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Apr 23, 2021 at 7:18 PM Post #46,968 of 49,900

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The Grados are supposed to have matched drivers in terms of sound output to within 0.05dB. So if there’s a significant mismatch, it’s a problem that should be addressed.

This is about as much of a marketing gimmick as the "5hz-50khz" frequency response stat. It's matched to 1 specific frequency (not sure what it is), and anything past 2khz is a crapshoot as to whether or not there's accurate matching. I've listened to three other different GS3000e units and two of them had treble deviations I found unacceptable. Rtings' own Hemp unit had a significant mismatch at 3800hz.
 
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Are they 'on ear' or do they fit around your ears?
seat on the ears like bowls...the material is the same as those from beyerdynamic pads.
 
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Apr 24, 2021 at 6:08 PM Post #46,970 of 49,900

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Just received headband and gimbals from Shipibo:) Looks absolutelygreat, but surprisingly the comfort appears better, maybe due to the way the positions can be "locked"
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Apr 26, 2021 at 9:51 AM Post #46,972 of 49,900

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I had a bit of a runny nose last week, and everything sounded stuffy and muddy. It's all cleared up now, and everything sounds great again! That's real burn-in :stuck_out_tongue:
 
Apr 26, 2021 at 10:44 AM Post #46,973 of 49,900

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Was super close to buying retail but ended up speaking with Valens7 last week. He sold me his Hemps, so I should have my cans sometime this week :gs1000smile:
Now I can finally do my AB comparison with my ms2i. Then I will sell off which one I like less(will be a sad day if I decide to let go of the ms2i).
 
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I had a bit of a runny nose last week, and everything sounded stuffy and muddy. It's all cleared up now, and everything sounds great again! That's real burn-in :stuck_out_tongue:
COVID quarantining has shown me how much I'm actually allergic to our dog. A lot. Wasn't such an issue when I was out of the house most of the day.

Allegra has done wonders for my headphone appreciation. :)
 
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I'm trying to decide whether to do a detachable cable mod on my Hemps to add a flush 3.5mm mono jack on either cup so that I can use a balanced/detachable cable.

Do you guys think this would add or detract from the Hemps? Let's put it this way - would you prefer to buy a (mint) pair with or without detachable cables?
 
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I'm trying to decide whether to do a detachable cable mod on my Hemps to add a flush 3.5mm mono jack on either cup so that I can use a balanced/detachable cable.

Do you guys think this would add or detract from the Hemps? Let's put it this way - would you prefer to buy a (mint) pair with or without detachable cables?

I might be the minority here, but if I were buying a pair second hand I would go for the one with the attached cable since you have to kind of rip the headphone apart to make the cable detachable.

I would personally do a "pigtail" detachable cable mod by putting the 3.5mm female connectors on the cables coming out of the cups. This way you can go balanced without ripping the headphones apart.
 
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I'm trying to decide whether to do a detachable cable mod on my Hemps to add a flush 3.5mm mono jack on either cup so that I can use a balanced/detachable cable.

Do you guys think this would add or detract from the Hemps? Let's put it this way - would you prefer to buy a (mint) pair with or without detachable cables?
A near mint stock pair is going to have more collectible value, but a modded pair for rocking out still would have decent value.

I'd be more likely to buy the modded pair myself because I have a nice stock pair already.
 
Apr 26, 2021 at 9:11 PM Post #46,979 of 49,900

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I'm trying to decide whether to do a detachable cable mod on my Hemps to add a flush 3.5mm mono jack on either cup so that I can use a balanced/detachable cable.

Do you guys think this would add or detract from the Hemps? Let's put it this way - would you prefer to buy a (mint) pair with or without detachable cables?

I would guess that any modification that requires dis-assembly would disqualify the term "mint", but I could be mistaken.
 
Apr 26, 2021 at 9:31 PM Post #46,980 of 49,900

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I'm trying to decide whether to do a detachable cable mod on my Hemps to add a flush 3.5mm mono jack on either cup so that I can use a balanced/detachable cable.

Do you guys think this would add or detract from the Hemps? Let's put it this way - would you prefer to buy a (mint) pair with or without detachable cables?
This pair isn't mine but recently modded by Shipibo. It is possible and would certainly benefit if you were to do balanced. It might hurt resale value depending, wouldn't be "original". If you are not going to sell in the future, I see why not? Your cans, you do you.

I am contemplating this myself.
 

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