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I'm seeing one vendor on eBay with free shipping on the MS1i Alessandro headphones.  The price for Buy It Now is $109.00.  He/She is also offering for bids to be submitted.  I'd nab a pair of them for $200, if the shipping were free from California.  
 

 

 

The issue that I have with Alessandro is that you can only buy them new with paypal, either directly or through ebay, which I refuse to use for ethical reasons.

 

If I could have bought them without paypal I would have gone that route instead as they seem to be the best bang for the buck

 


Edited by BossBorot - 6/9/11 at 9:00pm
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The issue that I have with Alessandro is that you can only buy them new with paypal, either directly or through ebay, which I refuse to use for ethical reasons.

 

If I could have bought them without paypal I would have gone that route instead as they seem to be the best bang for the buck

 



what is wrong with paypal?

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got my new sr60i a week ago :) i have read the entire thread and damn...it made me wanna open up mine and do some of the stuff you guys did..vented 4 holes,blu tack and its great! i just had trouble with the steam method though..didnt budge at all so i did the spoon/fork thing and it worked but i dented the plastic but its ok cause it will be covered by the pads..the sound is great but my ears hurt after a few mins of listening..the bowls here are out of stock so i have to wait for a few weeks til i could get them..ill try the sock mod and if it doesnt work..ill do  the ear mod..cut off my ears so the pads will just fit just right on top of the hole at the side of my head :D  thanks guys!

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I got the silver cable on. It sounds good. It was a real beast to get on there with my limited soldering skills and tools. I gave up on one of my cups (it was a bit smaller than the other) So I just filed down the driver until it fit in and hot glued it :). I'm not sure if i'm ever going to figure out a way to get a grille in there now though. Might just have to stick a piece of felt in there or leave it open. 

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About the Jaben MS1000 pack. The pads are not like the Grado GS1000 pads. The genuine pads are built out of multiple types of foam so things will sound a bit different.

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And a co worker has 3 Cassandra Wison CD's he is going to loan me. I dont know which three they are but they will be in the library soon.

 


Hopefully, one of them is Belly of the Sun.  I feel that's her best one - all cover songs, but jazzy, soulful, bluesey and her voice is out of this world.  There's also Holly Cole with Tempation.  She's more of a straight Jazz singer, but that album consists of Tom Waits' covers and is also quite a good listen.
 

 



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what is wrong with paypal?


There are many reasons.  Some people loved PayPal before they were purchased by eBay.  Also, before, PayPal would let small-time traders handled up to a certain amount of transaction amounts per year without the fees.  Now, with PayPal and eBay connected at the hip, eBay makes money on the sale of goods from their site and then the financial transaction that takes place when one pays for their auction purchase.  There needs to be more competition in this area.  I'm sure we'll see more competition as the economy slowly recovers.   It's a bit hard right now to get a company up and running to compete with PayPal if there's not a lot of investors in the market - or, if the market is soft with fewer sales.
 

 

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you can find MS1 commonly in the FS forums, Ive seen about 2 not long ago


Correct.  I'm just not sure if these are the MS-1i (the newest versions) as opposed to the previous MS-1.  Also, the prices in the FS section tend to be a bit more than I want to pay for used.  If I buy a pair of MS-1 headphones, plus shipping and then get new ear pads, I'll usually have more money invested than if I were to get the MS-1i new from the beginning.
 

 

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Correct.  I'm just not sure if these are the MS-1i (the newest versions) as opposed to the previous MS-1.  Also, the prices in the FS section tend to be a bit more than I want to pay for used.  If I buy a pair of MS-1 headphones, plus shipping and then get new ear pads, I'll usually have more money invested than if I were to get the MS-1i new from the beginning.
 

 

 

might also have in consideration that the alessandro site still sells both the MS1 and the MS1i, havent heard the i version myself. and I believe they charge nothing for shipping inside the US
 

 

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might also have in consideration that the alessandro site still sells both the MS1 and the MS1i, havent heard the i version myself. and I believe they charge nothing for shipping inside the US
 

 


Correct.  Shipping is from from Alessandro on their headphone purchases for U.S. customers.
 

