Grado Earpads (Large) Pair
Anyone who's talked to us over the past 20 years has heard us say Grado headphones are great sonic performers for punchy rock&roll, pop, and modern jazz. Here's the stock 'L-CUSH' earpad cushion replacements for Grado headphones. Fully interchangeable with any Grado 'SR' or 'RS' headphone, these come standard with Grado SR225i, SR325is, RS2i, RS1i, PS500 and HF models (SR60/ SR80/ SR125 come with the S-CUSH Grado earpads). All Grado earpad cushions are fully interchangeable with any Grado headphone, if so desired.
Sorry, all Grado Labs products can only ship within USA due to manufacturer restrictions!
- Stock 'factory-issue' L-CUSH Grado Labs earpads for SR225 and above
- Fits ANY Grado 'RS' or 'RS' headphone models
- Black dense foam "bowl" earpads with cut-out center
What's In The Box:
- 1 pair - Grado Labs Large 'L-CUSH' earpad replacements
Anyone who has talked to us on the phone over the past 20 years has heard us say that some Grado headphones are great acoustic performers for punchy rock&roll, pop music, acoustic and modern jazz, but might lack the ultra-wide soundstage expansiveness desirable for much classical, symphonic, and/or chamber "audiophile" music. We felt a few of the lower-end models could potentially become slightly tonally 'edgy' at times depending on the audio source, most noticeably in the topmost extension of the highs. Well... pierce our tongue and hang us with speaker wire! This earpad edition from Grado Labs is capable of transforming the sound signature of the headphones as these 'L-CUSH' pads will alter the distance relationship between the ear canal and headphone speaker drivers. In our opinion, these large 'bowl' earpads seem to open up the highs -- getting rid of an overly-forward presentation heard around 2 kHz on some models -- while also eliminating potentially murky mid-bass resonances. Of course, the presentation also tends to sound a bit farther away so whether or not that's a good thing remains strictly up to the ear of the beholder!
PLEASE, no HeadRoom returns/exchanges on any Grado Labs earpads.
Sorry, no Grado Labs product shipping allowed outside USA.
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- Accessory type: Headphone Replacement Parts
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Posted by QuarkMuon from Sewanee, TN on 2011-11-14
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Improves soundstage, reins in occasionally over-emphasized treble
Cons: Uncomfortable, slightly over-emphasizes bass
For me, though, the lack of comfort is kind of a deal-breaker. I have very small ears, and many 'phones that are meant to be only partly circumaural wind up going completely around my ears. These donuts are no exception, and they don't rest on the back of my earlobes as, I would gather from other reviews, they were supposed to. As a result, the screen over the headphones' driver scratches painfullly against my ear and I can't stand to wear them for more than thirty minutes or so. Many people, though, seem to find these to be more comfortable than the Comfies, so I'm not sure how common this problem generally is.
In the end, it might be worth giving these a try if you have a lower-end Grado model. They do offer some sonic advantages over my quarter-modded Comfies, in my opinion, and you might find them more comfortable than I do. Whether or not this gamble is worth $20 is completely up to you.
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Posted by eclein from Allentown, PA. on 2011-01-15
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Comfort, Improves sound quality
Cons: They cost money and should be standard
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Posted by daves_not_here from Raleigh NC on 2010-05-19
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Much better sound and more comfortable than stock SR60i pads.
Cons: They don't come as a stock option and may not be for everyone
With these donuts the driver and my ears breathe and keep a consistent position to my ears. At low volume with these donuts the highs an lows are open. Handel's harpsichord parts are now distinct and oboe has depth. At higher volumes Clutch's Passive Restraint has no muddiness to the base and the guitar riffs are well distorted without fuzziness.
I now understand why people praise the Grado SR60i's.
P.S. My head is so big that I had to bend back the metal head band to reduce the pressure on my head which improved comfort. This also keeps my wife from borrowing them...
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