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post #4711 of 7533
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post
 

I almost traded a set of wood cups to this guy for a set of those pads. He said he wanted to trade but never got back to me. My ears are suffering from the grado pads.

 

Please post your review of these pads.

So I've listened with these for a while now - First of all the reason i bought the grado comfy pads is that I was really unhappy with the comfort level of everything else I had tried ) Senn 414, TTVJ flats, G Cush...  So as to that aspect of these pads  - FINALLY something I am happy with.  The comfort level of these pads is excellent and I have no complaints or issues.  As to the sound I find that there is very little change in the basic Grado sound with these pads, something that I am very grateful for.  There is a little "veiling" or softening of the sound, but it hasn't decreased the detail in a negative way.  If anything it has taken some of the high harshness away, which in my opinion is a good thing.  I've listened to several different types of music with these, jazz, rock, bluegrass, both older and newer recordings and I am truly happy with how they feel and what they do or don't do to the sound of my RS2i phones.  They fit right on with very little effort and once on are secure.

http://gradocomfypads.host56.com/

post #4712 of 7533
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Originally Posted by R_burke View Post
 

So I've listened with these for a while now - First of all the reason i bought the grado comfy pads is that I was really unhappy with the comfort level of everything else I had tried ) Senn 414, TTVJ flats, G Cush...  So as to that aspect of these pads  - FINALLY something I am happy with.  The comfort level of these pads is excellent and I have no complaints or issues.  As to the sound I find that there is very little change in the basic Grado sound with these pads, something that I am very grateful for.  There is a little "veiling" or softening of the sound, but it hasn't decreased the detail in a negative way.  If anything it has taken some of the high harshness away, which in my opinion is a good thing.  I've listened to several different types of music with these, jazz, rock, bluegrass, both older and newer recordings and I am truly happy with how they feel and what they do or don't do to the sound of my RS2i phones.  They fit right on with very little effort and once on are secure.

http://gradocomfypads.host56.com/

Great!

Thanks for the review.

I'll get in touch with this guy as soon as I start making cups again. See if I can make a trade.

post #4713 of 7533

Right, my grados are currently vinyl headband-less and I need a replacement. What options do I have that are low cost? will this do the job? Also can anyone recommend me any 3.5mm jack to jack cables that dont cost a lot that wont break with 2 weeks of usage?

 
post #4714 of 7533
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Originally Posted by nxtgenlva View Post
 

Right, my grados are currently vinyl headband-less and I need a replacement. What options do I have that are low cost? will this do the job? Also can anyone recommend me any 3.5mm jack to jack cables that dont cost a lot that wont break with 2 weeks of usage?

 

Looks like the same thing I use:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Headband-Cushion-Comfort-pad-fit-GRADO-SR60-i-SR80-i-SR125-i-SR225-i-Headphones-/190702643884?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item2c66c36aac

 

The other way is the auvio from radio shack, sometimes they are priced at 50% off  http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=22366296

post #4715 of 7533
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 ~~Originally Posted by 7keys
 
I almost traded a set of wood cups to this guy for a set of those pads. He said he wanted to trade but never got back to me. My ears are suffering from the grado pads. Please post your review of these pads.

 

In a pinch, you could opt for the Sennheiser HD-414 reverse-quarter mod.  This would have a sufficient amount of foam to protect your ears a bit.  Also, if you have the foam cushions from the PX100 headphones, you can cut them a bit, then install them over the driver to protect it from dust and to also give your ears a bit more cushion (if you can apply some of the foam between the pad and the wooden cups).  Again, that's a quick method - if you have the items.  I've found the 414 pads with the reverse-quarter mod to be about the most comfortable, and I've tried almost all pads.  At the moment, I have the Ear Zonk L-Cush pads and they are a bit more comfortable than the Grado variant.  However, still not quite as comfortable as the 414s.

 

I'm interested in reading up a bit more on those larger pads with the Grados.   Looks like a nice option.  I had a pair of new grey Beyerdynamic pads, too, but will have to locate them.  I see the guy offers a bit of a discount if you opt for the generic pads vs. the Beyerdynamic option.

post #4716 of 7533
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

In a pinch, you could opt for the Sennheiser HD-414 reverse-quarter mod.  This would have a sufficient amount of foam to protect your ears a bit.  Also, if you have the foam cushions from the PX100 headphones, you can cut them a bit, then install them over the driver to protect it from dust and to also give your ears a bit more cushion (if you can apply some of the foam between the pad and the wooden cups).  Again, that's a quick method - if you have the items.  I've found the 414 pads with the reverse-quarter mod to be about the most comfortable, and I've tried almost all pads.  At the moment, I have the Ear Zonk L-Cush pads and they are a bit more comfortable than the Grado variant.  However, still not quite as comfortable as the 414s.

 

I'm interested in reading up a bit more on those larger pads with the Grados.   Looks like a nice option.  I had a pair of new grey Beyerdynamic pads, too, but will have to locate them.  I see the guy offers a bit of a discount if you opt for the generic pads vs. the Beyerdynamic option.

The generic are on the ear vs over the ear - not sure how much of a difference it makes

post #4717 of 7533
More fun and games from Jim...the paler one is Mesquite, the other is Walnut. Both with a coat of wax on the outside only...

post #4718 of 7533
Has anyone done a call/answer mod on the Grados?
post #4719 of 7533
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Originally Posted by smileyboy View Post

Has anyone done a call/answer mod on the Grados?

?

post #4720 of 7533
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Originally Posted by 7keys View Post

?
I'd like to use them with my iPhone 5S
post #4721 of 7533
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Originally Posted by smileyboy View Post


I'd like to use them with my iPhone 5S

It's just that I've never heard of the call/answer mod.

post #4722 of 7533
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Originally Posted by smileyboy View Post

I'd like to use them with my iPhone 5S
You could do the one sided cable mod with an iPhone cable. The cable does the interaction with the phone, not the headphone.
post #4723 of 7533
You could even be super-slick and make it removable so you can switch between a cable with a mike and one without....
post #4724 of 7533
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

You could even be super-slick and make it removable so you can switch between a cable with a mike and one without....

Think of the synergy with a detachable V-Moda cable!

post #4725 of 7533

My PX100-ii's were supposed to come in the mail today so I could start extracting the drivers...

Instead, I got an empty package! >.<

 

I did get my Aune T1 today though. Now I just have to figure out why it doesn't work! 

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