Summary: This was my first audiophile headphone I owned. My first pair was a Grado SR-60i and I had big expectations from it's bigger brother: the SR-325i. First thing that I liked is that this is first Grado that has a true leather headband and metal cups (instead of plastic) thus looking much better and feels sturdier.
Pros: - Fast and speedy, with good transients, punchy and dynamic., - On-stage presentation (which can be a plus or a minus, depends on what you like more), - Among the best headphones for rock or metal, they do strings no other headphone can do., - Detailed, they can reveal everything from a recording and sometimes you can got goosebumps on some music you know for many years., - Outstanding midrange and hights
Cons: - Heavy and fatiguing to wear for longer listening sessions, - Highs also can be sometimes fatiguing on some recordings, - Not so good for electronica, bass doesn't go very low and deep, but it is present. Not the best choise for classical music too., - Cable is twisting very easily and hard to untwist.
Summary: These are the best headphone for sound quality that I have ever used. I can here the detail of acoustic and classical music, like musicians accidentally hitting there instruments. Very clear. Excellent for rock as well. There are probably better headphones out there but I don't think they would be worth the extra money you would have to pay. Extremely pleased with my purchase.
Summary: I had these for a few months before I sold it because they became unbearable to use.
I tried the bowl pads and that helped with comfort but the sound became a nightmare for an audiophile so I will refrain from discussing that here.
Very solid headphones. The cable is nice and thick so I'm not scared of it breaking.
The solid metal earcups are a nice touch but are also a downside.
The headband is nice.
Pros: Unique sound signature that you don't really get with other offerings from other companies
Cons: Terribly uncomfortable. Ruined the experience.
Summary: I can not find any headphone similar to the SR-325. They are very different from all other headphones I have heard and also from the rest of the Grado line. You either love them or hate them. I can say for myself that these through the years have become my reference and no other Grado headphone have been able to take their place for me - even though HF2 was pretty close.
The SR325 has a very forward, in-your-face sound.
Pros: Punchy bass, sparkling treble and very forward mids. Crystal clear sounding headhones appealing to those who love a very "in-your-face" sounding can..
Cons: Grado wearing comfort. Heavy and clunky. Cables could be better and more sturdy.
Summary: I may be off on the date but it should be close.
After owning the SR80 for a few years I thought the Grado 325i would just give you more of the same sound as the loved 80,they do not.
What they do give you before break in with some source material is sonically smiler to diving naked into a 5 yard dumpster filled to the top with angry fire ants.
Summary: I decided to write this review because I have done some research and it turns out there isn't that many reviews on this particular headphone.The majority of the music I listen to is alternative, rock, classic rock, Sinatra mostly mid centric music. Now this was my very first grado headphone that I have ever purchased. Note, if you are looking for a headphone that does great with every genre these grado's are certainly not it.
Pros: Forward lively mids, gives that on stage presentation, Narrow sound stage
Summary: The sound of SR325is is on the bright side of neutral. They are one of the most exciting cans for rock and metal, they can also do jazz and pop pretty well.
For some music such as hip hop & RnB, however, the bright sound is just not suitable for these genre as they are overly bright. So personal preference and system pairing is essential.
Pros: Aggressive and detailed, Crystal clear presentation
Cons: Genere picky, can be fatigue for long term listening
Summary: These were my first pair of good headphones, having previously only had Shure E2C in-ear phones that were anything better than the usual iPod earbuds that (I guess) most of us start with.
It was a nice surprise to listen to music with them at first - going through that process of re-discovering music again - now I can't listen to music on anything less, certainly can't bring myself to listen on the iPod ear-buds again.
I listen to a lot of music. Whether I’m working or relaxing I usually have some sort of music in the background. It relaxes me before bed or keeps me pumped up while working. It is essentially my mind altering drug of choice. Different headphones with different presentations an affect my mood in different ways and I though a ‘phone with pumped up treble like the SR325is would be good to keep my energy up when I was stuck with boring tasks at work. I...