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post #9616 of 18606
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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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congrats on the MAD !!  look forward to your impressions

 

 

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

 

 

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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 #9617 of 18606

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.

post #9618 of 18606
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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.

 

Congrats.

post #9619 of 18606
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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.

 

 

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 #9620 of 18606
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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.

post #9621 of 18606
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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 #9622 of 18606
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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.

 

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 #9623 of 18606
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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 #9624 of 18606

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 #9625 of 18606

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 #9626 of 18606

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 #9627 of 18606
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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 #9628 of 18606
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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.

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 #9629 of 18606
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

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 #9630 of 18606

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...

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