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Grado/Alessandro Advice

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I have the Hd650 and Dt250 which i love as i am a bit treble sensitive but i am wanting to get into the grado sound. i have owned  both the sr60 and sr80 and loved the intimacy of the upfront nature of these phones but found the highs too much for my ears. i was wondering if the alessandro ms1 would be a preferred option as it is reported to have tamer highs than its grado counterparts. or if i go up high into the grado chain ie. rs1 or rs2 will their treble be less harsh than the sr60/80?

 

Or am i barking up the wrong tree?

 

 

post #2 of 13

if you get a chance to auduition the MSPro, well worth it, i'm saving my pennies. Others may confirm that they are not harsh like some Grado phones may be smily_headphones1.gif

post #3 of 13

Given your previous unfavorable experiences - I would only buy them after an audition

or with a money back no questions asked guarantee.

 

I will reiterate this though - the harshness will depend heavily on the source.

Any badly recorded material or a bright source will greatly affect the harshness

to a large extent.

 

 

post #4 of 13

The Ms1's are less bright...they have a more "balanced" sound signature. 

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

thanks for your replies i am using itunes with cds ripped in lossless format through a benchmark dac 1 which is admittedly a bright source but shouldnt be harsh at all. i found the sibillance very noticeable on the sr60/80s. when you refer to the ms1 being more balanced does this cut down the sibilance as well?

post #6 of 13

I've heard people said that the Grado HP1000 is very neutral. I haven't listened to it yet. But my SR200 with the HP1000 drivers seems to be a lot more balanced and no aggressive treble at all. A welcome alternative to the normal Grado sound.

post #7 of 13

Yep, the MS1i should be less forward and bright up top. Still, concerns remain about your sensitivity

coupled with the Benchmark DAC-1 - it's beautiful source but not ideal for a Grado/Alessandro setup.

 

Maybe pairing it with a cheap warm amp might be the go?

post #8 of 13

MS1 bright

MS2 super bright

MS Pro just right....

post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick01 View Post

MS1 bright

MS2 super bright

MS Pro just right....


Here is the right answer folks. And even though MS1 and 2 are bright, they are no near as bright as typical Grado in general.

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

hi nick01,

 

i was looking at your rs2s the other day and am still wanting to give the grado sound a go. what do you reckon rs2 vs ms pro? i really want to try grado/alessandro.

 

i have a ra1 clone that i can use as an amp

 

post #11 of 13

And in case you find the Alessandros still too bright, you could try the tape mod (ring of tape around the edge of the G cush earpads) on them to dampen the highs a little more.

post #12 of 13

ms2i FTW!!

post #13 of 13

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jojomite View Post

ms2i FTW!!


You mean MS Pro, right???  biggrin.gif

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