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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post


But they don't necessarily perform better. The manufacturer's rated frequency response is larger. That doesn't mean anything. Headroom measured a lower THD which is an important aspect of performance, but may be an audible improvement as well.

 

You're welcome to like what you want. A headphone this colored is not "professional" though. It's for casual or audiophile listening. For a professional headphone, you would usually want one that conforms to a field equalization to mimic the sound of speakers and live music.

 

PM me your next response if you have one, so we don't derail this thread any further.


I've heard both the gs1000i and the ps1000 for an hour each.

 

the differences are very minor but they exist.. the gs1000i is definitely more relaxing, less harsh. the ps1000 is more forward, clearer and more detailed.

I don't know if it's due to the more "forward" sound but the gs1000i had a deeper and wider soundstage. It seemed more laid back compared to the ps1000

 

post #17 of 31
Thread Starter 

That's very interesting, Customcoco! Thanks for the reply! I've read all I could about these two and couldn't have expected what you've just said. It looks like I'd easily stick with the GS1ki, if I had to choose between the two, in view of your impressions.

 

And, btw, I've just noticed that we live in the same neighborhood!! biggrin.gif

post #18 of 31

If I had to choose between them I'll choose the gs1000i without any regrets. the gs1000i are light, comfortable, and relaxing.

 

the ps1000 were heavy, harsh, and odd looking (those chrome cups are really cheesy)...  don't get me wrong, the ps1000s were good headphones, I just don't see where they best the gs1000is... and they are 2 times more expensiveeek.gif!!! 

 

 

 

yeah, same crappy world for everyone, I guess......

post #19 of 31

Having owned both the PS1000 and the GS1000i I agree with the above comments. The GS1000i is a more relaxing listen than the PS1000. I can't say I noticed the harsh treble on the GS that some people comment on either. The whole sound for me was just gorgeous especially with vocals and acoustic guitar, and a very wide soundstage. I'm coming back to Grado after a brief period with Stax and it will be the GS1000i I go for over the PS1000 and not just because of the huge price difference.

post #20 of 31
I like some grado headphones like HF 2 and grado alessandro MS Pro

I do not understand why so minimal the review from GS1000 I ?

Please advise

Thank You
post #21 of 31

I had the original GS1000 when it first came out and liked it a lot. It was comfortable, musical, detailed enough, and not fatiguing.

I sold it to "upgrade" to the PS1000 and could never get it to sound right. The bass pounded too much and the highs sometimes screamed at me. So I sold them.

I am thinking of revisiting the GS1000 (the "i" version), as I kind of miss the GS sound.

Any comments? Thanks.

post #22 of 31
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I had the original GS1000 when it first came out and liked it a lot. It was comfortable, musical, detailed enough, and not fatiguing.

I sold it to "upgrade" to the PS1000 and could never get it to sound right. The bass pounded too much and the highs sometimes screamed at me. So I sold them.

I am thinking of revisiting the GS1000 (the "i" version), as I kind of miss the GS sound.

Any comments? Thanks.


Well, as I've said before I do not see the ps1000 as a real upgrade from the Gs1000i. They're somewhat different, that's all.

 

I dig the gs1000i, I just think that it's way too expensive.

post #23 of 31
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Well, as I've said before I do not see the ps1000 as a real upgrade from the Gs1000i. They're somewhat different, that's all.

 

I dig the gs1000i, I just think that it's way too expensive.


OK, got the GS1000i and it's way better than the ps1000, which had too pumped-up bass and upper mid glare. The GS is more evenhanded. It has strong highs though, and the bass

is a little lumpy and thick, but not too much on these things and imaging is great. Mids are not as detailed as some other flagships, but despite all these things (which sound worse than they are, because they are only slightly lacking in these areas), it's a fun, musical phone and can give me chills with the right music, so it's a keeper definitely.

AND it's the most comfortable headphone ever to me.

post #24 of 31


OK, got the PS1000 and it's way better than the GS1000is, which have too little bass, recessed mids and piercing highs...

 

I'm just toying with you, i'm glad you're enjoying your GS1000is, and you just saved yourself over $700, i feel the same way about my PS1000s, altough i'd never say that they are WAY better than the GS1000is, i do prefer the PS1000's sound signature.

 

As i said before, when you get to a certain price point, the word better should be replace by different.wink.gif

post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
it's a fun, musical phone and can give me chills with the right music

AND it's the most comfortable headphone ever to me.

That's exactly what I thought when I heard them.

 

Did you notice any major difference between them and your old gs1000's (based on memory, of course.)?

 

 

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As i said before, when you get to a certain price point, the word better should be replaced by different.wink.gif

Exactly.

post #26 of 31

The new GS1000 i version has a less recessed central image (and mids in general) than the old non-i version, which seem to be somewhat unnaturally cavernous.

The new ones have a completely normal sense of space with no anomalies. 

They are getting more detailed with time on them so now there is good character and inflections in vocals so I'm even happier with them than yesterday (after some burn in).

post #27 of 31
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The new GS1000 i version has a less recessed central image (and mids in general) than the old non-i version, which seem to be somewhat unnaturally cavernous.

The new ones have a completely normal sense of space with no anomalies. 

They are getting more detailed with time on them so now there is good character and inflections in vocals so I'm even happier with them than yesterday (after some burn in).

 

I presently own GS1000s, non ''i'' model, and what you describe as ''unnaturally cavernous'' i'd described as a very big soundstage, wich i find can be an advantage especially when listening to, instrumental or celtic music, live performances or anything recorded in a big venue.

 

I have compared the new GSis with my old GS, and i did find that they've brought the mids forward a little on the newer GS but it was at the expence of the big soundstage, wich to me, sounds norrower on both the new GS1000is and PS1000s, as John Grado once said ''you can't have it all, a big soundstage and an intimate midrange''.

 

I'm happy that you like your GS1000is but when you say, ''the new ones have a completely normal sense of space with no anomalies'' , this is on your sound system and according to your taste, other peoples milage may vary,

 

As i've said before, i have yet to find something i don't like about my PS1000s, but does that means that they're better than the GS?, no ,it means that they're different, and that, according to me, on my sound system and my musical tastes they are the ones i like best.

 

Being satified with our gear is a good thing, but we have to be carefull not to fall into ''fanboyism'', because i believe that when we start losing our objectivity, we also run the risk of losing our credibility. wink.gif


Edited by stacker45 - 12/12/12 at 9:47pm
post #28 of 31
I am going to get gs1000i soon or later!
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by Audiomania2 View Post

I am going to get gs1000i soon or later!


That's a great ! 

 

If you like your headphones bright...

post #30 of 31
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I am going to get gs1000i soon or later!

 

Good call 

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