Received a pair of PS500 as black Friday gift. The sound is exactly what I have been looking for!
My HE500 with grill cloth removed mode was perfect on every aspect except tizzy treble. So I sold it unwillingly. I was looking for phones with smooth or dark treble and heavy tight bass. PS500 is just so great. The vocal, bass, guitar, everything is just so great.
Cons I found: not that comfortable. So I am considering to buy a G-cushion. I saw people said PS500 with G-cushion didn't sound as great as with L, can anyone give me any positive reviews? Plus, the soundstage is smaller compared to the HE500 I owned, but thats not a big problem on my music preferences.
I like the PS500 with G-Cush pads... To my ears, the PS500 has plenty of bass... if there's any loss with the larger pads it is minimal. However there is a slight increase in treble and the overall effect tends to make them more "grado-like" than their stock signature.
When they were relatively new, I preferred the L-Cush but now that they are broken in, they sound really good with both sets of pads. Personally I have no comfort issues with the L pads but for anyone who does, I think the G pads are well worth trying. They also will increase the sound stage significantly.
I really like the fact that it is so easy to swap pads... it' like having 2 pairs of headphones in 1.
Edited by gregorya - 9/16/15 at 8:46pm