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post #8491 of 18646
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

well damn !! the hi fi buys in nashville doesn't stock anything above the 325i, so if i want to hear the ps500, gotta buy it , it seems
what to do, what to do lol

 
You live in Nashville Tennessee!!? That's crazy! I do too!
post #8492 of 18646
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Originally Posted by coolkidsforlife View Post


You live in Nashville Tennessee!!? That's crazy! I do too!


no, about 70 miles away, decatur , alabama

the hi fi buys there is the closest grado dealer to me

post #8493 of 18646
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


no, about 70 miles away, decatur , alabama
the hi fi buys there is the closest grado dealer to me
Dang it. Still kind of close though biggrin.gif
post #8494 of 18646

OK, not sure if this is this is the appropriate thread, or if this should go to Grado mods.  I've always felt that my RS-1s should not only sound better, but be more comfortable to wear. I've been experimenting with using the G-cush earpads, but like other have found, much of the bass disappears when these are used.  I think I've come up with a solution, but massacring a pair of $45 cushions haven't been fun.  I think I'll get a pair of the Ear Zonk "Knockoffs" just  for that reason.  In a nutshell, I've chopped about a 1/2 " off the G-cush to bring the drivers closer to my ears.  All I can say is that it has had such an enormous impact on both the sound and extended wearability as to make these seem like completely different 'phones. I'm not sure if others have been doing this, but if they haven't, it's really worth trying, especially if it  an be done with pads that cost $20. These phones sound much more like my T1s now, especially the bass, but with the speed and presence that Grados are known for.

post #8495 of 18646

I wouldn't dare post this in the main forums, they already think you are all crazy for liking Grado's anyway so I feel safe posting here. Just like 6 years ago before the driver blew out in my 225's, I put my HD600's in their box and put them in the closet. Don't know what it is about these Grado 325is phones but I just keep picking them up every time I want to listen to some music. So I 'retired' my 600's. I still have my HD580's out for those times when I want a change of pace or I have a crappy recording that I just can't stand on the 325's but other than that, this is it until I decide to upgrade. Either going to be the RS1i or the GS1000i but that will probably have to wait until early next year when I get my refund, so I have some time to think about that one.

post #8496 of 18646
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


and in connecting with the headphones, you connect to the music more, and that's what its all about !

+1

this is as true as it gets 

sounds like poetry 

post #8497 of 18646
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

OK, not sure if this is this is the appropriate thread, or if this should go to Grado mods.  I've always felt that my RS-1s should not only sound better, but be more comfortable to wear. I've been experimenting with using the G-cush earpads, but like other have found, much of the bass disappears when these are used.  I think I've come up with a solution, but massacring a pair of $45 cushions haven't been fun.  I think I'll get a pair of the Ear Zonk "Knockoffs" just  for that reason.  In a nutshell, I've chopped about a 1/2 " off the G-cush to bring the drivers closer to my ears.  All I can say is that it has had such an enormous impact on both the sound and extended wearability as to make these seem like completely different 'phones. I'm not sure if others have been doing this, but if they haven't, it's really worth trying, especially if it  an be done with pads that cost $20. These phones sound much more like my T1s now, especially the bass, but with the speed and presence that Grados are known for.

 

 

can you post a pic of your Rs1 with your modded G-cush?  

 

I had thought about doing this in the past, but I never did get around to buying the G-cush since I tried the flatts...


Edited by wormsdriver - 8/8/13 at 9:43pm
post #8498 of 18646
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

can you post a pic of your Rs1 with your modded G-cush?  

I had thought about doing this in the past, but I never did get around to buying the G-cush since I tried the flatts...
Ok you asked, but it's not pretty (but they sound great)


Basically, i cut off the denser foam at the outer edge.
post #8499 of 18646
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Originally Posted by BobinNJ View Post


Ok you asked, but it's not pretty (but they sound great)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Basically, i cut off the denser foam at the outer edge.

 

Great sound is what really matters.smile.gif

 

 thanks for the pics!

post #8500 of 18646
If you try it, please let me know your impressions. As a quick comparision to the standard Grado pads, in Brothers in Arms, track Brothers in Arms, there is a quiet guitar riff and bass about 30 sec. into the track. With the standard L Pads, the guitar is there and the bass can be heard, but with the modded G pads, I can distinctly hear the pluck of the strings of the bass (I think it's a Bass). Plus, there is so much more air and seperation! ALSO, this tames the Highs. I can't discribe how much of a difference this change has made, I was almost ready to sell these off, because they just weren't being used. I am SO GLAD I didn't.
Edited by BobinNJ - 8/9/13 at 8:03am
post #8501 of 18646

just checking in, ordered up some sr80i...decided against anything higher end as i want to try getting deep into some mods and didn't wanna smash up anything more costly than the 80's LOL

 

this is a great thread, and i'll be back once i get my new grados in a week or so!

post #8502 of 18646
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just checking in, ordered up some sr80i...decided against anything higher end as i want to try getting deep into some mods and didn't wanna smash up anything more costly than the 80's LOL

 

this is a great thread, and i'll be back once i get my new grados in a week or so!

