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G-Cush mod... just throwing this out there to see if it's possible. Basically, I'm wondering if the pad can be re-shaped to be angled like other popular ear pads from Denon Dxxx, AKG, Audeze, etc.. I think if i can mold them somehow, the sound will be closer to optimum. If anything, could be a fun tweak just to see how it goes. Thanks for your creative suggestions :)


Edited by talisman42 - 9/27/12 at 2:15pm
post #4697 of 27670

Why do you guys always insist on fuggin with your pads man? lol

post #4698 of 27670
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Why do you guys always insist on fuggin with your pads man? lol

 

lol. this is how it all starts. a little tweak and there and boom.. all out woodies

post #4699 of 27670
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lol. this is how it all starts. a little tweak and there and boom.. all out woodies

 Been there, done that...

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lol. this is how it all starts. a little tweak and there and boom.. all out woodies

 

lol too funny

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pads = gateway mod  evil_smiley.gif

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lol. this is how it all starts. a little tweak and there and boom.. all out woodies

Hahahaha.
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

G-Cush mod... just throwing this out there to see if it's possible. Basically, I'm wondering if the pad can be re-shaped to be angled like other popular ear pads from Denon Dxxx, AKG, Audeze, etc.. I think if i can mold them somehow, the sound will be closer to optimum. If anything, could be a fun tweak just to see how it goes. Thanks for your creative suggestions :)

I would think they could be, but they aren't cheap so you would certainly have to be willing to risk wasting $50 if you screw them up. Then again, I busted open my 325's, punched holes in the drivers, ripped out the screens and the whole inside of the cups, attached tar like material to the magnets and pried off the buttons, and now I'm debating tearing off the stock cable and replacing that with something new, and that was on a pair of $300 headphones...haha...so really, I guess in the grand scheme of Grado mods, cutting up a pair or two of g-cushes would be cheap...lol


Edited by ArmAndHammer - 9/27/12 at 7:18pm
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I would think they could be, but they aren't cheap so you would certainly have to be willing to risk wasting $50 if you screw them up. Then again, I busted open my 325's, punched holes in the drivers, ripped out the screens and the whole inside of the cups, attached tar like material to the magnets and pried off the buttons, and now I'm debating tearing off the stock cable and replacing that with something new, and that was on a pair of $300 headphones...haha...so really, I guess in the grand scheme of Grado mods, cutting up a pair or two of g-cushes would be cheap...lol

 

Yeah, those things are not cheap, but we must do this.. all in the name of science!  Oh well.. the stock pads sit pretty well with me, but the G are amazingly comfortable. Still on the fence if I should return them or not. I don't mind having a spare around though.. for science!!

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I think the biggest issue with cutting the G-Cush isn't getting the angle, it's getting the *same* angle on both of them. Consistency is the bigger issue when you're doing stuff free-hand.
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The answer to perfect cut pads is to use a large gasket punch on a piece of hardwood.  They will be perfectly round and exactly the same size.  I have them in my shop up to 2 inch.

 

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lol. this is how it all starts. a little tweak and there and boom.. all out woodies

/thread.

post #4708 of 27670

Where is everyone? Just got a pair of RS1's (RS1i) today! Wow they are indeed a special headphone. First impressions: very resolving & great resonance with any acoustic instruments - I don't think i've heard a piano sound better on any headphone (Allen Toussaint "The Bright Mississippi"). I'm a bit surprised at the bass-these really go low (tighter bass than my beloved PS500). They sound great with all three of my amps (one tube 2 solid state). Beautiful to look at, gorgeous deep red mahogany (but they do seem kind of fragile as in I sure would hate to drop them on a hard surface). I see why they call them Grado's masterpiece! Here's to Grado:

 

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Where is everyone? Just got a pair of RS1's (RS1i) today! Wow they are indeed a special headphone. First impressions: very resolving & great resonance with any acoustic instruments - I don't think i've heard a piano sound better on any headphone (Allen Toussaint "The Bright Mississippi"). I'm a bit surprised at the bass-these really go low (tighter bass than my beloved PS500). They sound great with all three of my amps (one tube 2 solid state). Beautiful to look at, gorgeous deep red mahogany (but they do seem kind of fragile as in I sure would hate to drop them on a hard surface). I see why they call them Grado's masterpiece! Here's to Grado:

 

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I love how the RS1s look and feel...can't wait to hear a pair! (I had a pair with a bum driver the first time...)

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Well done! Are they new or old?

I am waiting on some black 325s and will post pics as soon as I get 'em hopefully tomorrow.

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