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post #9481 of 18506
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

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.

 

Since we're all Grado-philes on this thread, I think you're right.

 

But I also think that the SR-60i is vastly under-rated.  And as far as I know, it is still the #1 selling Grado that they have.  Lots of love out there

post #9482 of 18506
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

 

Since we're all Grado-philes on this thread, I think you're right.

 

But I also think that the SR-60i is vastly under-rated.  And as far as I know, it is still the #1 selling Grado that they have.  Lots of love out there

 

The SR60 is the gateway drug of Grado.  And I mean that with the utmost affection. :)

post #9483 of 18506
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

The SR60 is the gateway drug of Grado.  And I mean that with the utmost affection. :)

it was my first !!

post #9484 of 18506
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

it was my first !!

 

Mine too. :)

 
I had a lower-end Senn (forget which) which the cat chewed the cable through when we first got her as a kitten, and my friend had a pair of SR60s he wanted to sell, so I bought them.  I liked the Senns ok, but I loved the Grados from the first moment. 
post #9485 of 18506
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post

Mine too. smily_headphones1.gif
 
I had a lower-end Senn (forget which) which the cat chewed the cable through when we first got her as a kitten, and my friend had a pair of SR60s he wanted to sell, so I bought them.  I liked the Senns ok, but I loved the Grados from the first moment. 
My first headphone I bought period was a sennheiser, the hd203, it too sounded OK, but something made me want to try for something better, and reading about the sr60 and 80 for so many years, I got a pair of 60i's and it was on from there!
post #9486 of 18506
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


My first headphone I bought period was a sennheiser, the hd203, it too sounded OK, but something made me want to try for something better, and reading about the sr60 and 80 for so many years, I got a pair of 60i's and it was on from there!

 

Jay, I can't wait for those RS1is to arrive at your house.  Really looking forward to hearing your reaction. :)

post #9487 of 18506
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

 

Wow, that's quite an endorsement.

 

I just found myself constantly reaching for my RS1i's. The LCD's had the best sub-bass though. :smile_phones:

 

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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post
 

I also did that with my MS-Pros.

 

Wish I never swapped my MS-Pro's. :triportsad:

post #9488 of 18506
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

it was my first !!

 

My SR80i's with the Vibro classic wooden cups and (L) cushions just blow me away every time  I listen to them. They have given me the first and only WOW! experience (even stock) even after purchasing the MS2i, 325is and now owning the RS1i. I've never been so impressed, especially for the price. But this can also be because it was my first Grado experience, I'm pretty sure if any of the other models I own/owned were purchased before the 80i's, I would have felt the same way (I think).

I can absolutely say they are an exeptional headphone to ME, even after climbing the Grado ladder. I know 100% I would never part with my 80i's, and if they failed, I would go out and buy another pair immediately!!!  
post #9489 of 18506
Joseph, how would you say the rs1i and ms2i compare, ?
post #9490 of 18506

I am currently searching for a 2nd hand MAD EAR + HD to pair with my RS1i......if anybody has one they are remotely thinking of getting rid of....please pm me.

post #9491 of 18506
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

Joseph, how would you say the rs1i and ms2i compare, 

I owned the MS2i and by all means it is a great sounding headphone but it just wasn't my taste. To me the MS2i and the (325is which I currently own) sound nothing like the RS1i. I also didn't think the MS2's sounded anything like the 325's. The MS2i's had a mi-bass that to me drowned out everything else, so to me there is no comparison between the MS2i and the RS1i, (they are just two different headphones IMO).  

 The SR80i IMO comes pretty close to sounding like the RS1i, but don't forget I still have to spend more time with the RS1i, I only got it last Thursday. So far compared to the 80i the RS1i has a little more bass, a slightly bigger soundstage and depth, and I hear a bit more subtle detail, but the higher frequencies to me so far can be a little fatiguing, and as of now they don't seem as crystal clear as my 80's.

Compared to the SR325is's it sounds to me like the 325's have a tighter bass and a much stronger, smoother, more powerful mid-range with vocals guitars and brass at higher volumes without being fatigued, ( slightly darker, more controlled) but the sound stage seems much narrower with the 325's at times as compared the the 80's and the RS1i's. Don't forget the 80's and the 325's have plenty of hours on them both, so these are just my initial impressions with the RS1i's so far.

Also last night I listened to the RS1i's out of my home system, Adcom-GFP-710 and Meridian-203dac and Sony CDP-C801ES and they sounded the best with these sources so far as compared to the MBP with the LD1+/Modi and the Magni/Modi. Both the 80 and the RS1i sound great out of my home system, yet the 325is's don't sound nearly as good out of my home system, but they sound great with the MBP, LD1+/Modi and the Magni/Modi... Go figure.

