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Grado Modders Go Nhoord?!?!

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by fleasbaby, Aug 12, 2016.
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  1. DavidA
    The cups are the same depth as the other cups from Rholuplat, it just looks deeper in the photo.
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  2. capnjack
    Nice to see the Angsana turned up, I’m still waiting on a pair of Satin Rosewood that I ordered on 19/9 :frowning2:
    Did you get headband and steel band too?
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  3. DavidA
    I did order 2 leather headbands but didn't use them since I decided to use the MDR-7506 headband for now since the fit on my head seems to be better. If I use the Grado headband I need to bend the wire where they enter the rod block since the G-pads get in the way and it changes the fit where there is more pressure on the top part of the pad and not enough on the bottom to get a decent seal.
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  4. WoodyLuvr
    Really like the feel of my MDR-7502 headband (feather-lite, comfortable, and tough as nails) it too works well with the larger sized G-cushs as well as my ultra small cups from Wabi Sabi (@fleasbaby).
  5. capnjack
    New Rosewood cups and Chocolate leather headband arrived today for my Red v.2 project :wink: just waiting on my silver cable now :frowning2: still, it won’t be long now! :)

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  6. capnjack
    Chilling after work with Grado woodys, Little dot mk.2, Cayin N5 and Brothers in Arms :)

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  7. DavidA
    Just got my leather headbands also:
    Latest 3 builds.jpg
    One of the brown headbands went on the headphone on the right, R1 in mahogany cups
    Going to keep the Nhoord in the Angsana cups with the MDR-7506 headband for now but might switch it with the SR60 one, "just like a woman, can't make up my mind, LOL"

    Second brown headband went on the left headphone, original ypsilon in rosewood cups, on the right is black manta headband (its much nicer but also 3 times the price)
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
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  8. cathee
    @DavidA - lovely mods. I may just be thick, but can you tell me how you dissected the rodblocks and then reassembled them with the new headbands? Thanks. x
  9. DavidA
    Hold one of the rod blocks and twist the headband left and right while trying to pull the headband out. If one side is really hard then try the other, basically you are trying to break the bond between the plastic and metal strap which has a small knob to lock it in place. Some are really easy while other are a PITA difficult.
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  10. Harry Manback
    550F993C-3BCB-4BAA-BC95-815F4EAC8142.jpeg My Infras finally have a home. Remember these cups @fleasbaby?
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  11. fleasbaby
    Great work! :).
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  12. capnjack
    Well, after what felt like an eternity my cable turned up about 11am, by 12 I was in red heaven - almost! Just another 20hrs or so of burn in, before I can appreciate my labours properly :)

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  13. JoeDoe
    Hey there modders, any of you gentlemen looking to sell a pair of Nhoord drivers? Trying to get my hands on a pair that's already stateside! Shoot me a PM if you do!
  14. DavidA
    If you had asked this before Oct 7 I would have said yes, hope someone was able to supply you with one, if not I'd be able to remove mine and sell them to you if you really need a pair that quickly. FYI mine have one more vent hole opened and dynamat next to all vent holes.
  15. Brahmsian
    I had a Nhoord-based headphone here for a week courtesy DavidA. Judging by it, Nhoord drivers pack quite a lot of energy. In fact, they made my he400i's sound so dull that I ended up selling them. The problem with the Nhoord for me was that I perceived it as being a tad too bright. To be more precise, I found the scarlet to be v-shaped. For me, the midrange got a little lost amid all that wonderful bass and treble energy. In the end, DavidA has so many excellent headphones that I'm a little at a loss as to why he would prefer the Scarlet to some of the others.
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