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post #481 of 2897

I am not very familiar about the code in different series, what is the chronological order for the ps series ?

 

Is it PS1000, PS1000i and now PS1000e ?

 

And if someone can direct me or quickly tell me what is "e" technology is ? and maybe sound difference ?

 

Sorry if above questions were answered already, didnt have time to read all 32 pages.

post #482 of 2897
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

I am not very familiar about the code in different series, what is the chronological order for the ps series ?

 

Is it PS1000, PS1000i and now PS1000e ?

 

And if someone can direct me or quickly tell me what is "e" technology is ? and maybe sound difference ?

 

Sorry if above questions were answered already, didnt have time to read all 32 pages.

 

 

Ooops never mind, just found a very good overview of PS1000 vs PS1000e from MacedonianHero.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/520884/ps1000-appreciation-thread/900

post #483 of 2897
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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post
 

I am not very familiar about the code in different series, what is the chronological order for the ps series ?

 

Is it PS1000, PS1000i and now PS1000e ?

 

And if someone can direct me or quickly tell me what is "e" technology is ? and maybe sound difference ?

 

Sorry if above questions were answered already, didnt have time to read all 32 pages.

There was only a PS1000 and the new PS1000e…there was never an (i) version.

post #484 of 2897
Nothing to see here...congrats to the USA and Germany!
Edited by Focker - 6/26/14 at 11:55am
post #485 of 2897

Thanks for the heads up, even more locations to scout out when we go to Chi town next!

post #486 of 2897
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

[quote name="joseph69" url="/t/722571/grado-e-series/465#. Take others choices for you with a grain of salt!
Good luck
[/quote]

Umm, no, he can take it for what it was -the honest opinion he asked for

I hope I'm not taking this the wrong way! I didn't say a word about any post you might have made. Whats your point here???

I think I gave him an honest answer too use his own discretion/hearing, not others!

post #487 of 2897
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

I hope I'm not taking this the wrong way! I didn't say a word about any post you might have made. Whats your point here???

I think I gave him an honest answer too use his own discretion/hearing, not others!

 

Check your PM

post #488 of 2897
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Originally Posted by etnt View Post

If you haven't actually heard the grados before, I'd actually suggest starting low and see if you like the sound before going further up.

 

imo, grado is an "acquired taste". Most either love or hate it, and outside of a grado thread, I would not recommend a grado to anybody.

 



Absolutely. In the absence of any clear evidence that higher priced grado's are superior, or even significantly better, I bet low.

I've searched through numerous grado threads, including the explicit comparison threads, and there is nothing even approximating consensus. The rank order of the SR models seems to be completely random.

Even if someone comes along to 'defend the honor' and superiority of the highest priced grados, the track record of prior posters suggests otherwise.
post #489 of 2897
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just received response from todd : Got it – you are #5 on the list


Congrats , Jay.

post #490 of 2897
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


just received response from todd : Got it – you are #5 on the list
I pm'd Todd about getting on the GS1000e loaner list too. Very interested to see what all the fuss is about.
post #491 of 2897
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Originally Posted by etnt View Post
 

If you haven't actually heard the grados before, I'd actually suggest starting low and see if you like the sound before going further up.

 

imo, grado is an "acquired taste". Most either love or hate it, and outside of a grado thread, I would not recommend a grado to anybody.

 



Absolutely. In the absence of any clear evidence that higher priced grado's are superior, or even significantly better, I bet low.

I've searched through numerous grado threads, including the explicit comparison threads, and there is nothing even approximating consensus. The rank order of the SR models seems to be completely random.

Even if someone comes along to 'defend the honor' and superiority of the highest priced grados, the track record of prior posters suggests otherwise.

Prestige Series

Reference Series

Statement Series

Professional Series

 

All of these different models have significantly different sound signatures…it all depends on what you like, regardless of the price/higher end.

A great example is my personnel experience having tried the GS1Ki (not for me), and having owned the PS1K's (very nice…but again, not for me). Both of these models are higher priced than the my RS1i's (which are the ones for me). So it all depends on the individuals preferences. Hearing is knowing what you like…not reading. You can only get a basic idea/opinion of the different model sounds by reading, so if possible listen for yourself, and trust your own ears.:smile: 

post #492 of 2897
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

I'll throw out a 2nd vote for the PS500s. I've heard everything in the line (pre-e) except the PS1ks, and IMO if you really want a clear step up and the budget is there, go for the 500s. The 225s and 325s, to me, are more like stepping stones, whereas the 500s have become one a backbone of my headphone group. And that's not to say the others aren't great headphones, cause at their respective price points I feel they are. But I just don't find myself asking "what if" with the 500s with the intent of replacing them. Just one Grado lover's opinion :)

 

Hey Focker, long time no chat ;). Hope this isn't too OT, but I'm guessing you find the Grados to pair well with the Meier Classic? Any particular thoughts on that combination? 

 

If this is too far afield for this conversation, feel free to PM me. :)

post #493 of 2897
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

They weren't rude -- "dry" is an excellent characterization. I had a really good demoing there anyway. I just the Chicago location is nicer, though apparently it has fewer Grados.

I actually agree - the guys in Chicago seem to be extra personable while the hinsdale location just is. Man the Chicago location has some KILLER Wilson Sophia's up in the loft. Less Grados to try (only up to 325, while hinsdale has all the upper level Grados) but some other cool stuff. But try those Wilson's for sure.
post #494 of 2897
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post
 

 

Hey Focker, long time no chat ;). Hope this isn't too OT, but I'm guessing you find the Grados to pair well with the Meier Classic? Any particular thoughts on that combination? 

 

If this is too far afield for this conversation, feel free to PM me. :)

 

Hey stranger! I typically use my LIttle Dot I+ for my Grados most of the time. I occasionally use my Meier Jazz with the PS500s, but otherwise I use the LD. I use the Classic predominantly with my Audeze phones since they like the extra juice. So in all honesty, I just don't have that much head time with the Grado/Meier combo. When I bought my LD, I had a tube guy who was really familiar with that amp, and he made a recommendation for some Telefunken AEG tubes that just really hit the mark the first time. So that's what I've used every since :)

post #495 of 2897
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

There was only a PS1000 and the new PS1000e…there was never an (i) version.

 

is this a mistake ?

 

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_24593_Grado-PS1000i.html

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