Originally Posted by LCfiner
The PS1000 is really crisp at the high frequencies. so crisp, that is sounds sibilant and a little harsh compared to the Magnum. I’m not sure if that’s what you want. But I have not heard any “over ear” circumaural headphone that sound like the PS1000 or GS1000 do. They are unique. I wasn’t trying to say that the LCD3 sounds like the PS1000. it doesn’t. it doesn’t have the same treble response as the PS1000. it sounds much darker.
The PS1000 and GS1000 both have a very exaggerated and prominent treble that is very clearly Grado. I find the PS1000 is better than the GS1000 as the treble is less exaggerated compared to the GS1000 and the midrange is more prominent. But the GS1000 sounds lighter and has a wider, farther sounding soundstage which is nice for some classical or live, large band recordings.
The PS1000 detail retrieval is excellent and there is no grain that I can hear. if you really must have that classic grado sound with an over-ear headphone then the PS1000 probably is your best choice. I can’t think of anything else I’ve used that sounds quite like it.
By "crispness" I mean the way that the Magnum V4 (full aluminum) makes distorted guitars go "crrrunnnsh" like no other headphone having lot's of punchy bass attached to it.
I use the HD800 for everything, you see, from classic to jazz and lots of classic rock (specially The Beatles, the HD800 is the BEST headphone for Beatles to me), BUT it is some times quite fatiguing depending on the song and it does lacks "punch" for some faster, consecutive bass, impact (fast metal, modern rock, even some glam rock songs and, of course, faster electronic genres). For those tracks, specially bad records withs lots of distortion (think Iggy Pop, Stooges, and some - not all, since most fare great with the HD800 - Velvet Underground songs, as well as Justice and early Metallica albuns) I use my full aluminum V4 Magnums mostly (sometimes I still hit the HE500 for some electronic styles and more "relaxed" and/or "bed-time" listenings).
What I want is a headphone that rocks as much as the V4s but is around the ear. I've talked to some people already and most of them say that this headphone would either be the PS1000 or the T1. I've got the 325i Mahogany cupped (Orenholz) and the DT990 600Ohms, usually prefer the 325i due to the typical (with most tracks, at least) DT990 "grainy", and just a bit impactless to me, sound but I do hear allot more of detail with the DT990. How much does either the PS1000 and the T1 improve over the 325i and the DT990 respectively? Is it safe to say that they share, again respectively (of course), the same sound signature?
So now I find myself deciding on either the PS1000 or the T1 for my "second home-listening headphone" (the main one is the HD800, and I don't see nothing but a Stax009 with a USD$1800.00+ electrostatic amplifier changing that -- Not within the current market, at least). And since the HD800 is a great "maestro", I now want a "rocker" (and by that I also mean I don't want anything "laid-back" or "recessed", like for example Audez's or HD650s, for that - relaxed, passive listening - I have my good old HE500).
Edited by faverodefavero - 6/25/12 at 12:00am