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  1. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    Comfort foods (fatty, salty, acidic or sweet) have unhealthy (poor) numbers/metrics, but we love them. We know Grado does not measure well, but we love them the same way we love comfort foods. Heck, that is why certain people love tube amps and vinyls. We like distortion when it sounds more...
  2. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    My understanding is that X just represents both non and i and e versions. I could be and hope I’m wrong. I too waiting for RS1X. I really hope Grado does the RS1X justice. For some, like myself, RS1 always represented the best, quintessential sound of Grado.
  3. sling5s

    Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000 Discussion (and Appreciation) Thread!

    Only headphone I know that is both on ear and over ear at the same time. So hard to find a pair? Anyone want to let theirs go? or know of anyone?
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    Comment by 'sling5s' on listing 'ATH-AD2000'

    Still available?
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    Comment by 'sling5s' on listing 'Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000'

    Are these still available? Are the brainwavz thicker pads than original? Do they, the brainwavz, change the sound?
  6. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    The G Cush (and it's greater driver distance from the ear) tends to move everything (frequencies) up like your saying. Definitely has it's pluses and minuses. I'll probably have to learn to accept, appreciate and maybe even love the GS3000e for what it does and not demand and hate for what it...
  7. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    So comparing both 325e with L Cush and 325X with L Cush, the 325e is still more detailed but 325X with L Cush more smoother? By smoother do you mean more clean with less grain? So the 325X has more bass even with L Cush and less lower and mid treble? Personally I'm waiting for the RS1X and...
  8. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    Hemp being a F (flat) pad would not i imagine sound like a L Cush Grado nor a G Cush Grado (PS2000e).
  9. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    To me the Hemp is the polar opposite of HD800 in almost every way.
  10. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    As I wait for the RS X series (because the GS/PS, G Cush, as much as I love the soundstage and improved detail and imaging, just don't get me the upfront in your face sound), I wonder if Grado was going for the vintage "F pad" sound on the RS1e, but with the L Cush (but failed in the tonal...
  11. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    Ath-esw9, ath-w5000, dt48a
  12. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    Grado seems to make changes to their existing line every seven years (button to without button; "i" to"e"; ...) at least to my calculations. Wondering if this will be true for 2021. Wouldn't it be great if they came out with a new improved RS1"x" and returned the RS1 sound signature to what it...
  13. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    Yes, I know what you mean. I know my sr80e (and my rs1) is inferior to the esp950 and dt48, but I have more enjoyment and fun listening to the lowely sr80e.
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    Grado Fan Club!

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  15. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    I think what I'm saying as bass heavy comes from my reference point of what I remember of the old vintage grado with flats. To my recollection, they didn't have much bass. Grado's in general back then were pretty bass light. They had a touch of mid bass to give it that snap and bounce in the...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Isn't music more on the side/spectrum of subjective experiences and interpretations based my preferences than objective reality (sky being blue or green which are I got to say extreme contrasts)? Or take someone saying something tastes salty? Two people can disagree. One saying the pasta is...
  17. sling5s

    KOSS ESP-950 Thread

    Has anyone removed the foam covering the headphone driver? Results?
  18. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    Goes to show, different ears and different preferences. Both valid. :)
  19. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    Oh yeah...forgot about that. You are right. The plastic gimbals to cover the full circumstance from RS1 or 2 up. but you would think there would be more. Anyways, I don't have any gripe against Grado. :). Just what I tend to hear and observe from others. Back to the Hemp. I find the balance...
  20. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    In the 90’s Grado was (and still is) a boutique audio store. There was a charm to their handmade, homemade Brooklyn feel. There wasn't that much competition (Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, and few others). With the boom of portable audio created by apple iPod, the headphone market just sky...
  21. sling5s

    Grado Fan Club!

    Pulled a trigger on the Hemp, a Grado tuned to Flat pads, which to me is the definitive Grado sound, really captured my interest. I initially dismissed the Hemp because they just seemed to be retuned sr225e or sr325e drivers, and therefore not as resolving as the GH1 or RS2e, but Moon Audio's...
  22. sling5s

    KOSS ESP-950 Thread

    How do these (Koss ESP 95X) compare to ath-msr7: detail, mids and soundstage? I used to own the esp 950 but it's been too long to remember.
  23. sling5s

    Grado Modders Go Ypsilon (Elleven Acoustica drivers and builds thread)

    I have heard both P1 and R1 but never heard HP1000 but what is relevant is that P1 is more neutral than R1 and therefore I suspect closer to HP1000 sound. Furthermore, the P1 is tuned for Flat pads while the R1 for bowl pads so again, the P1 is going sound more like the HP1000, since the HP1000...
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