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post #4591 of 18608
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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 #4592 of 18608
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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 #4593 of 18608
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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 #4594 of 18608
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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.

post #4595 of 18608

Cheapo Chinese Grado knockoff...sounds nowhere near real Grados...but usable headband, rod blocks, gimbals and comfy pad clone... wink_face.gif

post #4596 of 18608

get rid of the mic then you get yourself a modded ms1 biggrin.gif

post #4597 of 18608

Just tried my 325is with TTVJ flats and they sound....muddy, muffled.  The lower notes seemed like they were resonating in a bad way, and the cymbals were very muted.  I'm going to try some Jumbo pads, and then probably remove the cloth ala the 60i mod thread.  I'd really like to fix this without spending $150 on a silver cord.  (I want an 18-ft cord so I can listen lying in my bed.)

I thought the 325is had less bass, these seemed to have almost too much.

post #4598 of 18608
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Originally Posted by Valicious View Post

Just tried my 325is with TTVJ flats and they sound....muddy, muffled.  The lower notes seemed like they were resonating in a bad way, and the cymbals were very muted.  I'm going to try some Jumbo pads, and then probably remove the cloth ala the 60i mod thread.  I'd really like to fix this without spending $150 on a silver cord.  (I want an 18-ft cord so I can listen lying in my bed.)

I thought the 325is had less bass, these seemed to have almost too much.

The 325 are designed to be used with the L cush pads. I strongly recommend starting with those before trying other pads or mods. You are muddled by your flats, which are designed not designed for SR Grados.

 

Changing cables aren't going to 'fix' your Grados. If you love them and want more, try better cables, or better Grados. If you don't love them (with the correct pads) big $ cables won't fix that, neither will upgrading models. BTW if you have the big fat 8 conductor Grado cable on your 325is, it's a good one.

 

Also if/when you get a 1/4 > 1/8  adapter, the Grado one (with the short cable) is less stressful on your amp's mini plug receptacle. Also the Grado extension cord is likely your best bang for the buck, unless you can make one.

post #4599 of 18608
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Originally Posted by dimensiid View Post

Cheapo Chinese Grado knockoff...sounds nowhere near real Grados...but usable headband, rod blocks, gimbals and comfy pad clone... wink_face.gif

 

 

That's scary...any history or info e.g. where you got 'em???

post #4600 of 18608
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

The 325 are designed to be used with the L cush pads. I strongly recommend starting with those before trying other pads or mods. You are muddled by your flats, which are designed not designed for SR Grados.

 

Changing cables aren't going to 'fix' your Grados. If you love them and want more, try better cables, or better Grados. If you don't love them (with the correct pads) big $ cables won't fix that, neither will upgrading models. BTW if you have the big fat 8 conductor Grado cable on your 325is, it's a good one.

 

Also if/when you get a 1/4 > 1/8  adapter, the Grado one (with the short cable) is less stressful on your amp's mini plug receptacle. Also the Grado extension cord is likely your best bang for the buck, unless you can make one.

I tried them with the L cush pads and....they were uncomfortable as hell.  I have big ears, and pierced at that.  I ordered the jumbos off Amazon, so I'll try them out.  (Free shipping both ways, so I can just return them.)  I don't get it though.  I hear everyone talking about how things sounded great and different sounds popped, but my (short) listen had instruments and sounds being muddied together and nothing distinct.  I listened on my roommate's AKG204s for comparison, and everything was clear.  (so I know it wasn't the source audio.)

post #4601 of 18608

The 325i actually has pretty decent bass OOTB - more than any of the lower prestige range.

 

If the L cush are uncomfortable, try washing them in warm water with a mild fabric softener.  Rinse - then allow to dry.  I think you just need to spend time with them to get used to them though.

post #4602 of 18608
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

That's scary...any history or info e.g. where you got 'em???

Would you believe it...a friend found them at a supermarket in Indonesia bigsmile_face.gif

There were only 2 left...haven't tracked any more of these 'supermarket Grados' biggrin.gif
 

post #4603 of 18608
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

The 325i actually has pretty decent bass OOTB - more than any of the lower prestige range.

 

If the L cush are uncomfortable, try washing them in warm water with a mild fabric softener.  Rinse - then allow to dry.  I think you just need to spend time with them to get used to them though.

 

Yes - I noticed the 325is had plenty of bass, and while keeping the other frequencies unveiled.. maybe it's a bit on a warm side. I plan on making the pads softer.

post #4604 of 18608
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Originally Posted by dimensiid View Post

Would you believe it...a friend found them at a supermarket in Indonesia bigsmile_face.gif

There were only 2 left...haven't tracked any more of these 'supermarket Grados' biggrin.gif
 


Are there any good shops in your city?

post #4605 of 18608
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post


Are there any good shops in your city?

Headphone shops? There's Jaben and headphoneku.com...but I haven't seen these Grado knock-offs sold in my city.

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