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post #2626 of 3322

SO I just got back from Bay Bloor Radio in Toronto, they have a wall of headphones including HD650, HD700, Beats, Denons, and pretty broad line of Grados.

 

I auditioned all the Grados last, in ascending order. They didn't have the entire Grado line, but the Prestige Series caught my attention very quickly. Upon first impression, I noticed all the Grados are amazing. Even the $70 ones were comparable to the $400 Denons, and easily beat out the Beats in sq, all over the place.

 

The 325is caught my attention especially though. They had my perfect preferred signature. 

 

Definitely looking forward to grabbing a pair sometime in the near future.

post #2627 of 3322
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Originally Posted by amateriat View Post

Generally speaking, the seller's receipt is what's important to have and keep in the event of needing warranty-covered repair work done. Also, I'm certain a quick call or E-mail to Grado will set things right in terms of receiving that info sheet.
(Just broke out my stepladder to pull the box that my 325is cans came in off a shelf, since I couldn't recall if mine came with that info sheet included; they did.)
Enjoy those Grados, and welcome to the "club."
- Barrett


Thanks. Crutchfield said they would see what they could do about it - I have 60 days to return it for any reason but I think I like them too much for that already.  If that doesn't produce any results, I'll email Grado.

post #2628 of 3322
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Originally Posted by Apo0th3karY View Post

SO I just got back from Bay Bloor Radio in Toronto, they have a wall of headphones including HD650, HD700, Beats, Denons, and pretty broad line of Grados.

I auditioned all the Grados last, in ascending order. They didn't have the entire Grado line, but the Prestige Series caught my attention very quickly. Upon first impression, I noticed all the Grados are amazing. Even the $70 ones were comparable to the $400 Denons, and easily beat out the Beats in sq, all over the place.

The 325is caught my attention especially though. They had my perfect preferred signature. 

Definitely looking forward to grabbing a pair sometime in the near future.

Having gone up and down the scales in listening to various headphone lines (specifically Grado, Sennheiser, AKG and Stax), I can comfortably state that the 325is hits a certain bang-for-the-buck "sweet spot" that few others manage. Yes, in an absolute sense, you *can* do "better", but doubtfully by much, and at exponentially greater cost.

- Barrett
Edited by amateriat - 4/3/13 at 1:37am
post #2629 of 3322

my break in took 22 hours. Before that I had everything set at maximum, now I had to dial things down -- and the sound is a lot clearer.  When I got them new, I thought it wasn't worth the price tag but now I see why :)

post #2630 of 3322

I got the warranty paper in the mail after emailing Grado! Now I got something else to shoe for it apart from the foam and pizza box!
 

post #2631 of 3322
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Originally Posted by EF88 View Post

my break in took 22 hours. Before that I had everything set at maximum, now I had to dial things down -- and the sound is a lot clearer.  When I got them new, I thought it wasn't worth the price tag but now I see why :)

 

It's always nice to read stories about peoples who are satisfied with their purchase, the way i see it, it's like trying to built a puzzle to wich we are the center piece, and when all the other pieces, (components) fit together around us, magic happens, and price has little to do with this, the synergy is either there or it isn't.

 

Happy listening.

post #2632 of 3322

Hello world, I was just born three days ago,  Bought some 325is and love them...now to mod or not that is the question...

post #2633 of 3322
I'm extremely jelous of everyone that is part of this club. I achieved my first eargasm with my grado sr60i's and I feel obligated to buy the sr325i's. Hopefully in the near future I can buy these headphones and join the club.
post #2634 of 3322
At least try the tape mod. It's the easiest thing in the world and also completely reversible if you don't like it.
post #2635 of 3322

Roger will look it up and see what's what.

post #2636 of 3322

just got these for Xmas and i love them.  it's nice to hear them continuously sound better as i break them in.  

i have been using them to listen to Swans' new album The Seer.  the production is definitely worthy of these headphones.

post #2637 of 3322

Just put the G cushions on, wholy cow are they big, but much more comfortable for long periods than the S or L cushions.

Haven't done a detailed AB AC BC yet but I will.

post #2638 of 3322

So I accidentally clicked on Madonna's "Hollywood" on my MP3 phone with a Fiio E5 amp.  Holy c r * p !  It sounded so good on my 325i's that I didn't only complete it I listened twice and put it on my playlist-- the first Madonna song to ever make it there! LOL

 

I always maintained that my old burned in 225i was at par with the 325is except in the bass department but now I have to retract that statement -- my 325is has officially surpassed my 225i in all aspects (except comfort) with this track.  Now I maintain that the 225i is STILL excellent and better than a lot of more expensive sets, so is the SR80i but the 325is just has more of everything! 

 

So now I have to wonder...what does the HP 1000 sound like? :)

post #2639 of 3322

So, today I became an official 325is owner!!!

I used to own a pair of SR 80i's, wich I loved, so I wanted to upgrade (had too) to the 325is but before purchasing them I did alot of research on the MS2i and the 325is. After reading over 500 post's on head-fi I purchased the MS2i's, reading about their slight differences I figured how can I go wrong! Plus I liked the MS2i's ear cup without the buttun better than the grado's ear cup. When I put them on for the first time (no burn in), they didn't have that grado sound to me, so I figured they need some burn in time and they will sound like the 80i's signature and I'll be fine. After well over 100+ hour's they sounded beutiful to my ear's , but only if I decreased the bass tone to about 11 o'clock and increased the treble to about1 o'clock. The MS2i's were definitly nothing to complain about at all, they are, rich, nicely balanced clear and warm BUT!!! I just wasn't hearing that grado sound signature that I was origanlly wanting more of after owning the 80i's. By all mean's I wasn't disappointed with the sound, but it was very different, from the grado signature (IMO). Anyway a close friend of mine recently purchased the 325is, and felt he liked the signature of the MS2i's better than the 325is's because of their warmth and balance, so today I swaped the driver's between the two headphone's (keeping the MS2i's ear cup's with no button), and I could'nt be happier (niether could he). I am also able to keep my tone control's flat and enjoy them just the way they come from grado. I once again have that grado sound signature I was longing for. Thank GOD!!!

 

I've previously recommended SR80i's to other head-fier's, also stating that I was going to purchase another pair for myself in the future to compliment the MS2i's sound signature (I no longer have too)


Edited by joseph69 - 1/5/13 at 11:18am
post #2640 of 3322

Listening to Amber Rubarth (Sessions from the 17th Ward) on my 325is and just can't stop smilingbeyersmile.png

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