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May 11, 2016 at 7:26 PM Post #31,951 of 47,843

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HEY GUYS! DID YOU GUYS HEAR ABOUT THE NEW GRADO..... oops nevermind, I guess you already heard! :D

Oh wallet where art thou!?
 
May 11, 2016 at 9:57 PM Post #31,952 of 47,843

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From TTVJ:
http://www.head-fi.org/content/type/61/id/1631708/width/350/height/700[/IMG

Note the lack of protrusion of the 50 mm driver above the wood edge! Wooden it be mind-blowing if they also had burned them in for at least 300 hours prior to sale!? Those 50 mm drivers in the RS1e, PS1000e, and GS1000e REALLY benefit from burn-in.

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[B][url=http://www.head-fi.org/t/530965/grado-fan-club/31710#post_12534166]Comparison[/url] of same pair of GS1000e to Grado HP1000 over 13 months (> 250 hrs of use)[/B]

Also available at 4ourears.com (Grado's own store).[/quote]
so it's right under the ps1000e.

Will we have a ps2000e soon???
 
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May 11, 2016 at 11:45 PM Post #31,954 of 47,843

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Alright guys, who bought it already?
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Considering they used maple for the inner housing, will this headphone be limited edition? You'd have to wonder how much Grado listened to the GH1 community when swapping cushions and how that benefited the sound. That could be some inspiration for this hybrid.
 
Is this the most open frequency response headphone Grado has ever made? It's apparently 4 - 51,000 hz.
 
The Grado Labs site has some info on the cable:
 
In addition every component in the GS2000e is considered carefully, the new purpose built 50 mm drivers, the 12 conductor ultra high purity copper cable and ear cushions, all work together for an engaging musical experience.

 
For all the hype building now, I set my expectations that this headphone will be a merriment of the GH1 w/G and PS1k. Here's hoping it isn't as heavy as the PS1k or the Hifiman HE-6 where I feel like I'm wearing 2 full size speakers on my head!
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Been listening with my new GH-1s lately. I'm pretty new to this high end headphone thing, and was wondering if anyone can link to some audio/music which illustrates the "soundstage" of these headphones. I'm listening to my AAC music which is 256kbps through my Mac's headphone jack and im not sure if I can comprehend what the soundstage is.
 
Cheers
 
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  Been listening with my new GH-1s lately. I'm pretty new to this high end headphone thing, and was wondering if anyone can link to some audio/music which illustrates the "soundstage" of these headphones. I'm listening to my AAC music which is 256kbps through my Mac's headphone jack and im not sure if I can comprehend what the soundstage is.
 
Cheers

It's not the format, but the song.
 
 
May 12, 2016 at 12:41 PM Post #31,958 of 47,843

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  Been listening with my new GH-1s lately. I'm pretty new to this high end headphone thing, and was wondering if anyone can link to some audio/music which illustrates the "soundstage" of these headphones. I'm listening to my AAC music which is 256kbps through my Mac's headphone jack and im not sure if I can comprehend what the soundstage is.
 
Cheers


This article will be very useful for you - http://www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary
 
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May 12, 2016 at 1:30 PM Post #31,959 of 47,843

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Well, well, well....got an email about these this morning:
 
http://gradolabs.com/headphones/statement-series/item/46-gs2000e
 
*Edit* Oops. Seems a few folks saw it ahead of me. LOL
 
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  Been listening with my new GH-1s lately. I'm pretty new to this high end headphone thing, and was wondering if anyone can link to some audio/music which illustrates the "soundstage" of these headphones. I'm listening to my AAC music which is 256kbps through my Mac's headphone jack and im not sure if I can comprehend what the soundstage is.
 
Cheers


The thing that helps me set the benchmark for how big a soundstage can on a headphone is having access to a higher end reference setup. My brother has a completely balanced setup in a Sennheiser HD800 and Hifiman HE-6 going through Schiit Mjolnir 2 amp with the Benchmark DAC 2. For all the headphones I've heard, the HD800 balanced is the soundstage King. If you have a local Hifi shop nearby you could audition some other headphones to get a good idea about soundstage width.
 
