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post #61 of 85

LOL(?)

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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post

buy it. buy everything

post #62 of 85

you know you want to

post #63 of 85

Perhaps (if I could), but so as everybody else around here (if they could, and some can and practically do so). That's why I'm asking for advice here, so that I can choose the best way to expend my cash into something (in this case, a headphone) I can appreciate more. And a man has got to hold his excessive hobby expenses sometimes...

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you know you want to

post #64 of 85
Thread Starter 

It seems you have the dough to spare, just buy them and try them out for a while. 

My apologies if I am wrong.

post #65 of 85

Buy whatever you want, when you want. live the dream. 

post #66 of 85

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post #67 of 85
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Originally Posted by faverodefavero View Post

What I want is a headphone that rocks as much as the V4s but is around the ear.

 

(the following solutions saves you the hassle of finding and buying a new headphone ;)

 

Get yourself headphile C-Pads (http://headphile.com/page5.html scroll down to the last section). Ask Larry there if they are compatible can click onto your Magnums. They would look like this (but with different colors and version 10 of C-Pads): http://www.head-fi.org/t/117267/fs-headphile-beta-c-pads#post_1374760

 

Or you can ask Marty (Martin Custom Audio) to make you a wooden adapter of a precise dimension/diameter so that you can append any circumaural pad you want (he's doing such a thing for Benjamin6264, he could probably do it for you if you ask him :P). He's has become quite used to work with the Magnums too.

 

You can ask sluker (http://www.head-fi.org/t/576717/grado-modders-go-magnum/1935#post_8844742) how he did those:

 

 

 

I liked these pads a lot with my HP-1000... now I hate them for all the bass they made me forget my music had, but maybe they'll be fine with Magnums (which are definitely bassy Grados).

  (They were good on this past non-HP-1000 Grado headphone of mine only because they had a warm/bassier sound signature; otherwise distancing the drivers like shifts the balance to too bright for my taste -- that's why I never bought or bothered trying Bagels, I like bass) (But they are the most comfortable pads for Grado in the world ;)

 

 

Be creative, try bowls backward, bowl on flat, flat on HD414... etc, you can place them and they'll hold together for a listening session, and when you like one configuration, take double sided 3M Scotch tape and stick them together so that it remains. The two pads will remain easy to separate for a long while as long as you don't forcibly squish them all the time like I did (why ruined my pair of bowls).

 

By the way comfort on Grados is secondary and fixable. If it's your issue, add a Sennheiser PX100 pad (http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_osacat=0&_armrs=1&_ssn=audioequipstore&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313&_nkw=px100&_sacat=0&_from=R40) under your bowl (it won't change the sound) and some kind of sponge/cushioning where headphone's headband rests onto your head (or if you want something more fancy in public there's this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sennheiser-DENON-Beyerdynami-GRADO-Monster-Headphone-protection-sleeve-/320998019957?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&nma=true&si=vGcsaW81%2Fjhi16Kpda3rIERhOFY%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc).

 

 

 

I love foam pads, they're cheap, vegan, easy to switch, replace, wash, mod, they are airy so they don't get in the way of sound or make my ears sweat and they become more comfortable as they blend in with the natural oils of your skin.


Edited by devouringone3 - 11/14/12 at 5:54am
post #68 of 85

this question was never really answered....

 

 

so...what is it...

 

 

are magnums TOTL?

post #69 of 85

I still find them challenging TOTL headphones and for far less than what those headphones cost. I know I can always pick them up and enjoy listening with whatever I have to hand, which I can't always say is possible with any of the other headphones I own or have owned. At meets I still surprise people with them too. 

post #70 of 85

oh nice. can you show us a picture of your particular cans Currawong? i'm interested in seeing what they look like. 

 

 

but yeah i think for how much you pay for them then they are least double that in their actual worth/sound. 

post #71 of 85

Here is an old picture:

 

post #72 of 85
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Here is an old picture:

 

woah, what a setup! Do you still happen to still listen to this? How would you compare your magnums to the 325i? Do you think they would compliment each other? 

post #73 of 85
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

Here is an old picture:

 

woah, what a setup! Do you still happen to still listen to this? How would you compare your magnums to the 325i? Do you think they would compliment each other? 

 

The first version of the Magnums sounded like more resolving 325is, but later versions are more like the old PS1, so better all-rounders.

 

The last rig of this type I used was an AK100 and Pico Power, and again just recently the FiiO X5 and Pico Power, though I haven't yet tested how much the latter improves the sound, if at all.

post #74 of 85

Resolving 325i's? So not as bright? I've been heavily contemplating getting the 325i's to balance out my current magnums. I want something, fast, furious and in your face. Something to balance out my magnums. But. Maybe I just want to buy a can to buy a new pair of headphones. Maybe my magnums are really the perfect headphone for me...hmm.

post #75 of 85
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
 

 

The first version of the Magnums sounded like more resolving 325is, but later versions are more like the old PS1, so better all-rounders.

 

The last rig of this type I used was an AK100 and Pico Power, and again just recently the FiiO X5 and Pico Power, though I haven't yet tested how much the latter improves the sound, if at all.

I just heard of the Fiio X5, do you like it? 

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