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post #9166 of 18133
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How much of a sound improvement can be gained by that upgrade?  I'm curious.
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post #9167 of 18133
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

How much of a sound improvement can be gained by that upgrade?  I'm curious.

Just a little.They tighten up like the HP-1000 and do allow you to better maintain your optimal fit/tension.

If you have ever tried an HP-1000 the benefit of being able to tighten down the cup position is evident, to me anyway...

You also don't have your cable tangled from spinning cups, though that is not really an SQ improvement.


Edited by parbaked - 9/4/13 at 6:08pm
post #9168 of 18133

wow didn't think my PS1000 comments would start such a huge debate, i feel bad. anyways umm i just sent the return request to crutchfield so i can ship them sometime this week.

 

i tried to like them alot, but i just found them too bright for me and for the money, not suitable for as wide variety of music as i wished. they seem to be like 325is but just more U shaped with bigger soundstage.

 

i still am a grado fan, and do love grados, my favorite by far being the RS1i. i previously owned an RS1i that was in an RS1 assembly. it failed and i got it repaired and replaced with RS1i drivers, so it still had the old cups with the buttons and the older cable which was thinner and longer than the newer ones. i really miss it, its a really good sounding headphone, great midrange and beautiful warmth and engagement.

 

i plan on re-buying a pair soon. maybe one day, i'll get lucky and come across the HP1000 or something too.

post #9169 of 18133
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

How much of a sound improvement can be gained by that upgrade?  I'm curious.

It makes them precisely 13.37% better. Its a more 3d holographic sound. The bass tightens up and the mids gain some warmth.

Its not quite as nice an upgrade as adding flame decals and racing stripes to the hp2 though.
post #9170 of 18133

Here's how I avoid spending lavish amounts of money buying higher end Grados, by spending lavish amounts of money on lower end Grados.:D

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Poor man's GS-1000i.

 

I think I'll take a chance and double post on the 325i thread.  Perhaps I'll incur the wrath of the mighty moderators.:gs1000smile: 

post #9171 of 18133
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Here's how I avoid spending lavish amounts of money buying higher end Grados, by spending lavish amounts of money on lower end Grados.:D

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Poor man's GS-1000i.

 

I think I'll take a chance and double post on the 325i thread.  Perhaps I'll incur the wrath of the mighty moderators.:gs1000smile:

Wow!  Care to share the details?

post #9172 of 18133
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Here's how I avoid spending lavish amounts of money buying higher end Grados, by spending lavish amounts of money on lower end Grados.:D

 

Poor man's GS-1000i.

I think I'll take a chance and double post on the 325i thread.  Perhaps I'll incur the wrath of the mighty moderators.:gs1000smile:

 

I think after buying all that "bling" you've spent as much on your SR-325i as it would cost to buy the GS-1000i.  In fact, a GS-1000 was just sold about a week ago for about $590 + shipping.  They shure look purdy, though.

 

 

Edit: SR-325i ($299), Wooden Cups ($150 - Est.), Silver / Aluminum Gimbals ($150), Manta Leather Headband ($45), G-Cush ear pads ($45).  Total: $689.00.  :eek:


Edited by wje - 9/5/13 at 1:23pm
post #9173 of 18133

man when these aluminum gimbals got so popular amongst grado moders? they turn them into real franksteins, no offense intended. You should get some wooden rod stops instead :D

post #9174 of 18133
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I think after buying all that "bling" you've spent as much on your SR-325i as it would cost to buy the GS-1000i.  In fact, a GS-1000 was just sold about a week ago for about $590 + shipping.  They shure look purdy, though.

 

 

 

Yeah...I really wish I had made a different decision regarding the GS1000's.  Pretty sure I will end up with a pair, I have the certain, I dunno, obsession might be the right word, to own a top-tier Grado.  I thought about getting my 225i's woodied, but the economics didn't make sense for me.  At the same time, the woodied SR's I've seen look awesome- I'm just wanting to climb to a certain performance level that the SR's were not designed to provide, I think.

post #9175 of 18133
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post
 

wow didn't think my PS1000 comments would start such a huge debate, i feel bad. anyways umm i just sent the return request to crutchfield so i can ship them sometime this week.

 

i tried to like them alot, but i just found them too bright for me and for the money, not suitable for as wide variety of music as i wished. they seem to be like 325is but just more U shaped with bigger soundstage.

 

i still am a grado fan, and do love grados, my favorite by far being the RS1i. i previously owned an RS1i that was in an RS1 assembly. it failed and i got it repaired and replaced with RS1i drivers, so it still had the old cups with the buttons and the older cable which was thinner and longer than the newer ones. i really miss it, its a really good sounding headphone, great midrange and beautiful warmth and engagement.

 

i plan on re-buying a pair soon. maybe one day, i'll get lucky and come across the HP1000 or something too.

 

you shouldn't feel bad, i've been following you're posts , you took your time, made every effort to be fair, and you really showed someone like me, how evaluating a piece should be done. i'm pretty new to this thing, and i can get carried away with first impressions.

that first impression isn't always the long lasting impression. i took your comments to mean how you felt the headphones suited, (or not, in this case) your personal taste, NOT as any kind of indictment  of the sound quality of the ps1000 in general

just my $.02

post #9176 of 18133
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i plan on re-buying a pair soon. maybe one day, i'll get lucky and come across the HP1000 or something too.

I enjoy your posts and respect your reviews. You deserve to "come across" a good pair of HP1000.

They are a different animal altogether and I think you would appreciate and treasure them.

post #9177 of 18133

Well I just got my SR225's back from Grado today. They replaced just about everything, both drivers, cable assembly and the earpads. Sounds good but I was thinking they would sound better, then I remembered, new drivers...need to be re-burned in. I still don't think they are going to end up sounding much like the 225i, they are just so much smoother. So I got exactly what I wanted another Grado phone that will sound good (and with the Grado sound) with anything I throw at it. Save me from buying another SR125i.

 

Hank

post #9178 of 18133
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Well I just got my SR225's back from Grado today. They replaced just about everything, both drivers, cable assembly and the earpads. Sounds good but I was thinking they would sound better, then I remembered, new drivers...need to be re-burned in. I still don't think they are going to end up sounding much like the 225i, they are just so much smoother. So I got exactly what I wanted another Grado phone that will sound good (and with the Grado sound) with anything I throw at it. Save me from buying another SR125i.

 

Hank

 

I'd say its the new pads rather than the drivers man, Grados change a crazy amount with different pads (even just newer vs older pads)


Edited by Jesterphile - 9/6/13 at 3:38am
post #9179 of 18133
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I'd say its the new pads rather than the drivers man, Grados change a crazy amount with different pads (even just newer vs older pads)

 

Agreed - I think perhaps a lot of "burn-in" is simply a headphone's pads and headband relaxing a bit. Please don't everyone get upset - I'm not arguing against the idea of burn-in, just that the cause and result may not necessarily be the drivers in many cases. ;)

post #9180 of 18133
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Agreed - I think perhaps a lot of "burn-in" is simply a headphone's pads and headband relaxing a bit. Please don't everyone get upset - I'm not arguing against the idea of burn-in, just that the cause and result may not necessarily be the drivers in many cases. ;)

 

I concur.

 

 

Moving on...

 

If I wanted to get another pair of Grados what should I get? Are there any other flavours?

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