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post #31 of 33

If it could be of any help, I started this "how do you tame overly bright grado" when I had the RS2i:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/516904/how-do-you-tame-overly-bright-grado

post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by Irri View Post

Thanks for taking the time to write that, and thanks to everyone for all the suggestions.

It's not so much a lack of bass that's the issue; it's the brightness relative to the mids. You're right that not everyone knows they are known for it smile.gif

If we take midrange as the pivot (as most of the music is there) and compare the bass and treble relative to it, I would say that (for me):

My ideal is:
Bass 5 or maybe 6
Mid 5
Treble 4

My all Linn Hi-Fi is:
Bass 5
Mid 5
Treble 5

B&W 800 series are:
Bass 6 or 7
Mid 5
Treble 5

The Grados (in my setup) are:
Bass 4
Mid 5
Treble 7 or 8

Does that sound about right?

Yeah, I'd basically agree with this. The Bose will be closer to the 800 series, I'd probably try the ESW9 or KH-K1000 at this point.

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Originally Posted by Irri View Post

I can't seem to find much information on pads or where to get them. Maybe they're a little rare in the UK.

I listen to quite a variation of things, but mostly 60s-90s rock/pop. I never have a problem with classical/opera. I guess it's the lack of constant cymbals.

Sounds like you just dislike a bright presentation.
post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by Greeni View Post

If it could be of any help, I started this "how do you tame overly bright grado" when I had the RS2i:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/516904/how-do-you-tame-overly-bright-grado

 

Try this from 3602:

 

 

 

 

 

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