or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Grado e Series
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Grado e Series - Page 29

post #421 of 6514
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
 

Just received my RS1e this afternoon and enjoying some Black Keys, Zeppelin, Beck and Hendrix.  I'll give some impressions after some extended listening and burn in.  But for now here's some pics.

 

  


Congrats....interested in hearing your impressions....also, nice list of music.

 

 

Also, anybody that can tell mow how to get the spoiler tags working on these forums.

Thanks!

post #422 of 6514
Quote:
Originally Posted by up late View Post

sweet cans. congrats man.

Thanks up late.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wonka2013 View Post


I'm anxiously awaiting your comparison to the PS500e's which I just received. I've read every comparison that I could find between the previous models and it seems like 50/50 as to which one people prefer. I'm very impressed by the PS500e's so far.

I'll be sure to include this comparison when I review the RS1e, because I already own the PS500 and am trying to decide if I like the newer PS500e or RS1e for my second Grado in my collection.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by gregorya View Post


Congratulations on the new RS1e. Have you had the RS1i in the past?

I have owned the RS1i for about 30 days before returning them but that was a while ago so I don't think I would be the best person to try and compare them.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Congratulations on your new RS1e's

Enjoy!

Thanks joseph69.

post #423 of 6514
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazex View Post


Not always...many times existing stock (whatever it may be) is sold at a discount.

no not always but usually. sure there are discounts to clear existing stock and introductory offers for new products, but prices tend to go up not down - just like the cost of living. so it's not surprising that the new e series comes with a price increase.
Edited by up late - 6/25/14 at 5:44am
post #424 of 6514
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

Cool! Can you give us a shot or two of the front of the drivers (with the pads removed)?

Yeah, there's already some pictures out there but here's a few more.  :regular_smile :

 

    

post #425 of 6514
thanks for posting the pics oracle. those drivers definitely look larger than the ones in the rs1i that i have.
post #426 of 6514
Quote:
Originally Posted by music101 View Post

I kind of read it as a sign that I shouldn't be buying from a company that won't give a straight answer about what has and has not been updated.

 

Maybe their manufacturer doesn't give them any straight answers :rolleyes:

post #427 of 6514
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oracle View Post

Yeah, there's already some pictures out there but here's a few more.  regular_smile%20.gif


    
Beautiful headphones. Thanks for the pics.
post #428 of 6514
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
 

Yeah, there's already some pictures out there but here's a few more.  :regular_smile :

 

    

 

Thank you. It is obvious that it is the original driver size with a plastic ring around it. You can see how the inner part of the pads have been stretched around the outer plastic ring. And there are still 25 holes on the driver cap. Note that Grado did not say it was a larger driver, just a 50mm driver, which is true if you include the outer ring. But I still feel it is kind of misleading. To some, 50mm would instinctively indicate a larger "new "driver. So it must be a different diaphragm material or shape of the diaphragm that accounts for the change in sound?

post #429 of 6514
well it's not obvious to me. just going by the pics the surface area of the drivers look larger than the rs1i's that i'm holding. the only way to know for sure would be to compare an rs1i and rs1e side by side. should be able to do that in the next couple of weeks.
Edited by up late - 6/25/14 at 6:17am
post #430 of 6514

yeah… These pics are the same as the unbranded RS1e pic with red magnet drivers from a few months ago. I didn’t expect much else, really, but wanted to wait.

 

Like Beagle said, it’s clear that the open part of the driver is the same 40mm as it is now. the pad inside diameter is bigger to go around the black plastic. 

 

It’s a new driver, I don’t doubt (refined, more efficient, etc), but any claim of a 50mm driver isn’t accurate if one looks at the actual moving portion and not the surrounding frame.

 

and then keep in mind that the grado PS500e page still says the PS500e uses a 44mm driver when both our own measurements and John Grado himself (over the phone to a member here) said that the PS500e didn’t get a newly sized driver and it seems clear to me that there’s some differences in opinion or confusion over there as to how to label the size of these drivers in their promotional material.

