I've had my RS-2 for years (#1005!). Lately, the joint where the cable goes from each earphone to the single cable has been tearing and it's starting to affect the sound (cut in and out). I love the sound of Grado phones and, while I've been eyeing the PS-500, I don't really want to spend the money. However, now it looks like the repair for these is going to be about $75. I'm wondering if it's better to just cut bait, sell these off, and upgrade.
So, my question is, has anyone listened to both the RS-2 and the PS-500? How about the RS-2 and RS-2i? How do you feel they compare?
I searched and couldn't find much that compares the older RS-2 to the more recent cans. It's been a while since I've really browsed around here as I've been happy with my setup.
Side question: In general, how much of an upgrade is the "i" line over the original? RS-2i vs. RS-2, SR-60 vs. SR-60i, etc?