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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Anyway to make my Grado's super comfy? I've seen someone put velour pads on them(glue them to L-Cush pads) Or am I going crazy? Is this possible?


headphile c-pads = a wooden adapter that fits beyerdynamic dt770 pads on the grado SR series cans.

they are super comfy, albeit a bit expensive.

i found a used pair and won't listen to my grado's without them.

post #17 of 33
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headphile c-pads = a wooden adapter that fits beyerdynamic dt770 pads on the grado SR series cans.

they are super comfy, albeit a bit expensive.

i found a used pair and won't listen to my grado's without them.

$245eek.gif. Only way I'd do that is if I had Magnum's.. Well, I guess I could get some Magnums. But jeez $245?? Also, wouldn't that mean I would have to buy my wood cups from Headphile?


Edited by wolfetan44 - 11/20/12 at 8:02pm
post #18 of 33

I love the look of the wooden Grados, with the exception of the, "yokes," sticking out of the headband.

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Grado style is my favourite, especially the customs. Very happy with my Magnums.

post #20 of 33
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Grado style is my favourite, especially the customs. Very happy with my Magnums.

Beautiful, cups from Headphonelounge?

post #21 of 33

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Beautiful, cups from Headphonelounge?

Yes, this is Jinteddy's build that was on the photo page of the manta headbands. I since recabled and added the gimbals :)


Edited by marts30 - 11/20/12 at 9:09pm
post #22 of 33
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Yes, this is Jinteddy's build that was on the photo page of the manta headbands. I since recabled and added the gimbals :)

Nice!biggrin.gif

post #23 of 33
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Oh man those are beautiful.
They're just so classy and elegant..

To get a bit off topic, whats the deal with Alessandro and Grado anyway? The Alessandro Ms1's and Grado Sr 80i's are the same right? So why do 2 different companies produce the same product?

MS1 uses a tuned driver from the SR125i. They sound more neutral than the typical Prestige series Grado, ostentatiously designed for producing music. MS2 and MS Pro are based on the same principle - they use tuned drivers from the SR325i and presumably from the RS1.
post #24 of 33
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MS1 uses a tuned driver from the SR125i. They sound more neutral than the typical Prestige series Grado, ostentatiously designed for producing music. MS2 and MS Pro are based on the same principle - they use tuned drivers from the SR325i and presumably from the RS1.

 

This is true. But they still do not sound anywhere near neutral though.

post #25 of 33

Love the Grado's utilitarian, retro, cool design. It's the everyman phone. Neutrality! Who needs it when you're listening to a headphone that's delivering musical thrills and chills in spades? I have ample time to be bored.  

post #26 of 33
If the HF2 didn't have the thick hose cable it would be the best transportable headphone there is. It's easy to drive, looks like a million bucks but it's still discrete - it doesn't make you look like a dork, it's comfortable when you bend the headband right and the pads soften a bit. You can easily get a good case for it too.
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by machoboy View Post

Love the look, hate the feel and sound.

Hate the look, love the feel and sound.  Well, maybe just the sound ... wink.gif

post #28 of 33

i like the sound of them and how they look on my neck, but they stick out like to wierd contraptions on my head when i wear them....

(i want that golden SR325i so bad...!)

post #29 of 33
Does anyone know if Headphile's regular cups can fit magnum drivers?
post #30 of 33
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The custom Grados, with the Magnum v.4 drivers are about the best one can get for the amount of money paid.  Custom wooden cups provide an excellent upgrade to the visual appearance as well as provide an improvement in sound quality.  Plus, one can buy a nice leather headband that is better than the original leather headbands from Grado that they supply on their higher end 'phones.  If comfort is an issue, there are many pad choices to include the Sennheiser pads, with the quarter mod performed.  The yellow pads can be dyed any color desired, or you can find them on eBay already died and modified.

 

Enjoy!

 

Will they actually sell you the headband alone?

 

My memory sucks and I could be wrong but I remember years ago a few people wanted to do that but couldn't purchase the headband. Grado wanted the better headband only on their top tier headphones.

 

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Originally Posted by Xaborus View Post

Oh man those are beautiful.

They're just so classy and elegant..

 

To get a bit off topic, whats the deal with Alessandro and Grado anyway? The Alessandro Ms1's and Grado Sr 80i's are the same right? So why do 2 different companies produce the same product?

 

The Alessandro line up is a bit more neutral. My MS1s were the best headphones I ever owned and I might order another pair in the near future.

 

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Grado style is my favourite, especially the customs. Very happy with my Magnums.

 

Stunningly beautiful.

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Hate the look, love the feel and sound.  Well, maybe just the sound ... wink.gif

 

Love the look and the sound but hate the feel. My MS1s sounded amazing and the retro look was great but they were so flimsy. I really wish the construction but better...

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