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post #9601 of 26207
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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.

 

That's a hell of a day.

 

NK

post #9602 of 26207
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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.

 

Seriously?  Does that mean you soaked the cushions/pads in hair conditioner and, I assume, rinsed them off?

 

That's a new one to me.

post #9603 of 26207
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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.

In hair conditioner? Doesn't that ruin them?
post #9604 of 26207

I got a pair of RS1 a while ago, and I have to admit, that they get prime time more and more often. It's just so easy having a good time with almost all music, on these cans. All genres and (almost)all sorts of SQ seems to go with the RS1.

 

Guess it's time to join the fan club :bigsmile_face: 

post #9605 of 26207

I think it's never admitted how important a factor a phone's comfort is to how much you like them and gravitate to them vs. others.

I say this because I find myself using my GS1000i phones a great deal even though I have many other phones.

 

I watch concerts on my DVD player a lot lately and the GS phones are a must-have for this purpose, the only ones I use for this.

They just feel so great, and sound great too, I don't even think about them when I have them on. They are one of my greatest possessions.

Thanks to Joe Grado for these.

post #9606 of 26207

I have an Aune A1 tube DAC / solid-state headphone amp on it way to me, which should arrive early in the coming week.  Keeping in mind, the tube portion only applies to the DAC operation on this unit, I'm interested to try it out with my Grados.  While some impresions on the sound signature has been achieved through my reading, I will seek to run the Aune T1 as a DAC only and feed into my Little Dot I+ to make some observations when compared to my solid-state Pico DAC.

 

I don't plan to get too heavily or crazy into tube rolling with either of the tube devices.  However, the Aune A1 will come with a different tube, in addition to the stock tube.

 

I'll be prepared to share some of my observations on the various combinations that I try with my Grados RS1i and PS-500 headphones.

post #9607 of 26207
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I think it's never admitted how important a factor a phone's comfort is to how much you like them and gravitate to them vs. others.





I think you are 100% correct with this statement.  Over the past week, I've been mainly using my PS-500s with the G-cush pads exclusively.  I can't believe how great the comfort is, and with the PS-500 signature, the G-Cush really works some magic into the sound, based on my experience.  To others, this may not seem so.  YMMV in this case.



Finally, the artist that I've been really pushing through the PS-500 / G-cush combo has been the new release from Paul Hardcastle.  Minimal vocals, a great smooth jazz sound, but highly enhanced with a sythensizer.  With my headphone and pad combination, I can't believe how wide the sound stage is which really brings out the qualities of this album.  The stereo separation is nothing short of spectacular.



While I won't post a link to Amazon in this thread, one can look this album up on Amazon and read the comments from listeners who purchased this album for some more details on the music.  Phenominal!



 



post #9608 of 26207
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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 soaked my entire RS1i in hair conditioner. The resulting sound is smoother and silkier, with better body as well. Also the cable doesn't tangle as much.
post #9609 of 26207
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I find myself using my GS1000i phones a great deal even though I have many other phones.

They are one of my greatest possessions.

Thanks to Joe Grado for these.

You need thank John Grado.

I doubt Joe has much time for the GS1000...

post #9610 of 26207

OOPS, John Grado it is.

To make up for this I'll post a new thread about how much I like the GS's here and on Amazon...

post #9611 of 26207
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

I have an Aune A1 tube DAC / solid-state headphone amp on it way to me, which should arrive early in the coming week.  Keeping in mind, the tube portion only applies to the DAC operation on this unit, I'm interested to try it out with my Grados.  While some impresions on the sound signature has been achieved through my reading, I will seek to run the Aune T1 as a DAC only and feed into my Little Dot I+ to make some observations when compared to my solid-state Pico DAC.

 

I don't plan to get too heavily or crazy into tube rolling with either of the tube devices.  However, the Aune A1 will come with a different tube, in addition to the stock tube.

 

I'll be prepared to share some of my observations on the various combinations that I try with my Grados RS1i and PS-500 headphones.

i've been interested in this unit as well, initially as a primary unit, but as i got into seperates, its still interested me as a backup , or as change of pace

will be following your thoughts !

post #9612 of 26207

Guys, how much bass impact does the SR225i compared to some more... common headphones.  Headphones I've heard really (MA900, KEF M500, MDR 7506, DT770, etc).  The SR80i's bass is just not doing it for me.  Grados are something I've simply never really got into.

 

Gracias!

post #9613 of 26207
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

 

I think it's never admitted how important a factor a phone's comfort is to how much you like them and gravitate to them vs. others.

 

I think you are 100% correct with this statement.  Over the past week, I've been mainly using my PS-500s with the G-cush pads exclusively.  I can't believe how great the comfort is, and with the PS-500 signature, the G-Cush really works some magic into the sound, based on my experience.  To others, this may not seem so.  YMMV in this case.

 

Finally, the artist that I've been really pushing through the PS-500 / G-cush combo has been the new release from Paul Hardcastle.  Minimal vocals, a great smooth jazz sound, but highly enhanced with a sythensizer.  With my headphone and pad combination, I can't believe how wide the sound stage is which really brings out the qualities of this album.  The stereo separation is nothing short of spectacular.

 

While I won't post a link to Amazon in this thread, one can look this album up on Amazon and read the comments from listeners who purchased this album for some more details on the music.  Phenominal!

 

 

 

 

I also am a listener of Paul Hardcastles music for years. I have 5 of his albums and although I don't  own the PS500, I do enjoy his music through my 80's, 325's and now my RS1's. Thanks for the tip on this album, I'm going to purchase it myself! 

BTW, thanks for helping me out with my interference issue with the Modi. It was interference from my cell phone, no more issue, I leave on the window sill on the other side of the room, not next to my equipment.

post #9614 of 26207
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I also am a listener of Paul Hardcastles music for years. I have 5 of his albums and although I don't  own the PS500, I do enjoy his music through my 80's, 325's and now my RS1's. Thanks for the tip on this album, I'm going to purchase it myself!

BTW, thanks for helping me out with my interference issue with the Modi. It was interference from my cell phone, no more issue, I leave on the window sill on the other side of the room, not next to my equipment.

 

 

Sweet.  This release from Paul Hardcastle is actually a 2-CD offering.  Lots of music.  A few songs are re-mixes of his, but a lot is all new material.  It is the best "chill" music that I've heard - even much  more than his older stuff.

 

With my Grado headphones, I've realized that I now have headphones once again that I can purely just enjoy the music with.  For the past 1.5 years, I've been on a journey to find a slap-down, bang-em-up, perfect pair of headphones.  This journey had me focused on the hardware and much less on the music.  I can now reconnect to the music and tap my hands as "air drums" while I'm listening.  Yes. My connection to music once again is that good.

post #9615 of 26207
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In hair conditioner? Doesn't that ruin them?

 



Actually just the pads, use a gentle shampoo, rinse, condition, wait 3 minutes rinse. lol.... Had to promise to give the kid my Schiit amp and DAC combo...
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