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post #16 of 44
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Good observations.  Thanks.  I think attractive thing about the PS500 is if it captures some of the PS1000 at the $600 price point.  The question is if PS500 does this and how close it is.  The Levi review has me intrigued.
 

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Originally Posted by Aizura View Post

I sold my RS1i to be able to get an HD800. After less than 2 months, I had sold the HD800 and bought a new RS1i  gs1000.gif

One thing is for sure, I'll never make the mistake selling these again. The Grados are one of the few cans where I stop analyzing and just close my eyes and be one with the music.

 

 

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From what I've read the PS-500 is being compared to the HF-2, I suspect because of the similar construction. I have not heard the PS-500 so I have no first-hand experience. However I have owned the 325i and currently own the HF-2 and RS-1. IMO of the three phones the RS-1 is the best sounding, way less bright than the 325i and more evenly balanced across the sound spectrum than the HF-2. Both the 325i and HF-2 are nice phones, but the RS-1 is better.

 



 

post #17 of 44

The DT990 midrange is not recessed at all.  The emphasis is placed appropriately on the bass and a wide spike in the treble, below 10dB mind you, to keep both ends in tune with the midrange.  I find vocals amazing on the DT990.  The only thing slightly missing from the DT990 midrange is the nice immediacy that a pair of Q701's would have on the kick drum.  If you were only listening to percussion I would say go with a pair of Q701's, otherwise the DT990 is superior to the RS-1i and Q701 in every way.  I have compared them via A/B testing out of my m903 and liked the DT990 over the Grados.  Add in the awesome comfort factor for the Beyers and there is no turning back to Grados.

 

For anyone else out there looking to upgrade from an SR-60 or SR-80 to another Grado please make the leap to at least the SR-325.  This is because the 325 is where both extremes of the audible spectrum, mainly 20-100Hz and 10k - 24kHz, actually expand.  On the 125 and 225 only the treble extends making them even more bright sounding and harsh to our ears.

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

i haven't heard the rs1s, but i've heard the gs 1000 (i loved them loved the bass on them too, but the soundstage was too wide for me). i heard the rs2 (detailed but not much more than the 325s and very bright which is why i didn't buy), are the rs1s less bright? (the 325's i know are bright, but after 50 hours of burn in, they improved and now i love the detail from the 325s more than the hd 650s) im loving my 325's alot.

 

 

oh btw, are dt 990s less recessed as far as mids are concerned compared to the dt 770 80 ohm i have?

 

 



 

post #18 of 44
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I respect your opinion but the 990s are not as good on stringed instruments as the RS1i.

post #19 of 44

i know there are like a billion threads on RS1 vs RS1i, but i was hoping someone can sum up the major difference between them. I'm about to pull the trigger but don't know which one. I am deciding between the RS1i (most current one) vs RS1 with button (vintage), what do you guys think i put go for?

post #20 of 44
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I don't have a non-i version to compare with but a few people have told me the "i" is a bit better.  Better cord, improved drivers, etc.  I do know through experimentation that the button hurts the sound.  Having smoother air flow on the cup is best.
 

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i know there are like a billion threads on RS1 vs RS1i, but i was hoping someone can sum up the major difference between them. I'm about to pull the trigger but don't know which one. I am deciding between the RS1i (most current one) vs RS1 with button (vintage), what do you guys think i put go for?



 

post #21 of 44
If you can find a buttoned RS-1 with the brown headband, they are known to be the best of the iterations.
post #22 of 44
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If you can find a buttoned RS-1 with the brown headband, they are known to be the best of the iterations.


Good luck trying to find one of those.

 

I'm reasonably happy with my pre-serial ones.

 

post #23 of 44
Thread Starter 

People really dig the vintage gear.  I'd like to compare those to the latest.

post #24 of 44

I know this has been discussed many times, but just to give my two cents-

 

Vintage RS1 don't equal buttoned RS1. You only get that sound from the very early ones with pink drivers. So, later buttoned RS1 with white drivers are not vintage and don't have the same sound.

post #25 of 44

Now all you need are: MS Pro & HF2 & GS1000i, then you're set. L3000.gif

post #26 of 44
Thread Starter 


I may need to let my wallet rest a bit but the PS500 are intriguing.  I wait for some more reviews.

 

A friend had the GS1000 and I liked those, especially for the soundstaging, but I preferred the RS1 at the time.

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Now all you need are: MS Pro & HF2 & GS1000i, then you're set. L3000.gif



 

post #27 of 44
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I picked up the Pink Floyd Immersion box today.  Now listening to the Dark Side of the Moon Wembley concert on these.  Sweet!

post #28 of 44

I absolutely love the look of these headphones and how comfortable do people find these headphones ?

post #29 of 44

how does the RS1's sound with the bagel pads? because they sound great on my SR325i, what do you guys use to amp this? Will the little Dot I+ tube amp be good enough? Im basically trying to find out if my current gear is adequate if i make the headphone upgrade.

post #30 of 44
Comfort is an issue but the sound takes your mind off it
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