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hello everyone iv been considering buying the rs1i or the he 500 after i went to try on the sr225i grados at crutchfeild audio. Let me explain what happened there. I drove about a hour down from where i was livivg to try the sr225i out. when i got there though they didn't have it in stock, which was weird because they the said the opposite over the phone. Well instead of trying them out i instead auditioned some headphones that were on show case.The really recognizable ones were the he 300, grado sr80i , sen 598, and a senn momentum along with some other 500 number family senn's. I tryed all of them on and the one headphone that stood out from the rest was the grado can. I just liked the sound that was coming from them especially for rock based music. I thought it was also sort of ok for electronic but idk. I didn't really see that much special coming from the he 300 it sorta felt average to me in sound exsept for alittle bit more bass was there and it was darker. The one thing i did obviously notice about the he 300 is what people have been saying about it being pretty hard to drive. I had to turn the volume up about half way on the nu force amp for it to reach a good volume. At this point all the other headphones that were connected were blaring at top volume. Well to get to the point i bascily narrowed down my next headphone to the rs1i because i listen to about 50% rock based music and 50% electronic. HOWEVER iv heard that people say that the he 500 is a all around better headphone. My price range is about 1100 dollars so i could go with the he 500 and throw in the schiit lyr amp but I'm not sure if this would be a better choice over the grado can. My question is should i go with he 500? im not really sure because i think i realy like the grado sound signature.but im not really sure, i only tested all the cans in a time span of 30 minutes in the middle of a somewhat noisy store so i couldn't really pinpoint all the details. I dont think i will be able to adution both in the future.