Is anyone able to suggest one of these over the other? I was pretty much set on buying the HE-500 to match up with my Schiit Lyr amp, and in fact had a pair home a few months ago for a few days until the right earcup broke off of the headband, so I sent them back. I liked the sound, but as I've been contemplating buying another pair, I started thinking about the Grado RS1i as it is the same price, and has also gotten good reviews. I have a pair of SR-80s that I enjoy, but would like to upgrade. The problem is the inablility to compare the HE-500 and the RS1i side by side. As far as my tastes, I listen to everything except for hip-hop, etc., but I am most likely to listen to music with acoustic strings from guitar to mandolin to cello, and mostly female vocals from Eva Cassidy to Allison Kraus, and bands from CSN&Y to Dawes to the Eagles.
Does anyone have any thoughts?