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RS-2i #7609

 

these are new and still haven't reached the 100hr mark.  more like 30hrs.  at this point i'm not sure that i like them very much but am hoping they'll settle down and smooth out the highs with more burn-in.  i can certainly see/hear the attraction, in particular with rock music, but having been a senn guy most of my life i am having some trouble adjusting to the sound.  it takes me a song or two to get in the groove but in the end the harsh highs are very fatiguing after an hour or so.  by comparison, switching to my HD600's after that feels like I've crawled back into the womb.  perhaps i'll try waving some dead chickens over them and if they settle down ;)  any tips/advise would be very welcome.

make sure that you are wearing them so they sit flat on your ears, I find that if they are turned*wearing them to forward on my head* they tend to sound harsh*
 

 

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I sold my RS1i to buy an HD800, but I missed them so much that I bought another pair. I'm loving it's liquid and intimate sound, It's the perfect companion for the HD800, which is neutral with a huge soundstage. Vocals are absolutely stunning on these!

 

Ain't she pretty? S# is 9934

 

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She is a beauty, did you notice any major difference in the sound signature of your new RS1i compared to the old one?

 

I had a similar thing happen to me, I bought a RS1 classic and ended up selling my original RS1i only to start missing its rich deep bass notes. 

After some 50hrs of burn in I'm sort of starting to get used to it now but in my mind it is still not as good as my RS1i was.

post #48 of 203
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Originally Posted by Aizura View Post

I sold my RS1i to buy an HD800, but I missed them so much that I bought another pair. I'm loving it's liquid and intimate sound, It's the perfect companion for the HD800, which is neutral with a huge soundstage. Vocals are absolutely stunning on these!

 

Ain't she pretty? S# is 9934

 

kjhg 007.JPG

She is a beauty, did you notice any major difference in the sound signature of your new RS1i compared to the old one?

 

I had a similar thing happen to me, I bought a RS1 classic and ended up selling my original RS1i only to start missing its rich deep bass notes. 

After some 50hrs of burn in I'm sort of starting to get used to it now but in my mind it is still not as good as my RS1i was.



No, I feel this RS1i sounds the same as my old RS1i. In the beginning when they were still brand new, I thought they were a little thin sounding compared the old RS1i, but that got fixed with burn in.

How is the treble on the RS1 classic? Isn't it also much brighter than the RS1i was? I find the RS1i to be one of the smoothest sounding headphones I've heard, which confuses me considering Grado is infamous for their harsh treble.

 

BTW, small detail I noticed, my new RS1i has shiny black metal gimbals, whilst the older RS1i had matte black metal gimbals.

 


Edited by Aizura - 10/8/11 at 6:16am
post #49 of 203
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrow View Post

make sure that you are wearing them so they sit flat on your ears, I find that if they are turned*wearing them to forward on my head* they tend to sound harsh* 

 

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If you find the RS2i harsh you're probably wearing them wrong. If anything, the Grado RS-series are very smooth, even smoother than HD600.

Make sure that you're wearing them correctly. Don't try to wear them over your ears, but ON your ears. Try to wear them as low and as forward as possible from your eardrum. This eliminates harsh highs and greatly improves soundstage.

 


thanks guys, i'll give that a shot.

 

post #50 of 203

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How is the treble on the RS1 classic? Isn't it also much brighter than the RS1i was? I find the RS1i to be one of the smoothest sounding headphones I've heard, which confuses me considering Grado is infamous for their harsh treble.



Yes, I find the treble on the RS1 classic to be brighter and the bass to be thinner. I think ultimately I'll have to get another RS1i to compare and put my mind at rest once and for all LOL.

post #51 of 203

Just got a RS1 Vintage B from another member here, absolutely amazing, definitely a huge jump from the Sr325i. Will post some pics after. But i noticed that the collars slips really easily on the Rs1, this was also an issue on the sr325i or all grados. So i bought the 1/8 collar locks and worked well with the Sr325i. however the Rs1 rods are squared compared to a circular rod, wondering what you guys do to lock it place. Its starting to bug me a bit.

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Just got a RS1 Vintage B from another member here, absolutely amazing, definitely a huge jump from the Sr325i. Will post some pics after. But i noticed that the collars slips really easily on the Rs1, this was also an issue on the sr325i or all grados. So i bought the 1/8 collar locks and worked well with the Sr325i. however the Rs1 rods are squared compared to a circular rod, wondering what you guys do to lock it place. Its starting to bug me a bit.

 

Can you post some pictures of your SR325 with collars? If could also post a link to where you got it from I'd appreciate.

 

With regards the sliding rods, I read on another post that some people use a coat of clear nail polish on the rods, but I have never tried it myself.
 

 

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hey willmax, you can check my profile for a pic of the sr325i with collar locks. I bought the collar locks from ebay so here it is.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1-8-3-16-7-16-shaft-locking-collar-w-set-screws-/330512584524?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf415cf4c
 

They sell it in a set of different sizes, but you could request to have 1/8 set only for the same price. Hope this helps...

 

Oh yeah I will try the clear nail polish since the collar locks wont match my rs1 wood.