Some of my own personal reference material in regards to soundstage:
 
David Bowie – Scary Monsters songs Ashes to Ashes, Fashion
Let’s Dance songs China Girl, Title Track
 
Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms songs Money For Nothing, Walk of Life
Frank Zappa – Joe's Garage song Watermelon in Easter Hay
Huey Lewis & The News – Sports song Heart & Soul
Led Zeppelin – II
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
Radiohead – OK Computer song Subterranean Homesick Alien
Rage Against The Machine – S/T
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Majik
Rush – Hemispheres song La Villa Strangiato
Permanent Waves song Freewill
Moving Pictures songs Red Barchetta, YYZ
Power Windows song Mystic Rhythms
 
Talking Heads – Remain In Light, Speaking in Tongues
The Cure – Pornography
The Smiths – Meat is Murder, Strangeways, Here We Come
U2 – The Joshua Tree
The Unforgettable Fire songs Pride, Wire,
War songs New Years Day, Refugee
 
Yes – 90125 song Owner of A Lonely Heart
Fragile song Roundabout
 
Yes the list looks like old grandpa music but it's tough to find reference albums in the modern age. The closest to it would be some Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson solo, and Opeth clean vocal stuff.
 
May 12, 2016 at 2:20 PM Post #31,962 of 47,843

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  Been listening with my new GH-1s lately. I'm pretty new to this high end headphone thing, and was wondering if anyone can link to some audio/music which illustrates the "soundstage" of these headphones. I'm listening to my AAC music which is 256kbps through my Mac's headphone jack and im not sure if I can comprehend what the soundstage is.
 
Cheers

See if you can find a test disk from Chesky records, some of the better recorded stuff.  also have binaural recordings which are great on headphones
 
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Comparing Grado GS100e, SR325, SR325i
 
I am rapidly converging on my goal of updating my rank ordering of 13 Grado models on the criteria of transparency, bass, soundstage, and treble (see link in my signature) to reflect my current inventory of 24 Grados (yike!).  
 
As I analyze the set of 3-way comparisons, I find one hole is that I have not compared my Grado SR325, acquired rather recently, to anything.
 
So here goes.  As always, one may look here for specifics on the tests.
 


Comparison of Grado GS1000e, SR325, and SR325i.
 
Here are the results (higher numbers are better):
 

 
As improved as my GS1000e is from over 250 hours of use over the past 11 months, it still has a tubbiness and congested quality to its bass, yet does not achieve the same degree of Grado transparency that I love.  The SR325, which is the original release of the SR325 series that became SR325, SR325i, SR325is, and SR325e, scores a bit higher than the GS1000e on all tests except soundstage, the closely-associated positional resolution, and treble detail as measured by "finger pluck."  The SR325i, outsores the SR325 on all counts.
 
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In this thread, I proposed starting a separate thread to compare Grado headphones to each other, following the example of @Giogio in his thread "Huge Comparison of [Almost} All Bluetooth Headphones."  Folks supported the idea of starting a separate thread devoted to comparing two or more Grados, rather than adding it as a discontinuous topic here in the Grado Fan Cub thread.  The new thread will invite input from all Grado fans active here, but will emphasize the comparison of two or more pairs of Grados to each other.   I hope to begin it with a "Huge" comparison of over 20 Grados, based on my over two dozen three-way comparisons of Grado models, such as the one above.
 
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  Been listening with my new GH-1s lately. I'm pretty new to this high end headphone thing, and was wondering if anyone can link to some audio/music which illustrates the "soundstage" of these headphones. I'm listening to my AAC music which is 256kbps through my Mac's headphone jack and im not sure if I can comprehend what the soundstage is.
 
Cheers


The thing that helps me set the benchmark for how big a soundstage can on a headphone is having access to a higher end reference setup. My brother has a completely balanced setup in a Sennheiser HD800 and Hifiman HE-6 going through Schiit Mjolnir 2 amp with the Benchmark DAC 2. For all the headphones I've heard, the HD800 balanced is the soundstage King. If you have a local Hifi shop nearby you could audition some other headphones to get a good idea about soundstage width.
 
Some of my own personal reference material in regards to soundstage:
 
David Bowie – Scary Monsters songs Ashes to Ashes, Fashion
Let’s Dance songs China Girl, Title Track
 
Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms songs Money For Nothing, Walk of Life
Frank Zappa – Joe's Garage song Watermelon in Easter Hay
Huey Lewis & The News – Sports song Heart & Soul
Led Zeppelin – II
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
Radiohead – OK Computer song Subterranean Homesick Alien
Rage Against The Machine – S/T
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Majik
Rush – Hemispheres song La Villa Strangiato
Permanent Waves song Freewill
Moving Pictures songs Red Barchetta, YYZ
Power Windows song Mystic Rhythms
 
Talking Heads – Remain In Light, Speaking in Tongues
The Cure – Pornography
The Smiths – Meat is Murder, Strangeways, Here We Come
U2 – The Joshua Tree
The Unforgettable Fire songs Pride, Wire,
War songs New Years Day, Refugee
 
Yes – 90125 song Owner of A Lonely Heart
Fragile song Roundabout
 
Yes the list looks like old grandpa music but it's tough to find reference albums in the modern age. The closest to it would be some Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson solo, and Opeth clean vocal stuff.


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