A more fun-sounding headphone?
post-789943
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 16

TeRrAPh0eNiX

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Messages
198
Reaction score
0
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Posts
198
Likes
0
I'm looking for a headphone that sounds fun, good to groove with, but that still has the high end/detail of the ER·6. Is there some Grado/Alessandro phone that is under $130?
 
     Share This Post       
post-789966
Post #2 of 16

Iron_Dreamer

Member of the Trade: HeadAmp
Landscape-Photo-Fi
Organizer for Can Jam '09
Joined
Mar 28, 2003
Messages
9,527
Reaction score
74
Joined
Mar 28, 2003
Posts
9,527
Likes
74
MS-1 would likely be your best option, for that price range, though even the "lowly" SR60 is pretty detailed and groovy.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790053
Post #3 of 16

TeRrAPh0eNiX

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Messages
198
Reaction score
0
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Posts
198
Likes
0
Quote:

Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer
MS-1 would likely be your best option, for that price range, though even the "lowly" SR60 is pretty detailed and groovy.


I received the exact same advice from refault, thanks.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790062
Post #4 of 16

Iron_Dreamer

Member of the Trade: HeadAmp
Landscape-Photo-Fi
Organizer for Can Jam '09
Joined
Mar 28, 2003
Messages
9,527
Reaction score
74
Joined
Mar 28, 2003
Posts
9,527
Likes
74
There is also the AT A500 to consider, and the AKG K240S.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790090
Post #5 of 16

TeRrAPh0eNiX

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Messages
198
Reaction score
0
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Posts
198
Likes
0
edit: double post.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790091
Post #6 of 16

TeRrAPh0eNiX

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Messages
198
Reaction score
0
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Posts
198
Likes
0
Alright, i've pretty much got my sights set on an MS-1. Which Grado headphone does it most sound like? someone said the sr125...

how does it differ from the sr-60?

Another question: where can i actually buy these? does HeadRoom carry them?
 
     Share This Post       
post-790092
Post #7 of 16

refault

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 6, 2004
Messages
478
Reaction score
14
Joined
Feb 6, 2004
Posts
478
Likes
14
Quote:

Originally Posted by TeRrAPh0eNiX
Alright, i've pretty much got my sights set on an MS-1. Which Grado headphone does it most sound like? someone said the sr125...

how does it differ from the sr-60?

Another question: where can i actually buy these? does HeadRoom carry them?



The SR-225's are said to sound most like the RS-1's. The MS-1's sound like the SR-125's.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790137
Post #8 of 16

d3ft

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 18, 2003
Messages
111
Reaction score
10
Joined
Mar 18, 2003
Posts
111
Likes
10
Quote:

Originally Posted by TeRrAPh0eNiX
Another question: where can i actually buy these? does HeadRoom carry them?



Purchase direct from the Alessandro website.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790404
Post #9 of 16

BigD

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 19, 2004
Messages
1,287
Reaction score
10
Joined
Jan 19, 2004
Posts
1,287
Likes
10
I had sr80 and it was simply fun, but screechy high with tighter bass than sr60.
I heard sr60 and sr125 and they were also good in their performance vs. value.
Now I just got sr225 and it has electrifying guitar and slamming drum sound.
Simply I feel like I'm in the center stage.

Alessandro MS1 is hard to beat in price/value category.

Many like akg k240 studio for closed cans option.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790549
Post #10 of 16

ReDVsion

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 1, 2003
Messages
1,634
Reaction score
10
Joined
Jun 1, 2003
Posts
1,634
Likes
10
Quote:

Originally Posted by BigD
Many like akg k240 studio for closed cans option.


Either K240 model is semi-open, not closed. They WILL leak sound.

The request here does indeed call for a groovalizer, though. K240S, DT531, DT440, HFI-700 (I think), all fall under this category.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790618
Post #11 of 16

pbirkett

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 12, 2002
Messages
3,238
Reaction score
47
Joined
Jun 12, 2002
Posts
3,238
Likes
47
Might even be worth finding out whether the Sony CD1700 from www.askdirect.co.uk is within your price range. A ridiculously good headphone for that kind of cash IMO.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790627
Post #12 of 16

PinkFloyd

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 13, 2009
Messages
9,511
Reaction score
21
Joined
Jan 13, 2009
Posts
9,511
Likes
21
The philips HP890 should never be overlooked... at £49.99 it's an absolutely fantastic headphone and IMO it's a Senn HD600 with soul.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790631
Post #13 of 16

MuZI

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 4, 2004
Messages
1,530
Reaction score
11
Joined
Mar 4, 2004
Posts
1,530
Likes
11
The Grado and Alessandro line up have alot of detail.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790682
Post #14 of 16

eMpAtHy

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 15, 2004
Messages
193
Reaction score
0
Joined
Mar 15, 2004
Posts
193
Likes
0
ms1's or sr125's.


umm, arnt the a500's and a900's too balanced to be able to rock out to them? i dont know much about this..but hopefully iron_dreamer will be able to clear this out. Well, i would be able to too in like 2 weeks when my a900's come.
 
     Share This Post       
post-790832
Post #15 of 16

skitlets

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 14, 2004
Messages
944
Reaction score
10
Joined
Mar 14, 2004
Posts
944
Likes
10
ive got the ms-1s, and i can definitely rock out to those.
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top