NotoriousBIG_PJ

Deluxe Flat Pads for Grado Headphones

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I find them a bit too expensive for a couple of rubber rings :palm:

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He's not a cheap bastard. After all he custom ordered a beautiful Ebony, Bloodwood and Maple stand from yours truly.

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Well I ordered a pair. I'll take pics of them side by side. Not expecting much, but its fun to try new things.

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I'd like to see the pics and read your comments, if they're worth it I would get them for my HP2

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Wow, they are pricey. Hope they're worth it. At least shipping is free.

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Look like a good fit for the HP1.  Will report back with problems.

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As DQ pointed out to me, the 15$ difference shrinks to 7.70$ when the cheapest shipping is added in. I'm 95% sure they used the exact same picture for both pads as well, so I'm rather curious myself.

Where is @screaming oranges to buy a few pairs when you need him?

**BRENT**

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You mean the Dairy Queen is a real person who advises you on consumer matters?

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1 hour ago, Voltron said:

You mean the Dairy Queen is a real person who advises you on consumer matters?

It ain't me...I'm lactose intolerant.

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9 hours ago, MexicanDragon said:

As DQ pointed out to me, the 15$ difference shrinks to 7.70$ when the cheapest shipping is added in. I'm 95% sure they used the exact same picture for both pads as well, so I'm rather curious myself.

Where is @screaming oranges to buy a few pairs when you need him?

**BRENT**

I like to point things out.  It's what I do.  While I think flats are pricey, anyone already planning to pick up a replacement soon wouldn't be spending that much more in grabbing one of these. I'll stick with my cheap-bastard HD414 pads while they are still about $10 apiece.  Even if you need to buy a knife to cut the holes, you're still saving a bunch of dosh.

9 hours ago, Voltron said:

You mean the Dairy Queen is a real person who advises you on consumer matters?

Consumer matters, automotive matters, anti-Colin matters

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7 hours ago, swt61 said:

It ain't me...I'm lactose intolerant.

Lollers.  Good thing I wasn't drinking, otherwise I would have gotten wine in my nose.  And that shit stings.

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First impressions, they look and feel exactly like the regular pads. No obvious sonic differences noted. I sent TTVJ an email asking if there was anyway to identify them versus the regular pads. I was hoping they would be made out of different materials, but it appears not. I'll take some daytime pics tomorrow.

 

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I wonder if the new ones are less likely to turn into powder over time?

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I was warming up my ears for refined highs and dat bass.

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I asked TTVJ if there was anyway of visually differentiating them from regular flat pads and Todd told me they are the same material as the regular flat pads, but have been treated with something. I imagine they will crumble just as fast doh.

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I spent more time with these and I find they open up the top end a bit, which on the rs-1 is a bad thing and I start getting ear fatigue after about 20 minutes of use. I prefer the regular flat pads.

 

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I remember Joe Grado had some new version of his pads... perhaps this new treatment is similar. Maybe they don't absorb sonic energy as much as the regular flat pad material.

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8 hours ago, NotoriousBIG_PJ said:

I spent more time with these and I find they open up the top end a bit, which on the rs-1 is a bad thing and I start getting ear fatigue after about 20 minutes of use. I prefer the regular flat pads.

 

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So the new pads would be better for the HP1000 series than the traditional ones?

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Any updated impressions on these pads? The flat pads on my HP2 are crumbling a bit.

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On 4/22/2016 at 7:31 AM, grawk said:

I wonder if the new ones are less likely to turn into powder over time?

I'm using a 10 year old pair of flats on my RS-1s, and they haven't turned to powder at all.

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It's probably some airborn rubber virus. 

HiWire -- you know you can get the Senn pads for it, right?

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4 minutes ago, Dusty Chalk said:

It's probably some airborn rubber virus. 

HiWire -- you know you can get the Senn pads for it, right?

You have to mod the 414 pads, and I've double blinded it: they don't sound as good as the flats. 30 percent of listeners declare them as sounding worse than flats, as opposed to 10 percent the other way. With 10 people, the p-value is okie dokie. This was done with HP-2 headphones, but I think it's valid for other Grado phone. 

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