It's been two weeks since i got my PS-500,and so far i'm impressed, i had the chance to comprare them with the RS1i for a few days,and i'm glad i did,because i was initially set on getting the RS1i and never thought for a moment about the PS-500.But after reading so many favorable reviews i decided to ask my dealer to lend me a pair.
The first thing i noticed was the bass that the PS-500 is deeper than the RS1i,as far as the mids go, i have to give the nod to the RS1i, but not by much,and some peoples might prefer the lower tone that the 500 gives to voices, but the highs on the 500 are sweeter, more polite so to speak, every detail is there, but they're less ''agressive'' for lack of a better word,than the RS1i.
Some headphones like my GS-1000 bombard you with every last detail, and i feel this prevents me sometimes from getting ''pulled'' into the music. But the PS-500 have a tubelike sound that to me, is just addicting, i have never gotten ''into'' the music the way i do with the PS-500.I don't know if some of you have experienced that, but it's like i'm in a ''trans'' and when the music stops, i feel like i'm coming back from a far away place,it's a very good feeling. i can just imagine how they'll sound, if they get better with time, the 500 are definately a keeper.
Edited by stacker45 - 1/24/13 at 7:52pm