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post #2416 of 5003
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Originally Posted by hi-fiber View Post

HEY! one thing about removing the dust cloth. the area between the driver diaphragm and the front grille make for a very good hiding spot for small insects.

 

your cans should be swept for bugs daily or at least before use. dayyuumm, last night some small crawly insect crawled inside my aural canals when i got home and "plugged" my love [my grado]... 


lol, seriously? Do you live in the Amazon?

 

post #2417 of 5003

yeah seriously... i live in the far reaches of southeast asia...

good thing the damned insect is an earwax connoisseur and didnt find the asian wax to his delight.

post #2418 of 5003

McProgger, forgive my ignorance, but exactly what have you done to those pads ? I thought the general consensus was that the lower-end Grados just didnt have enough oomph, even with the mods, for the GS1000-style monster pads ? I guess I must be missing something - apologies if its just my eyesight.

post #2419 of 5003

the oomph that youre talking about might be the lack of "venting" in the lower end gradoes. bowl pads and the jumbo ones are fitted to give the grado some soundstage or sense of space. 

 

what he did might be a simulation of the jumbo pads.

post #2420 of 5003

I once found a snake in my room (I reside in the mountains..), so thanks for the advice, good i keep my headphones in carrying cases, including the grados.

post #2421 of 5003
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

McProgger, forgive my ignorance, but exactly what have you done to those pads ? I thought the general consensus was that the lower-end Grados just didnt have enough oomph, even with the mods, for the GS1000-style monster pads ? I guess I must be missing something - apologies if its just my eyesight.



I just snapped a pair of velour HD485 pads on top of the L-cushion pads, so the HD485 fit all around my ears and they are very soft. it was only for comfort.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/524252/grado-325i-woodies-swbf2cheater-earpad-mod-56k-warning

post #2422 of 5003
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Originally Posted by hi-fiber View Post

 

what he did might be a simulation of the jumbo pads.

 

thanks hi-fiber - that was my assumption too - given the relatively small number of Head-Fiers who seem to find the GS1K soundscape to their liking I am hesitant to attempt such a mod, and yet ........  it never ends. Bilavideo's BV60i will spend many hours plugged into my amp tonight, friends.  
 

 

post #2423 of 5003

I'm almost ready to start.

 

Have a spare set of MS2i drivers, C-forks/rods (leftovers from a Magnum mod), some cocobolo shells on the way (care of Bill), but need a Grado headband.

 

Any ideas??? Call Grado?

 

 

post #2424 of 5003

Thanks mcprogger - I just dont want to sacrifice any of the newfound bass impact on the plastic fantastics.

post #2425 of 5003

james hows the sound on those monsters? they look pretty sick... 

 

post #2426 of 5003
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

I removed the cloth in front of the driver, but now i wish i hadnt since i can feel no difference at all. and at least it was protected from dust, i believe.

Anyway, what does not kill the grado, make it stronger.

 

here's the basterd:

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Also, I copied this from swbf2cheater, he did it in sr325 with giant such, i did it with the L-cushion on my sr80i. Senn HD485 pads attached to the grado ones.

 

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more comfortable than the L-cushions, circumaural is better for me.

 

As far as i can hear, the bass did got stronger but not tighter.

 

Im gonna have 2 weeks off from work soon, so id be moding these for real soon. and chosing wood L3000.gif.

 

and BTW Eva 01 says "Hi ya' all"

 

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That's pretty much what everyone's reaction is with just removing the grill cloth, but a discernible difference is certainly made after following through with further mods (damping, woodies, dynamat). I A/B'd my cans with just the damping mod and could tell the difference in clarity so problem. It tides over the smoothness IMO, and while this may be on par with the original job of the cloth (to keep the dirt out).

post #2427 of 5003

I love this thread!! James was here a short time ago a bit timid about modding his Grados and he i now coming up with wild ideas that will eventually yield some excellent sounds, you never know so I put some old with older quarter modded ones to see...haven't listened yet but let me ask you guys if we put it to a super secret vote I bet more than half of you guys already tried it...right!!!    I took a day off to be miserable and moan, then I got Crysis 2 and fragged a bunch of folks...all better now!!!

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Don't mess with the old guy!!!!!

your having a bad day.JPG

post #2428 of 5003

^ LOL
 

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Originally Posted by Saintkeat View Post

james hows the sound on those monsters? they look pretty sick... 

 



all i can notice is the sound have more punch, but not tight. The pro here is comfort for me, although IMO HD414 pads quartermoded are more even comfortable

post #2429 of 5003
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Originally Posted by eclein View Post

I love this thread!! James was here a short time ago a bit timid about modding his Grados and he i now coming up with wild ideas that will eventually yield some excellent sounds, you never know so I put some old with older quarter modded ones to see...haven't listened yet but let me ask you guys if we put it to a super secret vote I bet more than half of you guys already tried it...right!!!    I took a day off to be miserable and moan, then I got Crysis 2 and fragged a bunch of folks...all better now!!!

100_1013.JPG

Don't mess with the old guy!!!!!

your having a bad day.JPG

How is crysis? I'm getting a little tired of having my ass handed to me in FIFA lately.
post #2430 of 5003

I like the bass heaps more using the L-cushions but they arn't the most comfortable redface.gif

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