I need some help in choosing which Grado (or Alessandro) phones to buy. I don't have unlimited budget and yet would like to go as high as I can in quality. 60i's would definitely get my foot into the door, but what about 80, 125, or 225 models? What do they add as the price goes up? Will be using soon mostly with a NAD integrated amp but at times from a MacBook Pro or even an iPhone as sources at times.
Some months ago I was recommended the MS-1's from Alessandro/Grado also but can't remember why they liked them.
I do prefer open phones over closed and did once own some 60i's for a few months until the pads got too itchy for me. Since then have been told of a way to remedy that feature.
Also are there any people on Head-Fi that still mod Grados?