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post #2896 of 3029
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Just got my first set of Alessandro/Grados ever. MS1. Such a great sound! I paid $80 for like new and I'm considering modding. If I like the stock pads better than HD414, should I quarter mod? 


i quarter modded my comfies, and bought a pair of L-cushes, so i could change whenever i wanted.

so you're in b'ham ?? i'm in decatur ! greetings

post #2897 of 3029

Hi guys , i bought my alessandro ms1i and i put it and i feeled disappoint . I read some topics about burn in and should i do it ? And how can i do it? After do the burn in the ms1 will sound much better?

Thans guys ! 

post #2898 of 3029

What are you comparing them to?   What dont you like?

 

I picked up a pair of these recently on flebay out of curiosity and comparing them to my 80i's i instantly preferred them, as in within the first 30 seconds of listening i was sold on them.

 

I highly recommend you get a set of the L-cushes pads on them as they made a considerable difference to my 80i's and MS1's.  Not as comfortable but worth it.

post #2899 of 3029

Thanks man , i will get the l cushes , but i need to buy it onn ebay cuz i'm from brazil =/ . 

But my ms1i is sounding so better now i spend a day listening to it , i think this will be better and better . 

But wanna buy the flat pads or l cush , did you already tried the flat pads? 

post #2900 of 3029

I havent tried the flat pads as mine came with the comfys.  I did try the quarter mod on a set of comfys but it didn't really do much IMO.

 

If you havent seen it this article is worth a read.. http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/evaluation-grado-stock-and-modified-ear-pads

post #2901 of 3029
Bought one of the first ones that came out. Hasn't gotten much use recently because of a short in the termination, but that's being worked on. Hope to rejoin the ranks again.
post #2902 of 3029

Thanks for the link man , did you like the quarter mod? 

post #2903 of 3029
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Originally Posted by lllcarbonlll View Post
 

Thanks for the link man , did you like the quarter mod? 

 

I didn't really notice that much of a difference, the change was really subtle and sort of what you would expect will less material between your ear and driver to filter the sound.  I was really surprised with the L-cushes, i was expecting the same kind of subtle difference in sound but it was a rather dramatic change.

post #2904 of 3029

thanks man ,i bought the flat pads and i wanna see the difference . lot of anxiety on that

post #2905 of 3029
Picking up my first pair on Monday. Have never owned Grado/Alessandro products before. I'm nervous about the possibility of there not being enough bass. But! I am still very excited!
post #2906 of 3029
Fantastic headphones, and amazing value. Get some L Cushion pads for them and they are more or less as 'good' as the 325is (I actually preferred them in the end as they're slightly less strident)

Bass is not over-emphasised, but fast, musical, textured and perfect for rock/jazz. Never understand people saying they (or Grados in general) are bass light ...
post #2907 of 3029
I have a hard time deciding between listening to my MS1i with L cush and my 225i. I think I like the MS1i a tiny bit more and it's just difficult to admit. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2908 of 3029

Woah.. Wow. Listening to them for the first time now. 

I'm surprised these were so cheap. They are definitely punching well above their weight. 

post #2909 of 3029
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Woah.. Wow. Listening to them for the first time now. 

I'm surprised these were so cheap. They are definitely punching well above their weight. 

 

Welcome aboard! :)

post #2910 of 3029
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post
 

 

Welcome aboard! :)

 

Thanks buddy.

 

I'm actually REALLY shocked at how good they sound.

 

Mine came with Martin Custom Audio wooden chambers - is this likely to have much effect on sound? I've always been of the "wood is for looks and doesn't change the sound" mindset.

 

But people have complained about these being too bass light - I'm not actually finding that at all. They don't have a visceral bass slam, but it's definitely tight, and punches very low - my test are getting down to 18-20hz pretty easily, without a HUGE amount of roll-off. I don't find them bright or sibilant, either. Absolutely amazing detail retrieval. I need to quickly get over my "honeymoon" phase, to test them properly against my other headphones, but yeah.. I'm absolutely shocked at how cheap these are. 

For acoustic/classical music, I don't honestly think I have anything better.

It's starting to SCARE me how well these are comparing to some of my (gulp) much more expensive cans. 

 

 

 

EDIT: Headphone band mods. What's the best bed?

How do the MS1s compare to other Grado models? Are the drives all different?


Edited by White Lotus - 9/30/13 at 7:01am
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