Summary: These are the new version of the Alessandro MS-1 with the "i" in the model name meaning "improved". The main differences are a new thick cable and the size of the housing has been increased as well as the drivers being made more rigid. What this all does to the sound I'm not qualified to say, as I haven't heard the regular MS-1. However, I can say that the MS-1i is a rompingly good headphone. Sound: The bass on these headphones isn't really stellar.
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.
The cable has an y-split, which isn't too bad, but the cable itself after it splits is twisty and annoying and I had to replace it.
Pros: Open design, overal pretty flat sound, lightweight, great sound, very moddable
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. its sound goes better and better but is still too bright
The pads are always irritating my ears. If put them on long enough(20 min), it wont be irritating.
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. I overestimated the sound quality, coming from Bose AE2's. However, given several, maybe 50 hours of burn in, these cans really opened up.
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: Allow me to begin by stating, along with many others, that I am no Audiophile. Not yet any ways ;)
What I am is someone who listens to a whole lot of music for many many hours on end. I'm able to listen to music at work so I use the cans 8 hours straight every night and usually another 2-3 after I get home.
I was originally set on grabbing a pair of Sennheisers as per their legendary reputation.
Pros: Styling (subjective), Price Point, Modifiability, Great Starter 'Phone
Cons: Styling (subjective), Plastic can be a mild turn off, Somewhat narrow musical bandwidth