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Carboned Grados look more or less the same as on the pictures I posted a few pages ago. These are 50% shorter and 50% thicker. A cheap and easy way to get great bass with no need for venting. They are stiff and firm in spite of their tiny looks

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The fibre used wasn't of highest quality so it was hard to get that classy even carbo looks

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They are just tubes, no crazy shapes, enough to do the job.

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So called slip-ons. Plug & Play compatible.

post #3392 of 5003


RS1 and HF2 drivers are different. Ive place each driver in the others shell and had different results. The hf2 drivers have alot of bass packed in them.
 

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The detail is limited by the diaphragm?.I read the SR series had all the same drivers?


They definitely have something different going on from model to model in the driver, likely something with the mylar.

Clarity and bass response goes up as the models do, using the same shells and pads, so it has to be in the driver, and the plastic, holes, and felt are all the same so the VC is either higher quality, or the mylar is slightly different.

So really, a proper mod around a 225 driver probably sounds better than the exact same things on a 60 driver. So go grab a PS1000 driver and go crazy tongue.gif


 

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So really, a proper mod around a 225 driver probably sounds better than the exact same things on a 60 driver. So go grab a PS1000 driver and go crazy tongue.gif


lmao, who was the hero here who oppened his hi-end grado? cant remember, its like a crapload of pages back. you rare see that happening.

 

 

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Honestly if I was in the market to buy a Grado again I would go with the Alessandro MS1.


I agree 100% with you! my stock MS1 >> SR80i, would the mod version of the grado keep up with the MS1? i shall find out this in 15 days or so.

 


 

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The fibre used wasn't of highest quality so it was hard to get that classy even carbo looks

carbo 002.jpg

 


that look better than I expected, considering how rough CF looks.

 

you know what would be even more awesome? a partial liveration of the driver and CF in both pieces of the cup.

 

post #3394 of 5003

ok, thanks for the users that had some recomandations... i cannot get the alessandro... i pay only cash on delivery. and in my country there are no alessandro's... si my question... from sr60i to sr225i.... which one has the best bass?.... and wich one has the best clarity?....

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ok, thanks for the users that had some recomandations... i cannot get the alessandro... i pay only cash on delivery. and in my country there are no alessandro's... si my question... from sr60i to sr225i.... which one has the best bass?.... and wich one has the best clarity?....



never heard the 225 but i suppose it should be better, but , if i were you, and i were to fully mod this, id get the cheapest, after all if you master the science of moding, you can do whatever you want!


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 4/27/11 at 2:50pm
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you know what would be even more awesome? a partial liveration of the driver and CF in both pieces of the cup.

 


If the inner would behave likewise to the outer then the possible clarity is exciting but I guess that the possible amounts of bass would become problematic unless I get larger pads.

There are other options aswell, like making skinny tonewood shells and then reinforce them with CF to avoid huge heavy shells, not to mention cups made of graphite fiber which has even more carbon than carbon fiber itself ;)

post #3397 of 5003

Thanks for all your help Guys.

 

I've decided  or rather I have already purchased some Good as new sr60i's from Ebay  . I know because of the experience with my igrado they have a attractive sound I will appreciate.Also that they are mod-able is a fun way to experiment and as mentioned personalize the sound signature a little and or learn a little about headphones .

 

Eventually I'll look out for some second hand HD650's and see how there signatures compare . If I prefer the grado signature I will try and visit a Grado stockist & compare a more expensive model Against my modded RS60i's .<<< well that's the plan anyway :-) .If I prefer the HD650's then I'll stick with them but maybe I will enjoy the differences these two makes of headphones offer .

 

Anyone  listen regularly too senns HD600 or 650 and Grado's SR series of headphones or do most choose on or the other .

 

 

post #3398 of 5003

Did you put any extra protection around the cables where they penetrate the CF?  I know that CF can be very sharp when set up and was interested if you had any concerns about damage to your wires going through the penetration point?

