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post #11 of 18
I've owned a few differant pairs of Grados. Excellent cans! The RSs's, IMO, are more for classical music and the like. They really don't pack the punch you need for rock & roll/hip hop. For today's music I'd recommend the SR225i. These may be the best rock & roll headphones ever made.
Also, the SR60 may be the best buy for your money of any headphones made.
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I was just thinking weather I would need a AMP with the DAC, seen as the DAC does amplify well (It turns up so load the speakers hit the plastic in my headphones) Isnt that not what amplification is?
That's like the headphone abuse equivalent of holding down a car brake and the accelerator at the same time just to see how much smoke and squealing can emit from the tires.

I think you should upgrade to the SR225i, not the RS1i.
    
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That's like the headphone abuse equivalent of holding down a car brake and the accelerator at the same time just to see how much smoke and squealing can emit from the tires.

I think you should upgrade to the SR225i, not the RS1i.
Yeah but I am just giving an example, its not that I like to do it while there on my head.
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post #14 of 18
You really have to listen to the RS1s before you buy them. You can't simply go on people's opinion, especially when dropping major money on them. Grados have a very interesting sound and not all people like them. The RS1s IIRC were more balanced sounding with a slight sound stage to them compared to the SR60/80/325s.

If you're seriously looking at headphones for dubstep though, I have to advise on another pair of headphones. Many other headphones will do better for dubstep and as for amping these Grados, I do believe you will see a difference, but it depends on the amp used. You'll have to do more research on this if you ultimately decide to get Grado RS1s.

IMO, you're looking more for Modded Denon D5000s to control the bass on those.
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for gaming or music appreciation?
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post #16 of 18
if he has the budget to get some RS1 then he should be able to afford just about anything. How about some ultrasone pro 900? those are bass monsters, should be perfect for dubstep. Or even some thunderpants, both about $550 new.
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Well, RS1s are around 600-700 new I believe. That's kind of an odd price point in headphones. There's a large group in the 200-300ish range and also at the $1k range. I'm admittedly not too framiliar with your DAC, but if I remember right it's a fairly budget model. The route I probably would go with is Denon D2000 + DAC/AMP (amp part not required, but good for future upgrades). The D5000 would fill your budget alone, but I didn't think they offered much improvement over the D2000 when I heard them. Ultrasone is also a viable direction, and maybe the Beyers (definitely would need an amp then).
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Well, RS1s are around 600-700 new I believe. That's kind of an odd price point in headphones. There's a large group in the 200-300ish range and also at the $1k range. I'm admittedly not too framiliar with your DAC, but if I remember right it's a fairly budget model. The route I probably would go with is Denon D2000 + DAC/AMP (amp part not required, but good for future upgrades). The D5000 would fill your budget alone, but I didn't think they offered much improvement over the D2000 when I heard them. Ultrasone is also a viable direction, and maybe the Beyers (definitely would need an amp then).
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