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post #9511 of 27783

OK-Jay-we're all waiting...especially those of us who haven't heard the RSIi.

 

My sense is they are really, really great....but not slam dunk, slap you in the face-the most beautiful woman you've ever seen-great. My sense is it's a lot more subtle than that.

 

But, do tell!

 

I've read so much about those damn HP's...it feels like the way I felt about the Lord of the Rings. I actually read LOTR before as the movies came out at the ripe old age of about 40...I said, fine, I'm going to read these books I've heard people rant about incessantly my whole life.....

 

And, I loved them!

post #9512 of 27783
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

OK-Jay-we're all waiting...especially those of us who haven't heard the RSIi.

 

My sense is they are really, really great....but not slam dunk, slap you in the face-the most beautiful woman you've ever seen-great. My sense is it's a lot more subtle than that.

 

But, do tell!

 

I've read so much about those damn HP's...it feels like the way I felt about the Lord of the Rings. I actually read LOTR before as the movies came out at the ripe old age of about 40...I said, fine, I'm going to read these books I've heard people rant about incessantly my whole life.....

 

And, I loved them!

 

 

of course it hasn't been very long, i've just had them for a couple of hours so i only have some first impressions

yeah, its not a slap in the face , mouth open, "holy cow" kinda thing, it is subtle for the most part

it is a grado, thats for sure, i guess the easiest thing i could say right now, is it sounds like a silky sr225i

bass is improved, the treble has detail, but not harsh, not sibilant , very smooth

instrument separation is really good

i do wonder how the tape mod would make it sound, i bet it would be good !

right now i'm listening to jane's addiction, "jane say's" never heard it sound better

post #9513 of 27783

right now i'm listening to jane's addiction, "jane say's" never heard it sound better

 

Thanks Jay-comports with what I've heard.....OBTW, good taste...love Jane's Addiction....Nothing's Shocking-killer album. Enjoy!

post #9514 of 27783

I'm offering a rare, vintage Grado rig in the For Sale Forums.

Thanks!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683480/vintage-grado-rig-rare-black-sr325-joseph-grado-signature-hpa-2-amplifier

post #9515 of 27783
urbanear plattan headband or sony mdr 7506 headband which one is the worthest for grado replacement headband?
post #9516 of 27783
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Originally Posted by rakinkeen View Post

urbanear plattan headband or sony mdr 7506 headband which one is the worthest for grado replacement headband?

 

I haven't personally used the Urban Ears option, but have used the Sony band on two builds now.  I think the Sony 7506 is an excellent band.  I have provided a somewhat lengthy narrative on the Sony 7506 a few minutes ago in the following linked post:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/576717/grado-modders-go-magnum/2895#post_9842286

 

post #9517 of 27783

First post for me, got into some in-ear love with the Monster Miles Davis Tribunes.  Entered a contest a short while later at Grado and won a set of SR10's.  Gave them to my kid as a birthday present.  Thinking meh... hope he enjoys them.

 

Turns out I do too.  Found the PS500 for $400 on Amazon and hope they work well with my Schiit amp and DAC.  Might need to upgrade that too.  They should be here later this week.

 

So what's the deal with the pads?

post #9518 of 27783
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First post for me, got into some in-ear love with the Monster Miles Davis Tribunes.  Entered a contest a short while later at Grado and won a set of SR10's.  Gave them to my kid as a birthday present.  Thinking meh... hope he enjoys them.

 

Turns out I do too.  Found the PS500 for $400 on Amazon and hope they work well with my Schiit amp and DAC.  Might need to upgrade that too.  They should be here later this week.

 

So what's the deal with the pads?

wow, the ps500 for $400 thats almost half price,

i have the ps500 too, i love mine ! what's your concern with the pads ?

the pads do have an effect on the sound, comfort too, i have both the L-cushes, and the g-cushes,

the g's are the most comfortable, and provide a larger soundstage , the L-cushes a more intimate staging, sound

post #9519 of 27783

I have been reading that the stock pads are pretty bad.  Also when it arrives to wash them to soften them.  Will I need to replace the pads with something else?

post #9520 of 27783
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Originally Posted by Drmark View Post
 

I have been reading that the stock pads are pretty bad.  Also when it arrives to wash them to soften them.  Will I need to replace the pads with something else?

 

Which pad? S-cush, L-cush , or G-bowls?

post #9521 of 27783
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Originally Posted by Drmark View Post
 

I have been reading that the stock pads are pretty bad.  Also when it arrives to wash them to soften them.  Will I need to replace the pads with something else?

 

You will be fine. I would just use them "as is".

After you are used to them, if you find them uncomfortable or want to change the sound you can try other pads.

post #9522 of 27783
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Originally Posted by Drmark View Post
 

I have been reading that the stock pads are pretty bad.  Also when it arrives to wash them to soften them.  Will I need to replace the pads with something else?

i actually have no issues at all with the comfort of any of the pads, some do

post #9523 of 27783

The stock pads, when they arrive, to wash them.  Also is the Schiit a good setup to use with these?  Also not sure which ones "pads" to replace them with.

post #9524 of 27783

i second what parbaked said

 

as for schiit gear, mine sounds great , lyr amp, uberfrost dac

post #9525 of 27783
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Originally Posted by Drmark View Post
 

The stock pads, when they arrive, to wash them.  Also is the Schiit a good setup to use with these?  Also not sure which ones "pads" to replace them with.

 

Normally L-cush earpads are a good choice, gives a better soundstage with significantly increased clarity over the S-cush at the cost of comfort and bass impact. (and the cost of the replacement earpad)

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