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post #6466 of 17275

I never liked the sound or comfort of the comfies.

Bowls fit me fine and are more comfortable on my head.

If bowls are uncomfortable I'd recommend the TTVJ flats.

If those are too pricey then the 414 pads.

I use flats on my vintage Grado.

post #6467 of 17275
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I've never heard another can that sounds quite like the PS500s. They're unique in the sense that they provide an unbelievably neutral yet crisp and satisfying sound that very much lives up to the Grado name. As for where to buy them, you can find them on Amazon.com or on Grado's website (www.gradolabs.com) where they provide a list of dealers in your area. Check here to compare all aspects of the PS500 versus almost any other headphone you can think of, including other Grado headphones.

 

Thanks, that's a great resource! 

 

 

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Go to Planet Of Sound on Queen St. E. in downtown T.O.

That's where I go!

 

How are they on discounts? Maybe you can PM me with which salesperson to speak to? 

post #6468 of 17275
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Just curious--what is your reasoning for putting the L-Cush on them? I've used the L-Cush, and I personally think that it kills the experience because it makes listening so uncomfortable! The L-Cush literally scrunches your ears directly up against the flat, tough caging of the drivers with no padding whatsoever.

 

Does it provide a cleaner sound than the S-Cush does? Maybe it's just me, but I can't distinguish a difference between the two aside from the far superior level of comfort that the S-Cush offers. I've also used the S-Cush (on my SR60i of course) and they are SO much more pleasing against your ears than that awful plastic caging around the driver that you're exposed to when using the L-Cush. 

The key to comfort with L-Cush pads is bending the headband to relieve clamping force. I have a larger head, and so I bent my headband quite a bit so that the earpads rest very gently on my ears, and comfort is never an issue! But when I first started out with Grado, I had comfort-trouble with L-Cush until I bent the headband apart - rather aggressively so (for my large head).

 

Sound quality increases significantly to my ears. Soundstage is far more defined and focused. Bass, likewise, gains definition. Overall more clarity to the sound. Honestly, the biggest factor in sound improvement from the lower models to the SR225i and SR325is is the difference in stock pads. Put some L-Cush on the lower models and they sound dangerously close to the higher models.

post #6469 of 17275
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Thinking of getting Grados, opinions on sr80i model?

I think it is an awesome set of headphones, especially if it is your first Grado.....you can then decide if you like the sound signature without breaking the bank...if you live in the U.S. a new pair will only set you back $99

 

Many say that it is the best bang for the buck of any headphone.

post #6470 of 17275
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I think it is an awesome set of headphones, especially if it is your first Grado.....you can then decide if you like the sound signature without breaking the bank...if you live in the U.S. a new pair will only set you back $99

 

Many say that it is the best bang for the buck of any headphone.

I'd agree! Pick up L-Cush pads and be done until the RS1i!

post #6471 of 17275
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Originally Posted by kl237 View Post

Hey guys, 

 

I recently did some testing of various headphones and found out I'm a Grado guy. I posted a small comparison under the 57 headphone flagships compared that was made by David. I'm a really big fan of the PS500 and haven't heard anything like it. Is there any other headphone out there that sounds like this? Any recommendations of where to buy in Toronto/GTA? Any great comparison tests or reviews you guys recommend I read up on? 

 

Thanks!!! 

Did you also compare the PS500 to the PS1000?  If so how did they differ?

post #6472 of 17275
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Originally Posted by Owenpri View Post

Thinking of getting Grados, opinions on sr80i model?

Definitely can't go wrong with a pair of SR80i's. I used to own them, now I own the 325is, but I''m going to purchase another pair of 80's to listen to when I'm on the computer, and leave my 325's with the home audio.

They are really great headphones, especiallly for 99$U.S.

post #6473 of 17275

 

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Thinking of getting Grados, opinions on sr80i model?

 

 

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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

I think it is an awesome set of headphones, especially if it is your first Grado.....you can then decide if you like the sound signature without breaking the bank...if you live in the U.S. a new pair will only set you back $99

 

Many say that it is the best bang for the buck of any headphone.

 

They are good, I got the sr80i and one year later I was buying the sr325.

 

You can also get an L-cush for $20 and you will have two headphones in one. The L-cush will improve soundstage, make the sound more detailed and a little brighter (imho).

post #6474 of 17275
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Originally Posted by alltex View Post

Just curious--what is your reasoning for putting the L-Cush on them? I've used the L-Cush, and I personally think that it kills the experience because it makes listening so uncomfortable! The L-Cush literally scrunches your ears directly up against the flat, tough caging of the drivers with no padding whatsoever.

Does it provide a cleaner sound than the S-Cush does? Maybe it's just me, but I can't distinguish a difference between the two aside from the far superior level of comfort that the S-Cush offers. I've also used the S-Cush (on my SR60i of course) and they are SO much more pleasing against your ears than that awful plastic caging around the driver that you're exposed to when using the L-Cush. 

This seems exaggerated. Different ears and heads, I guess, but I don't find the L's uncomfortable at all with my 325’s. My ears aren't scrunched on the "awful plastic caging" in any way.
post #6475 of 17275

I would have to think that anyone complaining about their ears touching the speaker grills would have to definitely have the headphones way too tight!!!

post #6476 of 17275

sr60i VS sr80i?

post #6477 of 17275

Grado maniacs, I'm taking a break from stats and going back to dynamics for a while.

 

Currently I'm enjoying this setup: Violectric V800 + Phonitor + HP1.

 

There's no words to describe how good it sounds, I don't miss them stats at all. In fact I could live with this setup happily ever after .

 

In fact it's so good I'm thinking of getting me another HP1000. What an amazing can!
 

post #6478 of 17275
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Originally Posted by Owenpri View Post

sr60i VS sr80i?

Both are a great choice, depends on what you want to spend...$79  vs  $99

 

My buddy has the SR 60i and he bought some L cushions for them, so he now has original cushions and L cushions and has less than $100 in them.

 

He has used them for about 18 months now, without any mention of upgrading...so I believe he is pretty content.

 

I think the SR80i has a tad more bass, but it really depends on how each individual hears them to be honest.....more expensive is not always better.

post #6479 of 17275

True. I'll need to test them out myself to see which one sounds better in my opinion. I was just looking for a great open pair of headphones, and I heard Grados are about as open as they get.

post #6480 of 17275

I don't quite understand why Grado sells the sr80 with flat cushions instead of L cushions, the only reason might be them sounding non-aggressive for first time listeners.

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