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post #9406 of 17480
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

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.

 

Yeah, you killed me with that last sentence, lol. Everybody pretty much says what you've said, so I guess I have no choice but to check them out. Its almost as if from what I've read that there is a thin line between the 80's and the RS1, that has to be listened to for one's self. Thanks for your reply 

post #9407 of 17480
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

 

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....

 

Thanks dude, I appreciate the support.

 

I swear to God, I think about these cans every night before I go to sleep.  Similar to my reaction to Ohm speakers when I read about them.

 

I do not anticipate buying an amp in the near future, with the one exception of the Mojlnir for the two balanced cans I will have.  My plan will be to run the GS1000's straight out of the Oppo BDP-105, or out of my receiver.  Nothing against tube guys, but I prefer to color my sound with EQ, if at all.  I guess I'm one of those 'straight wire with gain' guys when it comes to amps.

post #9408 of 17480

i pm'd a guy with a rs1 on the sale thread, decent price, but its in the great white north, oh that extra 50 bucks ! lol

post #9409 of 17480
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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 think it is really hard to say really if they are worth the money for you, but for me they are definitely worth it. I have owned quite a few Grado's and these are just what I was looking for, so yeah it worth it to me but you might not think so:) If you dig Grado's I don't see how you couldn't like them, but everyone is different. I picked my RS-1 up used, if you can find a good deal definitely go for it:) I have been contemplating getting these phones for quite a few years. I am glad that I finally own them. They sound so good!

post #9410 of 17480
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Originally Posted by Oteil View Post
 

 

I think it is really hard to say really if they are worth the money for you, but for me they are definitely worth it. I have owned quite a few Grado's and these are just what I was looking for, so yeah it worth it to me but you might not think so:) If you dig Grado's I don't see how you couldn't like them, but everyone is different. I picked my RS-1 up used, if you can find a good deal definitely go for it:) I have been contemplating getting these phones for quite a few years. I am glad that I finally own them. They sound so good!

 

The difference in price between the SR-80 and RS-1i does have to be considered.  However, there are many people who spend more than $550 on an amp, which is about the same as the price spread between the two Grado headphones.  Plus,  you have to remember, we only live once!

post #9411 of 17480
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

The difference in price between the SR-80 and RS-1i does have to be considered.  However, there are many people who spend more than $550 on an amp, which is about the same as the price spread between the two Grado headphones.  Plus,  you have to remember, we only live once!

and speaking of only living once, i may be close to the rs1i, i got a response to my "WANTED" ad, 

post #9412 of 17480
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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.

 

 

Little Dot 1+.

post #9413 of 17480
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Originally Posted by Oteil View Post
 

 

I think it is really hard to say really if they are worth the money for you, but for me they are definitely worth it. I have owned quite a few Grado's and these are just what I was looking for, so yeah it worth it to me but you might not think so:) If you dig Grado's I don't see how you couldn't like them, but everyone is different. I picked my RS-1 up used, if you can find a good deal definitely go for it:) I have been contemplating getting these phones for quite a few years. I am glad that I finally own them. They sound so good!

 

I've also been contemplating this for a little while myself, and I may be a little annoying with this same question over and over, but I keep getting the same response from many (if not all) members about the RS!,and when I do finally make the move to the RS1 I hope I feel the same as everyone else. Thanks for your input. Might even go buy them this week!

post #9414 of 17480
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

I've also been contemplating this for a little while myself, and I may be a little annoying with this same question over and over, but I keep getting the same response from many (if not all) members about the RS!,and when I do finally make the move to the RS1 I hope I feel the same as everyone else. Thanks for your input. Might even go buy them this week!
Mine should be shipping soon Joseph
post #9415 of 17480
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

Mine should be shipping soon Joseph

So much win!
post #9416 of 17480
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


Mine should be shipping soon Joseph

 

Yeah, now I'm really going crazy, thinking I'm going to go to N.Y.C. and just buy the RS1i's 

tommorow and get this out of my system and be able to start comparing them to the 80i's and the 325is's and get this over with already!!! Right now I'm listening to Marc Antoine (Can you feel it) with my 80's with the LD1+ and Modi with the MBP, and I'm just blown away with the sound and I know things can always get better, but I'm asking myself (once again), how much better can it get, thats how good these sound IMO, so I'm just driving myself nuts with curiosity at this point and now I have to do it before I go insane! By all means I'm a very content person and appreciate what I do have, but this is just to much now.
Congratulations on your RS1's, enjoy them.
post #9417 of 17480
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

 

Thanks dude, I appreciate the support.

 

I swear to God, I think about these cans every night before I go to sleep.  Similar to my reaction to Ohm speakers when I read about them.

 

I do not anticipate buying an amp in the near future, with the one exception of the Mojlnir for the two balanced cans I will have.  My plan will be to run the GS1000's straight out of the Oppo BDP-105, or out of my receiver.  Nothing against tube guys, but I prefer to color my sound with EQ, if at all.  I guess I'm one of those 'straight wire with gain' guys when it comes to amps.

 

Well it's nice to see someone excited about them! lol  Seems like these phones are the "lost Grado" at times. 

 
Hopefully you'll enjoy them out of the Oppo or the receiver, but if not, just consider giving them an audition with a better quality amp before you give up on 'em. Just my $.02. 
post #9418 of 17480
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

 

Yeah, you killed me with that last sentence, lol. Everybody pretty much says what you've said, so I guess I have no choice but to check them out. Its almost as if from what I've read that there is a thin line between the 80's and the RS1, that has to be listened to for one's self. Thanks for your reply 

 

The other thing that we can't know is your attitude toward spending up on them and the way that you make your own estimation of relative value.  The only reason I don't feel bad is because I bought them with my consulting money, so I never really felt the "pinch" as such.  It would have given me a great deal more trouble justifying the purchase otherwise...

post #9419 of 17480
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


Mine should be shipping soon Joseph

 

I take it the trigger was pulled then... 

:bigsmile_face:

post #9420 of 17480
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

The other thing that we can't know is your attitude toward spending up on them and the way that you make your own estimation of relative value.  The only reason I don't feel bad is because I bought them with my consulting money, so I never really felt the "pinch" as such.  It would have given me a great deal more trouble justifying the purchase otherwise...

 

So what exactly are you reffering to when you say "it would have givin me a great deal more trouble justifying the purchase otherwise"

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