- Lightweight Sponge Foam
Grado - G-CUSH Large Replacement Over-Ear Foam Cushions
Grado G-CUSH Large Replacement Over-Ear Foam Cushions
Tried a few g cush alternatives before finally deciding to pony up for the official g cush pads. Most of the other ones use a harder foam or the cup size is much more shallow. Both of which made it very uncomfortable for me
These greatly improved the comfort of my PS500e. I went from having sore ears after 20 minutes to being able to keep them on for two hours without a problem. The sound became slightly less impactful, but after 20 minutes it’s easy to get accustomed to it and I didn’t feel like anything is missing. This change is very slight. If you wan to hear what that would be like on your Grado, You can test that for yourself just by lifting the drivers off your Ears by a quarter inch. Soundstage slightly widens. It’s a small change, but noticeable. However, these pads should really be sold at $30 or less not $45. They’re just foam, nothing more. They haven’t changed in decades, so I’d imagine that the R&D cost has been covered. Also, there’s no marketing costs baked into the price, so... Quality-wise, these could be better — especially for the price. This pair had a small chip out of the foam on the interior part. Given that it didn’t affect the sound and these are hard to come by on the internet, I opted to just keep them. I’ve had pairs in the past that were more-or-less perfectly made, so I’m guessing it’s a crapshoot.