Grado Prestige Series SR125e Headphones
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|Item Dimensions||6.69 x 3.15 x 7.48 in||6.69 x 3.15 x 7.48 in||6.69 x 3.15 x 7.48 in||6.69 x 3.15 x 7.48 in|
|Item Weight||0.6 lb||0.51 lb||0.62 lb||0.79 lb|
|Additional Features||lightweight||foldable||Just released Grado "e" series headphones||Just Released Grado "E" Series Headphones|
The new "e" series headphones, hand made in Brooklyn, NY
Top Customer Reviews
I listened to each Prestige headphone for at least 10 hours. The music I listened to was compressed in Apple Lossless format. I used my MacBook Pro with iTunes for playback. The differences in sound quality noted in this review were also heard on my iPod Classic with music compressed in AAC format at 256kbps VBR quality (iTunes Plus).
The Grado Prestige Series
I've done hours and hours of research about the Grado Prestige Series. The following points lead me to initially purchase the SR-125.
- Numerous forums indicated that the SR-325 was too bright and caused listening fatigue.
- Although numerous forums recommended the SR-225 instead of the SR-125, a review from goodcans.com said that the difference between the SR-225 and SR-125 was noticeable only in certain songs and required well-trained ears.
- The Grado website advertises "The SRx25 will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end." on all SR-x25 headphones, which indicates that the SR-225 and SR-325 are refinements to the original SR-125 (original by order of price).
Below is the list comparing the headphones in the Prestige series and the Reference series. Please note that I have only listened to the SR-80i, SR-125e, SR-225e, and SR-325e. I relied on data from my research for the following differences: SR-60 vs SR-80, SR325 vs RS2, RS2 vs RS1.Read more ›
Good headphones is something that you really need to experience to understand. All my life I used cheap headphones because I thought those sounded “good”. It’s not till you listen to quality headphones that you realize what you’ve been missing. I’ve spent some time listening to my old library and wow has it come roaring back to life. With these headphones you will hear lots of little details that were not present before and the sound is just so much more vibrant overall. These should only be used at home because of the open air design which lets out quite a bit of sound.
If you have sensitive ears then you might not like these headphones because the stock ear pads are quite uncomfortable. However there are several different types of earpads out there as well as a variety of mods to improve comfort. Which brings me to my next point, Grados are known for being very customizable. I installed some wooden cups to add a more old school look and I couldn’t be happier. Overall I would definitely recommend these if you’re looking for some awesome Grado sound.
First, the obligatory "I'm not as audiophile" disclaimer. That is to say I don't really care about the sound for its own sake, but only inasmuch as it enhances or detracts from my enjoyment of music, which I do care about quite a lot. I am a musician (instrumental) and a lifelong music-lover. I listen to a lot of orchestral music as well as alternative and indie rock and, to a lesser extent, jazz.
Second, a little background. My source is a laptop through a Schiit Magni/Modi DAC/amp. My sound files are either ripped CD's (flac) or Google All-Access ("up to" 320kbps mp3). My first upgrade over stock iPod earbuds was a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 235's, which I still own and find pretty decent to listen to. However, I wanted something with more sense of space and better clarity and detail in the music. After reading about a million reviews for different products, I settled on the Audiotechnica ATH-AD900, which I used exclusively for several months.
All the reviews of the AD-900 are accurate. They are incredibly clear and rather bright with a huge soundstage, and are incredible for vocals. If I close my eyes when listening to the Benedictines of St. Mary, I can practically smell the inside of the church. The high end was great as well - the cymbals really shimmer. Unfortunately, the bass is almost non-existent. Bass is not a big concern in the music I listen to, but the bass was so weak that it even limited orchestral music - instruments like trombones and bassoons didn't really come through and there was no rumble to the bass drum or buzz from the string bass.Read more ›
The Grado SR125i is the latest mid-priced over-the-ear headphone in the Grado lineup. The SR125s are a step-up in price and quality from the SR80s, and the SR80 is an outstanding headphone, especially considering the price. The Grado SR125 is a little more expensive, and produces a wider soundstage, with bass sounding a little more refined and deeper and highs a bit more crisp. I tested these headphones with different genres of music, including high resolution music (192kHz/24bit) and everything, as expected, sounded outstanding.
I used the SR125s with a high-end portable digital audio player, as well as my Android phone, and both devices could easily drive the SR125, although a headphone amp will produce even more sound.
From a style perspective, the SR125i has the same retro look of the other headphones in the Grado Prestige Series. The headphones are light, and the cable is thicker than the cable on my old SR80s.
It's important to note that the Grado Prestige Series are open headphones, so they don't offer any real isolation from external noises, and they leak sound, so others in the room will hear what you are hearing. Open headphones generally offer more of a natural sound than closed headphones, with better soundstage and more natural bass.
If you are looking for audiophile sound at a very reasonable price, then the Grado Prestige Series, and the SR125i, is an excellent choice, especially if you plan to use these headphones in a quiet location.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my first pair of Grado phones, and I am pleasantly surprised at their excellent quality at this price point. Read morePublished 8 days ago by herofix
There isn't much to say about Grado headphones. Simply put, they are, at every price point in which they produce a headphone, the best headphone at that price point. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Thad Phallinger
I've had these for a year and use them almost every day. They reproduce the music I listen to extremely faithfully but what I love the most is the wide soundstage they produce. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Rob B.
If you want excellent sound and bang for your buck, this is the real deal! Wow! Just do it....RandyPublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I've been listening to all types of music both compressed and uncompressed...I am not an audiophile, but I do appr
eciate good sound. These headphones are amazing. Read more
Great cans but you will need a booster to drive the sound from single person devices. Amazon sells these too.Published 1 month ago by Ced
These have excellent audio quality, no doubt. I like the feel and the look of them. The open air ear muffs are great.
The problem: they don't last. Read more
I've tried the 60, the 80 the 125 and the 225.
They all have the same "grado sound" (though more so in the 8o and up) but each iteration opens up further. Read more