And soon enough green cable ( my cables are greening 😅 )
My rig to revise for my O level English exams 👍
*sorry for the poor pic quality my DSLR isn't with me now*
I'm starting to think the RS1e is a very special headphone at the price. To be fair, 99% of my previous experience is with the "buttoned" RS1, but tonally I'm hard pressed to think one cannot enjoy these with rock or your more progressive jazz tracks. My only other current Grado is my HF-2, and it has a more "distant" sound, and its less comfortable due to being heavier and having a narrower headband. And portable lovers should love how it comes packed with 2m cable, and an extension cable for more traditional home listening.
My only gripe it that there seems to be a mid-bass drop off, and somewhere in that range seems to be less lively. As a former tuba player, I always like when that instrument gets its 15 seconds in the sun. And in Fleetwood Mac "Tusk", and Paul Simon's "The Boy in the Bubble", that instrument suffers a bit. My HF-2 doesn't have that same issue...
I already miss them, as they are a TTVJ loaner. But sadly my HF-2s might have to go to fund a pair of these....
Thanks Jeff...this could be the right answer of my curiosity so far...which i feel the same way as you do "less lively".
They are a lovely phones, thou i need to get use it 1st with these new 50mm drivers before i can enjoy it more.
A Memorex refurb, just five dollars. It's very strange how clear it sounds playing U2's Rattle and Hum on the Sony XBA-2. They are the only cans I have now (I am just divorced and my wife got half of the planet and half of my soul), but they get along really nice.
Wow you got the Z7! Here in Germany still not available...