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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
Since when did Grado actually start allowing people to buy parts?
Ahh, I just assumed they did. My mistake.
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by dcheming View Post
Ahh, I just assumed they did. My mistake.
A bit off-topic, but is your avatar from Flight of the Navigator? I loved that movie as a kid...
post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by kamal007 View Post
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.
post #19 of 34
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A bit off-topic, but is your avatar from Flight of the Navigator? I loved that movie as a kid...
Yeah, it sure is. I also loved that movie as a kid, mostly due to the abilities of the Trimaxion Drone Ship. I'll always remember that one part where it morphs into it's high speed mode and then darts off - such awesome acceleration. I can't wait to have something like that in real life.
post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by joneeboi View Post
I was referring to the expression, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." In that sense, it's working for me now, so I have no more real need to mess around with the screws.
yes sorry ... and I was just wondering why put those screw in in the first place?
Not trying to p*ss on your fire or anything but they look hideous and I'm sure lots would agree here that a couple of grub screw into a tapped hole would've been far less unsightly.
I can understand modification that bring about increased SQ but this just seems like you've trashed a perfectly good pair of cans.
Of course all in my Humble Opinion....
post #21 of 34
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I think I'm okay with the ugliness. Once you try out for Team Grado you immediately forgo the privilege of appealing asthetics anyway
post #22 of 34
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...Once you try out for Team Grado you immediately forgo the privilege of appealing asthetics anyway
I think you owe my beautiful MS2i an apology good sir
post #23 of 34
Thats the DIY spirit!
But wouldn't it look better with thumb screws similar to the ones on the HP1000?
post #24 of 34
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I would have if there were some at the hardware store. I SUPPOSE I could have ordered some, but I wanted a quick and dirty solution to the Grado twisties.

Televator's MS2is: Sorry for insulting your good looks. Clearly beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, even though you're technically part of the Grado family but really you emancipated years ago to pursue your own life.
post #25 of 34
my MS2i says it's ok, but don't you do it again... and BTW nice of you to mutilate its brethren

I'm still waiting for the full-alu mod that was said to be in preparation by one member here... I do think the MS2i is high enough for me budget wise, but I would love a full alu look with thumbscrews and everything
post #26 of 34
What model camera did you use for the photos?
post #27 of 34
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My home is all about the Canon A series. The pictures were taken by the A620. We used to have a Canon EOS 30 film camera for which my dad traded in his ultimately vintage film camera in, but we had to sell that because film was too tedious. This camera's not too bad. Print quality is pretty good. Nothing compared to those expensive point-and-shoots in the "Post Your Photography Part X" threads.
post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by joneeboi View Post
My home is all about the Canon A series. The pictures were taken by the A620. We used to have a Canon EOS 30 film camera for which my dad traded in his ultimately vintage film camera in, but we had to sell that because film was too tedious. This camera's not too bad. Print quality is pretty good. Nothing compared to those expensive point-and-shoots in the "Post Your Photography Part X" threads.
Thanks, I'm in the market for a camera and those pictures are sharp.
post #29 of 34
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If you're in the market you should ask people more knowledgeable than I am on this subject. =/ At any rate, you gotta love the macro.
post #30 of 34
I read some reviews and it passes with flying colors. It's got one of Canon's faster processors in it. A standout in it's class.
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