it's not? lol.
alright i'll take pictures tomorrow, as it is a little late here, and um, just point out where i deviate from your instructions...
There is a great video about their development and the collaboration that led to the Bushmills - Elijah Wood, Zach Cowie, and John Grado:
They were originally (and exclusively) offered by (and are still listed, in optimistic hope they will return), Turntable Lab, NY, for $395:
head-fier @furjim most recently had a like-new pair listed on the classifieds here for $650. In comparing them to his SR80is, he calls them "very laid back" not fast or resolving, but with a unique balance - live mids and not super forward. They achieve a great soundstage with the G pads, much better than he expected from a Grado.
They are *semi-closed,* the only such ones from Grado. Being semiclosed, they still "leak" sound in and out.
Someone recently on this thread rated his top "best for the money" Grados as GS1000 / Bushmills X / PS500 (I think)!
And finally, if you cannot afford or don't want to wait for the Grado Bushmills, I will soon be introducing the Grado Old Milwaukee Light Beer headphones, fully closed made from the bottom of Old Milwaukee beer bottles, as detailed here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/530965/grado-fan-club/23265#post_11333405
That was me, I posted my favoite Grados in regard to price vs performance, wich are, the SR80e, followed by the Bushmills X, and third, I rated the PS500 and PS1000i equals. Keep in mind though, that I still haven't heard the PS500e, and the GS1000e.
Good for you! I bought the SR325e that jaywillliin sold, as my very first entry into the Grado world of -e. Love them and awaiting a GS1000e as my second -e.