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Originally Posted by jeffrocc View Post

You all are awesome!!! Thanks so much for the advice it's really appreciated. On that topic, anyone have a recommendation for a good strap cushion to replace the stock GRADO plastic one?

 

For a quick fix the Beyer headband works great.  You can also get some custom ones made for Grados from what I have read.

 

Couple of old pics but they are still going strong.  I believe they sell them on Amazon now but the Beyer part # is 340.502

 

Cheers!!!

 

Happy New Year!!

 

 

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Edited by HeatFan12 - 1/1/13 at 8:14am
post #5972 of 18599
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Originally Posted by jeffrocc View Post

You all are awesome!!! Thanks so much for the advice it's really appreciated. On that topic, anyone have a recommendation for a good strap cushion to replace the stock GRADO plastic one?

Turbulent Labs do some nice ones: http://turbulentlabs.com/leather-manta-headbands/
post #5973 of 18599

Let`s start the New Year with this song...   =)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_6c4Dj5DXM

 

This should be everyone`s New Year`s resolution...  =)

post #5974 of 18599
The Manta headband is very nice. The other popular option is the snap on Beyer padded headband, which I believe is vinyl not plastic. http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/kopfpolster.html
Edited by parbaked - 1/1/13 at 5:01pm
post #5975 of 18599
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

The Manta headband is very nice. The other popular option is the snap on Beyer padded headband, which I believe is vinyl not plastic. http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/kopfpolster.html

Isn't vinyl plastic???

post #5976 of 18599

I guess Beyer changed the part number on the headband.  Here is the one I saw on Amazon.  It has more buttons, but states it will fit various Grados.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Leatherette-Universal-Sennheiser-Beyerdynamic/dp/B00862522A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357095512&sr=8-1&keywords=beyerdynamic+headband


Edited by HeatFan12 - 1/1/13 at 7:04pm
post #5977 of 18599
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Originally Posted by jeffrocc View Post

You all are awesome!!! Thanks so much for the advice it's really appreciated. On that topic, anyone have a recommendation for a good strap cushion to replace the stock GRADO plastic one?

As people have been saying - the Beyer snap-on headband is a popular option, and it'll add some padding to the headphones.
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

For a quick fix the Beyer headband works great.  You can also get some custom ones made for Grados from what I have read.

Couple of old pics but they are still going strong.  I believe they sell them on Amazon now but the Beyer part # is 340.502

Cheers!!!

Happy new years to you as well! And glad to see you here! smily_headphones1.gif



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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Isn't vinyl plastic???

Ehhh, "plastic" is very broad. The factory headband on the entry and mid-range Grados are vinyl, and the various headband options you'll find will be vinyl, some sort of pleather, actual leather, etc - but all are fine options. Nothing here is the same idea as say, the HDPE you'd find on a Nalgene bottle.
post #5978 of 18599

Does that headband prevent the headphones from falling off your head? I'm tired of having them come off when I'm listening to music and I bend down to get something.

 

I was considering returning my new Grado SR60i's because of comfort, but I went to a high end audio store today and tried on a few different things, and I'm definitely keeping the Grados. I tried on the AKG K240 and those were worse than the Grados despite being more expensive. I'm not into the whole "laid back" thing. The ATH M50 were slightly better than my Grados but not worth the price. I tried on some Beyers and they just sounded bland. So you can officially count me as a Grado fan.

post #5979 of 18599
I start playing open end hp with grado too , with my sr-60i . It is very special sound signature that i love it more than all my dt1350 , w4 , dj1pro
post #5980 of 18599
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Originally Posted by Lirpa View Post

Does that headband prevent the headphones from falling off your head? I'm tired of having them come off when I'm listening to music and I bend down to get something.

I was considering returning my new Grado SR60i's because of comfort, but I went to a high end audio store today and tried on a few different things, and I'm definitely keeping the Grados. I tried on the AKG K240 and those were worse than the Grados despite being more expensive. I'm not into the whole "laid back" thing. The ATH M50 were slightly better than my Grados but not worth the price. I tried on some Beyers and they just sounded bland. So you can officially count me as a Grado fan.

I've never had a pair of Grados that "stay put" - they're very much a "sitting in a chair and listening to music" pair of headphones imo. I think while the Beyer headband would grip your noggin better, the cups/pads still don't grip very tight, so you still have to contend with that. I know you could bend them to be clampier, but it would be less comfortable as well. Maybe with larger pads but that would change the sound. redface.gif

And welcome to the club.
post #5981 of 18599
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

The Manta headband is very nice. The other popular option is the snap on Beyer padded headband, which I believe is vinyl not plastic. http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/kopfpolster.html

I have tried both the Beyer and the Manta headband on my PS1000, these two products don't play in the same league.

First, the Beyer doesn't really fit on the original headband, then it is quite large and not so comfortable.
My advice would be to go with the Manta, it is not so difficult to install, very comfortable : not too large, and padded enough for long listening sessions... smily_headphones1.gif
post #5982 of 18599
Oh, another thought - I remember J$ posting in OT a while ago that they were going out of business, but that they were selling all of their remaining inventory (which included Grado headbands) as a charity donation thing - no idea if their headbands are a good buy or not, but it just came to mind while mulling this over.
post #5983 of 18599
Here's the topic where JMoney's owner announces it : http://www.head-fi.org/t/638706/the-end-of-jmoney-audio-and-christmas-giveaway
Apparently he had grado headbands, PM him if you are looking for one.
post #5984 of 18599
I agree 100% that the Manta beats the Beyer on all counts. I was just presenting it as the other option. I put the Manta on my 225is and it transformed them to a luxury item. When I sold the 225i I swapped the headband/gimbals to my MCA rosewood and continue to use them with much pleasure.
post #5985 of 18599
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Happy new years to you as well! And glad to see you here! smily_headphones1.gif
 

 

 

Cheers obob...beerchug.gif

 

 

I try and follow this thread but usually lots of talk of the PS500 and that is one phone I really want to try, but must definitely refrain...lol.....This thread is a wealth of information....

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