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post #46 of 135
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Hey, play nice. No sense in posting here when we know you don't like Grados.

 

I don't like the fact that I paid over $200 to inflict torture upon my ears. Would've been nice if the headphones even gave me a chance to appreciate them, because I probably would've actually enjoyed them if given the chance. I guess I'm not blessed with incredibly resilient ears like you gentlemen.
 

 

post #47 of 135

Do the higher end Grado models like the RS-1 improve significantly on comfort? If so I want to try them because I'd like to give the Grado sound a real audition without being forced to take them off.

post #48 of 135
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I don't like the fact that I paid over $200 to inflict torture upon my ears. Would've been nice if the headphones even gave me a chance to appreciate them, because I probably would've actually enjoyed them if given the chance. I guess I'm not blessed with incredibly resilient ears like you gentlemen.
 

 

I understand the not wanting pain from your headphones. I'm having the same problem with my SE215s at the moment, but its a physical thing... not a sound thing. Anyway, just please don't post negative things in a thread thats supposed to be about positive things, thats all I'm asking.
 

 

post #49 of 135
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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post

Do the higher end Grado models like the RS-1 improve significantly on comfort? If so I want to try them because I'd like to give the Grado sound a real audition without being forced to take them off.


A lot of people like the 414 pads. Have you heard of those? The idea is that are more comfortable and bring out some more bass.

 

post #50 of 135
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A lot of people like the 414 pads. Have you heard of those? The idea is that are more comfortable and bring out some more bass.

 

No, I haven't. I've never modded headphones.  Are any of the Grados below the PS1000 significantly more comfortable than the 225i? The PS1000 is the only one that seems to have a different cup design.
 

 

post #51 of 135
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No, I haven't. I've never modded headphones.  Are any of the Grados below the PS1000 significantly more comfortable than the 225i? The PS1000 is the only one that seems to have a different cup design.
 

 

I'm honestly not sure. I think your best bet it to either try the 414 pads/stretch the headband to the point where it sits just right on your head or try washing the bowls that come with the higher end Grados. This is of course if you decide to give them a second try. 

 

Also maybe someone can chime in and shed some light on this... do the jumbos fit on the 225i?
 

 

post #52 of 135
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I'm honestly not sure. I think your best bet it to either try the 414 pads/stretch the headband to the point where it sits just right on your head or try washing the bowls that come with the higher end Grados. This is of course if you decide to give them a second try. 

 

Also maybe someone can chime in and shed some light on this... do the jumbos fit on the 225i?
 

 

What did you personally do to make your 225i's comfortable for long periods of time? And is it anything that would void my return?
 

 

post #53 of 135
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What did you personally do to make your 225i's comfortable for long periods of time? And is it anything that would void my return?
 

 

Honestly, not much. I stretched the head band just enough so that the clamping force is just right. It even says to do this on a piece of paper that comes with them. I haven't washed my bowls, but I might do that sometime soon to make 'em even more comfy. 

 

The thing that makes them fine is my long hair. The bowls sit on the outside of my hair (which strangely doesn't effect sound at all... I mean NONE!) which adds a lot of cushion.
 

 

post #54 of 135
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Honestly, not much. I stretched the head band just enough so that the clamping force is just right. It even says to do this on a piece of paper that comes with them. I haven't washed my bowls, but I might do that sometime soon to make 'em even more comfy. 

 

The thing that makes them fine is my long hair. The bowls sit on the outside of my hair (which strangely doesn't effect sound at all... I mean NONE!) which adds a lot of cushion.
 

 


I have somewhat long hair, if you mean letting it sit over my ears with the cups on them... that could work but sounds really weird. My problem wasn't the clamping force or the headband or anything... only the cups themselves. They sit on my ears and push against them. That's the problem, and it feels like they're stabbing my ears after 2 minutes. And no my ears aren't especially sensitive.

 

I just want the comfort issue to leave so I can really audition them, because I really do want to.

 

post #55 of 135
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I have somewhat long hair, if you mean letting it sit over my ears with the cups on them... that could work but sounds really weird. My problem wasn't the clamping force or the headband or anything... only the cups themselves. They sit on my ears and push against them. That's the problem, and it feels like they're stabbing my ears after 2 minutes. And no my ears aren't especially sensitive.

 

I just want the comfort issue to leave so I can really audition them, because I really do want to.

 

I hear ya. I mean that my hair is just down like normal, covering my ears, and I put on my headphones without moving my hair out of the way. 

 

Are your ears large? Do the bowls surround your ear or sit on the ear?
 

 

post #56 of 135

I don't get why there's an LOL in the title.  Are grado headphones funny?  Are you laughing out loud while you're writing the thread?  Is it just filling some kind of virtual awkward silence? 

post #57 of 135
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I don't get why there's an LOL in the title.  Are grado headphones funny?  Are you laughing out loud while you're writing the thread?  Is it just filling some kind of virtual awkward silence? 

Ya know... I was wondering the same thing myself. confused_face_2.gif
 

 

post #58 of 135
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I hear ya. I mean that my hair is just down like normal, covering my ears, and I put on my headphones without moving my hair out of the way. 

 

Are your ears large? Do the bowls surround your ear or sit on the ear?
 

 


I think my ears are about medium. The 225i sat on my ears, not surrounded them. I don't see how that tiny bowl could surround adult sized ears though. If it helps, I've worn Denon, Senn, Audio Technica, and Beyer headphones and they all comfortably envelop my ears.

 

post #59 of 135
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I think my ears are about medium. The 225i sat on my ears, not surrounded them. I don't see how that tiny bowl could surround adult sized ears though. If it helps, I've worn Denon, Senn, Audio Technica, and Beyer headphones and they all comfortably envelop my ears.

 

Haha I gotchya. I guess my ears are rather small, so the bowls fit around my ears for the most part. There is a tiny pit touching on the lobe and the top of my ear.

 

post #60 of 135
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Haha I gotchya. I guess my ears are rather small, so the bowls fit around my ears for the most part. There is a tiny pit touching on the lobe and the top of my ear.

 



It pushes against that raised middle ear part (no idea what it's called) in one position, and the top of the ear and bottom in another. I couldn't find a single way to wear it comfortably. Perhaps on-ear headphones aren't for me, or is the grado design itself the issue? Maybe I should try the SR-60, has a different cup design I think. Though it may be too low end to impress me.

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