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Manage to be better than the sum of their parts

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Pros: Detail, placement, mids, musicality

Cons: Treble/bass extension, small soundstage

I purchased these to serve as a dual-purpose music listening and audio production headphone. I am driving them out of my Little Dot MKII and Beresford TC-7510. They've also been recabled by Fitz with his black clover cable.   Highs: The highs are my least favorite thing. They don't extend that far and lack presence, although they are by no means bad. They're reasonable detailed.   Mids: Beauitiful! They're beautiful and rich and luscious. Female vocals especially sound good. They also seem to exist in their own space, seperated from the rest of the music. It's lovely.   Lows: I have the bass heavy LP version and the lows are kinda average. The extension is...
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A very belated Grado HF2 review

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Pros: Perfect treble, more neutral than other Grado's, still energetic, reasonably detailed, excellent placement

Cons: Bass could be tighter

  People don't usually review headphones three years after purchasing them but I feel obliged to review the cans which effectively ended my head-fi journey. This won't be incredibly lengthy (he says before accidentally writing something incredibly lengthy.) I will be selling them for reasons which I will delve into later, and I want to get my impressions down before they go.   But first, some background. Of course you can skip it if you want.   The Alessandro MS1's were my first audiophile headphones and I absolutely loved them. They were so intense and crunchy. I loved the way they made me feel the energy of the music. Despite this I couldn't just stop there...
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