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post #9556 of 18000
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

 

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!

well i bought mine used, so that helped me out regarding "perceived value"

post #9557 of 18000

I know, its just that I bought mine from B&H Photo and told the salesman that I was buying them to try and may possible return them, and they were ok with that as long as it was within 30 days. If I bought them used and didm't like them I would have to resell them, and probably for less than I would have paid, so I really don't mind paying the extra money being that I think they are worth it to me. They're really nice sounding, as you know!

post #9558 of 18000
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

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. 

 

Did you only pay $1.35 for the TTVJ flats?  Might have missed a digit.  :p

 

But, you are correct.  It can be either a love or hate relationship with the pads.  As a lesser cost alternative option to try, consider the Sennheiser HD-414 pads and perform the reverse-quarter mod.  They are a softer pad, and could potentially have somewhat of an effect on the frequency (good or bad) depending on how you perceive it.  But at less than $5.00 a pair at B&H, it's a pretty good price ... even if you don't like them, or the funky yellow color.

post #9559 of 18000
Yes, they do !!
I think , that the combo of ps500, and the rs1i is particularly good, they compliment each very nicely
post #9560 of 18000
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

Yes, they do !!
I think , that the combo of ps500, and the rs1i is particularly good, they compliment each very nicely

 

I'm strictly using  the PS-500 headphones with the G-Cush pads.  Normally, the G-Cush might perform with a bit less bass.  But since the PS-500 has a bit to spare, things kind of balance out quite nicely.  Plus, with this configuration, I think I'm able to push a bit further to the Grado flagship arena.  Granted, not in the arena, but a bit closer.  The GS-1000 that I had was just heavenly to listen to.  A bit lighter on bass, but the jazz would sound like heaven.


Edited by wje - 9/29/13 at 8:56pm
post #9561 of 18000
I also agree about using the g cush with the ps500.
post #9562 of 18000
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post

I also agree about using the g cush with the ps500.
Ditto!
post #9563 of 18000
AND when the g cush breaks in and gets kinda flat, it sounds a little less distant. You can speed up the process with heat and pressure if you want.
post #9564 of 18000

What does the G cush do to the treble? Is the signature a little less bottom heavy and balanced with them?

post #9565 of 18000
Yes more balanced, the bass is less in ur face, the mids and treble are more forward, but not harsh. Flatter, but not neutral. Definitely more grado sounding then stock.
post #9566 of 18000
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

Did you only pay $1.35 for the TTVJ flats?  Might have missed a digit.  :p

 

But, you are correct.  It can be either a love or hate relationship with the pads.  As a lesser cost alternative option to try, consider the Sennheiser HD-414 pads and perform the reverse-quarter mod.  They are a softer pad, and could potentially have somewhat of an effect on the frequency (good or bad) depending on how you perceive it.  But at less than $5.00 a pair at B&H, it's a pretty good price ... even if you don't like them, or the funky yellow color.

 

No I paid $1.35 for the shipping and $35.00 for the pads.

I've also tried the reverse quarter mod and the (G) cushions, but I prefer the (L) cushions for the  Grado models that I have. It is not a sound or comfort issue for me at all, I was just exploring. 


Edited by joseph69 - 9/30/13 at 5:51am
post #9567 of 18000
Am I a bad father? I am trying to trade with my son, his Grado GR10's for my Monster Miles Davis tributes?
post #9568 of 18000
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Originally Posted by Drmark View Post

Am I a bad father? I am trying to trade with my son, his Grado GR10's for my Monster Miles Davis tributes?

Hahaha, i wouldn't say that you are.

Maybe you can switch on a weekly basis? ;P

the GR10's are amazing, i can understand your decision smily_headphones1.gif
post #9569 of 18000
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Originally Posted by joseph69 View Post
 

 

No I paid $1.35 for the shipping and $35.00 for the pads.

I've also tried the reverse quarter mod and the (G) cushions, but I prefer the (L) cushions for the  Grado models that I have. It is not a sound or comfort issue for me at all, I was just exploring. 

 

$35 for the pads? That's quite a lot.

post #9570 of 18000
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Originally Posted by streetdragon View Post
 

 

$35 for the pads? That's quite a lot.

 

 

Considering there's just one vendor that you can get them from, it's just a not having competition.  But, it's also hard to tell how much TTVJ actually has to pay to get them into their inventory. Since they are a bit more of a specialized pad, they might have to pay a bit more, too.

 

As I've said before, Grado pads are cheap compared to the velour ear pads on the Sennheiser HD-580/600/650 as they run about $58.00 a pair.

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