Grado, in partnership with Alessandro, created a line of headphones based on its own headphone line in the early 2000s. They are known for being a bit more neutral than the bright Grados they are based off of. In 2008, a couple of German audio enthusiasts came up with the idea of combining the Alessandro MS1, Grado Jumbo pads, and Headphile Liberators. The result was unexpectedly brilliant.

Since this is a headphone that isn’t exactly available for purchase and is completely a DIY effort, I’m going into eschew the details like packaging and background and go right into the sound, since I’m sure that’s all the reader cares about. For those curious about the mod, here is the original thread:


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DIY Special: The Alessandro MS1000
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