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post #9361 of 27097
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

Anyone have any experience in both the rs2 and 1 ? Being that I have the ps500, I was thinking of trying an rs2 first

 

Go big or go home son! (really I prefer the RS1 lol)

post #9362 of 27097
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

Anyone have any experience in both the rs2 and 1 ? Being that I have the ps500, I was thinking of trying an rs2 first

 

Should we start calling dibs on your new gear?  :p

 

Actually, you should get both at the same time and compare them.  I'm not really kidding...

post #9363 of 27097
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Should we start calling dibs on your new gear?  tongue.gif

Actually, you should get both at the same time and compare them.  I'm not really kidding...
If either of the rs's are as good as I suspect, the only pair of headphones that I may part with is the one up for sale now, the ms2, and I may change my mind about selling it, its really good with almost anything I listen to,
I might could try the cable company lending library deal
post #9364 of 27097
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


If either of the rs's are as good as I suspect, the only pair of headphones that I may part with is the one up for sale now, the ms2, and I may change my mind about selling it, its really good with almost anything I listen to,
I might could try the cable company lending library deal

 

Yeah, I'm thinking about that as a way to try the GS1000i's.  Man, that headphone sticks with me, I have to try it.  In the meantime, I have a new set of ortho's coming at the end of the month, so I really need to cool it

post #9365 of 27097
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Yeah, I'm thinking about that as a way to try the GS1000i's.  Man, that headphone sticks with me, I have to try it.  In the meantime, I have a new set of ortho's coming at the end of the month, so I really need to cool it

after trying the he-4, the only "other" headphone i'd like to hear, would be the senn hd598, or really the 600

but before i go there, i don't know why , but i just got stuck on the rs's !!

when i started getting into headphones i thought i wanted to get into modding, building, i haven't done that yet

i'm sick y'all !! i got a problem lol

post #9366 of 27097
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

after trying the he-4, the only "other" headphone i'd like to hear, would be the senn hd598, or really the 600

but before i go there, i don't know why , but i just got stuck on the rs's !!

when i started getting into headphones i thought i wanted to get into modding, building, i haven't done that yet

i'm sick y'all !! i got a problem lol

skip the HD598... everything you have is better then it... the HD600/650 are interesting BUT a little to laid back for me... you might like em'

post #9367 of 27097
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

skip the HD598... everything you have is better then it... the HD600/650 are interesting BUT a little to laid back for me... you might like em'

while the he-4 did some things better than grado's, i just wasn't connecting to the music with them.

and while i did listen to some music that the hifiman paired well with, some jazz, classical, it was more hit and miss,

and when they missed, it was VERY noticeable , they had a large sound stage, really nice bass, but those things

aren't the main thing to me i guess

rhythm , pace, detail, separation of instruments, soul ! grados have soul to me,

maybe if i pick up either the rs1 or rs2, maybe the modding i could do might be with the ms2,

i wonder if i could put some turbulent labs drivers in the ms2 housing

post #9368 of 27097
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

while the he-4 did some things better than grado's, i just wasn't connecting to the music with them.

and while i did listen to some music that the hifiman paired well with, some jazz, classical, it was more hit and miss,

and when they missed, it was VERY noticeable , they had a large sound stage, really nice bass, but those things

aren't the main thing to me i guess

rhythm , pace, detail, separation of instruments, soul ! grados have soul to me,

maybe if i pick up either the rs1 or rs2, maybe the modding i could do might be with the ms2,

i wonder if i could put some turbulent labs drivers in the ms2 housing

 

if you want excitement try the AD2000x (the old AD2000 is similar but less neutral/more mid forward and has some small issues with being amp picky and honky on some recordings)  if you can find one... I absolutely love mine! Grado's impart a certain energy and crunch to guitars that you only really can get watching a band live, that's why a lot of us love them so much. The AD2000x is more neutral but almost as forward and  handles guitars with more precision but slightly less emotion, HOWEVER the detail retrieval they are capable of is amazing, nearing HD800 territory, but more musical. If you lived closer I'd let you demo mine lol. What the AD2kx does better then Grado's is vocals, especially female vocals. They impart a almost magical breathy, airy tone. If you like the "Grado" sound Audio Technica has a similar but more refined sound. Another one to try would be the RS1 lol so really get both/ sorry about your loss (financially)

