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post #991 of 2512

Not sure if I posted this here yet, but for Montreal (and nearby) folks, Audioville on Rue Saint-Denis has a couple pairs of PS500's (not RedEyes) for 500CDN+tax, in case if that interests anyone.

post #992 of 2512
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

 

Sure thing. The first pair I got had a cup that kept dropping out. What I found was that it was a small slice in the cable. You know those little notches on the headband? If the cable doesn't stay right in that notch, the cable damages very easily. To me the cable is like a piece of licorice. I returned it for a replacement, and on the next pair the sound was fine, even good, but the ear cup on one side slid up and down the notches so easily that it was driving me crazy trying to get them on my head without it changing position. They just aren't what I was expecting at all. I'm not saying they don't sound good, cause they do. But I've had the Beyer DT1350s for over two years and that's more my idea of durability. The Amperiors just weren't for me and I very rarely, if ever, use them nowadays.  

 

Most people feel as you do, I just have had a poor experience personally. That's why I mentioned this as an example, cause as much as I hate the Amperiors, it wouldn't prevent me from buying another Sennheiser in the slightest. 

 

I see.  I should have said that I too find the cable somewhat thin. That would be my only issue with them so far.

 

Cheer!

post #993 of 2512
Ended up sending my PS500e's back. Cost me $31 which annoyed me a bit but what can ya do? Hopefully they'll send me a new pair, I'll be majorly pissed off if I have to wait while they try and repair those ones.
At least I have my SR225e's to keep me entertained in the meantime.
post #994 of 2512
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Ended up sending my PS500e's back. Cost me $31 which annoyed me a bit but what can ya do? Hopefully they'll send me a new pair, I'll be majorly pissed off if I have to wait while they try and repair those ones.
At least I have my SR225e's to keep me entertained in the meantime.

What was wrong with them?
post #995 of 2512
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What was wrong with them?
I made a detailed post about the multiple issues I had with them a couple of pages back but the major issue was that they were wired out of phase so I had to send them back.
Edited by chailee80 - 7/18/14 at 6:48pm
post #996 of 2512
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I made a detailed post about the multiple issues I had with them a couple of pages back but the major issue was that they were wired out of phase so I had to send them back.


Hopefully you get it straightened out.  Unfortunately Grado has a long history of QC issues, sometimes the most little nit picky types of things from finishing to proper driver matching ...etc.

 

Seems to be the "nature of the beast" when issues like this sneak by Grado QC.

 

Do yourself a flavor and email Grado almost insisting that you would like a cosmetically perfect, sonically perfect pair to be sent in return. Remind them that you are in Australia and not across the street.

 

As much as I like Grado products I still feel that they are best purchased in person so you can examine them for any defects.  I speak from past experiences with a few sets that were less than perfect and needed rectifying a few times over.

 

This is not to say that other manufacturers don't suffer from QC issues, they do.

 

Once you get your "perfect"  pair back it will be well worth it.  Keep on top of it .... make sure they make it right.

post #997 of 2512

Now I want to see measurements of the new E series. We need to see if it really improved in the ringing department since that is what Grado is boasting with the new polycarbonate material etc... If a Grado does not ring, it could be the most engaging sound in the world since I do love the grado tonality.

 

The ringing is the only thing that lets me move on right away. I hope it is finally cured! If there are no measurements by the end of the month, I guess I'll have to get an sr60e to see if the improvement is there... then if it is... time to get my favorite looking Grado... The RS2 :D


Edited by donunus - 7/21/14 at 3:20am
post #998 of 2512

well, not sure if we’ll get CSDs anytime soon. maybe at goldenears.net... Tyll and headroom record FR, square waves and impulse but not CSDs over a frequency range. I doubt that all e series get measured at the other site, either...

 

if you can score an older Magnum build using the aluminum sleeves and aluminum 325 cups, you’ll end up with something close to an RS1i without ringing. there are measurements of the magnum drivers (and, yes, I owned one and can verify the sound) and it’s a high end grado with less ringing in the HF. only downside is comfort - it’s heavier than a 325 due to the aluminum sleeves.

post #999 of 2512

Saw something strange on the Canadian Grado distributor website: http://www.gradoheadphones.ca/comparative_chart.htm

 

The PS500e is listed at 300g (down from PS500's 350g), but the RS1e has stayed at 310g. Is this true? Does the PS500e actually weigh less than the RS1e?

post #1000 of 2512

I'll await confirmation from somebody with actual experience, but I'd be surprised if the PS500e weighed less than the RS1e and GS1Ke. 

post #1001 of 2512

I'm gonna say that the chart is probably bogus. I can say that the ps500e was heavier than my SR225e, i dont have scales that sensitive but to me it felt like more than a 20g difference. It also lists the sr325e as heavier than the ps500e, i would have thought the mahogany inside the metal cups would make the ps500 heavier unless the alloy they're using is even lighter than aluminium.

post #1002 of 2512

also, the sensitivity values on the chart are wrong. they’re old values.

 

I wouldn’t pay much mind to the numbers that the Canadian site has listed, tbh.

post #1003 of 2512
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also, the sensitivity values on the chart are wrong. they’re old values.

I wouldn’t pay much mind to the numbers that the Canadian site has listed, tbh.

Yeah, I noticed that too. It should be "dB". "db" sounds fishy.
post #1004 of 2512
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

also, the sensitivity values on the chart are wrong. they’re old values.

I wouldn’t pay much mind to the numbers that the Canadian site has listed, tbh.

Agreed, we are known for our Maple syrup and back bacon, not our website accuracy... Breakfast, here I come!
post #1005 of 2512
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Agreed, we are known for our Maple syrup and back bacon, not our website accuracy... Breakfast, here I come!

Oh yeah! I didn't know the meaning of the word "breakfast" till I visited Canada.
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