Summary: I love these for when I want to enjoy my music, especially for rock. Added the L-Cush pads on mine, which I find opens them up a bit more and improves comfort as well. Best bang for buck cans, and a bargin at ~$100
Summary: At first (after unboxing), they sounded not so good. Too bright sound and lot of sizzle.
since 20 hours burned, it sounded better, larger soundstage, less sizzle but is still offensive to ears.
now it's 30 hours burned.
Pros: Bright and clear sound, non-overpower bass
Cons: sounds Sizzle when playing MP3, uncomfortable
Summary: These were my first ever "High end" headphones. I had to decide between these, the SR60, or the SR80. I decided to go with these as they were the same price of the SR80, but most people claimed for them to sound like the SR 125.
First listen was slightly disappointing.
Pros: Sound quality (Subjective), design, ability to mod easily
Cons: Standard comfy pads causes ear fatigue within an hour, Not as portable, treble may be too sibilant for some people
Summary: Alessandro Music Series MS1i Black Walnut Cups $169
Big thanks to JoeDoe of Head-Fi as he performed the cup installation as well as the swapping out the headband. I paid a little more for mine due to the lovely Walnut Cups, price for a Stock Alessandro MS1i is $109
Now the headphones themselves have...
Pros: Smooth Mids and Treble, Full Bodied Bass, Light Weight, Easy to Drive
Summary: I love my MS1i's, they sound amazin, after I got used to it are quite comfortable and just sound beautifully open. The sound is quite flat and in turn is quite good for an amateur music producer like me, my dad's an expert on mastering and such and he says my mixes sound quite good.
Pros: Open design, overal pretty flat sound, lightweight, great sound, very moddable
Summary: They were ok at first, I enjoyed the added detail as they were my first good pair of phones. But they got VERY uncomfortable VERY quickly. Not just physically but audibly as well. very fatiguing.
Pros: good detail
Cons: Uncomfortable, Open=Leaks=Quiet and noisy depending on room noise.