Excerpt: this pair of headphones priced at 99 on their website simply blew me away when I tried them on. The sound reproduction is ridiculously crisp and accurate. great accuracy and response times. The soundstage is apparently non-existent based on some reviews ive read, and the sound leaks so much into the surroundings (its open ear style cans) mean that people around you can listen in on exactly what you're listening to, as if you've got speakers strapped onto your head.
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.
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
Summary: These are my third pair of audiophile headphones. In the 1970's I had a set of ~$200 cans driven by a reel to reel, fed through a paragraphic 7 band per channel equalizer and a DBX Box.
Fast forward thirty years to 2003. I bought a pair of Grado SR-80's. Wow! About half the cost of the earlier high end headphones (Sennheisers?) I had owned. Tight sound, worked well with tv, ipod, and anything else, including an almost audiophile grade am radio.
Pros: Neutral, Very Good For Spoken Word, Acoustic, Vocal Music
Summary: I ordered the alessandro ms1 on june 15/2011 and they just arrived today. after many delays from canada post and their strike i finally received it.
i am incredibly impressed and pleased with my purchase.
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if i had to complain about anything on these headphones i think it would have to be be the looks and durability. after holding them in my hands i noticed they are made of plastic.and look quite unappealing.
Pros: amazing sound, good bass, clear highs/mids, comfortable
Cons: they look kind of ugly, questionable durability, open back
Awesome bang-for-buck headphones. It made me re-listen my whole collection!
4 July 2012
Summary: I was looking for a set of home use headphones to replace a set of $70 closed cup Sennheisers that had died. After researching for headphones in the $90 to $150 price bracket I decided on a set of these- and can confirm they were worth every cent. So good -they make a very decent home Hi-fi set up sound depressingly ordinary.