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post #2656 of 3450
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

bare with me I am NOT a jedi master of descriping audio impressions.

 

Here are my thoughts. (disjointed as they are)
The reversed L cushions are the best sounding Good bass no shrilling highs and are more comfortable than both the S and the L (installed the right way) but less comfortable than the G.  Good compromise for now until I can do some more testing.
L cushions are good as is for sound, but a little shrill (but not too bad) in the highs and just right in the lows, but they are NOT comfortable me for long durations.  Ears start to hurt after about an hour or so.
S cushions are good also, a little more comfortable but still not there.  Highs and bass are both slightly muted, maybe quarter round mod?
G cushions (which are HUGE by the way) are the most comfortable but they are way to shrill in the highs, to the point of painfull and would not want to use them. maybe a cloth membrane would work (some have said that T-shirt material incovering the opening niocks the shrill down), have not tried it yet.  Did I mention these things are huge?
 

I didn't understand, correctly installed or reversed, rae you saying you like the sound better? (Wich way?).

post #2657 of 3450

Sorry that is a little confusing,

 

I prefer the reversed L for the sound and increased comfort.

 

The correctly installed L are good for sound (but in my opinion, a little behind the reversed) but I do not like their comfort.  Hurts after a while.

post #2658 of 3450
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

Sorry that is a little confusing,

 

I prefer the reversed L for the sound and increased comfort.

 

The correctly installed L are good for sound (but in my opinion, a little behind the reversed) but I do not like their comfort.  Hurts after a while.

I asked, because I tried the (L) cushion reversed and I thought they sonded like my quarter modded reversed (S) cushion's, almost the sound I heard from my SR80i's, (wich is by all mean's NOT a bad thing), but I prefer the (L) cushion correctly. I find the high's and low's are just fine this way, I know alot of people feel the high's are too much, but this is one of the thing's I like about the sound signature, plus I feel there is a bigger soundstage, also I can wear them for 3/+ hour's without any discomfort.

post #2659 of 3450

When I first got he G cushions I thought they were going to be the ones, but then I hooked up the Magni amp and the highs were painful.  I went back to the S and thought they wer ok but something was missing.  So I put the L back on correctly and thought they were fine, for a while, then the pain started.  So I reversed them and that's how they will stay for a while I think.  I will still tinker around with the G cushions, maybe the T-shirt mod and maybe sacrifice the S cushes to the quarter mod to see what that sounds like.

post #2660 of 3450

When you say "reverse them" you literally just flip them over? I tried it and couldnt get the cush to sit securely and then my ear was then touching the driver case. Maybe I did it wrong?

 

Edit. Like this?

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7527/dscn1694smallsg9.jpg


Edited by truflip - 1/10/13 at 7:46pm
post #2661 of 3450

If you go here:wait a sec I will get the right link it messed up on me...ther try this...http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/evaluation-grado-stock-and-modified-ear-pads  

You can read all about the different mods and see a picture of the L cushion on reversed.

 

It does fir you just have to stretch it over the and twist it into place, carefull not to stretch it too far...


Edited by bearFNF - 1/10/13 at 7:51pm
post #2662 of 3450

Norhern California near San Jose :)
 

post #2663 of 3450
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Originally Posted by truflip View Post

When you say "reverse them" you literally just flip them over? I tried it and couldnt get the cush to sit securely and then my ear was then touching the driver case. Maybe I did it wrong?

 

Edit. Like this?

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7527/dscn1694smallsg9.jpg

Those look like the sennheiser pads not the L pads...

Should look like this:

post #2664 of 3450

I cut my S-cushion free hand too:

 

 

700

 

700

post #2665 of 3450
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Originally Posted by whoelse View Post

I cut my S-cushion free hand too:

 

 

700

 

700

That looks like it would be very similar to the reversed L cushion, depending on how big the hole is.  The reverse L cushion leaves a gap around the driver.  Yours looks like it is rigtht up tight to the driver.  Also looks like there is more surface that would be on the ear on the S cushion you cut.  Hmmm... might have to give it a try this weekend.


Edited by bearFNF - 1/10/13 at 8:29pm
post #2666 of 3450
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

That looks like it would be very similar to the reversed L cushion, depending on how big the hole is.  The reverse L cushion leaves a gap around the driver.  Yours looks like it is rigtht up tight to the driver.  Also looks like there is more surface that would be on the ear on the S cushion you cut.  Hmmm... might have to give it a try this weekend.

 

Yes, I use the existing hole as guide when doing the cutting. Use a sharp and thin scissors (I use the scissors I use to trim my hair) when put onto the headphones I reverse it so the machine cut one is outside.

 

Initially I wanted to save money instead of buying another L-cushion and after my mod, I couldn't tell the different when I A/B this and the original L-cushion. The cut one is much more comfortable too.

post #2667 of 3450

Thanks for posting that link bearFNF. Yes, those were the senn pads in reverse. Same idea :)

I'll give this a try later tonight. At this point, I'm good even after 3 hours straight of using these headphones.

Extra comfort and sound improvement from this point will be a bonus!

post #2668 of 3450
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Originally Posted by EF88 View Post

So I accidentally clicked on Madonna's "Hollywood" on my MP3 phone with a Fiio E5 amp.  Holy c r * p !  It sounded so good on my 325i's that I didn't only complete it I listened twice and put it on my playlist-- the first Madonna song to ever make it there! LOL

 

I always maintained that my old burned in 225i was at par with the 325is except in the bass department but now I have to retract that statement -- my 325is has officially surpassed my 225i in all aspects (except comfort) with this track.  Now I maintain that the 225i is STILL excellent and better than a lot of more expensive sets, so is the SR80i but the 325is just has more of everything! 

 

So now I have to wonder...what does the HP 1000 sound like? :)

order yourself a set of g cush if you want a deep and open soundstage, and an overall better sound. it was the best upgrade i made to my 325s

post #2669 of 3450
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Originally Posted by rommy View Post

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order yourself a set of g cush if you want a deep and open soundstage, and an overall better sound. it was the best upgrade i made to my 325s

+ a bunch.

post #2670 of 3450

Do any owners have any ideas on a way to perma angle the drivers towards the ear, besides maybe glue? 

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