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#135349 - 04/22/06 11:33 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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In reply to:

(I'm already in trouble....I've fallen for a set made of wood already, but only $700US)




Which ones? Audio-Technicas?

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#135350 - 04/22/06 11:48 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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Knowing F107, I'm guessing Grado RS1s.
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#135351 - 04/23/06 07:40 AM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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Registered: 01/24/05
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Ah,...very close guess; Ken!

Not the RS-1, but the Alessandro version of the RS-1: the MS-Pro!

Same price, the same overall sound, most of the same components with just a slight change in the sonic signature to be slightly more neutral and a bit more analytical.

Their pricing structure is interesting, however; from the cheapest to the most expensive:

(MS-1)=X
(MS-2)=X+2X
(MS-Pro)=X+2X+4X

Where: X=$100US

While the sound quality appears to be:

(MS-1)=Qs
(MS-2)=Qs+Qs/2
(MS-Pro)=Qs+Qs/2+Qs/4

And since X appears to be(probably)the production costs with very minimal profit; the MS-1s are considered to be the Alessandro "gateway drug" in a can!

So being realistic; While the Woodies are very pretty, and allow one in those forums to use the "Woody" smilie in posting; the MS-2s are the real price/performance point leader, and are very hard to ignore!

Plus the MS-2s have an aluminum housing, and therefore better match our aluminum/titanium drivered Axioms!!

And the woodies are real mahogony, stained walnut. Since my Axioms are MDF clad in vinyl, mostly in black oak, rather than the new wood veniers; I'd be best so stay within my own class.

....my; how we hominids like to rationalize!
Rich.


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#135352 - 04/23/06 01:08 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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Sounds pretty nice...I was wondering what that little smilie meant in those forums. Weird.

I suppose that means now we get to looks. Nothing I'm looking at won't make me look like a freak on public transit, so I guess I can discard that line of thought...
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#135353 - 04/23/06 03:26 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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That's where we old folks have an advantage!

We can go outside with plaid shirts and stripped shorts with brown shoes and black socks and knobby knees and nobody will even notice if our headphones are cool or not!!

(actually I think I'll hold off on dressing like that for,..oh...a few more years yet!)

In reality, I think my MS-1s with bright yellow Sennheiser pads looks pretty cool regardless!






......uh,..not something everybody agrees with, though.

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#135354 - 04/23/06 03:50 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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Boy, yeah, the 280s are looking more and more attractive, other than the rather ginormous size (both on my head and in my bag.) Sigh... I think the 81 DJ is out; Headphone.com describes them as not sealing as well as the K 26 P. 'Course, there's always the HD 25-SP...
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#135355 - 04/23/06 04:05 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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Registered: 01/24/05
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Uh oh, watch out for those web-sites!!

The key phrase isn't "Sorry about your wallet" for nuthin'!!

.....upgraditus is insidius! Innit!??

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#135356 - 04/23/06 04:06 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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Especially when you haven't bought anything yet... I just need to pick one and buy it.
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#135357 - 04/23/06 04:16 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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Thet's when I traditionally find upgradius at it's worst....

.....let's see, just $20 more for this one and $32 more for that(that's where cans get ya...$20 for an upgrade, not $200)

Sneaky!!

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#135358 - 04/23/06 04:18 PM Re: Excellent MP3 Player headphones ...
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I'm trying to hold the line at $100... safer that way.
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