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post #9391 of 14028
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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 #9392 of 14028
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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 #9393 of 14028
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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 #9394 of 14028
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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 #9395 of 14028
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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...

post #9396 of 14028

I just got my RS1 in today and from the little that I have gotten to listen I think I can confidently say I am dig em!! Oh so musical, and they retrieve all that Grado detail without any fatigue. They are so smooth but retain all the things that you think of when you think Grado(timbre,excitement, timing,etc.). I wasn't sure what they would sound like compared to by HF-2's but I dig these more, quite a bit more. Overall, they just seem more balanced. The RS1's sound fantastic with my KICAS Caliente solid state and they sound even better with Glow tube amp. In all honestly these make me appreciate how good a value the 80's are, these just do everything better. The sound is much more refined  on the RS1 but it hard to believe how little the SR60 &80 cost in regard to sound quality. I am very happy and think that I have hit my Grado plateau for a while:) These things just sing. Just wanted to say thanks for all the input, it was all very helpful!

post #9397 of 14028

I can't tell the difference between RS-1 and RS-2 so I'm lucky. I don't have a problem spending the extra money at all,  but I think the RS-2 is perfect for me.

post #9398 of 14028
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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

Get the RS1i. I found the RS2 to be very shrill and almost unbearable, never felt the same about SR60, 225 or MS Pro. Dubstep Girl agrees with my perceptions of it. To her the RS1i sounds a lot better.

 

Not sure if mine was faulty or what, some people don't seem to hear much difference like Chris above. I have a hunch about overpowering them with my amps, which could explain what I heard. But I did use low gain.


Edited by Leliana - 9/17/13 at 1:12am
post #9399 of 14028
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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post
 

Get the RS1i. I found the RS2 to be very shrill and almost unbearable, never felt the same about SR60, 225 or MS Pro. Dubstep Girl agrees with my perceptions of it. To her the RS1i sounds a lot better.

 

Not sure if mine was faulty or what, some people don't seem to hear much difference like Chris above. I have a hunch about overpowering them with my amps, which could explain what I heard. But I did use low gain.

 

Err SR-325's sound like that for a while until they burn-in.

 

Burn-in is real. I worked at a car audio dealer, and basically youre given instructions not to play at regular listening volume for a certain amount of listening time.. it's so you don't stress the drivers while they "relax".

 

If not, well RS-2 apparently is just a different headphone for you lol. I gave my RS-2 away and bought a new pair, I decided I don't want a recabled wood Grado and I'll take it as is. No more mods for me, just listening pleasure.

 

Besides how in the heck do people compare headphones they've modded online in terms of sound?

post #9400 of 14028
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

 

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

 

YMMV, but I've found that this is the most picky Grado I've owned (of the 60s, 80s, 325s, 500s, and GS1ks). I was slightly disappointed with them when I first bought them (new). This is the one Grado that I don't like at all directly from a headphone jack. It needs a headamp, preferably something with tubes, to sound their best. I just use a Little Dot I+ with upgraded tubes, and paired with a nice quality DAC I've really come to enjoy these phones. Also, even though I still don't know where I stand on burn-in, I'd give them some time before critical listening. Long story short, these have nearly pulled even with my PS500s. I am even starting to like the G-cush pads, whereas before I was really favoring the L's. And on top of it all, they are REALLY nice looking in person. 
 
But anyway, I just wanted to support you in your endeavor to audition the "forgotten Grado" lol....
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QUOTE BY OTEIL:

"In all honestly these make me appreciate how good a value the 80's are, these just do

everything better. The sound is much more refined  on the RS1 but it hard to believe how little the SR60 &80 cost in regard to sound quality".

 

So what you are saying is that the 60 and the 80 are very similar in sound signature with the RS1i, so in your opinion is the RS1i really worth the extra $595.00, is it really that much worth of a difference? I'm asking because I'm interested in the RS1i also (of course), but a lot people do say what you are saying that it sounds a lot like the 60, 80, and I love my 80's ( and also my 325's), so being that you are saying they sound very similar, I'm just very curious. Thanks, and congratulations on the RS1's, enjoy


Edited by joseph69 - 9/17/13 at 8:16am
post #9402 of 14028
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Err SR-325's sound like that for a while until they burn-in.

Burn-in is real. I worked at a car audio dealer, and basically youre given instructions not to play at regular listening volume for a certain amount of listening time.. it's so you don't stress the drivers while they "relax".

If not, well RS-2 apparently is just a different headphone for you lol. I gave my RS-2 away and bought a new pair, I decided I don't want a recabled wood Grado and I'll take it as is. No more mods for me, just listening pleasure.

Besides how in the heck do people compare headphones they've modded online in terms of sound?

Strange I put them in my closet for 6 nights worth of 10 hours each. I didn't hear to much difference. Maybe my NFB 5.32 just matched poorly with them. I wonder if there could have been something wrong with my source at the time.
post #9403 of 14028

I have upgraded my M2tech hiface with 5V external power supply, and the sound is a lot less bright on my PS1000.

Though, I feel I'm missing something, it's still a bit to shinning for me.

I have a HA 160, and I think I'm going to look for a tube amp to "cool the PS1000 down"....

Anyone got an amp to recomand?

My dac is the Burson dac, I don't plan to change it.

post #9404 of 14028
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Originally Posted by deanorthk View Post
 

I have upgraded my M2tech hiface with 5V external power supply, and the sound is a lot less bright on my PS1000.

Though, I feel I'm missing something, it's still a bit to shinning for me.

I have a HA 160, and I think I'm going to look for a tube amp to "cool the PS1000 down"....

Anyone got an amp to recomand?

My dac is the Burson dac, I don't plan to change it.

 

 

I'm actually experiencing a bit less sizzle on my RS1i with a solid state amp. The Audio-GD "Fun" with the "Earth" module seems a bit more tame than the Little Dot I+ amp.  Then again, I have to get into a bit more tube options as the pair I'm using are not the OEM tubes, but were added by the seller when I purchased the amp.

post #9405 of 14028
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

QUOTE BY OTEIL:

"In all honestly these make me appreciate how good a value the 80's are, these just do

everything better. The sound is much more refined  on the RS1 but it hard to believe how little the SR60 &80 cost in regard to sound quality".

 

So what you are saying is that the 60 and the 80 are very similar in sound signature with the RS1i, so in your opinion is the RS1i really worth the extra $595.00, is it really that much worth of a difference? I'm asking because I'm interested in the RS1i also (of course), but a lot people do say what you are saying that it sounds a lot like the 60, 80, and I love my 80's ( and also my 325's), so being that you are saying they sound very similar, I'm just very curious. Thanks, and congratulations on the RS1's, enjoy

 

I'm not Oteil, but I think it's really difficult to make a definitive statement about whether the difference between RS1i and SR60 is worth the money.  There is no doubt at all that the RS1i is "better", and there is also little doubt that if you like the Grado signature you will love the RS1i.  But whether the difference is worth that much money?  That's got to be down to the individual.

 

A related question is something like this: do I think a Grado fan who never hears the RS1i is missing something?  Yes I do.

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