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This is ridiculous.  Hilarious, but ridiculous.  People are way to jumpy about anything with wires.  Because apparently wires = bomb.  Reminds me of when the bomb squad blew up a stuffed horse a while back.  Or the ATHF signs in Boston a few years ago.  Just...ridiculous.
My Alessandro MS1s have a lot more clarity than my Cyber Acoustics A3780 speakers. But then I usually find headphones to me more revealing than speakers.
Got a pair of MS1s a week ago, and I have to say, I'm in love. Compared to the not-so-hot 'phones I had been using, these are a fantastic breath of fresh air. And the more I listen, the better they get! One quick question: How do quarter-modded comfies compare to bowls? I've been considering purchasing a set of bowls to at least try them out but I'd like some feedback first.
Fantastic write-up. Would be great if this were to get stickied. Hopefully I'll have some free time to tinker with this in the next few days.
Quote: Originally Posted by DesmondDavidH Matter of taste. Alessandro/Grado are well know for other things. Anyway, Jimber_Jam, considering I'm about to order a pair of MS1 (my third Grado/Alessandro) tell us if the cup housing is still the old one with low profile. Post a pic if you can. PS Alessandro told me by mail that the MS1 is just like the picture, but the picture of the site still show an old MS2 with the ooooold cups. Who knows. (I...
So, I just got my first pair of actually great headphones in the mail today: some brand-spanking new Alessandro MS1s (I actually hunted down the mailman to get them, as since nobody was home when he stopped by, he left a "will redeliver" note, but screw waiting another day!), and they are fantastic. I hooked them up to my PC, and popped in my all-time favorite album, Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, and I am in the most euphoric musical state I have...
At this point I can't decide if I want to go with the original setup I had planned, or if I want to simply get the Asus Xonar Essence STX (yes, it's more expensive, but I like that it has analog out, and it has better reviews than the D2/X on newegg) and forgo the amp completely for now. Granted, the new SC option would be considerably cheaper, but....tubes! Also, the first option would get me a better DAC straight away, and I'm sure I really don't need an amp at this...
Ah, well on, the STX ($199) is only $20 more than the D2, and the same price as the D2X. Is there someplace I could get it for less? EDIT: Excluding a $35 mail-in-rebate on the D2.
What's the reason for taking the D2/X over the STX? And yeah, now that I've seen the new Grados, I think I'll probably wait until I see more reviews for those before I make my final purchase.
Hmmm...I wonder if the Alessandros will be getting an update as well... Though, if they do, it probably will not be for some time, I would imagine.
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