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These are a crappy cellphone picture of my Magnums...Sorry about the pic quality, it really isn't doing this work of art justice. 

 

This is my second pair of Grados. I have a pair of SR60is that I really like. 

 

Compared to my modded Fostex T50RPs, these headphones sound quite different. They are not as neutral as the T50RPs, but they are a very fun sounding, very dynamic headphone. I 

definitely like to use these when I want to enjoy my music. These have sounded excellent for every genre. They do not sound like traditional Grados in my opinion. However, they are definitely 

one of the best valued headphones when you have put together everything.

 

Shoutout to Taiden of Vibro Labs for the magnificent cups. I have his Vintage Vibro IVs. Shoutout to Chris_Himself o Headphone Lounge for the cables. Great guys to work with. Excellent 

communication, and they put their customers first, which is always nice to see. 

 

I currently am using a Sony headband. They do require quite a bit of modding in order to fit the cups. You need to use a hair dryer/head gun on the gimbals, and close them enough

to fit the diameter of the cups. Also, you need to either sand down the pins or use the heatshrink method previously described.

 

Sorry again for the picture quality...Between the Magnums and the Fostex T50RPs, I think I have settled down for quite some time. These two are in my opinion two of the best bargains available. 

 

Edit: I am currently driving these from a O2 + ODAC combo. They sound fantastic! No hint of sibilance or harshness at all. 


Edited by No_One411 - 9/5/12 at 7:01am
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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. :)

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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?
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I'll let you know in a few weeks when I get my magnums built...
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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.

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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
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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.
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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!

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

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

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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

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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 ....

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

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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
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