Oops! Maybe we SHOULD start a new headphone thread!
Glad to hear you got your new cans; Rick. SR-325i is a real winner!! Also glad to hear that you're finding the bowls to be comfortable as well. My next set of cans will certainly come equipped with bowls. I've been having real good luck with reversed 414s, but still looking foreward to comparing them with bowls. I managed to hit a test max of a bit over ten hours the other day, and that was with the 100gm of sockets still installed! Grados' and Alessandros' really do have an undeserved rep as being uncomfortable at that!!
My "battle of the twos" is inching back toward Grado RS-2 again. The MS-1s are already just a tad bit brighter than my M3s and M50s, and from tons of reading I'm beginning to get the very distinct impression that MS2i is even a little brighter than MS-1. So back toward the more, uh, "pleasant" RS-2. And RS-2 drags me kicking and screaming right into tube territory! Arrrrgh!!
But, if anybody(Sean?)is looking to try the Grado sound, and, say really likes their Senns, then perhaps a look toward the Alessandro side may be a thought. They are traditionaly a bit more analytical and neutral then the prototypical Grado, just not as lively and not as much "fun!"
They're still all fun though!!
......darned "upgraditus" bug visited me in a dream last night. Whispered: "MS-Pro"...."ms-pro"...."MS-PRO!"