 

Now, I don’t want to have to go over this again. Sure, I’m a little bummed out that Grado couldn’t be more accurate describing the physical size of the driver but the only reason we have so many posts about this in this thread is because of the ridiculously dismissive and aggressive attitude of some posters here when this was first brought up. I would think people wouldn’t be so quick to aggressively defend and apologize for a manufacturer in the future when there’s actual pictorial evidence to back up a claim.

 

personally, despite the size issue, I’m still very anxious to hear more reviews on the RS1e (as I have the RS1i). Heck, maybe a few months form now, I bite the bullet and spring for one so I can hear for myself. 

 

 

edit:we don’t need a comparison to an RS1i. we already have pics of the RS1e with a PS500 and the drivers were the same size. And Oracle can just measure the portions of the RS1e directly. inside portion, outside plastic and wood sleeve OD for reference. However, that said, I am at this point much more interested in more listening impressions than size measurements as the size question is answered.


Edited by LCfiner - 6/25/14 at 6:16am
post #431 of 6514
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
 

Just received my RS1e this afternoon and enjoying some Black Keys, Zeppelin, Beck and Hendrix.  I'll give some impressions after some extended listening and burn in.  But for now here's some pics.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

  

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 


Congrats....interested in hearing your impressions....also, nice list of music.

 

 

Also, anybody that can tell mow how to get the spoiler tags working on these forums.

Thanks!

 

like that ?? it took me a while(a looooooong while) to figure it out lol

 


in the reply window make sure you've got your "more" options opened

click the quote button as normal, when you have  the quote you are referring to in the reply window

highlight what you want as your spoiler , the old left click and drag.

while you have the portion highlighted, go up to the editing bar options  and select the icon for a quote, or message, its in between " and </>

an "enter spoiler window" will open with the part you wanted "spoiled" in the content part

if thats right, hit submit, and the part you want spoiled should be highlighted within the quote box

then move cursor out of the quote box, into where you normally reply, and proceed on !!

post #432 of 6514

You guys are just obsessed with the driver size…relax, no matter the size of the driver, I'm sure there going to sound like a Grado. Most everyone on this thread is complaining/turning it into a debate, and I would like to continue reading impressions on the new (e) models, but its getting ridiculous with all this petty bullxxxx about a difference of 6mm or what ever. If you feel you are being mislead, then don't buy them, or if you want a 50mm driver buy a different brand if its that important too you. It has already been explained that the driver itself (not including the housing) is the same dam size, come on now! :confused_face_2:

post #433 of 6514

I’m pretty chill, dude. My previous post was the last post on it since we finally got pics of a branded RS1e and not the surprise unbranded RS1i model.

 

I know some people think it doesn’t matter... but it does. I’m sorry but these are basic things that shouldn’t even be up for questioning. Especially since so many people browse head-fi for purchase advice and use it to determine where to spend their money. A company being clear as to what they are offering is important. And considering that there’s nowhere else on the forum to even ask these questions (the fan club thread is off limits for any questions or critiques) of course we’re gonna ask here.

 

Anyway, I’m just waiting for more listening impressions just like everyone else.


Edited by LCfiner - 6/25/14 at 7:06am
post #434 of 6514

Apparently no one owns a ruler.

post #435 of 6514
Quote:
Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

You guys are just obsessed with the driver size…relax, no matter the size of the driver, I'm sure there going to sound like a Grado. Most everyone on this thread is complaining/turning it into a debate, and I would like to continue reading impressions on the new (e) models, but its getting ridiculous with all this petty bullxxxx about a difference of 6mm or what ever. If you feel you are being mislead, then don't buy them, or if you want a 50mm driver buy a different brand if its that important too you. It has already been explained that the driver itself (not including the housing) is the same dam size, come on now! :confused_face_2:

 

Geez, relax man. Just pointing out a few observations. You don't have to read everything if you don't want to.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Grado e Series