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I've heard that the MAD gear has fantastic synergy with the Grados...nice to see another account of this! I'm a big fan of Dr.P at Mapletree. 

It is the best amp I've heard with the RS1/RS1i by a good margin. Simply magical! I do miss that combination.

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I should've also added - I was thinking circumaural upgrades. The comfies and other on-ear foam pads are also possible candidates, but I'm not a fan of that (I don't think the comfies are all that comfortable). redface.gif
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It is the best amp I've heard with the RS1/RS1i by a good margin. Simply magical! I do miss that combination.

 

High praise!

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I should've also added - I was thinking circumaural upgrades. The comfies and other on-ear foam pads are also possible candidates, but I'm not a fan of that (I don't think the comfies are all that comfortable). redface.gif


which one is the comfies??? Do you recommend me the x-large ones? the ones that are for the ps1000?

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which one is the comfies??? Do you recommend me the x-large ones? the ones that are for the ps1000?

The comfies are the pads the SR-60 come with.

Personally I don't recommend those *or* the bagels that come on the PS/GS-1k. They'll both change the sound in the negative imho.
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I have a Grado SR325is, I really like the sound signature, however, the comfort is very lame... My ears start to hurt after an hour of use. Could anyone in here could recommend me new ear pads or something to make my 325 more comfortable????

 

1) Take pads off of headphones

2) Throw pads in with clothes in the washing machine

3) Add fabric softener

4) Allow pads to dry

5) replace pads on headphones

6) enjoy beautiful Grado sound with greater comfort

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

1) Take pads off of headphones

2) Throw pads in with clothes in the washing machine

3) Add fabric softener

4) Allow pads to dry

5) replace pads on headphones

6) enjoy beautiful Grado sound with greater comfort


You are NUTS man!!!!! however... It could work... Did you tried it before????

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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


The comfies are the pads the SR-60 come with.
Personally I don't recommend those *or* the bagels that come on the PS/GS-1k. They'll both change the sound in the negative imho.

mmmmmmhh I see, I love the sound.... I don't want it to change really... so you suggest I just leave it as it is???

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You are NUTS man!!!!! however... It could work... Did you tried it before????

 

Three times now, yep :)  

 

EDIT: Just in case you don't know the difference between bleach and fabric softener (that's not a criticism...I've been there myself) and you do something ill-advised, I'll just say I'm not necessarily RECOMMENDING you do this....but I have done it with great success. My 80s are amazingly comfortable now. I didn't have a problem with the comfort of my 325s or 500s beforehand anyway, but yeah, it makes the pads softer. 


Edited by Focker - 9/25/12 at 8:01pm
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Three times now, yep :)  

 

EDIT: Just in case you don't know the difference between bleach and fabric softener (that's not a criticism...I've been there myself) and you do something ill-advised, I'll just say I'm not necessarily RECOMMENDING you do this....but I have done it with great success. My 80s are amazingly comfortable now. I didn't have a problem with the comfort of my 325s or 500s beforehand anyway, but yeah, it makes the pads softer. 


You Sir, deserve a Medal. Ill do it tomorrow, wish me good luck atsmile.gif

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mmmmmmhh I see, I love the sound.... I don't want it to change really... so you suggest I just leave it as it is???

Yes. The pads will soften/break-in over time as they absorb oils from your skin, but this can take some time during which you may not love them. Washing is the next step, and Focker is spot on with his directions. Alternately you can wash them by hand, which is less damaging to fabrics, but it takes about half an hour of your time. I'd suggest whatever laundry detergent you normally use, or Woolite.
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


Yes. The pads will soften/break-in over time as they absorb oils from your skin, but this can take some time during which you may not love them. Washing is the next step, and Focker is spot on with his directions. Alternately you can wash them by hand, which is less damaging to fabrics, but it takes about half an hour of your time. I'd suggest whatever laundry detergent you normally use, or Woolite.


Interesting, very good information, I will do it by hand just in case. Thank you!

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You Sir, deserve a Medal. Ill do it tomorrow, wish me good luck atsmile.gif

 

Good luck! :)

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I also read a recommendation to hand wash with shampoo. I did this and there was an improvement.

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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


Yes. The pads will soften/break-in over time as they absorb oils from your skin, but this can take some time during which you may not love them. Washing is the next step, and Focker is spot on with his directions. Alternately you can wash them by hand, which is less damaging to fabrics, but it takes about half an hour of your time. I'd suggest whatever laundry detergent you normally use, or Woolite.

 

What is Woolite exactly? I feel like an idiot asking (Im too lazy to google it lol), but I've herad of that stuff since I was a kid but no clue what it is. 

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