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post #9991 of 24421
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Originally Posted by wje View Post


Many of us have been there. However, have you spread open the headband a bit so it doesn't feel like your head is in a vise when you wear them?

It's not the headband but the cushions themselves. The foam is too stiff and rough,at least on the replacement pads that I bought.

post #9992 of 24421
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Originally Posted by dwayniac View Post
 

It's not the headband but the cushions themselves. The foam is too stiff and rough,at least on the replacement pads that I bought.

Wash them with a mild soap...wring dry and let set overnight to air dry....they will soften up quite nice.

post #9993 of 24421
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Originally Posted by dwayniac View Post
 

It's not the headband but the cushions themselves. The foam is too stiff and rough,at least on the replacement pads that I bought.

 

Correct.  I understand.  However, the pressure is still an issue.  I used to have issues with the fit of L-Cush and realized that I had to open the width of my band a bit more.  I finally got it to a precise level where I can finally enjoy the L-Cush again.  Additionally, I've found that using the L-Cush from Ear Zonk (available via Amazon).  I've found that the foam is softer as they only use one type, as opposed to Grado's use of about 3 varying layers of foam.

 

I did have a problem with the G-Cush from Ear Zonk.  One fit perfect, the other had a slightly larger hole where it attached to the Grado cup, and would always fall off.  I contacted Ear Zonk and then returned the G-Cush to Amazon.  Ear Zonk is sending me a replacement pair directly as opposed to the risk of getting another bad pair from the stock at Amazon.  Again, this was for the G-Cush.  The L-Cush fit perfectly and I actually ordered 3 pair for $9.99 a pair.

post #9994 of 24421
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

Hey guys, my friend is looking for a pair if headphones for work. He really liked the sound of my SR80 but they leak too much sound. Any recomendations for a closed/semi-closed can with a similar sound? The K550 is all I can think of but it's too big and bulky for him.

DT660.  

 

Lively on top like a Grado.

 

However, no mid-bass hump but has some deep bass.

 

Good isolation and comfy.

 

Big soundstage for a closed can.

 

HTH.

 

Edit:  Very efficient 32 ohm.

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While planning to do an RS1i vs. SR-60 (Pink) Face-off For Sound Variances, I had a bit of Time to conduct a comparison / contrast between the PS-500 and the SR60 (Pink) Headphones.

 

I took 2 pages of notes, but will have to transfer them to electronic text so I can supply the review here:

 

[Full Written / Text Review to Follow -- In About 2 Days]

 

The Contenders:

 

 

 

The Written Notes Based on Two Hours of Listening:

 

 

post #9996 of 24421

I was wanting to pass this on as I had not heard of this company before. They are a Canadian company that makes stuff for Grado headphones, including a VERY nice headband. They are called Turbulent Labs. The stock headband doesn't bother me but I have heard a lot of people complain about it, but these headbands they sell are outstanding in looks and very well padded. It makes the Grado's look like a much more expensive phone, probably how it should have looked in the first place but such is life. If I ever need to get a new headband for my 325's I will be contacting these guys.

post #9997 of 24421
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I was wanting to pass this on as I had not heard of this company before. They are a Canadian company that makes stuff for Grado headphones, including a VERY nice headband. They are called Turbulent Labs. The stock headband doesn't bother me but I have heard a lot of people complain about it, but these headbands they sell are outstanding in looks and very well padded. It makes the Grado's look like a much more expensive phone, probably how it should have looked in the first place but such is life. If I ever need to get a new headband for my 325's I will be contacting these guys.

Headbands are nice and they are from IIRC a member in Malaysia - jinteddy.

I have the entry model, which is plenty padded, on my go to MS2 and they are plush no doubt!

post #9998 of 24421
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

I was wanting to pass this on as I had not heard of this company before. They are a Canadian company that makes stuff for Grado headphones, including a VERY nice headband. They are called Turbulent Labs. The stock headband doesn't bother me but I have heard a lot of people complain about it, but these headbands they sell are outstanding in looks and very well padded. It makes the Grado's look like a much more expensive phone, probably how it should have looked in the first place but such is life. If I ever need to get a new headband for my 325's I will be contacting these guys.

