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post #51 of 66
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^Little too much. Just ordered musiland 02. Only looking to spend around $100 on headphones.

I have been reading around and I think Ill go with the Alessandro MS1. Whats the difference between the ones they have on their site?
Edited by magna224 - 6/1/11 at 11:46am
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so what is the conclusion of this post?
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post #53 of 66
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So far got to the conclusion that theres a significant difference between gaming headsets and then higher quality headphones around the same price range.

Im not really considering the two original headphones anymore and now im at either alessandro ms1 or grado sr80 but not sure which to get.
Edited by magna224 - 6/1/11 at 1:40pm
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im a gamer n i think im gonna get some hd555's
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post #55 of 66
Grado's all the way.

You'll blow your pants right off when you listen with them.
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^Im hearing more people say they like the alessandros better on forums. Heres a link to a review also http://www.headphonista.com/alessandro-ms1/. But just to make sure, both the ms1 and the sr80 are a better choice than the a700 right?
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How about these? A headset from a reputable Audiophile company.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...clear-gel-pads

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^Im hearing more people say they like the alessandros better on forums. Heres a link to a review also http://www.headphonista.com/alessandro-ms1/. But just to make sure, both the ms1 and the sr80 are a better choice than the a700 right?
Having owned both Audiotechnica A900s and Grado SR225s, I would have to say Grado (and subsequently Alessandro) are NOT gaming headphones, in any form. I never played games with my Grados. I also own Sennheiser HD595s, and neither the Grados nor the Sennheisers hold a candle to my Audiotechnicas when playing games. Closed design is just such an advantage in the bass response and the immersion, both of which are vital to gaming.
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post #58 of 66
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I care a lot more about music than gaming. At this point I am pretty sure I want to get the MS1's. But are there any headsets comparable to the ms1 that are closed? Im looking at the A700 and the M50 but do they have enough bass and overall quality to come close to the ms1s?
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post #59 of 66
A700s will have far more bass than MS1s. Grados and Alessandros are known for an aggressive, up-front, treble-dominated sound.

You want either the Audiotechnica A700, AKG K 240 Mk II, or the Ultrasone HFi 780 if you want aggressive bass, comfort, and decent gaming performance
    
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How about these? A headset from a reputable Audiophile company.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...clear-gel-pads
They also happen to cost nearly thrice as much as the headphones without the mic on them, and use a rather subpar mic.
better to get the DT770 (what they're based on) and then get a separate mic.
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