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Flats vs. Reversed Bowls

post #1 of 8
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I've been playing around with my RS-1's bowls... With the stock bowls, I like the clarity and detail, but there just needs to be a tad more oomph. With revered bowls everything sounds a little slurred and sloppy and there's a lack of detail that came with regular bowls, but I like the overall sound signature a little better. So would flats be a nice compromise between reversed bowls and regular bowls? I know that nothing with offer the detail of bowls, but that's all right. Thanks (does that smiley have flats or bowls? )


I would use the search function, but I am too lazy to go through all those threads. And I would just buy the flats, but I'm somewhat broke after buying the RS-1s.
post #2 of 8
You might want to try reversed HD414 pads. Very cheap to obtain and very easy to mod.
post #3 of 8
When I had the RS-1 the whole pad madness caused me some stress, and in the end was a big factor in me selling it cause I couldn't stand the pad swapping..it's addictive

I'd say the reversed bowls is the most balanced.
The flats have funky bass , but way less detail ..and colored mids.
The bowls are technically better sounding , but the highs can be harsh.


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Originally Posted by buddha911 View Post
I've been playing around with my RS-1's bowls... With the stock bowls, I like the clarity and detail, but there just needs to be a tad more oomph. With revered bowls everything sounds a little slurred and sloppy and there's a lack of detail that came with regular bowls, but I like the overall sound signature a little better. So would flats be a nice compromise between reversed bowls and regular bowls? I know that nothing with offer the detail of bowls, but that's all right. Thanks (does that smiley have flats or bowls? )


I would use the search function, but I am too lazy to go through all those threads. And I would just buy the flats, but I'm somewhat broke after buying the RS-1s.
post #4 of 8
Get flats! It's the only way you will get that hyper impact that Grado's are (in)famous for. I didn't rate the 414 or reversed bowls at all myself.
Bowls or flats everytime; bowls for most types of music, flats for when you want the bass drum giving you a cauliflower ear.
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by skellington View Post
Get flats! It's the only way you will get that hyper impact that Grado's are (in)famous for. I didn't rate the 414 or reversed bowls at all myself.
Bowls or flats everytime; bowls for most types of music, flats for when you want the bass drum giving you a cauliflower ear.
Thanks for the advice so far, everyone. BTW I don't want o think about that ^
post #6 of 8
My preference:

SR-80: Reversed Bowls
MS-2: Flats

Each can 'synergises' differently with different pads so it pays to trial and discover on your own which pads you prefer for the RS-1.

Cheers!
post #7 of 8
I like reversed bowls on my modded MS-1s. For my HF-1s, I am still listening to them with bowls, haven't experimented yet with them.

Ed
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I like reversed bowls on my modded MS-1s. For my HF-1s, I am still listening to them with bowls, haven't experimented yet with them.

Ed
I'm the exact opposite. Even though the reversed bowls are more up-front and have more "oompf", I prefer the clarity of regular bowls.
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