Well after doing some experimenting, it sounds more like how it sounds with no screen at all, certainly better than the plastic. I feel only so much can be accomplished from changing the screen. Still a fun mod with a different look.
Well, this is my first try at doing something like this. I wanted to add the mono jacks so I can try out various cables... Some Mogami and Canare when I get back from vacation. Just refitted the standard Grado cable with the mono plugs. To add a little extra, I added some screening meant for a screen door and then re-glued the SR80 back on.
Yes and no. I got these SR125s from someone else knowing that the left channel sound cuts in and out intermittently. Recabling fixed that. So you might say there is a night and day difference after recabling!
But seriously, I can't really say since I had not heard these in stock form in working condition.