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Thanks, JAYWILLIN for the positive reply on my post!

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My HF-2s + extra pads are still available for sale in case anyone's interested:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/680406/grado-hf-2-hf2-extra-pads

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Originally Posted by tomb View Post

Nope - that one I don't believe.  I would rather believe that the great majority of people notice something definite and then try to explain it, rather than assume that everyone's senses and brains are useless if it can't be measured ... but maybe that's just me. rolleyes.gif
In my defence I had a few glasses of wine when I wrote that last night.

To clarify, I do firmly believe in the physical burn in process. I do also believe though that ones ears and brain get used to how a set up presents music and you can use that after getting used to a set up, you stop listening to what IT is doing and start better appreciating the source. Familiarity with a set up always helps for me.
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Originally Posted by jimbob54 View Post


In my defence I had a few glasses of wine when I wrote that last night.

To clarify, I do firmly believe in the physical burn in process. I do also believe though that ones ears and brain get used to how a set up presents music and you can use that after getting used to a set up, you stop listening to what IT is doing and start better appreciating the source. Familiarity with a set up always helps for me.

 

the burn in process of your tympanic membrane also helps. It took me more than a month to ge to really appreciate the sr325is, it was fatiguing to the point of regret and now I can use it for hours and hours. I'm still not sure whether it got used to me or I got used to it.

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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


I wouldn't "burn in" anything with pink noise.

Grado specifically recommends normal listening only.

Do you know why grado doesnt recommends burn in with pink noise?

Thanks man !

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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


I dont have a lot of experience with speakers but i have a pair of $300 castle speakers and they are the best speakers I've heard. lots of detail in the low mids and very sweet treble. they remind me a lot of the RS1. I've listened to more expensive speakers even within the castle line and still haven't found anything I like better.

 

Man, I'd like to hear those.  The specs read like classic British sound, ala Wharfdale

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Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post

Do you know why grado doesnt recommends burn in with pink noise?
Thanks man !

I don't, but my RS1i instructions from Grado say not to break in, just normal listening.

I could make a wild, untechnical, uneducated guess that open-backed headphones are designed to be used in a situation where the diaphram is "damped" by the human head and should not be running in free space for hours. (especially at high volume). Just like a speaker driver is damped by the cabinet.
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


I don't, but my RS1i instructions from Grado say not to break in, just normal listening.

I could make a wild, untechnical, uneducated guess that open-backed headphones are designed to be used in a situation where the diaphram is "damped" by the human head and should not be running in free space for hours. (especially at high volume). Just like a speaker driver is damped by the cabinet.

 

i understand , thanks for the answer . Do you think that in medium volume it can be usefull ?

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Man, I'd like to hear those.  The specs read like classic British sound, ala Wharfdale
very british and laid back. they even came with a pair of white gloves.
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

 

Man, I'd like to hear those.  The specs read like classic British sound, ala Wharfdale

 

I think the Castle team came from Wharfdale.

Made their own beautiful cabinets and drivers (early woven carbon fiber on some). 

Models named after English castles. I remember one floor stander with 2nd woofer on top like Allisons.

Very laid back.

Pipes and slippers.

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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

I really do like your honesty in this comment, appreciate your input, especially when you say that it also took you a few weeks to to decide on which headphone to keep, and you still speak highly of the 325's after keeping the RS1's and selling the 325's. So in reality you practically paid the same amount for the RS1i that you paid for the 325's (nice deal). I'm going to have to order a pair from my dealer over the winter and just listen and compare, and see if there is a 400$ difference to me. Like you also commented, the 325's are a great headphone for 295$, so I am a little skeptical, but I've got to do what I've got to do, so I'm going to listen to them...finally. Thanks again for the (honest) reply. 

I think this is the beauty of the RS1s. On first listen, I can almost guarantee you'll have an initial reaction of "really? That's it?"

But it's the subtle, consistent improvement in every facet of the listening experience that takes a while that you really realize just how good and enjoyable they are. Give them a try over some time, you won't regret it!
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I had the exact opposite reaction to my first RS1 experience. I owned the 80, 225, 325 and PS500 at the time. with the exception of the first time i heard the 80, which was my first foray into head-fi, the RS1 was the only one to make me go "wow!".
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Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post
 

 

i understand , thanks for the answer . Do you think that in medium volume it can be usefull ?

I've burned all of my Grado headphones in for about 40hrs, at very low to low volumes with different genres from the radio and never encountered any problems (I'm not telling you to do this, it's just what I did and my experience with doing it).

The way I looked at it was like this: How do the headphones know if your listening to them or not?

 

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Originally Posted by hsubox View Post


I think this is the beauty of the RS1s. On first listen, I can almost guarantee you'll have an initial reaction of "really? That's it?"

But it's the subtle, consistent improvement in every facet of the listening experience that takes a while that you really realize just how good and enjoyable they are. Give them a try over some time, you won't regret it!

Thanks for your reply, I know very well as soon as it gets colder outside and I spend more time inside, I'll be ordering the RS1i's without a doubt, and I will hear them for myself and make a decision from there, and be very honest with myself if I feel they are worth the extra 400$ as compared to my 300$ 325's and the extra 600$ compared to my 100$ 80's. For the first time ever I can't wait for it to get cold outside, thats how curious I am. Thanks for your reply!


Edited by joseph69 - 9/7/13 at 6:59pm
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I've burned all of my Grado headphones in for about 40hrs, at very low to low volumes with different genres from the radio and never encountered any problems (I'm not telling you to do this, it's just what I did and my experience with doing it).

The way I looked at it was like this: How do the headphones know if your listening to them or not?

 

Thanks for your reply, I know very well as soon as it gets colder outside and I spend more time inside, I'll be ordering the RS1i's without a doubt, and I will hear them for myself and make a decision from there, and be very honest with myself if I feel they are worth the extra 400$ as compared to my 300$ 325's and the extra 600$ compared to my 100$ 80's. For the first time ever I can't wait for it to get cold outside, thats how curious I am. Thanks for your reply!

well the He-4's have delayed my pursuit of the rs1, 1+ , when they get here, i'll have three sets of headphones, and the "plan"(yeah, i  know)

would be to sell one, and then go rs , we'll see

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When I do get the RS1i to listen to, if I decide I really like them, and I keep them I  will have three headphones myself, which I feel there is really no need for.

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