Will Ship To: Anywhere
I'm putting my modded Grado SR60i up for sale, since they don't get the headtime they deserve.
The drivers have been fully liberated and installed in a pair of Vibro Classic Mahogany cups. I also replaced the original vinyl headband with an Oxyx Manta leather headband from Turbulent labs.
I used Dynamat Xtreme (without the aluminium attached) to damp the driver magnets. I also used Dynamat on the cable entry point, in order to better secure the cables and prevent them from being able to be pushed inside the cups, which puts stress on the solder joints. For more bass impact, I opened 2 vent holes on each driver. In this configuration, I found the bass quantity to be comparable to my RS1i. I carefully weighed the amount of damping material to be sure I used the exact same amount on each driver, for a perfect L/R balance.
I also applied a thin layer of foam from the Sennheiser HD25-1 in front of the driver. This is mostly to keep dust from getting on the diaphragm, it's effect on the sound is pretty much negligible, maybe a tiny bit smoother treble.
Now, maybe my hearing isn't what it used to be, but when I compare these directly to my RS1i, I really have to concentrate to spot the differences in sound and even then the RS1i isn't necessarily better sounding to me. The RS1i is slightly smoother sounding, but it also seems a bit slower, with less "snappyness" to the sound. They are on the same level sound quality wise IMO. I'm even considering selling my RS1i and just keeping these SR60i, but I know I'm going to regret selling RS1i, since I got it brand new for a really good price and it complements my DT48 slighty better, which is like the fastest and most snappy headphone ever.
I'm the first owner and always treated it like a baby. It has never been taken outside or exposed to smoke, pets and other evil.
Original box included.
Edited by Aizura - 7/21/14 at 6:35am