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Originally Posted by TubeStack View Post

I'm loving my new 325is!  Went from 80i to these in about 2 weeks.  biggrin.gif

Amazing cans for 70’s rock, funk, R&B, and hard rock in general.  My prior headphones have been UM2’s, DT 770 PRO's, HD595’s, and HD650’s.  I'm loving the 325's more than all of them.

Source is a Rega RP1 turntable w/Nagoaka MP-150 cart, Musical Fidelity V-LPS phono stage, and a Little Dot Mk III amp.

 

That's a great little system!

post #6302 of 24989
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Originally Posted by infam0ussteven View Post

Hey guys, I'm looking for new pads for my Grados since my bowl pads started breaking into little pieces. I'm considering the Beyer DT770 pads but I'm not sure if it'll fit, can anyone help me?

Just buy replacement Grado pads.

 

http://goodcans.com/HeadphoneStore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=41

 

I doubt the Beyer pads would work without some modding. And even then, it will change the sound for the worse.

post #6303 of 24989
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

Just buy replacement Grado pads.

 

http://goodcans.com/HeadphoneStore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=41

 

I doubt the Beyer pads would work without some modding. And even then, it will change the sound for the worse.


I do want those again but I hate the fact that after a while they break into little pieces...

post #6304 of 24989
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Originally Posted by infam0ussteven View Post


I do want those again but I hate the fact that after a while they break into little pieces...

How long did you use yours before they started to break down?

Yeah I agree it's unfortunate =/

 

I can tell you that if you use anything but the Grado pads, it will change the sound quality. Most likely for the worse.

post #6305 of 24989
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

How long did you use yours before they started to break down?

Yeah I agree it's unfortunate =/

 

I can tell you that if you use anything but the Grado pads, it will change the sound quality. Most likely for the worse.

Now that I think about it, I've had the pads for 5 years. I used my Grados a lot for the first three years and they've just been sitting a lot lately until I decided to use them again today. Put them on, enjoyed them for a while and then noticed black dust all around my ears. I guess thinking about how long they've lasted, $20 every 5 years or so isn't bad at all. I might try the Sennheiser 414 pads because while I like these pads, it seems like they leak a little and also the top of my ear gets really sore after a while of listening because my ear is constantly pushed against the mesh, the Sennheiser pads on the other hand seem to be more comfortable.

post #6306 of 24989
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Originally Posted by infam0ussteven View Post

Now that I think about it, I've had the pads for 5 years. I used my Grados a lot for the first three years and they've just been sitting a lot lately until I decided to use them again today. Put them on, enjoyed them for a while and then noticed black dust all around my ears. I guess thinking about how long they've lasted, $20 every 5 years or so isn't bad at all. I might try the Sennheiser 414 pads because while I like these pads, it seems like they leak a little and also the top of my ear gets really sore after a while of listening because my ear is constantly pushed against the mesh, the Sennheiser pads on the other hand seem to be more comfortable.

The 414 pads are more comfortable. There is a guy on Ebay who sells dyed 414 pads. I bought and used the dyed-black pads from him. The dye seemed to wear out slightly with use, YMMV. Still better than yellow imo.

After using those pads for a few months, I whipped out the stock L-Cush pads to try for the heck of it, and was surprised at how much better the sound quality was. So I stuck with the stock pads ever since. Just something to keep in mind.

post #6307 of 24989
I think 5 years isn't a bad run for pads - and it's not like the Grado pads are massively expensive.

As far as the DT770 pads, Headphile should still sell a mod that will allow them to fit (I think they include the 770 pads in the package) - it will change the sound though.
post #6308 of 24989

FYI,  I just put my PS500s in the classified section if anyone is interested.  I hate to sell it, but I need fund for  a new hobby...

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/653291/fs-mint-grado-ps500s-w-receipt-10-31-12

post #6309 of 24989
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Originally Posted by infam0ussteven View Post


I do want those again but I hate the fact that after a while they break into little pieces...

I've owned a pair of Sennheiser HD424s for longer than I would care to admit.redface.gif
Every few years I have to replace the screamingly bright yellow foam pads.
I don't mind spending the $10 or $20 to keep them going, cheaper than new cans!

Just part of the ownership process! biggrin.gif
post #6310 of 24989
Can somebody point me to the thread that I stumbled on and have since lost, about building gimbals (or yokes if you please) where the cat actually measured and posted specs and measurements of his parts. I cAn't find it lol!!!
post #6311 of 24989

Add me to the club! Just got some sr225i yesterday for $160 including the 1/8 inch adapter and im loving these for the most part! I was beginning to get bored with audio. All the headphones i tried over the years never fully impressed me sound wise but these are unlike anything ive heard before! Let me note this is my first open back headphone so that might be it but im really happy with it!

post #6312 of 24989
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

That's a great little system!

Thanks! I'm really enjoying it.
post #6313 of 24989
To get close to that Grado sound, what kind of speakers do you guys run for home audio? I just picked up some Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SEs to use with my computer audio setup, and I love them because they are much closer to the Grado sound than I had before. Not the same, but more in the spirit of the same sound.
post #6314 of 24989

Just bought a used  Grado sr60i at only $60 . Amazing performance. Blown away by its sound. The previous owner had done all the necessary modification, but I decided to remove the rear grill. Really love them.

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I love checking on this thread and seeing people who are first time Grado owners...enjoy, guys! (and gals!)

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