Use On Any Grado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Grado intends these simple hunks of foam as wear-out replacements for their higher end headphone models where they are standard, but these will easily fit on any Grado can. I bought these for use on a new SR-80e and although they are pricy for what they are, I am not at all sorry. Just pull off the on-ear stock pads and pop on these circumaural pads and you get the interesting hybrid of an open-style headphone with around-the-ear comfort and without spending what Grado wants for their 1000 model (though you still miss out on the other improvements). This change alters the sound of the SR-80's somewhat, but I like this difference too. It seems to be even more open and natural, probably because the sound is striking your entire outer ear rather than just being directed narrowly into your ear-canal. And if you ever get tired of either the sound or the fit, you can just pop the original pads back on in a few seconds.
Pros: Fits on any Grado Improves comfort More natural sound