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post #12076 of 26877
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Originally Posted by Jwood013 View Post

I'm gonna throw this in here real quick. I'm planning on buying the sr80i's, some ear pads, and an amp. I hear the g cushions are the best for grado headphones, can anyone back this? If so define the sound and comfort they give you.

The problem with opinions is that everybody has at least one.

 

Some folks don't like the G-Cush.

 

I like the G-Cush.  Bigger soundstage, more comfortable.

 

You should try it with the option to return if you don't like it.

 

Your question will get lots of pluses and minuses but won't tell you a thing about how it sounds on your head.

post #12077 of 26877
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Well, I consider the L- cushions to be the best cushion for most of the Grado phones, other than the ones that come with the G-cushion as the standard cushion.

 

The G-cushion is more comfortable than the L-cushion, though the L is comfortable also, at least for me.

 

You will get a larger sound stage with the G-cushion, but you will have less bass as a result....you will also need to crank the volume a little, but no big deal there.

 

The L- cushion is a better cushion than the s-cushion, which comes on the SR80i as the standard cushion.

 

You may get other people saying that the g-cushion is better for the sR80i, and you may even think so yourself....so take this as just my opinion.

I'm gonna buy the Ear Zonk L and G pads more than likely. That won't cost much so why not?

post #12078 of 26877
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

The problem with opinions is that everybody has at least one.

 

Some folks don't like the G-Cush.

 

I like the G-Cush.  Bigger soundstage, more comfortable.

 

You should try it with the option to return if you don't like it.

 

Your question will get lots of pluses and minuses but won't tell you a thing about how it sounds on your head.

I'm gonna buy the Ear Zonk L and G pads more than likely. That won't cost much so why not?

post #12079 of 26877
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

1. high cost

2. crap performance

3. they will make you look like Princess Leia

But what if the people around me like guys that look like princess Leia?


Edited by Jwood013 - 2/11/14 at 3:17pm
post #12080 of 26877
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Originally Posted by Jwood013 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

The problem with opinions is that everybody has at least one.

 

Some folks don't like the G-Cush.

 

I like the G-Cush.  Bigger soundstage, more comfortable.

 

You should try it with the option to return if you don't like it.

 

Your question will get lots of pluses and minuses but won't tell you a thing about how it sounds on your head.

I'm gonna buy the Ear Zonk L and G pads more than likely. That won't cost much so why not?

Wise, is my opinion.

post #12081 of 26877
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Originally Posted by Jwood013 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

1. high cost

2. crap performance

3. they will make you look like Princess Leia

But what if the people around me like guys that look like princess Leia?

LOL!

post #12082 of 26877
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

Hey all.. Thanks for your insights wrt the PS500 and RS1i.  Just got back from exchanging the PS500 for the RS1i.  Was also going to get the G cusions but they were out of stock. Now I have to sit through 4 hours of meetings, take the train home and plug them in.  Can't wait!

 

Edit - since they came with the adaptor, trying it out of my iPhone5 right now.  Sweet! Much better, even out of the box than the PS500 well broken in. The treble peaks are there but if they smooth out, nailed it!

The highs on mine definitely toned down, enjoy!

 

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Originally Posted by Jwood013 View Post

I'm gonna throw this in here real quick. I'm planning on buying the sr80i's, some ear pads, and an amp. I hear the g cushions are the best for grado headphones, can anyone back this? If so define the sound and comfort they give you.

(L) cushions.

 

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Originally Posted by Jwood013 View Post
 

I'm gonna buy the Ear Zonk L and G pads more than likely. That won't cost much so why not?

