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post #376 of 6520
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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.


 Shoot for the 225 if you can swing it.  One of Grado's sweet spots.

post #377 of 6520
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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.

Seriously…if you get the chance, listen to the RS1i/e whatever, you may save yourself some cash in the long run, unless you want to experience the different sounds and journey, or own 4 pairs of Grados.

post #378 of 6520
yeah other folks impressions can be helpful but they're no substitute for hearing a can yourself. that's been my experience anyways.
post #379 of 6520

The 'e' series is not good news in one way. Having been given a SR-60i, I was impressed. After much dithering (80i? 225i? 325? RS1i?), I recently bought the RS1i while still being curious about the others. With uncharacteristic self-discipline, I finally persuaded myself not to accumulate more Grados. But then came the 'e' series...

post #380 of 6520
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yeah other folks impressions can be helpful but they're no substitute for hearing a can yourself. that's been my experience anyways.

No, you definitely need too hear them for yourself!

post #381 of 6520
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Seriously…if you get the chance, listen to the RS1i/e whatever, you may save yourself some cash in the long run, unless you want to experience the different sounds and journey, or own 4 pairs of Grados.

 



I should clarify that I am considering several, but plan on only buying 1 pair. My original price point was $100: 60, 80, ms1/125. I read the rave review of the 225 and added that to my list as well, despite it being 2X my original price point.

As far as the RS1, if I were to spend that much, I would get the PS500 instead.

What I'm looking for is the grado signature sound, but in a slightly mellower flavor. I think the PS500 qualifies. Also, based on the modest amount of info I can piece together from early reviews, the e series seems to fit the bill as well (see the comments re the 60e for instance).

It seems detailed reviews are still a few weeks off. And comparison between various grados will take some time to compile also.

I should be ready to buy a pair in 4-6 weeks. No rush. I'm open to buying 2 different pair.
post #382 of 6520

Alessandro models are less aggressive than the Grado models, this I can tell you from owning the MS2i.

post #383 of 6520
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The 'e' series is not good news in one way. Having been given a SR-60i, I was impressed. After much dithering (80i? 225i? 325? RS1i?), I recently bought the RS1i while still being curious about the others. With uncharacteristic self-discipline, I finally persuaded myself not to accumulate more Grados. But then came the 'e' series...

Are you glad you bought the RS1i?

post #384 of 6520
Yes. I use them with the G cushions, however.
post #385 of 6520
how does that affect the sound? do you lose any of the midrange?
post #386 of 6520
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yeah other folks impressions can be helpful but they're no substitute for hearing a can yourself. that's been my experience anyways.

 



To be honest every time I read something about Grado cans in the past it always give me an impression that it's deprived of bass, too thin and very bright and harsh. Attributes which I associate with cheap cans.

This is the reason I never bothered trying Grado's when I set out to look for my first can. I was keeping my choices between the usual suspects (Beyerdynamic, Sennheisers, Audeze, AKG) and finally settled and got the Beyerdynamic T1 which I still love.

Only until several weeks ago when I first tried an SR60i while auditioning a DAP, instantly I got curious and quickly did a research. Then 2 weeks ago I decided to dip my toes and bought an SR80i. A week later here I am with my 2nd pair with 325e.

I have a strong feeling this is not my last. Dammit ...
Edited by headwhacker - 6/23/14 at 10:21pm
post #387 of 6520
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Originally Posted by up late View Post

yeah other folks impressions can be helpful but they're no substitute for hearing a can yourself. that's been my experience anyways.

 



To be honest every time I read something about Grado cans in the past it always give me an impression that it's deprived of bass, too thin and very bright and harsh. Attributes which I associate with cheap cans.

This is the reason I never bothered trying Grado's when I set out to look for my first can. I was keeping my choices between the usual suspects (Beyerdynamic, Sennheisers, Audeze, AKG) and finally settled and got the Beyerdynamic T1 which I still love.

Only until several weeks ago when I first tried an SR60i while auditioning a DAP, instantly I got curious and quickly did a research. Then 2 weeks ago I decided to dip my toes and bought an SR80i. A week later here I am with my 2nd pair with 325e.

I have a strong feeling this is not my last. Dammit ...

 

I've only used the SR60i (hoping to get my hands on something from the e-series soon though) ;)  They are technically thin (they definitely aren't thick by any means), but the sound is very good, especially if you give it a good source (file/song) to play from. 

post #388 of 6520
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Originally Posted by music101 View Post

What I'm looking for is the grado signature sound, but in a slightly mellower flavor. I think the PS500 qualifies. Also, based on the modest amount of info I can piece together from early reviews, the e series seems to fit the bill as well (see the comments re the 60e for instance).
 

You should really look at the Alessandro series if you are looking for a mellower grado sound.

post #389 of 6520
@ headwhacker - yeah well it's such a subjective thing. unless you know that your hearing and preferences are similar to the person who's sharing their listening impressions then it's a crapshoot.
Edited by up late - 6/23/14 at 11:48pm
post #390 of 6520

Man Grado's are beautiful, have to thank covert affairs for showing them off. I only want wood cups but the cheapest one's are just too expensive for me at $500.

 

If I were to get a pair of SR80e or SR125e and get some Vibro cups would that sound good? Otherwise I'd just get the SR225e and leave them stock. 

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