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post #1636 of 3165
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

I really like the flats on the v4 Magnum, but they are in the full aluminum shells. that might make a difference vs shells with wood and aluminium combos.

 

it does make them a bit dark (or “rich” if you want to spin it another way :), but I find they lack a leeetle too much bass with bowls. So I guess I prefer the flats

 

Yes I also think pads bear different effects (to some extent) on the sound depending on the material of the cups, for a given driver!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Pingupenguins View Post

Hey guys, Just wanted to say what great work you've got on here.

 

I'm personally looking to build some full metal Magnums. I've sourced the inner sleeves, but am having trouble finding someone with the brushed aluminum cups. Anyone know where I can get one?

 

I hope to be joining you shortly! Just trying to get the parts together.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/140260/mlantinen Mlantinen seems to be selling SR325i cups, but I can't access the link :/

 

It could be outdated as well, and sold already


Edited by devouringone3 - 7/6/12 at 6:31am
post #1637 of 3165
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Originally Posted by No_One411 View Post

Shoutout to Chris_Himself. He basically convinced and reassured me that Grados would be a great headphone for getting back into Head-fi. Very nice guy, gave very thorough, well thought out responses to my questions. Thanks Chris for your help! I'm definitely looking forward to the Grado experience!

 

 

DAWWWW I love you too man

post #1638 of 3165

Dang, Head-fi is not a cheap hobby...Coming back to it after a few years hiatus, I already bought a Fostex T50RP, Magnum V4 drivers, and an Alessandro MS1i...I've got the Magnums delivered, but Alessandro is taking its time delivering my headphones. Hopefully, between the Fostex and Grados, I'll have most of my genres covered. 

post #1639 of 3165
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Originally Posted by No_One411 View Post

Dang, Head-fi is not a cheap hobby...Coming back to it after a few years hiatus, I already bought a Fostex T50RP, Magnum V4 drivers, and an Alessandro MS1i...I've got the Magnums delivered, but Alessandro is taking its time delivering my headphones. Hopefully, between the Fostex and Grados, I'll have most of my genres covered. 

 

I think the Fostex is the cheapest sound per dollar that you'll find in this hobby at the current time.  If you're playing with Magnums, the sky is the limit when it comes to expenses.  Trust me.

post #1640 of 3165
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

 

Yes I also think pads bear different effects (to some extent) on the sound depending on the material of the cups, for a given driver!

 

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/140260/mlantinen Mlantinen seems to be selling SR325i cups, but I can't access the link :/

 

It could be outdated as well, and sold already

 

His blog actually has some updated pics (7/7/2012), so it looks like he's doing a little work at the moment.

 

http://www.martincustomaudio.com/

post #1641 of 3165

Hey guys, the project for the earpads have been scrapped due to Malaysia not having the technological advancements to produce such an earpad. I apologise for keeping your hopes up and i myself was extremely dissapointed when i found out that it could not be done. I tried for the last 3 weeks even having multiple phonecalls and discussions to try to produce the pad. Having exhausted all avenues. Here is the design for the pad (the crosssection) of what i had in mind. Hopefully someone with cnc experience with foam would be able to produce the pad oneday. =)

Cheers,

Jin

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post #1642 of 3165

Hi, 

 

Has anyone tried using a 52mm lens hood as a replacement ear cups for their Grado RS 1 bowl pads?

 

 

Here are the pictures of my ear cups project for Grado RS 1.

 

 

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After attaching the 52 mm lens hoods you could give it a listen first and if the sound quality

is not to your liking you may want to proceed to the next step

 

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I got this foam from my leg press machine.  If you have a pair of old Grado bowl pads,

you can use those as foam inserts.

 

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I'm still looking for a 52 mm lens hood that has no ridges on the rim.  

I don't find these lens hoods attractive.

 

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The foam I used has a round edge on one side and flat on the other side.

I inserted the flat side facing towards the drivers.

 

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It is important that the foam insert should be below those lines, as shown in the picture,

just enough for the foam insert to come in contact with your pinna just like the Grado flat pads.

 

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I broke one of the plastic screws, so I replaced both screws with brass ones.

 

 

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This is my son wearing the headphones.

 

Benefits of this mod:

  • ear cups won't degrade or crumble
  • circumaural 
  • headphones will not slip or fall off your ears
  • excellent bass quality

 

That's about it...normal_smile%20.gif


Edited by Gradomagic - 7/8/12 at 10:21am
post #1643 of 3165

Nice option for custom pads !  They look great.

post #1644 of 3165

No offense, but those pads look like they'll leave some marks..ouch. 

post #1645 of 3165

Anyone compare the v4 grey drivers with the new v4 black drivers?  Do the v4 black drivers sound better to you?

post #1646 of 3165
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

Anyone compare the v4 grey drivers with the new v4 black drivers?  Do the v4 black drivers sound better to you?

it's not about black or grey.. it's about variation within the drivers themselves. It has nothing to do with the color, the drivers just vary. Some are smoother on the top end, others more harsh. (over simplifying it.. but, that is the main difference)

post #1647 of 3165

this has been reiterated a gazillion times. 

post #1648 of 3165
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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

this has been reiterated a gazillion times. 

 

 

Just to be fair, this is a 110 page thread and it's hard for a new comer (to the thread) to read through it all. Shoot, even someone who had a hiatus for a bit!

post #1649 of 3165
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Originally Posted by Pingupenguins View Post

Just to be fair, this is a 110 page thread and it's hard for a new comer (to the thread) to read through it all. Shoot, even someone who had a hiatus for a bit!

 

Just to be fair, I think someone is cheating themselves out of some good knowledge by not taking the time to at least cover some of their material on their own. 

 

 

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post #1650 of 3165
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

Just to be fair, I think someone is cheating themselves out of some good knowledge by not taking the time to at least cover some of their material on their own. 

 

 

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Touché. But those kinds of people are far and few between.

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