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Old 12-24-2014, 08:43 PM
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Default Grado SR80 Ear Pad Options?

I picked up some Grado SR80 headphones today at a thrift store for $2.36 (that's not a typo). The foam ear pads are missing but everything else looks to be in good condition. I brought them home and tried them out, and they sound good. I looked on eBay and Amazon, and new, generic ear pads range anywhere from $4 to $20.

Were the SR80's originally an "on-the-ear" or an "over-the-ear" design? I was hoping for an over-the-ear ear pad, but everything that I am seeing looks like an on-the-ear design.

Has anyone bought any aftermarket ear pads that they liked enough to recommend? Or should I just go with some cheap ones on eBay ($4 with free shipping from China)? Thanks.

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Old 01-05-2015, 06:20 PM
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The Grado SR80 came with an around the ear stiff circular earpad. It accentuated the treble even more, and wasn't so comfortable, which is why many use an on the ear soft foam earpad for greater comfort and to tone down the treble a bit.
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:47 PM
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I picked up some Grado SR80 headphones today at a thrift store for $2.36 (that's not a typo).
Congrats on the steal of a deal!
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:08 AM
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Thanks for the info. I think I'll order some generic eBay earpads first, just so I can give the headphones a proper demo. If they sound good, then I'll price the other options.

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