Turbulent Labs may be affiliated with Vibro Labs. I purchased Vibro Labs (classic) wooden cups for my SR80i's, and I noticed on the Turbulent website, they sell the same Vibro wooden cups for $95.00, where as I purchased mine through Vibro Labs about 6-8 months ago for 115.00, the same exact cup, so maybe they merged, not sure because the both companies have separate websites, but Turbulent also sells Vibro's wooden cups.

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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

While planning to do an RS1i vs. SR-60 (Pink) Face-off For Sound Variances, I had a bit of Time to conduct a comparison / contrast between the PS-500 and the SR60 (Pink) Headphones.

 

That's not a fair fight! The vintage SR-60s will have poorly matched drivers and much smaller air chambers. (Just kidding, I know you'll be fair!)

 

You need to compare your PS0.5K with these vintage pink/black metal bad boys:

 

It is only the cheese cloth that turns pink, not the actual drivers.

No one outside of Grado knows if the actual drivers are different, only that the pinks are from very early production runs (@1992-3).

post #10000 of 24421
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

Headbands are nice and they are from IIRC a member in Malaysia - jinteddy.

I have the entry model, which is plenty padded, on my go to MS2 and they are plush no doubt!

Nice....how much was that headband....looks great.

post #10001 of 24421
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post
 

Nice....how much was that headband....looks great.

I bought mine direct from jinteddy in Malaysia for $38 before Turbulent was formed.

I assume it's the same...http://turbulentlabs.com/grado-black-manta/

They make a $50 version, but the $38 one is plenty nice to me.


Edited by parbaked - 10/20/13 at 9:51am
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

I bought mine direct from jinteddy in Malaysia for $38 before Turbulent was formed.

I assume it's the same...http://turbulentlabs.com/grado-black-manta/

They make a $50 version, but the $38 one is plenty nice to me.

 

I got the Onyx Manta ($50) headband and it sure is a quality product!  Much comfier than stock, and i'm sure that as it beds in a little and becomes more supple, then it will get even more comfy :)

post #10003 of 24421
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

That's not a fair fight! The vintage SR-60s will have poorly matched drivers and much smaller air chambers. (Just kidding, I know you'll be fair!)

 

You need to compare your PS0.5K with these vintage pink/black metal bad boys:

 

 

Yes.  I know you're kidding.  ;)   I think all too many members might be too willing to jump to a conclusion on the results.  From my perspective, the results that I achieved, based on my preferences and listening have it more of a "David and Goliath" type of ending.

 

I'm out today, so I can't type up the response and post it.  Internet access is only periodic.

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Speaking of headbands, back in the picture of the PS-500s and the SR-60s, you can somewhat see the leather headband I'm using.  Yesterday, I completed it with really soft leather, memory foam and bonded nylon thread for leather.  I created it "in place" and didn't take off the original plastic band as I believe in trying to keep such a headphone as original as possible - if it might have some value to me.   The leather seams can be cut, and the leather removed if someone wants to take the headphone back to a fully stock state in less than 5 minutes.

 

Also, I did sew another band for my RS1i the same way.  I did remove the gimbals and cups when sewing the band, but the rest was all kept in tact.  I'll then replace the cable on my RS1i which I've neglected to do for the past month before I proceed with the testing on my RS1i vs SR-60 and eventually, the PS-500 vs. RS1i.  I think tonight, I need to spend a bit of time with the PS-500 and the G-cush pads a bit to see how my interpretation of the sound falls with that configuration.  

 

Finally, today, I was on a bit of a mission to get the SR-80 and SR-125, locally, as they are not the "i" models and I'm curious to try them out, too.  It looks like only the SR-80 might be my only possibility as the SR-125 isn't working out to well with the communication end and the seller.

 

[Edit:]  I think it's also worthy to note that the SR-80 purchase was also intended so that I would have a pair of drivers for the upcoming test / impression / review of the 4 types of wooden cups that 7Keys has created. I kind of felt that this might be a better move instead of taking the MS1i apart ... as I know Joe Doe has been eyeing them a bit lately.  


Edited by wje - 10/20/13 at 1:18pm
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are pink drivers particularly better??

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