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post #256 of 865
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Originally Posted by soundboy
Back then, they were still $69.00. I got mine at Cambridge Soundworks. Nowadays, you can pick up SR60 at less than that....so they are actually a better deal now.
The best deal I saw on them was $69 with free shipping from Audioweb. That's where I got mine from. I've never seen them cheaper than that, and they have an obscene resale value on eBay(all Grado headphones do), like 90-95% or something. They resell like a Rolls Royce or a Ferrari or somesuch, IMO.
post #257 of 865
ordered a used pair for 55 bucks. burn in won't be a problem. i've been wanting a pair ever since i first saw them years ago. needless to say, i'm excited.

can someone identify what type of pads these are?

http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=110889

those are the one's i bought.
post #258 of 865
Just saw some "non-working" ones on eBay here
Maybe someone should pounce(...and pounce again) on these and make them into a set of project cans. I'm not going to personally, I'm more interested in an unrelated Koss mod and made a thread on it. It might be a better waste of my wallet.
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Originally Posted by jabberbox
can someone identify what type of pads these are?
http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=110889
those are the one's i bought.
Those are Bowl pads-not my preference. If you want better pads for the cheapest price, go here and order yourself some of these HD414 replacement pads. Cut a circular hole the size of a quarter through the center of them and you'll end up with a much better sounding headphone.
post #259 of 865
what are the differences between the HD414 and bowls? the bright yellow pads might look sort of silly. is it difficult to mod them yourself? is there a guide anywhere?


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Originally Posted by seeberg
Those are Bowl pads-not my preference. If you want better pads for the cheapest price, go here and order yourself some of these HD414 replacement pads. Cut a circular hole the size of a quarter through the center of them and you'll end up with a much better sounding headphone.
post #260 of 865
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Originally Posted by jabberbox
what are the differences between the HD414 and bowls? the bright yellow pads might look sort of silly. is it difficult to mod them yourself? is there a guide anywhere?
Whew, prepare to suffer through a long post!

The method of modding is called VWAP, and it's pretty easy. You just take a quarter and place it in the center of the pad and cut around it, so you have a center hole. Then you put them on, just like regular Grado pads. I wear mine backwards to increase soundstage and comfort-regular is what most people prefer. The regular way has only a minimal amount of foam spacing the ears of the listener while in reverse there is more space between the grilles and your ears, changing the effect.

The differences in sound are significant between bowls and 414 pads. Bowls reduce the punch of the bass and make treble too bright while keeping a smooth midrange. The 414's, which are the closest thing to the $30 flat pads, they make bass that's punchy and tight, the treble is smooth and clear, and the midrange is right where it should be, warm, but not overbearing. Of course, that's my opinion. I also have some cheap RadioShack #33-379 pads that I wear unmodded; they are a completely different flavor from the bowls or 414's. They just never modded well though.

When it all comes down to it, I'd say get yourself a pair of the 414 pads (or RS ones but I won't suggest modding them, you're on your own for that), do the mod, and see what you think. You can also listen to them without the mod at all. Some people like that-it's all in the characteristic of the pad, which Grados are very dependent upon. Also, you can dye the pads black if you like. I did mine with black shoe polish, although a specialty dye might work better.

Hope that explains things... a little
Late,
Abe
post #261 of 865
Quote:
Originally Posted by seeberg
The best deal I saw on them was $69 with free shipping from Audioweb.
I still have the email receipt, got my SR-60's in January 2003 from Hifi.com for $59.49 + s/h. IIRC, the total was less than $64 (s/h wasn't listed in the email).
post #262 of 865
HCM Audio they are going for $69 including shipping and an extention cable...
post #263 of 865
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Originally Posted by seeberg
Prepare to step into flavor country... And they taste better with replacement pads (Grado Flats, Sennheiser HD414 replacements, RadioShack 33-379, etc.) too!
OOOOoo I can see getting new pads is a must. I've had these 60's on for a half hour and already I hate the texture of the pads! My little earlings are gonna fall off! But these HP sure do make Norah Jones sound good.
post #264 of 865
Thread Starter 
Check out this review. I did it with the SR-225 but I find that the SR-60 also behaves in the same way to a lesser extent though...still it holds good.

http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=87932
post #265 of 865
Nice read.. I had too go with the RS cheapo's though since it right by my house 8 )
They may be cheap but dang did they do the trick! Sound is noticeably improved and they feel much nice on the ears...
post #266 of 865
I'm confused. Are the flats and comfies not the same as the stock SR60 pads? They look the same, but the flats are just cut up a bit, which I've already done to mine. The sound quality is much improved, but comfort is not. They still leave my ears hurting after an hour or two of listening.
post #267 of 865
The flats are a harder thicker material, they're not just the stock SR60 pads ("comfies") cut up.
post #268 of 865
Are "comfies" what Grado calls them or are they legitimately more comfortable than the flats? If they are, I'd hate to try the flats. But I'll probably pick up a pair of 414 pads anyway.
post #269 of 865
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Originally Posted by Naruto
OOOOoo I can see getting new pads is a must. I've had these 60's on for a half hour and already I hate the texture of the pads! My little earlings are gonna fall off! But these HP sure do make Norah Jones sound good.
You're a Norah Jones fan too, eh? She'll sound even better with the 414 or RS pads.
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Originally Posted by JWFokker
Are "comfies" what Grado calls them or are they legitimately more comfortable than the flats? If they are, I'd hate to try the flats. But I'll probably pick up a pair of 414 pads anyway.
The RS pads are more comfortable than Comfies to me, and the 414 pads are the way to go if you want to save some bank getting flats-like sound.
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Originally Posted by Naruto
Nice read.. I had too go with the RS cheapo's though since it right by my house 8 )
They may be cheap but dang did they do the trick! Sound is noticeably improved and they feel much nice on the ears...
Here too, the RS pads are cheap, comfier than stock, and sound better too!

Oh, and gsferrari, well done review! Love the pics too
post #270 of 865
So did you guys remove the round SR60"pin" on the sides? I am considering it and will try with a pair of plyers if you guys really think its worth it...plus they look stupid 9 )
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