post #9369 of 27097
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

if you want excitement try the AD2000x (the old AD2000 is similar but less neutral/more mid forward and has some small issues with being amp picky and honky on some recordings)  if you can find one... I absolutely love mine! Grado's impart a certain energy and crunch to guitars that you only really can get watching a band live, that's why a lot of us love them so much. The AD2000x is more neutral but almost as forward and  handles guitars with more precision but slightly less emotion, HOWEVER the detail retrieval they are capable of is amazing, nearing HD800 territory, but more musical. If you lived closer I'd let you demo mine lol. What the AD2kx does better then Grado's is vocals, especially female vocals. They impart a almost magical breathy, airy tone. If you like the "Grado" sound Audio Technica has a similar but more refined sound. Another one to try would be the RS1 lol so really get both/ sorry about your loss (financially)

RS1 and AD2000X make for a great combo. I love both of mine. I have a K550 on the way as i'd like to find a nice open sounding closed headphone. I'd also like a good bass can (oli have an ATH-WS99 which I like bit I'm not gelling with the comfort) and an ortho.
Edited by bassboysam - 9/16/13 at 7:14pm
post #9370 of 27097
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

 

Go big or go home son! (really I prefer the RS1 lol)

 

I'm in agreement.  While I've never heard the RS2i, I still think that if one is considering the RS2i  and buys it, the they think of the RS1i.  However, in between selling the RS2i and purchasing the RS1i, they lose $100 in the process.  If you look hard enough, you can find a RS1i for only about $100 more than a RS2i,.

 

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

after trying the he-4, the only "other" headphone i'd like to hear, would be the senn hd598, or really the 600

but before i go there, i don't know why , but i just got stuck on the rs's !!

when i started getting into headphones i thought i wanted to get into modding, building, i haven't done that yet

i'm sick y'all !! i got a problem lol

 

 

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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

skip the HD598... everything you have is better then it... the HD600/650 are interesting BUT a little to laid back for me... you might like em'

 

Realizing that the HD-600 is a bit too laid back for my tastes, I sold my pair a few weeks back.  But, I've kept my slightly modified HD-555, which isn't nearly as laid back as the HD-600.  The HD-555 has more detail that I think a Grado person could like if they tried it.  I don't use my HD-555 for casual listening, though - I usually sleep with them on all night long.  Either those or my Beyer DT-770s.

post #9371 of 27097
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


RS1 and AD2000X make for a great combo. I love both of mine. I have a K550 on the way as i'd like to find a nice open sounding closed headphone. I'd also like a good bass can (oli have an ATH-WS99 which I like bit I'm not gelling with the comfort) and an ortho.

DT990 is my bass can... only thing its missing is the mids... BUT its perfect for electronic music and rap.

post #9372 of 27097
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

I'm in agreement.  While I've never heard the RS2i, I still think that if one is considering the RS2i  and buys it, the they think of the RS1i.  However, in between selling the RS2i and purchasing the RS1i, they lose $100 in the process.  If you look hard enough, you can find a RS1i for only about $100 more than a RS2i,

 

one of the things i had thought is if i went for the rs2 first, without hearing the 1 too, would be that i'd always be wondering about the 1

post #9373 of 27097
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

one of the things i had thought is if i went for the rs2 first, without hearing the 1 too, would be that i'd always be wondering about the 1

just do it!

post #9374 of 27097
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

just do it!

i'm looking !!

there's a used rs1, and rs1i, but both seem high,

i'm going to have to "lay in wait" and pounce when a deal comes along, i don't want to pay retail ! lol

post #9375 of 27097
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

i'm looking !!

there's a used rs1, and rs1i, but both seem high,

i'm going to have to "lay in wait" and pounce when a deal comes along, i don't want to pay retail ! lol

Good! And now back to searching for a certain deal...

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