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post #16 of 49
Ok Did the Mod.
Everything except putting holes in the ear pads.
Made a big difference in the mids and highs. More realistic.

A worth while mod.
Funny how a little foam can cause this frequency attenuation.

If you get a pair and do the mod, they sound as good as SR60s.

Robert

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post #17 of 49
The iGrados are now my favorite portable headphones :O)

Thanks to BrookR1 for the info and time.

Robert
post #18 of 49
Well proof is in the pudding so I tried my pipe idea and it work perfectly.
No guess work as the holes in the pads will be perfect.

Here is the pipe with the sharpened end done on a sander.



Here is the result of using the pipe, hammer and block of wood to make the holes in the ear pads.


Finally here is how they look on the iGrados


They turned out great and the sound! WOW

Robert
post #19 of 49
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BrookR1 View Post

3. Take off the pad and carefully pop out the drivers....you'll see 4 small hook thingys that hold the driver cup together.

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how do i do this? i cant seem to figure it out
post #20 of 49
Just take a small flathead screwdriver and work it a little while pulling on the driver housing. Stick the screwdriver head into the tiny space between the edge of the driver cover and the tab and then pull up a little on the driver cover.
post #21 of 49
Thread Starter 
figured it out and popped the housing out

first impressions....WOW

soundstage seems to be slightly wider, and the highs sparkle A LOT more. I'm glad i did this.

thanks to all who helped esp BrookR1
post #22 of 49
I'm just wondering if after seeing how I made holes in the ear pads with a piece of pipe is anyone going to give this a try as well or are you sticking with the quarter thing? Even better I'll make the holes in you pads for you free of charge if you send me them cause I don't know what else to do with this piece of pipe now that I grinded it and punch out my own :O)

Robert
post #23 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by valveman View Post
Well proof is in the pudding so I tried my pipe idea and it work perfectly.
No guess work as the holes in the pads will be perfect.

Here is the pipe with the sharpened end done on a sander.



Here is the result of using the pipe, hammer and block of wood to make the holes in the ear pads.


Finally here is how they look on the iGrados


They turned out great and the sound! WOW

Robert
WoW awesome cutting method! I need to do that for some KSC75's I am ordering.
post #24 of 49
Got mine done this morning thanks to you guys. Love the sound!

Here's something for those who think the iGrados' not adjustable, clamp too tight, not good for bucket-sized head and so on :P~~~

post #25 of 49
That's some tough plastic. I've got a fairly large head, and over time, they've become more comfortable. The first few times I tried them, they clamped a little hard, but now they're extremely comfortable.
post #26 of 49
Had anyone tried if there are other foam qualities available (like the ones for the Grado RS1) for the iGrado?
post #27 of 49
To replace the outer foam or the inner foam? With these headphones, less foam is better. You want only enough to rest on your ear.
post #28 of 49
I like mine just the way they came: no mods.
I like the bass and the warmth.
My SR60's are now just collecting dust.
post #29 of 49
Thanks You all, esp @BrookR1
i like stock iGrado,more than all my previous portable hp (akgk24p,ksc75,portapro,px100). Then tried the quarter mod,i like them more,the high just opened up, the bass not so boomy, but sometime still sound alittle bit muddy. Then tried to remove the inside foam, wow, now I Think iGrado is The Best Portable opened Headphone now. sound perfect...
post #30 of 49
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Originally Posted by BrookR1 View Post
To replace the outer foam or the inner foam? With these headphones, less foam is better. You want only enough to rest on your ear.
The foam side which rests on the ear. I have modded mine like this one:


Is allready better than original, still I feel there could be a better foam material. Any ideas?
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