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post #7156 of 13935
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Originally Posted by BillBenedict View Post

That is it right there. I have several other cans that are generally considered "better" that the Grados, are they actually better in real life, for me no...The Grados simply sound right, more than hold their own, and always put a smile on my face when I use them.

 

Hey Bill. You recently picked up the SR60i, right? I highly recommend trying the L-Cush pads on your SR60i. It's a simple pad swap, and for $20 I think it substantially improves the sound of the lower model Grados. Things to expect: slightly brighter tonality, better defined vocals, greater imaging, greater separation, greater "air", greater bass definition. It's an investment that I personally consider mandatory for the SR60i.

 

I've always been a strong advocate for the SR60i w/ L-Cush pads, and I'm reaffirming my advocacy today! I've missed my SR60i, so today I picked up a new pair from the local Grado retailer :) I listened for a while with the stock pads, and then switched to L-Cush and immediately re-experienced why I advocate for the L-Cush pads so strongly. I still maintain SR60i w/ L-Cush pads is the best value I have yet found in the headphone world.

 

If the $20 isn't a problem, try it out! Report back with your findings!

post #7157 of 13935
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

 

Hey Bill. You recently picked up the SR60i, right? I highly recommend trying the L-Cush pads on your SR60i. It's a simple pad swap, and for $20 I think it substantially improves the sound of the lower model Grados. Things to expect: slightly brighter tonality, better defined vocals, greater imaging, greater separation, greater "air", greater bass definition. It's an investment that I personally consider mandatory for the SR60i.

 

I've always been a strong advocate for the SR60i w/ L-Cush pads, and I'm reaffirming my advocacy today! I've missed my SR60i, so today I picked up a new pair from the local Grado retailer :) I listened for a while with the stock pads, and then switched to L-Cush and immediately re-experienced why I advocate for the L-Cush pads so strongly. I still maintain SR60i w/ L-Cush pads is the best value I have yet found in the headphone world.

 

If the $20 isn't a problem, try it out! Report back with your findings!


i tried the quarter mod on the pads on my ms1's, wasn't impressed, got the L-cushes, bingo !!

with the bowls, it takes the ms1 almost to the same level as my 225, in fact i like the top end on the ms1 more that the 225

but from top to bottom, still prefer the sr225i , i still have the quartered pads, never use them now

post #7158 of 13935
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

There's a good chance you'll find the SR60i / SR80i too bright if you find the igrado's too bright. Grado might not be your brand =/ You may be a Sennheiser guy.

Yep, there are lots of great headphones out there with somewhat different personality and voicing than Grados. Why have all the pain, trying to make something work that's not right for you?
post #7159 of 13935
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

 

Hey Bill. You recently picked up the SR60i, right? I highly recommend trying the L-Cush pads on your SR60i. It's a simple pad swap, and for $20 I think it substantially improves the sound of the lower model Grados. Things to expect: slightly brighter tonality, better defined vocals, greater imaging, greater separation, greater "air", greater bass definition. It's an investment that I personally consider mandatory for the SR60i.

 

I've always been a strong advocate for the SR60i w/ L-Cush pads, and I'm reaffirming my advocacy today! I've missed my SR60i, so today I picked up a new pair from the local Grado retailer :) I listened for a while with the stock pads, and then switched to L-Cush and immediately re-experienced why I advocate for the L-Cush pads so strongly. I still maintain SR60i w/ L-Cush pads is the best value I have yet found in the headphone world.

 

If the $20 isn't a problem, try it out! Report back with your findings!

 

 

I have to say that you've got me curious about trying the L-cush with my SR80i, i mostly use them late at night, when i'm at my desktop computer, straight out of my vintage Marantz recievers, the thing is, i wear glasses, and i find the comfies don't get in the way like the G and L cush do, but since i have a pair of L-cush lying around, i'll try them, and report back.

post #7160 of 13935
L cush +10
post #7161 of 13935

Another vote for L-Cush.  Recently put them on my SR80i and the changes Biscuitz said is what I hear also.

post #7162 of 13935

What models do the L-Cush pads fit? Will they work on the SR125i and do they provide the same benefits?

post #7163 of 13935
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

What models do the L-Cush pads fit? Will they work on the SR125i and do they provide the same benefits?
Every single model, including the ps1000 and gs1000. It should benefit unless the sr125i already has L cush earpads stock.
post #7164 of 13935

I appreciate everyone's input. 

 

To clarify, I don't consider the igrado's to be too bright. I consider them to be too uncomfortable. :)

 

I wouldn't want to use any headphones which had significantly more treble than the igrado's however; since the 60i's share the same driver, I would have to assume they are quite similar in sound signature. 

 

I've also tried senn px100's before and was left underwhelmed.

 

I was actually very pleased with the way the igrado's broke in: they became a very lush, warm headphone with a fair bit of treble sparkle thrown in. If the 60i's are at all similar, I think I would be quite pleased. 

post #7165 of 13935

L-Cush pads sound great on the SR125i!

 

Honestly, the entire Prestige Series sounds best with L-Cush pads, in my opinion. I'm not sure why the lower models even come with different pads. Maybe less expensive to produce S-Cush pads?

post #7166 of 13935
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Originally Posted by Biscuitz View Post

L-Cush pads sound great on the SR125i!

Honestly, the entire Prestige Series sounds best with L-Cush pads, in my opinion. I'm not sure why the lower models even come with different pads. Maybe less expensive to produce S-Cush pads?
Maybe to try and justify the price difference and make it smoother and more bassy.
post #7167 of 13935

I've asked before, so I apologize for my persistence: if anyone can offer a direct comparison between the following pairs of headphones, I'd greatly appreciate it:

 

1. igrado vs. grado sr60i

 

2. grado sr60i vs. koss ksc 76. 

 

I'm likely to place an order for the 60i's in any event. My intution tells me I will like them (same drivers as the igrado + a conventional headband sounds like a pretty good combo to me). 

post #7168 of 13935

Another request for a comparison, has anybody compared the MS2 with the PS500 please?

post #7169 of 13935

I've been listening to my HiFiMan HE 500's with a Schiit Lyr.  Do you think Grado Rs1i would also be a good pairing for the amp?

post #7170 of 13935
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Originally Posted by Moustache View Post

Another request for a comparison, has anybody compared the MS2 with the PS500 please?
Interested too
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