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post #166 of 1005
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

I wonder how many people owned an (i) model of the same headphone…and got an (e) model to replace them for what ever reason, and didn't/couldn't tell the difference until they were told they have an (e) model. Speaking about the earlier (e) models of course, without an (e) on them.

 



Legally speaking, most every company "reserves the right" to deliver an equivalent value or demonstrably superior product if a particular item is out of stock or being discontinued.

Practically speaking, I find it very difficult to believe that the e series will be inferior in durability or quality. Based on what I've read and the few anecdotal reports trickling in, the e series features significant upgrades across the line and sounds a bit better than the i series.

Grado doesn't revise it's line very often, and given the list of changes, the e revision is a near comprehensive overhaul.
post #167 of 1005
moving right along... been rockin my buddy's rs1i. hoping to have it long enough to compare to the e model. interested to hear how the larger driver changes the sound if at all.

been looking around for a high-end open can for months now and gotta say that i'm surprised by how much i'm digging the rs1i more than anything else I've heard so far.
Edited by up late - 6/20/14 at 2:59am
post #168 of 1005

That's right folks, move along. Consider this the warning or find yourselves locked out of the thread if this continues - both of you.

post #169 of 1005
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

That's right folks, move along. Consider this the warning or find yourselves locked out of the thread if this continues - both of you.


 



Thanks anakchan. smily_headphones1.gif
post #170 of 1005
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Originally Posted by etnt View Post

I guess the difference in driver sizes should at least put to rest the rumor that Grado uses the same driver in all their headphones.

Though it might just evolve to "ps1ke, gs1ke, rs1e all use the same driver *yada* *yada* *yada*"...

lol! no getting away from it i guess. still the introduction of bigger drivers is kind of a big deal for grado.
post #171 of 1005
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Originally Posted by etnt View Post

Just got in touch with the local (singapore) distro, and according to them, their current stock are already "e" except for the physical marking on the cans. Those with "e" marking are arriving in mid Jul.

 



Just got a call from the retailer. My 325e has just arrived. Can't wait to pick it up later. It's going to be a long night for me tonight. That's for sure. lol smily_headphones1.gif
post #172 of 1005
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Originally Posted by etnt View Post
 

Just got in touch with the local (singapore) distro, and according to them, their current stock are already "e" except for the physical marking on the cans. Those with "e" marking are arriving in mid Jul.

 



Just got a call from the retailer. My 325e has just arrived. Can't wait to pick it up later. It's going to be a long night for me tonight. That's for sure. lol smily_headphones1.gif


Be sure to post some impressions

post #173 of 1005

Are we sure the 50mm driver for the RS1e isn’t a typo… I think it is

 

The pics of the RS1e (a surprise update for a unit still labelled RS1i but with red magnets) from the RS1i appreciation thread still shows the driver to be the same diameter as before - 40mm - same as the PS500 the pics compare it against. 50mm drivers would show a bigger difference in the shell and the foam bowls.

 

the driver is mounted differently and the bowl is slightly different to account for this but it’s clearly not a 10mm difference.

 

post #1092 in RS1i thread

post #174 of 1005
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post
 

Are we sure the 50mm driver for the RS1e isn’t a typo… I think it is

 

The pics of the RS1e (a surprise update for a unit still labelled RS1i but with red magnets) from the RS1i appreciation thread still shows the driver to be the same diameter as before - 40mm - same as the PS500 the pics compare it against. 50mm drivers would show a bigger difference in the shell and the foam bowls.

 

the driver is mounted differently and the bowl is slightly different to account for this but it’s clearly not a 10mm difference.

 

post #1092 in RS1i thread


My understanding was that the RS1 was the first headphone in the line up to get the full upgrade....so I believe the 50mm driver to be accurate.

 

I am sure hoping so

 

For me personally, that is the main reason that I would want to upgrade my RS1...I don't really care about the different metal used or the upgraded cable.....but the bigger driver sounds tasty.


Edited by whirlwind - 6/20/14 at 3:35am
post #175 of 1005
it's on grado's website - doubt that they're mistaken
post #176 of 1005

hmm, from the RS1 thread, it seems the L-cush are slightly different which I would assume applies to the G-cush too since the drivers are bigger.

 

*tin foil hat on*

wonder how the pad change will affect the sound of the older series. Maybe should start stocking up on the old L and G cushes...

post #177 of 1005

Well, that would mean that the RS1i that shipped with the red magnet driver will not be the same as the new RS1e that some expect to ship with 50mm drivers. because that red magnet RS1i in the other thread does not have a 50mm driver.

 

Or, alternately, the RS1e will still use a 40 mm driver and the wood cups and metal gimbals have not drastically increased in size between the old model and new. I'm betting on this option but I guess I need to wait till someone has a properly branded RS1e (and not a stealth upgrade RS1i, which is not totally conclusive) and can take measurements (but note that the pics of the RS1e on the Grado website sure look like it's 40mm -  a 20% increase in diameter of the cups would be noticeable in pictures, imo)

 

anyway, time will tell. I am interested in reading some impressions of the RS1i vs RS1e. I have an RS1i now and really like it.

post #178 of 1005
what's with the conspiracy theory? looking at the grado site now which has also had a makeover and it states "The RS1e places a 50mm dynamic transducer and an 8 conductor cable design in an open-air configuration". grado's not going to make a glaring error like that about its revamped line up.
post #179 of 1005
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

what's with the conspiracy theory? looking at the grado site now which has also had a makeover and it states "The RS1e places a 50mm dynamic transducer and an 8 conductor cable design in an open-air configuration". grado's not going to make a glaring error like that about its revamped line up.

 

Grado didn't make their website though. They supplied the copy text, but someone else will have created the web page. Possibly someone who knows/cares little about headphone driver sizes and made (or failed to spot) a simple error.

 

It's also quite possible Grado read through and signed off on the page without spotting the error. Anyone who's built websites for customers knows how often this happens :D 

post #180 of 1005

That said, from the pictures we've seen so far, the RS1e driver does look fairly different (as opposed to the PS500e driver, which looked the same as the PS500)

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