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post #9361 of 18493

I don't think I've had a chance to ever demo the RS1. I've heard that it retains the detail of the 325 but with less sibilance and a generally more balanced sound. I suspect the difference in sound might be more due to the mahogany than the driver, but who knows. Also heard good things about the HS2. I kind of wish I jumped on those while they were in production but I was a little strapped for cash at the time.

 

Besides the grado lineup though, I've never heard a can that approaches the detail of some of the Grados. Maybe stax?

post #9362 of 18493
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Originally Posted by White_Noise View Post
 

Is there a can as revealing as the 325, or as good at reproducing electric guitar? Serious question, because I haven't heard one, even in the $1000+ range.

 

 

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RS1! 

 

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Originally Posted by White_Noise View Post
 

Is there a can as revealing as the 325, or as good at reproducing electric guitar? Serious question, because I haven't heard one, even in the $1000+ range.

 

 

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Originally Posted by White_Noise View Post
 

I don't think I've had a chance to ever demo the RS1. I've heard that it retains the detail of the 325 but with less sibilance and a generally more balanced sound. I suspect the difference in sound might be more due to the mahogany than the driver, but who knows. Also heard good things about the HS2. I kind of wish I jumped on those while they were in production but I was a little strapped for cash at the time.

 

Besides the grado lineup though, I've never heard a can that approaches the detail of some of the Grados. Maybe stax?

 

I concur!

 

Outside of Grado I love me some Audio Technica... namely the AD900x (for acoustic and vocal) and the AD2Kx (good all around, sexy with rock/metal... anything guitar really)

post #9363 of 18493
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Maybe stax?

For sure, the Lambda series for 30ish yrears (and the more expensive out-of-my-tax-bracket Staxs), especially since you used the word "revealing".

However, that doesn't change my liking of my Grados. Especially nowdays--my Valhalla/RS1i stays at our lake place, the Stax rig here in Seattle. So I go to the lake, have one evening of "listener burn-in", then I'm set for 2 to 3 weeks of great music. Then back to Seattle and repeat with the Stax.

After years of too many grinding A/B comparisons, I've learned to enjoy some of these different personalities among components, and must say that Head-Fi is a good influence in that regard.
post #9364 of 18493
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Is there a can as revealing as the 325, or as good at reproducing electric guitar? Serious question, because I haven't heard one, even in the $1000+ range.

 

Nice compliment for the 325's!!!

I also think the 80's are just as revealing.

post #9365 of 18493

well, the He-4's sold within about an hour of me posting, ultimately , i don't think they were for me, EQ'ed or not.

maybe now, i'll try the rs1, 2, i no i , we'll just see what presents itself

post #9366 of 18493
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well, the He-4's sold within about an hour of me posting, ultimately , i don't think they were for me, EQ'ed or not.

maybe now, i'll try the rs1, 2, i no i , we'll just see what presents itself

 

Man, I would have scooped them up if I had know!

post #9367 of 18493
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Man, I would have scooped them up if I had know!

lol, you want the ms2's with the "jimmy cap" i put them up too(reluctantly) in the quest for the rs1

post #9368 of 18493
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lol, you want the ms2's with the "jimmy cap" i put them up too(reluctantly) in the quest for the rs1

Ha no, I got my PS500, SR80i, SR225i, Mag V5 and AD2000x that fill the bright/warm/forward void in my life!

post #9369 of 18493
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Ha no, I got my PS500, SR80i, SR225i, Mag V5 and AD2000x that fill the bright/warm/forward void in my life!

i really like them, so if they don't sell i'll be glad to keep them , they have a more typical grado sound than the 500 to me

post #9370 of 18493
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i really like them, so if they don't sell i'll be glad to keep them , they have a more typical grado sound than the 500 to me

They do lol I keep my PS500 around as an all around can. The 80i/225i are both modified and sound pretty close to the RS1... though they are missing some refinement, mostly in the form of grain and missing details. They are enough to satisfy my hunger for the Grado house sound.

post #9371 of 18493
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Originally Posted by White_Noise View Post
 

Is there a can as revealing as the 325, or as good at reproducing electric guitar? Serious question, because I haven't heard one, even in the $1000+ range.

 

Reproducing accurately, nigh on the analytical side sometimes?

 

K702, HD600, DT880, AD900X, HD800, T1, HE-5LE paired with a warm amp

 

For pure listening pleasure?

 

SR325

 

It's what it comes down to, do you like analyzing your music or just listening to it. Grado was always for the latter both with their tonearm cartridges and their headphones. You will hear the word "fun" and "enjoyment" synonymous with the Grado heritage.

 

I listen to Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, and other soloists for comparing headphones. My actual musical taste is melodic death metal, but also, for the guitars anyway.

post #9372 of 18493
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Reproducing accurately, nigh on the analytical side sometimes?

 

K702, HD600, DT880, AD900X, HD800, T1, HE-5LE paired with a warm amp

 

For pure listening pleasure?

 

SR325

 

It's what it comes down to, do you like analyzing your music or just listening to it. Grado was always for the latter both with their tonearm cartridges and their headphones. You will hear the word "fun" and "enjoyment" synonymous with the Grado heritage.

 

I listen to Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, and other soloists for comparing headphones. My actual musical taste is melodic death metal, but also, for the guitars anyway.

 

Unfortunately, the models listed are a bit heavier than a Grado and the AKG as well as the Audio Technica have the "hoop" headbands.  But, they are great contenders and the HD-600 is comfortable and fits like a glove.

 

Is your SR-325 just the regular version, or the "i" or the "iS"?

post #9373 of 18493
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Originally Posted by White_Noise View Post
 

Is there a can as revealing as the 325, or as good at reproducing electric guitar? Serious question, because I haven't heard one, even in the $1000+ range.

 

 

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

 

RS1! 

 

This weekend, I've been utilizing my RS1i with a few different amps.  They are as follows:

 

  • Audio-GD "Fun" with the Earth module.

 

  • Little Dot I+ with the 5654 tubes.

 

For my source / DAC, I'm currently using the Squeezebox Touch device.  I haven't tried the internal (Wolfson) DAC built into the Audio-GD with the RS1i, yet.

 

The Audio-GD made the RS1i seem to lay back from the aggressive upper end a bit.  However, the Little Dot I+ really pushed the RS1i up there to provide that Grado house sound.  While it's been a while since I had last heard the MS-Pro, I'm almost thinking that the Audio-GD (Earth) pushed the sound towards that direction.  I should be able to try some other DACs hopefully by the end of the week.  Also, the 5654 tubes were to provide a neutral to warm-ish sound signature from my readings.  However, I should go back and follow up on the sound notes on the tubes again.  Though I was surprised at the varying results that I heard, I really enjoyed the variation between the two signatures of sound.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

lol, you want the ms2's with the "jimmy cap" i put them up too(reluctantly) in the quest for the rs1

 

Seeing what the previous owner did, brought a tear to my eye.

 

 

* I would have had one more DAC to try this weekend, if it hadn't been for me placing my newly purchased HRT Music Streamer II and my 15' Grado extension cord into the trash (totally by accident) a week ago.  :eek:  :confused_face(1):  There's probably some "dumpster diver" having a good time with my gear right now, too. 


Edited by wje - 9/15/13 at 8:38pm
post #9374 of 18493

Does anyone know if the metal rod that fits into the plastic C-shaped plastic (the gimbal?) is held by glue or is screwed in?

post #9375 of 18493

Hey guys, my headband got detached from my right block for my sr325I. Any suggestions on how to reattach or should i move to the modding thread : D?

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