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post #12301 of 18137
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

1. It's a real pain to reverse

2. You have to crack the cans open to do it, risking cracked plastic.

3. While it increases bass it does so at the cost of the overall balance.

I just think it is better to EQ or roll pads because you can't A/B test the venting mods...you are kinda stuck with it...YMMV.

 



all very good points.


I am curious how similar the 225 will sound to the RS1 if I vent the 225 to match the RS1.
post #12302 of 18137
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

1. It's a real pain to reverse

2. You have to crack the cans open to do it, risking cracked plastic.

3. While it increases bass it does so at the cost of the overall balance.

I just think it is better to EQ or roll pads because you can't A/B test the venting mods...you are kinda stuck with it...YMMV.

 



all very good points.


I am curious how similar the 225 will sound to the RS1 if I vent the 225 to match the RS1.

RS1 has larger cups than any of the SR or RS2...it is hard to therefore make any of the SR cans sound like the RS1.

Also Grado may tweak vents and other doctoring to adjust for larger cup volume of RS1.

post #12303 of 18137
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

I am not a fan of the venting mod. If I want more bass I use TTVJ flats

I tried this on my first pair of 80's, I didn't like it either, the bass just wasn't right to me.

 

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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

I am not a fan of the venting mod. If I want more bass I use TTVJ flats

 



why don't you like about it?

Definitely a very good idea to get the TTVJ flat pads if you want more bass.

post #12304 of 18137

I like the TTVJ pads with my RS2's for Jazz. They make them sound much fuller and closer. Lovely with intricate drums and bass. Rock music too. 

 

Not great for air and separation though. But I can defo hear the appeal of them. 

post #12305 of 18137

Tried a ton of different pads on my 325is, TTVJ flats always seem to make their way back on them.

post #12306 of 18137
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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post

Tried a ton of different pads on my 325is, TTVJ flats always seem to make their way back on them.

Have you tried the G Cush?
post #12307 of 18137

Isn't that only for GS1000 or PS1000? Would they fit?

post #12308 of 18137
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Originally Posted by elmoe View Post
 

Isn't that only for GS1000 or PS1000? Would they fit?

 

Yes they would, Grado cups can be used with all of their products...

post #12309 of 18137

Will have to give them a try then, they're pretty much the only ones I haven't tried. Even had a pair of headphile C Pads way back when.

post #12310 of 18137
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Originally Posted by TheDreamthinker View Post

Yes they would, Grado cups can be used with all of their products...

And by cups, he means pads.

Yeah the G Cush are great on the 325s. They open up the soundstage a bit and take a touch of the edge off the treble.
post #12311 of 18137
all of you guys talking about modifying the sound.

i like my sr225i just the way they are! L3000.gif
post #12312 of 18137

The G-Cush will change teh sound of your 325 more than the other grado pads even.

They basically move the driver away from your ear and more space between the cups and your head.

Whether you like it or not or think it is worth the price of the pads is a personal thing. 


Edited by parbaked - 2/19/14 at 12:56pm
post #12313 of 18137
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post


And by cups, he means pads.

Yeah the G Cush are great on the 325s. They open up the soundstage a bit and take a touch of the edge off the treble.

 

I like my treble though, I just find the flats enhance the bass just right.

post #12314 of 18137
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

1. It's a real pain to reverse

2. You have to crack the cans open to do it, risking cracked plastic.

3. While it increases bass it does so at the cost of the overall balance.

I just think it is better to EQ or roll pads because you can't A/B test the venting mods...you are kinda stuck with it...YMMV.

 



all very good points.


I am curious how similar the 225 will sound to the RS1 if I vent the 225 to match the RS1.


For me, one of the reasons I rejected the RS1 in favor of the 225 is because with a slight bass bump @ 40 Hz, and a slight cut at 6000 Hz and again at 12000 Hz, then they were so similar it was scary. Playing with EQ in the midrange gave a similar result,  by cutting the high mids instead of boosting bass.  this was done with JRiver graphic EQ and playing a bit with the parametric.

post #12315 of 18137

I've got great results with a little fine tuning with the RS2 and L cups. I like the air of the L's but the upper mids become very shouty. 

 

I knock down the 2hz - 3 notches. 5 and 7hz - 2 notches. 

 

Add a bit of bass with a tone control (privilege of vintage amp) and bingo! Very sweet sound.   

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