Grado SR 325is
Delivering characteristic Grado clarity, energy, and immediacy, the Grado Labs SR325is are lightweight 'on-ear' headphones that will lift you up out of your seat and plant you within the circle of players onstage. Their look may perhaps be old-school retro, but the audio performance of these open-back cans is right up to date for listeners seeking a modern audiophile headphone with a brightly present, intensely clear tone. Synergizes fabulously with iPad, iPhone and mp3 players with no headphone amp demanded.
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- Intensely detailed uber-clear version of Grado's signature immediacy and eye-blinking impact.
- Hand-tooled build quality and replaceable earpads for long use life
- Flexible headband allows wearer to create comfortable fit
- Engineered & manufactured in Brooklyn USA!
What's In The Box:
- Grado Labs warranty insert
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The Grado SR325is remains at the top of the Grado 'Prestige Series' line. They have a very lively-sounding tone with bright highs and focused mids riding above a cleanly punchy bass response that offers improved low-end heft versus the original SR325. The uppermost highs are extremely finely detailed, which many critical listeners find quite revealing, if not somewhat forward, during long listening sessions. Overall, they deliver an intricate and dynamic musical presentation that can ocassionally veer towards slightly "peaky" with overly bright recordings or poor audio sources. The SR325is can be powered by most portable audio players like iPods, iPads and MP3 players, but we typically recommend portable listeners and serious audiophiles get a dedicated quality headphone amp to fully maximize the excellent sonic potential offered by these cans. In particular, a tube-stage headphone amp could be an ideal partner to the SR325is, nicely rounding the sharp corners of the Grado's precision-edge timbre for those wanting an extra bit of tonal warmth in their sound. If you enjoy the galvanizing presentation of Grado's signature "front row" sound, the SR325is headphone will offer a brilliant extension of the immersive, robustly well-detailed musicality on which they've built their reputation.
Boss bright aluminum outer grill design on the Grado SR325is earcups is unique to this model and offers some cool added bling factor. The SR325is design is well-engineered with the element drivers matched to .05dB and voice coils made of Grado's proprietary ultra-high purity, long-crystal, oxygen-free copper wiring. This recent "IS" model improves the element material and provides a better cord design with sturdier housing for drivers, all resulting in the best audio performance yet for the venerable SR325 series. The upgraded headphone cord is a straight (but fairly short) 6.5-ft length, attaches to both earcups in a 'Y' design, and is also made of this excellent high-definition 'Prestige' proprietary copper audio cabling. The SR325is continue Grado Lab's venerable tradition of made-in-the-USA quality, as well as the slight tendency to be a bit uncomfortable due to the foam mesh earpads--which can be alleviated by gently bending the headband to better conform to the top of the head. The available Grado Labs 'soft' style headphone earpads [$15 'S-Cush' earpads; sold separately] may also help tame the comfort issue for some wearers. The headphones have the usual Grado Labs flexible pleather-covered headband and metal height adjusters connecting the SR325is' shiny aluminum silver [NOT gold!] earcups to the headband, which allows for up & down adjustment plus full 360 degree rotation. This feature is ideal for laying the headphones down flat or for storage & traveling. The SR325is high-quality OFC headphone cable comes terminated to a full-size 1/4" inch stereo plug. No adapter is included for small iPod/iPad and computer jacks.
If you need to plug into a 1/8" [3.5mm] mini-jack on your audio source/player, you'll need the Grado 1/4"-to-1/8" mini-plug adapter. If needing a longer cord reach, the Grado Labs 15ft headphone extension cord is recommended. The 1-year manufacturer's product warranty remains standard on the Grado SR325is which is serviced exclusively by Grado Labs at their Brooklyn NY USA facility.
HeadRoom is now a fully authorized Grado headphone recable specialist! Please call us if interested in re-cabling your Grado headphones with our exclusive HeadRoom/Cardas 'Fat Pipe' upgraded headphone cord!
- Sensitivity: 98 dB/mV
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
- Headphone Type: Earpad
- Connector Type: 1/4
- Weight: 11.4
- Isolation: 0
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Length: Approx 6 ft.
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Coupler Size: Medium
- Ear Coupler Type: Earpad
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Acoustic Seal: Open
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Posted by Ben from UT. on 2012-10-20
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: A very good value. Made in the USA.
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Posted by Benign Jamin from Newport Beach on 2012-04-02
Recommend Product: No
Pros: Oh, the detail and Bass extension,
Cons: Burn in, need mod for L-Cush foam.
P.S. These will separate audio file formats acoustically, with abundant distinction. CD's ripped to lossless codec for retaining Detail will be appreciated, whilst 128k Mp3/4/AAC
files stand out as constrained musically.
Source is really more noticeable, now
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Posted by ploree from Minot, ND on 2011-07-08
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Great sound, very comfortable, sturdy construction, long cable
Cons: Have yet to find one.
On a side note Headroom's customer service has been outstanding. I purchased the Grado 1/4 to 1/8 converter but received the Cardas converter with a 90° elbow which the Grado doesn't have. This elbow however didn't work for all of my devices since it blocks needed ports. I contacted Headroom and they immediately sent out the correct item without issue which I should receive next week along with prepaid return shipping. Even though the headphones became out of stock during the order processing and had to wait an additional week for them to ship and I had to change the shipping address in an emergency, the entire order process from Headroom has been great and they have kept me well informed during the entire process. Will definitely come back for future business.
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