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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Hi Everyone,

 

I am working on my next custom Grado build, and thought it might be nice to gather all of the Grado headband alternatives out there in a single thread (mods, please let me know if this needs to move to the DIY forum, or somewhere like that). So without further ado, I have the following on file:

 

I haven't tested this yet, but apparently the Sony MDR7506 headband works (can anyone confirm this?):

 

http://www.trewaudio.com/store/Sony-7506-Replacement-Headband-and-Cups.html

 

I have also seen the headband from the Sony MDR7502 used:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7502-Professional-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B0002F74E8

 

Any others secretly bookmarked in anyone's browsers out there?

post #2 of 15
Hi ya
Yes the MDR7506 headband does work as I have seen it done on here .ill try find the link
post #3 of 15
I have two headbands sitting here awaiting there cups which are being made as we speak.
I'll put some pics up later but they only cost me £3.00 each as they were faulty headphones.
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks Joe...that's the 7502 headband...I wonder if the 7506 has the same dimensions....I am sure it does. Anyway, keep the suggestions coming!

post #6 of 15
Yes I think it does
Use a hair drier if not
post #7 of 15
Urbanears plattan is a nice one as the headbands come in so many different colours and materials and also the wire bracket comes the same colour to
post #8 of 15

The top one is urbanears
The bottom one in bush
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by uglyjoe0124 View Post

Urbanears plattan is a nice one as the headbands come in so many different colours and materials and also the wire bracket comes the same colour to

The wire looks like it from some sort of suede, won't these get totally soaked after a training or when spilled on , on accident?

post #10 of 15
It's not suede,it repels sweet and just don't drop your pint on it.or rather wear them then have a drink.iv never managed to drop a drink on any headphones so far lol
post #11 of 15
hey I'm finding alternative headband too for my grado, any other else?
post #12 of 15

Turbulent Labs has a lot of nice products for a Grado build, including a very nice headband that looks close to stock, but is much more heavily padded. Since the JMoney headbands stopped being produced these have basically been the go-to for Grado modders. Here's a link to their Onyx Manta, but they also have a brown version called the Saddle Manta, and a cheaper, thinner black one called the Black Manta.

 

http://turbulentlabs.com/grado-onyx-manta/

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by ToastyWaffle View Post

Turbulent Labs has a lot of nice products for a Grado build, including a very nice headband that looks close to stock, but is much more heavily padded. Since the JMoney headbands stopped being produced these have basically been the go-to for Grado modders. Here's a link to their Onyx Manta, but they also have a brown version called the Saddle Manta, and a cheaper, thinner black one called the Black Manta.

http://turbulentlabs.com/grado-onyx-manta/
wow 50$ is that really worth it? im using sr60i
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by rakinkeen View Post


wow 50$ is that really worth it? im using sr60i

It depends really. The plastic Grados aren't that heavy, so the headband was never a problem for me when I had my SR80i. Also with such a cheap headphone I wouldn't buy such an expensive headband. I would only recommend it if you see yourself going all the way with modding them with Magnum drivers and wood cups or if you just can't stand the stock headband.

post #15 of 15

I despised the thin stock headband on 80i which hurt my head, so I bought the Turbulent Labs one. It's not ideal either, but much better. Maybe I'm simply used to the comfort of AKG's suspension system.

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