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post #7786 of 24930
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

jaywillin and the zonks the same foam as the OG Grado pads?


 if its not the same, its very, very close, the shape, the cut of the form a slightly different, the stock L's  a hair thicker

i tried to show on the side by side shot ,

the zonk L's on the ms1 and the 60 seem to be fine sound wise, definitely better than s-cushes !!

post #7787 of 24930
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

UPS just dropped off the ear zonk pads, a set of G's, and a set of L's. VERY much initial impressions:

the G's very comfortable, didn't sound good at all to me with the 225, very little bass, lost the "up front" feel

the ear zonk L's on the 225 sound much better , i could live with it i think, but the stock grado may the way to go,

haven't gotten around to trying the zonk L's on the 60 or ms1 yet , here's some pics:

 

the ear zonks are a little harder to get on the cups

Sorry, I just can't endorse or encourage buying knock off pads, but maybe that's just me.

I do encourage folk to try the L-Cush and the TTVJ Flats for all their Grados except PS/GS1000

post #7788 of 24930
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

Sorry, I just can't endorse or encourage buying knock off pads, but maybe that's just me.

I do encourage folk to try the L-Cush and the TTVJ Flats for all their Grados except PS/GS1000


i hope i didn't come off as endorsing , i just thought i'd try them, it seems most of us are are always trying to find something better, or different, hence all the modding. are the "zonks"as good as the grado's i don't know. i do prefer the zonk L's to the grado S's on the 60 and the ms1, but that's just my opinion, and also, i wouldn't try to pass them off as grado pads, you can tell a difference

post #7789 of 24930

I use my SR80i mainly at night (when i have my glasses back on), and i'm sitting at my computer, and one thing i like about the S cush is that i find them more comfortable than the L cush, when i'm wearing my glasses.

 

 Now, i have heard so much good about putting the L cush on the SR80is, that, since i have a pair lying around, i'm going them tomorrow, and report back on my findings.

post #7790 of 24930

Look forward to hearing about your impressions on the 80's with the (L) cushions.

Very surprised that you never tried them on the 80's though, I would have thought you would have had them on from the beginning, but now, knowing that you wear glasses, and being that the (S) cushion is smaller and softer than the (L) cushion, I can understand why you would use them. You may be very surprised with how the 80's sound with the (L) cushions, you may have a whole new prospective of the 80's, and I know you speak highly about the 80's even though you have headphones costing 10+ more times the amount. I think you will be very impressed.

post #7791 of 24930
I think you need a min level of power for your G-Cush experience ^.^

Either a matched low imp amp/dac combo and/or;

RS1/MS Pro/PS500 tier or above which is by default bigger

I kinda feel theyre like bigger wheels so u need more juice behind em to get traction
post #7792 of 24930

Well I am taking a little break from this site. Getting tired of the Grado bashing and certain people whose attitude is 'If I own it, it's great and everything else is garbage, especially if it is made by Grado" Then trying to justify that with nonspecific 'facts'.

 Anyway I may be back, just need a break from the snobbery.

post #7793 of 24930
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

Well I am taking a little break from this site. Getting tired of the Grado bashing and certain people whose attitude is 'If I own it, it's great and everything else is garbage, especially if it is made by Grado" Then trying to justify that with nonspecific 'facts'.

 Anyway I may be back, just need a break from the snobbery.

Well I love both grado and sennheiser, its just 2 different flavored scoops of icecreamsmile_phones.gif

Also to those involved in the snobbery war:

No matter what audiophile journey we cross,

We must remember the reason and not get lost.

post #7794 of 24930
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post

Well I love both grado and sennheiser, its just 2 different flavored scoops of icecream:smile_phones:


Also to those involved in the snobbery war:


No matter what audiophile journey we cross,
We must remember the reason and not get lost.

And above all, never forget that every hifi system is limited. The real fidelity lies in concerts. smily_headphones1.gifcool.gif
post #7795 of 24930
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Originally Posted by dgilz View Post

And above all, never forget that every hifi system is limited. The real fidelity lies in concerts. smily_headphones1.gifcool.gif

Not the way they mix it now a days: full volume, a LOT of bass.(this counts for rock concerts, at least)


Those who bash brands without any facts, usually do it because they don't understand that different people experience sound differently. Be patient with them, as they have a lot to learn smily_headphones1.gif
post #7796 of 24930
I am now, next to the RS-2, in the possesion of brand new SR-80i's.
And for €100 i think that's a very great deal.

The person i bought them from was interested in getting the PS500, and we had a nice talk about Grado's.

I can't help but wonder why he never used them and then "gave" them away for such a low price though.
post #7797 of 24930
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

I am now, next to the RS-2, in the possesion of brand new SR-80i's.
And for €100 i think that's a very great deal.

The person i bought them from was interested in getting the PS500, and we had a nice talk about Grado's.

I can't help but wonder why he never used them and then "gave" them away for such a low price though.

You've just paid its right price, not more, not less. Have a look on amazon fr or uk if you want to check wink.gif
post #7798 of 24930
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Originally Posted by dgilz View Post

You've just paid its right price, not more, not less. Have a look on amazon fr or uk if you want to check wink.gif

The dutch pricelist for Grado is online in it's entirety, and i can't buy from amazon...
Very happy with it, drivers seem to be the same as the RS-2?
post #7799 of 24930
325i with taped bowls and LDMKIII are really hitting the spot right now. Getting some beautiful big bass and soundstage. I think swapping the driver tubes in the amp to some Mullard ef92s really helped. Good synergy between amp and headphones....very fun.
post #7800 of 24930
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

325i with taped bowls and LDMKIII are really hitting the spot right now. Getting some beautiful big bass and soundstage. I think swapping the driver tubes in the amp to some Mullard ef92s really helped. Good synergy between amp and headphones....very fun.

Mullard M8100. Do it. gs1000.gif

 

NK

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