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Would I need an amp for the alessandro MS1?
You would not.
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Would it be way better to have one?
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post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by AlphaDog11790 View Post
Would I need an amp for the alessandro MS1?
Not really. In terms of driving the headphone properly, the output from your card will do just fine. Alessandro and Grado can certainly benefit from amplification, but it is not a necessity as opposed to some other particular brands and models of headphones.

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Would it be way better to have one?
Depending on the type of amp, the headphones will see improvement in different characteristics of the music. It really is entirely based off of your preferences when listening to music.
Edited by Aura - 6/27/08 at 3:12pm
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post #24 of 29
ATH-AD700's handsdown best for that price
post #25 of 29
I would recommend ATH-A700's cause overall there good for anything.

Edit: Grado SR80's are also nice aswell.
    
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post #26 of 29
The 280's get my vote, i just got a set the 25th and i love em, they sound better everyday as they break in.


Edited by XxSilent22xX - 6/27/08 at 6:19pm
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used Senn HD595
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post #28 of 29
I'd stick with the audiotechnica AD 500/700 or the senn HD555s.

I had the beyers and while they were great for gaming, they sucked for rock/metal music (great for rap though) and isolate so well they are completely useless in a LAN situation (unless it's a 1v1 game). Plus the beyers need an amp.

Grados are obviously best for rock music, but they are easily the worst at the same time due to their tiny soundstage.
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post #29 of 29
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I think my headset bit the dust. The left side is either out or really static depending whether I lift the wire a little or not. So i am going to order tonight.
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