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Flats vs. Reversed Bowls

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by buddha911, Aug 1, 2007.
  1. buddha911
    I've been playing around with my RS-1's bowls... With the stock bowls, I like the clarity and detail, but there just needs to be a tad more oomph. With revered bowls everything sounds a little slurred and sloppy and there's a lack of detail that came with regular bowls, but I like the overall sound signature a little better. So would flats be a nice compromise between reversed bowls and regular bowls? I know that nothing with offer the detail of bowls, but that's all right. Thanks [​IMG] (does that smiley have flats or bowls? [​IMG] )


    I would use the search function, but I am too lazy to go through all those threads. And I would just buy the flats, but I'm somewhat broke after buying the RS-1s.
     
  2. Meloncoly
    You might want to try reversed HD414 pads. Very cheap to obtain and very easy to mod.
     
  3. adanac061
    When I had the RS-1 the whole pad madness caused me some stress, and in the end was a big factor in me selling it cause I couldn't stand the pad swapping..it's addictive[​IMG]

    I'd say the reversed bowls is the most balanced.
    The flats have funky bass , but way less detail ..and colored mids.
    The bowls are technically better sounding , but the highs can be harsh.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by buddha911 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I've been playing around with my RS-1's bowls... With the stock bowls, I like the clarity and detail, but there just needs to be a tad more oomph. With revered bowls everything sounds a little slurred and sloppy and there's a lack of detail that came with regular bowls, but I like the overall sound signature a little better. So would flats be a nice compromise between reversed bowls and regular bowls? I know that nothing with offer the detail of bowls, but that's all right. Thanks [​IMG] (does that smiley have flats or bowls? [​IMG] )


    I would use the search function, but I am too lazy to go through all those threads. And I would just buy the flats, but I'm somewhat broke after buying the RS-1s.




     
  4. skellington
    Get flats! It's the only way you will get that hyper impact that Grado's are (in)famous for. I didn't rate the 414 or reversed bowls at all myself.
    Bowls or flats everytime; bowls for most types of music, flats for when you want the bass drum giving you a cauliflower ear.
     
  5. buddha911
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skellington /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Get flats! It's the only way you will get that hyper impact that Grado's are (in)famous for. I didn't rate the 414 or reversed bowls at all myself.
    Bowls or flats everytime; bowls for most types of music, flats for when you want the bass drum giving you a cauliflower ear.




    Thanks for the advice so far, everyone. BTW I don't want o think about that ^
     
  6. Zorander Contributor
    My preference:

    SR-80: Reversed Bowls
    MS-2: Flats

    Each can 'synergises' differently with different pads so it pays to trial and discover on your own which pads you prefer for the RS-1.

    Cheers!
     
  7. biged
    I like reversed bowls on my modded MS-1s. For my HF-1s, I am still listening to them with bowls, haven't experimented yet with them.

    Ed
     
  8. carlineng
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by biged /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    I like reversed bowls on my modded MS-1s. For my HF-1s, I am still listening to them with bowls, haven't experimented yet with them.

    Ed




    I'm the exact opposite. Even though the reversed bowls are more up-front and have more "oompf", I prefer the clarity of regular bowls.
     

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