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post #6196 of 21156
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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post

don't think so, black 325s sound like the old, very collectible version, with hp1000 drivers

Thanks for the reply, it turns out the guy states they are black, but then states he meant the headband was black.

I thought maybe Grado changed the color of the cups. Thanks.

post #6197 of 21156
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post

Thanks for the reply, it turns out the guy states they are black, but then states he meant the headband was black.

I thought maybe Grado changed the color of the cups. Thanks.

 

700

Black Metal Grado 325.

The very first edition from 1993, predating the first RS1.

John made very few black anodized cups before switching to silver.

Mine have pink drivers but some had HP1000 drivers.

 

700

The black metal cups are larger (deeper) than the plastic cups from the same year.

Same size as the early 325 and MS2 cups

post #6198 of 21156

Very nice, thanks for the pictures, I actually have Grado 325is driver's in Alessandro MS2i cup's because a Friend and I switched driver's for personal sound preferences, but I kept the MS2i cups because I liked them button less.

I may one day black powder coat the cup's, there really nice in black, I have the latest (sparkle silver) which is just OK looking IMO.

post #6199 of 21156
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?
post #6200 of 21156
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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 #6201 of 21156
Liberate? Excuse my rather limited experience, but what is the liberation of the driver?
post #6202 of 21156
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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 #6203 of 21156

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 #6204 of 21156
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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 #6205 of 21156

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 #6206 of 21156
I love my PS 500's. Anyone know if there is a velour cover ear pad for Grados?
post #6207 of 21156

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

post #6208 of 21156
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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 #6209 of 21156
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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 #6210 of 21156

Pick up my new 325s this week!!

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