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.
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!
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.
Pros: amazing sound, good bass, clear highs/mids, comfortable
Cons: they look kind of ugly, questionable durability, open back
Excerpt: Alessandro Ms1 Offer a lot of detail and are not treble happy as reviewed by most. I suspect it boils down to the amp pairing and source (rubbish in, rubbish out) the bass slam is definitely present clean just the right amount, so not for the basehe..
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.