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I just put on the bowl pads on my SR60. I must say, I am very surprised at the amount of difference different pads can make, it makes my SR60 sound almost like different headphones. The clarity is amazing, and the sound stage is noticeably bigger, and there seems to be a little more bass impact as well. The sound is very foward, and the tremble is hot, actually it might be even a little too hot coming from the SR60 pads to the bowls, I might try out the shack hack. Thanks Aura!
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I just put on the bowl pads on my SR60. I must say, I am very surprised at the amount of difference different pads can make, it makes my SR60 sound almost like different headphones. The clarity is amazing, and the sound stage is noticeably bigger, and there seems to be a little more bass impact as well. The sound is very foward, and the tremble is hot, actually it might be even a little too hot coming from the SR60 pads to the bowls, I might try out the shack hack. Thanks Aura!
Glad to hear it. Remember to tape mod the bowls, it works very well .

I tried comfies for the first time last night, they weren't too terrible. I'll edit the guide once I can get a decent pic of them.
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post #13 of 18
Try out the electrical tape mod.. After having recently done it i can say it sounds great!

Not to mention, could be completed by a 5 year old



edit - oh, beated by a minute.
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Glad to hear it. Remember to tape mod the bowls, it works very well .

I tried comfies for the first time last night, they weren't too terrible. I'll edit the guide once I can get a decent pic of them.
I'll be sure to do the tape mod! Though I have to say, the first thing I noticed when I put on the bowl pads was that it wasn't as comfortable as my old pads. But I rarely listen for more than 1.5 hours at a time, so I should be ok. Plus there's the shack hack.
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I'll be sure to do the tape mod! Though I have to say, the first thing I noticed when I put on the bowl pads was that it wasn't as comfortable as my old pads. But I rarely listen for more than 1.5 hours at a time, so I should be ok. Plus there's the shack hack.
You can also wash them in warm water and shampoo them, should soften them up.
post #16 of 18
I know im bringing this back but i was wondering if you had tried this Aura?

https://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/al...arning-323271/

I think it would be awesome to add the GS1000 pads and spacer mod then it would be a complete guide to Grado pads/mods

Anyway great review/overview of the different Grado (and Alessandro) pads...
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Thanks, the tape mod does add bass. Sounds better..
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post #18 of 18
Aura- Thanks for the link to TTVJ for the Grado Flat pads! You're right- it's the only source I've been able to find!!! Love my old S80's, even though they're uncomfortable enough that I don't think I've amassed the 30 hours of listening needed to break them in- the beauty of the sound with the flat pads comes at a price... Thanks again!
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