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post #9271 of 24051
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Hmm... If accurate is not it's strength, I think I will just upgrade to RS2i / SR325i/225i + the MA900 combo or something

Not exactly that I hate Sennheisernsound signature, but the highs... Sounds so ewwwwww to my ears after a few weeks with my SR60i xD

Why is it RS1i more expensive than PS500 isn't PS500 a better version? @.@

 

The RS2i has its fans, and I can't say for certain that it was worth the $220 difference to have the RS1i, but at the same time I knew that I would have that voice in my ear telling me I should have tried the RS1s.  I figured that bit of cash bought me some peace of mind.

 

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post #9272 of 24051
Thanks guys for the responds! biggrin.gif I think I will probably go for the RS1i, and maybe gift my SR60i to my brother xD it's time for him to upgrade from his Apple earbuds xD

Now the waiting T.T definitely not buying it online or buying locally here... Too expensive.. Online's shipping is way too expensive to ship here ($40) and buying locally here is near impossible
post #9273 of 24051
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post

Well, compared to the SR60 they are accurate... 

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LOL. But the 60s are a RIDICULOUS value!
post #9274 of 24051
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


LOL. But the 60s are a RIDICULOUS value!

 

Agreed.  About the best $60 I ever spent on audio... they were an absolute revelation to me. :)

post #9275 of 24051
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


LOL. But the 60s are a RIDICULOUS value!

 

totally agree with you! SR60i have a very fun sound not as in bass but the mids...VIVID <3 xD

post #9276 of 24051

If you get a chance, read the big headphone review that was conducted by a member here and a guy who works for headphones.com.

 

Go into the review sections on the Grado headphones.  He basically said that there was little differentiation between the RS1 and the RS1i.  Also, he said the RS2 was similar to the RS1 - but with small sound changes and smaller wooden cups.  Also, the PS-500 was reviewed too - I believe.  I read where the PS-500 has 3 of the back holes in the driver opened up which could be the factor adding more bass to that model.  Additionally, I was quite surprised to hear how Grado had also opened some of the rear holes in the GS-1000 and PS-1000 headphones, too.  That was a real eye opener for me.  I guess they know how to tweak some more bass out of their headphones.

 

I've also read where  the PS-500 and HF-2 have a somwhat similar signature - yet the differences are explained.  The PS-500 did have some minor sound changes that will be described in the comparision.

 

Grated, this is just how another individual did the testing and wrote a complete article for grading and determining some of the best headphone values and great sound based on many makes and models.

post #9277 of 24051

Just a heads up.

 

There is a Grado GS-1000 (no mention of it being the "i") - but then again, maybe the seller just indicated GS-1000 because that is what was on the cup.  It Buy it Now price is $699 with free shipping and ships out of Brooklyn, NY.

 

I'm not affiliated with the seller in any way, but just wanted to pass this information along to someone in the event they are interested.  Enjoy!

 

Additionally, there is a GS-1000i with about $600 worth of DAC and other accessories for a "buy it now" price of $900 on Audiogon.  Not a bad deal if you can dump the accessories and get $350 to $400 for them on the used market.  Enjoy!


Edited by wje - 9/10/13 at 10:28am
post #9278 of 24051
I know it gets mixed reviews but I'm thinking about picking up a used 325is just to see what my opinion of it is. If I can get it for the right price....
post #9279 of 24051
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

If you get a chance, read the big headphone review that was conducted by a member here and a guy who works for headphones.com.

 

Go into the review sections on the Grado headphones.  He basically said that there was little differentiation between the RS1 and the RS1i.  Also, he said the RS2 was similar to the RS1 - but with small sound changes and smaller wooden cups.  Also, the PS-500 was reviewed too - I believe.  I read where the PS-500 has 3 of the back holes in the driver opened up which could be the factor adding more bass to that model.  Additionally, I was quite surprised to hear how Grado had also opened some of the rear holes in the GS-1000 and PS-1000 headphones, too.  That was a real eye opener for me.  I guess they know how to tweak some more bass out of their headphones.

