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post #16 of 43
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To the OP...they do have a very generous return policy (30 days) and carry the full range of Grado products from what I can tell so that might be a way for you to go...

 



 

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post #17 of 43
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys, im going to buy it tomorrow and hope its the "i" version, and that i like it.

post #18 of 43


I'm talking about buying direct from Amazon.

 

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Please be advised that there are unauthorized sellers on Amazon, hence any products purchased this way also are not cover under
our warranty program. We cannot verify the authenticity of Grado products purchased from unauthorized dealers.
Please contact us for verification of a dealer's status.
When purchasing a Grado product please keep all receipts, for they will be needed to have warranty service performed.
We want to be absolutely certain that you have a positive purchasing experience.


 

post #19 of 43
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Originally Posted by gaby1088 View Post

Hello everyone, before you say search i want to let you know I searched like crazy for this!

I am new to this forum, my name is Gabe. 

I currently own the grado 325is model. I love them, but i recently found the opportunity to buy the rs2 model. The issue is that its the buttonless one and from what i have gathered searching there are two butonless versions. the rs2 and the rs2i... please let me know if thats true.. if it is true, how can i distinguish the difference between the rs2i and the rs2. 

 

If it were the case that the headphones are the buttonless rs2 non i (again, if that even exists), would the 325is sound better than the rs2 non i version? 

 

Thank you for all your help!!

 

best,

gabe.


The older RS2 has a cable that is skinnier than the i version. 

 

post #20 of 43
Thread Starter 
Awesome so the cord should be as thick as my
Current 325is?
post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by gaby1088 View Post

Awesome so the cord should be as thick as my
Current 325is?


Yes, the i version should be. 

post #22 of 43
Thread Starter 

cool, thanks everyone.I hope I like them even better than the 325is

post #23 of 43
Thread Starter 
Rs2s came in, non I buttonless version. They are much much lighter than my 325is. I need to compare them
More but right now each has their own qualities. The 325is is clearer on more metallic sounds and the rs2 is clearer on more acoustic sounds. I need to compare more to see which one I keep!!
post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by Allforheather View Post

"the only difference of the rs2 and rs2i is a sticker on the box they come with....."



This is a very irresponsible comment.

 

There is already enough heresay and misinformation within forums to confuse the novice, let's be a bit more responsible , eh?

post #25 of 43
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Originally Posted by gaby1088 View Post

Rs2s came in, non I buttonless version. They are much much lighter than my 325is. I need to compare them
More but right now each has their own qualities. The 325is is clearer on more metallic sounds and the rs2 is clearer on more acoustic sounds. I need to compare more to see which one I keep!!

Great stuff, thanks!
Keep posting your impressions!
post #26 of 43
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Originally Posted by demian1962 View Post



This is a very irresponsible comment.

 

There is already enough heresay and misinformation within forums to confuse the novice, let's be a bit more responsible , eh?


beerchug.gif

 

i came from a very harsh forum, i can tell which ones to ignore lol

 

thanks for the welcome!!! 

 

 



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Great stuff, thanks!
Keep posting your impressions!


i am in no way a pro, or anything, so i cant tell you specific names or terminology im sure you guys have. At least I can tell the difference between good audio so i can at least appreciate these cans. I just got back from vacation so ill be able to play with them more this week. :) 

 

post #27 of 43


Keep in mind there is a lot of Marketing, as someone mentioned, those models exist from the ninetees, but they want to Keep them selling, so they upgrade the phones minimal to get Attention, it all Comes up to your taste, bright or more smooth, if the latter you can as well think of the Senns 600-650. The RS2i Looks great of course with it´s wooden Cup, but it all Comes to Sound and taste in the end. One Thing I don´t like about some Grado´s that bright sounding is somethimes translated as clarity, in this order you can listen to the senns who have clarity without sounding to bright.

post #28 of 43


Funny the GR10 sounds like a combination of the two :-)

post #29 of 43

My experience of about a month ago,

with the 325i's and RS2i's:

 

DX50 > O2, Cardas interconnect

FLAC files only

 

 

I was surprised that the 325is's were not as bright as 

everyone says they are - they really weren't very bright

at all.

 

I wonder if this is a consequence of Grado moving to

aluminium cups from the former brass (IIRC).  

Nice solid bass from the 325is's as well, with the

expected transparency.

 

The high end of the RS2i's was absolutely intoxicating.

Awesomely detailed, open, clear, dimensional.

However, the bass was weak.

Midrange was very good.

 

After days of listening - how could I do without that

fantastic high end of the RS2i?  But it began to 

dawn on me that the light bass was unacceptable.

 

The bass on the 325is's, was better, clearly.

Also the entire sound integrated better and more

congruently on the 325is's.  Other than the treble,

IMO the 325is's were (are) better headphones.

 

Soon thereafter, I parted ways with both of these,

because I'd decided what I would do: the only option

I could think of: buy the RS1i's.  Yep, that $700 bite

is significant, but I'm thrilled with the decision.

I've had the RS1's for about a month, and they're

really terrific.  Those freakishly good highs are

there as in the RS2i's, but the rest of the sound

is also great.  
 

They've become my go-to headphones except

for outside wear, or if I need to wear closed headphones.

 

TL;DR: SR325is's over the RS2i's.

           Significantly better: RS1i's.

post #30 of 43
Thx Zazex and how is the bass with the RS1 i and which music did you use to compare?
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