone of mine. I had them on for next to 6hrs straight the other day, which is rare for me. I became so immersed in watching youtube videos of live concert performances that I completely lost track of time. 

 

I don't know what you're looking for spend on a sub, but if you want a couple suggestions let me know. 

post #8997 of 24960
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

The GS1ks are really becoming a favorite phone of mine. I had them on for next to 6hrs straight the other day, which is rare for me. I became so immersed in watching youtube videos of live concert performances that I completely lost track of time. 

 

I don't know what you're looking for spend on a sub, but if you want a couple suggestions let me know. 

I'd hate to derail the thread.  But, since I occassionally leave my sub on while listening to Grado's so that I get that nice bass rumble, it may fit.  I currently have an Emotiiva Ultra 10, which does not have output below 30 Hz, which I needed due to the house it was in, and my nearfield configuration.  right now I'm looking at upgrading to the Rythmik 12SE or possibly an SVS SB12-NSD.  I'll probably go with Rythmik with the PEQ amp for the parametric EQ to tame a really fun node I have just below 80 Hz.

 

Listeningto Grado with an active sub may seem to defeat the purpose, but it is FUN

 

Any input would be cool

post #8998 of 24960
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Originally Posted by Mi3zu View Post

Where can i buy grados sr60 that ship worldwide? And is the retail price 60 or 80 dollars?

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In Malaysia around USD90 = RM300

post #8999 of 24960
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Originally Posted by dakwan View Post

In Malaysia around USD90 = RM300

Yeah~ Malaysia facing financial problem right now maybe you should wait for a few month like later end of this year. Hopefully it will be back to normal! Not worsen :/

A lot of people here, Brunei headed to currency exchanger for this reason thought...

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post #9000 of 24960
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

I'd hate to derail the thread.  But, since I occassionally leave my sub on while listening to Grado's so that I get that nice bass rumble, it may fit.  I currently have an Emotiiva Ultra 10, which does not have output below 30 Hz, which I needed due to the house it was in, and my nearfield configuration.  right now I'm looking at upgrading to the Rythmik 12SE or possibly an SVS SB12-NSD.  I'll probably go with Rythmik with the PEQ amp for the parametric EQ to tame a really fun node I have just below 80 Hz.

 

Listeningto Grado with an active sub may seem to defeat the purpose, but it is FUN

 

Any input would be cool

 

Why not the PC12-NSD?  I love mine in the lower level man cave.  However, my wife totally dislikes it.  With a 2.1 music system, it will jar the fillings in your teeth with some music tracks.

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