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post #181 of 191

the WA6-SE sounds great with my RS1 and was great with my 325is as well! goes very well with the grado sound.

post #182 of 191
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the WA6-SE sounds great with my RS1 and was great with my 325is as well! goes very well with the grado sound.

 

Yes... my WA6-SEm is phenomenal with my RS-1's, PS500's and, of course, PS1000's - whether my source is the Monarchy M24 Tube Dac, or Marantz SA8001, or iPod Touch 4 / Pure i30.

 

I'm continually amazed at how much better (life-like) these phones sound than virtually all others I've tried.  


Edited by Gradofan2 - 11/17/12 at 2:29pm
post #183 of 191

^ Hi there, long time since I post here. I concur with your statement, Grado cans sound IMO great and unfortunately with the proliferation of new cans by various vendors people do not seem to be enjoying them as much. A pity since the Grado sound is unique and quite engaging with far more styles of music than just rock.  Currently listening to jazz via a highly modified SR80, which sounds great but of course not in the same league as the RS1 and higher Grado cans.

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^ Hi there, long time since I post here...

 

Hi... 

 

Yes... we've been missing your avatar... especially!

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Hi... 

 

Yes... we've been missing your avatar... especially!

+1

post #186 of 191

nvm


Edited by MacedonianHero - 11/15/12 at 5:29pm
post #187 of 191
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post

 

Yes... my WA6-SEm is phenomenal with my RS-1's, PS500's and, of course, PS1000's.  

 

I'm continually amazed at how much better (life-like) these phones sound than virtually all others I've tried.  

 

 

It's always nice to read posts from peoples enjoying the gear that they own,i have e pretty good idea how you must feel,as i have yet to find something i don't like about my PS1000, even after 8 months, they still amaze me everytime i put them on, wich is good, considering how expensive they are.

 

I don't mean to bore peoples with too many details, but i myself like to know what equipement peoples are using upstream, and also the music that they listen to, not only out of simple curiosity, but i find i helps me understand why they come to a particular conclusion regarding a pair of headphones, or any other component(s) for that matter.

 

Now, yesterday i was listening to one of the ''Best audiophile voices VOL VI'' series CD with my PS1000, the source was my Yamaha DVD-S2700 and my Musical Fidelity X-CAN V2 hybrid amp, and was experiencing nice deep bass, clear neutral mids and nicely detailed ''airy'' extended treble, all that, and a wide and deep soundstage, what more could i ask for?

post #188 of 191
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

 

It's always nice to read posts from peoples enjoying the gear that they own,i have e pretty good idea how you must feel,as i have yet to find something i don't like about my PS1000, even after 8 months, they still amaze me everytime i put them on, wich is good, considering how expensive they are.

 

I don't mean to bore peoples with too many details, but i myself like to know what equipement peoples are using upstream, and also the music that they listen to, not only out of simple curiosity, but i find i helps me understand why they come to a particular conclusion regarding a pair of headphones, or any other component(s) for that matter.

 

Now, yesterday i was listening to one of the ''Best audiophile voices VOL VI'' series CD with my PS1000, the source was my Yamaha DVD-S2700 and my Musical Fidelity X-CAN V2 hybrid amp, and was experiencing nice deep bass, clear neutral mids and nicely detailed ''airy'' extended treble, all that, and a wide and deep soundstage, what more could i ask for?

An ECBA, maybe wink_face.gif

 

It's the best I've heard the PS1000s with.

post #189 of 191
This review was very complete, makes me want to save up the small fortune required to buy. Maybe in a few years smily_headphones1.gif

For now I will enjoy my 325's and keep experimenting with DIY amps.
post #190 of 191

Thanks so much for the great review.  It helped me to narrow down and include the Grado's in my final buying decision.  I appreciated the further comments from everyone.  Maybe it is my setup (nuforce HDP to macbook pro with audirvana or Fidelia for playback) but I haven't found them to be overly bright.  It also may be my lack of experience with high end fidelity.  When I was comparing at the store I brought my macbook and the dragonfly USB DAC.  To my ear the Sennheiser HD800 (my original choice when going into the store) were much brighter.    Anyway, thanks for all the comments and feedback, very useful

post #191 of 191
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Originally Posted by Marks World View Post
 

Thanks so much for the great review.  It helped me to narrow down and include the Grado's in my final buying decision.  I appreciated the further comments from everyone.  Maybe it is my setup (nuforce HDP to macbook pro with audirvana or Fidelia for playback) but I haven't found them to be overly bright.  It also may be my lack of experience with high end fidelity.  When I was comparing at the store I brought my macbook and the dragonfly USB DAC.  To my ear the Sennheiser HD800 (my original choice when going into the store) were much brighter.    Anyway, thanks for all the comments and feedback, very useful

 

i found the ps1000 to be unbearibly harsh and very bright, but it does vary with setups, i've heard the hd 800 sound very warm with some tube amps, but also shrill with others. 

 

the ps1000s are generally peakier and brighter than the hd 800 though.

 

with the right setup though the ps1000 are pretty nice headphones especially if you enjoy the grado sound.

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