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lawry hows the jaben cups working out? they stick out a fair bit don't they, but how do they sound?

post #3302 of 5003
Isn't the indicator near the solder pad and not on the plate?
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Originally Posted by Saintkeat View Post

lawry hows the jaben cups working out? they stick out a fair bit don't they, but how do they sound?


They did before I sawed off the distancer bits. With the modifications and the rosewood they sound incredible.
post #3304 of 5003

did you have to saw out a slot for your cable as well?

 

thats a lot of work. I'm glad it was worth it!

 

sml1226 - mine wasn't on the solder pad.. just this red marker dot on the magnet almost like a giant punctuation at the end of Grado lol.


Edited by Saintkeat - 4/25/11 at 3:51pm
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Originally Posted by Saintkeat View Post

did you have to saw out a slot for your cable as well?

 

thats a lot of work. I'm glad it was worth it!

 

sml1226 - mine wasn't on the solder pad.. just this red marker dot on the magnet almost like a giant punctuation at the end of Grado lol.


They are my knock off PS1000s... I'd love to hear a real PS1000 some time and see how these sound in comparison. From what I've read on the PS1000 sound, the way these sound is fairly similar. I can imagine the PS1000 has a bit more bass though (and I'm considering opening 2 more holes (to make 6) for this reason. Obviously when it comes to detail that wouldn't really be a fair competition though. For sure aluminium really brings out every last bit of detail these drivers can produce.

They look kinda silly from the front as do all Grados. Jumbos make them stick out more too. But they look awesome worn from the side in my opinion (I always fell in love with the PS1000 look):

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As for the cable hole, it was pre-drilled into the cup already, it was still in perfect position after cutting off the distancers. Got to solder and re-solder every time you want to do work though.
post #3306 of 5003

well done mate.

 

I'll be trying to get the jumbos with mine too. I think the distance from the drivers would help the comfortability issue for me, since the heat from the drivers really bother me after short listens.

 

You think its cos of the jumbos thats why the bass seems diminished? I'd like to know how yours work out after you pop the extra holes.

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Originally Posted by Saintkeat View Post

well done mate.

 

I'll be trying to get the jumbos with mine too. I think the distance from the drivers would help the comfortability issue for me, since the heat from the drivers really bother me after short listens.

 

You think its cos of the jumbos thats why the bass seems diminished? I'd like to know how yours work out after you pop the extra holes.


Nah I have bowls aswell and they have the roughly the same sound just with a smaller soundstage and less comfort. I'm not using Grado jumbos but the Jaben ones that came with them, they're also available on ebay for cheaper than Grado ones. I'd like to try Grado ones but for £50.. not worth it, especially since I reckon these sound better.
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why do you reckon these sound better?

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Because these sound like bowls, which I like, and from what everyone says the Grado ones don't.
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are these it? 

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bowl-Shape-Pads-Grado-SR60i-SR80i-SR125i-Headphones-/250809515441?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D8714316730682490507

 

I might have to pop down to Jaben and have a listen if they have them.

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^ Yep
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Originally Posted by lawrywild View Post

Because these sound like bowls, which I like, and from what everyone says the Grado ones don't.


Can you elaborate on this? A bunch of guys over in the MS1000 thread have been wondering about these "fake" jumbos. If they sound like bowls that might be totally awesome, since the Grado jumbos tend to suck out the bass and most especially the mids. The stock MS1000i mod as I heard it had a great presentation but was slightly boring and V-shaped at the same time, which is not such a great combination.

 

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Can you elaborate on this? A bunch of guys over in the MS1000 thread have been wondering about these "fake" jumbos. If they sound like bowls that might be totally awesome, since the Grado jumbos tend to suck out the bass and most especially the mids. The stock MS1000i mod as I heard it had a great presentation but was slightly boring and V-shaped at the same time, which is not such a great combination.

 


I find that these retain the bass, perhaps even increase it a little, increase the HFs slightly and gives them more clarity but does suck a little (emphasis on "a little") life out of the mids (in my opinion this is simply from having the driver further away from the ear). Soundstage and comfort are both increased massively. This is all relative to what I hear with bowls and this is without 'distancers'.
Edited by lawrywild - 4/25/11 at 5:07pm
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the right side... is the one that's on the right. i don't see how I could screw it up. Maybe it's just because I'm a noob. I'll be having a buddy with more experience help me recable them when the time comes.

 


Correct.  With the right side being positive, you can always confirm the wire connection with an Ohm meter.  Hold one lead on the plug end (tip) that goes into your player and the other on the wire lead that would go to your driver.  You're basically checking for resistance - which there should be little, if any of.  You can also check the negative connections, but you'll have to move a bit further up the male connector to one of the negative connectors on the plug and use the other wire going to your driver.

 

Good luck!

 

Oh, finally as last resort, you might find some pictures of drivers with the colored wires soldered correctly to the drivers in the Grado threads here.  That might be a final move though - as I'd use the Ohm meter method first.

 

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Hi JamesMcProgger,

 

I can't find the "vaudio case" on eBay...tried searching multiple ways.

 

Could you confirm the brand and maybe when you purchased?  I have a Grado case I got from the UK but it was expensive!

 

That one looks good...I would like 1-2 of 'em!

 

Thanks!

CEE TEE

 

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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post



 

 

Just to add to this matter, i use two different cases for my grados

 

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Top: MS1 in HeadRoom Grado case, very very slim and easy to carry. con: might not fit modded grados. got it at the FS forums

 

Below: SR80i in Vaudio case, 25$ at ebay, has detachable shoulder strap belt, bag for DAP or AMP, velcro band for the cable, and everything can be removed to leave only the hard case. this also hold the grado in its place by the shape of the inside, which can also be removed. only con is that turns out to be kind of bulky.

 

Id say first if more portable, second is more protective.



 

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