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post #7246 of 24987
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


now i love my sr225i, but really, if i had to pick just one, between the two, right now, i'd go with the ms1, the 225 is so revealing to me, if the music you listen to is less than "ideal" sometimes the the 225 can be a little fatiguing , where the ms1 is more forgiving of lesser sources

they are so close in sound, i keep flirting with the idea of selling one to try something else, but then the two work so well for me together

that it makes it hard !!

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 L Cush bowls the sound became more detailed and revealing.


Edited by parbaked - 5/15/13 at 9:35am
post #7247 of 24987
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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 #7248 of 24987
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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 #7249 of 24987
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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 #7250 of 24987

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 #7251 of 24987

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 #7252 of 24987
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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 #7253 of 24987
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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 #7254 of 24987

i was thinking something was amiss !! lol
 

post #7255 of 24987
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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 #7256 of 24987

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

post #7257 of 24987

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 #7258 of 24987

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 #7259 of 24987
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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 #7260 of 24987
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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!

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