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Alessandro-ms1.33853542
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Alessandro MS1

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Overall 6
5.5
Sound quality 5
5.0
Comfort 5
5.0
Durability 2
2.0
Bass quality 6
6.0

User Review

nickchen, Headphone Reviews
14 February 2008
  • Summary: What never ceases to amaze me about the MS1 is the fact that it always sounds right. No matter if it's rock, jazz or electronica, no matter if you listen concentrated or casually - the MS1 always gets the right tone. And they never bore or bug me, that is a point where many other contenders struggled. Its level of detailling is quite impressive - MUCH closer to a brilliant DT880 than to a muggy KSC75. After more than 2 years, still my best-bang-for-the-buck fon ever.
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Overall 6
5.6
Sound quality 5
5.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Durability 4
4.0
Bass quality 6
6.0

User Review

SickMouthy, Headphone Reviews
17 January 2007
  • Summary: Ah, the Alessandro MS1s. Grado SR60s impressed me massively but tired me out quickly - if you find them (or SR80s or SR125s) overbright, the MS1 is a very good alternative, and if you're in the UK, absolutely outrageous value for money - these cost me about £54 delivered at the exchange rate in October 2006 ($99 direct from www.alessandro-products.com - and I didn't get hit by import duty) - SR60s seldom go for less than £70 (or £60 if you're very lucky) in the UK.
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Overall 5
5.4
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 5
5.0
Comfort 4
4.0
Durability 5
5.0
Bass quality 5
5.0

User Review

acs236, Headphone Reviews
25 January 2006
  • Summary: Considering that these can be purchased for under $100 new, they represent incredible value. They are well balanced, and sound very good for the price. However, being supraaural, there will be comfort issues for some people. But these are easy to drive, fun-sounding headphones -- $100 well spent.
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Overall 6
5.9
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 5
5.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Durability 4
4.0
Bass quality 6
6.0

User Review

SickMouthy, Headphone Reviews
25 January 2006
  • Summary: Ah, the Alessandro MS1s. Grado SR60s impressed me massively but tired me out quickly - if you find them (or SR80s or SR125s) overbright, the MS1 is a very good alternative, and if you're in the UK, absolutely outrageous value for money - these cost me about £54 delivered at the exchange rate in October 2006 ($99 direct from www.alessandro-products.com - and I didn't get hit by import duty) - SR60s seldom go for less than £70 (or £60 if you're very lucky) in the UK.
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Overall 6
5.9
Value for money 9
9.0
Sound quality 5
5.0
Comfort 5
5.0
Durability 2
2.0
Bass quality 6
6.0

User Review

nickchen, Headphone Reviews
25 January 2006
  • Summary: What never ceases to amaze me about the MS1 is the fact that it always sounds right. No matter if it's rock, jazz or electronica, no matter if you listen concentrated or casually - the MS1 always gets the right tone. And they never bore or bug me, that is a point where many other contenders struggled. Its level of detailling is quite impressive - MUCH closer to a brilliant DT880 than to a muggy KSC75. After more than 2 years, still my best-bang-for-the-buck fon ever.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

deadspider187, head-fi.org
25 January 2006
  • Summary: My first set of 'real' cans.  It transformed my music library over just a few weeks.  The texture and detail are the best I have heard for their price, and the best I have ever owned.  While not good at electronic, acoustic, rock, and metal sounded fantastic.     I unfortunately killed a driver while performing my 900th mod.  I miss them.  Hopefully I will own them again one day.
  • Pros: Clarity and detail at its pricepoint. Moddibility.
  • Cons: Emphasized mid-bass. Small soundstage. Uncomfortable pads.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

peskypesky, head-fi.org
25 January 2006
  • Summary: I'm a Grado fan, and when my SR80s broke down after extensive use, I got a pair of these MS1's in a trade. I love their sound, i think they look cool, they're comfortable and they're not expensive.   The previous owner modded them with softer ear cushions which just adds to my enjoyment.
  • Pros: great sound, light-weight, economical
  • Cons: the cable
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Enter Darkness, head-fi.org
25 January 2006
  • Summary: Do you want a grado? Are you on a budget? Do you live outside the usa? Get these.     I'm going to say it like it is.   Grados past the sr80i aren't worth it. The alessandro ms1 is essentially a sr125i for $99.   I own the grado sr225i (well they broke) and i put these to the test. Since the right cup on my grado sr225 is broken i swapped cups and listening with the alessandro ms1 on the right while the grado sr225 is on the left.
  • Pros: good sound, highs, mids, bass
  • Cons: durability, comfort
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

BloodyPenguin, head-fi.org
25 January 2006
  • Summary: I wanted some tried and true entry level Hi-Fi quality headphones.  Easy Answer:  Grado.    I research and researched... Which ones to get?  SR60i, SR80i, SR125i?  Then I found out about Alessandro.   Alessandro MS1 was basically the SR125i sound, but for only $99.00.  Perfect!      The first time I played these (even with no burn in) I knew I had made the right choice.  CLEAR!  So clear with a wonderful mid bass bump.  I heard things in songs I never knew were there.
  • Pros: Clear Highs / Mids, Smooth Bass, Retro Looks, Overall Hi-Fi SQ
  • Cons: Plastic Build Quality, Uncomfortable Stock Pads/Headband, Cords Get Twisted
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Overall 10
10

User Review

cheapfi, head-fi.org
25 January 2006
  • Summary: I bought these used off ebay, and already burnt in.  They sound amazing.  Everything is balanced, the bass is tight and punchy, the mids are detailed, and the highs are clear. They sound like you would expect from a company like Grado. Anyone who says the bass is lacking is probably a bass head or major dub-step fan.   On the downside they can look a little goofy, the little rubber tip also popped off one of the poles and I will have to replace it.
  • Pros: Amazing sound
  • Cons: A bit odd looking, rubber tip came off of pole
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