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Jun 12, 2021 at 11:20 AM Post #47,821 of 49,112

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So after spending more hours with the Beautiful Audio L-Cush on my RS1e I have a few things I'd like to share.
I'll start with the comfort , they are simply a game changer for any Grado L-Cush user , my ears no longer touch the drivers
How is that the drivers touch your ears with on-ear pads? The drivers are at least 1 cm from my ears. If you are wearing L-cush with your ears inside the cushions, that would explain most of your discomfort.
 
Jun 12, 2021 at 11:36 AM Post #47,822 of 49,112

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I've tried L-filled BA hybrids on all my Grados, finally settling on GS2Ke as the best match for me. Way comfy, and not a serious deviation in timbre or reach. All thumbs up.
Really good to see some love for the GS2ke😎 I actually have the L BA pads too, never tried them with the GS2Ke though, but will now,thanks
 
Jun 12, 2021 at 3:56 PM Post #47,824 of 49,112

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I can feel my ears on the drivers , it is what it is my friend .

If your based in the US. How long did it take you to get those pads?
 
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Jun 13, 2021 at 12:15 AM Post #47,826 of 49,112

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I searched and couldn't find a fan club for Grados in general. I have only listened to the SR80is and LOVE them. I love how these cans really bring rock to life. I hope to someday try some more high end Grados. I want to see how the Grado "house sound" changes throughout the line up.
Over the years I have owned the 125, 225, and much earlier 325
I honestly preferred the 225s over the 325, but wound up selling them because I found them just a little to bright and forward for my taste. But I recently bought a JDS Ell 2 amp and it seems to be a much more mellow solid state amp than some of the others I have owned over the years. After reading all the good reviews for the 325x I decided to give Grados another shot and ordered them. From the reviews I have read Grado has improved the x models in just about every way. I'm looking forward to trying them again.
 
Jun 13, 2021 at 2:28 AM Post #47,827 of 49,112

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The headbands on the 325x and up are leather. This has the advantage of the headband never wearing out under normal use. Some people recommend conditioning it once a year but I feel my scalp is oily enough to do this naturally.

The headband on the plastic models are likely foam padded and covered by faux leather. This may peel over time.
I was thinking more of the amount of padding where the new headband on the x series seems to have quite a lot of padding when compared to the 325x.
From what i can find on google the 325x is 356g and the 125x is 260g. Thats interesting as well since the 325x seems to have less padding and about 100g more weight to them. Im looking for as little weight as i can but at the same time all my research tells me 325x is quite a lot better when it comes to sound...
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Im also noticing that all the prestige series has this "coin" with model number on the grills. The higher end series does not have that and i see many modded with no "coin" logo. Is that a common mod to remove that to increase air flow or something like that? Is there a benefit to remove the coin?
 
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Im also noticing that all the prestige series has this "coin" with model number on the grills. The higher end series does not have that and i see many modded with no "coin" logo. Is that a common mod to remove that to increase air flow or something like that? Is there a benefit to remove the coin?

It looks cooler, and that's really about it.
 
Jun 13, 2021 at 8:17 AM Post #47,829 of 49,112

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Im looking for as little weight as i can but at the same time all my research tells me 325x is quite a lot better when it comes to sound... Is there a benefit to remove the coin?

Either stick with the SR225x, or move up to a wooden model. I own the Hemp and weighed it in at 240g without the cable by holding the cable outside the scale. The GS3000e, even with its dense cocobolo, is 330g. Grado's metal models are heavy and less comfortable.

Removing the "coin" does make a difference, though whether you hear this difference, especially in the lower-end models, is debatable. I know that when I put my fingers close up but not touching the grill of my GS3000e, I can definitely hear some added muffling. It's totally muffled if the grill is covered. But keep in mind that the GS3000e moves a lot more air due to its larger driver and chamber.
 
Jun 13, 2021 at 9:23 AM Post #47,831 of 49,112

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I was thinking more of the amount of padding where the new headband on the x series seems to have quite a lot of padding when compared to the 325x.
From what i can find on google the 325x is 356g and the 125x is 260g. Thats interesting as well since the 325x seems to have less padding and about 100g more weight to them. Im looking for as little weight as i can but at the same time all my research tells me 325x is quite a lot better when it comes to sound...
125x.jpg325x.jpg

Im also noticing that all the prestige series has this "coin" with model number on the grills. The higher end series does not have that and i see many modded with no "coin" logo. Is that a common mod to remove that to increase air flow or something like that? Is there a benefit to remove the coin?
The higher weight on any 325 is its metal against plastic or wood.
 
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Anyone know about the Ps1000 . Not the E. I have seen two different metals . One shiny chrome the other more a matt silver finish. Which came first ? Any difference ? Thanks.
The matte finish came first. I think they're otherwise the same but I could be wrong about that.

Here are mine. I really dont use these as much as I should but they're quite good with a good amp.
 

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Jun 14, 2021 at 5:32 PM Post #47,835 of 49,112

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Just got in the 325x. 😁
 

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