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Thanks.. already checked out the Ear Zonk and it's only available on Amazon.com (not .ca) and they won't ship to Canada.  Will look into the regular G pads. Was going to pick them up with my RS1i's but they were out of stock.  Not really interested in flats.

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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.

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The cheapest in Canada is probably Stereotype. http://stereotypeaudio.com/our-brands/grado-labs/bagel-pads-extra-large.html

$54 + tax and shipping is still pretty ridiculous for some $0.50 foam though. Maybe try ebay...
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Count me in as a fan!

You're welcome...:D

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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. 


So we can quarter round mod them?

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Can you purchase the Grados at their facility in NY?

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Yeah, the G-cush's really change the sound of the 225i's.  Definite dip in the bass response, and a very pronounced widening of the soundstage.  Not sure I like the change so far, but it's a great excuse to play around with EQ in JRiver.

 

My Bifrost Uber should be here tomorrow!

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Thanks, I can get then for $45 locally in Toronto when they're in stock.  No hurry right now.  Going to give the new RS1i's a few weeks to break in.

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and for your listening pleasure tonight

 

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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!

 

I'm lovin HD800 and 325is combo. Surprisingly, they share a lot of similarities in sound. Both have articulate, slightly etched highs, transparent mids, and textured bottom. end. On occasion I will use the built-in bass boost on the Fiio E12 that warms and gives body in the 100hz range.  I have considered the RS1i mainly for these sound expectations and I imagine they are significantly lighter in weight. And... the wood factor - they're gorgie. also, I can say about the same as the sr325is silver. Can't I just have both?! I do tend to light phones aren't shy about getting putting some emphasis on the HF and some  folks describe the RS1i high frequencies more melllow. I hope not too mellow.

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HD800 and Grado Good! :D Going to give the RS1i some time to break in but I'm starting to think it's an HD800 lite with different tonality.   Half the price, 2/3 the SQ.  I fully expected the RS1i to be a lot brighter than the HD800 but on my system, it seems darker.  May be lack of break in or just my amp/HP pairings. Tried various combos of Dragonfly, Naim, iPod Classic, iPhone5 and Vali. Been busy for day 1. See where I'm at on day 30.

And yes, you can have both! This is the way of HeadFi. :veryevil:

 

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And yes, you can have both! This is the way of HeadFi. :veryevil:

Wildman! 

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Holy geez my 325is came in yesterday and I just about can't take them off. Owning the 225i and the MS2, I didn't expect to like them as much as I do over the other two but even without break-in these are easily my favorites. I expected them to sound a bit too bright at first, especially with what people seem to say about them and having them paired with the Magni right now. The mids and the bass are phenomenal. I'm thinking about ordering a Vali but I may want to see how these sound after they've had more hours, which won't be long with as much head time as they are getting straight away.

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All the pads were on Ebay last night under grado headphones
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post
 

Yeah, the G-cush's really change the sound of the 225i's.  Definite dip in the bass response, and a very pronounced widening of the soundstage.  Not sure I like the change so far, but it's a great excuse to play around with EQ in JRiver.

 

My Bifrost Uber should be here tomorrow!


I am sure I would like the better soundstage but on the other hand the bass is just adequate now, any decrease would not be good.

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Holy geez my 325is came in yesterday and I just about can't take them off. Owning the 225i and the MS2, I didn't expect to like them as much as I do over the other two but even without break-in these are easily my favorites. I expected them to sound a bit too bright at first, especially with what people seem to say about them and having them paired with the Magni right now. The mids and the bass are phenomenal. I'm thinking about ordering a Vali but I may want to see how these sound after they've had more hours, which won't be long with as much head time as they are getting straight away.


When I got my 325is (after having the 225i) the first thing I noticed was , "where did all this bass come from". Not just the quantity but even more so the quality of the bass is tremendous. You can almost tell what kind of wood the bass is made of.

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