 

BTW, love the idea of exploring the carbon fibre options!



 

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Originally Posted by MaciekN View Post

Carboned Grados look more or less the same as on the pictures I posted a few pages ago. These are 50% shorter and 50% thicker. A cheap and easy way to get great bass with no need for venting. They are stiff and firm in spite of their tiny looks

carbo 001.jpg

 

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Originally Posted by ib1dance View Post

Thanks for all your help Guys.

 

I've decided  or rather I have already purchased some Good as new sr60i's from Ebay  . I know because of the experience with my igrado they have a attractive sound I will appreciate.Also that they are mod-able is a fun way to experiment and as mentioned personalize the sound signature a little and or learn a little about headphones .

 

Eventually I'll look out for some second hand HD650's and see how there signatures compare . If I prefer the grado signature I will try and visit a Grado stockist & compare a more expensive model Against my modded RS60i's .<<< well that's the plan anyway :-) .If I prefer the HD650's then I'll stick with them but maybe I will enjoy the differences these two makes of headphones offer .

 

Anyone  listen regularly too senns HD600 or 650 and Grado's SR series of headphones or do most choose on or the other .

 

 


haha.. everyone needs a pair of grado's, and senns, and ath's, and akg's, and denon's, and fischers.. :D Not to mention a good IEM or two. 

 

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You have a point there, CF can be sharp on edges. They fit tightly on the inner shell so there is no pressure put on cable. With scissors I've made small cuts to allow cables pass without any problem to the inside. As a last resort protection, cables I recabled them with use very thick outer isolation, I would have to press really hard with the cups to do any real damage.

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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post

ok, thanks for the users that had some recomandations... i cannot get the alessandro... i pay only cash on delivery. and in my country there are no alessandro's... si my question... from sr60i to sr225i.... which one has the best bass?.... and wich one has the best clarity?....

 

The 225 is the better headphone and is definitely the more detailed of the two. The bass IMO is very very similar. I'm guessing the 225 is going to cost you somewhere around 120 to 150 dollars more. So if your looking for something that is a little more detailed go with the 225. The mids are smoother and there is just more there there. The SR60 OTOH is a great headphone.

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so, right now i do not really have enought money to throw. i do have cowon j3 as my main source. should i get the sr60i and try to mod it?....

 

the only thing that i do not know is if there are any differences between sr60i and sr80i.... i mean... in my country the price difference is like 5-10$... because the sr60i is about 110$ and sr80i cost somwhere like 118$.... in europe it is like this, i do not complain......

 

now, which one should i get?...

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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post

so, right now i do not really have enought money to throw. i do have cowon j3 as my main source. should i get the sr60i and try to mod it?....

 

the only thing that i do not know is if there are any differences between sr60i and sr80i.... i mean... in my country the price difference is like 5-10$... because the sr60i is about 110$ and sr80i cost somwhere like 118$.... in europe it is like this, i do not complain......

 

now, which one should i get?...


For 8 dollars? I'd get the one with the bigger number :D

 

post #3404 of 5003
If it's a 10 dollar difference I'd get the 80.

I spent more than just 10 bucks to get the sr80 years ago because it sounded more refined than the sr60 for some reason. I was happy with it since I didn't really have the money or skill then to mod anything lol.
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

lmao, who was the hero here who oppened his hi-end grado? cant remember, its like a crapload of pages back. you rare see that happening.
Schwallman's RS1s and HF2s are the first that come to mind there.


To avoid the insanely expensive (not saying it is by any means cheap) modding risk, why not try an RS2? With the first obvious difference between the two RS cans being the shorter cups on the RS2, swap them out with something deeper if going Mahogany, or your options just open way up if you go with an alternate wood. There, RS2+, potentially the best Grado out there except maybe a modded HP, HF2, RS1, GS, or PS can (all of which are probably going to cost you more to mess with than a RS2).
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