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Grado L-cushion

Replacement earpads for select Grado headphones

13 Reviews | 1 question - 9 answers


Our take on the Grado L-cushion

Are your earpads looking the worse for wear? Need a replacement for the pair you lost on vacation? Either way, Grado's L-cushion earpads will breathe new life into your old cans and have you comfortably listening to your favorite tunes again.

My old foam was getting crusty so I bought these replacements. It is super easy to replace the old ones. If you have a pair of foam Grados, you will eventually need these, don't hesitate.

Anonymous, Roanoke, VA

What's in the Box:

  • Two L-Cushion replacement earpads

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with Grado's SR225i, SR325is, RS2i, RS1i, and PS500 headphones
  • comfortable, lightweight foam earpads
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Grado L-cushion Reviews

Average Customer Review:

13 Reviews

The veil is gone!

Written by: Mario from San Juan, PR on May 6, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these for my Grado SR80e. The reason I bought these, is because I have an SR325e that came with these cushions, which then i try on the SR80e. The sound on the SR80e with these cushions seems like a veil is been lifted. Everything sounds more clear and detail. I don't find these cushion uncomfortable in any way.



Easy to swap, perfect fit

Written by: Anonymous from Roanoke, VA on October 16, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My old foam was getting crusty so I bought these replacements. It is super easy to replace the old ones. If you have a pair of foam Grados, you will eventually need these, don't hesitate.

Pros: Easy to replace, perfect fit

Cons: None

Grado L Cushion

Written by: Anonymous from New York on May 26, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits my older S-80 perfectly. I have not noticed any difference in the sound quality or comfort level while wearing the S-80



great cushion

Written by: tims from silicon valley, ca on August 23, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes my grado 60 sound better with the new L pads.

Pros: Deeper bass

Cons: could become uncomfortable after worn for a long time. May be I need to get used to them.

The best Jerry, the best!

Written by: mc_voskhod from Camarillo, CA on August 19, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They sound the best for the SR325i. They're not scratchy and they smell delicious.

Pros: Comfort, style, fashion

Cons: They cost money and are not free like they should be.

Grado L-Cusions

Written by: Mariopoli from Los Angeles California on April 15, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These cushions replace old ones that tend to disintegrate after a decade of use. They are identical to the original ones on the Grado 325.

Pros: My old cushions desintigrated after 10 years of use. The new cushions made my Grado 320's look and feel like new.

Cons: They came in a tight bag with the cushions slightly compressed. A little while after unpackaging they fully expanded.

Grado L-cushion

Written by: Lew from Ohio on April 7, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These returned my Grado SR80 to their original glory. I have the original SR80 which first came with L-cushions, but those eventually lost their shape and started falling off and allowing the plastic edge of the headphones to slip through.


Cons: Out of the package, they were much more firm than my originals and not only were extremely uncomfortable, but the sound was just not right. After giving them a soak with warm water and shampoo, they felt and sounded like the originals.

Grado L-CUSH replacement ear cusions

Written by: Jack from Albemarle, NC on February 25, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product for replacing original Grado SR125 headphone ear pads. Great packing and incredibly fast shipping by Crutchfield. Biodegradable packing peanuts really appreciated as our cat pounced on the open box, and ate one before I could catch him.

Pros: Much better than stock ear pads


Great tweak

Written by: LarryA from Philadelphia, PA on February 24, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought to replace standard pads on Grado 60s. Much more comfortable (at least for my ears) with improved resolution.

Pros: Improved comfort and sound.

Cons: None observed, but a little pricey (worth it in my case).

Grado L-cushion

Written by: art f from pennsylvania on December 30, 2013

haven't used them yet. seem to be good for use.



Grado L-Cushions

Written by: Pete from Chesapeake, Va. on December 2, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These feel and look like the original cushions that came on my Grado 325i headphones. These are for the upper level Grado's, the lower level phones, 60's, 80's 125"s etc use a different cushion, these may not work well with them and visa versa.

Pros: Just like the originals

Cons: none as long as you put them on the right phones.


Written by: ROM from LOS ANGELES on February 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these pads for my Grado SR80i to replace the comfies that came with the SR80i thinking that these L-Cush pads were going to be more comfortable. Boy was I wrong! These pads are very painful on your ears after 40 minutes of use. Since there is a hole in the middle of these pads, the actual plastic housing of the driver will be resting on top of your ear. At first, it's bearable. But after 30-40 minutes of use, the pressure of the driver on your ears becomes so excrutiating, that you have no choice but to remove the headphones and recuperate for this pain. The original comfies that come with the SR80i are far more comfortable than these pads. As for sound, these pads do enhance the overall depth of the music, since there is a hole in the middle, allowing more highs and somewhat the mids to come through. As for the bass (the lower frequency), at least in my opinion, I think they're not as good and less noticeable compared to the comfies. I was so disappointed with these pads that after using it for about 3 hours, removing the headphones from time-to-time to ease the pain on my ears, I decided to contact Crutchfield and asked for a refund because ot the comfort level and also because of the poor bass response.



prefer these to stock cushions on SR80i

Written by: Gary R from Abilene, TX on January 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After a few days of use, I now prefer these to the stock pads on my Grado SR80is. They are pretty stiff right out of the bag and take some getting used to, but after a day or two they feel much better and the small improvements to the sound is worth it to me. I feel they boos the clarity slightly (the driver is exposed) and boost the bass a little as well. It's not a night and day improvement at all, but enough that I feel like they were a good buy.

Pros: slightly alter the sound, gives a greater distance between the ear and the driver

Cons: A little to firm out of the box. I feel a little silly paying $20 for two pieces of shaped foam. $10-12 would be more appropriate.


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What's in the box?

  • Two L-Cushion replacement earpads

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

I want to try an alternative to the stock ear pads. [ William  May 15, 2016 ]
For my SR80i [ Mario  Apr 11, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

Thank you Walter ! [ Charles  Jan 03, 2015 ]
Yes, I use the L-cushions on my SR80 headphones [ ERIC  Jan 03, 2015 ]
Yes. I use them on my SR80i's. [ Cody  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Yes they are . I have them on the original 80's [ PAUL  Jan 02, 2015 ]
yes they are. i bought them for my 5 year old SR80 and replaced them no problem. good price as well! [ CARMEL  Jan 02, 2015 ]
They should fit the older SR80 Grado perfectly and improve the sound from the stock SR80 cushions as they are thicker and the speaker sits further away from the ear allowing for improved sound quality. [ ALAN  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Yes; that's what I have, and it fits fine. [ WALTER  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Thank you Martin ... much appreciate it ! [ Charles  Jan 02, 2015 ]
Yes. I strongly prefer the comfort of the L-cush on the SR-80s, although they do brighten the sound a bit. [ Martin  Jan 02, 2015 ]

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