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post #6136 of 6150
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Not too sure?

When most people mod their Grado's they remove the buttons from the grills for more air flow. Don't understand why someone would want to restrict the air flow any further on an open back HP? Move the palms of your hands closer to your cups while listening too them, and hear how the sound changes for the worse.

 

Perhaps there is another way to think about this, is just a thought. I remember the one individual a while ago suggesting a piece of tape across the grill. I tried this with my RS2e and it did seem to give a little more bass. In the case of the RS2e, the tape went across the cup, which sits a bit above the grill. With the 500e, the cup is much shallower, and I would suspect this could cause less than stellar results, but haven't tried it.

 

I could imagine what the tape was doing is reflecting some of the lower notes back through the driver to the ear. If you take your phones and turn them around, you hear much more bass, as you would with a regular driver in a stereo system. If there is a way to reflect the bass back through without restricting air flow, there could be something there. I can only imagine the math involved to sort this out appropriately though, or a lot of trial and error.

 

However, one successful example might be the Bushmills. They have the solid back and are vented on the sides. I've never heard these, but if a driver is designed for this, it could work. It sounds like these have a fuller sound, which could make sense if there is anything to this theory (which may be completely ridiculous).

 

I would compare this to the Qts of a regular driver. Depending on the Qts, a driver may work better open baffle, with out box, or with in a vented box of various configurations, or possibly even a sealed box.

 

Just throwing this out there as another way to look this. Not intending this as anything more than something to ponder.

post #6137 of 6150
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Originally Posted by one1speed View Post

Yes, good idea, but like you said it would involve much trial and error. I owned the Bushmills X, and although the cups were closed on the back, but vented around the circumference, the sound was a bit warm, but the bass seemed to be maybe just a bit more present. Wen I take the palms of my hands and cover the grills, it seem to take all of the mid-range away and add low frequencies. Plus I myself think Grado's have very good quality bass. 

post #6138 of 6150
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

Yes, good idea, but like you said it would involve much trial and error. I owned the Bushmills X, and although the cups were closed on the back, but vented around the circumference, the sound was a bit warm, but the bass seemed to be maybe just a bit more present. Wen I take the palms of my hands and cover the grills, it seem to take all of the mid-range away and add low frequencies. Plus I myself think Grado's have very good quality bass. 

 

I certainly enjoy the bass of the 500e, I'm sure your RS1i and 1000 are pretty amazing. I agree about covering the grills, sounds awful. I tried holding CD cases just a half inch or so from the grills to see what that would do. Does seem to warm the sounds a hint, but also sounds more closed in. Obviously moving the cases away opens the sound up as you move them out further. Was trying to see if there was something to this. Note this is with the G cush, which is my pref with the 500e.

 

Fun to experiment, but I'll admit quite happy with mine as they are.

post #6139 of 6150
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Originally Posted by one1speed View Post
 

Fun to experiment, but I'll admit quite happy with mine as they are.

+1

Me too…I'm very happy with all of my Grado's just the way they are, but yes it is fun too

experiment!

:beerchug:

post #6140 of 6150
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post
 
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Originally Posted by rage3324 View Post

Probably a dumb question, but has anyone tried staining the stock grado wood that comes with the RS1i?
I remember seeing an old thread by Martin, from Martin's custom audio, were he was fixing or modding his Rs1s and I think somebody else on  thread stripped and stained his rs1.

ah, here it is. you guys are gonna want to check this out!  http://www.head-fi.org/t/547127/update-5-7-project-log-disassembling-the-grado-rs1-modding-and-thunderpants-mod-with-pics

 

hope you guys have a strong stomach!

post #6141 of 6150

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SR225e with spalted tamarind full woody and brown laser etched leatherband.

SR125e with burl full woody and brown laser etched leatherband.

SR80e with indonesian local wood called 'soon bit' / rosewood. 8 strand OFC copper mixed silver cables, paracord sleeved, terminated with gold oyaide 3.5 jack. Custom laser etched brown leatherband.

 

Regards,

JayTee189

post #6142 of 6150
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Originally Posted by jaytee189 View Post
 

SR225e with spalted tamarind full woody and brown laser etched leatherband.

SR125e with burl full woody and brown laser etched leatherband.

SR80e with indonesian local wood called 'soon bit' / rosewood. 8 strand OFC copper mixed silver cables, paracord sleeved, terminated with gold oyaide 3.5 jack. Custom laser etched brown leatherband.

 

Regards,

JayTee189

Nice!

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post #6143 of 6150


SR125i

custom spalted tamarind full woody cup

custom chrome gimball

dark brown laser etched leatherband 

8 strand original cables, skinned out and then individually sleeved with 2mm paracord and rebraided

and terminated with viablue 3.5mm jack.

post #6144 of 6150

I am looking for a custom headband for my Grado PS1000. The issue is the weight of the headphones cause the headband to pull/rub on my curly hair. It is not uncomfortable, but it is going to damage my hair and cause traction alopecia. Kind of an odd thing to worry about, but it is true. I am familar with turbulent labs, however I am looking for something that is wider and provides more padding. Can someone point me to someone who makes custom headbands or a site that sells them? Or what are my options? I do not have any issues with sennheiser, AKG and Beyerdynamic headbands

post #6145 of 6150
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Originally Posted by rage3324 View Post

I am looking for a custom headband for my Grado PS1000. The issue is the weight of the headphones cause the headband to pull/rub on my curly hair. It is not uncomfortable, but it is going to damage my hair and cause traction alopecia. Kind of an odd thing to worry about, but it is true. I am familar with turbulent labs, however I am looking for something that is wider and provides more padding. Can someone point me to someone who makes custom headbands or a site that sells them? Or what are my options? I do not have any issues with sennheiser, AKG and Beyerdynamic headbands

Have you considered the clip on headband style?
post #6146 of 6150
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Have you considered the clip on headband style?

Does that really exist for grados?
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post #6148 of 6150

^ AFAIK that pad won't fit around the wider, padded headbands in the higher models.

post #6149 of 6150

Will that pads solve the problem of Grado clamp force?

 

Btw I'll gladly thanks anyone who can give me:

- Cups specs for SR60 driver (those from the SR40 cans), especially those that're compatible with G cushs.

- Recommendations for cable material.

- Recommendations for headband from eBay.

 

This will be my first DIY Grados. My sincere thanks.

post #6150 of 6150
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Originally Posted by lehoang15tuoi View Post
 

Will that pads solve the problem of Grado clamp force?

No pads will solve the clamping problem.

But you could simply just bend out the headband a little. 

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