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post #391 of 431
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Don't really know the answer to your first question.

I know it is vert hard to remove the grills from the stock plastic cups. I tried a blow drier (didn't heat up enough), but the glue seemed to be different (stronger) than the glue that holds the driver into the cup. I also tried boiling them in hot water, but this warped the cup. You may have too break the grills to get them out, assuming you are replacing them with something else (metal screen maybe).

Yeah, I figured so. Thanks.

post #392 of 431

Here are my SR80s to appreciate! 

 

 

Cocobolo cups, rod tips, and Y-split. 

post #393 of 431

Thats a great mod there! Do you have other photos of during the mod?

post #394 of 431
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Here are my SR80s to appreciate! 




Cocobolo cups, rod tips, and Y-split. 

Much appreciated.
post #395 of 431
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Here are my SR80s to appreciate!

Cocobolo cups, rod tips, and Y-split. 

Wow, ain't that a looker! biggrin.gif
post #396 of 431
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Here are my SR80s to appreciate! 

 

 

Cocobolo cups, rod tips, and Y-split. 

I'm pretty sure I saw these already…gorgeous!!!

post #397 of 431

I'm looking to add a inline Mic to mine I mostly use them with my iPhone/iPad/Macbook Air and sometimes a portable amp... Hence the need/want for a inline Mic. Anyone have any recommendations on a mic?

Thanks

post #398 of 431

Joedoe....those are beautiful

post #399 of 431
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Here are my SR80s to appreciate! 






Cocobolo cups, rod tips, and Y-split. 

Question. How much do the wood cups change the bass? I have ordered some Vibro wood cups,they are on sale for $80 btw,for my 80's.
post #400 of 431
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Question. How much do the wood cups change the bass? I have ordered some Vibro wood cups,they are on sale for $80 btw,for my 80's.

I can't tell you about the specific pair because I bought them with the wooden cups already installed. However I can say that over the course of several Woody modifications, the soundstage is improved and depending on the woods, the texture of the bass.
post #401 of 431
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I can't tell you about the specific pair because I bought them with the wooden cups already installed. However I can say that over the course of several Woody modifications, the soundstage is improved and depending on the woods, the texture of the bass.


What I want is to make my 80's much more distinct from my 225's in terms of sound signature.
post #402 of 431
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What I want is to make my 80's much more distinct from my 225's in terms of sound signature.

There are plenty of options for tweaking the sound, i.e. tape mod, hole punch mod, different cup sizes and materials, but you're still talking about small changes to very similar drivers.

If I had to guess, I'd say the biggest change you could make would be to switch to metal housings instead of wood or plastic
post #403 of 431

I had SR80i about little over a year, never bothered to recable.

 

BUT over the weekend I completely replace by mogami quad cable (OFC 4N), what a significant sound quality improvement.

 

I am kind of guy that really don't believe in cable improvement but this upgrade changed my mind or at least I can say that the factory Grado headphone cables are really cheap cables.

 

Anyone knows the spec on the factory cable ?

post #404 of 431
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I had SR80i about little over a year, never bothered to recable.
I was always under the impression that Grado cables were good quality. They certainly seem thicker than most?

BUT over the weekend I completely replace by mogami quad cable (OFC 4N), what a significant sound quality improvement.

I am kind of guy that really don't believe in cable improvement but this upgrade changed my mind or at least I can say that the factory Grado headphone cables are really cheap cables.

Anyone knows the spec on the factory cable ?
post #405 of 431

Just received my SR-80e from UPS.

 

I'm listening to them with my Headroom MicroStack (circa 2006'ish).  I haven't really compared them to any of my other headphones yet, but my first impressions are positive.

 

I do have a question for those of you that owned older versions (SR-80, SR-80i):  Does the SR-80e have "more" bass than the older models?  I have never had a chance to listen to any of the older models.  One complaint I read often was a lack of bass.  My first impressions are that the bass is adequate in the SR-80e - certainly nothing to grumble about, unless one is looking for things that have a lot of low end like Beats (I've only listened to them at the store).

 

I'll have to listen to some of my other cans and compare them...

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