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post #1 of 8
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I know that sealing grado's sounds stupid, however I think that there may be something there. If you don't believe me take a piece of duct tape and put it over the back of your headphone. It increases bass, and increases clarity
post #2 of 8

nope it doesn't. look at stratocaster's posts and mods =)


Edited by Dyaems - 2/27/13 at 8:20pm
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by 768 mph View Post

I know that sealing grado's sounds stupid, however I think that there may be something there. If you don't believe me take a piece of duct tape and put it over the back of your headphone. It increases bass, and increases clarity

You might be better off with the cushion-tape mod than trying to put something over the back.  It reportedly has the same effect, but keeps the open sound.

 

Take the duct tape and wrap it around the circumference of the L-cushion.  It will increase the bass:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/evaluation-grado-stock-and-modified-ear-pads

post #4 of 8
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I am not really worried about keeping it open, I have tried the cushion mod and it does not seem as effective. The tape on the back acts like a dampener and it doesn't sound like ****
Edited by 768 mph - 2/27/13 at 8:55pm
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A picture is worth a thousand words. How about one?

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Please excuse the colorful duct tape, I did it in a hurry


It is not clear but there is 4 holes, but it doesn't need them. I might try it with dynamat tonight.
post #7 of 8

Yea, our ears don't work the same way. 

 

This destroys bass. 

 

Covering the cups with your hands is a nice way to extract decent detail from music with a wooly or overblown bottom end though. 

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
It does need a bit of tweaking, I agree. I don't think that we should rule it out though. I think it has some potential.

Duct tape doesn't have the best musical qualities either

Remember this is a quick test. It takes maybe 5 minutes to do
Edited by 768 mph - 2/28/13 at 9:15am
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