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What Grado models the earpads and the headband fit?

The Grado cushion I based my design on is the L-cushion. Based on the info I was able to gather, it appears that:

  • The earpads will fit all the on/over ear Grado ranges.
  • The headband was designed based on the SR325e model. based on what I found from clients it will fit: HF2, ...(active list). It appears that Grado has at least two more headband designs:
    • One of the reviewers (www.head-fi.org) mentions that it does fit the smaller models with some minor mods to the original headband, but I have not tried that. And a client said that it fits his SR80 with no modifications.
    • Some of the higher priced models seem to have wider headbands, of 4cm or 1.6 inch, Some of those I am aware of are: RS2e, GS2000e, ... (active list).

If you have one of these wider headbands, what will happen is that there will be a gap of 0.5-1 cm (0.2-0.4 in) under the headband. You may be bothered to see it, especially if the color of the original headband can be seen through that gap, but that's all.

The two main dimensions of the model headband I used are:

  • The length of the headband, between the two plastic bits with "L" and "R" on them is about 27-28 cm or 11 inch.
  • The width of the headband at its widest part is 3.5 cm or 1.4 inch.

I can make headbands that fit all the other models but I don't have those headphones to test and so the fit might not be as good. If interested, contact me.  

Will I make something similar based on Grado G-cushion?

I am considering it more and more as I have had quite a few inquiries. I even bought a pair of G-cushions to see what they are about.

One major stumbling block is the cost of a such model, just to play with it - I already have enough headphones and a few coming for other reasons. If anyone has some G-cushion based Grado they don't use, something that doesn't cost too much, please let me know.


Manufacturing, Shipment, Import taxes, Returns

  • In general the products will be manufactured as ordered. We estimate that the products will leave NZ in a about a week, and I will email you when that happens.
  • All orders will be sent via DHL Express. 

To ship our products from New Zealand, where they are made, DHL has offered us a very good rate (US$ 25), and the benefits of speed, reliability and associated services: 

  1. Reschedule the delivery at another date up to seven (7) calendar days from the original delivery date
  2. Collect the parcel from a nearby DHL Service Point
  3. Provide an alternative delivery address

I am not aware of any restrictions as to where in the world they can be shipped. If in doubt, ask and I'll check.

  • You are responsible for paying any fees when these products enter your country. Some names I heard of are: customs fees, duties, taxes, handling fees. These depend on the regulations of each country and I can't possibly advise you on it. If you think they may be a concern, please check with your Customs. Usually they have that info on their website.
  • The products, in good condition, can be returned after 30 days for a full refund. The buyer will pay the cost of returning to New Zealand.


Color naming

Most colors can be found on Wikipedia.

The colors you see will depend on the color calibration of your monitor or display.

Color availability

The available colors are displayed on the Shop page. Some of the products will be displayed fully made, for some there will only be the colors.

Due to the limited quantities of leather or merino I can have in stock and to the fact that what I'll buy new may differ, even slightly, from the old stock, we might need to have a conversation until you settle on a color.

Also, bear the above in mind when only order one of the components (the earpads or the headband) and leave the other for later. 

Color combinations

Both the earpads and the headbands are made of two parts: one is in contact with the skin and the other is, shall we say, on the outside.

If interested, feel free and imagine any color combination from the colors on the Shop page and let me know. This applies to leather. 

Leather, a natural material, may have various kinds of imperfections. I'll take out what I think should not be in the final product such as: holes, rough patches, significant color variations, large creases. But do not be surprised to find things like: slight color variations even on the same piece, small creases, etc. Many consider these as part of the character of the material.


Meaning of "Out of stock"

As of this writing, when I ran out of stock of something, I managed to source new pieces, and so, I believe, there is always hope. I decided to use "Out of stock" instead of removing a color because I like color, it is one of the things I am trying to promote, and I want to give everyone a good idea of what was and may still be available. 

Secure buying

The checkout will be handled by the website builder's secure commerce page: Squarespace.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Merino: let it soak in warm water with a little mild (wool) detergent, for a few minutes. Rinse a few times, squeeze but do not twist to get some water out and let it dry in the shade.

Leather can be cleaned and maintained with specialized leather products.

Logo

The logo is inspired by Cymatics, sound visualized:

 

Communication

You can contact me via the links at the bottom of every page, except Shop.

This is a small business and a first for me, and so I would like to take the opportunity to learn how to do better by hearing from you, the clients. Please feel free and suggest anything, offer feedback on my products, whatever you think I should know.

Thanks,

Silvian