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Has anybody tried out the housing for grados?

post #1 of 16
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http://headphonelounge.com/products/mahogany-grado-cups/

 

Some people say there will be a difference in sound other say it's just a cosmetic.What do you guys say?

I'd use them on sr60i's

post #2 of 16

They wouldn't be tremendously improved with the SR60i. With any Grado, housing is usually pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, but it does do something. It's really not worth it on an SR60i, housing will not transform it in to some new headphone.

post #3 of 16
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Then why do people mod the sr60i's?

post #4 of 16

In my experience, the part of the housing that affects the sound the most is the part the drivers are actually in (I call them cups). When I made my own aluminum one-piece housings for it, my SR60i became noticeably better than my stock SR125.

post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by tzjin View Post

In my experience, the part of the housing that affects the sound the most is the part the drivers are actually in (I call them cups). When I made my own aluminum one-piece housings for it, my SR60i became noticeably better than my stock SR125.

These are full Mohagany cups. As in you put the driver inside an all mohagany cup. Does aluminum sound better then wood?

post #6 of 16
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Then why do people mod the sr60i's?

 

Because in case you screw up, it wasn't a $300 SR325is, lol!

post #7 of 16

Sorry I didn't notice that until I watched the video. Wood and aluminum sound different. Aluminum can be harsher, but it is stiffer and less variable. Just take a look at their flagship products.

post #8 of 16
Wrong thread! My apologies
Do you still recommend the mad dog t50rp btw?
Edited by mechgamer123 - 8/6/12 at 10:13pm
post #9 of 16
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Where could I buy aluminum cups? Or is it just make them yourself because i have no equipment to do so. And since it is the full cup then Do you think i would hear a sound difference? I hear a lot of people dont like the 325s but RS's are a big hit.

 

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post #10 of 16

I turned them myself, sorry. If you are to go with these woodies, I would suggest upgrading a bit more, perhaps to a Magnum. Honestly you will see a much larger performance gain with a Magnum than with a simple housing change. 

As I mentioned, wood will be less harsh than aluminum. But the fact that Grado changed the series name on it's head (literally) probably means there's more going on than just housing changes.

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Charzarn View Post

Where could I buy aluminum cups? Or is it just make them yourself because i have no equipment to do so. And since it is the full cup then Do you think i would hear a sound difference? I hear a lot of people dont like the 325s but RS's are a big hit.

 

SR325i(s) rules!

Well, SR325 users stating that headphone in their profiles are just a few less than RS1 or SR225 users if you use the search function.

 

I don't know who the custom cup makers are, but you could try making a wanted ad in the sale forum for Grado cups, and someone should eventually answer.

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by tzjin View Post

I turned them myself, sorry. If you are to go with these woodies, I would suggest upgrading a bit more, perhaps to a Magnum. Honestly you will see a much larger performance gain with a Magnum than with a simple housing change. 

As I mentioned, wood will be less harsh than aluminum. But the fact that Grado changed the series name on it's head (literally) probably means there's more going on than just housing changes.

I've never heard of those until now. It says they are for the 325. I have the sr 60i.

post #13 of 16

look for all your answers in the huge grado mod thread.

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

 

SR325i(s) rules!

Well, SR325 users stating that headphone in their profiles are just a few less than RS1 or SR225 users if you use the search function.

 

I don't know who the custom cup makers are, but you could try making a wanted ad in the sale forum for Grado cups, and someone should eventually answer.

Should eventually answer.. haha. Maybe I will. I'm not planing on upgrading them for awhile so i should be good. The thing i like about the site is how easy they make it to change to woodies. It's the easiest i've ever seen it done

post #15 of 16

You can buy magnum drivers by themselves. This thread should be very helpful.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/576717/grado-modders-go-magnum

 

If you are interested in art, I'd take a look here.

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