Delivering characteristic Grado clarity, energy, and immediacy, the Grado Labs SR325e 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. Fabulous synergy with iPad, iPhone and mp3 players.
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What's In The Box:
The Grado SR325e 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 occasionally veer towards slightly 'peaky' with overly bright recordings or poor audio sources. The SR 325 e 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 SR325e earcups is unique to this model and offers some cool added bling factor. The SR-325e 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 SR325e 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 SR325e's 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 SR325e 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 (sold separately). If needing a longer cord reach, the Grado Labs 15ft headphone extension cord (sold separately) is recommended. The 1-year manufacturer's product warranty remains standard on the Grado SR325e which is serviced exclusively by Grado Labs at their Brooklyn NY USA facility.
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Grado SR325 Frequency Response
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