Originally Posted by sadhanaputra
How exactly are your pair 'better' compared to the one in the shop?
Bear us some good news, my good man!
Sadhanaputra, sorry for not replying soon. The SR225i is indeed better than the SR225. It is not much different, though. The SR225i bass is that little bit more deeper, like the SR325i, RS2, and RS1, since the driver chamber radius is now the same. Personally, the SR225 were my favorite when I tried them, since I didn't care for the mid-range coloration in upper and had the best treble extension, even compared to the SR325i (now "s"), which is a little grainy at best. The SR225i is now my favorite 'phone even more.
Now for Grado fan shout-out: I don't get it why people hate Grados. They reproduce accurately the uppermost octave that most headphones ignore. The AKG K701 is the closest in response to a Grado, but even it has a roll-off from 11-16 KHz. (If you think HeadRoom's Grado headphone graphs are right, forget it. Just look at their HD280 Pro graph, and you'll understand. This graph
is probably most true to my SR225i!) Even my Logitech X-530 speakers can extend that far. I CAN tell with my teenager ears and I don't have HR hearing loss. I listened to a $50k pair of speakers at Overture Audio in Detroit, and Grados sound the most similar. If you want awful treble, buy a Sennheiser HD555/HD595. I guess people are gunnin' for a veiled sounded since headphones do reveal details mucher closer than speakers. If you want veiled, get it. The AKG K701 will serve you best, while keeping most of the detail and not coloring the sound. I, on the other hand, will keep the REAL detail I get with my SR225i's, thank you very much.