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post #3481 of 3487
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Originally Posted by 020Assassin View Post
 

FWIW, I replaced the L-cushions of my SR325iS with TTVJ flat pads, and noticed a measurable improvement in the sound.

I've done this before and also noticed a difference in sound with the bass/thicker mid-range…but at the cost of losing the space/detail/higher frequencie's. In the end I preferred the (L) cushions.

What measurable improvements have you noticed?

post #3482 of 3487

Having tried S, L, inverted L and G-cushes I also agree that the SR-325is totally need the L-cushes, preferably tape-modded with a sturdy tape. I'm also gonna try what 7keys did and see how it affects these Grados. I'm thinking going with a high density leather, turn the smooth side in and call it a day after a few seams. Hopefully it'll be less painful than the tape I'm currently using. Over time, the pad compresses at the upper portion, and the tape starts scraping my ears.

post #3483 of 3487

When I did the mod I only applied the tape as "natural" as possible - that is, I won't apply the tape too tight and let it create any pressure on the pads at all. However I do suppose that the tape will scratch my ears once the pads inevitably start disintegrating

post #3484 of 3487
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When I did the mod I only applied the tape as "natural" as possible - that is, I won't apply the tape too tight and let it create any pressure on the pads at all. However I do suppose that the tape will scratch my ears once the pads inevitably start disintegrating

I applied a slight pressure on the pads without deforming them, and I'm really happy about the results. The weight of these headphones will eventually squeeze the pads slightly together, so I wanted to prevent that for as long as possible.

post #3485 of 3487

Among the S-cushs and L-cushs Grado the 325is is the heaviest. In fact I think it's only (literally) outweighted by the PS1k - which is REALLY heavy. Yet the PS1k use G-cushs and is actually the 2nd-most-comfortable (behind the GS1k) Grados. As always, you should try bending out the headband of the 325 a bit, or try putting the cans around something equalling your head in length. I can imagine how painful it would be, suffering from the scratching tapes PLUS the orignal clamp force of Grados...

post #3486 of 3487
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Originally Posted by Corleone View Post
 

Having tried S, L, inverted L and G-cushes I also agree that the SR-325is totally need the L-cushes, preferably tape-modded with a sturdy tape. I'm also gonna try what 7keys did and see how it affects these Grados. I'm thinking going with a high density leather, turn the smooth side in and call it a day after a few seams. Hopefully it'll be less painful than the tape I'm currently using. Over time, the pad compresses at the upper portion, and the tape starts scraping my ears.


Since you're in Norway and have no access to EarZonk earpads, I have a second pair of their 'long life leatherette' earpads that are made for Grado. If you send me a PM with your address, we can work out a deal.

post #3487 of 3487

Hi everyone, as a pround owner of the Grado sr325i I have like you the obsession of changing pads and try everything possible because the L cush alone was quite painfull for my big ears...one day I fall on some old sony or koss headphones that have open (false) leather pads and fit nicely UPON the L cush and MIRACLE happen. Confort is great and sound open up, I really think that for some people the L cush alone can kill the potential of the marvelous sound of this headphones. Before my hasardous mod the sound was harsh and metalic, the driver scring was pressing on my ears too...in fact, I prefer my Allessandro ms1 before I find the perfect fit for my ears. So take a look at your old headphones pads because treasures can be nearer than you think, I did not stick them on but surely would one day...with the allessandro I did stick the old sony mdr v150 pads on ring-cut stock pad and find it way more confortable and a little more bassy and detailed...problem is that stick something on this did not really last long.

 

Open pad that I put uppon L cush kind of look like this but are surely more confortable: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Headphone-Ear-Pad-Cup-Earpad-for-Sony-MDR-V500DJ-V500-MDR-V700DJ-V700-DJ/807269_676559735.html

 

Right now, I listen to Kronos quartet last album on my Ibasso dx90 with the new duo ring-cut pad plus Open pad and it sound VERY nice!! Little less spaciousness but more energy in the sound.

 

So much fun to be able to customize sound any way you want...perhaps I will try more serious mods one day for adding a little more punch in the bass. Tape mode for L cushion did not work enough for me tough.

 

ps: Sorry for my bad english. Non native langage.

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