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post #136 of 761

I don't mind the L-cush but for long sessions they can get irritating. The G-cush sounds much better than the L-cush and being more comfy...it's win win.

post #137 of 761

All of a sudden I am not so keen on these anymore...

post #138 of 761
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All of a sudden I am not so keen on these anymore...

Do you own the Bushmill Grados?

If so, why aren't you so keen on them anymore? Just curious.

post #139 of 761

Not so keen on acquiring them anymore...

post #140 of 761

Your loss. I think they are going to turn out to be a FANTASTIC Grado. 

post #141 of 761
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Not so keen on acquiring them anymore...

Wasn't sure if you owned them, but I didn't think so.

I had the opportunity to purchase them, but… I already own three different Grados, and just didn't think it would have been a good move for me, especially since (according to Grado specs), they fall between the 325is and the RS2i (I understand specs may not mean as much as to how they may sound), but being I own the 80i's, 325is's and the RS1i's, I passed.

post #142 of 761
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Your loss. I think they are going to turn out to be a FANTASTIC Grado.

 

I saw another writeup somewhere that indicated you could buy cheaper Grados that had comparable sound, so...

 

It appears to be not really a closed headphone either, and it's probably using the same old driver so I sense a bit of a "gimmick" here.

post #143 of 761
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I saw another writeup somewhere that indicated you could buy cheaper Grados that had comparable sound, so...

 

 

Was that on the interwebs?

post #144 of 761
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

I saw another writeup somewhere that indicated you could buy cheaper Grados that had comparable sound, so...

 

It appears to be not really a closed headphone either, and it's probably using the same old driver so I sense a bit of a "gimmick" here.

 

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Grado never tried to pass them off as closed. They are vented. Not open back like the rest but vented. They don't sound like any other Grado I've heard which isn't all of them...Just the SR60, SR80, SR125, SR225, SR325, RS2, and RS1...so yeah, maybe they do sound like another Grado but if it's not one I've heard before then you're looking at comparing them to a Grado that costs quite a bit more then the Bushmill. So to say you can get a cheaper Grado that sounds the same? I don't think so. Not out of the box. Perhaps a stock lesser grade Grado that's modded and woodied.

 

As far as gimmick...maybe a little. They are a limited edition made from whiskey barrels, so yeah, a little gimmick in that perhaps. But the sound is real and different and Grado and they are woodies. So gimmick aside, you're getting a woodie Grado that's $200 less than the next woodie step up and IMO, pretty damn close if not as good, but different, than the RS2. 

 

So again, your loss. Maybe someday you'll be lucky to hear a pair and change you mind. Maybe not.


Edited by ArmAndHammer - 12/10/13 at 7:44pm
post #145 of 761
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

and it's probably using the same old driver so I sense a bit of a "gimmick" here.

 

You think, what gave it away :p 

post #146 of 761
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Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Grado never tried to pass them off as closed. They are vented. Not open back like the rest but vented. They don't sound like any other Grado I've heard which isn't all of them...Just the SR60, SR80, SR125, SR225, SR325, RS2, and RS1...so yeah, maybe they do sound like another Grado but if it's not one I've heard before then you're looking at comparing them to a Grado that costs quite a bit more then the Bushmill. So to say you can get a cheaper Grado that sounds the same? I don't think so. Not out of the box. Perhaps a stock lesser grade Grado that's modded and woodied.

 

As far as gimmick...maybe a little. They are a limited edition made from whiskey barrels, so yeah, a little gimmick in that perhaps. But the sound is real and different and Grado and they are woodies. So gimmick aside, you're getting a woodie Grado that's $200 less than the next woodie step up and IMO, pretty damn close if not as good, but different, than the RS2. 

 

So again, your loss. Maybe someday you'll be lucky to hear a pair and change you mind. Maybe not.

 

You make me want to have my pair now!!!! 

post #147 of 761
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You think, what gave it away :p 

Even if that's so, the new housing makes all the difference. That's been proven with other Grados through mods and wood.

post #148 of 761
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Even if that's so, the new housing makes all the difference. That's been proven with other Grados through mods and wood.

 

I would be lying if i said i wasn't curious, i love my wooden Grados dearly, but until i see semi closed/vented/whatever you call em Grado in their main product line i'm just going to view them as a novelty.

post #149 of 761
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I would be lying if i said i wasn't curious, i love my wooden Grados dearly, but until i see semi closed/vented/whatever you call em Grado in their main product line i'm just going to view them as a novelty.

I don't see why that should stop you from trying them. Novelty or not, you may find that you love them.
post #150 of 761
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I would be lying if i said i wasn't curious, i love my wooden Grados dearly, but until i see semi closed/vented/whatever you call em Grado in their main product line i'm just going to view them as a novelty.

If they never make another, that's fine by me. It'll make mine worth even more. Simple fact is, they sound great. There's no novelty in great sound.

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