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I just got my 325is in the mail and...I can't use them.  I need to get an adapter to convert the plug to 1/4". (1/4" is the one that will work with my computer, ipod, etc right?)  I'm considering it a top priority to recable them with a detachable cable so I don't accidentally break them, any advice?  I figure I might as well go silver if I'm recabling anyways.  That 60i mod thread said it was only like $50.  Speaking of...I can't find that thread for the life of me, can anyone link it?

They came with a pair of TTVJ flats and, while I like those better than the stock pads, they're still not the comfiest.  Think I should go try jumbos?  Where might I find such a pair?


Edited by Valicious - 9/19/12 at 10:46pm
post #4562 of 25028
i dunno about recabling, but for the pads, you may or may not like it.

have you listened to the 325is before? it's pretty bright already with the bowls..
the jumbo will make it circumaural, which is generally more comfortable to wear..
but the highs will become more prominent than it is already.. you might not like it anymore, unless you do some EQing..
post #4563 of 25028
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Originally Posted by Valicious View Post

I just got my 325is in the mail and...I can't use them.  I need to get an adapter to convert the plug to 1/4". (1/4" is the one that will work with my computer, ipod, etc right?)  I'm considering it a top priority to recable them with a detachable cable so I don't accidentally break them, any advice?  I figure I might as well go silver if I'm recabling anyways.  That 60i mod thread said it was only like $50.  Speaking of...I can't find that thread for the life of me, can anyone link it?

They came with a pair of TTVJ flats and, while I like those better than the stock pads, they're still not the comfiest.  Think I should go try jumbos?  Where might I find such a pair?

 

It was disbanded due to some people who were not designated MOT's violating terms of service by advertising stuff they were selling. It's a shame, that thread was a gold mine for potential modders.

 

Don't go jumbos, I don't like how it sounds and the drivers weren't setup to pump sound into that shape of a soundchamber if that makes sense. I'd want bigger cups like the GS-1000i to do that.

 

Um the 325is come with an adapter, unless you bought it used and the seller just didn't wanna include it haha. 1/4" is the big guitar cable style one. You'd want 3.5mm. Plenty of good adapters on amazon!

 

I think you should try flats before you try anything else. I still use an RS-2 with comfy pads much to everyone's surprise. I wear cans for 4-6 hours a day so you may understand my grief with bowls after a while with glasses.

post #4564 of 25028
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

 

It was disbanded due to some people who were not designated MOT's violating terms of service by advertising stuff they were selling. It's a shame, that thread was a gold mine for potential modders.

 

Don't go jumbos, I don't like how it sounds and the drivers weren't setup to pump sound into that shape of a soundchamber if that makes sense. I'd want bigger cups like the GS-1000i to do that.

 

Um the 325is come with an adapter, unless you bought it used and the seller just didn't wanna include it haha. 1/4" is the big guitar cable style one. You'd want 3.5mm. Plenty of good adapters on amazon!

 

I think you should try flats before you try anything else. I still use an RS-2 with comfy pads much to everyone's surprise. I wear cans for 4-6 hours a day so you may understand my grief with bowls after a while with glasses.

I saw a second incarnation of that thread that I just saw like two days ago.  Do you know of a Guide to Babby's First Recable or something similar?  I honestly have no idea what I'm doing.  (especially with the detachable cable on the cans.  How would you even do that?) Part of me feels like I should spend some time with the stock sound before modding or recabling, but I don't want to risk yanking the cord and breaking something.  (and if I'm going to recable anyways, shouldn't I just go silver and be done with it?  or am I nuts?)

In the mean time, is there something specific I should look for in an adapter?  I'm seeing regular ones, gold-plated ones....I bought them used and the guy didn't include an adapter.

I'll stick with the TTVJ flats for now and see how they feel after a few hours.

 

EDIT:  What is the concensus on just how much silver cable improves sound?  6' of silver would be $50, or I can get the Grado adapter, the Grado 15-ft extension cable, and have around 20-ft for $45.  I'd really love to be able to just lie in bed with my 'phones on, and only 6' would be stretching it.  Should I just save my money for some woodies?


Edited by Valicious - 9/20/12 at 2:40am
post #4565 of 25028

if youre one of those guys who care... there is an original grado 1/4 to mini adapter same type of cable and gold terminals you can get to replace the one that was missing. 

post #4566 of 25028
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Originally Posted by thedips View Post

if youre one of those guys who care... there is an original grado 1/4 to mini adapter same type of cable and gold terminals you can get to replace the one that was missing. 