Good idea, listen for yourself, enjoy!

post #12083 of 26877

Just received the (G) cushions for the RS1i's tonight. Seems UPS gave them to someone else waiting for a washing machine part from Sears and opened the package (even though it had my name/address on it, and slipped a letter in the envelope to as why they took so long to get too me (which was nice of them to send them to me) So later on tonight i'll do some listening with them, which I already know I will enjoy from trying them from the broken GS1Ki's before I returned them.

post #12084 of 26877

It's no secret that pads swapping is a cheap and easy way to significantly change the sound of Grado headphones. Personnally, I have the stock earpads on my GS and PS1000, I have TTVJ flats on my HP1000, and SR80i, and I think that the Bushmills X sound simply amazing with the L-cush.

 

I don't know why Grado even bothers with the comfies, because it seems that almost everybody that swaps them, ends up preferring the G, L, or flats. Maybe the comfies are cheaper to produce, and if that's the case, I'm sure they sell enough SR60i and 80i, to make a significant difference on their bottom line. 

post #12085 of 26877
Most non-head-fiers I know prefer the comfies. Not as bright, more bass and more comfortable.
post #12086 of 26877
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post


Edit - since they came with the adaptor, trying it out of my iPhone5 right now.  Sweet! Much better, even out of the box than the PS500 well broken in. The treble peaks are there but if they smooth out, nailed it!

Cool! Glad you like them so far.

As for the peaks, also consider your sources. I just got a Schiit Bifrost DAC which warmed up the sound and tamed the treble a bit. All good things!
post #12087 of 26877
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Originally Posted by stacker45 View Post
 

It's no secret that pads swapping is a cheap and easy way to significantly change the sound of Grado headphones. Personnally, I have the stock earpads on my GS and PS1000, I have TTVJ flats on my HP1000, and SR80i, and I think that the Bushmills X sound simply amazing with the L-cush.

 

I don't know why Grado even bothers with the comfies, because it seems that almost everybody that swaps them, ends up preferring the G, L, or flats. Maybe the comfies are cheaper to produce, and if that's the case, I'm sure they sell enough SR60i and 80i, to make a significant difference on their bottom line. 

They might end up putting new padding on them, but from what I know, the stock cushions in the sr80i's are very cheap to produce. They sound like they would be too.

post #12088 of 26877

After a couple of hours with the RS1i, I have to say that I'm impressed.  After nearly 30 days of really wanting to like the PS500 listening to it every day while my HD800 sat on the back burner, they just didn't work for me.  Everything that I found lacking, the RS1i corrects.  Flatter and a little more extended bass and the same with the highs while bringing some semblance of a soundstage back. The $100 or so price difference is an absolute no brainer give the difference in SQ, the metal gimbals and the extension cord and adaptor thrown in.

 

The Naim DAC-V1 is simply brilliant with the HD800 and is proving to be the same with the RS1i. I'm glad I gave Grado another shot after all these years. Count me in as a fan!

post #12089 of 26877
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

After a couple of hours with the RS1i, I have to say that I'm impressed.  After nearly 30 days of really wanting to like the PS500 listening to it every day while my HD800 sat on the back burner, they just didn't work for me.  Everything that I found lacking, the RS1i corrects.  Flatter and a little more extended bass and the same with the highs while bringing some semblance of a soundstage back. The $100 or so price difference is an absolute no brainer give the difference in SQ, the metal gimbals and the extension cord and adaptor thrown in.

 

The Naim DAC-V1 is simply brilliant with the HD800 and is proving to be the same with the RS1i. I'm glad I gave Grado another shot after all these years. Count me in as a fan!

Good for you man! Glad to hear you're digging yours as we have. The RS1s are a killer can. If you haven't already, I'd recommend picking up a pair of Ear Zonk G cushes or TTVJ flats to further explore what they have to offer.

post #12090 of 26877
Looked at the price of flats. Then looked at my yellow 414 senheiser pads I had for using with the reverse L pad set up sounded muffled so I took the L Pads off. Cut quarter size hole in center of yellow 414 pads with 4 v cuts shooting out. Never sounded so good the yellows are softer than the grados. Not sure I can get picture with thebtablet I'm on so here goes.
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