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post #16 of 24

 Personally, I noticed a somewhat large difference in the SR-125is, that actually convinced me to buy them.

post #17 of 24
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 Personally, I noticed a somewhat large difference in the SR-125is, that actually convinced me to buy them.



Whoops I forgot to comment on the difference, yeah the SR-125 has a difference for sure, it's in the refinement of the treble and the mids are definitely warm... that seems to be the recurring theme as you movie up the line... except you get more bass with the next level up, the 225.

post #18 of 24
I've had a few Grados over the past several years. I've heard or owned all the current Grados up to the RS1 with the exception of the RS2. I think they scale nicely but believe these are the best Grados to get if you like the Grado house sound:

SR-80i (MS1i) > SR-225i > HF2 > RS1i

I believe the SR-80i is worth the premium over the SR-60i. I believe the SR-225i is the best overall value in the Grado line. The HF2 and RS1 are the two best current Grados. There isn't enough info on the PS500 for a proper evaluation.

The SR-125i isn't better enough IMHO to justify it's price point with the MS1i available. The SR-325is is the worst Grado in the lineup I think.

All my opinions are based on the stock Grados. Modding them changes that formula. It also adds to their cost to one degree or another. YMMV
post #19 of 24

I have done a brief comparison between the SR80i and RS2, both stock. To my astonishment difference was not that big, treble seemed more natural on the RS2, but other than that it was a draw. I don't want this to become another Grado bashing thread, because either the RS2 is not that good of a value or SR80i is a terrific headphone for the price. Or both.

post #20 of 24
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Is the 80i the same as the MS1i?
 

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I've had a few Grados over the past several years. I've heard or owned all the current Grados up to the RS1 with the exception of the RS2. I think they scale nicely but believe these are the best Grados to get if you like the Grado house sound:
SR-80i (MS1i) > SR-225i > HF2 > RS1i
I believe the SR-80i is worth the premium over the SR-60i. I believe the SR-225i is the best overall value in the Grado line. The HF2 and RS1 are the two best current Grados. There isn't enough info on the PS500 for a proper evaluation.
The SR-125i isn't better enough IMHO to justify it's price point with the MS1i available. The SR-325is is the worst Grado in the lineup I think.
All my opinions are based on the stock Grados. Modding them changes that formula. It also adds to their cost to one degree or another. YMMV


 

post #21 of 24
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Is the 80i the same as the MS1i? 

 


The MS1i is more similar to the SR-125i than the SR-80i for the price of the SR-80i. So it makes the MS1i a better value.
post #22 of 24
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Is the 80i the same as the MS1i? 

 


The MS1i is more similar to the SR-125i than the SR-80i for the price of the SR-80i. So it makes the MS1i a better value.

What's the difference between the "original" and the "2009" Ms1's?
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What's the difference between the "original" and the "2009" Ms1's?

Other than an aesthetic difference with the cups and a thicker cable in the "2009" version they're very similar. They certainly sound very close.
post #24 of 24
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What's the difference between the "original" and the "2009" Ms1's?



Read this article  http://www.headfonia.com/alessandro-ms1i-review/

 

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