- Jun 19, 2008
Well after going back and forth between the HE-560 and the GS1000e, the clear winner for me & my amp/dac & ears is the GS1000e. Although the GS don’t do everything perfectly (not sure any headphone does) it comes awfully close. The highs are airy, smooth & extended. The all important mids are “just right” for me. Not too forward, not too laid back, very enjoyable. Vocals, strings, horns, snare drum, tom-toms, guitar sound “right”. Instrument timbre is as close to perfect as I’ve heard. As Swspiers pointed out in his review of the new e GS, listening at moderate listing levels offers a nearly perfect level of detail and perspective into the music. Bass is ripe, taught & extended. The GS will not go down to sub-woofer levels but is very satisfying and punchy and in no way light with my Vortuge Pure II. Sound stage is more expansive & immersive than any headphone I’ve heard to date (including the PS-1000e). The ultimate headphone demonstration disc completely illustrates this. To hear the level of detail and clarity on other headphones I compared I need to boast the volume by 30% or so.
I’m returning the HE-560 but would like to hear the PS-1000i as a comparison. I could possibly justify both if I like the PS on at least 30% of my recording and for the right price.
May I ask if you find the GS1000e has less overall (including bass) less distortion comparing to the HE-560? How do you find the GS1000e handle complex (i.e. many instrument playing together) music?
I recently acquired a SR325e for office listening. I like the SR325e and is now seriously considering to get a GS1000e for home listening. Thanks!