My english is no good so I will be very brief .
I have these headphones two month.
first week I thought, it's no big deal.
After one month, good but for this money? I dont think so.
now I am very happy and enjoy every song, amazing headphone, great controled bass and very natural presentation. I think and hope it was my last upgrade.
I love them that's all
I don't know if I like my MS-PROs or not. With some recordings it sounds like your ears are about to bleed, and some others like you have soft airy cotton in your head. They sound somewhat too forward in my opinion. I like the punchy bass, but I also miss the deepest bass. Maybe a more colored headphone would do me better, or if it loosens up a lot after more burn-in.
Mine are not fully burnt in (>100h <200h) and is powered by a also not fully burnt-in RWA Isabellina HPA.
I don't want to mod them that much, and I must wait till everything is burned in + till my new cables arrive.
Feels like there's a resonance in the midrage, some vocals become all to loud at some points.
Bad recordings should sound bad, because else there's something wrong. But they sound just to bad with the ms-pro! Most electric guitars feels like a razor cutting in my eardrum, kinda fun thinking of their origin.
Now after a week of 24/7 burn-in, they sound softer and my ears dosen't feel like bleeding any more. Guitars sounds very distinct, but not razor cutting. The midrange sounded hard, just like it had a bump & resonance. I should have given them more time before I commented their sound. I must have been sick or something, being sick can make anything sound harsh.
I also improved the comfort a lot. I bended the headband so the pressure on the ears are lower. I also found out that my bowls where flat in comparison to a pair of SR-125 i saw in my local shop. So I ordered a pair of the "deeper" Grado bowls (not jumbos, bowls), and the pressure from the plastic protection is much lower. With the flatter bowls, my ears got red and hurt. But with these deeper bowls the ears doesn't hurt or get red.
Depends. If you are a very concentrated listener with good ears, the Pro provides a remarkable upgrade. If you are rather the casual listener type (e.g. while doing something else), the MS1 is more than sufficient.
Of course a MS Pro gives you more headfi prestige...
I am a concentrated listener. I liked the MS1's so much I wanted a higher quality wood "version". Reading thru all the threads it looked like the RS2i's would be the closest to the MS1 sound signature.
However I find the RS2i's have a hardness to the upper midrange, don't know if this will go away with breakin or if I should try the MS-Pro's. Do the Pro's have that on the stage closeness that the MS1's have without being hard sounding?