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post #361 of 6524
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

I am going to hold off and wait for the "a" series. I figured that going from 'i' to 'e' is 4 letters (going back), so 4 letters back from 'e' is 'a'.

 

Interesting that the PS500 is not included..

I thought it was going by vowels. So we will go from "i"mproved to "e"hanced to "a"dvanced and round back to "u"ltimate and finally "o"mg and finally run out of vowels

post #362 of 6524
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

ps500 and rs2e now have 44mm drivers according to grado's website. they used to be 40mm. dunno if the prestige series has gone from 40mm to 44mm drivers tho.

John Grado told me that only three (PS1ke, GS1ke, RS1e) are larger. I was very careful to ask about the plastic ring. He explicitly said that all the rest, including the Prestige series, are the same size as before. The drivers are 40mm, 44mm with the plastic ring.
post #363 of 6524
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Originally Posted by etnt View Post
 

I thought it was going by vowels. So we will go from "i"mproved to "e"hanced to "a"dvanced and round back to "u"ltimate and finally "o"mg and finally run out of vowels

 

Maybe it is. They could do a formal release on Wheel Of Fortune...."I'd like to buy a "vowel".

 

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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

John Grado told me that only three (PS1ke, GS1ke, RS1e) are larger. I was very careful to ask about the plastic ring. He explicitly said that all the rest, including the Prestige series, are the same size as before. The drivers are 40mm, 44mm with the plastic ring.

 

So if the Prestige series have 40mm (44 w/plastic ring), I assume the "e" PS/GS/RS have actual 50mm drivers, since they are set right into the wood housing w/no ring? Oh, I wasn't going to talk about this anymore....

post #364 of 6524
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

Yes, Grado has gradually gotten brighter, except for the PS500.

I will repeat again what I said earlier in the string and that boils down to the new out of the box SR60e sounded smoother and more refined than my many hours burned in SR60i, not at all brighter but better detail nonetheless. I should have a pair of PS500e in a month or two and can report thaen how it compares to my much listened to and liked PS500 which I have had for about two years.

I will also be getting an opportunity to listen to the PS1000e along the way in the not too distant future. Will report back then on my perceptions after listening. tongue.gif
post #365 of 6524
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

So if the Prestige series have 40mm (44 w/plastic ring), I assume the "e" PS/GS/RS have actual 50mm drivers, since they are set right into the wood housing w/no ring? Oh, I wasn't going to talk about this anymore....

It's a good question and I should have asked when I had him on the line, but I've already bothered them (and myself) twice about this so I leave it to another. I was interested most in knowing which were enlarged. I take that as settled now.
Edited by Claritas - 6/23/14 at 6:21pm
post #366 of 6524
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

John Grado told me that only three (PS1ke, GS1ke, RS1e) are larger. I was very careful to ask about the plastic ring. He explicitly said that all the rest, including the Prestige series, are the same size as before. The drivers are 40mm, 44mm with the plastic ring.

okay - thanks for clarifying
post #367 of 6524

I'm not going to start a new thread for this -

 

Just one question about the "e" headphones which are shipping to dealers in the "i" packaging.

 

Are the headphones imprinted as the "e" models?  Or are they imprinted as "i", leaving the only

way to tell they they are actually the "e" by the 1/8" plug and the red driver?

 

 

I want to order a set of RS1e's from a dealer, but she doesn't know if the ones she has are "i"s or "e"s.

And she's not willing to break the seal on the box to find out...but she assured me I can return them

if they are the "i" version. ( I already have the "i" version.)

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

Thanks in advance.

post #368 of 6524
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

I'm not going to start a new thread for this -

 

Just one question about the "e" headphones which are shipping to dealers in the "i" packaging.

 

Are the headphones imprinted as the "e" models?  Or are they imprinted as "i", leaving the only

way to tell they they are actually the "e" by the 1/8" plug and the red driver?

 

 

I want to order a set of RS1e's from a dealer, but she doesn't know if the ones she has are "i"s or "e"s.

And she's not willing to break the seal on the box to find out...but she assured me I can return them

if they are the "i" version. ( I already have the "i" version.)

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

Thanks in advance.

They are imprinted as "i", leaving the only way to tell they are actually the "e" by the 1/8" plug and the red driver... also the driver is not flush mounted, it sticks out 1/8th of an inch.

post #369 of 6524
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

just checked with my dealer. he should start getting the e series in over the next couple of weeks. already has some transitional models with the red drivers including the rs1, gs1000 and ps1000. tempted to give those a listen anyways.

What makes them "transitional models"?

post #370 of 6524
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

What makes them "transitional models"?

They are still marked as "i" series cans

post #371 of 6524

They don't have the "e" identifier but they have the "e" innards.

post #372 of 6524
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

They don't have the "e" identifier but they have the "e" innards.

Kinda similar to the RS1 buttonless that was a transitional RS1 between the original and the RS1i. In evolution, these are called transitional species. :p

post #373 of 6524
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

They are imprinted as "i", leaving the only way to tell they are actually the "e" by the 1/8" plug and the red driver... also the driver is not flush mounted, it sticks out 1/8th of an inch.

I appreciate that info.

 

Because thinking ahead a bit - or trying to - these might not be as easy to sell on the secondary market as 

actual "e" series headphones, imprinted as such.

post #374 of 6524
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

What makes them "transitional models"?

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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

They don't have the "e" identifier but they have the "e" innards.

yeah pretty much
post #375 of 6524
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Originally Posted by ESL-1 View Post



I will repeat again what I said earlier in the string and that boils down to the new out of the box SR60e sounded smoother and more refined than my many hours burned in SR60i, not at all brighter but better detail nonetheless. I should have a pair of PS500e in a month or two and can report thaen how it compares to my much listened to and liked PS500 which I have had for about two years.



I will also be getting an opportunity to listen to the PS1000e along the way in the not too distant future. Will report back then on my perceptions after listening. tongue.gif

 



Wow, that'll be an interesting comparison: an $80 pair vs a $1700 pair. smily_headphones1.gif

Something tells me the 60e will fare extremely well.

I'm loving these preliminary reviews. Thanks again everyone--keep up the fine work.

Sadly, as a result of these reviews, I am now considering 4 grados not just 1: 60, 80, ms1, 225.
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