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Originally Posted by wje View Post




I'm still not quite convinced that the MS1 drivers are quite on par with the 225i.  Marty has essentially said the same thing in an earlier post.

 

 


I agree. I should have phrased my statement better. I think that depending upon how much you can justify spending I believe that the MS1 or the 225i are the best buys for complete modding compared with other Grados such as the igrado, sr60, sr80, sr125, and sr325. They both represent great value at their respective pricepoints that is not to say that the MS1 is the same as the 225i.

 


Edited by BossBorot - 6/25/11 at 10:51pm
post #4772 of 5003
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I agree. I should have phrased my statement better. I think that depending upon how much you can justify spending I believe that the MS1 or the 225i are the best buys for complete modding compared with other Grados such as the igrado, sr60, sr80, sr125, and sr325. They both represent great value at their respective pricepoints that is not to say that the MS1 is the same as the 225i.

 

I 2nd this. I don't really think anyone should buy anything that isn't either an sr60 (budget), ms1, or 225i with modding in mind. They seem like the best options to me. (even though I own an sr80i :P)
 

 

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Just as long as you generally don't mod the things that are upgraded from the factory between the models you're doing ok. Thats like getting a new cable for a 325 when it already has the 8-connector cable made of UHPLC copper and then replacing it with another high quality copper such as Cardas or Moon Audio Black Dragon, granted the latter is built superbly and is of higher purity... or replacing RS-1 cups... but to each their own and from what I've seen, there have been superior woodies to the factory Grado ones coming up on a daily basis!

 

The 225 has weird drivers or something, I can't seem to get the same deep punchy bass from the 60's (not going to poke any holes) even with a recable that is of a higher grade than the stock 225. I don't know if the UHPLC voice coils could be the reason or the drivers are binned from a really awesome batch or something? My 225's have seen probably a thousand hours. The 60's I got for modding are less than a hundred if that makes a difference. The rest is pretty much as good, if not better, I just wish I had that 225 bass!

 

Maybe those magic "improved metal screens" are doing it? I have no idea. Sucks that you don't get bowl pads until you go up to the 225's now, they're really great! Anyway I have been offered a killer deal on some woodies and I'll probably be taking it when cash allows.

 

Anybody else have good results other than Bilavideo with recables? I think my SR-60s are sounding fantastic right now!

post #4774 of 5003

I have recabled with cardas, mogami and canare with cardas tin and the diferences are very little, and the original isnt a bad cable and more confortable. But if you like the estetic view, go on, its funny.

Certainly, i dont take siestas, wje. I like music, artistic painting, athletics and i have a 2.5 years child. I dont sleep so much...cool.gif

 

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I discover a new sure and comodo sistem of dismantle grado drivers:

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I really dont know if somebody use it, is easy: You have to cut the plastic with sierra and sepatate, the driver is out perfect, without marc.

 

Greetings from Chiclana.

post #4775 of 5003

To get cables through sleeve you need to work it like a snake. Push it through a little so that it gets all bunched up, then run your fingers along it to spread it out, then push a bit more, spread it etc. Can be time consuming but you can't just shove a cable straight through it unless it's really short.


Edited by lawrywild - 6/26/11 at 3:17am
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Originally Posted by CABILLAS View Post

I have recabled with cardas, mogami and canare with cardas tin and the diferences are very little, and the original isnt a bad cable and more confortable. But if you like the estetic view, go on, its funny.

Certainly, i dont take siestas, wje. I like music, artistic painting, athletics and i have a 2.5 years child. I dont sleep so much...cool.gif

 

DSC01576.JPG

 

Greetings from Chiclana.


he, we have an athlete here!


 

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To get cables through sleeve you need to work it like a snake. Push it through a little so that it gets all bunched up, then run your fingers along it to spread it out, then push a bit more, spread it etc. Can be time consuming but you can't just shove a cable straight through it unless it's really short.


