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The PS1000 on the other hand could sing even if they were plugged directly in a canary's butt.

 

If you manage to do that, don't forget to take pictures.

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The PS1000 on the other hand could sing even if they were plugged directly in a canary's butt.

I don't think the resident bird administrator would appreciate the abuse of his fellow compadres.

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The PS500s and RS1i are my favourite John Grado headphones. But I'm sorry to report, they are not in the same league as the LCD-2/3. Sorry, not even close. They are very coloured headphones that don't perform well from a technical standpoint (bass roll off, large mid-bass hump and square waves that look like anything but square). They are very musical and can be very seductive to listen to and could make a great compliment to more natural/neutral headphones. smile.gif
I always been a fan of grado since the first time I heard them. That was just the sr80, and it captivated me that fast. Though I had them for 5 months now, I've been longing for an upgrade, yeah that fast also! I have an AKG702, but it seems there is something missing?! So I was looking for another grado, the ps500. The rave reviews tingled my imagination that I should have that phone in my hand and ears! But not quite I may say, because here comes the LCD's. Boy o boy! Cannot decide anymore, whether to go with the much cheaper ps500 or the LCD 2, cannot go over to the LCD 3 cuz of price difference. I love rock, brassy music, vocals, blues, alternative! Classical reserve for my akg. Please help! Is it the price or the sound quality? Which would you prefer, budget is the key here!
post #3260 of 5020

rock, instruments, vocals, blues, alternative, definitely get the PS500 (warm and full sounding) or even the RS1i (warm, very organic sounding,  awesome headphones) , you will not regret it!!! these are the genres which grado work best for!! 

 

the Audeze are nice as well, but if you love the grado sound, you will enjoy them more than the LCD-2 which can be a little too dark for some people. the LCD-2 do have the better bass and the technically, the better headphone (some of the best square wave responses and neutral FR response and low distortion). both are great choices. the grados will also be cheaper as well as being easy to amp.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 3/26/13 at 4:26am
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So it seems the ps500 has some edge here right now, but don't you think, the LCD can do that also? Not that I'm pointing to go to the direction for the latter headphone...
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rock, instruments, vocals, blues, alternative, definitely get the PS500 (warm and full sounding) or even the RS1i (warm, very organic sounding,  awesome headphones) , you will not regret it!!! these are the genres which grado work best for!! 

 

the Audeze are nice as well, but if you love the grado sound, you will enjoy them more than the LCD-2 which can be a little too dark for some people. the LCD-2 do have the better bass and the technically, the better headphone (some of the best square wave responses and neutral FR response and low distortion). both are great choices. the grados will also be cheaper as well as being easy to amp.

How bout the he6 or hd800 with right amping?

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Yeah with the hd800! Is this the same with the akg k702, because they have both wide soundstage less the bass of course.
Edited by apollo11 - 3/26/13 at 5:13am
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How bout the he6 or hd800 with right amping?

 

yes! (hd 800s)

 

 


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Yeah with the hd800! Is this the same with the akg k702, because they have both wide soundstage less the bass of course
 
 
yes, though the hd 800 when properly amped do pretty good in the bass department, i enjoy their unique presentation. both headphones sound quite similar
 
 

Edited by Dubstep Girl - 3/26/13 at 5:57am
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I noticed the JVC DX1000 flagship is not talked about much.  What's the thoughts on this headphone?  I also see the prices are dropping on new sets. 

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Yeah with the hd800! Is this the same with the akg k702, because they have both wide soundstage less the bass of course.


HD800 does not have less bass.  While it's sensitive to amplification, it has a very healthy bass response that IMO gives up very little to it's competitors.

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HD800 does not have less bass.  While it's sensitive to amplification, it has a very healthy bass response that IMO gives up very little to it's competitors.
Yes that's what I said, compared to akg the hd800 have much bass! But almost similar soundstaging
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Yes that's what I said, compared to akg the hd800 have much bass! But almost similar soundstaging

 

Ahh.  It was early, and my comprehension of punctuation and sentence structure had yet to engage. 

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I wonder how D7100 will be rated. It might be interesting.
 

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David,

 

I joined Head-Fi just to thank you for your phenomenal reviews! I appreciate your time, effort, and dedication on this project. As a member of several forums (musical instrument & music recording/ production) I've never seen anything this comprehensive. I'm especially impressed with how thorough you were. As a result your reviews have been a very useful guide for me despite the fact that our rankings would no doubt be different (as would most anybody else's). Incredible job, hats off!

Thank you! That's very nice of you.  Welcome to head-fi!!!!! :)

 

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I noticed the JVC DX1000 flagship is not talked about much.  What's the thoughts on this headphone?  I also see the prices are dropping on new sets. 

I always wanted to add this, but I don't think I'm going to.  I'm going to be finalizing the review shortly.  Can't afford anymore haha...

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I wonder how D7100 will be rated. It might be interesting.
 

Haven't heard this one either :)

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