I was looking at that.  (See my edit to my previous post)  Is that and their 15-ft extension cable really any better than the cheapo ones on Amazon?

post #4567 of 25028
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Originally Posted by Valicious View Post

I saw a second incarnation of that thread that I just saw like two days ago.  Do you know of a Guide to Babby's First Recable or something similar?  I honestly have no idea what I'm doing.  (especially with the detachable cable on the cans.  How would you even do that?) Part of me feels like I should spend some time with the stock sound before modding or recabling, but I don't want to risk yanking the cord and breaking something.  (and if I'm going to recable anyways, shouldn't I just go silver and be done with it?  or am I nuts?)

In the mean time, is there something specific I should look for in an adapter?  I'm seeing regular ones, gold-plated ones....I bought them used and the guy didn't include an adapter.

I'll stick with the TTVJ flats for now and see how they feel after a few hours.

 

EDIT:  What is the concensus on just how much silver cable improves sound?  6' of silver would be $50, or I can get the Grado adapter, the Grado 15-ft extension cable, and have around 20-ft for $45.  I'd really love to be able to just lie in bed with my 'phones on, and only 6' would be stretching it.  Should I just save my money for some woodies?

I think you should listen to the 325s for a while before thinking about recable. If it's stock, they are bright to a zing. I quite like the zing, personally (and one of my 325is woodies have Chris silver on them :)). If you don't like the brightness that much I'd rethink using silver as, in general, they tend do work on the highs. Copper otoh, in general, tend to work on the bottom end and body.

post #4568 of 25028

New mod thread, well not brand new.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/560806/sr60-mod-part-ii

post #4569 of 25028
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Originally Posted by Audiophile03 View Post

Here are my just about finished SR60's. Mods include HeadPhoneLounge Vibro Mahogany wood cups,saddle brown Manta leather headband, Symphones Magnum drivers, and Grado L-Cush ear pads. I'm in the process of ordering some new Silverray cable with a Viablue T6 plug, MDPC-X copper brown sheathing and a wood y-connect from HeadPhoneLounge to finish it off. I guess at this point, it doesn't have much Grado left. They sure do sound fantastic though!

 

 

 

I bought my first pair of MS1's the other week and I also bought the same cups and headband. They haven't come in yet but I'm really excited since that combination goes great together.

 

I already did some mods to them including recabling them with a mini jack in each cup so I can switch cables, added rod locks, and quarter modded them. Love these phones!

post #4570 of 25028
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

 

Um the 325is come with an adapter, unless you bought it used and the seller just didn't wanna include it haha. 1/4" is the big guitar cable style one. You'd want 3.5mm. Plenty of good adapters on amazon!

 

 

Hmmm. I just received the 325is and there was no adapter in the box. I did have to buy that separately. Could it be the higher end ones that include it?

post #4571 of 25028
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

Hmmm. I just received the 325is and there was no adapter in the box. I did have to buy that separately. Could it be the higher end ones that include it?

My understanding is that only the RS-1 and above include the extension and cable adapter, and either the SR-80 or SR-125 and below that are 1/8" native and include the 1/4" adapter.
post #4572 of 25028
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

 

Yeah but that brightness becomes synergy with flat pads :P I've just rediscovered my SR325i with those and I really love the combo, it sounds much fuller and more balanced (less U-shaped, which is how I felt the SR325i was when coming from a HP-1); the spark is still there but tamed a little. I'll be leaving it this way for a while, I'm becoming more and more aware of how I want my Grados to sound.


Yes I do that quite often, take the grado sr80i comfy pads off and try it with the sr325i. Sounds good, less agressive and yes comfy, but everytime I do that I feel like I paid 200 extra pounds for a L-cush pad. I always have to say I don't have a high-end source.

post #4573 of 25028
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


My understanding is that only the RS-1 and above include the extension and cable adapter, and either the SR-80 or SR-125 and below that are 1/8" native and include the 1/4" adapter.

U B Right! SR60 and 80 include the 1/4 adapter. The other SR (125/225/325) are 1/4 and one must purchase a 1/8 adapter. RS1 includes both adapter and extension. I don't know what comes w/ the RS2 or the GS or PSes.

post #4574 of 25028
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

U B Right! SR60 and 80 include the 1/4 adapter. The other SR (125/225/325) are 1/4 and one must purchase a 1/8 adapter. RS1 includes both adapter and extension. I don't know what comes w/ the RS2 or the GS or PSes.

The non-i GS comes with the RS-1 packaging if memory serves - not sure if this has been changed with the "i" revision. redface.gif

Pretty sure the RS-2 is packed up just like the SR-225. No adapters. frown.gif
post #4575 of 25028
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


The non-i GS comes with the RS-1 packaging if memory serves - not sure if this has been changed with the "i" revision. redface.gif
Pretty sure the RS-2 is packed up just like the SR-225. No adapters. frown.gif

 

The GS1000i and PS1000,come with both the 1/8 adapter and the 15' extension.

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