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post #16 of 25
the sr80 is far more clear than the hd555 in my opinion. I heard a friends Hd555 I shortened the cored for him and put a 3.5mm jack on for him. I had $5 headphones hat sounded a whole lot better to me ksc75
post #17 of 25
Go for Grado SR80 cos you won't be disappointed with its sound. Grado Rocks!!!
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by VALIENTE View Post
Go for Grado SR80 cos you won't be disappointed with its sound. Grado Rocks!!!
sweet
so from the way you guys are makin' it sound, it looks like i will probably be going with the Grados over the sennheisers...

except just a few more questions...
  1. what is the Allesandro MS-1 and how does it compare to the Grado SR80 and the Sennheiser HD555. and how would you recomend them?
  2. i do often listen to music or movies for semi-long periods of time, is there anything that can be done about the Grados so they are more comfortable? or is it just the general design.
  3. will the cheap portable Fiio E5 amp effect these headphones differently?
  4. of all the headphones mentioned above, which has the best bass?

almost to my decision
post #19 of 25
Just a quick note.. I think you'd be silly to consider the 595s; they're exactly the same as the 555s except the 555s have a piece of foam behind the driver. All you need to do is remove it on the 555s and you've got yourself a pair of 595s with a better headband at a much cheaper price.
post #20 of 25
As a new owner of SR80's I have to say I love them and can reccomend them just based on my purchase alone. I did not really look at senns but did several comparisons with denons, those stupid beats by dre, and other various sets at our local audio store.

The 80's have good nice clean tight bass but it is not loud mind blowing bass (which i think is unrealistic) To be honest, being so new to headphones my opinion probably matters little but i fell in love with the "grado" sound the minute i put the cans on.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by cruizin caleb View Post
sweet
so from the way you guys are makin' it sound, it looks like i will probably be going with the Grados over the sennheisers...

except just a few more questions...
  1. what is the Allesandro MS-1 and how does it compare to the Grado SR80
If you have an extra budget, go for Alessandro MS1 cos that is an enhanced Grado SR80 built for music that really rocks!

Click:
Alessandro High-End Products
post #22 of 25
THe MS1 is far nearer the SR125 in SQ, and therefore a better buy, if you're interested in going with the Grado sound. Smoother and less top end bias than the SR80.

Grado's are not uncomfortable, that's just whiny noise from people who don't like Grado phones. If you don't like the bowl pads, swap them for the comfys. If you buy MS1 if comes with comfys anyway

Don't bother with a Fiio, it won't add anything useful apart from volume, and you get enough of that with these phones, even out of a mp3 player. Save your money and buy beer instead.
post #23 of 25
Thread Starter 
alright, i think i've got as much info as i can get, i guess now i just gotta decide.

thanks for everyone's input! i'll tell ya what i get when i get em and how i like them

i'm upgrading from these:
Amazon.com: Sony MDR-ED21LP Fontopia In-The-Ear Headphones: Electronics
so i'm hoping i'll hear a big difference in goodness.
post #24 of 25
Thread Starter 
oh and i think i've eliminated the sennheisers... its just between the Grado SR80i vs. Alessandro MS-1 or if i want to spend the extra money for the Grado SR125i
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
oh, ONE more question though

Sennheisers HD555 vs. Grado SR80i vs Alessandro MS-1 vs Grado SR125

WHICH is going to have the best and strongest BASS?
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