Grado SR325e Headphones
SR325e: Less Bling, More ZingWe chose a powder-coated aluminum housing for these headphones because the added mass means smoother transitions from the lowest frequency range to the highest. You might also enjoy the authentic 60‘s style, which goes perfectly with skinny ties and sullen glances. The genuine top-grain leather padded head-strap is Brylcreem resistant.
The Top of the Range Prestige Series Headphone. The new SR325e has a new driver and cable design. The added mass from the metal housing minimizes transient distortions. With the new 8 conductor cable design you will notice superb control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, with both supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The SR325e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.
General DesignAll Grado headphones have a vented diaphragm design that incorporates a large air chamber. This design concept lowers the frequency resonance (distortion) of the diaphragm and extends bass response. The diaphragm is made of a low mass polymer, carefully formed to broaden resonant modes to reduce their amplitude. The diaphragm mass is determined with the compliance of the suspension in mind so that the desired low frequency resonance is achieved. The diaphragm's total mass is calculated to provide a full 20 KHZ bandwidth, while avoiding break-up at lower frequencies. Technical refinements for Grado drivers include improved diaphragm and voice coil design for increased bass response and a larger perceived sound stage. A unique process to "de-stress" the diaphragm results in enhanced inner detail. An increased ability to control driver resonance virtually eliminates distortion. For all models, an improved headband spring will afford greater comfort for the majority of listeners. All metal work for the PS1000 and SR325 is machined from a special non-resonant, very hard alloy. Grado utilizes a special processing method to increase the material's porosity. This complex treatment insures that the earphone chamber has no "ringing" which might obscure detail or add coloration.
Sonic ReproductionGrado headphones can reproduce as natural a soundstage from stereo recordings and provide as much listening pleasure as a good pair of speakers do. Grado headphones are free of room effects and placement problems, and they minimize any interference from external noise. They also offer portability and the ability to listen without worrying about the neighbors. With Grado headphones, you will hear recordings with greater clarity and with deeper bass than others! Grado headphones are the antithesis of mass production, as each Grado headphone is hand-assembled and closely scrutinized to meet full performance specifications in the U.S.A.
Grado Prestige Headphone Series DetailsThe Professional, Statement, Reference Series and along with the Prestige Series SR325, SR225 and SR125 feature voice-coils that are wound from ultra-high purity, long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper. The copper is slowly drawn through the die in extremely small increments and is annealed following each drawing operation. Ultra-high conductivity copper yields the clearest transmission and lowest coloration possible. The sound of UHPLC copper is smoother, cleaner and more dynamic. All use very high power neodymium magnets to provide maximum efficiency and better sound. Each headphone driver is made to Grado's high standards, then pair-matched for exact imaging. These headphones also utilize UHPLC copper in the connecting cable.
Ratings & Reviews
My wife bought these for me for Christmas, and they are becoming my favorite pair of listening headphones. You can hear every detail in the music with great clarity. I also have a pair of SONY MDS7506 Studio Headphones. While the Sony will put you onstage with the artist, the Grado's put you front and center in the audience for maximum enjoyment.
Purchased these headphones based on Reviews and Recommendations. They were right!! These headphones are outstanding!! Worth every penny and I'm no salesman or promoter, just a Hi-Fi and music lover.
After weighing my options for quite some time (AKG k701/k702, db880, etc) I finally decided to grab a pair of these headphones. I could not be more satisfied with them. I don't find them too uncomfortable like all of the reviews I found on them claim, nor do I find them "too bright" as others claim. Crisp, punchy bass that isn't overdone, and these sound great plugged right into my ipod. Add some power and they are amazing! Best headphones in the price range easily.
These headphones have a clarity, purity, and accuracy of sound that is unmatched by any others that I've tried, and I have tried a lot. I hear everything, even the most subtle kiss on a cymbal that disappears on other items. After several frustrating and expensive disappointments, I was just stunned when I received these. I see no need to try any others.