You shouldn't care about my opinion! It's your's that matters the most. But if I don't like something, I at least try to qualify the reasons why I don't like them. This lets others calibrate their own tastes accordingly. I guess that's why people haven't come down hard on me. As for Tyll, I don't think he's a fan of any Grado.
In an nutshell:
- I would have liked to see the bass toned down a bit so I could use the flat pads. I noted Rhydon opened every hole on the back of the driver. You may want to experiment with closing some of them back up to reduce the midbass.
- I get the feeling I would prefer these v2.5 drivers in wood cups better to distribute the ringing effects.
- The bass distortion Tyll measured sounds like 2nd order harmonic distortion. I'll take a few full spectrum non-linear distortion measurements in a bit.
- With a few tweaks (mainly with bass), I'd easily say the the Magnum v2.5 driver is better than the RS1 driver.