Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Blind Listening Tests

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Wall'O'Fame
EP175v4 with M3v4
Jungle's HT
Who's Online
4 registered (Serenity_Now, brwsaw, ClubNeon, DrStrangeQuark), 54 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13336 Members
11 Forums
22944 Topics
405784 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17809
pmbuko 16298
SirQuack 13344
CV 11270
MarkSJohnson 10965
Meanwhile On Facebook

Just two more days! Better tell your gift-givers! http://axiomaudio.com/holida...

So many people took advantage of the weekend sales! Lots of auditioning about t...

Only a few hours left to get a gift card worth up to 25% of your purchase! http:...

Four days to get in on the action!

Page 6 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#132198 - 03/19/06 07:54 AM Re: Happy Day, Sean!
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
I really envy you guys who have the Grado 125s and enjoy them! I have never even heard ANY Grados, and here I go buying a set!!

To make it all the worse; I have no idea of when they may even get to my house!

To get the Alessandro version of Grados you almost have to join an exclusive club consisting of those who "sit and wait".

Seems that "Alessandro" is a very small organization; maybe only two or three folks, who may as likely be out jammin' at a gig as back home runnin' the business. So shipping times can run anywhere from three days to three weeks, or longer!!

It is universally considered to be worth the wait however by those who have purchased them.....or so I'm told.

I ordered them last weekend. This has been(is)a long, long weekend.

I had spent a couple weeks researching on various forums, actually. The "Head-fi" forum is a fun place; lots of good stuff. It appears that Grado is the closest thing to Axiom M2 thru M80s in over-all presentation, so that's cool; while the Grado/Alessandros are more akin to the M3 sound.

I can't, hovever, recommend that anyone go visit the Head-fi web site.

They give two pieces of sage advice.

"Buy your headphones, leave the forum and never return"

Or...

"Sorry about your wallet"

These guys(and gals)are true "Fanatics"

Lower priced Grados and Alessandros are openly called "Gateway Drugs"

It's scarry!!

Don't go there!



Top
#132199 - 03/19/06 10:50 AM Re: Happy Day, Sean!
oz350z Offline
aficionado

Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 562
Loc: Atlanta
In reply to:

Lower priced Grados and Alessandros are openly called "Gateway Drugs"

It's scarry!!




In my misspent youth you might say I dabbled in the "gateway". I never felt compellled to move on to bigger and better(?) things. Same thing goes for my Grado's. I am extremely satisfied. I would also say you are correct about the tonal match. They are very similar to listening to my 60's. Don't be scared!
Like someone else's signature here says..."Try anything once"
oz

_________________________
"Life is what happens while your busy making other plans" John Lennon

Top
#132200 - 03/19/06 01:52 PM Re: Happy Day, Sean!
HomeDad Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
I think you will be very happy with your choice, Alessandro combined with Grado, I don't think you can go wrong.
_________________________
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

Top
#132201 - 03/16/07 11:55 AM Re: Happy Day, Sean! [Re: HomeDad]
tomtuttle Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8305
Loc: Tacoma
So, is this better than a recycled Birthday Card, or what?

Just wanted to get the jump on the big festivities tomorrow, Sean. I don't always frequent the boards on weekends, so wanted to make sure I got a chance to send timely good wishes your way. It's like the perfect alcohol storm - Birthday, St. Patrick's Day, Saturday. When would you like your wakeup call on Sunday?

I hope your day is happy, and that the coming year is full of blessings.
_________________________
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

Top
#132202 - 03/16/07 12:41 PM Re: Happy Day, Sean! [Re: tomtuttle]
Ray3 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2844
Loc: Rochester, NY
So Sean - just to try and "re-hijack" the thread - Habby B-Day! They seem to come faster each year.

Ray

Top
#132203 - 03/16/07 03:03 PM Re: Happy Day, Sean! [Re: Ray3]
St_PatGuy Offline
axiomite

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7413
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
What a resurrection of a thread! Thank you, Tom and Ray, for the pre-birthday wishes. Took the day off today. Just came back from running all my errands, and now I've got some serious time-wasting to catch up on. Couch, here I come!

Oh, and Tom, about that wake-up call on Sunday morning. . .I will find out where you live. . .

_________________________
***********
"Nothin' up my sleeve. . ." --Bullwinkle J. Moose

Top
#132204 - 03/16/07 03:33 PM Re: Happy Day, Sean! [Re: St_PatGuy]
littleb Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
Happy Birthday again, Sean. Imagine that, you aged 2 years in the same thread.

Top
#132205 - 03/16/07 05:17 PM Re: Happy Day, Sean! [Re: St_PatGuy]
sonicfox Offline
aficionado

Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 906
Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Wow...this might end up being the biggest birthday thread ever...just for you, Sean! Well, have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and don't drink too much green beer.
_________________________
M60s
VP150
QS8s
Marantz SR6003
Samsung LN52B550
Oppo DV-980H
Insignia NS-WBRDVD

Top
#132206 - 03/16/07 06:45 PM Re: Happy Day, Sean! [Re: sonicfox]
Ajax Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I'm confused (my normal state). Is your birthday tomorrow (St. Pats day), or Sunday, or the 19th?

Well, DUH! What difference does it make. Have a very happy birthday, Sean.
_________________________
Jack

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

Top
#132207 - 03/16/07 07:13 PM Re: Happy Day, Sean! [Re: Ajax]
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16298
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Happy birthday, Sean. I used up all my wit on the last birthday wish I gave, so you'll just have to make do with this virtual pint, raised skyward.
_________________________
"I wish I had documented more…" said nobody on their death bed, ever.

Top
Page 6 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.