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I'm interested in picking up a pair in the future for some modding purposes down the line. I was just wondering if ever the headphone breaks or needs repair if I have to send them back to Alessandro or to Grado for the repair.

 

Also I just recently got a pair of SR225i and wondering if the MS1i would serve as a complimentary can. I'm mostly intrigued at the price point of the MS1i and comparability to the SR125i in some aspects and the portability with the 3.5mm jack compared to the 6.3mm jack of my SR225i.


Edited by JYabbz - 12/13/13 at 12:47pm
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For what its worth i pretty much retired my MS1's when i got a pair of 225i's. They are a little warmer if you like, but the better clarity and resolution of the 225i makes me reach for them first.

post #2958 of 3009
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Originally Posted by JYabbz View Post
 

I'm interested in picking up a pair in the future for some modding purposes down the line. I was just wondering if ever the headphone breaks or needs repair if I have to send them back to Alessandro or to Grado for the repair.

 

Also I just recently got a pair of SR225i and wondering if the MS1i would serve as a complimentary can. I'm mostly intrigued at the price point of the MS1i and comparability to the SR125i in some aspects and the portability with the 3.5mm jack compared to the 6.3mm jack of my SR225i.

 

FWIW, I had a driver go out on my MS1's and sent them to Alessandro and he fixed them (replaced the bad driver). Only cost me shipping.

post #2959 of 3009
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Originally Posted by JYabbz View Post
 

I'm interested in picking up a pair in the future for some modding purposes down the line. I was just wondering if ever the headphone breaks or needs repair if I have to send them back to Alessandro or to Grado for the repair.

 

It depends on the kind of damage. Some people are comfortable fixing Grados themselves (possible if you're ok with taking glued parts apart), while repairing the wooden Grados (without damaging them) is more difficult.

 

Once you've taken them apart, you'll see that they are surprisingly simple.

 

I've listened to my stock Alessandro MS-1 for ten years, in and out of my backpack, etc. and they are still in excellent condition – take that for what it's worth. The only thing I've done to them is get one new pair of comfy pads.

 

The MS-1 are a good complement to my Grado HP-2. They might be fairly similar to your SR-225, though. An amplifier may make more of a difference (e.g., either headphone will get better bass, etc. with a good amp).


Edited by HiWire - 2/5/14 at 11:06am
post #2960 of 3009

I feel like these cans would be the best for listening to genres like jazz or indie rap with really intricate beats with acoustic type instruments. Is this a correct perception or am I totally off? Also, how do these compare to the SR-80i's?

post #2961 of 3009

Just got my MS-1 (2009 versions) and I am listening to Miles Davis "Round About Midnight" on laptop. This is as close to music bliss as I could ever hope to be. The stock pads seem to suit my ears well the sound, well I guess that is why you are all members of the fan club already. So far I have only used the laptop directly or my home-made, 10 year old homemade Cmoy/phone to drive them but I have a little bear desktop unit coming. What a fantastic set of cans for $109 though.

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This is as close to music bliss as I could ever hope to be.

 

And so it starts, that slippy slope of Gradoitis, unsubscribe from this forum and run away while you still can :evil:

 

Seriously though, congrats and enjoy!

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Originally Posted by trace72 View Post
 

Just got my MS-1 (2009 versions) and I am listening to Miles Davis "Round About Midnight" on laptop. This is as close to music bliss as I could ever hope to be. The stock pads seem to suit my ears well the sound, well I guess that is why you are all members of the fan club already. So far I have only used the laptop directly or my home-made, 10 year old homemade Cmoy/phone to drive them but I have a little bear desktop unit coming. What a fantastic set of cans for $109 though.


Welcome to the club! MS1s where my first 'proper' headphones and I still love them.

 

Get some Grado L-Cushion pads and they'll sound almost as good as the 225i/325is :smile:

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Just got my AluMod MS1s today and I must say I am rather impressed. Very nice, exciting sound that is details and it's got very nice bass. Next time I hear a stock one I will compare them. The stock Grado headband doesn;t fit me well at all, an aftermarket one fits me better. 

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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

Just got my AluMod MS1s today and I must say I am rather impressed. Very nice, exciting sound that is details and it's got very nice bass. Next time I hear a stock one I will compare them. The stock Grado headband doesn;t fit me well at all, an aftermarket one fits me better. 

 

Welcome to the club, mate!

 

Any pics?

 

:beerchug:

post #2966 of 3009

They look ridiculous but sound so good!

post #2967 of 3009

They look great!

post #2968 of 3009
I just got confirmation from Alessandro that they have implemented the 'e' series changes in their line.
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I'm looking to buy the MS1 as my first Grado :D

 

Althought I'd like to know what is the diference between the original version to the 2009 version?

 

Thx.

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Originally Posted by altrunox View Post
 

I'm looking to buy the MS1 as my first Grado :D

 

Althought I'd like to know what is the diference between the original version to the 2009 version?

 

Thx.


It's the same as the change from the SR80 to the SR80i. The main difference is that the outer plastic chambers are larger.

 

MS1i on the left, MS1 (pre-2009) on the right

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