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post #496 of 866
Even with the SR225's and K501's in my house, the SR60's are probably still my favorite can. Since I listen to them before bed pretty much every night, they also get the most playtime by far. They are also my most comfortable headphones with the reversed HD414 pads. I have to admit at first I was a little disappointed in them. I got them for Christmas, and used them straight out of a DAP. I put them away for about 5 months, and stopped visiting Head-Fi. I came back around May or June, and finally gave them a proper burn-in. The next time I put them on, it was magic. Adding the PA2V2 certainly didn't hurt things either. The best value headphones around, bar none.
post #497 of 866
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Originally Posted by Ace o' Spades
The long awaited SR60 smile has arrived:



Is there a way we can add this to the official smiely list? I just took the regular RS-1 smiley and made it black+antennas

^having an amp is very useful, even if it is a little CMOY.
And we MS-1 owners can use the smiley too cause our MS-1s also come with "comfies"!!
post #498 of 866
They do? I thought they came with bowls...

Oh well, SR-60 for life!

post #499 of 866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace o' Spades
They do? I thought they came with bowls...

Oh well, SR-60 for life!

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Yup; MS-1 comes with comfies too, just like the SR-60s!

They work great with (IMHO)reversed 414s AND(I found out a couple days ago); BOWLS too!

Nice adaptable cans these SR-60s and MS-1s!!
post #500 of 866
For future usage, this is the SR60 smiley:
post #501 of 866
Just a question, which earpads ships today with the actual SR60s??
post #502 of 866
Please help me, a novice in this world!
To use un-amped and directly from my IRiver h120, would SR60 be better or SR80 be better?? I don't mind extra 25 bucks on SR80, but someone told me that SR60 sounds more vibrant that recommends over SR80 in unamped use.
Thanks in advance folks!
post #503 of 866
The SR 60s are shipped with the comfy pads.

I have not heard the SR 80s but the SR 60s do a great job when unamped.
post #504 of 866
BUMPAGE!!!

SR60 IN DA HOUSE!!!

Just in time for my road trip to Los Angeles.

Grados Rock!!
post #505 of 866
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Originally Posted by kramer5150
BUMPAGE!!!

SR60 IN DA HOUSE!!!

Just in time for my road trip to Los Angeles.

Grados Rock!!
congrats on a great pair of cans! impressions against the others in your grado collection?
post #506 of 866
OK I pulled my SR60 cups apart last night. I immediately took the opportunity to remove the buttons with a hairdryer (caution, overheating distorts the grille slightly!) and to sand the writing off.

For anyone else who did this, did you do the sides of the cup to match? They are black and the faces look dull and grey. or the c-parts that hold the cups with their bump texture?

Now I want to replace with a metal grille and use some damping material. I have seen dynamat recommended but here in the UK I cant find a way to get a small amount of it. Can anyone put two half inch circles in an envelope? In the meantime I have not resealed the cups so I will use some blutack temporarily (blutack goes hard with time). Also does anyone have any leftover grille material, I need to go hunt the dump for old car speakers I think

Finally I was musing on an idea to use black latex paint to paint my 414 pads' back and sides as an alternative way to rid myself of the yellow!. A) would this work? adherence etc. B) would it have much effect on the sound do you think?
post #507 of 866
A quick question

When you have the back off and you see the back of the drive unit, is the black material around the metal disc actually part of the driver, or just a permeable rear baffle? You can see the part I mean in the picture

I am assuming the actual diaphragm looks more like a Senn (a clear mylar(?) membrane)

Also, how is the magnet assembly fixed in position, I had to put a reasonable amount of pressure on the back to mold the blue tack.
post #508 of 866
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Originally Posted by lipidicman View Post

Finally I was musing on an idea to use black latex paint to paint my 414 pads' back and sides as an alternative way to rid myself of the yellow!. A) would this work? adherence etc. B) would it have much effect on the sound do you think?
Something that been mentioned on another thread that may be a great idea is quarter-modding and reversing the stock comfies. Perhaps that would be a way to go?
post #509 of 866
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Originally Posted by F107plus5 View Post
Something that been mentioned on another thread that may be a great idea is quarter-modding and reversing the stock comfies. Perhaps that would be a way to go?
Nah, I don't want MORE treble. As a 580 head, these things are already a tad too bright (on some recordings). The quarter mod is way off my radar.

No, the latex paint round the edges was as an alternative to dyeing the pads. It was just a thought! Just round the sides and back, leaving the front yellow. Would this affect the sound?
post #510 of 866
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Originally Posted by lipidicman View Post
Nah, I don't want MORE treble. As a 580 head, these things are already a tad too bright (on some recordings). The quarter mod is way off my radar.

No, the latex paint round the edges was as an alternative to dyeing the pads. It was just a thought! Just round the sides and back, leaving the front yellow. Would this affect the sound?
Ah yes; see where you're coming from!

I dunno, never tried it. But the paint around the edges might just change the way the sound bounces around inside the pads. I've heard about folks adding tape around the edges and just assumed that was the reason. Maybe not, though.

Another thought to get rid of the yellow, could be the Rat Shack replacement pads.
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