- Feb 2, 2014
- Poulsbo, WA, USA
I just noticed that according to your final analysis, there is a 26% difference between the GH-1 and GH-1/G.
So the logical conclusion is that the G cushions make the headphone sound 50% better than in its stock form. Really? While i'm sure there is *some* improvement, i'm rather skeptical it would be that a big jump.
That is one of the oddities of making numerical scores out of rank orders -- it can exaggerate small differences.
If you click on the link from the list that has the GH1 and GH1G comparison (ninth one down), you will see that that change pushed the GH1/G ahead of the GH1 in 7 of the 10 categories, while dropping it in 2 of 10 (1 remained unchanged).
That large difference results in a significant score increase in the three way comparison (from 14 to 22) which still maintains as a significant increase in the 25- model overall ranking.
It doesn't always happen that way. The second link leads to a table where I compared the PS500 to the PS500 with G pads. In that case, 4 scores got better and 4 scores got worse, with the other two remaining the same and NO change in overall score.
The G cushion improves the GH1 more than it improves the PS500.