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Does anybody knows which pads are on the hemps? Standard or deluxe? Thanks.

It may be possible that Grado is using a different stock of pads for the Hemp, which they have labeled “F-Cushion”. I’m not sure what, if any, difference there is between them and Deluxe Flat pads but the surface texture of the foam feels a bit softer on TTVJ’s than the Hemp pads. Unfortunately, I don’t have any Standard Flat pads on hand to compare.

In fact, those pads no longer appear to be available on TTVJ’s store...
 
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Does anybody knows which pads are on the hemps? Standard or deluxe? Thanks.
Standard if yours do not have these pen marks. Deluxe have the pen prick.
 

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Apr 19, 2021 at 4:46 PM Post #46,923 of 49,895

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Geez the used Hemps on in the for sale forums sure disappear about as fast a graphics card in the current market geez lol. The last 3 people I inquired with on buying their Hemp's told me that they were sold before I could even say hi.
 
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Does anybody knows which pads are on the hemps? Standard or deluxe? Thanks.
TTVJ says that the Hemp comes with standard flat. This was discussed a few pages ago. I put deluxe pads on my Hemps and can't say I noticed much difference - if anything, just a little smoother in the highs, I think.
 
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Geez the used Hemps on in the for sale forums sure disappear about as fast a graphics card in the current market geez lol. The last 3 people I inquired with on buying their Hemp's told me that they were sold before I could even say hi.
Just buy them new. They are limited edition, and they are a steal at 420.
 
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Just buy them new. They are limited edition, and they are a steal at 420.

One benefit of buying the Hemp new is that you can request that Grado remove the badge from the grille. I asked TTVJ if that was something he’d be able to take care of for me and, sure enough, mine arrived without the badge
 
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One benefit of buying the Hemp new is that you can request that Grado remove the badge from the grille. I asked TTVJ if that was something he’d be able to take care of for me and, sure enough, mine arrived without the badge
Actually... that might be enough justification for me to just buy it new. Plus that is kinda nice a customized.
 
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TTVJ says that the Hemp comes with standard flat. This was discussed a few pages ago. I put deluxe pads on my Hemps and can't say I noticed much difference - if anything, just a little smoother in the highs, I think.
I noticed zero difference between the deluxe and standard flat.
 
Apr 19, 2021 at 8:36 PM Post #46,930 of 49,895

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About to do a shootout of the SR-80e with the stock and L pads vs the Hemp. Interested to see if it is mostly the 'flat' pads which send the Hemp across the line
I only have the SR-60i, but I've got the stock, L, and TTVJ deluxe pads. I like the L best for comfort, the TTVJ give a bit of a bass boost, but have smaller sound stage. Depending on what I'm listening to, I bounce between L and the flat pads. I really wish I had somewhere local I could demo the Hemp or the RS2e.
 
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One benefit of buying the Hemp new is that you can request that Grado remove the badge from the grille. I asked TTVJ if that was something he’d be able to take care of for me and, sure enough, mine arrived without the badge

Curious, did they give you the badges loose since you wanted them off or none at all?
 
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Thanks for your help :thumbsup:

Short time after my post, i‘ve got mails from Grado and Todd.
Gradoservice: we will have stock sometime in May
Todd: We are currently out of stock on the Flat pads but has a few pair of the deluxe version left. The Deluxe Flat Pads are treated and sound mor open than the stock flat pads. Once these are out of stock, we won’t have any more until June or later.

btw. Dekoni is also working on some aftermarket pads for Grado.
Dekoni: We are working on pads for the Grado but do not have a release date planned.

About to do a shootout of the SR-80e with the stock and L pads vs the Hemp.
Sbaf has done some measurements.
 
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