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Oct 24, 2023 at 3:38 AM Post #63,001 of 64,506
Well thanks for all the replies ..it seems there is a lot of love for the RS2X , but not much mention of either the GS1000X or RS1X I guess the laws of hifi diminishing returns comes into play at the RS2X level upwards … so that maybe the one to get as I am a great believer in the sweet spot as regards VFM …
 
Oct 24, 2023 at 3:47 AM Post #63,002 of 64,506
Well thanks for all the replies ..it seems there is a lot of love for the RS2X , but not much mention of either the GS1000X or RS1X I guess the laws of hifi diminishing returns comes into play at the RS2X level upwards … so that maybe the one to get as I am a great believer in the sweet spot as regards VFM …
The RS2x responds well to both EQ and pad rolling so I use them for all genres of music
 
Oct 24, 2023 at 8:10 AM Post #63,003 of 64,506
Well thanks for all the replies ..it seems there is a lot of love for the RS2X , but not much mention of either the GS1000X or RS1X I guess the laws of hifi diminishing returns comes into play at the RS2X level upwards … so that maybe the one to get as I am a great believer in the sweet spot as regards VFM …
The RS1-X is a fantastic headphone well worth a listen and it has bigger driver than the RS2x and also has cocobolo, hemp and maple wood
 
Oct 24, 2023 at 10:28 AM Post #63,004 of 64,506
So, after getting the GH2 a couple of nights ago, I got a GH4 tonight.

Curious to know your impressions and comparison, as it's been forever since I've heard a GH2.

In other news, finally sold my Hemp last night after several weeks on the market. The darker muddier sound signature just wasn't for me. Hope the new owner enjoys it!
 
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Oct 24, 2023 at 10:42 AM Post #63,005 of 64,506
Curious to know your impressions and comparison, as it's been forever since I've heard a GH2.

In other news, finally sold my Hemp last night after several weeks on the market. The darker muddier sound signature just wasn't for me. Hope the new owner enjoys it!
Congrats on the sale! I tried for weeks, but still have mine. Hopefully I can move them as we get closer to Christmas.
 
Oct 24, 2023 at 12:16 PM Post #63,006 of 64,506
Rich Grado confirmed in email today that there will not be a PS500x. Those 5 available PS500e with X-series drivers installed was as close as youre going to see.

I followed up by asking what gets closest to PS500e’s sound that is available now or soon. I specifically likened PS500e to a bassier RS2e/x as example. Will update with response.
 
Oct 24, 2023 at 5:36 PM Post #63,011 of 64,506
Rich Grado confirmed in email today that there will not be a PS500x. Those 5 available PS500e with X-series drivers installed was as close as youre going to see.

I followed up by asking what gets closest to PS500e’s sound that is available now or soon. I specifically likened PS500e to a bassier RS2e/x as example. Will update with response.
I have a friend who has one of those 5. I have yet to hear it. He says it fingerprints like crazy though, so there is that.
 
Oct 24, 2023 at 9:18 PM Post #63,012 of 64,506
I followed up by asking what gets closest to PS500e’s sound that is available now or soon. I specifically likened PS500e to a bassier RS2e/x as example. Will update with response.

When I demoed the entire X-series line (minus the SR125x) at Toronto Audiofest last year, the GS3000x stood out due to how much midbass impact it had. Significantly more than anything else in the X lineup, and it's the only one with metal, so that's probably your best shot. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go to TAF this year, which was actually just last weekend.

However, I wasn't a fan of the X-series sound signature overall when compared against the E-series, other than the GS1000x, which to me was a "fixed" GS2000e as that one to me was a huge miss. (I mained the GS2000e for about 2 years, too, until the GS3000e came along!) Bought my GH4 immediately after TAF knowing it was the last great headphone of the E-series era.
 
Oct 24, 2023 at 9:46 PM Post #63,013 of 64,506
So interesting how our tastes are different...

I love the RS2x, has good bass (but lite compared to SR325x).

Hated the RS2e... Screaming ear piercing banshee with no bass.

Love the all-rounder SR325x, so much better than the SR325e..

I've said this before, but the SR225e and SR60e were my favorites of the "e" series.
 
Oct 24, 2023 at 10:30 PM Post #63,014 of 64,506
So interesting how our tastes are different...

I love the RS2x, has good bass (but lite compared to SR325x).

Hated the RS2e... Screaming ear piercing banshee with no bass.

Love the all-rounder SR325x, so much better than the SR325e..

I've said this before, but the SR225e and SR60e were my favorites of the "e" series.
That's strange I thought many loved rs2e. I actually quite like rs1e , one of the mellow sounding grado
 
Oct 24, 2023 at 10:38 PM Post #63,015 of 64,506
That's strange I thought many loved rs2e. I actually quite like rs1e , one of the mellow sounding grado
Like I said, we all have different tastes
 

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