Summary: I've had these for a few weeks now and what can I say, compared to my SR-225e these are in a different class in sound stage and sound signature. The highs are so smooth and the bass is deeper and fuller than the SR-225e. .
Pros: One of the great things about these headphones is that they can be used with a portable DAP like a Fiio X1 or X3 and sound pretty good. These have a place in my collection of headphones for their unique sound signature and presentation. Other headphones that I currently have include Audeze LCD-2f...
Cons: Bad points for this headphone is the cable is a little too short for how my listening area is setup and its also too heavy for such a light headphone. The other area that have people on the fence is the comfort of the ear pads, I find that if I place them with the top of the pad on the top of my ...
Summary: *note this is actually a rs2e review* Shame head fi doesn't have a product page for it*
Don't quote me, but I'm pretty sure this is the cheapest wood headphone you can buy (well maybe the OG rs2). And it's beautiful. But does it sound as good as it looks?
Pros: Gorgeous hand crafted design, transparent mids, intimate vocals, sparkly clear highs, deep detailed bass, very open sounding, easy to drive
Cons: Lacks bass impact, lacks subbass, grattles and looses control in higher volumes, uncomfortable
Summary: These are the best sounding headphones I've ever heard. They are amazing for strings and mid-tone instruments, really drawing them out. They have surprising bass kick but it is tight and not overpowering. Since getting them I find myself re-listening to music I own to see what really is there.
Pros: Great sound, warmth and presence. Surprising bass.
Cons: Fit might not be for everyone. Heavy cord is not as flexible as some might like.
Summary: Wow...where to start, as I said this is MY Audio Nirvana.
I suppose I should start by saying that I love the Grado sound, or at least I thought I did as I had only tried the sr80i and bought them and the 225i and was underwhelmed by the price to performance.
Summary: My second pair of Grados. Fantastic sound quality, across volume levels. I listen mostly to classic rock, blues, etc. and have found myself rediscovering my favorite albums. Grado claims these are sonically neutral, and I agree.
Pros: Accurate sound quality. Hand-made (can't beat the smell of the leather and wood after opening the box!). Look great sitting in the stand on my desk.
Cons: Other reviews will say these are not the most comfortable headphones. This is true, but I did not experience any soreness after listening for a couple of hours. One small gripe: The cord is a little heavy. I know this is supposed to be a higher quality cord, but it seems to be slight overkill.
Summary: Cult following Grado's. Handmade in Brooklyn NY USA. Beautiful, detailed high resolution sound. Must be heard to be believed. Be sure to give them several hours to break in, as the sound will bloom and warm up with time.
Pros: The sound!
Cons: The cord is way too short - it's 6 feet long at best.
Summary: Grado RS-2 looks very much like RS-1, except for few things. RS-2 do not have deep cups as RS-1, and ear cup holders are not made of metal like on RS-1 but are plastic.
RS-2 do come in the same pizza box as all Grados come with, be it a 69$ headphone or a 1695$ headphone, which is actually...
Summary: I have owned these headphones for a year now, and enjoy them occationally, though much more at first. I have found out since that the sound really isn;t for me, however, I am not going to bash them. These are GREAT headphones.
Summary: These are very fun headphones. Nice bass and highs, a smooth midrange. However, they lack the detail of other headphones in its price range. This makes them great for rock. The bass is tight, the presentation is forward -- these will get your toes tapping. These are warm and rich sounding.