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post #61 of 81

Is GS1000i a step above RS1i ?

post #62 of 81
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

When I get some spare $$$ I would like to get a pair of RS-2i as an alternative to my Q701 and DT880s.

 

I have a Q701, what should I get to compliment it?  HD600/650, DT880 or a Grado?

post #63 of 81
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

I have a Q701, what should I get to compliment it?  HD600/650, DT880 or a Grado?

 

Truth is, no one can properly answer that question for you. They can only give you opinions.

 

What do you want the second headphone to do? Even brighter? More neutral? More bass?

 

For example, I like the DT880 as a second headphone as it is (relatively speaking) a darker sounding 'phone.

I think this is really because the Q701 is a bit bright and the DT880 is more neutral.

 

Much as I lust for a pair of Grados, they are somewhat bright 'phones, but do sound different than Q701s.

So is that a good second 'phone for a Q701 owner? Maybe not.

 

You can't ask me about the HD650 beacuse I don't like it! I think it is much too dark............

But many folks do like it, so I should not trash it!

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post #64 of 81

hd 650s

post #65 of 81

With all the headphones i got, there's always a time session for Grado/Alessandro wink.gif

post #66 of 81
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Is GS1000i a step above RS1i ?

 

I've had both ... and you really can't compare the two. Totally different... coming from the RS1's .. the GS1K's will seem thin at first ... super thin, actually, compared to the RS1's thick mids and "in your face" approach.

 

But then again, take a step back and the GS1K's become way more refined, way more delicate ... they are both Grados .. no doubt about it ... but the GS1K's are far harder to "get right" than are the RS1's ... 

 

Myself? Since I enjoy classical/chamber/jazz as much as I do indie and rock? I find the GS1K's nearly perfect (but with a tube DAC "MHDT Stockholm" and a tube amp "Ray Sam Raptor" ... solid state didn't work so well with them but that's just me) ... but if I only listened to rock or other "energetic" music? Then the RS1's would be my choice.

 

The GS1K's need lots of attention to source and amp. The RS1's not nearly so much. Also, I vastly prefer the GS1K's with the (maybe not so well known) "pad mod" .. which lowers the distance between the driver and the ear just ever so much ... this amplifies the  mids a bit (cause the default GS1K is a bit mid recessed) and otherwise sort of brings them closer to the sonics of the RS1's while still retaining the near "spooky" soundstage that makes the GS1K's so nice. I've had the "pad mod" on mine for years and have never looked back. It's actually what convinced me to keep the GS1K's cause at first, I found them too "distant" sounding ... too thin. 

 

Still want the PS1000's, though ... or at least to hear them. Anyone in Houston,TX have a pair? Lets hook up for a pint and a listen yo!

 

;-)

 

.joel

post #67 of 81

I also have a pair of Grado heaphones which i use occasionally, they are not my main pair of headphones, but damn, i love their sound signature.

 

At first i just bought the Grado SR80i on a whim to see what the famed "Grado sound" was all about. Then i wanted to return them because i kept hearing "Sss" in my songs (sibilance or something, i'm quite sensitive to it). After i listened to some acoustic rock and songs that don't have such harsh treble, i just couldn't let them go! It definetly is a love'hate relation, meaning i hate them on some songs, but i LOVE them on others.

 

They are just too good sometimes! People say they are uncomfortable but i can wear them for hours and i have no problem. I think this will be one pair of headphones that i will never part with (or if i do it will only be to upgrade!).

post #68 of 81

comfort issues can be resolved by bending the headband outwards carefully until the clamp lessens. it became from rather uncomfortable to pretty comfortable for mebiggrin.gif (not as much as the full size senns though)

post #69 of 81

And I just sold mine.

post #70 of 81

is it cause its too trebly?

post #71 of 81
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

is it cause its too trebly?

Well, I had a Sr-80i and got a Beyer DT880. I saw nothing wrong with them really. The DT880's just destroyed them. Also, to say, I think that the Grado's aren't comfortable nor are they painful. Just in the middle. I would love to own Magnum V4's some day, but am saving up for a HD800 or LCD2 at the moment(probably LCD-2.)

post #72 of 81

Fortunately I dont have a Grado, I'm repelled by the looks.

post #73 of 81
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Well, I had a Sr-80i and got a Beyer DT880. I saw nothing wrong with them really. The DT880's just destroyed them. Also, to say, I think that the Grado's aren't comfortable nor are they painful. Just in the middle. I would love to own Magnum V4's some day, but am saving up for a HD800 or LCD2 at the moment(probably LCD-2.)

ah i see, well this is the case of its simply a much better headphone then.biggrin.gif

@AUDIBREEDER
well the lower end grados look quite plain to me and i don't particularly like it but the ones with metal look much nicer, though i mostly prefer the looks of senn,beyer,shure, and ath over the grados

post #74 of 81
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Well, I had a Sr-80i and got a Beyer DT880. I saw nothing wrong with them really. The DT880's just destroyed them. Also, to say, I think that the Grado's aren't comfortable nor are they painful. Just in the middle. I would love to own Magnum V4's some day, but am saving up for a HD800 or LCD2 at the moment(probably LCD-2.)

ah i see, well this is the case of its simply a much better headphone then.biggrin.gif

@AUDIBREEDER
well the lower end grados look quite plain to me and i don't particularly like it but the ones with metal look much nicer, though i mostly prefer the looks of senn,beyer,shure, and ath over the grados

Yep, also to AUDIBREEDER, I love the looks of the Grado's, very retro.

post #75 of 81
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Is GS1000i a step above RS1i ?

Yes.

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