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post #6181 of 27741
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Originally Posted by jeffrocc View Post

Jumping in with a question! Has anyone wooden cupped a pair of SR-80's and aside from the beautiful cosmetic change do you notice any appreciable difference in sound?


Many have and most do. The Grado drivers, while not all identical, are mostly quite similar. Just be sure to liberate the drivers for the full effect.

post #6182 of 27741
Liberate? Excuse my rather limited experience, but what is the liberation of the driver?
post #6183 of 27741
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Originally Posted by jeffrocc View Post

Liberate? Excuse my rather limited experience, but what is the liberation of the driver?

Liberated drivers are drivers that have been extracted from their plastic housings. If you go on the headphone lounge website their is a video on how to do this when using their wooden cups, because the drivers must be liberated then installed into the wood cup.

post #6184 of 27741

Hi Guys! I got forwarded to get recommendations. 

 

Here is my original message:

 


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Originally Posted by whitecomet View Post

Hello! I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. I just need some opinions on what to get for headphones. 

 

My current setup is:

AKG Q701

Schiit Lyr

Jolida DAC

 

I'm planning to upgrade my headphones, my first choice is the Grado RS1i, second is the PS500 and the third will be the Denon AHD7100. I know the Denon is closed so its kind of a different animal, I just cant decide.

 

I listen mostly to Classic Rock and the headphones will be used for light PC gaming and Movies.

 

Any type of advice is greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks!

 
post #6185 of 27741
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Originally Posted by whitecomet View Post

Hi Guys! I got forwarded to get recommendations. 

The RS1i is a really great can IMHO. From what I can hear the RS1i is more detailed while the PS500 is more bass-refined. Honestly I'd go for the RS1i myself as it is a totally badass pair especially for classic rock.
post #6186 of 27741

I liked the RS1 the moment I heard them, even unamped, but the more and more I use them, the better they get to me. I know it's me getting used to all the new details and sound signature but man, I love these RS1s. Sound so sweet

post #6187 of 27741
I love my PS 500's. Anyone know if there is a velour cover ear pad for Grados?
post #6188 of 27741

Thanks for the suggestions. I might pick up the RS1i tomorrow. Thanks!

post #6189 of 27741
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Originally Posted by ematthews View Post

I love my PS 500's. Anyone know if there is a velour cover ear pad for Grados?

 

Aren't you affraid that it would change their sound signature?

post #6190 of 27741
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Originally Posted by ematthews View Post

I love my PS 500's. Anyone know if there is a velour cover ear pad for Grados?

I see quite a few posts about comfort issues with Grado cushions. While I am fortunate to have no problems with them myself you might want to try washing them which is supposed to soften them quite a bit with no changes in sq.
post #6191 of 27741

Pick up my new 325s this week!!

post #6192 of 27741

getting round to modding a pair of sr 80's

so far ive only done the basic stuff (replaced grilles, a few holes punched each side,  replace pads with L-cush, etc) 

but maybe ill get some wooden cups

its fun so far

i can see why people say its addictive ;)

post #6193 of 27741

I have purchased my first two significant pieces of Headfidom gear.

 

I Just had my first HP's delivered-Grado 225i. And, have ordered the Schiit Asgard on back order. Still debating a DAC.....thinking hard about the Fiio e17 so I can use as a portable as well...but am open to suggestionsconfused_face(1).gif

 

On a side note, I have a generic adapter to plug into my Ipod and the connection is weak...I have to wiggle it around a lot. I'm going to pick up Grado's specific adapter. I hope that take care of the connection. Curious, if anyone else has that experience.

 

I love the sound and am looking forward to comparing the sound with amplification!

post #6194 of 27741
Congrats, I have SR225i as well and they are great. About that adapter - I have Grado's adapter, that I changed in local store because connection wasn't perfect. Neither it was in new one, so I started testing. That adapter works like a charm with every other headphone jack than the ones I have with my DIY headphone amp or dac/amp (neutrik). Every other headphone with 3.5mm plug works perfectly with my amp and dac/amp, so nothing is broken, they just don't fit. It's not that bad anyway, totally useable, just sometimes if adapter moves, I can hear that the problem exists.
post #6195 of 27741

Thanks...I'll pick one of Grado's adapters and see. It's pretty annoying now as I find if I start moving around a lot....it's touch and go.

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