I tries in a shoelace but no luck, well desperation ruined it for me hehe. but sure will order some cotton sleeve to try it out.

 


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 6/26/11 at 6:07am
post #4777 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Anybody else have good results other than Bilavideo with recables? I think my SR-60s are sounding fantastic right now!


Who's this Bilavideo that you speak of?  I don't recall seeing a Bilavideo around here in ages. wink.gif

 



 

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I 2nd this. I don't really think anyone should buy anything that isn't either an sr60 (budget), ms1, or 225i with modding in mind. They seem like the best options to me. (even though I own an sr80i :P)

 

 

I think that there are always exceptions that one should keep in mind, too.  If you see a pair of SR-325i headphones for $125 and you don't jump on it, then some sort of evaluation is in order for the individual.  biggrin.gif
 

 

post #4778 of 5003
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Certainly, i dont take siestas, wje. I like music, artistic painting, athletics and i have a 2.5 years child. I dont sleep so much...cool.gif

 

 

Cabillas, you knew I was kidding. wink.gif  However, the American culture is so much different.  Our 24/7 pace is slowly taking years off our life.  When my wife, daughter and mother-in-law were in Spain and Portugal last year, they'd stop at the bistros and coffee shops for their caffeine.  None of the shops had "to go" cups.  It was all ceramic cups.  You had to sit - and enjoy your coffee ... not, take it and run. 

post #4779 of 5003
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I think that there are always exceptions that one should keep in mind, too.  If you see a pair of SR-325i headphones for $125 and you don't jump on it, then some sort of evaluation is in order for the individual.  biggrin.gif


I like my MS1 just the way it is and instead of tearing it appart, I order a SR60 to play with. do, dont mess with Alessandros!! angry_face.gif

post #4780 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Just as long as you generally don't mod the things that are upgraded from the factory between the models you're doing ok. Thats like getting a new cable for a 325 when it already has the 8-connector cable made of UHPLC copper and then replacing it with another high quality copper such as Cardas or Moon Audio Black Dragon, granted the latter is built superbly and is of higher purity... or replacing RS-1 cups... but to each their own and from what I've seen, there have been superior woodies to the factory Grado ones coming up on a daily basis!

 

The 225 has weird drivers or something, I can't seem to get the same deep punchy bass from the 60's (not going to poke any holes) even with a recable that is of a higher grade than the stock 225. I don't know if the UHPLC voice coils could be the reason or the drivers are binned from a really awesome batch or something? My 225's have seen probably a thousand hours. The 60's I got for modding are less than a hundred if that makes a difference. The rest is pretty much as good, if not better, I just wish I had that 225 bass!

 

Maybe those magic "improved metal screens" are doing it? I have no idea. Sucks that you don't get bowl pads until you go up to the 225's now, they're really great! Anyway I have been offered a killer deal on some woodies and I'll probably be taking it when cash allows.

 

Anybody else have good results other than Bilavideo with recables? I think my SR-60s are sounding fantastic right now!


I think you need to punch a hole or two. I *really* do :) evil_smiley.gif

 

I've recabled with an 8 conductor silver cable. They sound really good, but I upgraded the cable about the same time as I got a dac and amp unit... sooo, I really have no way of knowing which parts made the most difference. I'm sure the source made most of the difference, but the cable might be playing a part too. The cable upgrade wasn't night and day, like it was when I put silver on my portapros, that change dropped my jaw, this one I think is maybe giving me a slight bit more detail. Is it worth the money I paid for the silver cable? probably not in all honesty. I'd just buy a higher up grado with a nicer cable if i was to do it all over again. Still love the way my cable looks though!

 



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Originally Posted by CABILLAS View Post

I have recabled with cardas, mogami and canare with cardas tin and the diferences are very little, and the original isnt a bad cable and more confortable. But if you like the estetic view, go on, its funny.

