Originally Posted by JoeDoe
SennGrados rev 1. :)
Nicely done! I see the cups from time-to-time on ebay, but am unsure of taking the plunge as it could be a "grab bag" of a purchase where one doesn't know what they'd get or even how close the two would match - based on my understanding,
Thanks for the picture of the drivers and how they sit into the cup, as this is something I wanted to mention to the group, too. I've preferred to have the drivers slightly recessed as you have done, when compared to a flush mount. The Sennheiser grills that cover the driver, protrude a slight amount. On my tests with the drivers mounted flush, it appears the pads squish down a bit and one's ears can nearly rest on the driver and make for some discomfort on the ears. I've used both the true reverse quarter modded Sennheiser pads, as well as the G-Cush and L-Cush by Ear Zonk and with all three, I've noted somewhat of a discomfort until the driver was slightly recessed.
Thanks for your update, too. The idea of an AKG driver was exciting as I had suspected it very well could have been designed for their open / semi-open headphones and might make for a great pairing with the wooden Grado cups.
The search continues ...
Edit: I wish I knew more about "doping" a driver as I'd go ahead and try the process on some of the drivers I have just to see what the results would be. I guess I could mess with them a bit and apply some materials to the cone and try it out. Also, I have some spare magnets and possibly, if I could apply them with the right polar positioning, those results would be interesting to see too. But, that's just some random ramblings at this point in time.
Edited by wje - 2/6/14 at 6:06pm