Pros: Clarity, Detail
This is my first purchase of a higher end set of cans. I consider over $100 to be high end. The most expensive earphones I've purchased before was the $80 in ear phones from apple w/microphone. I didn't think they sounded that bad until I purchased the Grado's. I read a bunch of reviews and did some research before I decided on the Grado's. I went to a local audio store and decided to have a listen. I tested out the SR60's through the SR325's. Though they all sounded great, I could tell the difference between all of them. Without going into details, I can tell you that the sound stage gets a little better with each step up. My plan was going into the store to buy the SR60's because I wanted to stay under $100. As I listened to each set over and over again, I kept going back to the SR225's because of the fullness and amazing details I was hearing. I really enjoyed the SR325's because there was little more bass, but I couldn't justify the $300 price tag. I've been listening to the SR225's for a couple of weeks now and can't believe what I've been missing until now. These cans are truly amazing and I would gladly pay $200 or more for good set of cans. Now, I'm looking into something more on the bass end, like the DT770's or something from Ultrasone.