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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 

 

 

Their sound is clearly the open, airy, transparent sound of Grados.  Yet on one song that has strong bass, they give a palpable vibration to my ear that I have not heard on other Grados.  I was surprised that their pads are the S flats as used on the SR60, SR80, and SR125.  Headband is brown leather, of quality similar to that of my GS1000e.

 

I will evetually get around to a more formal comparison to the GH-1 (which I have ordered but don't have) and one of  the RS1i, RS1, RS2i, RS2e) choices.

 

They sound Beautiful!!

 

Congratulations on the Bushmills, they look great...

 

I vote for a GH-1 to RS1i comparison, if you're taking votes.

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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 

MY BUSHMILLS X HAVE ARRIVED!

 

They came in a white cloth bag like a pillowcase, from Russia:

 

 

Inside was a box. Inside the box was a rectangular cuboid (look it up!) of bubble wrap, covered at every square inch with transparent packing tape, and styrofoam shims surrounded its sides so it would not rattle in the outer box.  Inside the bubble wrap was another layer of bubble wrap around a rectangular cuboid (you did look it up, didn't you?), also thoroughly taped.  Removing that second layer of wrap revealed... The Bushmills Box, in light wood.

 

Here it is, with headphone amp (left) ad headphone stand (right), ready for use.

 

 

Near as I could tell, they had never been used.  All parts, including the bag for storage and a converter from the 1/8" plug to the 1/4" plug needed by the amp, were included, and the box seemed to be sealed, though it was really the fact that the clear front (not shown) slid out of tracks rather stiffly.

 

Unlike other Grados, these headphones are "semi closed."

 

What does that mean?  I took a picture.  The backs are completely solid,  but around the front edge of the back are four vents, 90 degrees apart, occupying nearly all of the perimeter.  Here is a picture... you can see the gaps with the lighter wood from the back showing through.

 

 

 

Their sound is clearly the open, airy, transparent sound of Grados.  Yet on one song that has strong bass, they give a palpable vibration to my ear that I have not heard on other Grados.  I was surprised that their pads are the S flats as used on the SR60, SR80, and SR125.  Headband is brown leather, of quality similar to that of my GS1000e.

 

I will evetually get around to a more formal comparison to the GH-1 (which I have ordered but don't have) and one of  the RS1i, RS1, RS2i, RS2e) choices.

 

They sound Beautiful!!

Congrats on those :smile:

 

The only thing you are missing, from having a Grado museum, is a pink driver RS1....check with worms......I would like to have them also.  :smile:

 

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Originally Posted by Harry Manback View Post
 

Hello fanclub.

 

Does anyone here have an old Grado 8 conductor cable or a portion thereof that they would part with?  My iPhone6 doesn't like the big fat plug that my Grados sport.  It seems to be putting too much torque on the jack, and now I have to try to get Apple to replace my BRAND NEW iphone 6 plus because of the damage.  With that said, I want to make my own 1/8" to 1/8" inch adapter that uses a smaller plug that would be much less torquey (is that a word?) on the jack.  I don't want to modify my stock headphones by replacing the plug, so a short section of cable would be enough.

 

I've an ad on the For Sale/Trade forums, but not much action on it.  I'd be glad to pay for the cable (or section of cable) and shipping costs.

 

I wish if Grado was going to use the dinky 1/8" plug, that they would make the grip shorter and smaller.  Ideally, they would use an 1/4" plug and include a nice cabled adapter with a small 1/8" plug for mobile devices.

 

Thanks Folks.

I hear you.....a 1/8 inch plug and a 12 gauge wire....hmmmmmmm


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