Certainly, i dont take siestas, wje. I like music, artistic painting, athletics and i have a 2.5 years child. I dont sleep so much...cool.gif

 

Greetings from Chiclana.

Cabillas, you are awesome.. I think you need to try some silver cables. I'd be interested to see if you found a change when going to silver and if you liked it. I don't sleep either, and I don't even do things in the summer apart from working whenever I get a chance. Lots of hours going to waste. I'm going to try to stay at my university for the upcoming summers.
 

 



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Originally Posted by wje View Post


I think that there are always exceptions that one should keep in mind, too.  If you see a pair of SR-325i headphones for $125 and you don't jump on it, then some sort of evaluation is in order for the individual.  biggrin.gif
 

 


Certainly :) I'm not sure i'd mod some 325i's... Unless I was going to replace the inners with some wood. I'd do that in a heartbeat if i could get a good pair turned out. But, I'd keep the aluminium shells. Hmmm I think Ideally I'd own a pair of 225i woodies and some 325i's with a wood inner. But, for now my college budget is very happy with my bloodwood sr80i's :)

 

post #4781 of 5003

Has anyone purchased a set of SR80i recently.  I received my set Friday and it looks like Grado is using a loctite form of glue on the Grills on. Made it a slight pain to get it off had to break out the dremel to get it out.  Has anyone else had there grills installed like this by them?

post #4782 of 5003
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Has anyone purchased a set of SR80i recently.  I received my set Friday and it looks like Grado is using a loctite form of glue on the Grills on. Made it a slight pain to get it off had to break out the dremel to get it out.  Has anyone else had there grills installed like this by them?



I think people have agreed that Grado's switched to something other than hot glue on the grills, or at least a different form than the one used to put the cups together, so now it's quite difficult to elegantly take them out. I just hammered at the plastic button until it broke a hole in the middle an finished the rest with a pair of pliers. Not the most beautiful way but it worksbiggrin.gif

post #4783 of 5003
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Originally Posted by wje View Post



 

Cabillas, you knew I was kidding. wink.gif  However, the American culture is so much different.  Our 24/7 pace is slowly taking years off our life.  When my wife, daughter and mother-in-law were in Spain and Portugal last year, they'd stop at the bistros and coffee shops for their caffeine.  None of the shops had "to go" cups.  It was all ceramic cups.  You had to sit - and enjoy your coffee ... not, take it and run. 

Yes! No on the go eating or drinking around these parts. You sit, enjoy the view and talk with your mates for a quick reboot before going back to work (or something else lol). As for the ceramic cups, unfortunetly they are now slowly going into extinction on some coffee shops here in Lisbon... at McDonalds and KFC and the other fast food chains... hopefully you stayed away from these mass market places as there's quite other kinds of offerings!

 

My Marty MS1s should ship tomorrow. I'm excited!
 

 

post #4784 of 5003
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Originally Posted by Iceman27911 View Post

Has anyone purchased a set of SR80i recently.  I received my set Friday and it looks like Grado is using a loctite form of glue on the Grills on. Made it a slight pain to get it off had to break out the dremel to get it out.  Has anyone else had there grills installed like this by them?



yuup. They are quite hard to get off nowadays.

post #4785 of 5003
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Originally Posted by kongmw View Post

I think people have agreed that Grado's switched to something other than hot glue on the grills, or at least a different form than the one used to put the cups together, so now it's quite difficult to elegantly take them out. I just hammered at the plastic button until it broke a hole in the middle an finished the rest with a pair of pliers. Not the most beautiful way but it worksbiggrin.gif



I am glad that mine weren't the only ones I searched the forums and couldn't find any post about it, after about 20mins of trying to heat them apart I said forget it I didn't like them anyways. Dremel time haha


I have been looking for the Dynamat liquid, people are putting on the back of the drivers is there any way someone could tell me where the best place to get it is?  I can not find anyone locally with it :( or what the next best stuff is to it 

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