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May 9, 2021 at 1:42 PM Post #47,116 of 49,075

ACOC0NUT

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Your description of the Hemp with the L-pads actually doesn’t sound so bad — that sounds a little more like the Grado sound to which my ears are already accustomed to hearing. In any case, I’m definitely gonna try the L-pads because these stock F-pads are painful after about an hour.

I get these brand new a few days ago and I love the looks and dig the sound but it is different so I wouldn’t sticking with the stock sound if my poor ears weren’t in pain from the physical discomfort.

Yesterday, I had to take them off and give my ears a break — the K712 Pro were the solution. 😅
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Like others have said, try stretching the headband. It does help.

Also, just try to tough it out for now. The pads will break in with use (as will your ears, lol) and you will learn to fit them better with some trial and error.

I find wearing them lower and father forward (such that the pad doesn't pas the back of my ear or the bottom of my earlobe) works best for me.
 
May 9, 2021 at 3:50 PM Post #47,123 of 49,075

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Anyway…I wrote to the site which has the 325x if it’s a typo or really something new…

The button on the headphone (pictured in your link) has an X. That would be one hell of a typo.
 
May 9, 2021 at 4:26 PM Post #47,125 of 49,075

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Normally I’d assume that “x” is just a placeholder meant as a sort of catch-all when describing i/e/is/no suffix, but that photo with a 325x is curious. Is it just a photoshop thrown together or did they get early access to an actual product that is unannounced?
 
May 9, 2021 at 4:51 PM Post #47,127 of 49,075

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The 'X' that is clearly visible on the 325's shown in that link implies to me that there's either a silent or yet unannounced upgrade to most of the Grado line-up. It has, after all, been several years since the upgrade to the 'e' series across the line-up.
 
May 9, 2021 at 4:52 PM Post #47,128 of 49,075

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This 325 X version does have a very unusual headband . Open plan.

What does that mean?

What I do see is that it has white stitching, which is something that Grado has been doing recently.
 
May 9, 2021 at 4:55 PM Post #47,129 of 49,075

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Guys, let's talk about the biggest news here: "new cables with high-purity copper and a light bracket construction with sewn cladding are used."

If you look cloesly at the image of the cable, you can see that it's fabric-sheathed instead of the usual plastic. This is nothing short of a revelation...in Grado terms, anyhow.

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May 9, 2021 at 5:07 PM Post #47,130 of 49,075

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Guys, let's talk about the biggest news here: "new cables with high-purity copper and a light bracket construction with sewn cladding are used."

If you look cloesly at the image of the cable, you can see that it's fabric-sheathed instead of the usual plastic. This is nothing short of a revelation...in Grado terms, anyhow.

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I hope it is better than what they offered with the HF3.

That cable was too stiff and unwieldy.
 

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