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  1. sjbrook

    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    What headphones are you showing? The band looks like a Sennheiser PX-100.
  2. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    I recently acquired a Schiit Loki Mini+. EQ needs are adequately handled at the desktop via computer based controls but in the living room, deficiencies in all cans are revealed. I cannot recall the last time I had a stereo preamp with tone controls. On the one hand I don't disagree with...
  3. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    They describe the headphones as SR80x base but with an impedance of 32 ohms. I thought the X drivers were all 38 ohms?
  4. sjbrook

    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    Update...P/21 drivers, mounted on KSC75x ear clips. Signal path PC based FLAC from VLC w/APO==>AudioEngineD1==>ancient Kenwood AVR (via tape out)==>Liquid Spark. They are...limited but not terrible, just not terribly impressive. I expect that if they were paired with one of Retrospeckt's...
  5. sjbrook

    Loki Mini Impressions

    Not a lot of activity here lately so here's my .02... Spent a lot of time and energy over the past two years upgrading and tweaking my desktop setup. Pandemic sent me from 40% to 100% wfh and music is pretty critical to getting through the day. I have found that over time I prefer near field...
  6. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    Get the OEM pigtail. The most appropriate adapter for Grado cans! https://www.amazon.com/Grado-Mini-Adaptor/dp/B001DK1ZVO
  7. sjbrook

    AKG K240 Sextett--Grado'd AKG?

    Follow up...got the 1540 pads and they are end game comfort. Need to figure out how to line the headband with this stuff.
  8. sjbrook

    AKG K240 Sextett--Grado'd AKG?

    Hi all. This seems to be the closest to a dedicated K240 thread so it seems like a logical place to post a question about K240 pads. I got a K240 itch a few years ago and picked up a working set of 600 ohm K240 Monitors on eBay. Don't recall what I paid but it was less than $100. I think at...
  9. sjbrook

    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    The KSC75 drivers are almost sinfully good at the price. It's a wonder that Koss hasn't done something stupid like discontinue them or jack the price.
  10. sjbrook

    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    If you are willing to do a little surgery and invest in a set of Yaxi (I endorse purple) you can smooth out the issues you are hearing. It won't tune them into Senn but will make a more balanced presentation with much better LF response. After a lot of trial and error I have found that four...
  11. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    I don't know the distance from the driver to my ears. All I can say is that the much shallower curve of the after market G combined with the 5mm deeper mounting over the drivers brings them so close as to negate any really coherent sense of spaciousness. I think the L pads have a bigger head...
  12. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    The BA are intriguing but not enough for me to drop the $$$ right now. I don't mind the weight of the X cable all that much but question if the change was more for cosmetics than sonics. If I ever decided to do a cable mod I would probably go for mmcx connectors or similar. Then I could drive...
  13. sjbrook

    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    Yaxi now has PURPLE PortaPro/KSC75 pad! Woo-hoo! Just ordered a couple of sets.
  14. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    Yaxi now has PURPLE pads for their Koss PortaPro/KSC75 version! Woo-hoo! Just ordered a few.
  15. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    Received my g pads today. I have said, everyone's head is different. Ears are different. Auditory nerves and psychoacoustic perception is different. But I am puzzled by the amount negative reaction the combination of these pads and the SR series. It does change the soundstange, it alters...
  16. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    My previous modifications to my SR80e was opening three additional holes (stock configuration has two open holes) and damping the ear cups and magnet with adhesive backed felt (the type you put under things like ceramics so they don't scratch up what they are sitting on). I did not observe any...
  17. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    That was kind of my fear. Looking at the aftermarket G's none of them look close in terms of being constructed of dual density foams and in some cases the dimensions of the bowl look completely off. Ah well...
  18. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    Did the original flats have the radial cuts or was that a recent innovation?
  19. sjbrook

    Grado Fan Club!

    Observations on my new Prestige SR225x headphones… Build… I don’t know what sea change in philosophy led to implementing a padded head band but long overdue. Not in any way superior to the $25 pad I bought for my SR80e but it is good to start with factory padding...
  20. sjbrook

    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    The PartsExpress headband is actually a cheap set of headphones. The drivers are so awful you have to wonder why they don't just the sell the headband. Of course the problem is that the shipping kills the value ratio somewhat. I ordered 5 pairs and a headphone extension cable and with...
  21. sjbrook

    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    I listen mostly to jazz (predominantly small group), classical (predominantly chamber), blues, "classic" and "prog" rock, bluegrass, reggae. Larger scale jazz and classical are more a speaker thing. I consider the strengths of the KSC75 to be inline with your observations. I would also add...
  22. sjbrook

    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    Yes, I did. It seemed tricky at first until I realized that the width of the tape was just the right distance for my head.
  23. sjbrook

    Koss KSC75's. Dont Forget This Giant Killer in all the ''Hidden Gem'' Hype.

    Long time lurker, first time poster (in this thread…). I don’t recall what led me to the KSC75 a few years ago but it was my good fortune. I have always enjoyed headphone listening but generally cannot stand headphones. I don’t like things in my ears and I don’t like things pressing on my...
  24. sjbrook

    PX100-II Review | Discussion Thread

    I only recently purchased my PX100/II as my 10 year old PX100's were just sort of worn out.  Pads were shot, headband padding collapsed, driver socket/ball connection breaking.  I was greatly pleased by improvements to the overall construction and the change to a single sided wire but...the...
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