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Jan 11, 2014 at 6:18 AM Post #11,431 of 50,662

whirlwind

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  i only have a couple hours on the new rs1's so i won't say much, other than there is quite a big difference in sound from them to the sr80, more than i thought there may be
 
what i can say with easy confidence, is even with a short time using them i can tell that these are almost exactly what i was hoping they would be.  and they're super comfy thanks to the not-flat pads (these are the bowls, right?), more of an over-ear fit than on-ear.  oh, and they look fantastic!

 
The longer you listen to them, the more you are going to like them and come to appreciate the sound.
 
It took me quite some time to really be able to appreciate just how good of headphone that these are.
 
Jan 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM Post #11,432 of 50,662

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My impression of the RS1i is like you took a rough 325i and really really gave it a good polish. Just cleans everything up and makes it clear and bright (not in a bad sense) . You really DO feel like you are listening THROUGH the headphone not TO the headphone, if that makes any sense. Oh yeah and the Woo WA6 is on my very short list for my 'End Game' amp, or maybe an ALO Pan-Am. Nice thing about the ALO is it has a dac built in, but it isn't as shiny as the Woo:)
 
Jan 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM Post #11,433 of 50,662

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  Enuff  GS1k talk....I am getting a little ancy here     
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 ps500, g-cush comes pretty close, less $$
 
Jan 11, 2014 at 9:56 AM Post #11,434 of 50,662

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 ps500, g-cush comes pretty close, less $$


 The PS500 is still on my radar, along with an LCD and I have to admit, the talk of the new lighter weight HiFiMan HE400i and HE560i have my interest....so I think I will be waiting a few months before I make the final decision
 
Jan 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM Post #11,435 of 50,662

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 The PS500 is still on my radar, along with an LCD and I have to admit, the talk of the new lighter weight HiFiMan HE400i and HE560i have my interest....so I think I will be waiting a few months before I make the final decision

i really like where i'm at can wise, the lcd2, the he-5le, and the gs1000i and rs1i, the one headphone out there i'd like to hear would be the alpha dog, its the only one that i might make a run at , barring any impulses taking hold !
amplification wise , other than wanting to try the woo wa6, all my schiit(vali, lyr, mjo) does a real good job
happy with the wadia, and the ifi idac i'm really pleased overall with my system !  its been a fun year !
 
Jan 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM Post #11,436 of 50,662

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  i really like where i'm at can wise, the lcd2, the he-5le, and the gs1000i and rs1i, the one headphone out there i'd like to hear would be the alpha dog, its the only one that i might make a run at , barring any impulses taking hold !
amplification wise , other than wanting to try the woo wa6, all my schiit(vali, lyr, mjo) does a real good job
happy with the wadia, and the ifi idac i'm really pleased overall with my system !  its been a fun year !

 
That is quite the arsenal of headphones
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Jan 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM Post #11,438 of 50,662

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Guys, i'd like your opinions please...
 
I have an absolutely raging urge to mod/buy cans at the minute... however as i'm at uni my funds are tight and my mum is watching what I buy like a hawk!
I was thinking I could do things that she couldn't see... got a headband on the way that she won't notice, changed cushions (unnoticed), but now i'm wanting to woody my cans... as a start, could I possibly liberate my drivers, and get some inner shells made, whilst still using the stock 125i outer shells?
Would it be worth it? would it make that much of a difference?
 
Jan 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM Post #11,439 of 50,662

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I've never tried wooden sleeves in the plastic shells, but I expect it would make a difference.
 
LOL...interesting project...a "sleeper" modded Grado. Maintain the appearance as much as possible, but supercharge it under the hood :)...
 
Jan 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM Post #11,440 of 50,662

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  I've never tried wooden sleeves in the plastic shells, but I expect it would make a difference.
 
LOL...interesting project...a "sleeper" modded Grado. Maintain the appearance as much as possible, but supercharge it under the hood :)...

Meh, if it can get the shells made, i'll give it a go!
If it fails then i'll just get some full cups and i'll take the ear bashing :p

I like the idea!
Like an old Ford Escort Royal Mail van that I saw... it was rusty as hell, but actually had a pristine Ford Escort RS Cosworth Turbo engine under the hood :wink:
 
Jan 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM Post #11,441 of 50,662

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Indeed :). I thought of doing something like this a while ago, but got distracted...Have fun!
 
Jan 11, 2014 at 3:12 PM Post #11,442 of 50,662

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  i really like where i'm at can wise, the lcd2, the he-5le, and the gs1000i and rs1i, the one headphone out there i'd like to hear would be the alpha dog, its the only one that i might make a run at , barring any impulses taking hold !
amplification wise , other than wanting to try the woo wa6, all my schiit(vali, lyr, mjo) does a real good job
happy with the wadia, and the ifi idac i'm really pleased overall with my system !  its been a fun year !

 Alpha Dogs just came up for sale on the Recent Discussions!
 
Jan 13, 2014 at 5:50 PM Post #11,443 of 50,662

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i'll do my reading, not to worry...but anyone have a quick favorite pad choice to use with the RS1i?  right now i really like the comfort and sound of the small bowls that came with, and i did not like the change in sound very much when i used the small flats from the SR80
 
what about the huge bowls, any luck there?  or quarter-modded something something?  is it right to tape the bowls on these cans (i will anyways of course just to try)
 
thanks
 
ps. these are just amazing.  i can't get enough listening time, they're just so good...never heard such a smooth sound (whatever that even means).  and the biggest surprise....while not my first choice by any stretch, they actually aren't bad with hip hop or electronic music thanks to the more extended and well textured bass
 
Jan 13, 2014 at 6:39 PM Post #11,445 of 50,662

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  You should try the TTVJ Flat pads which is what the RS1 came with way back when...

 
agree, the flats and the L's, the only pads i like with the rs1
 

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