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Well, it took much longer than I thought it would, but my Grado's....

....look a bit different .

Some of you might know what I'm talking about, some of you might not. Expect some pics tomorrow if I get around to it.

Best wishes all.
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@Aura
is it like your avatar?


on another note:
does owning HD205's and HD555's count for entrance?
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Yes! I just ordered the Grado GS-1000, has anyone here tried it?
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Yes! I just ordered the Grado GS-1000, has anyone here tried it?
what are you using for source and amp? Personally I would have went for RS1's
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what are you using for source and amp? Personally I would have went for RS1's
Two sources, Denon DVD-757 (for cd, a-dvd, sacd) and X-Fi Fatal1ty output through optical to a Denon AVR-687. 3 Amps, the Denon AVR-687, Grado RA-1, and the Woo Audio 6 (just ordered).

The GS-1000's bass and detail is supposed to be better than the RS-1. Those who tried both won't disagree.
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Two sources, Denon DVD-757 (for cd, a-dvd, sacd) and X-Fi Fatal1ty output through optical to a Denon AVR-687. 3 Amps, the Denon AVR-687, Grado RA-1, and the Woo Audio 6 (just ordered).

The GS-1000's bass and detail is supposed to be better than the RS-1. Those who tried both won't disagree.
I decided to go with the RS-1 after listening to them both on a Ray Samuels amp.
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I decided to go with the RS-1 after listening to them both on a Ray Samuels amp.
It's different on tube amps.

The RS-1 works fine with SS. However, the GS-1000 is recommended to be powered by a tube amp and when it is, it sounds better than the RS-1.
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Two sources, Denon DVD-757 (for cd, a-dvd, sacd) and X-Fi Fatal1ty output through optical to a Denon AVR-687. 3 Amps, the Denon AVR-687, Grado RA-1, and the Woo Audio 6 (just ordered).

The GS-1000's bass and detail is supposed to be better than the RS-1. Those who tried both won't disagree.
the RA-1 is kinda like a glorified cmoy... the Woo is a pretty decent amp, no idea how it will work with the gs1000 though. Honestly I'd upgrade those sources before dropping so much into headphones.

and there are actually lots and lots of people who have heard both and gone the RS1 route

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I decided to go with the RS-1 after listening to them both on a Ray Samuels amp.
a fine example backing up my point.

Quote:
Originally Posted by m11a1 View Post
It's different on tube amps.

The RS-1 works fine with SS. However, the GS-1000 is recommended to be powered by a tube amp and when it is, it sounds better than the RS-1.
that is subjective. I'm not saying they aren't good cans, which they are. they are great cans, but if you enjoy the Grado house sound then the gs1000 is not for you.
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post #2239 of 37795
That optical out from the X-Fi will be okay. Certainly a dedicated DAC will be superior in your rig, but I think for now it will be manageable.

As for GS1000 vs. RS1, both are pretty incredible from my understanding. Soloz is right in that the GS1000's sound greatly differs from the normal Grado sound signature. Just something to think about if the GS doesn't quite live up to your expectations (it probably will though ).
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Originally Posted by Aura View Post
That optical out from the X-Fi will be okay. Certainly a dedicated DAC will be superior in your rig, but I think for now it will be manageable.

As for GS1000 vs. RS1, both are pretty incredible from my understanding. Soloz is right in that the GS1000's sound greatly differs from the normal Grado sound signature. Just something to think about if the GS doesn't quite live up to your expectations (it probably will though ).
Enough babble! Woodified Grado pictures!


Edit: Oh yes, forgot to post about my dream! Had a dream last night that I was walking from somewhere or other, and saw an open black duffle bag. Went over, peeked inside, and there were two pairs of K701's, a pair of GS1000s, and some other similarly hi-fi phone that I can't remember now. I jacked the bag (apparently I'm a bad person in my subconscious) and took it back to my dorm room. Of course, there were a few hints that it wasn't real... for example, the K701's were closed. >.>

I woke up before I could put any of them on.



I think I might be getting too into this.
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