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Originally Posted by TwoTrack View Post

First review I have seen:  http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue57/grado.htm

 

It's a rave.


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post #92 of 1188
I wonder how much Grado paid him for that review? Until I read a review directly comparing the PS500 with the HF2 (which I really like) I will remain skeptical. The reviewer showed he didn't know much about Grado for failing to even mention the HF2. It's an obvious omission.
post #93 of 1188

I'm definitely not selling my HF2s to finance this purchase.  I'll be one that'll let a lot of thee PS500s get out in the world and reviewed before I consider these to buy.  The RS1i is still my #1 next buy...


Edited by ButtUglyJeff - 9/10/11 at 3:41pm
post #94 of 1188
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

What a bunch of hype that review was.  I think this line tells us everything we need to know about that reviewer

 

 

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I zeroed in on that comment too...then the author kinda lost a credibility from that point on. He also mentioned that the RS1s were warmer? Then the PS500s are not voiced like the HF-2s if we are to believe him.

post #95 of 1188
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Originally Posted by baka1969 View Post

I wonder how much Grado paid him for that review? Until I read a review directly comparing the PS500 with the HF2 (which I really like) I will remain skeptical. The reviewer showed he didn't know much about Grado for failing to even mention the HF2. It's an obvious omission.


this is some crazy ****... it's a grado... here's my take on grado's..well the sound is really only for a select few listeners who like it, for one, most open headphone beat them in detail retrieval, soundstage, instrument seperation, bass, mids, comfort and possibly even treble (even for a treblehead like me, every grado i've tried makes my right ear hurt physcially...not sure why, but something about the sound. rant aside.

 

the review is a payed review filled with hype and probably filled with grado's brooklyn based dineros as baka has pointed out, but it is highlighting what would be expected though (IE: little to no improvement to the current lineup)

They sound a bit lumpy and colorful in very nice ways, though neutral is not their forte. The 500s fix the shortcomings of the RS1s quite well. The metal/wood sandwich and advanced wiring take the 500s to a level the slightly more expensive RS1s just cannot match. The cord on the 500s is twice as thick as the 1s. The 500s would be $1000 headphones if imported from anywhere other than Brooklyn!

 

so overall, remove the hype and you get this.... new cables, lower price, rs1's sound less detailed... why? because less treble and more bass...warmer sound in general 

 

post #96 of 1188
I say let Tyll have a go at them and let's see how the PS500's measurements compare to the HF2, PS1000 and RS1.
post #97 of 1188

Seems like Grado is making another SR325i? What a smart idea. =)

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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

Seems like Grado is making another SR325i? What a smart idea. =)

 

The reviewers comment that they were "brighter" than the RS1s kinda lets me think you are correct....ugh.
 

 

post #99 of 1188

Why would Grado waste their money on that guy anyways? Get Justin Beiber or something.

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The reviewers comment that they were "brighter" than the RS1s kinda lets me think you are correct....ugh.
 

 


Discounting what the reviewer stated, the HF2 was hardly brighter than the 325i(s). If the PS500 sounds anything like the HF2 then that's a good thing. I'd like to have more bass extension, but hey it's not exactly a Grado trait to extend.
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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

Why would Grado waste their money on that guy anyways? Get Justin Beiber or something.



being middle aged (extremely bitter and angry over my failure of a life) , I have no interest in justin bieber...I'd rather listen to a fellow slightly to overweight middleaged male (possibly even 50-60 years old, age means credibility right?...right?


Edited by buffalowings - 9/10/11 at 5:53pm
post #102 of 1188
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Originally Posted by baka1969 View Post



Discounting what the reviewer stated, the HF2 was hardly brighter than the 325i(s). If the PS500 sounds anything like the HF2 then that's a good thing. I'd like to have more bass extension, but hey it's not exactly a Grado trait to extend.


Exactly Ross...I was expecting this illustrious reviewer to claim that the PS500s are the warmer headphone. This comment kinda caught me off guard. If the PS500 is brighter than the RS1, then I would suggest the RS1i or HF-2 as the headphones to get. We shall see.

 

post #103 of 1188

If it's not an HF-2, it's using a new driver. That would be pretty interesting, because it might mean Grado did some R&D!

post #104 of 1188

 

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being middle aged (extremely bitter and angry over my failure of a life) , I have no interest in justin bieber...I'd rather listen to a fellow slightly to overweight middleaged male (possibly even 50-60 years old, age means credibility right?...right?


I'd buy a headphone if Jessica Simpson told me to though.

 

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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post

Grado did some R&D!


That's all we ever wished for.

 

post #105 of 1188
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post

If it's not an HF-2, it's using a new driver. That would be pretty interesting, because it might mean Grado did some R&D!



I'm really wondering just how many people believe how drastically different it would sound from the current lineup because I can safely say they'll be in for a huge jaw crushing bout of disappointment. on top of that, getting run over by hulk hogan's now defunct monster truck with 10' radial belted tires

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