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By the way folks,

Just for general information I came across the What Hi-Fi DAC review main page.

http://www.whathifi.com/products/hi-fi/dacs

 

I like the look of this Naim unit. All the right plus points in all the right places, i.e. the sound. Built in DAB/FM radio too, so perfect for a desktop. Only does up to 96KHz though, which is the general sampling rate of most easy access online HD-audio.

http://www.whathifi.com/naim/unitiqute/review


Edited by GreenBow - 4/23/15 at 2:02am
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Hi guys. Is there a big positive difference in sound going upwards from the SR225e to the SR325e?

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Originally Posted by HarleyZK View Post

Have any PS500e owners tried the G-cush on their cans and also have heard a PS1000 (e or normal). I'm wondering how much futher the PS1000 takes you beyond this combination. If anyone could chime it'd be appreciated. I enjoy the PS500e a lot, and I tried my G-cush with them which sounded good to me but the treble was too pronounced for my tastes.
Putting g cush pads on the ps500 is nothing like the ps1000 imo. I actually thought it ruined the sound of the ps500. The ps1000 to my ears basically takes the ps500 sound and gives you a much bigger soundstage as well as more extension in the bass and treble.
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Hi guys. Is there a big positive difference in sound going upwards from the SR225e to the SR325e?


I have no idea, but this info might help a little bit. In post 594 on the following thread, I reply to someone who compared the 325is and the 225i, having owned both. (I quoted the comparison in my reply so you don't have to go looking for it.) http://www.head-fi.org/t/160938/grado-sr225-thread/585 

 

I hope someone answers you as you can see it's something I'd love to hear. I was also reading the (very long) Grado Fan Club thread. Someone there mentioned having owned the 225i and bought the 325is. They said it was just slightly better in some ways. I saved the link so I can post it here too. Look on post 1397 on here. http://www.head-fi.org/t/530965/grado-fan-club/1395

 

Sorry I can't really help. If I get the 325e soon though I will let folk know the difference. I have the 225i/e-drivers; however I can't be sure that mine have the 225e housing. (Probably though.)


Edited by GreenBow - 4/24/15 at 4:05am
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Hi guys. Is there a big positive difference in sound going upwards from the SR225e to the SR325e?

 

I haven't heard the SR325e, but from what I have read, the RS2e, and the SR325e, are the e serie's two most popular models.

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I haven't heard the SR325e, but from what I have read, the RS2e, and the SR325e, are the e serie's two most popular models.


 

 

The new SR325e is much better than the MS2 I bought nine years ago.   The treble of the MS2 would bother me sometimes (the SR325 from back then would have been downright painful).   The treble of the new SR325e is just about perfect - no problems so far.  I absolutely love the new e series.

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The new SR325e is much better than the MS2 I bought nine years ago.   The treble of the MS2 would bother me sometimes (the SR325 from back then would have been downright painful).   The treble of the new SR325e is just about perfect - no problems so far.  I absolutely love the new e series.

 

As somebody who've inner ear pain, i second this. the 325e doesn't bother my ear pain even after an hour of listening to them (while i can't wear my old sr60 and the new sr80e).

 

So.... it's awesome.

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Ditto 325e comments above vs 225. I have or do own 80i/e, 225i, 325i/e, RS2e, MS2, RS1, PS500e.

 

The 325e is, in my opinion, the best starting point for Grado's, particularly if you have a treble sensitivity. They sound fantastic, are built beautifully, extend reasonably low and are not overly bright They are first pair of Grado's I've ever owned that I could actually say I could live with - in the absence of any other cans.

 

In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the RS2e isn't much of an upgrade, and you'd be better served grabbing the PS500e instead. The latter are simply fantastic... as are the PS1000es, but that's a whole different ballpark.

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This is a repeat of the gist of a post I wrote earlier in the Grado Fan Club thread. I am aware that there are some PS500 available at the moment at a cheaper price than the PS500e. I'm looking for advice as to whether I should go for the older, cheaper model (with a better plug), or go for the PS500e This purchase will be to console me for having ended up with red driver Frankenstein RS-1i/e which I don't like much.
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This is a repeat of the gist of a post I wrote earlier in the Grado Fan Club thread. I am aware that there are some PS500 available at the moment at a cheaper price than the PS500e. I'm looking for advice as to whether I should go for the older, cheaper model (with a better plug), or go for the PS500e This purchase will be to console me for having ended up with red driver Frankenstein RS-1i/e which I don't like much.


The original ps500 is tilted more towards the bass, quite bassy and dark overall. The ps500e balances things out a bit more, still quite bassy but not as dark sounding. If i had to rank them in terms of darkness i'd go rs1e > ps500 > ps500e > rs1i.

I prefer the newer 1/8" plugs as its much easier to handle them with a 1/4" adapter than it is handling a 1/4" plug with a 1/8" adapter.


Edited by chailee80 - Today at 4:45 pm
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The original ps500 is tilted more towards the bass, quite bassy and dark overall. The ps500e balances things out a bit more, still quite bassy but not as dark sounding. If i had to rank them in terms of darkness i'd go rs1e > ps500 > ps500e > rs1i.

I prefer the newer 1/8" plugs as its much easier to handle them with a 1/4" adapter than it is handling a 1/4" plug with a 1/8" adapter.


Thanks very much for this. I have a 500, and have toyed with getting a 500e. I'm not keen on it, though, as I've heard no diffs whatsoever with 80i/80e and RS1i/RS1e.  What amp are you using to do the comparisons?

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Thanks very much for this. I have a 500, and have toyed with getting a 500e. I'm not keen on it, though, as I've heard no diffs whatsoever with 80i/80e and RS1i/RS1e.  What amp are you using to do the comparisons?


I use them with my marantz m-cr603 cd receiver and i have my pc connected to that via an optical cable. If you found the rs1i too bright and the ps500 too dark then the ps500e would probably suit you well as it sits somewhere inbetween them.

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