I have a pair of Alessandro MS-1s that I bought a couple months back.
They were mainly meant for guitar playing at night, but I also use them for listening to music which they do a very good job at.
When I do use them for guitar playing though, they make the sound seem very compressed and distorted.
There is barely any depth in the sound, and even using the clean channel on my amp gives them a very crunchy sound. That can be a cool effect, but definitely not when it's not wanted!
It bothers me to the point where I would rather just play the guitar without an amp or with the amp on a very low volume.
I have tried using my Adrenalinn II both for amp modeling and just as an alternative to a clean channel, but there's no real difference in the sound.
The headphones should be burned in. I let them sit for about a day, playing a high quality recording of a symphony with the volume slightly higher than usual, but frankly, I don't really believe doing that will make any difference that's noticeable to the point where it would affect this.
Do you have any idea what's going on? Are the Grados/Alessandros just that overrated, or is there anything I can do?
Edited by Azin - 12/5/12 at 3:28pm