Yesterday I won an auction on eBay.co.uk for what was listed as Grado GS1000i. I paid promptly and I'm waiting for some response or notification of postage from the seller.
However, after very carefully looking at the sellers photos, it now seems that the photos show the GS1000 model, not the newer i version. I paid £335, which seems a reasonable (UK) price for used GS1000i, but I am now concerned that I will almost certainly be receiving the older GS1000 model. The seller is in Bulgaria.
I've emailed the seller but no response yet. I spoke to eBay about the contradictory listing and although I am covered, it seems nothing can be done until I receive the headphones. Then I can complain if they are NOT the GS1000i.
I have used Grado SR125 for 15 years and been very happy with them but they are now a bit faulty, so I wanted to upgrade. I like the Grado sound. I know they're a bit short on bass.
If I receive GS1000 what do you recommend I should do? Return them and hold out for the i? Or is the price I paid reasonable (in the UK) for the GS1000? Basically, I should have the option to audition and keep the GS1000 for £335 or return them, get a refund and wait for the i version.
I have read another (old) thread here, which suggested that the i version was much better.
Thanks in advance.