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Walnut

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This place has quite a few:

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/YewWoodworks?section_id=14925870

 

I've never bought anything from this place myself, but they look quite good!

awesome! That's perfect, and the pricing is great too.

 

Has anyone upgraded their grado sr325is with wooden shells? If so, what was the outcome? Sonically speaking... 

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I'm thinking of just getting slip ons, but then again, a full wooden housing would be fantastic and would probably end up creating a much better sound. But for right now, I think I just want to get slip ons. Since i have experience putting on slip ons and have no idea how to solder...

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awesome! That's perfect, and the pricing is great too.

Has anyone upgraded their grado sr325is with wooden shells? If so, what was the outcome? Sonically speaking... 

I woodied a pair this week. Full woody takes the edge off the treble and gives a deeper soundstage. If you ask me, it puts them eerily close to the RS1
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I woodied a pair this week. Full woody takes the edge off the treble and gives a deeper soundstage. If you ask me, it puts them eerily close to the RS1

So do you think I should just wait and do a full woody as opposed to the partial woody? I would have to send out my pair of cans though to get the full woody though, since i can't solder myself. 

 

What woods would you guys suggest? My old sr125i's had cocobolo shells on them which I absolutely loved and there's a pair of cocobolo shells for sale at the etsy which was linked. I was thinking of going ahead and grabbing those....85 bucks seems like a fair deal. 

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So do you think I should just wait and do a full woody as opposed to the partial woody? I would have to send out my pair of cans though to get the full woody though, since i can't solder myself. 

What woods would you guys suggest? My old sr125i's had cocobolo shells on them which I absolutely loved and there's a pair of cocobolo shells for sale at the etsy which was linked. I was thinking of going ahead and grabbing those....85 bucks seems like a fair deal. 

The full woody yields more sonic differences while the slip on is more aesthetic.

If you're interested I may be selling the woodied 325s sometime soon.
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So do you think I should just wait and do a full woody as opposed to the partial woody? I would have to send out my pair of cans though to get the full woody though, since i can't solder myself. 

 

What woods would you guys suggest? My old sr125i's had cocobolo shells on them which I absolutely loved and there's a pair of cocobolo shells for sale at the etsy which was linked. I was thinking of going ahead and grabbing those....85 bucks seems like a fair deal. 

 

I am partial to hard, dense woods. Gives a cleaner, more muscly sound (if that makes any sense). Softer ones, like Mahogany and Zebrawood are woolier and warmer. Personal favorites are African Blackwood (if you're feeling wealthy) and Lignum Vitae. I plan to try Black Limba soon for some sleeves though. I know its not a hard wood, but it gets lots of praise...

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I have two woodied Px100's, both closed, one in Lapacho the third hardest wood in the world with a janka hardness rating of 3640 another in Western Red Ceder with a hardness rating of 350. Hard Maple is 1.450 

For the closed PX 100 I like the cedar better as it seems to control the highs and give the bass some thump. 

 

The PX 100's in Lapacho I have to manually adjust highs t bring them down..... but not so with the Cedar.

 

​I now realize why wje had a different result in the Nort Amerca tone wood reviews, he was using the Px100 driver and everyone else was using a Grado driver.  


Edited by 7keys - 8/16/14 at 12:36pm
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Hey all
To all you gurus, wondering if I may get some advice.
Headphones as they sit:
Sr80i
Madagascar ebony cups (thank you 7keys)
Stock cable
2 holes in the back of driver
Quarter mod

That's it. Nothing huge in the mods department.

I am happy with the overall sound now.

If there is one thing I would want to change it would be to tighten the bass up a little.
I found them slightly lean before the holes in the back, I fins the bass quantity good now, however just a little loose.
Are there any tricks you guys use to tighten it up a bit? I am no expert on acoustics so, looking to those that are smily_headphones1.gif
I know you don't get grados for bass quality, but heck if I can make it better why not smily_headphones1.gif

Also been looking at these turbulent x drivers but not sure if they are worth the outlay.
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You could try damping the drivers with Dynamat. Some felt type material on the interior of the cups could also have a play there but it will also have a play in the highs area. The punch mod is a wow mod but one that quickly fades away - at least for me. I prefer less bass just as long as it's tight and fast. There's always a compromise...

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You could try damping the drivers with Dynamat. Some felt type material on the interior of the cups could also have a play there but it will also have a play in the highs area. The punch mod is a wow mod but one that quickly fades away - at least for me. I prefer less bass just as long as it's tight and fast. There's always a compromise...

Dynamat on the magnet?
I have some dynamat extreme that has the aluminum on it, should I just use the black tar type stuff?

Thanks for the pointer.
Ultimately I am happy with the hole mod for the music iblisten to. I find the bass is good for some music I listen to and doesn't interfere on other genres.
Just could be a little tighter:)
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For those of you who installed woodys or changed the grill, where are you guys getting the grills?

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For those of you who installed woodys or changed the grill, where are you guys getting the grills?
Lil Wayne hooks it up
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Lil Wayne hooks it up
I actually snorted on the train when I read that.
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For those of you who installed woodys or changed the grill, where are you guys getting the grills?

Dollar store.

 

 


Edited by 7keys - 8/17/14 at 3:56pm
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