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post #7246 of 26132
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

Are you using the same pads when you compare? The S Cush that come with the MS1 veil the sound and can make the cans more "forgiving".

When I switched to G Cush bowls the sound became more detailed and revealing.

I suggest you try the L-cush too. It gives quite a surround sound like the G cush but still keeps its intimate sound of the S cush.

post #7247 of 26132
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

I suggest you try the L-cush too. It gives quite a surround sound like the G cush but still keeps its intimate sound of the S cush.


yes, L-cushes on both, i don't mean mean to imply the ms1's aren't revealing, they are, i just know with lesser source material, i can more easily enjoy the sound, whereas with the 225, its harder to enjoy, kinda hard to put into words

 

and i've wondered how a G-cush might sound on both of my headphones, might just spring for some


Edited by jaywillin - 5/15/13 at 9:05am
post #7248 of 26132
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


yes, L-cushes on both, i don't mean mean to imply the ms1's aren't revealing, they are, i just know with lesser source material, i can more easily enjoy the sound, whereas with the 225, its harder to enjoy, kinda hard to put into words

 

and i've wondered how a G-cush might sound on both of my headphones, might just spring for some

oh wait i forgot that the L-cush comes stock with the 225 and you got an extra set of them too. Sorry bout' that haha *facepalm*

Well i suppose it's worth a try for the G-cush, it is a lot more comfortable afterall.

 

post #7249 of 26132

yes, i got another set of L-cushes, i got tired of swapping, i quater modded the flat pads, better, but the L-cushes are the way to go,

i'm listening to miles davis  "bitch's brew" with the ms1, L-cushes now, great !
 

post #7250 of 26132

Instead of quater modding my comfies, i used a used tape roll to cut out the circle. it's about 1.5 inches across (almost as big of a hole as the L-cush) and i think while still retaining most of its comfort sounds quite close to the L-cush.

post #7251 of 26132
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

I suggest you try the L-cush too. It gives quite a surround sound like the G cush but still keeps its intimate sound of the S cush.

I meant L-Cush, not G-Cush. I never tried the G-Cush.

I edited my post.

post #7252 of 26132
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

I meant L-Cush, not G-Cush. I never tried the G-Cush.

I edited my post.

Oh wait i was quoting/replying to the wrong person earlier. No wonder i made the wrong statement. Darn sleepyhead.

post #7253 of 26132

i was thinking something was amiss !! lol
 

post #7254 of 26132
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


yes, L-cushes on both, i don't mean mean to imply the ms1's aren't revealing, they are, i just know with lesser source material, i can more easily enjoy the sound, whereas with the 225, its harder to enjoy, kinda hard to put into words

 

and i've wondered how a G-cush might sound on both of my headphones, might just spring for some

When I had the SR225i, it magnified sibilance in recordings. When I tried the MS1i (w/ L-Cush), it was more forgiving of sibilant recordings.

 

In fact, it's one reason I'm rather fond of the SR60i w/ L-Cush pads. It gives you that Grado sound, but it's one of the more forgiving Grado models.

post #7255 of 26132

Has anyone analyzed what Alessandro does to the Grados to get their different sound?

post #7256 of 26132

i believe they use a different driver, i'm sure someone here knows for sure,

time to put the internet to work !!
 

well, checked the website I'M NOT THAT TECHNICALLY INCLINED ! to know exactly how it translates


Edited by jaywillin - 5/15/13 at 2:18pm
post #7257 of 26132

From what I found, one of the modifications could be the coating of the driver membrane : http://www.head-fi.org/t/95754/alessandro-vs-grado#post_1115366

post #7258 of 26132
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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!


Hey man...I finally grabbed a pair of the L-Cush pads and they do truly make a heckuva improvement in overall presentation.  Thanks!

post #7259 of 26132
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Originally Posted by BillBenedict View Post


Hey man...I finally grabbed a pair of the L-Cush pads and they do truly make a heckuva improvement in overall presentation.  Thanks!

That's great! Glad to hear!

post #7260 of 26132

I feel like my PS500s are nicely broken in now.  They sound amazing and I think quite honestly this is one of the very best audio purchases I have made over the past three decades.  I'm hearing so much more detail and smoothness than I have outside of say a Stax headphone but these have better bass.

 

Highest recommendation if you can afford them or get a deal or trade up to them.

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