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Today I got the proper Magnum gimbals in the mail so my Magnums are now properly upgraded with the last bit of bling. (When I originally got the Magnums, I wanted to see if I liked their sound before I purchased the full kit)

 

installation was very easy - just a little bit of glue to secure the rod tips to the rods. the quality of the gimbals is quite nice and they make the entire headphone look more classy. I'm listening to them now and can't complain :)

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I was wondering, I know that the plastic ring in the back that says "Grado Prestige Series" can be removed. I remember someone's loosened during shipping and came back to him crooked. What to the 325s look like with that gone? I'm thinking of pulling mine off, anyone have any pictures?

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I was wondering, I know that the plastic ring in the back that says "Grado Prestige Series" can be removed. I remember someone's loosened during shipping and came back to him crooked. What to the 325s look like with that gone? I'm thinking of pulling mine off, anyone have any pictures?

The 325 looks fine with the badges off, though sound doesn't really change (it may, but it's so extremely subtle) so it's almost purely a cosmetic choice.


From HeadWize:

700

 

(these are 325, not 325i)


Edited by dorino - 8/8/12 at 1:25pm
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The 325 looks fine with the badges off, though sound doesn't really change (it may, but it's so extremely subtle) so it's almost purely a cosmetic choice.


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700

 

 

He was talking about the rings, not the badges.

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He was talking about the rings, not the badges.

 

I'm not even dyslexic. There is no excuse. Sorry!

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This was posted in the linked thread, Scootsit. Is that what you mean?

GreatDane used boiling water to loosen his. I believe others recommended the use of an exacto knife after that.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/432665/how-to-remove-grado-prestige-series-model-ring

 


Edited by SoItGoes - 8/8/12 at 7:16pm
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This was posted in the linked thread, Scootsit. Is that what you mean?

GreatDane used boiling water to loosen his. I believe others recommended the use of an exacto knife after that.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/432665/how-to-remove-grado-prestige-series-model-ring

 


Yes sir, thank you.

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Yes sir, thank you.


That's sexy.... (your headphones). I'm unsubscribing, this thread makes my wallet itch.

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That's sexy.... (your headphones). I'm unsubscribing, this thread makes my wallet itch.

 

Those aren't mine, though mine may soon look similar. But, lucky for you, Magnums are no longer made!
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Has anyone gotten some shaft collars or rod locks on their magnums? The rodtips are very permanent, according to Rhydon, so the only option is buying new tips and destroying the ones on there, to replace the rodblocks/add locks. Anyone have another solution? I am considering buying some aluminum rodblocks from Martin, but then I'd have to destroy the rod tips, which I'd prefer not to do.

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Now someone needs to mill out some aluminum or wood to fill in place of that ugly plastic ring!

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But even milling won't suffice, there would be no way to get them over the rod tips. They'd need to get cut in half.
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scootsit - I war referencing the plastic vanity ring on the cup, not the rods / rod lock situation that you are speaking of.

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Yes indeed! I think that I came to a similar conclusion the other day. The flats just sort of sweeten the whole presentation up, but I felt like I was missing out on some details, so I went back to the bowls, I find the treble very seductive, so that's probably why. I noticed that the flats were warmer, and perhaps smoother.

 

Yeah I think it's situational which ones are best, but it really isn't worth switching them so often. Variety is the spice of life, right? So I just change it up every so often and it's a revelation every time! Hah.

 

So, I have the V1s still (lite). I know it's been discussed over time, and I even read it back when, but can someone give me a really quick rundown of how the sound evolved over the revisions? I passed on the upgrade mostly because I didn't want to part with my headphones for weeks for a second time, and I love my V1s but I've always been curious...

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Yeah I think it's situational which ones are best, but it really isn't worth switching them so often. Variety is the spice of life, right? So I just change it up every so often and it's a revelation every time! Hah.

 

So, I have the V1s still (lite). I know it's been discussed over time, and I even read it back when, but can someone give me a really quick rundown of how the sound evolved over the revisions? I passed on the upgrade mostly because I didn't want to part with my headphones for weeks for a second time, and I love my V1s but I've always been curious...


I think that the flats sort of fall on your ears as they should, else they sound off. The bowls however can be positioned in any one of a few different ways. For me, I can get a few different positions, on my ears, around my ears, etc. I can get totally different sounds, based on that. I find that I do get a tad too much cymbal, sometimes. But, if I move them, I can soften it. So confusing!

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