- Jan 12, 2008
So, In my headphone search I've come down to two cans, the Grado SR80 and Alessandro MS1. For those with experience with these, I would like your opinions. From what I hear, the Alessandro is more comfortable (a fairly big thing for me) but less "thumpy" and vibrant, whereas the Grados are very engaging and "thumpy." I am not a recording artist, so neutrality is not essential but it is not something I would mind either. Are the MS1's as suitable for rock, metal, jazz, and action movies as the Grado's? As these are my primary listening uses, It would be nice to have the best for that. I also wear headphones all day, which is why comfort is a concern, and I hear that Grado's can become painful. I will not have a chance to try these before I buy them: I would have to sell them If I dislike them. I am not a true "basshead" but I also do not want a lack thereof. Any opinions?