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post #856 of 4701
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

I'm glad you like the name. I'd probably just call it "Grado red eyes" or "red eyes" for short but I honestly like your proposal just as much. So long as we all know what it means. biggrin.gif

People rocking those specific headphones all have red eyes... I mean RedEyes tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
post #857 of 4701
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

I'm glad you like the name. I'd probably just call it "Grado red eyes" or "red eyes" for short but I honestly like your proposal just as much. So long as we all know what it means. biggrin.gif
+1 I concur on your name choice.
post #858 of 4701
Ok, I guess we can settle on calling them "RedEyes"! biggrin.gif
post #859 of 4701

I think thats a good name too!

post #860 of 4701
I introduced the name to the "Grado Fan Club!" thread. Let us see if it catches on.
post #861 of 4701
Also just installed Tapatalk APK on my BlackBerry Q10 to keep up with the excitement! biggrin.gif

Sent from my Q10 using Tapatalk
post #862 of 4701

Can someone give me a tl;dr of this 58 page thread and the whole "e" thing?

 

I'm located in Canada, and this is the price at which headphones are available to me:

1) Alessandro MS1i 100$  (plus a carrying case)

2) SR60i - 79$

3) Sr60e - 89$

4) SR80i - 129$

5) SR80e - 139$.

 

Any reason to buy anything but the ms1i?

 

Should I hold out in expectation of the MS1e?

 

I'm looking for a pair of headphones to plug into my guitar amp, so I thought it has to be a grado. 


Edited by tquickbrownfox - 7/12/14 at 4:18pm
post #863 of 4701
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Originally Posted by tquickbrownfox View Post
 

Can someone give me a tl;dr of this 58 page thread and the whole "e" thing?

 

I'm located in Canada, and this is the price at which headphones are available to me:

1) Alessandro MS1i 100$  (plus a carrying case)

2) SR60i - 79$

3) Sr60e - 89$

4) SR80i - 129$

5) SR80e - 139$.

 

Any reason to buy anything but the ms1i?

 

Should I hold out in expectation of the MS1e?

 

I'm looking for a pair of headphones to plug into my guitar amp, so I thought it has to be a grado. 

 

There's been confirmation earlier in this thread that Alessandro are already selling the 'MS1e', but they aren't going to change the name. So, assumig you buy direct from Alessandro, that's what you'll get!

post #864 of 4701
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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post
 

 

There's been confirmation earlier in this thread that Alessandro are already selling the 'MS1e', but they aren't going to change the name. So, assumig you buy direct from Alessandro, that's what you'll get!

Oh. sry, i should have made more of an effort looking it up.

 

The 100$ for ms1i is on craigslist. I guess that makes ms1e 109+tax/shipping.

 

How big of an improvement is the ms1e (or whatever they're calling the e upgrade) over the ms1i?


Edited by tquickbrownfox - 7/12/14 at 4:46pm
post #865 of 4701
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

Here are my thoughts...barely (if any) differences between the first generation and subsequent "i" generation....so.... ;)


I don't understand how somebody with such good judgment in audio gear can be such a bad judge of hockey teams? Quite baffling really.

post #866 of 4701
I figured out a DIY hearing test using the virtual grand piano in Apple’s Garage Band software and Wikipedia’s table of piano note frequencies. I had made a mistake of an octave on the piano I had used as a reference, but now my memory is refreshed about the results of the hearing test I had at the Induction Center back in the 1970’s; my hearing isn’t much different from then, if any. It starts to fade at about 1400 Hz and I am deaf as a post around 1600 Hz. (I can hear well down to at least 10 Hz.) Obviously I can’t fully appreciate my new RS1i’s, but I can fully appreciate what they do for me; and it is still very surprising that I could hear distinct differences among all the Grado models I tried. For those who can perceive ten times the frequency range I can they must sound lush indeed. Maybe RS1e’s or GS1000e’s some day...
post #867 of 4701
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Originally Posted by Hadrosaur View Post

I figured out a DIY hearing test using the virtual grand piano in Apple’s Garage Band software and Wikipedia’s table of piano note frequencies. I had made a mistake of an octave on the piano I had used as a reference, but now my memory is refreshed about the results of the hearing test I had at the Induction Center back in the 1970’s; my hearing isn’t much different from then, if any. It starts to fade at about 1400 Hz and I am deaf as a post around 1600 Hz. (I can hear well down to at least 10 Hz.) Obviously I can’t fully appreciate my new RS1i’s, but I can fully appreciate what they do for me; and it is still very surprising that I could hear distinct differences among all the Grado models I tried. For those who can perceive ten times the frequency range I can they must sound lush indeed. Maybe RS1e’s or GS1000e’s some day...

I really suspect you need to add a zero to all your reported frequencies.
post #868 of 4701
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

I really suspect you need to add a zero to all your reported frequencies.
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

I really suspect you need to add a zero to all your reported frequencies.

The highest piano note I can hear (and that is faint) is a G6. 1568 Hz. The Army figured I was too deaf to pull a trigger. “We are concerned that you might suffer further hearing loss if exposed to lound noises."
post #869 of 4701
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Originally Posted by Nerrel View Post
 

I got the 225e today and have just started listening.  I never heard the 225i, so I can't exactly say which generation changed what, but there's a very pronounced difference between the original and e series. 

 

The soundstage is definitely more similar to my RS1i's and has a similarly airy quality, but while keeping the 225's sound signature.  It really does sound exactly the way you'd expect the 225s to sound with a little of the RS1's more open soundstaging.  Obviously, this change came with the i series, but there's also a noticeable smoothness to the entire frequency range over the old 225s. 

 

Edit: forget everything about the bass.  My EQ was accidentally bumped up. 

 

The build quality is very tight and the headphones feel much better than the old models in that regard.  The cord is much thicker and shorter, pretty much the same length as the RS1i.  I wasn't entirely on board with the 1/8" jack, but the included gold 1/4" adapter looks so natural that you may not even know it's removable at a glance.  You could easily treat this as a 1/4" by just never removing it.

 

I'm already be able to say these are definitively better than the old 225's.  I never thought the RS1is were that much better than the 225s, but better enough to be worth having.   The e series improvements seem to have closed the gap to the point where I'm not sure I'd buy the RS1 over again.  The difference was much larger than I expected.   I really wonder if the RS1e's would be worth upgrading to as well, but I don't think the differences between the i and e models will be as major with that model...

 

 

Nice, I will probably buy the 225e next week.

post #870 of 4701
I've had 225i and 225e here for the week, and I'm very familiar with 225i previously. They don't sound so much alike. The initial e series impressions of more bass and less treble are right but that's only part of the story. Each does some things better and it's always a trade off. Choosing between them comes down to personal preferences.

I've also had 80i and 80e here for a couple of days, and I noticed that there's a much bigger gap between 80e and 225e than there was between 80i and 225i. 80i is 90% of 225i, but 80e is 70% of 225e. If you want an e series SR, 225e is worth the extra hundred bucks.
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