 

I've also read where  the PS-500 and HF-2 have a somwhat similar signature - yet the differences are explained.  The PS-500 did have some minor sound changes that will be described in the comparision.

 

Grated, this is just how another individual did the testing and wrote a complete article for grading and determining some of the best headphone values and great sound based on many makes and models.

 

 

He (I believe you are referring to David Mahler here) didn't really care much for Grado headphones as a rule though, did he?

post #9280 of 24051
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

He (I believe you are referring to David Mahler here) didn't really care much for Grado headphones as a rule though, did he?

 

It depends on which headphone you look at.  He also ranked them for value, too.  A, B, C, etc.  But do keep in mind, the only thing that really matters is how a headphone sounds to you and only you.  Granted, David's review was quite objective and personally, I have not read such a thorough review in a very long time.  All the recent reviews from the past 10 years have been nothing more than sugar coating a product because someone is paying the advertising dollars for the person or company writing the review.  Those kind of reviews make me gag.  In addition to David's review, I have found some pretty good reviews on this site, too - from contributors, owners as well as other members.

 

But, do keep in mind, it doesn't matter if 100 people say something is horrible, but you enjoy it, then it isn't horrible to you, which is all that matters.

post #9281 of 24051
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

It depends on which headphone you look at.  He also ranked them for value, too.  A, B, C, etc.  But do keep in mind, the only thing that really matters is how a headphone sounds to you and only you.  Granted, David's review was quite objective and personally, I have not read such a thorough review in a very long time.  All the recent reviews from the past 10 years have been nothing more than sugar coating a product because someone is paying the advertising dollars for the person or company writing the review.  Those kind of reviews make me gag.  In addition to David's review, I have found some pretty good reviews on this site, too - from contributors, owners as well as other members.

 

But, do keep in mind, it doesn't matter if 100 people say something is horrible, but you enjoy it, then it isn't horrible to you, which is all that matters.

 

 

Your post sort of prompted me to go back and read the reviews myself, and they were more balanced than I had perhaps recalled.  I think what might have made an impression on me was that the grades for Grados (lol) were relatively low, but that they were based on "perceived value for money".  And I can see that if a person does not like the Grado sound signature, or does not feel that they are comfortable (or does not care aesthetically for them) then the higher level Grados would not seem like good value for money.

 

I myself had serious reservations about spending that much money on the RS1is, but I did all sorts of mental gymnastics to justify my purchase to myself, and I do love them.  :)

post #9282 of 24051
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post

 

I myself had serious reservations about spending that much money on the RS1is, but I did all sorts of mental gymnastics to justify my purchase to myself, and I do love them.  :)

 

I think you've made a good decision.  I've owned many - Grado and Magnum-fied Grados to include: SR-60, SR-325, SR-225i, HF-2, GS-1000 as well as the Allesandro MS-1i.  

 

The RS1i that I have now almost seems like a non-Grado, Grado headphone if that makes any sense at all.  

 

I think once you get the RS1i and you love it, you're literally set for life ... as long as you keep smacking that upgrade bug before it gets the best of you.  :p

post #9283 of 24051
BURNNNNNNNNN! Today when I got back from school... My brother told me that he broke my Grado T.T the handband detached from the earcups but luckily he managed to fix it but still, BURNNNNNNNNN mad.gif I shall never lend him my headphones again.. It's the second time it happened T.T

Anyway, thanks again for all the input!

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #9284 of 24051

Come on, it's your brother! What do headphones matter when it's your brother?

 

Oops, forgot where I was posting for a second. :D

post #9285 of 24051

:angry_face: it broke into two piece on me today -_- 

 

can't blame fully on him thought... I have noticed some loose on the right earcups already when I first got it and I thought it's a small matter turns out to be this :/

 

feeling extremely sad about it :( there's forever a bad news when I lean him my stuff... My old headphone broke on him as well

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