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post #181 of 263
^Larry was ultra-generous indeed!
post #182 of 263
Maybe you should try them with GS1000 Bagels !
post #183 of 263
^Do the G Pads fit on the HF-1 driver?
post #184 of 263
I think they fit on most Grados.
post #185 of 263
^Lemme get a pair
Lemme hold them, they'll be with me
post #186 of 263
HHF-1 Elite w/ Fiddle-Back Flame Koa (HF-1 #45) *update*

These puppies sound brilliant.
As a collector of rare jazz recordings I am often listening to sources with a very polluted lineage. Multiple transfers, from acetate to vinyl to analog tape to digital tape to digital wave, and unfortunately occasionally compressed to LAME lossy files. My point is I have more than a few recordings with tons of artifacts that take away from the listening experience. But, just like listening to old Grateful Dead and Phish tapes, I have learned to listen through the defects.
Since becoming a Head-Fi'er I have acquired two rigs, one nice and the other great, combined with my SR225's, they all do there job too well. Every click and pop and all the hiss is that much more defined with the better-than-average equipment I have been using. This makes listening to official and professional releases sound a million times better but it also makes the amateur recordings acoustic defects that much more apparent.
But now, the HHF-1 Elite's that Larry at Headphile was kind enough to build for me have awakened these vintage recordings I have collected.
Last night, to be specific, I listened to one of the better sounding recordings in my collection, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker @ Town Hall NYC June 22nd 1945, the only known east coast live date of this dynamic duo to be recorded professionally by the event's co-producer (the 41 minutes of music on the CD took 7 acetates to record, with two recorders running simultaneously offset from each other so that not a single note was missed).
With these new cans from John/Larry the sound that was once overly bright and sometimes shrill now has the edge taken away. The horns, the rhythm section, Symphony Sid's intros and Dizzy's epochal lyrics to the song Salt Peanuts, all sound as if they were recorded yesterday as opposed to 60 years ago.
Whether it's the wood or the custom cables (or as I like to think of it a synergistic combination of the two) these new headphones have given me more time and patience to listen to these rare recordings I have spent so much time and money collecting.
Thanx John G. for building these limited edition cans for our community, and thanx to Larry at Headphile for having the artistic inspiration to engineer a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art disguised as a one-of-a-kind set of headphones.
post #187 of 263
Nice impressions, I'm glad you're so happy with them. Larry's a genius alright.

I noticed the same thing with my Elites, an ability to cover flaws in poor recordings, or at least make them listenable compared to other cans (DT-880 mainly).

So you only have the stock bowls?

I tried the c-pads and they give more bass but loose a little sparkle. Never tried any others, hopefully I can one day.
post #188 of 263
^Sor far I prefer the bowls over the flats. I guess the comfort factor of the Grado pads comes down to how big or small our noodle and ears are. Every Grado fan prefers one over another for one reason or another, me, I'm a bowl man.
However, I'm going to try some Jumbos. Killercrush planted the seed and now I have to try them!
post #189 of 263
Would these complement closed darth beyers? I want to purchase an open pair as I wait for them.
post #190 of 263
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Originally Posted by cheba63 View Post
Would these complement closed darth beyers? I want to purchase an open pair as I wait for them.
I never tried darths but yes, of course they would, buy mine!
post #191 of 263


Way out of my price range, I was looking at box's.
post #192 of 263
Ha Ha, you should buy his, still special cans.
post #193 of 263
Not official yet, but soon I will have Boxbox HF-1s, serial number 380.

Can't wait to compare them to my modded MS-1s.

Take care, Ed.
post #194 of 263
Looks like I got beat. Still wondering if they would be a good complement.
post #195 of 263
Sorry Cheba. But if it doesn't work out (if I don't like them for some reason) I'll definately keep you in mind.

Take care, Ed.
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