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post #106 of 1578
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I would like to do a comparison myself but I wonder how easy it would be to do a fair comparison given that one pair is broken in and the other is brand new. Do you think that might skew impressions somewhat?

 



Not all headphones change with burn in. My T1 really sounded bad out of the box and almost returned it after a week of buying it. DT250 on the other hand didn't change at all or very little. I don't know about Grados yet, I'm new with Grados (SR80i) and so far I'm impressed. I guess I like presentations leaning towards bright signature because it highlights details in mids and treble more than dark sound signature.

I have my eyes on SR325e as my next Grado.
post #107 of 1578

All of the Grados I own/owned need to burn-in IME, and only sound better and better with more hours.

post #108 of 1578
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Originally Posted by gregorya View Post



I would like to do a comparison myself but I wonder how easy it would be to do a fair comparison given that one pair is broken in and the other is brand new. Do you think that might skew impressions somewhat?

 



Not all headphones change with burn in. My T1 really sounded bad out of the box and almost returned it after a week of buying it. DT250 on the other hand didn't change at all or very little. I don't know about Grados yet, I'm new with Grados (SR80i) and so far I'm impressed. I guess I like presentations leaning towards bright signature because it highlights details in mids and treble more than dark sound signature.

I have my eyes on SR325e as my next Grado.


Good choice, one of my favorite models!

Main thing you will be getting is more/better bass...everybody likes more bass!!

post #109 of 1578
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Originally Posted by zapcovirtuoso View Post
 

Judging by their use of 'i' for improved I'd assume that 'e' stands for enhanced. I know SR is Stereo Reference. I used to think it stood for Sub Reference being that the Prestige line is below the Reference line.

 

*The “SR” of the Prestige series actually stands for “Sound Retriever” ;), it's from the year 1990.

 

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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

I couldn't help noticing that the back of the drivers in the new series looks pink (or maybe red?). Is that a hark back to the old, famous "pink driver" RS1s?

 

Quite possibly!


Edited by devouringone3 - 6/16/14 at 10:54pm
post #110 of 1578
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*The “SR” of the Prestige series actually stands for “Sound Retriever” ;), it's from the year 1990.

 

 

Quite possibly!

Ha ha ha, well they must've gone and changed the meaning of SR since then because I just asked them a few days ago when I was inquiring about a headband replacement. Too me it's still Sub Reference.

post #111 of 1578

I got that from 90s magazines (possibly out of Joseph Grado's mouth, I need to verify), so sure, it can be regarded as the old school nomenclature.

 

*Actually I think the SR325 was at one point their flagship, after their stock of HP 1000 ran out. So Stereo “Reference” was fairly accurate naming before the better Reference Series came out starting with the RS-1.


Edited by devouringone3 - 6/16/14 at 11:13pm
post #112 of 1578
I think you will find yourself liking them very much. They do require a fair amount of break in to really be themselves. Figure 100 hours +
Good luck and enjoy, one of my favorite Grados and I have had experience with all of them.
post #113 of 1578
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Originally Posted by Sense View Post

Well...I decided to go with the PS500e.

Fingers crossed that I like them. I know they aren't the Grado of choice around here...but who knows if the new ones will make a better impression on the Head-Fi Grado Fans.

Great choice in my opinion :beerchug: I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the PS500e.  Out of curiosity which Grado's have you listen to at this point?

post #114 of 1578
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Please re-read it...I plan on selling the PS1000. smile.gif  No reason to have both the PS1K and PS1Ke. 

wait my friend. I have a psk also.but please really listen to a new pske
first then make a decision to sell. Because they might be very different.
I bought an new mpro.now but i just ordered another old version mpro.
I decide to own both since their personalities are so different.
post #115 of 1578
In my experience.ps1000 and 500 don't need much burn in.
but gs1000 need very long time..rs1i need at least maybe100 hr.
gs1000 need even more.
post #116 of 1578
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Originally Posted by davi3z View Post


wait my friend. I have a psk also.but please really listen to a new pske
first then make a decision to sell. Because they might be very different.
I bought an new mpro.now but i just ordered another old version mpro.
I decide to own both since their personalities are so different.

I've decided to keep both the PS500 and PS500e because of the same reason, to different flavors of a great headphone.

post #117 of 1578
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Originally Posted by Oracle View Post

I've decided to keep both the PS500 and PS500e because of the same reason, to different flavors of a great headphone.
any difference between them?
post #118 of 1578
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Originally Posted by davi3z View Post


any difference between them?

Yeah I posted my review of them back on page 6 of this thread.

post #119 of 1578
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

I couldn't help noticing that the back of the drivers in the new series looks pink (or maybe red?). Is that a hark back to the old, famous "pink driver" RS1s?

 

Oh man I'm getting nostalgia from when I first joined Head-Fi and first knew of those.

post #120 of 1578
@Oracle: Do the PS500e have more sub-bass than the PS500?
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