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Grado SR125e

Prestige Series on-ear headphones

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by David Brown
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Affordable audiophile headphones

No matter what your taste in music, the Grado Prestige Series SR125e headphones can make your tunes sound better. They deliver classic Grado sound in spades — intimate midrange with full-bodied vocals, sparkling-clear highs, and tight, punchy bass. These headphones feature updates to Grado's previous SR125i headphones, including an improved driver design, better acoustic damping, and a new cable. Grado's SpaceBlack Polycarbonate enclosures minimize resonance and vibration, for sound that's clean and clear. The SR125e's sense of warmth and immediacy may occasionally startle you.

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We think these 'phones make an outstanding value for audiophiles on a budget. You can easily drive them with your portable player or laptop. They also benefit nicely from the addition of a headphone amplifier.

Born in Brooklyn and built to perform

Each pair of SR125e headphones is still made right in Brooklyn, New York where the Grado family has been building award-winning audio gear for more than 60 years. Like all Grado headphones, the SR125e uses a vented "open-air" earcup design with large, non-resonant air chambers for powerful, extended low frequency response and a more open, spacious sound. The diaphragm in each driver has been put through a special "de-stressing" process that allows it to deliver more music detail for an even larger soundstage. A beefy, eight-conductor connecting cable and ultra-high purity copper voice coils give these 'phones a refined, ultra-smooth top end and dynamic, yet tightly controlled bass.

Highlights:

  • open-back, on-the-ear design with replaceable ear cushions
  • vented diaphragms (open-air) for spacious, low-distortion sound and extended bass response
  • special "de-stressed" diaphragms provide enhanced levels of inner detail for a more open soundstage
  • Grado's SpaceBlack Polycarbonate enclosures minimize unwanted vibration and resonance for cleaner, clearer sound
  • eight-conductor connecting cable for tighter, more controlled sound
  • adjustable headband for a custom fit
  • driver pairs matched to within 0.1 dB for better stereo imaging
  • ultra-high purity, long-crystal copper (UHPLC) voice coils for smoother sound and greater accuracy
  • eight-conductor copper headphone cable terminated with a 1/8" plug
  • 1/4" plug adapter included
  • optional 15-foot Grado headphone extension cable available
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • sound pressure level (at 1mW): 99.8 dB
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year (does not include earpads)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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4 out of 5

glad I bought them

Written By btblue, NY, NY on Friday, September 05, 2014
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For the price I paid for a pair of headphones, the sound is excellent. No complaints as far as that's concerned. My only problem with these cans is the comfort. It took about a week to feel somewhat comfortable. The foam cushions rest directly on your ears as opposed to my Sennheiser pair that have a hollowed out area that go around the ears. a lot more comfortable. I have listened to the Grados for hours at a time so maybe I'm nitpicking a bit.
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Sound is excellent, price.
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As mentioned in the review, could be more comfortable to wear.
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