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post #9286 of 24602

Just purchased some RS1's and I am pretty excited. I love my HF-2's and my SR-80i....It was time for an upgrade:) Most everyone on this thread loves their RS-1 and I just had to hear them.

post #9287 of 24602
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Originally Posted by Oteil View Post

Just purchased some RS1's and I am pretty excited. I love my HF-2's and my SR-80i....It was time for an upgrade:) Most everyone on this thread loves their RS-1 and I just had to hear them.
if you even moderately enjoy the 80s I'd be shocked if you didn't completely love the RS1.
post #9288 of 24602
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Originally Posted by Oteil View Post
 

Just purchased some RS1's and I am pretty excited. I love my HF-2's and my SR-80i....It was time for an upgrade:) Most everyone on this thread loves their RS-1 and I just had to hear them.

 

Love to hear your impressions on the RS1i's when you get them, (if you don't already have them).

Especially since you own the 80's.

post #9289 of 24602
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

On Audiogon now, there is a pair of Grado RS2i headphones in excellent condition (box, etc.) for $365.00.  Buyer covers shipping.  However, there is the option to "make an offer" too.

 

I'm not affiliated with this seller in any way.

 

Oh, there was one listing that I couldn't tell y'all about.  It was the posting for a pair of PS-500s on Audiogon, since I was in the process of purchasing them.  ;)

 

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Love to hear your impressions on the RS1i's when you get them, (if you don't already have them).

Especially since you own the 80's.

 

I have the Allessandro MS1i and the Grado RS1i headphones.  The MS1i might be slightly better in the mids than the SR-80 / 80i and a little bit tamer on the treble too.  However, the RS1i is just a silly headphone that is a great buy if you can find it used for a good price.  Would I pay $695 for it?  Maybe not, because I need to make as much of my money for toys go as far as it can.  Some people might question why they would pay several hundred dollars more for a 20% improvement in sound.  I can say that the sound improvement can be noticed and we only live once.  That's all the justification I need.


Edited by wje - 9/12/13 at 1:27pm
post #9290 of 24602

Oh, and I should also point out there is a pair of Grado SR-80i headphones on Ebay for a not-so-good price.  The headphones have been modified to a single-entry cable on one of the cups with a 3.5mm female jack, a shorter red headphone cable and a pair of Sennheiser HD-414 (yellow) pads.  No metion of Grado pads.

 

The price?  The auction is starting at $150.00 and the "Buy it Now" price is $250.00.  Personally, I think going to a single cup entry for the cable is a mistake and not worthy of paying an upgrade price.  Then again, that's just me.

post #9291 of 24602
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Originally Posted by Oteil View Post
 

Just purchased some RS1's and I am pretty excited. I love my HF-2's and my SR-80i....It was time for an upgrade:) Most everyone on this thread loves their RS-1 and I just had to hear them.

 

 

Congrats....hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy mine.

post #9292 of 24602
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

if you even moderately enjoy the 80s I'd be shocked if you didn't completely love the RS1.
This is great news!!
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Love to hear your impressions on the RS1i's when you get them, (if you don't already have them).
Especially since you own the 80's.
Don't have them yet but definitely will let you know when I get some head time:)
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Congrats....hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy mine.

Thanks!! Can't wait to hear them
post #9293 of 24602

Wonderful the anticipation of audiosonic paradise, hope you will be happy :wink_face:

post #9294 of 24602
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

Oh, there was one listing that I couldn't tell y'all about.  It was the posting for a pair of PS-500s on Audiogon, since I was in the process of purchasing them.  ;)

 

 

I have the Allessandro MS1i and the Grado RS1i headphones.  The MS1i might be slightly better in the mids than the SR-80 / 80i and a little bit tamer on the treble too.  However, the RS1i is just a silly headphone that is a great buy if you can find it used for a good price.  Would I pay $695 for it?  Maybe not, because I need to make as much of my money for toys go as far as it can.  Some people might question why they would pay several hundred dollars more for a 20% improvement in sound.  I can say that the sound improvement can be noticed and we only live once.  That's all the justification I need.

 

This is exactly my concern (20%) I already own the 80i's and the 325is's and will have to listen for myself to see if it is worth the extra money, everyone raves about them so I'm going to do it soon, I'm sure.

post #9295 of 24602

Alessandro MS-Pros are on their way to me.

 

Oh yes.

post #9296 of 24602
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post
 

Alessandro MS-Pros are on their way to me.

 

Oh yes.

 

 Nice.

post #9297 of 24602
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post
 

Alessandro MS-Pros are on their way to me.

 

Oh yes.

 

 

Excellent. :)  Wouldn't mind having a pair one day to complement the RS1i... if they are not too similar, of course...

post #9298 of 24602

i'm trying pretty hard to like these he-4's , but the mids aren't there, and the treble is harsh at times

they are detailed, they do have separation of instruments, and they have good bass, and it does seem to place instruments outside the ear cups at times

but, the grodos seem faster, snappier, rhythm , and the treble is smooooooother

 

will keep listening, trying different types of music, pink floyd was pretty good with the he-4's !

post #9299 of 24602
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

 

Excellent. :)  Wouldn't mind having a pair one day to complement the RS1i... if they are not too similar, of course...

 

I just sold my RS1i's to fund the MS-Pro purchase but I will try and do a comparison from memory of their similarities and differences

post #9300 of 24602

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now i'd be very interested in that, i loved the ms1, love the ms2 even more, and other than the rs's 1 and 2, the ms pro is the other can i'd love to hear next !


Edited by jaywillin - 9/12/13 at 5:10pm
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