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post #3271 of 4937
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

Those are pretty harsh comments, i guess that's the risk was taking, speaking good about the PS1000 out of the shelter of the Grado fanclub.

 

For my part, i think that the LCD2/3, HD800, T1, and HE500 are all very good sounding headphones, i just happend to prefer the PS1000.

 

And speaking of high price of admission, i feel the same way about the Stax 007/9, they're good, but overpriced., especially when you consider that they need a dedicated headphone amp.

 

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

I'm glad you found your headphones! In the end, that's what its all about. 

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Originally Posted by apollo11 View Post


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!

I would go with the LCD-2s. They are much better than the other headphones you've mentioned here (especially for your musical preferences). 

post #3272 of 4937
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Originally Posted by apollo11 View Post

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...

Like macedoniahero said and also consider the HE-500 beside the LCD2 & PS500.
post #3273 of 4937
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

Like macedoniahero said and also consider the HE-500 beside the LCD2 & PS500.
ok will try he500, but I think it's not available here in our country.

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I'm glad you found your headphones! In the end, that's what its all about. 
I would go with the LCD-2s. They are much better than the other headphones you've mentioned here (especially for your musical preferences). 
thank you very much. So I should put on a budget and hold my horses first! LCD should be the priority here!
post #3274 of 4937

Try both the Audeze and the Hifiman (HE500) both with return privilege and keep the one you like I'd say.

post #3275 of 4937
As far as $700 headphones go, the he500 is exemplary, and the grado ps500 is ...
Well, p.o.s.500.

rolleyes.gif

Just my opinion, having owned the grado and currently owning the he500.
Edited by TheWuss - 3/26/13 at 6:59pm
post #3276 of 4937
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Originally Posted by TheWuss View Post

As far as $700 headphones go, the he500 is exemplary, and the grado ps500 is ...
Well, p.o.s.500.

rolleyes.gif

Just my opinion, having owned the grado and currently owning the he500.

Can the HE 500 compete with the LCD 3?

post #3277 of 4937
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Originally Posted by apollo11 View Post


ok will try he500, but I think it's not available here in our country.
thank you very much. So I should put on a budget and hold my horses first! LCD should be the priority here!

I think Head-Direct will ship to your country, try emailing them.

post #3278 of 4937
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Can the HE 500 compete with the LCD 3?
In some ways. Presence, tonal balance, and prat of the he500 are excellent.
And imaging is above average.
The lcd-3 destroys it in treble smoothness, bass depth and texture. Lcd-3 has more timbral realism, but to my ears sounds a touch 2-D in terms of imaging and holography. Regardless of amp and source.
Lcd-3 is still probably my pick for a musical listening experience.
But he-500 gets you 90% there for about a third the cost....
post #3279 of 4937
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Try both the Audeze and the Hifiman (HE500) both with return privilege and keep the one you like I'd say.

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Originally Posted by TheWuss View Post

As far as $700 headphones go, the he500 is exemplary, and the grado ps500 is ...
Well, p.o.s.500.

rolleyes.gif

Just my opinion, having owned the grado and currently owning the he500.
ok then will audition the he500 and ps500, because lcd2 is excellent phone for me because I heard it already.

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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

I think Head-Direct will ship to your country, try emailing them.
ok will try emailing them. Probably the cost of shipment will not be to much. Because I've heard also good reviews with he500. How was it compare to ps500?
Edited by apollo11 - 3/26/13 at 8:08pm
post #3280 of 4937
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Originally Posted by apollo11 View Post


ok will try emailing them. Probably the cost of shipment will not be to much. Because I've heard also good reviews with he500. How was it compare to ps500?

I haven't heard either so I'm not in a position to tell you which sounds better, sorry. 

post #3281 of 4937
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

I haven't heard either so I'm not in a position to tell you which sounds better, sorry. 
No problem, and thanks for replying
post #3282 of 4937
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Originally Posted by apollo11 View Post


ok will try he500, but I think it's not available here in our country.
thank you very much. So I should put on a budget and hold my horses first! LCD should be the priority here!

I think it would be easier to buy it directly from headdirect in ur case..i mean..i suppose ur from philipines? As u use phil as location.biggrin.gif

post #3283 of 4937
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post

 

Those are pretty harsh comments, i guess that's the risk was taking, speaking good about the PS1000 out of the shelter of the Grado fanclub.

 

For my part, i think that the LCD2/3, HD800, T1, and HE500 are all very good sounding headphones, i just happend to prefer the PS1000.

 

And speaking of high price of admission, i feel the same way about the Stax 007/9, they're good, but overpriced., especially when you consider that they need a dedicated headphone amp.

 

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

Auditioned PS1000 a few times, but they always seemed to have 'over-presence' of slightly bloated bass. Otherwise it is such a great can!

Does PS500 have the same bass problem?


Edited by korzena - 3/27/13 at 3:27am
post #3284 of 4937
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Originally Posted by TheWuss View Post

 
In some ways. Presence, tonal balance, and prat of the he500 are excellent.
And imaging is above average.
The lcd-3 destroys it in treble smoothness, bass depth and texture. Lcd-3 has more timbral realism, but to my ears sounds a touch 2-D in terms of imaging and holography. Regardless of amp and source.
Lcd-3 is still probably my pick for a musical listening experience.
But he-500 gets you 90% there for about a third the cost....

How's HE-500's soundstage and air-ness compared to HE-400?

post #3285 of 4937
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post

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...

Haven't heard this one either :)

A good idea could be to sell older lesser stuff and focus of new good things that are about to come.

 

I wish HiFiMan made an affordable phone better than HD-800, LCD-2/3 and easier to drive than HE-6. This company is 'trending' really well now so fingers crossed!

 

Is there any information/gossip of new flagships about to come to the market in the near future (from any brand)?

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