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post #9661 of 33865
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

 

Congrats!

 

I hope the MapleTree amp kicks some serious ***** with the Rs1 as many have reported! Looks great BTW!

 

Thanks wormsdriver.......the instrument separation is just completely off the hook and the highs are just flat out silky, silky, silky smooth   :-)

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^^That's great to hear!

 

I came really, really close a couple of times at getting one of Dr. Lloyd's MapleTree amps for my Rs1's, but unfortunately most of my listening wasn't being done at home so I opted for a more transportable solution.

 

I ended up getting a CEntrance Hifi-M8 for an all in one solution I could take with me to work, and I haven't had any regrets. To my surprise, it paired very, very well with my Rs1's!  ...unfortunately I had to let go of my Rs1's like a month later, but as soon as I am able to, I will be getting another pair of rs1's! 

 

 

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YOU HEAR ME RS1??!!! YOU SHALL BE MINE AGAIN!!!:veryevil:

Edited by wormsdriver - 10/6/13 at 4:44am
post #9663 of 33865
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

^^That's great to hear!

I came really, really close a couple of times at getting one of Dr. Lloyd's MapleTree amps for my Rs1's, but unfortunately most of my listening wasn't being done at home so I opted for a more transportable solution.

I ended up getting a CEntrance Hifi-M8 for an all in one solution I could take with me to work, and I haven't had any regrets. To my surprise, it paired very, very well with my Rs1's!  ...unfortunately I had to let go of my Rs1's like a month later, but as soon as I am able to, I will be getting another pair of rs1's! 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
YOU HEAR ME RS1??!!! YOU SHALL BE MINE AGAIN!!!very_evil_smiley.gif
That fierce sir? "YOU SHALL BE MINE AGAIN!!!"

Soon it will be like;


Don't worry, Grado won't say NO to you! It will be more than happy to have you as it's father biggrin.gif

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #9664 of 33865

this was my desk about a month ago...

 

I WILL NOT BE DENIED!!! DAMMIT!:tongue:

post #9665 of 33865

^^ Nice ^^

 

My son was listening to my new set-up last night, and he was just dumb founded.

 

He is using the SR60 now, and just loves it and he is a classic rock junkie, which is kinda cool as he is only 23 years old.

 

My wife and I are thinking about getting him some 225i or 325i for Christmas.

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hmmm. a new sr325 or a slightly used Rs2???:evil:

 

Rs2 would be kind of symbolic, think of the Rs1 as Anakin Skywalker

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(Darth Vader)

 and the Rs2 as Luke!:tongue: 

post #9667 of 33865

Yeah, I know....but we figured for about $200 we can get a 2nd hand 325i

 

I owned the 325 before, and for me personally I feel that it is the best bang for the buck Grado headphone, besides the SR60 and SR80.......as the build quality is quite a step up and it can be had for around $200 used.

 

My son also adored how aggressive it was, when I owned it.......I also quite enjoyed the aggressiveness in your face style of it....matter of fact, I enjoyed that the most about it.

 

I think of it as the AC/DC of the Grados....no ballads allowed!  Just hard, aggressive in your face , no non sense cans.

post #9668 of 33865
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Hey guys! This guy says he'll be done buying headphones! AHAHAHAHA!!!

i said i was done, once, and that was a while ago !! lol  :)

post #9669 of 33865
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

i said i was done, once, and that was a while ago !! lol  :)

 

 

Yes...it is easier said than done....lol

 

This place is hard on the wallet for sure.

post #9670 of 33865
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Yes...it is easier said than done....lol

This place is hard on the wallet for sure.

Yep! I just broke mine like within a day! I was offered a pair of K702 Annie's, and some FiiO bundle for very low price so I just skipped the K612 Pro haha
post #9671 of 33865
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

^^ Nice ^^

 

My son was listening to my new set-up last night, and he was just dumb founded.

 

He is using the SR60 now, and just loves it and he is a classic rock junkie, which is kinda cool as he is only 23 years old.

 

My wife and I are thinking about getting him some 225i or 325i for Christmas.

 

I know when I was researching, some seemed to think the 225 was the sweet spot whereas others liked the 325. I went with the 225 because I set myself a $200 limit for my first HP, I wanted the warranty for a new pair. But, I know others feel like the 325 is the better bang for the buck before jumping into the $5-700 range for a new pair. I was also concerned about what I heard about "brightness" and I listen to a fair amount of base heavy doom/rock and metal. But, I also wanted to avoid brightness with all of my regular rock, folk, jazz, etc.

