Just arrived off the boat from the USA, a new pair of headphones. I got the tip to purchase these particular ones from a website recommended by a workmate – Headphones.com.au. They are based in Perth and have some great info and guidance about different brands and types of personal audio gear.
I didn’t buy from them, however, as the current strong Australian dollar made a very strong argument for buying directly from the manufacturer, Alessandro High-End Products. And so, a week later, here they are.
Various online reviewers and audiophiles say that these are great headphones, especially for the money. They are basically a Grado Labs SR-80 or SR-125 with different internals, drivers, cables, as specified by Alessandro.
I’ve never had a really good pair of headphones before but I am so impressed by these cans. Great sound reproduction, good volume, comfortable. Remembering that these headphones are open (you can hear what’s going on around you and people nearby can hear what you are listening to, if they try) and reasonably unsubtle to wear, they are great for listening at home, or on a walk, but you might get strange looks from people on the train.
Does anyone else have a great set of headphones? I was previously looking for some Sennheiser HD555 headphones and I know other people like Beyerdynamic and the like, so tell me, what are your favourite headphones? Brand, style, sound, please share.