Alessandro Music Series One Headphones Review

In a crowded space with plenty of options, it can be hard to find the right pair of headphones. And while well-known pairs such as the AKG K240 and Sony MDR 7506 are excellent choices, the Alessandro Music Series One headphones have had a strong and dedicated following for years despite not being nearly as mainstream. Combining high-quality components, great sound representation and a price point that makes it highly affordable, it's easy to see why so many swear by these headphones.

 

The Features

The Alessandro Music Series One are dynamic open-back headphones designed for primarily for use at home. Featuring a vented diaphragm design with a large air chamber, this gives the MS1s an extended bass response and while reducing distortion, making for an overall clear and balanced experience. To further remove distortion, especially at lower frequencies, the diaphragm itself is made of a low mass polymer designed to deliver a clear and full 20 kHz bandwidth without any additional breakup. The voice-coils themselves are made from ultra-high purity, long crystal oxygen-free copper which are made to deliver a clean transmission without any artifacts or coloration in the signal. The MS1s also feature powerful neodymium magnets in order to provide a smoother, cleaner dynamic sound with a large overall feel.

As far as the build goes, the MS1s might not feature the sleek industrial design aesthetics or incorporate the luxurious materials used in more expensive headphones, but they look and feel great in their own right. And while they're a little on the lighter side and feature plenty of plastic, they don't feel cheap or brittle and should definitely give you years of use with normal care. They might not win any design awards but the MS1s are certainly well-built headphones. It should also be noted that there is a heavy modding community dedicated to the MS1s so if tinkering with your gear is your thing, these headphones will not disappoint.

 

Alessandro Music Series One Headphones @ $109.99

Specifications

Transducer type: Dynamic

Operating principle: Open air

Frequency response: 20 - 22K Hz

SPL lmV: 100

Nominal impedance: 32 Ohms

Driver match db: 0.1

Features:

- Vented diaphragm

- Non resonant air chamber

- UHPLC voice coil wire

- Standard copper connecting cord

 

The Sound

All in all, these are an amazing pair of headphones, especially when you consider that they deliver a high-quality experience for a fraction of the price of similar sounding phones. Whether you need a pair of headphones for personal use at home or as a reference set for recording, they offer very natural and crystal clear sound reproduction, even at lower volume levels. It should be said that these headphones are definitely on the brighter side with a noticeable emphasis on the mids, but they still have just enough bass for a balanced overall sound. While that might leave hip-hop and EDM fans wanting a little more oomph, this profile actually works exceptionally well with rock and other guitar-driven genres. Overall, they definitely have plenty of pop while remaining natural and spacious.

 

Final Thoughts ...

It's no wonder why the Alessandro Music Series One has a dedicated fan base that swears by these headphones. They might not feature the bells and whistles or design aesthetics of some of the better known high-quality headphones, but for a little over $100, you get a solid pair that honestly rivals many of them on sound clarity and overall experience. If you're in the market for a new pair of headphones and want something a little different from the industry standards, I can't recommend these enough.