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Grado Prestige Series SR225i Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Vented diaphragm
  • Non Resonant air chamber
  • UHPLC copper voice coil wire
  • Standard copper connecting cord
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 1 x 0.2 inches ; 13.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0006GCCN6
  • Item model number: Sr225i
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

  • Customer Reviews

    These are for audiophiles and people of discernment that really like listening to music.
    lady eowyn
    Also, as with all audiophile cans, there is a break in period for maximum sound quality of about 30-60 hours but you will notice every time you use them.
    Jason L.
    I strongly recommend these headphones, but only if you like the Grado sound and have enough money to get them.
    The Scottiest

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    214 of 227 people found the following review helpful By Matthew C. Ziegler on September 24, 2005
    I'm a grad student with no money and inexplicably picky tastes in audio equipment. Having acquired a high-end digital stage piano, I've spent the last few months piecing together a suitable setup for home use; in my case, 'suitable' means near-reference grade, but at a cost not exceeding what I can pilfer from Sallie Mae's purse.

    Despite the fact that I play and listen mostly at night, I viewed headphones in proportion to their size: reluctantly, I splurged on a $30 pair of Sony oil-barrels.

    But after a few weeks of headaches and ringing ears, I headed down to a boutiquey little sound emporium in Boston, having committed myself to spending $100, once and for all, on some SR80s.

    Given the opportunity, though, I sat down in a studio and worked my way through the entire three-figure-price spectrum of headphones.

    Grado yielded the most promising batch of candidates, but I was surprised at the variance among them: the product specs you read online for Grado really fails to emphasize this. The SR80s were everything I had expected, but then, the SR125s were identifiably more adept at rendering distinct voices within a choir.

    Then, foolishly, I clamped on a pair of 225s: bass pours into your head with effortless clarity, background instruments that I never even heard on my old ear-traps were not only present, but warmly textured, etc. When I got them home, $175 later, I decided to baptize them by fire with a mix of Beck and Ben Folds Live, which I find stubbornly muggy at high bass and volume.
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    172 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Jason L. on January 22, 2007
    Ultimately, whatever I have written in this review below, please remember that with Grado, it is all about the sound and they have the awards to prove it! I have spent a lot of time and money looking for "THE" set of cans (audiophile speak for headphones) that would truly satisfy all aspects of my desire for the best sound available without having to go past the two hundred dollar mark. My search took me through Koss, Sennheiser, Sony, Bose and of course Grado. And Grado's motto of "Truly the world's finest" applies to all of their products made in America; I also own a pair of SR60 and SR80 cans from Grado so I know what I speak of about this company and their hand-crafted, American-made lovingly built product (only one exception, see below). They also have fantastic customer service and really know how to take care of you, even after a warranty has expired according to people I've spoken to. (I haven't had a need for warranty service, just for the record.)

    I believe that all of Grado's cans are on the audiophile level as I have written in a review of the SR60 here on Amazon though they only cost $69 with perhaps the exception of the mass-produced, made in China iGrado model. As much as I love my Grado SR225 which I am reviewing, my SR60 cans are still in use, get five stars every time I put them on and are incredible! So imagine what I will have to say about the SR225! I've done the research, purchased numerous sets of cans from low-price and low-end to high-price and high-end and in the end, I absolutely believe that nothing beats the Grado SR225 unless you want to spend at least four to five hundred dollars and I believe you will still be disappointed unless that money went towards an even higher end set of Grado cans.
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    43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By C. Robinson on July 8, 2005
    Noteworthy for their eye-blinking impact and up-front presentation. If Sennheiser 'phones sound like the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, these sound like CBGB's. Considered by many to be the best rock headphones in the world. I like them quite well for jazz and classical (especially solo performances), but for rock they really do get your head banging!

    Weakness include a narrow "in your head" soundstage, not the best build quality (plastic), some people find them uncomfortable (I don't. They're quite lightweight, but they touch your ears when you wear them, and some people just don't like that I guess), but the kicker is for them to sound their best you really have to change the pads.

    "Change the pads..." you ask? For the most bass, do a Google for 'Todd the Vinyl Junkie' and pick up a pair of Grado flat pads. For the best balance (and to save a little money) go to Sennheiser's site and grab a pair of replacement pads for the HD-414s. They're yellow, and you have to cut a hole in them (about an inch and a quarter) but it's well worth it.

    Probably not truly a 5-star 'phone in the grand scheme of things (like the Sennheiser Orpheus or Stax Omega II), but their strong suits are unmatched by any other manufacturer's headphones at any price.
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    84 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Jason L. on February 4, 2007
    Ultimately, whatever I have written in this review below, please remember that with Grado, it is all about the sound and they have the awards to prove it! And though I refer often in this review to other Grado models, the SR225 is my main focus and I simply use the other wonderful Grado products as reference. I have spent a lot of time and money looking for "THE" set of cans (audiophile speak for headphones) that would truly satisfy all aspects of my desire for the best sound available without having to go past the two hundred dollar mark. My search took me through Koss, Sennheiser, Sony, Bose and of course Grado. And Grado's motto of "Truly the world's finest" applies to all of their products made in America; I also own a pair of SR60 and SR80 cans from Grado so I know what I speak of about this company and their hand-crafted, American-made lovingly built product (only one exception, see below). They also have fantastic customer service and really know how to take care of you, even after a warranty has expired according to people I've spoken to. (I haven't had a need for warranty service, just for the record.)

    I believe that all of Grado's cans are on the audiophile level as I have written in a review of the SR60 here on Amazon though they only cost $69 with perhaps the exception of the mass-produced, made in China iGrado model. As much as I love my Grado SR225 which I am reviewing, my SR60 cans are still in use, get five stars every time I put them on and are incredible! So imagine what I will have to say about the SR225!
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