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post #9586 of 33897
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

i very much preferred the L-cush on the ms1 , so much so that i bought a set just for them when i had the ms1

 

 

Project for this evening... :)

post #9587 of 33897
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

I just purchased a MAD EAR + HD amp here at the buy/sell/trade forums.

 

Can't wait to hear this with my RS1i.

 

I am really stoked!  WOOHOO!

 

Once I receive my TTVJ flats, I will then have all of the pads for my RS1i.

 

I prefer it with the L cushion, but at times I will listen with the G-cushion.....and soon the flats.

 

I agree, it is a great option and it is fast and easy to make the switch.

 

 

Figured you'd be waiting months to find one of those, congrats! :beerchug:

post #9588 of 33897
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

I just purchased a MAD EAR + HD amp here at the buy/sell/trade forums.

 

Can't wait to hear this with my RS1i.

 

I am really stoked!  WOOHOO!

 

Once I receive my TTVJ flats, I will then have all of the pads for my RS1i.

 

I prefer it with the L cushion, but at times I will listen with the G-cushion.....and soon the flats.

 

I agree, it is a great option and it is fast and easy to make the switch.

 

Congrats! One magical combination!

post #9589 of 33897

just a quick observation :

 

the dead=  the rs1i

the allman brothers= ps500 g-cushed

 

that's reason enough for me to keep both ! lol

post #9590 of 33897
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

just a quick observation :

 

the dead=  the rs1i

the allman brothers= ps500 g-cushed

 

that's reason enough for me to keep both ! lol

 

 

I was rocking the new Sunshine Daydream discs with the RS1i last night, yeah.  :D

post #9591 of 33897

I was wondering if there is any kind of general consensus on break-in time for Grado's. I have heard anything from 50 to 200 hrs. Just wondering when I can consider the sound done so far as break-in is concerned. I have about 50hrs on them now and mostly the bass, has improved a lot, I am thinking they might be about there now.

post #9592 of 33897
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I was wondering if there is any kind of general consensus on break-in time for Grado's. I have heard anything from 50 to 200 hrs. Just wondering when I can consider the sound done so far as break-in is concerned. I have about 50hrs on them now and mostly the bass, has improved a lot, I am thinking they might be about there now.

 

I can't exactly say how long it takes for them to burn-in, but I can say that with all of my Grado's SR80i, SR325is, RS1i. I first notice the bass tightened up, the sound would become clearer, fuller and then the higher frequencies would tame down to the point were if I wanted to I could listen to them at high volumes (which is very rare for me) without being ear piercing at all. Like I said this happened over listeneing time gradually, every time I listened I noticed all of the above just getting better and better. I just purchased my RS1i's about 2 weeks ago and I would say I've got about 30hrs on them and everything I explained (what I hear) above is happening little by little every time I put them on. 

post #9593 of 33897
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

I can't exactly say how long it takes for them to burn-in, but I can say that with all of my Grado's SR80i, SR325is, RS1i. I first notice the bass tightened up, the sound would become clearer, fuller and then the higher frequencies would tame down to the point were if I wanted to I could listen to them at high volumes (which is very rare for me) without being ear piercing at all. Like I said this happened over listeneing time gradually, every time I listened I noticed all of the above just getting better and better. I just purchased my RS1i's about 2 weeks ago and I would say I've got about 30hrs on them and everything I explained (what I hear) above is happening little by little every time I put them on. 

This is pretty much my experience as well with the three Grados I have owned. The RS1i used to sound terrible straight from my iPhone (unamped), and it still kind of does, but it's definitely less piercing and more full now from a less than ideal source.

Joseph, give it a couple more weeks! The month mark for me seemed to be a corner for my RS1s to be REALLY wow. smily_headphones1.gif
post #9594 of 33897
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Originally Posted by hsubox View Post


This is pretty much my experience as well with the three Grados I have owned. The RS1i used to sound terrible straight from my iPhone (unamped), and it still kind of does, but it's definitely less piercing and more full now from a less than ideal source.

Joseph, give it a couple more weeks! The month mark for me seemed to be a corner for my RS1s to be REALLY wow. smily_headphones1.gif

Yes this was my experiences with my Grados, and I'm already starting to hear my RS1i's WOW me like my others. Before I purchased them I had several questions about them and the comments from fellow Head-Fiers who definitely explained the sound signature of the RS1i correctly. I'm very glad to have these people to discuss my thoughts about this great listening adventure (and glad I listened and tried them). Thanks to all of you!!!

BTW, I've mentioned this when I spoke of my initial impressions about the RS1. The subtle differences in the detail are very, very nice and to me worth it, especially that I enjoy the little details very much.


Edited by joseph69 - 10/3/13 at 2:48pm
post #9595 of 33897

over the last say day and a half, i've started doing a a/b comparison , between the 500, and the rs1i

both stellar, but different

the 500, powerful, strong, say like an american muscle car,

the rs1i , powerful, but more refined, it has manners european sports car maybe

 

hope it makes a little sense, still a work in progress

 

oh, at the present, the ps500, L'cushed

post #9596 of 33897
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


After you've had some listener break-in, I'll be VERY VERY interested in your detailed description of the RS1i personality with the Mad Ear. Way to go!

 

 

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

congrats on the MAD !!  look forward to your impressions

 

 

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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

 

Figured you'd be waiting months to find one of those, congrats! :beerchug:

 

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

 

Congrats! One magical combination!

 

 

Thanks so much guys.

 

I was so excited to find a 2nd hand one.

 

It seems that most people seem to hang on to them for a very long time.

 

I have heard so many great things from so many people...I figured they all can't be wrong....lol.

 

I have never heard one, so I am so very looking forward to many late nights rocking this amp and my RS1i's.

 

I am pretty sure that I will never part with my RS1i....hopefully I will feel the same way about this amp that others do...that is what I want to happen.

post #9597 of 33897

Got my PS500's today, soaked them in hair conditioner and they smell pleasant and feel silky smooth.  Also had to beat my kid to keep him from taking them.  I am shocked how good they sound.

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Originally Posted by Drmark View Post
 

Got my PS500's today, soaked them in hair conditioner and they smell pleasant and feel silky smooth.  Also had to beat my kid to keep him from taking them.  I am shocked how good they sound.

 

Congrats.

post #9599 of 33897
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Originally Posted by Drmark View Post
 

Got my PS500's today, soaked them in hair conditioner and they smell pleasant and feel silky smooth.  Also had to beat my kid to keep him from taking them.  I am shocked how good they sound.

 

 

I'm happy for you, Grado definately hit one out of the park with the PS500, I wonder wich one is the most popular between them, and the RS1i.

post #9600 of 33897
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

over the last say day and a half, i've started doing a a/b comparison , between the 500, and the rs1i

both stellar, but different

the 500, powerful, strong, say like an american muscle car,

the rs1i , powerful, but more refined, it has manners european sports car maybe

 

hope it makes a little sense, still a work in progress

 

oh, at the present, the ps500, L'cushed

 

Crap!  That puts the PS500 on my radar too.

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