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Place Grado flat rather then vertical stand ?

post #1 of 12
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Hi, i don't like much headphone stand and i like to place them when not used just on my desk flat position, but as they are open i wonder if the dust day after day can lower the quality of sound as dust may goes directly on the outside part of the driver...

What's you opions for that ?

Thank's
post #2 of 12
Shouldn't be a problem just laying them flat on the pads. As long as you move them or use them ocassionally.
post #3 of 12
I lay mine flat and cover them with a soft cloth when not in use.
post #4 of 12
I leave mine on hangers cause we got lots of grandkids who just keep tossin' lots of kids stuff on my desk!

....I dunno. Dust does seem to build up more on horizontal surfaces than it does on vertical ones though, so a cover IS a good idea if laid flat. My cover would have to be armored, however
post #5 of 12
I just toss my SR60s flat on the desk. I use them regularily and never had a problem with dust falling into the drivers. I also use them when it's snowing. :/
post #6 of 12
I used to lay my SR 80s flat, but i wonder if it contributed to the squashing of the pads (which i don't like) so i keep my HF-1s on a hangar and so far the pads have held up better. It's possible that i havn't used my HF-1s as much yet, so unfortunate squashiness may be in my future (as will new bowls if that's the case ).
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by F107plus5 View Post
Dust does seem to build up more on horizontal surfaces than it does on vertical ones though, so a cover IS a good idea if laid flat.
Do you clean them time to time in case some dust come inside from the outside part ?

I guess Never use this kind of air pressure cleaner (don't know the english name, so hat solution for the inside ?

post #8 of 12
indeed, do NOT use that, unless you want to blow a hole in your driver! instead, use something like this -

http://www.2filter.com/prices/products/rocket.html

i have one and it gently poofs off anything that could result in "grattle." my cans have been hanging for 2 years now with no adverse dust effects.
post #9 of 12
Before my desk got so cluttered that I couldn't lay phones down if I'd wanted to, I used to lay my MS-1s with reversed 414s on the desk without too much worry other than the kids dropping stuff on them, and, maybe getting the bright yeller pads dirty! But part of the reason I don't lay the MS2i down is wondering about all that extra weight squashing the bowls down even a little bit and messing up all the good work my ears have done over the last few months in getting the bowls well formed and even more comfortable!
post #10 of 12
I lay mine flat. I'm going to get a stand sometime soon, but they seem to be fine for the minute.
post #11 of 12
I hang mine up, although I don't see why laying them flat would be bad for them. Laying them flat does "pre-squish" the pads, though, somewhat, before you put them on your head. While I had my SR-80's I used to lay them flat and when I made my stand I noticed they were ever so slightly "poofier" when I put them on my head.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Jahn View Post
indeed, do NOT use that, unless you want to blow a hole in your driver! instead, use something like this -

http://www.2filter.com/prices/products/rocket.html
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Excellent, i'll buy one later when needed Thank's
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