Originally Posted by kamal007
hows the sound with the jumbo pads? better compared to bowls?
I've cycled through the comfies, bowls, and now reside at the jumbos. I didn't like the muddiness of the comfies, although they are very comfortable and are great for the numerous cold days up in Edmonton. The bowls had of course a more open and brighter sound than the comfies, though the comfort was lacking. I flipped between revbowls and regbowls all the time because my ears couldn't happily sit with either. After months of torture I jumped on the jumbos, which I enjoy to this day. Almost immediately after getting them I glue-modded them, as the clear-tape-mod on my bowls had proven so effective. As for the stock jumbos' sound, the highs were in the same league as the bowls, though the bass was much weaker and more boring. That's one of the reasons I didn't pick up on the GS1Ks immediately, it sounded too airy and wasn't really in line with the typical Grado sound AFAI have had experience with. I also experienced this on the SR60s. I didn't think to compare one glue-modded jumbo with one stock, but I like the balance my SR60s have hit. I also rescreened them, so YMMV. At this point, I'm desiring a bit more detail in the highs, but I don't hate them as much as when they had the bowls, revbowls, tapebowls, taperevbowls, comfies, and nickelcomfies. Now all I need is a set each of the flats and HD414s. Does anyone still carry donut pads?
edit: To answer your question, do the jumbos sound better than the bowls is up to you. I tried to describe the sound and my thoughts on the sound differences to give you an idea, but I can't make that judgment for you. I like them. They're the most comfortable so far.