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post #9106 of 26129

I Was going to ask the same question!

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Great, now we're going to get to read about Dubstep Girl's PS1000 impressions in the Grado FAN CLUB too, i can't wait!

post #9108 of 26129

Oh! and you're welcome swspiers!

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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

Great, now we're going to get to read about Dubstep Girl's PS1000 impressions in the Grado FAN CLUB too, i can't wait!

Yeah.  I saw that she snuck it into another Grado thread.  I never would have seen it if I weren't trying to evaluate the GS1000 vs. the RS1.  The jury seems overwhelmingly in favor of the RS1i, with the GS1000 getting very few accolades, comparatively speaking.

 

I am seriously thinking about putting my 5LE's up for trade, but I'll wait until I get the Alpha Dogs in a few weeks before I decide.  But if the Alpha's come even close, and considering they're closed, I might just have to go with high-end Grado's.

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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

She said she was going to return them this week... http://www.head-fi.org/t/551345/hifiman-he-500-he-as-in-high-end-please-post-your-impressions-proving-to-be-a-great-headphone-and-standing-the-test-of-time/7455#post_9768557

 

Just helping out, cuz you asked.

Oh man, that's like spoiling the ending to 'Sixth Sense' :tongue:

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Oh man, that's like spoiling the ending to 'Sixth Sense' :tongue:

Wait, that was a movie?

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Oh man, that's like spoiling the ending to 'Sixth Sense' :tongue:

DOH!!  Should have put that in a "spoiler alert" box, sorry...:confused_face_2:

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Yeah!, since Dubstep Girl's comments on the PS1000 are, shall we say, not all favorable, I did suggest to her, that she should start her own thread to post her impressions of the PS1000, instead of posting them in the ''PS1000 Appreciation thread'', as I had done a while back, when I compared the PS500 with the RS1i.

 

Regarding the GS1000i vs RS1i question, I guess I'm the black sheep of the jury, but since I own, and love, the PS1000, that should come as no surprise. I preffer the sound signature of the GS1000i to that of the RS1i, I'm a sucker for the GS1k's deeper bass, and bigger soundstage. That being said you have to agree, that having to choose between the GS1000i and RS1i is a rather beautyful problem. ;)


Edited by stacker45 - 9/3/13 at 7:09pm
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Stacker45: I'm going to put this publicly, rather than via PM, as it seems to be a problem when controversial top headphone models are discussed. How do you think you'd feel if someone made three posts in a thread about YOU because they didn't like your impressions of headphones? From time-to-time we get people trying to marginalise opinions that they don't like about a product, which doesn't result in anything other people becoming pissed off. I hope that is not what you're trying to do. 

 

I would think that fans of a company and their products would appreciate as much their failings as well as their achievements. Rather than reply to it (because I wont be checking this thread) please just consider this before you post any more. If you don't like reading negative comments about a pair of headphones you like a lot, I would suggest simply not reading any discussion of them, because they are going to come up.

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My RS1i Grados arrived today.  The pair I had purchased had a bad cable due to a dog chewing up the cable.  The owner cut the cable off and left about 3" of cable left outside of the cups.  I had another Grado cable, so I went ahead and connected up that other cable and just used some shrink tube to cover the joints for now. Probably the most ghetto RS1i out there ... just kidding, as it doesn't look half bad and will suffice until I finish up the recable work in a week or so.

 

The remainder of the package was complete.  Heavier cardboard box from the factory, not the thinner pizza box like the other models.  The 15' Grado extension was included, as was the 1/4" to to 3.5mm Grado adapter.  The cups were in excellent shape - and, did look very good as the seller reflected a 9/10 condition for the headphones.

 

Since I just had the GS1000 headphones a week ago, and now the RS1i, I'm basically going from memory to try and make some observations on the differences.  The GS1000 had a very nice airy presentation and the  detail was quite good.  Also, the GS1000 had a remarkable sound stage as has been observed by many.  But, I don't think I'm a big fan of the G-Cush pads.

 

The RS1i on the other hand, has a stronger mid-range presence.  The upper frequencies are not nearly as "Grado-like" as their lower line as well as the GS1000.  Yet, the detail is very present.  The vocals on the RS1i are stellar.  When I had some Johnny Cash playing earlier today, I don't think I've ever had such a moment where I could hear his voice so well.  This includes other headphones, as well as my 2.1 music system.  To me, the RS1i seems more like the MS-Pro from Alessandro -- but, I know it 's  not.  I'm much happier to have the Grado signature sound of the RS1i as opposed to the MS-Pro which could have the highs tamed a bit and the mids increased.  However, the RS1i is not fatiguing on the upper end, nor is it lacking in the mid-range area at all either.

 

As I move back to Grados from the orthodynamic scene, I'm pleased with their lighter weight.  The comfort really pleases me and I didn't realize how bad I had missed it.

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

Stacker45: I'm going to put this publicly, rather than via PM, as it seems to be a problem when controversial top headphone models are discussed. How do you think you'd feel if someone made three posts in a thread about YOU because they didn't like your impressions of headphones? From time-to-time we get people trying to marginalise opinions that they don't like about a product, which doesn't result in anything other people becoming pissed off. I hope that is not what you're trying to do. 

 

I would think that fans of a company and their products would appreciate as much their failings as well as their achievements. Rather than reply to it (because I wont be checking this thread) please just consider this before you post any more. If you don't like reading negative comments about a pair of headphones you like a lot, I would suggest simply not reading any discussion of them, because they are going to come up.

 

Clearly if you read what Stacker wrote, he's not taking issue with what Dubstep Girl said, but where she said it. I'm not saying I agree or disagree with him, cause DG and Stacker are two of my favorite posters, but since you decided to make this public instead of in PM, I think you should at least understand Stacker's position before putting him on blast, as the young people say. 

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Clearly if you read what Stacker wrote, he's not taking issue with what Dubstep Girl said, but where she said it. I'm not saying I agree or disagree with him, cause DG and Stacker are two of my favorite posters, but since you decided to make this public instead of in PM, I think you should at least understand Stacker's position before putting him on blast, as the young people say. 

Free speech and she's entitled to state her thoughts. Sorry I'm with Amos here.

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Free speech and she's entitled to state her thoughts. Sorry I'm with Amos here.

 

 

Like I said, I'm not taking a position on whether DG should have or should not have posted her thoughts here. I'm saying that if you're going to call someone out, understand his point. It has nothing to do with Stacker not being able to tolerate differing opinions on headphones, such as what Currawong indicated in the first half of his post, and then suggesting he shouldn't participate in ANY discussion as a result. That's way over the mark. 

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Like I said, I'm not taking a position on whether DG should have or should not have posted her thoughts here. I'm saying that if you're going to call someone out, understand his point. It has nothing to do with Stacker not being able to tolerate differing opinions on headphones, such as what Currawong indicated in the first half of his post, and then suggesting he shouldn't participate in ANY discussion as a result. That's way over the mark. 

I read it as a suggestion that if you can't handle it, then don't read them. There's always the "Ignore" function too. Constantly belittling someone's honest thoughts because you don't agree with them and telling them where they can or can't post is not cool in my books. 

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