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post #4681 of 25062

Can anyone comment on the similarities/differences in sound between wood-housed Magnum V4's and a pair of RS2i? Which is "better", in your estimation?

Much appreciated!

post #4682 of 25062
I'm the opposite with grado pads, i prefer them when they're new and firm. When they get old they squish down more and make the drivers touch my ears, which i find more uncomfortable. Washing them has the same effect. With new bowls (or L cush if you prefer) the rim of the pad is all that touches my head/ears.
post #4683 of 25062

^ I agree as well.

 

I also put folded toilet paper in the back of my ear so they don't get pushed down when I"m using my RS1.

post #4684 of 25062

I just got my Jumbos in the mail, and holy cow are they comfy.  I haven't done much side-by-side tests comparing them with my TTVJ flats though.  It's gonna be interesting as I've never done critical listening tests before.  
(On a laughable sidenote: I was hellishly confused when I switched to the Jumbos and the music suddenly became extremely distorted.  It turns out my computer chose that EXACT moment to have my integrated sound card start to die.  Time to start researching sound cards I guess.)

post #4685 of 25062

Does anyone with an HP1000 have a suggestion on better pads for it? The stock ones are just painful.

post #4686 of 25062
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Originally Posted by Valicious View Post

I just got my Jumbos in the mail, and holy cow are they comfy.  I haven't done much side-by-side tests comparing them with my TTVJ flats though.  It's gonna be interesting as I've never done critical listening tests before.  

(On a laughable sidenote: I was hellishly confused when I switched to the Jumbos and the music suddenly became extremely distorted.  It turns out my computer chose that EXACT moment to have my integrated sound card start to die.  Time to start researching sound cards I guess.)

I laughed at the laughable sidenote. That's how it always is though, isn't it? redface.gif

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Originally Posted by madbull View Post

Does anyone with an HP1000 have a suggestion on better pads for it? The stock ones are just painful.

IIRC devouringone3 (speaking of which - where did he go?) put up a guide on his profile page for building a better pad for the HP series. It involves some after-market parts, tape, and time. Looked pretty smart though.
post #4687 of 25062

Just tried the G-Cush with the sr325is and it's very comfortable. It just floats there - but there was a big hit on sound. Sounded distant and thin to me. Maybe if the pads got squished or broken in a little more so my ears are closer to the drivers, it would sound better. I'll still with the stock pads for now. Bummer.

 

I did get a chance to try another sr325is and the is quite consistent. Good response across all the frequencies with a warm tilt. The highs don't sound the way the charts show it.

post #4688 of 25062
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Originally Posted by greatguy1 View Post

My favorite is 325is.

I really enjoyed my time with them...for those of us who like a brighter headphone, a very good choice.

post #4689 of 25062
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

Just tried the G-Cush with the sr325is and it's very comfortable. It just floats there - but there was a big hit on sound. Sounded distant and thin to me.

That's pretty much how I felt it did them a disservice too. Hence why I don't suggest it. redface.gif
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I did get a chance to try another sr325is and the is quite consistent. Good response across all the frequencies with a warm tilt. The highs don't sound the way the charts show it.

Another one for the "graphs not being the be-all end-all answer to the world" tally. beerchug.gif
post #4690 of 25062

Yep, I really don't think the highs on the PS500s sound like what the FR would lead you to believe either. I really wasn't sure if I'd care for them based on the graphs, but ultimately theyve proved to be a damn near perfect match to my preferences. 

post #4691 of 25062

well the 325i is quite a fatiguing headphone but it has sure raised my interest in classical music or, perhaps, it's just me aging, who knows...


Edited by myears - 9/26/12 at 7:20pm
post #4692 of 25062
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Originally Posted by madbull View Post

Does anyone with an HP1000 have a suggestion on better pads for it? The stock ones are just painful.

 

I used L-pads on my HP1000 for three years with satisfying results.

post #4693 of 25062
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

Just tried the G-Cush with the sr325is and it's very comfortable. It just floats there - but there was a big hit on sound. Sounded distant and thin to me. Maybe if the pads got squished or broken in a little more so my ears are closer to the drivers, it would sound better. I'll still with the stock pads for now. Bummer.

 

I did get a chance to try another sr325is and the is quite consistent. Good response across all the frequencies with a warm tilt. The highs don't sound the way the charts show it.

My experience was 180 degrees from this. In fact...if I didn't think I'd need to remove the pads from the cups to clean or service the headphones, I'd permanently glue my g-cushes to my 325is's.

post #4694 of 25062
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

 

My experience was 180 degrees from this. In fact...if I didn't think I'd need to remove the pads from the cups to clean or service the headphones, I'd permanently glue my g-cushes to my 325is's.

+1

post #4695 of 25062
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Originally Posted by ArmAndHammer View Post

My experience was 180 degrees from this. In fact...if I didn't think I'd need to remove the pads from the cups to clean or service the headphones, I'd permanently glue my g-cushes to my 325is's.

 

If I press the G-Cush to my ears about .5cm.. I think it gets closer to the sound I'm expecting. Such a small difference in measurement makes a big difference to sound. I'll keep the G-Cush around and maybe it'll get broken in more over time. I can see how different head/ear size can be a factor, too.

 

edit: it gets close, but not same as the stock pads. I'll keep everyone posted if this changes for me.


Edited by talisman42 - 9/27/12 at 12:44pm
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