omg the ps-1's are speakers
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Originally Posted by fewtch
Nope, and the longer I go with out hearing them the better off I probably am
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I wouldn't worry about it if I were you, based on your predilection for Senns you probably wouldn't like 'em anyways....
 
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Originally Posted by Wmcmanus
Nice headphones, they are. Very nice, in fact. Speakers they are not!

Oh, I get the point, and do agree that there is a certain rockability to these headphones since they produce such awesome, clean bass, and do not give up any detail elsewhere. They really are magical in many ways, but their flat soundstage is typical of headphones and this is where a good speaker system will pull you into the music in a way that the PS-1's cannot. That said, oddly enough, I agree that the $1,400 price tag is actually reasonable under the circumstances. I've also found the PS-1's to be remarkably source and amp neutral. They really are nowhere as finicky as the R10's or Omega II's. This is not to say that they do not improve as the rest of the chain improves, but they sound wonderful out of a META 42 and PCDP.



You guys are killing me.
 
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Although I haven't had the experience you have with the cream of the headphone crop (you lucky so and so
), so far at least, these are the headphones that have made me miss my speakers the least.



I repeat...You guys are killing.
 
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I repeat...You guys are killing.


There's a certain PS-1's hype nowadays...
 
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I repeat...You guys are killing.


BTW Tom, I was lying about Senn lovers not liking them, I just wanted to get fewtch to try 'em!
 
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guys and gals have you ever noticed the black circle ring that holds the metal cup on the headband is actually the same metal then the cup itself, just painted black with a sharpie marker? I can see the marker strokes easily....I remember the rs-1's being a platic ring.

i think its pretty cool that grado has done it, something different but sharpie markers are cool for such a small company.
 
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no kidding? they're metal. Never really noticed.

One thing I don't like about the headphones is how that ring presses against the chord when tilted the right way.
 
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bhd, are the ps-1s comfortable? for some reason, they look very heavy to me.
 
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yeah i noticed that to, hell i probably spent a good hour just looking at them.

I am amzed of how the metal cups look and feel, so heavy and bold..the weight of the cups sort of clamp your ears tight. reminds me of the clamp on the 650's well you know different of course but for grados they are tight, then again they are still new.....but i like the feeling of it so im not going to bend the band or anything


i also noticed with the rs-1's there are two different leathers on the headband, a softer one on the bottom and a hearder one on the top. with the ps-1's you have the softer on both sides.
 
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and also the wire mesh grill on the ps-1's seem to bubble out more then i would of expected, i thought it would be flat but it bubbles out.

after work tonnight ill take some pron pics





cant wait!
 
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bhd, are the ps-1s comfortable? for some reason, they look very heavy to me.




well for me personally they are the heaviest headphones i have seen, the 325's are to some to be heavy but these are totally different. it feels like they are almost into the punds weight..lol


but the weight seems to work well with the headband in creating a tight feel.
and the sound is well worth the weight of them.


if you walk around with them youll feel the weight easy, but if you sit and relax then it goes away...then again as soon as you plug them in and hear them then the weight seems to slide away


buy them try them, thats the best thing i can say
 
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LOL, Grado's that sound like speakers?

Have you ever heard the AKG K1000's yet?

-Ed
 
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Originally Posted by gpalmer
I wouldn't worry about it if I were you, based on your predilection for Senns you probably wouldn't like 'em anyways....


I don't see why... liking Senns doesn't mean I dislike other cans.
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BTW Tom, I was lying about Senn lovers not liking them, I just wanted to get fewtch to try 'em!



Never mind... LOL!
 
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Originally Posted by adhoc
bhd, are the ps-1s comfortable? for some reason, they look very heavy to me.



I want to answer this too.
They are extremely heavy. I have a headache this morning because I wore them for like four hours last night. My head is starting to adjust to the pressure though.

Take the uncomfortability of grado sr60s, and triple the weight.
 
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