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Hi, thinking of getting grado g Cush because I like how they sit over the ear. My problem with them is the price. So does anyone know the cheapest place to get them? Is there some other over ear pads substitute? Thanks
post #2 of 13

jazzloft.com for 45

 

http://www.jazzloft.com/p-49436-grado-replacement-cushions-g.aspx

 

or ebay

 

 

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Originally Posted by Headphonefred View Post

Hi, thinking of getting grado g Cush because I like how they sit over the ear. My problem with them is the price. So does anyone know the cheapest place to get them? Is there some other over ear pads substitute? Thanks


These are for your SR80is right?  Just a word of warning - you know what the G Cush (jumbos) will do to the sound right?  The highs will get really bright (best way to describe it is 'tizzy'), they'll suck some of the mid-range out, and your bass will take a giant leap backward.  They do give a nice soundstage - but IMO the only Grados the jumbos work well with are the cans they were meant for (1000 series).

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Brooko is right. although, I'd say the HF2 (from experience) can handle the G cush pads and not sound awful. But that's because they're titled more toward a rounded, heavy bass and don't have the same highs as other Grados.

 

 

post #5 of 13
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Ok thanks for that, might look for other pads. Just one quick question, Are there any other pads by grado or other companies that sit over the ear? Thanks
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Ok thanks for that, might look for other pads. Just one quick question, Are there any other pads by grado or other companies that sit over the ear? Thanks

The only one I know of is the C-pad, which was a mod of a Beyer pad by Headphile (http://www.headphile.com/page5.html) - scroll down the page until you come to it.  They are really expensive though :(

 

What I'd try if I was you:

[a] Reverse quarter modded Senn 414 pads - they are really cheap.  Wash them when you get them - with a good fabric softener.  They are on-ear, but softer than the default pads.

[b] The L-Cush (bowls) - again they are on ear, but I find these give me the best sound.  These do soften over time.

 

An absolute must with Grado/Alessandro - if you bend the headband slightly - you can loosen the clamp.  This helps a lot.

 

Only other option is to play around with other headphone earpads - and see if you can come up with anything that can be modded to fit a grado without destroying the sound we all love.  If you can come up with a winner, don't forget to let us know wink.gif

 

EDIT - forgot one!  A few guys have tried the 'sock mod'.  Search for it on this site- and you should get a basic how-to.

post #7 of 13
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Ok thanks for that, might look for other pads. Just one quick question, Are there any other pads by grado or other companies that sit over the ear? Thanks


TTVJ pads.

https://www.ttvjaudio.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=127

 

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TTVJ pads.

https://www.ttvjaudio.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=127

 



They're on-ear as well unfortunately.

 

post #9 of 13

The bowl pads CAN fit over my ears, however I wear them on my ears and slightly more forward for comfort. If you were okay with ungodly ouch, then I bet you could fit your ears in the bowls too.

post #10 of 13
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Thats great thanks :) Another thing, which pads give the best bass boost to grado sr80i's? I dont want excessive bass but i want enough to feel the bass guitar in say, Pink Floyd. Thanks

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flats give the most bass but it won’t totally transform the phones. combine them with an amp with some quality bass boost and then it might be want you want

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flats give the most bass but it won’t totally transform the phones. combine them with an amp with some quality bass boost and then it might be want you want


+1 to this.

 

OP - the flats he's talking about are TTVJ flats.  You can find them here:

https://www.ttvjaudio.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=127

 

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+1 to this.

 

OP - the flats he's talking about are TTVJ flats.  You can find them here:

https://www.ttvjaudio.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=127

 



+2

What i said before tongue.gif

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