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post #9901 of 18592

Thanks Wayne

 

I'm actually really surprised with the tonality.  i guess i was expecting something a little brighter.  To me, there are really smooth - and so articulate.  Should have jumped some time ago - but these were definitely worth the wait!

post #9902 of 18592
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Thanks :)

 

At the moment I can't imagine wanting to have any more bass with these RS1's - they sound pretty much perfect.  I had the TTVJ flats with my old woodied 325i's - so I know the sort of change they make. Loving the balance - and the texture and timbre are just stunning.

No need to mess with a good thing then!:beerchug:

 

 

 

 

 

...I guess i'm back on the prowl for either an Rs1, or maybe Gs1000 which I've never heard before. Also considering a Beyer T1. Anybody have any comments as to these other two headphones? I'd appreciate it!


Edited by wormsdriver - 10/15/13 at 12:05am
post #9903 of 18592
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 

No need to mess with a good thing then!:beerchug:

 

 

 

 

 

...I guess i'm back on the prowl for either an Rs1, or maybe Gs1000 which I've never heard before. Also considering a Beyer T1. Anybody have any comments as to these other two headphones? I'd appreciate it!

 

The GS1000 (not the "i" model) that I had, was nothing short of amazing.  I didn't play classical music through it, but plenty of jazz.  This original GS1000 was supposed to have a larger sound stage than the GS-1000i model.  I had never read this until I sold the GS-1000.  However, after seeing those comments by a few members, I can attest that the soundstage is really, really wide.   Its tone is somewhat light in the bass region, but it's not anemic when it comes to bass either.  I think I'd prefer the standard GS-1000 over the newer "i" because the sound stage on the newer model is not as wide.  Also, from what I've read, I'd most likely prefer the GS-1000 over the PS-1000, too.  I've taken in a few comments that the PS-1000 with the aluminum cups can be a bit heavy (keeping in mind that the cups in the mushroom form, are larger than those used in the PS-500.)  Also, other comment's I've heard were that it might have a bit more upper end "tizz" than I'd care for.  I really need to hear the PS-1000 so I can apply and capture some opinions of my own, though, instead of sharing my readings on that model.

 

You can find a GS-1000 in the $600 range.  I think the last one I saw, didn't have the original box, which might have meant that it was missing the 15' Grado extension cable and the 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter, too.  I guess I feel for a headphone in that league (it was their flagship until the PS-1000 came along), I'd expect the factory box and accessories with it, too.

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

The light still isn't ideal - but here is the new addition .....

 

700

 

700

 

700

 

Congrats, what a beautiful set of cans, and with sound that is even better than the beauty!

 

Enjoy.

post #9905 of 18592
Listening to From the Ages by Earthless, sounds perfect with my RS1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFF97HPBk4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
post #9906 of 18592
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

Thanks Wayne

 

I'm actually really surprised with the tonality.  i guess i was expecting something a little brighter.  To me, there are really smooth - and so articulate.  Should have jumped some time ago - but these were definitely worth the wait!

:gs1000smile:

post #9907 of 18592
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

Thanks Wayne

 

I'm actually really surprised with the tonality.  i guess i was expecting something a little brighter.  To me, there are really smooth - and so articulate.  Should have jumped some time ago - but these were definitely worth the wait!

 

Exactly.  In most of life's situations, good things do come to those who wait.

post #9908 of 18592

For some reason I can't use the quote function with my laptop, but this post is in response to wje's.

 

I have the non ''i'' version of the GS1000, and as I have said before, I think that they have THE widest soundstage of any headphones that Grado has ever made. But, they're is a price to pay for that big soundstage, and it's resessed mids, John Grados once said. you can't have a big soundstage and midrange proximity. Regarding their bass extension, I find it adequate, in fact, In my opinion, the only Grados currently produced that have more bass extension, are the PS500, GS1000i and the PS1000. As for treble, it is very extended and can be a little overbearing with some brighter recordings.

 

In the end, I think that it's always a question of synergy, that's why I always take other peoples opinion with a grain of salt, and I invite them to do the same with mine, they're are simply too many variables, (different hearing, sound systems, recordings, tastes                                                                           ), to pull any definitive conclusions about headphones or any other components.

post #9909 of 18592

not exactly a grado question, but some of you guys may have iphones or ipods

my stepson(16) has a iphone 4, and uses it as his mp3 player, listening to either his earbuds

or headphones straight out of the phone.

since we are giving hime some akg550's (that i'm trading my ms2's) for christmas, i was thinking

we might also include a portable, and cheap headphone amp too,

i want something cheap, but decent, and portable, battery powered

price under a $100

just some ideas i've come up with, are one of those little mint tin jobs, ,

or a fiio e07k, which i'm kinda leaning toward because he could also

use it as a dac/amp combo with his computer

or as portable amp for his phone, how do those sound, and does anyone

have any other suggestions ??

post #9910 of 18592
I have the e10 and e17 and I think both are great. You won't fimd anything better for that price.
post #9911 of 18592

JDS cMoyBB would be a fun one for him to have. It has the bass boost, too. (start at $59 and go up to $80)

post #9912 of 18592
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

I have the e10 and e17 and I think both are great. You won't fimd anything better for that price.

E17!

post #9913 of 18592
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

not exactly a grado question, but some of you guys may have iphones or ipods

my stepson(16) has a iphone 4, and uses it as his mp3 player, listening to either his earbuds

or headphones straight out of the phone.

since we are giving hime some akg550's (that i'm trading my ms2's) for christmas, i was thinking

we might also include a portable, and cheap headphone amp too,

i want something cheap, but decent, and portable, battery powered

price under a $100

just some ideas i've come up with, are one of those little mint tin jobs, ,

or a fiio e07k, which i'm kinda leaning toward because he could also

use it as a dac/amp combo with his computer

or as portable amp for his phone, how do those sound, and does anyone

have any other suggestions ??

 

This little fellow works pretty good....cost me $50

 

 

post #9914 of 18592
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

This little fellow works pretty good....cost me $50






Wow! That tin looks nice!

Don't forget about the LOD cable! smily_headphones1.gif
post #9915 of 18592
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

not exactly a grado question, but some of you guys may have iphones or ipods

my stepson(16) has a iphone 4, and uses it as his mp3 player, listening to either his earbuds

or headphones straight out of the phone.

since we are giving hime some akg550's (that i'm trading my ms2's) for christmas, i was thinking

we might also include a portable, and cheap headphone amp too,

i want something cheap, but decent, and portable, battery powered

price under a $100

just some ideas i've come up with, are one of those little mint tin jobs, ,

or a fiio e07k, which i'm kinda leaning toward because he could also

use it as a dac/amp combo with his computer

or as portable amp for his phone, how do those sound, and does anyone

have any other suggestions ?

 

Jay - why bother with an amp?  The K550 were actually designed by AKG with portable devices in mind.  They're 32 ohm and have a sensitivity of 114 dB SPL/V (highly sensitive). The iPhone4 has a very low headphone-out impedance - and is essentially very flat.  They're made for each other!  No amp required.  If you want to spend more - give him some music vouchers (I know my kids would appreciate the cans + music more than the cans + amp - especially if any difference is likely to be "nominal" to say the least ....)

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