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post #9061 of 24301
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Originally Posted by exiton View Post

I've got an older pair of MS-1's whose handband has broken.  Anyone know any descent replacements for ~$20 or less?  Either OEM or third party?  Thanks!

If you mean headband, I would recommend the replacement sony 7506 headband. It works great and is comfortable. $19.99
http://www.trewaudio.com/store/Sony-7506-Replacement-Headband-and-Cups.html
post #9062 of 24301
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Originally Posted by exiton View Post

I've got an older pair of MS-1's whose handband has broken.  Anyone know any descent replacements for ~$20 or less?  Either OEM or third party?  Thanks!

 

Broken as in how?  Did the metal insert just pull out of the plastic block?  Or, is there something definitely cracked or broken?

post #9063 of 24301
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

Broken as in how?  Did the metal insert just pull out of the plastic block?  Or, is there something definitely cracked or broken?

The plastic crescent that holds the cups split near the metal post. I've super glued it, but it's just a matter of time.
post #9064 of 24301
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Originally Posted by exiton View Post


The plastic crescent that holds the cups split near the metal post. I've super glued it, but it's just a matter of time.

 

That's the gimbal.  If you call Alessandro or even Grado, they should be able to send you one for free.

post #9065 of 24301
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Originally Posted by exiton View Post


The plastic crescent that holds the cups split near the metal post. I've super glued it, but it's just a matter of time.

That's the gimbal!

Grado will send you a new gimbal for free if you email them (info@gradolabs.com).

Just tell them your gimbal broke.

post #9066 of 24301
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

That's the gimbal.  If you call Alessandro or even Grado, they should be able to send you one for free.

Thanks for the tip, I'll call Tuesday!
post #9067 of 24301
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


personally I don't like metal with the PS500, the bass is too much and tge guitars can sound very scooped especially with more modern metal where the recording is already scooped. the RS1 and AD2KX (both can be found for less than $500 used) and even SR80 all sound better to me than the PS500 with metal. I had the 225 and I would choose it with the tape mod over the PS500. now for hip hop I'd choose the PS500.

 

interesting, thanks...

 

so i have a question for the higher end grado users....if i want the same "overall sound" as the SR80i's but way more refined, which grado should i be demoing?  i just adore the tone and close in feel for a lot of music, but the detail/clarity just isn't quite up to par (makes sense at the price point)

 

it's hard to find grados in canada to demo!   should i be looking ps500, rs1/2, GS, MS, something else?  would the 325's be far superior to the 80's?

 

thanks guys

post #9068 of 24301
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

 

interesting, thanks...

 

so i have a question for the higher end grado users....if i want the same "overall sound" as the SR80i's but way more refined, which grado should i be demoing?  i just adore the tone and close in feel for a lot of music, but the detail/clarity just isn't quite up to par (makes sense at the price point)

 

it's hard to find grados in canada to demo!   should i be looking ps500, rs1/2, GS, MS, something else?  would the 325's be far superior to the 80's?

 

thanks guys


RS1 for sure!

post #9069 of 24301
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post


RS1 for sure!

Yes, I would also strongly suggest getting an RS1. With the right amp and a good source you can set for life.

My "budget" choice would be the MS2.

post #9070 of 24301
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

Yes, I would also strongly suggest getting an RS1. With the right amp and a good source you can set for life.

My "budget" choice would be the MS2.


while the 80 is a grado i haven't heard, i do have the ms2 , and it is outstanding !!

 the rs1 is at the top of my wish list of those "to hear"

post #9071 of 24301
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


while the 80 is a grado i haven't heard, i do have the ms2 , and it is outstanding !!
 the rs1 is at the top of my wish list of those "to hear"

I've been saving for the LCD2, but after a month with the sr80 and a year with my he400, I'm thinking my LCD $ might go to a grado so budget shouldn't be much of a concern...

What about the gs1000, there's a demo model for 50% off...anyone tried them?
post #9072 of 24301
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post


I've been saving for the LCD2, but after a month with the sr80 and a year with my he400, I'm thinking my LCD $ might go to a grado so budget shouldn't be much of a concern...

What about the gs1000, there's a demo model for 50% off...anyone tried them?


the ps500 is as high as i've gone, and i've been told its more on the warm side , bottom end wise, my ms2 has more of the traditional grado sound than the 500,

post #9073 of 24301
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

 

interesting, thanks...

 

so i have a question for the higher end grado users....if i want the same "overall sound" as the SR80i's but way more refined, which grado should i be demoing?  i just adore the tone and close in feel for a lot of music, but the detail/clarity just isn't quite up to par (makes sense at the price point)

 

it's hard to find grados in canada to demo!   should i be looking ps500, rs1/2, GS, MS, something else?  would the 325's be far superior to the 80's?

 

thanks guys

I've never heard a Grado model higher in price than the SR325is, but I do own both the 80 and the 325, and I can tell you that the 325 is fuller sounding than the 80 in the bass and mid-range, and the vocals are beautiful. I also find that the 325's benefit very much from the right amp/dac. Also the 80 (IMO) is crystal clear, and has super detail, but yes the 325 has a more full bodied sound.  but the 80 is an awesome headphone, regardless of it's price/ranking. I also owned the MS2i, which for me had too much of a mid bass for tastes, I felt that it didn't sound Grado enough for me, just my experience with all three of these headphones.

post #9074 of 24301

My RS1i will be here tomorrow.  I took a day of vacation -- no, not to wait on the postman, but to do other work.  Getting the RS1i is just a nice bonus for the day.  I have to install a new cable, then give it a go.  I really hope it lives up to it's ranking in the food chain.  I had the GS1000 for a few days, and really missed the sound and refinement when I no longer had it.  Then again, I've been using the MS1i for the past few days (unmodified) and I'm pretty impressed with hit.

 

I've had basically a 2-year sabbatical from the Grado and Magnum sound.  However, I turned back to Grado / Magnum because I didn't like being limited to amplifiers that are needed to drive less efficient headphones.  Sure, there might have been other headphones that have more capabilities or ability to "wow" you.  However, I found I was getting distracted by the wow factor and losing my connection to the music.  In the end, the only thing that matters is the music.  Headphones, amps, DACs ... they're all just material things.

post #9075 of 24301
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

  I have to install a new cable, then give it a go.  

That's not easy to DIY with the RS1/2. Most send the RS1/2 back to Grado to rewire.

They will rewire with any cable you send with the cans, not just Grado cables.

Grado use a special process (slow heat in an oven?) to gently heat the glue that adheres the drivers to the cups.

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