I can't wait for you to get your RS1's, so I can hear your impressions on them.

BTW, my 80's sound great out of all of my equipment, and I'm not saying the RS1i's had a problem with any of my equipment, they sounded best so far to me out of my home system, (much more controlled) especially with the higher frequencies.


Edited by joseph69 - 9/24/13 at 2:05pm
post #9492 of 18506
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I owned the MS2i and by all means it is a great sounding headphone but it just wasn't my taste. To me the MS2i and the (325is which I currently own) sound nothing like the RS1i. I also didn't think the MS2's sounded anything like the 325's. The MS2i's had a mi-bass that to me drowned out everything else, so to me there is no comparison between the MS2i and the RS1i, (they are just two different headphones IMO).  

 The SR80i IMO comes pretty close to sounding like the RS1i, but don't forget I still have to spend more time with the RS1i, I only got it last Thursday. So far compared to the 80i the RS1i has a little more bass, a slightly bigger soundstage and depth, and I hear a bit more subtle detail, but the higher frequencies to me so far can be a little fatiguing, and as of now they don't seem as crystal clear as my 80's.

Compared to the SR325is's it sounds to me like the 325's have a tighter bass and a much stronger, smoother, more powerful mid-range with vocals guitars and brass at higher volumes without being fatigued, ( slightly darker, more controlled) but the sound stage seems much narrower with the 325's at times as compared the the 80's and the RS1i's. Don't forget the 80's and the 325's have plenty of hours on them both, so these are just my initial impressions with the RS1i's so far.

Also last night I listened to the RS1i's out of my home system, Adcom-GFP-710 and Meridian-203dac and Sony CDP-C801ES and they sounded the best with these sources so far as compared to the MBP with the LD1+/Modi and the Magni/Modi. Both the 80 and the RS1i sound great out of my home system, yet the 325is's don't sound nearly as good out of my home system, but they sound great with the MBP, LD1+/Modi and the Magni/Modi... Go figure.

I can't wait for you to get your RS1's, so I can hear your impressions on them.

BTW, my 80's sound great out of all of my equipment, and I'm not saying the RS1i's had a problem with any of my equipment, they sounded best so far to me out of my home system, (much more controlled) especially with the higher frequencies.

 

 

i remember you and i having pretty different takes on the ms2i, not that you thought it was bad or anything, just confirmed how we all hear things differently. the way you describe the 80, is kinda how i feel about the ms2, to me, it sounds good with everything, where the 500 is more dependent on associated gear, and music, but the 500 is way more capable when fed properly

also,based on  your description of the 80 and 325, i'll be sure to stop by hi fi buys and give them a listen when i finally get to nashville !

post #9493 of 18506
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

 

 

i remember you and i having pretty different takes on the ms2i, not that you thought it was bad or anything, just confirmed how we all hear things differently. the way you describe the 80, is kinda how i feel about the ms2, to me, it sounds good with everything, where the 500 is more dependent on associated gear, and music, but the 500 is way more capable when fed properly

also,based on  your description of the 80 and 325, i'll be sure to stop by hi fi buys and give them a listen when i finally get to nashville !

 

Most say the 325 is to shrill for them, but I do not feel that way at all, in-fact from day one I didn't even think this, but they do have a different sound from all the Grado's that I've heard/owned including the MS2i.

And yes I do believe the MS2i is an excellent headphone, very powerful and strong in the mid-range as far as I remember. They reminded me of a full-range box speaker on my head, and I don't mean this in a bad way at all.
post #9494 of 18506

My first encounter with Grados was with the RS1, I owned Senns HD600 at the time, and I remember thinking to myself , Oh crap!, I bought the wrong headphones, a few weeks later, I sold the HD600 and bought my GS1000, that was it, I was hooked.

post #9495 of 18506
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

My first encounter with Grados was with the RS1, I owned Senns HD600 at the time, and I remember thinking to myself , Oh crap!, I bought the wrong headphones, a few weeks later, I sold the HD600 and bought my GS1000, that was it, I was hooked.

lol, i've had that Oh crap! before

the hd600 was really going to be the next headphone i bought after the ps500  but the hifiman he-4 came next, and it was kinda hard for me to figure it out, one track, great, the next not so.

all during this time, looking for a hd600, getting the he-4, i kept hearing all this talk about the rs1i, and then i just decided to go for it before i listen to anything else !

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