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They are definitely Grado. From the cheesy packaging, the cheapish build feel, the hated Grado cable, right down to that beloved Grado sound. Sadly I don't have the equipment to make my Grados really sing since my LD1+ died, but using my Cmoy and Keces DAC, I manage to get by. Anyways, playing some tracks off Foobar2000, so far I can't say much...they are Grados. Those that were worried that the Grado sound would be lost with the closed back, don't be, it wasn't. I will say that Grado might be on to something with the closed back....these things are bass monsters (for a Grado). Still has the ever present highend, mids a bit muddy maybe? I think that's going to be a lot due to my equipment and needing some burn time. Just my very initial impression after just a few songs so far.

 

And for the inevitable question...they do have a sweet smell but not sure it smells like whiskey.

post #123 of 761

HUGE improvement...as I expected.

 

post #124 of 761
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Originally Posted by westinlennox View Post
 

I am hoping this is just a first step.  How awesome would a pair of Grados that you could use in a crowded area be?  I would love that.

Sound leakage is no better than a regular Grado. Outside noise coming in is a little better but still not as good as a truly closed back headphone which these are not. They are vented.

post #125 of 761
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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

They appear to have used the thinner SR80-style cables with 3.5mm plug.

Cable is the same as my 325 but the plug is a 3.5mm with a screw on adapter.

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And for the inevitable question...they do have a sweet smell but not sure it smells like whiskey.

 

It's the oak. It's an extremely ester-rich type of wood, which makes it good for refining those lesser alcholos that gets extracted by the pot stills they use to make whisky. It smells really funky if it gets warmed up by someone drilling, CNCing etc. at a too high RPM.

post #128 of 761

AppleMark

I'm a G-Cush fan also.  Yours look good.  Now all I need is unlimited ***** you money.:biggrin:

post #129 of 761

Ah...that's cool. Yeah, they smell good for sure. Too bad I can't smell them as I'm wearing them...lol

 

I'm trying to find good stuff to listen to with these. They really shine with all the acoustic tracks I've played. I can't get over the bass these things are producing. Maybe I've been bass deprived since my current headphone lineup consisted of the 325's and my Etymotics...these are a nice change. I was on the fence about keeping them (before they even arrived) but after giving them a listen...not so much on the fence anymore. They are keepers for sure. I need to A/B them with the 325's...maybe tonight when everyone is in bed and I don't have distractions running around the house (kids...haha)

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AppleMark

I'm a G-Cush fan also.  Yours look good.  Now all I need is unlimited ***** you money.:biggrin:

 

Trust me...my wallet is thin. It was a HUGE stretch to get these and I did it on credit...haha For some reason, soon as I saw them I knew I had to give them a try. I figured I could sell them fast for my cost if I didn't like them or needed the money back.

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Chills. Cold chills up my spine.

 

 

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So the g cush made a huge difference? I might have to get some ordered before phones show up smily_headphones1.gif

I am a grado noon having only owned one pair prior to these. Not sure what all the pads are called. I tried a smallest bowl type pad and couldn't stand it as it neither fit as an over or on ear and was just horribly uncomfortable.
Hopefully these bigger ones will be big enough for over ear. They seem to be based on your pics
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Originally Posted by Wyd4 View Post
So the g cush made a huge difference? I might have to get some ordered before phones show up smily_headphones1.gif

I am a grado noon having only owned one pair prior to these. Not sure what all the pads are called. I tried a smallest bowl type pad and couldn't stand it as it neither fit as an over or on ear and was just horribly uncomfortable.
Hopefully these bigger ones will be big enough for over ear. They seem to be based on your pics

More comfy and a g normous soundstage, like HD800.  Couldn't listen without them.

post #134 of 761

Yeah. Difference is HUGE. They are completely over the ear and much more comfy than the other pads. For no other reason they are worth getting, but they do seriously make a big difference. I'm trying the L-cushes next from my 325's. They are similar to the g-cush but on the ear rather than over. They were stock on my 325's but I never use them. Only the G-cushes. I'm not sure why the Bushmills come with the crappy S-cushion. For the price I'd expect better.

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Ah it must have been the L cush that I had on my Alessandro's. Drove me nuts. I actually preferred the yellow senn pads. Sound wise the L cush was probably better but I couldn't stand how they felt on my head
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