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post #4576 of 18123
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Generally speaking the 600 dollar range is where diminishing returns really set in for headphones - most anything more is just preferenece, not performance.

 

Just like Focker,i too agree with this statement,when you get to about  $600,it's anybody's game,a lot of peoples prefer the sound of the PS500 or RS1i over the much more expensive GS/PS1000.

 

Speaking of the PS1000,to answer a previous post,no,the PS1000,are not forgiving,these things are forensic,they definately won't make chicken soup,with chicken poop. 

post #4577 of 18123

I think it's all about which performance you prefer.

post #4578 of 18123

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!

 

 

post #4579 of 18123

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 work with a 3.5mm jack.  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?

post #4580 of 18123

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 #4581 of 18123
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 #4582 of 18123
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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 #4583 of 18123
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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 #4584 of 18123

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 #4585 of 18123
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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 #4586 of 18123
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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 #4587 of 18123

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

post #4588 of 18123
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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 #4589 of 18123
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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 #4590 of 18123
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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.
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