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post #9466 of 17402
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


While my experience with non grados is limited, Grados headphones just let me connect to the music, specs be damned!
On another thread, we were talking about the hrt microstreamer, and how it had soul, grados have soul, its that thing that can't be measured , but just has me smiling, grooving !

 

I basically agree. When I'm in the mood for some warm-toned fun I reach for the HF2s. When I want to hear every detail I reach for the HD650. 

 

NK

post #9467 of 17402
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post
 

Just listed my HD800 for sale, the PS500 prevailed.  It's not technically on the same level of the HD800 but I enjoy listening to music more with the PS500 and that's what matters in the end.

I did the same thing some time ago. I had an LCD2 and got rid of it when I got my Rs2's. I got sooo much more enjoyment out of them, than I ever did out of the LCD2's!

post #9468 of 17402
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

I did the same thing some time ago. I had an LCD2 and got rid of it when I got my Rs2's. I got sooo much more enjoyment out of them, than I ever did out of the LCD2's!

 

Same here with my RS1i. :smile_phones:

post #9469 of 17402
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Originally Posted by SirBenn21 View Post
 

 

Same here with my RS1i. :smile_phones:

 

Wow, that's quite an endorsement.

post #9470 of 17402

I also did that with my MS-Pros.

post #9471 of 17402
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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post
 

Just listed my HD800 for sale, the PS500 prevailed.  It's not technically on the same level of the HD800 but I enjoy listening to music more with the PS500 and that's what matters in the end.

 

Having many years experience in home audio really helped me when I decided to take the plunge into head-fi. One of the lessons I learned when I took a chance on some entry level Magnepan MMGs was that it's fully possible to get as much or more enjoyment out of a less expensive speaker than it is a higher end, or more highly regarded, one. It just so happens that the same thing happened to me that has just now happened to you - I fell in love with a headphone that would not be considered by most to be the "best" choice. The ONLY thing that matters to me is how much enjoyment I get out of something, and for whatever reason the 500s just do it for me. Of course, I also give myself permission to have a headphone harem, of sorts, and one of the great things about head-fi is that it's much more feasible to have several pairs of phones to enjoy, whereas I'm not likely to start buying multiple pairs of speakers to go swapping in and out. But if I HAD to make a choice, just as I typically do with speakers, I would feel no pressure whatsoever to go with anything other than the choice that provided me the most enjoyment. So kudos :)  

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I think it's safe to say that the RS1i and the PS500 are the two Grados that get the most love in their whole lineup, and understandably so, i might add.


Edited by stacker45 - 9/23/13 at 6:12pm
post #9473 of 17402
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I think it's safe to say that the RS1i and the PS500 are the two Grados that get the most love in their whole lineup, and understandably so, i might add.

and barring any problems, by the end of the week, i'll have the good fortune to have both , the rs1i is due thursday

post #9474 of 17402
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

and barring any problems, by the end of the week, i'll have the good fortune to have both , the rs1i is due thursday

 

Congrats Jay! The two best John Grado headphones I've heard! Please let us know what you think.

 
Next up I suppose the MAD EAR+HD to drive them? :evil:
post #9475 of 17402
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

 

Congrats Jay! The two best John Grado headphones I've heard! Please let us know what you think.

 
Next up I suppose the MAD EAR+HD to drive them? :evil:

i may need to slow down a bit, especially since the holidays are fast approaching , maybe after the first of the year !

i must say, if its better than the lyr, with the mullards and bugle boys , it must be very nice indeed ! (i was snooping around the MAD website the other day) i may be doomed

post #9476 of 17402
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

i may need to slow down a bit, especially since the holidays are fast approaching , maybe after the first of the year !

i must say, if its better than the lyr, with the mullards and bugle boys , it must be very nice indeed ! (i was snooping around the MAD website the other day) i may be doomed

 

No rush...I was just joking.  :o  While I owned the Lyr, I was Grado-less at the time, so I can't comment on that pairing.

 
But seriously, the MAD Ear+HD is the best Grado amp I've heard (including the Melos). Dr. Lloyd is a class act to deal with as well.
 
Please let us know what you think about your RS1i's when they arrive.
post #9477 of 17402
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

i may need to slow down a bit, especially since the holidays are fast approaching , maybe after the first of the year !

i must say, if its better than the lyr, with the mullards and bugle boys , it must be very nice indeed ! (i was snooping around the MAD website the other day) i may be doomed

 

I was just snooping around the Maple tree website tonight myself!

I was looking at the Mad Ear +ll, because it seems you can pair it with a remote volume control!
post #9478 of 17402

man, I sold my Rs1's and kept the Rs2's because I needed some extra $$$. I've always enjoyed the Rs2 very much, but now that I don't have the Rs1's I sure do miss the hell outta them! I found the Rs1 paired extremely well with my CEntrance Hifi-M8, but I now realize that the Rs2 did not scale up as great as the Rs1 did with that pairing.:(

 

from my experience the Rs1 really does scale up well with a powerful amp, the rs2 doesn't...

post #9479 of 17402
Lurking in this thread makes me want to get a pair of RS1's more and more.

EDIT:somehow my message didn't show up, but when editing, it does. weird...

since writing it, i got an e-mail, with an offer for a PS1000 i think i can't refuse.

what other grado does the PS1000 sound most alike?

--CH23
Edited by CH23 - 9/24/13 at 12:25am
post #9480 of 17402
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

Lurking in this thread makes me want to get a pair of RS1's more and more.


EDIT:somehow my message didn't show up, but when editing, it does. weird...

since writing it, i got an e-mail, with an offer for a PS1000 i think i can't refuse.

what other grado does the PS1000 sound most alike?

--CH23


I don't know from experience, but I've seen it mentioned a few times as the 325.
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