Excerpt: I had the grado 60s before and one of the speakers popped. I like grados quality so I did some research and this one seemed to fit. Amazing quality. They are open ear, so its best to be in a quiet room when you use them if not you'll have to crank the volume and you may still hear the background...
Excerpt: I use these for my home studio and bought them to replace my 30 year old Grado SR80's! Grado has made great headphones forever! These are open backed headphones (you can google the difference) so they don't block out ambient noise the way closed backed headphones do but they sound very natural.
Summary: These are the best sounding headphones I've ever heard. I can only imagine what their top of the line phones sound like! Superb low end, punchy and clear. Highs are amazingly open and clear, bright but accurate.
Pros: Excellent sound, in particular the clarity of the lows.
Cons: Highs seemed a little bright at first, though not hyped.
Summary: The Grado SR-225 is every bit an upgrade to the Grado SR-80 Everything the 80 does the 225 does even better. There is a bit more detail. A good deal more bass. The separation of the instruments is just something to behold. These headphones are more balanced than it's little brother.
Summary: Not a bad pair of headphones, but the SR225 is noticeably better. The bass is decent, mids have a "hardness" to them and sound unclear, and highs are typically Grado bright. The SR225 has a smoother and more exciting sound IMO.
Summary: Please note that these impressions are based off about 3 hours with a pair of Alessandro MS1is (they are essentially the same headphone, only the alessandro are available outside of the US for a reasonable price).
Summary: this one of Grado's finest headphones and yet I feel it's somewhat under-appreciated by the Grado cult masses. I've spent a considerable amount of time with the Prestige Series and I feel this is by far the best buy.