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post #31 of 118

Remind you guys, Alessandro ships internationally. And as far as I remember (if they have not changed shipping policies since 2008) they do not charge extra for international shipping.

 

http://www.alessandro-products.com/main.php?p=headphones

 

I highly recommend MS-2 (299) or MS-pro (699), probably only  Alessandro/Grado I can tolerate and enjoy to listen.

post #32 of 118

 

IIRC the MS1 are extremely bass light.

 

post #33 of 118

Grado might not be the right choice because they are extremely unforgiving to loud and bright recordings. I mean you can listen to QOTSA and SOAD and have fun, but you will feel like fighting them. IMO you should look for a can with a darker sonic signature that will even out the brightness of contemporary recordings.

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Grado might not be the right choice because they are extremely unforgiving to loud and bright recordings. I mean you can listen to QOTSA and SOAD and have fun, but you will feel like fighting them. IMO you should look for a can with a darker sonic signature that will even out the brightness of contemporary recordings.



What is your recommendation?

post #35 of 118

alessandro ms2i are fantastic for rock!

post #36 of 118

 

Guldkrull just to make something clear... what did you mean when you said the IE8 is not enough at times?

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What is your recommendation?


I can't recommend anything but to keep in mind that contemporary recordings have a tendency to sound bad on higher quality headphones. To make matters worse many audiophile headphones have a fairly bright sound signature that tends to emphasize details.

 

post #38 of 118

 I feel excluded. :(

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Don't worry hifianddrumming, just keep enjoying your sennheiser, and keep improving at drums, sooner or later when you have the chance, you can try an A-T, or a custom IEM, but for now, just enjoy the music and your drums, that's the important part! ;)

 

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Guldkrull just to make something clear... what did you mean when you said the IE8 is not enough at times?


I am actually extraordinarily happy with my IE8's, it's signature fitting me like a glove, but sometimes I miss the more physical experience which speakers delivers. And while I cannot afford a decent 5.1 or 7.1 system, my hope is that a good pair of cans will be a satisfying middle thing between speakers and IEM's.

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Don't worry hifianddrumming, just keep enjoying your sennheiser, and keep improving at drums, sooner or later when you have the chance, you can try an A-T, or a custom IEM, but for now, just enjoy the music and your drums, that's the important part! ;)

 



 Will do, I'll call you when I have millions and I'll get you a nice orpheus :) I actually got a pair of Grados on august the 28th, which I am thoroughly enjoying :)

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I am actually extraordinarily happy with my IE8's, it's signature fitting me like a glove, but sometimes I miss the more physical experience which speakers delivers. And while I cannot afford a decent 5.1 or 7.1 system, my hope is that a good pair of cans will be a satisfying middle thing between speakers and IEM's.


but the bass is enough for you, right?


If I had to sacrifice speakers and IEM's I think I might get the ATH-AD2000.

 

 

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 Will do, I'll call you when I have millions and I'll get you a nice orpheus :) I actually got a pair of Grados on august the 28th, which I am thoroughly enjoying :)


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post #43 of 118

I feel like the Ad2000 will be my last stop in headphones. I've heard they're pretty dang hard to beat.

post #44 of 118

 

That's what I thought, and while I was searching for them I would up with the A2000X instead, didn't know anything about it, figured why not, and loved it.

 

A few days ago I confirmed it's the best closed-can audio-technica, I prefer it to W1000X and W5000 easily... but damnit, I had to go and listen to the Beyerdynamic Tesla T5p, didn't I?

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How do you guys think the Ultrasone pro 900 would compare to these? Read that they were quite nice.

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