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post #9541 of 17235
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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 #9542 of 17235
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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 #9543 of 17235

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 #9544 of 17235

i second what parbaked said

 

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

post #9545 of 17235
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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)

post #9546 of 17235

As to the question on the Modi / Magni combination, I really hate when threads get interjected with recommendations from people who tend to usually push the suggestion of what they have out there because it is something they like and the person asking the question may not like the sound at all.

 

Thus, despite my normal reluctance to do so, I thought I'd just toss out a suggestion based on the fact that I've tested quite a few combinations for my Grados (PS-500, RS1i and Magnum X build) at the current moment, plus several pair on the past.

 

At the moment, my FOTM (Flavor of the Millenium) is as follows:  Little Dot I+ amplifier with a great set of 5654 tubes installed.  For the DAC component, I'm using the HeadAmp Pico upsampling DAC.  This sweet little DAC is built around the Wolfson chipset, number WM8740.

 

This combination just seems to do everything right for what I need to drive my Grado collection.  Great bass, excellent mids and a top end that doesn't have too much sizzle.

 

Again, though, I'm just tossing this out there as a suggestion based on my person experienced with these devices vs. many others in the past.  Enjoy!

 

 

post #9547 of 17235

That is a heck of a lot less than I expected.  I was figuring around 1k-1500 for both to drive my new PA500's.

post #9548 of 17235

There's just something about Wolfson DACs...I never was a believer that DACs sound different, but it just seems as though my ears really like Wolfsons. 

 

 

 

 

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 This sweet little DAC is built around the Wolfson chipset, number WM8740.

 

 

 

post #9549 of 17235

i hope i didn't appear to be pushing schiit gear, drmark asked if his schiit gear was ok , or good enough for the ps500's

i just related my experience with schiit gear, drmark didn't mention m/m that i recall anyway

post #9550 of 17235

I bought the Schiit combo Modi?Magni 2 days ago.  It sounds good and figured it would be a good started set.

post #9551 of 17235
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I bought the Schiit combo Modi?Magni 2 days ago.  It sounds good and figured it would be a good started set.

its a good starting point for sure

post #9552 of 17235

JAYWILLIN How are you liking your RS1's?

post #9553 of 17235
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JAYWILLIN How are you liking your RS1's?

really like them, they don't call attention to themselves

they just do their job, and do it well !

they seem so well balanced to me

post #9554 of 17235

Received my TTVJ flat pads to try with the RS1's yesterday, must say they make the overall bass a very big difference, but I found they also muffled the mid-range and made it very hard to hear the details  and high frequencies. I decided to try them on my SR80i's and they had given them some serious overall bass also, but unfortunately muffled the mid-range and made it hard to hear the details and the high frequencies (IMO) as well. So all in all I'm not thrilled with these pads for my tastes...at all. I very much prefer the (L) cushions on my 80' and RS1's, I didn't even bother putting them on my 325's. I've heard good things about them and I know a lot of people like them, so I'm not knocking them, they're just not for me. So if anyone finds their Grados to lack bass or to be shrill in the high frequencies you may like them. 

I've decided to see if anyone is interested in purchasing them for $25.00 + shipping. I paid $35.00  + $1.35 shipping from MT to NY. I have the original shipping box for them and TTVJ's business card that also came with them, so they will be sent just the way I received them.    

If anyone is interested PM me. 

post #9555 of 17235
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 

really like them, they don't call attention to themselves

they just do their job, and do it well !

they seem so well balanced to me

 

Good way to describe them, I agree. I probably have 20+ hrs on my at this point and I must say I'm really enjoying them and so glad that I got them after all of the debating I did with myself because of their price. I still feel they could have been a little less expensive in reality, but to me they are definitely worth it regardless. Plus what are you going to do, thats how much they cost!

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