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post #9241 of 16704
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!".
post #9242 of 16704
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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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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
post #9243 of 16704
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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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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.

Yes there is!!

post #9246 of 16704
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

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.

I was the same i ended up with 5 pairs at one point which is a small collection compared to some and yes its nice to be able to switch between them however you are looking at a sizeable cash sum being tied up in equipment that hardly gets used and in my case i felt it better to slim down the collection and reinvest in better/other gear. I really enjoy the RS1is and have kept them ( so far ) but my home phones are now Stax which give a presentation more in keeping with my main HiFi system.

post #9247 of 16704

Depends on what having 3 pairs does for you and/or if you can afford it. If you are like me, I prefer each headphone more for different types of music each and mostly use that one when listening to the genre/s. I love switching between the sound sigs as well as lending them to my 2 roomates. I know its sound silly to some as most flagships are definitely capable with most genres, but if you are into every different type of music under the sun from Kpop - Metal - Ambient, classical, hip hop and EDM + beyond, it can pay off if you can afford it.

 

Anyway,

 

Id love to pick up a Grado again, but I found the RS2i too piercing a while back. Might have been the amp I was using with it (NFB 5.32) which might have had poor synergy/too powerful. I might look into the MS Pro or RS1i in the future. Got a few other pieces to get before then though. I'm interested in comparing a higher Grado model with the Fischer FA-011LE which is also quite forward and grado like in aggression.

post #9248 of 16704

first let me say i've made plans before only to have them crumble before me,

case in point, my plan was 2 headphones, but as i've gotten more into this type of

listening , i can see the value of having more choice. i don't listen to just one type

of music .

soooooooo

my plan now is for two grado's, and one "other"  lol yep plans.......

post #9249 of 16704

took my cups apart today to change the grills and add some damping, got a little crazy with some paint too LOL. i feel there was a subtle change in the sound, a tiny bit more open sounding and the treble is ever so slightly different.  but it could be placebo...it is a small difference

 

these things really are simple!  taking the cups apart scared me bad but it wasn't hard in the end.  the grills were very hard to get out, the glue did not soften at all so i just smashed them out

post #9250 of 16704
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took my cups apart today to change the grills and add some damping, got a little crazy with some paint too LOL. i feel there was a subtle change in the sound, a tiny bit more open sounding and the treble is ever so slightly different.  but it could be placebo...it is a small difference

 

these things really are simple!  taking the cups apart scared me bad but it wasn't hard in the end.  the grills were very hard to get out, the glue did not soften at all so i just smashed them out

 

pics or it didn't happen :)

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Originally Posted by ferday View Post
 

took my cups apart today to change the grills and add some damping, got a little crazy with some paint too LOL. i feel there was a subtle change in the sound, a tiny bit more open sounding and the treble is ever so slightly different.  but it could be placebo...it is a small difference

 

these things really are simple!  taking the cups apart scared me bad but it wasn't hard in the end.  the grills were very hard to get out, the glue did not soften at all so i just smashed them out

 

was the treble hotter! ....ha!...get it!? HOTTER!   ...you know? be cause ..of .....the    ...red    

 

meh NEVERMIND!:mad:

 

:biggrin:

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Err, striking! You should get some Hello Kitty pins to replace the buttons too. 😁
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NICE! xD What kind of paint you use for it? xD 

 

You guys are amazing in modifying the Grados xD while mine here is looking and sounding as it is... shall mod it soon when I feel like it after my exams :gs1000smile:


Edited by BillsonChang007 - 9/9/13 at 2:59am
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