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Alessandro MS-1 and Sansa Clip

post #1 of 16
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I've heard good things about these two products.

Is it worth a shot?

If you read my signature, I use a Samsung K3...I haven't heard the Clip - but would it be better than the K3?

As for Alessandro MS-1. I don't know. I've only ever read one review. It said that the soundstage isn't three-dimensionsal as something like the Audio-Technica AD300.
post #2 of 16
The clip beats the K3 in my opinion.
post #3 of 16
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Would the Clip be powerful enough to drive the Alessandro MS1's with an impedance of 32 ohms. (Not that high, but I'm used to EP's with 16 Ohms)
post #4 of 16
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edit: apart from my Sennheiser MX50 which have a nominal impedance of 64Ohms
post #5 of 16
MS-1 is very easy to drive, but it has virtually no soundstage at all (like most low-mid end Grado). But don't mistake what I say, MS-1 can sound incredibly good with certain genre of music where soundstage isn't important (i.e. rock, pop).
post #6 of 16
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I listen to soundtracks, especially those by Hans Zimmer....would soundstage matter in music such as this?
post #7 of 16
It depends on what movie. If there is a lot of classical in it, than MS-1 might not work well. If there is more songs, than perhaps it will be fine.
post #8 of 16
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At the moment, I use Sennhesier (ultra cheap) buds that I bought from an electronics place as well as old old old Sony ED-136's.

Alessandro MS-1 would be a definitely awesome upgrade then?

As for the Clip, I don't think I'll need to get that. Is the Cowon iAudio X5 well recognised in the Head-Fi community? I've read good reviews about it pretty much everywhere.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by 1audioz View Post
At the moment, I use Sennhesier (ultra cheap) buds that I bought from an electronics place as well as old old old Sony ED-136's.

Alessandro MS-1 would be a definitely awesome upgrade then?

As for the Clip, I don't think I'll need to get that. Is the Cowon iAudio X5 well recognised in the Head-Fi community? I've read good reviews about it pretty much everywhere.
Alessandro MS-1 will definitely be an upgrade from what you have now.

AFAIK, every Cowon is well received.
post #10 of 16
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Alrightey then. I had a look around; would the MS1 remain superior when compared to the Sennheiser HD 201?

I'm not much of a fan of Sennheiser Headphones - but does the HD201 also clamp the head with its vice grip?

I wear glasses - so obtaining a pair of headphones that sound good, but don't clamp is of vital importance.
post #11 of 16
i dislike the clip's sound personally. I'm not quite sure how to explain it, but something just wasn't there.

I bought it to go jogging but I much prefer the sony-a818 or iriver e10

the clip is just collecting dust somewhere in my room. it was only 50 bucks for a 4gig so I was too lazy to return it.
post #12 of 16
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really?
well - I've heard good things about it because it plays 'well' across the entire sound spectrum and that it boasts "flat" sound.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by 1audioz View Post
Alrightey then. I had a look around; would the MS1 remain superior when compared to the Sennheiser HD 201?
Oh, the MS1 is far superior to the HD201!

I just checked my MS1 wearing sunglasses -> no problem.

HTH
Regards,
Jonas
post #14 of 16
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That's awesome. I have a major complain with headphones because my glasses' frames are thick bands of steel - being 'fcuk' they are sort of funky...and get in the way as well.
post #15 of 16
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Jo-Vo: how comfortable were the MS-1 when you first got them?

Did you have to stretch the headband or anything extra to make it good?
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