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post #16 of 21
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Why would you even want to do that? It was popular with Grados because for starters the chassis design makes it easy; and then to some it corrects some other flaw they find in them where correcting it with a different headphone may lose the kind of Grado flavor they like, for example using a longer chamber to get more bass,or a spacer or an adapter for different pads for comfort. Also, technically any headphone cup can be swapped out, it's a question if you have the right tools and skills, but in some cases the plastic housing doesn't have too much resonance or produces a good enough response; or they're harder to do, and will make the headphone look worse rather than how good Grados look with wood.

 

 

http://www.headphile.com/

 

I'm guessing he means the pads, not cups. 

 

that whole issue is WAY overrated IMO. Go and read the reviews from X1 owners and you will find TONS of praise & satisfaction for them, with many stating that they sound better than headphones that retail for over $500.

post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 

Sorry I meant the pads. The reviews are all good. Can anyone recommend a pair of headphones for £50?

post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 

What about: Sennheiser HD 598 or X1?

post #19 of 21
Both are very good open headphones that will be fairly easy to drive.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Both are very good open headphones that will be fairly easy to drive.

May even consider some KG K550 as they are a good bargain. What would I need to drive these?

post #21 of 21
K550s work well on pretty much most mobile devices. I use a Sansa Clip+, Sansa Clip Zip, and Galaxy Note 2 with mine. Never bother to use my headphone amp with them.

BTW: if you could use a DAP so you aren't using your iPhone battery, the Sansa Clip+ and Clip Zip run around $30 but have SQ up there with the iPhone. And the storage is expandable with a micro SD card. They are also tiny, so don't take up any room in your pocket.
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