Reverse modded HD414 pads for Grado???
Jul 7, 2008 at 8:33 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

green_avanti

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Hi

I keep on finding reference to Senn HD414 yellow pads 'reverse modded' for Grado's/Allesandro's. What are these and how do you make/mod them?

Does someone have info, a pic, or a link please.

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Jul 7, 2008 at 8:50 AM Post #2 of 9

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Take a pair of Sennheiser HD414 pads (available fairly cheap from Sennheiser USA), cut 25-cent-sized holes in the middle and put them on the Grados. Your mod is done
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Sounds nice and super-comfy.
 
Jul 7, 2008 at 8:58 AM Post #3 of 9

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Remember, they should be put in reverse orientation (the side that is facing your ear should face out instead).

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Jul 7, 2008 at 11:15 AM Post #6 of 9

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Which is about the same size as the coin of AU$1.00 or AU$0.10 (or EUR$1).
 
Jan 8, 2010 at 8:10 AM Post #7 of 9

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can i just double check before i start chopping the pads up - if you're reversing the HD414s you need to cut a hole the size of a quarter (approx 24mm) in the other side? For a pair of MS-1s
 
Jan 8, 2010 at 8:22 AM Post #8 of 9

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Yes. The beauty of it is that, even if you cut an irregular-shaped hole, it will not be apparent after you stretch it over the inside part of the headphone. A bit smaller or bigger than a quarter doesn't really matter; you'll still have some stretching to do. (The use of a quarter was probably arbitrary, and just represents a convenient item to trace around with an X-acto knife that can't itself be cut into.)

Also: Every Grado/Alessandro has the exact same size inner rim. The reverse quarter mod works on every Grado, albeit with varying sonic results based on the can in question.
 

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