 

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Welcome to the party.  Have insomnia?  Feel free to post your thoughts or upgrade plans at any hour of the day or night.  We're always open and never close.  I'm also awaiting the cups from Cabillas @ Spain.  From the looks of the cups, you'll have to liberate your Grado drivers by completely removing the plastic surround that the driver is glued into.  From there, the rest of the plastic housing around the driver should be adhered to the cup and bonded.  That's my take on it from the pics I've seen.  While it seems like a bit more work, it should be well worth it in the end.  Also, if you you think your SR-225i Grados sound good now, just wait until you open up about 4 holes on the backside of the driver, add some mass to the magnet via Dynamat and get your everything settled into your wooden cups.  Apply a little ampage via a dedicated amplifier and you'll be saying words you never thought might ever come out of your mouth.  Yes, you'll be that impressed by how much the sound changes. 

 

Yes, insomnia is an understatement. Ever since discovering this site, I've reduced my hours sleep by about 25%. Even moreso with these kinds of threads. "Just one more page...." so easily turns into a couple of hours lost. 

 

I asked Cabillas if he sold driver enclosures as well, and he indeed confirmed that you mount these drivers directly to the cups. I'm very happy at this little revelation. 

 

I'm almost afraid to touch my 225's for now. I was going to mod the 60's and keep my precious 225's stock, but if it all goes smoothly and the difference is significant enough I won't be able to resist. 

 

Thanks all for the time and feedback in this thread. It's been a great read so far. 
 

 

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the sound is great but my ears hurt after a few mins of listening..the bowls here are out of stock so i have to wait for a few weeks til i could get them..ill try the sock mod and if it doesnt work..ill do  the ear mod..cut off my ears so the pads will just fit just right on top of the hole at the side of my head :D  thanks guys!


Regardless of the pads you select, you may or may not receive some level of relief from the discomfort that you are feeling.  With all of the Grados that I've owned, I've had to work with the headband itself to improve the comfort of these headphones.  You can adjust the metal headband by applying small movements of adjustment to open it up a bit, try them on and adjust a bit more, as needed.  Eventually, you will achieve a fit where you can enjoy your Grados for many hours of listening without feeling the pain and pressure on your ears.  Just start slowly with your hands on each side of the headband - start in the middle and try opening it up a bit to widen the fit pattern.  As you do this, there will be less pressure applied against your ears when you use them.

 

There are lots of people who complain about the fit of the Grados.  Yet, many of them don't actually spend a small amount of time to make the necessary adjustments for their fit requirements - thus, making them frustrated with Grado.
 

 


Edited by wje - 6/10/11 at 9:25am
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There are lots of people who complain about the fit of the Grados.  Yet, many of them don't actually spend a small amount of time to make the necessary adjustments for their fit requirements - thus, making them frustrated with Grado.
 

 

I can't even imagine someone not taking the time to bend them to their head's shape.  They're quite comfortable with 414 pads.

 

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I just picked up another pair of sr80s;  what can I say,  it's inspiring in here.

It looks like the previous owner might have tried a little too hard  (the fabric of the headband is massively perma-bent / sort of ripped in one place)

I think the first thing I'll try to do is create a better looking headband for them.

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I went the eBay route on the Alessandro MS-1i (newest model) headphones.  The seller had the option of buy it now, or make an offer.  I submitted an offer of $100 per pair, with free shipping.  My offer was immediately accepted and 2 pair will be shipped out this afternoon from California.

 

Now, I just have to make up some story to tell the wife towards the end of next week when they arrive.  The other evening, I received my gimbals from Grado and she noted that I had a delivery that arrived from "that" company.  She didn't really have a tone, but still ... so, I simply explained to her how great Grado was because even though my headphones were not under warranty, I asked for new gimbals and they sent them out to me for free.  Such service!

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tell her its was a giveaway from other members from this forum because we love you so much

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Kneeljung, do you still believe porta pro is the perfect headphone?

 

I think of the portapros as a Bastard of Grado adopted in the Koss family.

 

 


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 6/10/11 at 10:03am
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