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#132198 - 03/19/06 07:54 AM Re: Happy Day, Sean!
F107plus5 Offline

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"


"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!

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

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"

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

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

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.

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

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8294
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

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

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2843
Loc: Rochester, NY
So Sean - just to try and "re-hijack" the thread - Habby B-Day! They seem to come faster each year.


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

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7412
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

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

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

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

Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 905
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.
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#132206 - 03/16/07 06:45 PM Re: Happy Day, Sean! [Re: sonicfox]
Ajax Offline

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6252
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.

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

#132207 - 03/16/07 07:13 PM Re: Happy Day, Sean! [Re: Ajax]
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16289
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.

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