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how do you tell weaither its RS-1i

post #1 of 8
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i have a buttonless grado rs-1i

how do you know if its a buttonless rs-1 or rs-1i?

post #2 of 8

As far as I know, the button Grado RS1 did not carry over to the "i" variant, which has the thicker cable as the most obvious difference, and from what I've seen buttonless RS1/RS1i can have either the thin or thicker cable.  I'm not 100% sure, so anyone with the know, please chime in.

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i have a buttonless grado rs1 and i heard that not all buttonless rs-1 are rs-1i

and i also heard that rs-1i is better

so im trying to know weather my buttonless rs-1 is rs-1i or not
 

post #4 of 8

Like I said, look at the thickness of the cable.  Forget about having buttons or not, the thicker cable is the most obvious indication that it's a RS1i.

post #5 of 8

Another sure fire way to identify them is to look at the rods that connect to the gimbles.  If they are round you have a RS-1i , if they are square you have an RS-1.  Enjoy them.

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Originally Posted by Mortalcoil View Post

Another sure fire way to identify them is to look at the rods that connect to the gimbles.  If they are round you have a RS-1i , if they are square you have an RS-1.  Enjoy them.

 



thanks for the help

i think mine is rs-1

post #7 of 8

Bottom most of this post http://www.head-fi.org/t/420092/classifying-versions-of-the-rs1-your-guide-work-in-progress#post_5612882

 

Also Grado went from using Mahogany to using Australian jarrah for their "i" upgraded wooden headphone's cups; though it's not clear when exactly did the change happened (basically the RS-1 could have had the jarrah before it lost its buttons)... good luck! 4 conductors cable + square gimbals is most surely a RS-1 though it's really the product tag stuck on the carton box of your headphone that decides, strangely.


Edited by devouringone3 - 11/14/12 at 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

Bottom most of this post http://www.head-fi.org/t/420092/classifying-versions-of-the-rs1-your-guide-work-in-progress#post_5612882

 

Also Grado went from using Mahogany to using Australian jarrah for their "i" upgraded wooden headphone's cups; though it's not clear when the exact change happened (RS-1 could already have the jarrah when it lost its buttons)... good luck! 4 conductors cable + square gimbals is most surely a RS-1 though it's really the product tag stuck on the carton box of your headphone that decides.

Interesting point regarding the wood change.  I was unaware of that.  You learn something new everyday. beerchug.gif

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