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post #9601 of 18558
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Originally Posted by Matro5 View Post
 

does anyone have a pic of their PS500s with the G-cush? Maybe I missed one in this thread? 

 

 

 

i do spend more time with the g's on the 500's, but i sometimes change.

i've not yet tried the g's on the rs1i though,

post #9602 of 18558
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

 

I'm very keen myself to try out the L-cush on my MS1... I have this feeling that it will really open up the soundstage quite nicely.  I suppose I could swap the ones off my RS1i... :D

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

post #9603 of 18558
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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.

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!
post #9604 of 18558
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

 

I'm very keen myself to try out the L-cush on my MS1... I have this feeling that it will really open up the soundstage quite nicely.  I suppose I could swap the ones off my RS1i... :D

 

Edgard, for me L pads on the MS1 was a wonderfull combination, but have a read of this thread if you are buying a pair... http://www.head-fi.org/t/684139/grado-aftermarket-l-pad-sound#post_9854360

post #9605 of 18558
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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 on the MAD !!  look forward to your impressions

post #9606 of 18558
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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 #9607 of 18558
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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 #9608 of 18558
Quote:
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 #9609 of 18558

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 #9610 of 18558
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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 #9611 of 18558

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 #9612 of 18558
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

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 #9613 of 18558
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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 #9614 of 18558
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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 #9615 of 18558

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

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