BBOP, you are probably right and that is the reason I figured I could just live with the Q701. The highs sound better all the time, too, to be honest. Maybe it's just my understanding of them breaking in some more (and the fact they were tame and rolled off compared to the 325is)... funny how that works! Someone will probably work out a mod to "un-cup" the Q701 mids at some point anyway, if this really is happening ;)
I've heard a few people say that the G-cushions make the Grados brighter, but do increase the soundstage and are much more comfortable. What do you think about that with your 325is and do you use any EQ to compensate, if necessary? I had definitely considered the G-cush, but I was wondering if I should spend the additional $45 after hearing that.
Yah, the G-Cush does alter the FR but it's a trade off I'll live with. My problem was I really didn't like the comfort level of the small, stock bowls so I had to do something or get some different headphones.
I think it's good that you've found how to EQ the Q's for better sound. No EQ here.
I've sent my 325is's out to get a woodie mod, I like the look, who knows if I'll like the sound. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying my PS500's which are definitely better and should be for the price diff.
Edited by bbophead - 11/16/11 at 6:17pm