Grado Warm Up time
Feb 24, 2007 at 5:43 PM Post #16 of 19

kontai69

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Also, with flat pads on my RS-1 it takes about 3-20 minutes for the foam to mold to my ears (depending upon when I last used them.).


Good point. I never considered the pads. With the bowl pads, they also seem compress a little after intially putting them on. This could "warm" up the sound a little by placing the drivers a little closer to the ears and making a beter seal aound the outer ears.

However, I still think changes are mostly due to perceptual adaption.
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Feb 24, 2007 at 6:16 PM Post #17 of 19

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You could try leaving your system on all the time when you are not listening to it, with the cans still plugged in. If you still notice a change, then it's definately due to your perceptions rather than a "warming up" effect.
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Good suggestion and easy to test thanks. In fact I will leave some music playing!
 
Feb 24, 2007 at 6:22 PM Post #18 of 19

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Good suggestion and easy to test thanks. In fact I will leave some music playing!



are you using the bowl pads? if so have you washed them? I found they mold quicker with a good washing and drying. Just a thought.
 
Feb 24, 2007 at 6:44 PM Post #19 of 19

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I have just picked up a very nice set of used Grado 225s and notice that they take about 5 minutes or so to warm up and sing. Do other cans do this?


its probably all the other gear in your line warming up is what you hear..even a solid state crap home receiver will have its warm up time.

is the gear powered up rite before or long before you listen to your grados..
 

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