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Grado SR60i Comfort

post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
Before anyone says it - yes, I've read the various threads and I'm still struggling to come up with a good way forwards.

I love the sound - it's taken me a while, but after listening to the PX100s that I used to listen to, the Grados are very much more 'electric'. But the comfort, my gosh.

I've widened the head band and I've washed the ear cushions with shampoo and lukewarm water twice, but they are still so uncomfortable. The PX100s were incredibly comfortable, as the diameter of the driver housing was a lot smaller.

Any particular tips or tricks?
post #2 of 41
If they all don't work ( changing pads, bending headband), there's nothing else you can do then! Just gotta man it up
post #3 of 41
Have you thought of surgery as an option? I think it's called a Head-Fiectomy. No wait that's the phenomenon that happens to your money as it gets burned away from reading more and more posts. What I meant to say was Grado-suction. That when they suck away the parts or your head until the Grado feels comfortable.
post #4 of 41
Sennheiser 414 pads.
post #5 of 41
If your trying to get the SR60i to be as comfortable as PX100's, hang it up. I find the SR60i to be very comfortable. I did have to bend the headband a bit but they'll never be as comfortable as my Portapros. The SR60i's to me are good for sitting around and enjoying the music. They're not to good for being active, just a bit heavy and hot. Anyway I'm assuming your trying to use the SR60i's like you used your PX100's, and I suggest to use the Grado's for home and the PX100's for being active. Or you can get a set of iGrado's for active use, they squeeze your head but eventually get comfortable after a month, as I understand. Hope this helped.
post #6 of 41
You've basically done all you can do. If I remember, the sr60i comes with a flat ear cushion, which if anything, is among the more comfortable grado cushions. My set of sr60s have the reverse bowl pads - quite likely the least comfortable of all options. But with a bit of practice (if that's the right word) they become bearable. I can get around 2 hours before my ears need a break. I imagine you'll either have to let your ears grow accustomed to the feel, or sell them.
post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by SanJoseCanJunkie View Post
Sennheiser 414 pads.
+1

Amazon.com: Replacement Ear Pad Foam Cushions for Sennheiser HD414 / Fits also Grado SR60 SR80 SRI-Series headphones: Electronics

if this doesn't work out you may be out of luck
post #8 of 41
Thread Starter 
I'll look into the 414 pads, thanks for the link.

Aside from that - yeah, it's about making it bearable, it's just annoying to need to have to do that with a headphone really. And I'm using both of them sat down, they'd be too cumbersome to use actively!
post #9 of 41
Between my Grado SR60 and K701, I found my SR60 comfortable. Maybe because I'm wearing SR60 for a longer period of time. SR60 felt in love with my head. And K701 is just beginning to fall in love with my head. You will find it comfortable may after 1 year of use, this what happened. A new SR60 is really uncomfortable, you know, "bloody" during first time, however after the first time, it goes smooth, same with SR60.
post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by VALIENTE View Post
A new SR60 is really uncomfortable, you know, "bloody" during first time, however after the first time, it goes smooth, same with SR60.
Bahahaha best post I've seen from you.
post #11 of 41
You could try something like Garfield Softies, quartermodded, over the top of the pads.
post #12 of 41
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You could try something like Garfield Softies, .
good times. good times
post #13 of 41
David,
Not a fan of them? I've been planning to get a fair to try over my flats so would be interested to know?
post #14 of 41
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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post
David,
Not a fan of them? I've been planning to get a fair to try over my flats so would be interested to know?
no, not at all lol. I have no experience with the softies whatsoever, but i just was implying that i did have a friend who use to be a fiend for these earpads.

Hell, he would even cut them up in pieces and put them on his ps2 analog controller (no joke )

good times. good times
post #15 of 41
Cool

I've cut out some very thin rings of HD414 foam, which I hope won't add enough extra profile to change the sound but will add some comfort. Am going to try gluing those to the flats, the cutting a hole in the softies and put them over both.

My hope if I'll get a much comfier set of flats for extended listening. Will let all know how/if it works.
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