 

Later, after owning my 225 for a couple of months, I went to meet and I spent a fair amount of time A-B listening my 225 and a 325 and also a HE500. I could hear the difference in detail between the two Grados side by side, but it wasn't super dramatic for me. It wasn't a game changer at all. But, more refinement. And, yes, I thought a little brighter. I was also using the tape mod with my 225.  I also found you can drive yourself mildly neurotic going back and forth...start seeing cross eyed after a while :confused_face_2:

 

I think there's an argument for both. From where I sit owning a 225, if I were to spend another $100 I'd be inclined to make a bigger upgrade/jump. I feel like the 225i is a really solid HP and covers a number of bases for me. It's fairly basic, no frills at all...but with the right source components-in my case a dedicated CDP, integrated amplifier with a pretty good DAC for my digitized music and an Asgard-2 has given me entry into good fidelity for the first time in my life.

 

I'm never going back to the sound ghetto!


Edited by markm1 - 10/6/13 at 11:35am
post #9672 of 33865
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post


I'm never going back to the sound ghetto!

Good for you sir!
post #9673 of 33865
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Originally Posted by markm1

 

I'm never going back to the sound ghetto!

i hear ya !

we all have our certain preferences, on sound, music, etc, then there's our budgetary concerns limitations, etc

now when i started this thing, i already knew pretty much what kind of music i liked, listened to mostly, that hasn't changed too much

now my budget has changed, evolved . it started pretty low, system wise, and individual piece wise.

as for sweet spot, everyone's could be a little different , we all have our biases i haven't heard the 80, or 325

i have owned the 225, and ms2 (my two picks) , i bet it would be safe to say any one of these four are good contenders

i keep thinking i'm going to get rid of one of the three grado's i currently have, i still can't pick one

every time i pick up the ms2, i kinda think it could keep me satisfied forever, and maybe let the rs1i go,

but every time i put it on, i like it more

i guess this is a nice problem to have !!

post #9674 of 33865
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

 

I know when I was researching, some seemed to think the 225 was the sweet spot whereas others liked the 325. I went with the 225 because I set myself a $200 limit for my first HP, I wanted the warranty for a new pair. But, I know others feel like the 325 is the better bang for the buck before jumping into the $5-700 range for a new pair. I was also concerned about what I heard about "brightness" and I listen to a fair amount of base heavy doom/rock and metal. But, I also wanted to avoid brightness with all of my regular rock, folk, jazz, etc.

 

Later, after owning my 225 for a couple of months, I went to meet and I spent a fair amount of time A-B listening my 225 and a 325 and also a HE500. I could hear the difference in detail between the two Grados side by side, but it wasn't super dramatic for me. It wasn't a game changer at all. But, more refinement. And, yes, I thought a little brighter. I was also using the tape mod with my 225.  I also found you can drive yourself mildly neurotic going back and forth...start seeing cross eyed after a while :confused_face_2:

 

I think there's an argument for both. From where I sit owning a 225, if I were to spend another $100 I'd be inclined to make a bigger upgrade/jump. I feel like the 225i is a really solid HP and covers a number of bases for me. It's fairly basic, no frills at all...but with the right source components-in my case a dedicated CDP, integrated amplifier with a pretty good DAC for my digitized music and an Asgard-2 has given me entry into good fidelity for the first time in my life.

 

I'm never going back to the sound ghetto!

 

 

I hear ya...so far from all my listening to Grado's...there is really not a bad one, as long as you are a lover of the grado signature to begin with.....it is just all in how much you feel like spending.

 

I dig the SR60 very much.

post #9675 of 33865
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Great surprise was waiting for me when I got off of work today.

 

My amp, came.

 

 

 

Kudos to you Dr. Lloyd Peppard....you are a genius  :-)

 

Congatulations on you new amp!

I see you also own the LD1+, I also own the LD1+ and the RS1i, guess you know where I'm going with this!

Maybe you can give a small review between the sounds of both amps, please? I'm interested in possibly purchasing a MAD ear+HD. Also, maybe I can get some input about it with the RS1i, from you or from anyone who has both amps and the RS1i's for that matter.

Is this the MAD ear+HD amp highly regarded among amps, as the RS1i's are in terms of headphones?

I'm very curious to know!

BTW, you guys are really killing me over here...I just purchased the RS1i's a couple of weeks ago and now I'm dying to hear this amp with them!!! LOL. 

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