Good to see you in this room

 

I know you'll be rockin a lot of genres.

 

They are killer in the aggressive metal and rock genres for sure evil_smiley.gif

 

 Really love the way guitars sound on this series....but I encourage you try em with a little bit of everything! They're totally capable of a wide range.  Blues, ambient, small ensemble classical, folk,  jazz.....

 

Today, I've listened to electronic new age (Enigma), folk rock, as well as my more typical fare....HOF, Monster Magnet, Drudkh-all good.

 

Others may disagree, but I think you'll appreciate that you can power them thu anything with or w/o amplification, they are relatively forgiving of poor recordings relative some other cans, but may be fatiguing after a while compared to your other cans, and are a lot of fun.

 

Oh, yeah-be ready to play around with comfort issues.

 

Cheers.


Edited by markm1 - 8/9/13 at 10:37am
post #8503 of 18646
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Good to see you in this room

 

I know you'll be rockin a lot of genres.

 

They are killer in the aggressive metal and rock genres for sure evil_smiley.gif

 

 Really love the way guitars sound on this series....but I encourage you try em with a little bit of everything! They're totally capable of a wide range.  Blues, ambient, small ensemble classical, folk,  jazz.....

 

Today, I've listened to electronic new age (Enigma), folk rock, as well as my more typical fare....HOF, Monster Magnet, Drudkh-all good.

 

Others may disagree, but I think you'll appreciate that you can power them thu anything with or w/o amplification, they are relatively forgiving of poor recordings relative some other cans, but may be fatiguing after a while compared to your other cans. Due to the somewhat bright nature, BM can be a bit tough on the ears. They are a lot of fun.

 

Oh, yeah-be ready to play around with comfort issues.

 

Cheers.

post #8504 of 18646
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Good to see you in this room

 

I know you'll be rockin a lot of genres.

 

They are killer in the aggressive metal and rock genres for sure evil_smiley.gif

 

 Really love the way guitars sound on this series....but I encourage you try em with a little bit of everything! They're totally capable of a wide range.  Blues, ambient, small ensemble classical, folk,  jazz.....

 

Today, I've listened to electronic new age (Enigma), folk rock, as well as my more typical fare....HOF, Monster Magnet, Drudkh-all good.

 

Others may disagree, but I think you'll appreciate that you can power them thu anything with or w/o amplification, they are relatively forgiving of poor recordings relative some other cans, but may be fatiguing after a while compared to your other cans, and are a lot of fun.

 

Oh, yeah-be ready to play around with comfort issues.

 

Cheers.

 

ha ha thanks!

 

i'm lucky enough to have some very comfy cans i love (he400's), and a few different source choices, so the comfort/fatigue issues should be non-existent.  i went with grado for my next cans purchase because when i demoed them (admittedly RS1's, which i'm guessing are pretty high end sounding compared to the SR series), their house sound seemed a lot different to me than the hifiman, and that's what it's all about right?!!   plus the grado's seem to be very easy to mod and very responsive to the modding, which as a tinkerer i'd love to get into more

post #8505 of 18646
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

 

ha ha thanks!

 

i'm lucky enough to have some very comfy cans i love (he400's), and a few different source choices, so the comfort/fatigue issues should be non-existent.  i went with grado for my next cans purchase because when i demoed them (admittedly RS1's, which i'm guessing are pretty high end sounding compared to the SR series), their house sound seemed a lot different to me than the hifiman, and that's what it's all about right?!!   plus the grado's seem to be very easy to mod and very responsive to the modding, which as a tinkerer i'd love to get into more

. I have the 225 which is sort of half way between the 80's and RS1s which for many here seem to be the holy grail for rock. I actually haven't had the chance to hear the RS1 or 500s which have been getting a lot of praise here, as well.

 

I'm thinking of the HE500 actually to accompany my 225s...kind of like you...I heard the 4 and 500s at a meet. But, I'd love to hear the RS1i and PS500s first.

 

With your 80s you'll be getting the house sound and the most common entry point as I'm sure you know. The RS series differences seem to be subtle variations of the basic sound you get in the 80s and then, like you say, you can play with ear pads and mods and stuff.

 

You're going to have fun

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