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post #1 of 18805
Thread Starter 

I searched and couldn't find a fan club for Grados in general. I have only listened to the SR80is and LOVE them. I love how these cans really bring rock to life. I hope to someday try some more high end Grados. I want to see how the Grado "house sound" changes throughout the line up. 

post #2 of 18805

 Vikingatheart:  WARNING !!!

 

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I started with SR80i's too, maybe 18 months ago.  I absolutely loved them  I returned them and upgraded to SR125i's in 2 weeks.  Look at my signature.

 

BEWARE !!

 

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post #3 of 18805

I was about to start a new thread but I'll hijack this one.

 

The Alessandro MS-1i was my gateway drug into good headphones. Hearing them for the first time was an epiphany. It was bliss for some time until the Head-Fi bug bit. I upgraded my source and then deviated from my beloved Grado/Alessandro sound to see what all the fuss was about with the ATH-M50. Although I appreciated what it had to offer, I soon decided the M50 wasn't for me. I suspected I was a Grado/Alessandro fanboy and agonised over my next upgrade. An unforeseen circumstance prevented me from pulling the trigger on an HF2 but a few months later an impulse buy led me to my new affair with the HD650. I love my HD650 and am convinced I'll be more than content with them for some time.

 

A recent thread in which the MS-1i was described in an unflattering way compelled me to pull the HD650 off my head (we've been inseparable since she entered my life 2 weeks ago lol) and dig out an old friend from the pizza box.

 

OH. MY. GOD!

 

Seriously the MS-1i is an amazing headphone. The energy literally floored me, I'd forgotten how vibrant these cans were. I am really baffled by the claims of shrill and fatiguing highs, and a thin sound lacking in bass. I love the presence and punch of the mid bass here.

 

Anyway, this has rekindled a spark. The MS-Pro or RS-1i is well and truly back on the radar.


Edited by olor1n - 12/30/10 at 3:20am
post #4 of 18805

becoming more and more of a Grado fan here also

 

everytime I try a new can, and come back to my SR225, I realise how fine my Grado's sound

 

HF-2's are now coming this way....

post #5 of 18805

Ill chime in and join the fan club.  recently got a set of ms1i and was blown away.  Energy is the correct word to describe them.  Virtually any music that has an electric guitar is just amazing.  I since have vented the drives, dampened the housings, removed the grill cloth, installed reversed 414s and replaced the stock plastic rear grill with a silver mesh one. And I have to say that transformed into an even better set of cans.  They are probably my favorite right now.

 

-Chris

post #6 of 18805

After having the MS1i for about 3 months i realised I enjoyed them more then my HD600. The Grados just put more excitement and emotion into the music. I decided I should get the real deal and got an RS1i. Now I'm in heaven!

post #7 of 18805

My SR60i's are still getting daily use after 1.5 years of ownership. Best I've had the chance to listen to so far! gs1000.gif

post #8 of 18805
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Brown View Post

 Vikingatheart:  WARNING !!!

 

smile_phones.gif

 

I started with SR80i's too, maybe 18 months ago.  I absolutely loved them  I returned them and upgraded to SR125i's in 2 weeks.  Look at my signature.

 

BEWARE !!

 

biggrin.gif

If only I had the funds to participate in the upgrad-a-thon. I want to probably just rocket my way up to the RS1is or something. Thats where all of my money will go biggrin.gif
 

post #9 of 18805

Are Alessandro fan welcome here? beerchug.gif

post #10 of 18805
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hotsport View Post

Are Alessandro fan welcome here? beerchug.gif


Sure! I haven't heard any Alessandros, and honestly don't know much about the company, but I want to listen to a pair someday.

post #11 of 18805

I've listened to nothing but sr80is for 2 years, then upgraditis kicked in and I purchased the DT880s and HD650s. Neither of them could compare to my lowly sr80i IMO.

post #12 of 18805
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post

I've listened to nothing but sr80is for 2 years, then upgraditis kicked in and I purchased the DT880s and HD650s. Neither of them could compare to my lowly sr80i IMO.



What about the 80is do you like? For me its their forwardness. 

post #13 of 18805
Thread Starter 

Bump. This died WAY to fast! I know there is a Grado fan base on head-fi. where is ArmAndHammer?

post #14 of 18805
Quote:
Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

I was about to start a new thread but I'll hijack this one.

 

The Alessandro MS-1i was my gateway drug into good headphones. Hearing them for the first time was an epiphany. It was bliss for some time until the Head-Fi bug bit. I upgraded my source and then deviated from my beloved Grado/Alessandro sound to see what all the fuss was about with the ATH-M50. Although I appreciated what it had to offer, I soon decided the M50 wasn't for me. I suspected I was a Grado/Alessandro fanboy and agonised over my next upgrade. An unforeseen circumstance prevented me from pulling the trigger on an HF2 but a few months later an impulse buy led me to my new affair with the HD650. I love my HD650 and am convinced I'll be more than content with them for some time.

 

A recent thread in which the MS-1i was described in an unflattering way compelled me to pull the HD650 off my head (we've been inseparable since she entered my life 2 weeks ago lol) and dig out an old friend from the pizza box.

 

OH. MY. GOD!

 

Seriously the MS-1i is an amazing headphone. The energy literally floored me, I'd forgotten how vibrant these cans were. I am really baffled by the claims of shrill and fatiguing highs, and a thin sound lacking in bass. I love the presence and punch of the mid bass here.

 

Anyway, this has rekindled a spark. The MS-Pro or RS-1i is well and truly back on the radar.

 

LOL, happened to me too, a noob/forum troll said grados looked outdated, old and therefore would sound bad, that was enough to compell me to purchase a 325is'...
 

post #15 of 18805
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by buffalowings View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

I was about to start a new thread but I'll hijack this one.

 

The Alessandro MS-1i was my gateway drug into good headphones. Hearing them for the first time was an epiphany. It was bliss for some time until the Head-Fi bug bit. I upgraded my source and then deviated from my beloved Grado/Alessandro sound to see what all the fuss was about with the ATH-M50. Although I appreciated what it had to offer, I soon decided the M50 wasn't for me. I suspected I was a Grado/Alessandro fanboy and agonised over my next upgrade. An unforeseen circumstance prevented me from pulling the trigger on an HF2 but a few months later an impulse buy led me to my new affair with the HD650. I love my HD650 and am convinced I'll be more than content with them for some time.

 

A recent thread in which the MS-1i was described in an unflattering way compelled me to pull the HD650 off my head (we've been inseparable since she entered my life 2 weeks ago lol) and dig out an old friend from the pizza box.

 

OH. MY. GOD!

 

Seriously the MS-1i is an amazing headphone. The energy literally floored me, I'd forgotten how vibrant these cans were. I am really baffled by the claims of shrill and fatiguing highs, and a thin sound lacking in bass. I love the presence and punch of the mid bass here.

 

Anyway, this has rekindled a spark. The MS-Pro or RS-1i is well and truly back on the radar.

 

LOL, happened to me too, a noob/forum troll said grados looked outdated, old and therefore would sound bad, that was enough to compell me to purchase a 325is'...
 


I brought my sr80is to school, and this chick who sits behind me said "are you listening to Rage Against The Machine?" I turned around and asked her if she wanted to listen. She told me they looked weird and she had the most disgusted face on. All that changed when I hit play. All she said to me was, "those are really nice headphones" while she was smiling. Great success! 

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