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post #4411 of 26065
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Originally Posted by taiden View Post

I'm going to pick up one of those Sony headbands. Looks awesome, thanks for posting this up. This seems to be a common combo in the Grado mods world these days. :)

 

I find the Sony headband a little bit more comfortable than the stock Grado headband. The padding is a little bit thicker as well. It also doesn't have the annoying 360 degree rotate feature. 

 

Hope the headband works out for you. I believe that wje said somewhere that you can remove the "Studio Monitor" ink on the headband with something. I might try that sometime in the future.

post #4412 of 26065
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Originally Posted by our martin View Post

http://soundcloud.com/jazzmoslounge/guidos-lounge-cafe-broadcast-4 Try this music my friend!

Very nice mix and music.. chill and breeze. Permission to download it for personal collection smily_headphones1.gif
post #4413 of 26065
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Originally Posted by kev pfeifle View Post

Hey all:
Reading about all the great Magnum projects tempts me to build a pair. Would the sound be different enough from my HF-2 to be worth it?

yes me too. Curious to know why the magnum is so great. Ive read about the magnum from the forum but most people were discussing abt the mod project less abt the sound.
post #4414 of 26065

I have had a pair of SR80i phones for about 18 months now, and really like the lively sound.  I have tampered a little by swapping the cushions for the doughnut type, and removing the white dust cover material.  I have also just bought a Black Manta headband from headphonelounge.com

 

I had to swap back to the original cups, as listening connected to my Xonar STX sound card, with uprated op-amps sounded too bright and resulted in unwanted sibilance.

 

I am contemplating either upgrading headphones, or buying a second set, and keeping the SR80i for my iPod or mobile listening.

 

I tried a pair of Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones whilst out shopping the other day, and really disliked the almost artiificial sound the reproduced.  The sound was almost as if "Bass Boost" had been switched on - and really put me off buying them.

 

I am tempted to stick with Grado and get a pair of SR225i phones - or swap the cups over for some mahogany ones.

 

I know I really need to test the phones first - but does anyone have any info on how much better a set of SR80is can sound with the mahogany cups - or if it is worth upgrading to some 225s first, and then consider the cups later down the road?

 

Or try another brand, but I do really like the Grado sound!

post #4415 of 26065

Who makes the magnums - where do you get them from?

post #4416 of 26065

You can get them from http://www.symphones.ca/

 

Just use the email on the website, and ask Rhydon regarding shipping the drivers.

 

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Who makes the magnums - where do you get them from?

post #4417 of 26065
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

You can get them from http://www.symphones.ca/

 

Just use the email on the website, and ask Rhydon regarding shipping the drivers.

 

 

 

Thanks Brooko

post #4418 of 26065

No problem.  I don't think he does the full builds anymore - but a nice "diy" option would be to simply start with a second hand SR60/SR80 (pretty much just for the frame), add the FWJ wooden cups and a better headband from headphone lounge, Rhydon's magnum drivers, your choice of cabling (I just use a diy mogami mini starquad), and then whatever pads you want to play around with.

 

If I wasn't so happy with my current set-up, I think I'd definitely be looking along similar lines ....

post #4419 of 26065

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just received my first Grado
 
a pair of PS500 with cryo copper cable    gs1000.gif
post #4420 of 26065
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Originally Posted by CaptainFlam View Post
 

I just received my first Grado

 
a pair of PS500 with cryo copper cable    gs1000.gif

Very nice and congratulations on the first Grado. That is one awesome set of headphones!!!

Enjoy!!

post #4421 of 26065
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Originally Posted by CaptainFlam View Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just received my first Grado
 
a pair of PS500 with cryo copper cable    gs1000.gif

How much did you pay for the cables? p.s have you compared them with stock cables?


Edited by our martin - 9/6/12 at 9:49am
post #4422 of 26065
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Originally Posted by CaptainFlam View Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just received my first Grado
 
a pair of PS500 with cryo copper cable    gs1000.gif
 

 

 

that's one hell of a cable. there's enough material there to make some comfy Christmas socks.

 

and congrats on the PS500. It's my favorite grado model available out there

post #4423 of 26065
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Originally Posted by CaptainFlam View Post

 

I just received my first Grado
 
a pair of PS500 with cryo copper cable    gs1000.gif

tres flam!

post #4424 of 26065
this is a promotion (July-August) in a store, here in France
but normaly a cable is 310€
Here Gardos are more expensive frown.gif
 
I havn't tried the original cable
post #4425 of 26065
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Originally Posted by CaptainFlam View Post

this is a promotion (July-August) in a store, here in France
but normaly a cable is 310€
Here Gardos are more expensive frown.gif
 
I havn't tried the original cable

Thanks,nice choice of grado headphones you can listen to dance with them aswell like you can with the ps1000s!

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