 

Thanks
 

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Originally Posted by eclipes View Post

Just got a RS1 Vintage B from another member here, absolutely amazing, definitely a huge jump from the Sr325i. Will post some pics after. But i noticed that the collars slips really easily on the Rs1, this was also an issue on the sr325i or all grados. So i bought the 1/8 collar locks and worked well with the Sr325i. however the Rs1 rods are squared compared to a circular rod, wondering what you guys do to lock it place. Its starting to bug me a bit.

 

Can you post some pictures of your SR325 with collars? If could also post a link to where you got it from I'd appreciate.

 

With regards the sliding rods, I read on another post that some people use a coat of clear nail polish on the rods, but I have never tried it myself. 

 



 

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hey willmax, you can check my profile for a pic of the sr325i with collar locks. I bought the collar locks from ebay so here it is.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1-8-3-16-7-16-shaft-locking-collar-w-set-screws-/330512584524?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf415cf4c

They sell it in a set of different sizes, but you could request to have 1/8 set only for the same price. Hope this helps...

 

Oh yeah I will try the clear nail polish since the collar locks wont match my rs1 wood.

 

Thanks 

 

 

Thanks for the link, will definitely look into that. I checked out your 325 and what a gorgeous headphone you've got there and some amazing photography as well, I really liked it. What are those rings your have around your 325? Is that wood or what sort of materials is it? Cheers

 

post #55 of 203

hey there thanks... too bad i've already sold it to purchase the RS1 vintage B. The rings are actually made out of rubber and i guess it acts a damper around the shell. The rubber rings are actually rubber shanks thats part of the bathroom section from my local hardware store. The mod actually improves the bass significantly. Try it out and plus it balances out with the large bagel pads.

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Originally Posted by eclipes View Post

hey willmax, you can check my profile for a pic of the sr325i with collar locks. I bought the collar locks from ebay so here it is.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1-8-3-16-7-16-shaft-locking-collar-w-set-screws-/330512584524?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf415cf4c

They sell it in a set of different sizes, but you could request to have 1/8 set only for the same price. Hope this helps...

 

Oh yeah I will try the clear nail polish since the collar locks wont match my rs1 wood.

 

Thanks 

 

 

Thanks for the link, will definitely look into that. I checked out your 325 and what a gorgeous headphone you've got there and some amazing photography as well, I really liked it. What are those rings your have around your 325? Is that wood or what sort of materials is it? Cheers

 



 

post #56 of 203

Finally, a shot of my current rig. RS1 x Audio GD NFB-12 x Little Dot I+

 

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post #57 of 203

RS1 #6200 - subject to confirmation later today once I get my princess of a siamese cat off lap [edit: confirmed] - bought about three years ago.

 

Does not work well with Meier Corda Opera (it's sig a little too dark and deprived the RS1 of upper detail) but often fantastic straight out of my ipod classic.

 

Great synergy with Little Dot 1+ hybrid, and even better with Schiit Lyr (in either JJ E88CC or GE6BZ7 stock tube form). The Lyr does great things with the mids, especially with guitar.

 

I think I prefer Lyr/RS1 to Lyr/LCD2. (I very slightly prefer Concerto with LCD2 over the Lyr).

 

BTW, Meier Concerto sounds fine with RS1 too, though I think I read some in the Concerto thread who would not agree.

 

Nice to see this thread.


Edited by AiDee - 10/11/11 at 8:42pm
post #58 of 203

what dac are you using with your RS1, im happy with my little dot I+ wondering if there is a better dac that has better synergy with the RS1
 

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RS1 #6200 - subject to confirmation later today once I get my princess of a siamese cat off lap - bought about three years ago.

 

Does not work well with Meier Corda Opera (it's sig a little too dark and deprived the RS1 of upper detail) but often fantastic straight out of my ipod classic.

 

Great synergy with Little Dot 1+ hybrid, and even better with Schiit Lyr (in either JJ E88CC or GE6BZ7 stock tube form). The Lyr does great things with the mids, especially with guitar.

 

I think I prefer Lyr/RS1 to Lyr/LCD2. (I very slightly prefer Concerto with LCD2 over the Lyr).

 

BTW, Meier Concerto sounds fine with RS1 too, though I think I read some in the Concerto thread who would not agree.

 

Nice to see this thread.



 

post #59 of 203

Using the eastern electric minimax dac at the moment. It's energetic and works well with all my headphones and the two amps I mostly use (Lyr, Concerto).

 

I haven't used it recently with the LD but remember it being a pretty terrific combination a few months ago when I first got the electric. That was MacMini/iTunes standard (no BitPerfect or Fidelia etc) --> Optical --> EE MiniMax --> Little Dot 1+ --> RS1 and some of the time iPod Classic straight to Little Dot 1+ --> RS1. Mostly Led Zeppelin (WAV or ALAC). Fantastic.

 

Also have Jan's StageDAC, which however I prefer with my speaker rig as it's neutral and detailed and more laid back.

post #60 of 203

I've been allowed an extended custodianship of these RS1, so I'll have them to use until I find my own pair. White silk, white drivers, rounded notch on the gimbals.

 

Is this the serial number?

 

 

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