Looking to buy my first pair. I'm 3 hours from any audio daler who stocks the big names... So I will be purchasing without a demo.
Thinking of the the Grado 125 and 225's. Will be using them with an accuphase preamp, adcom amp, rega TT and with an adapter to my iPhone and Galaxy S3. Listen to classic rock, blues and jazz.
Important to me:
Any advice for the newbie would be appreciated.
Except for your phones, I am not at all familiar with your equipment.
In any case the Grados are easy to drive. They are excellent rock and blues cans, but only OK for jazz and not so OK for large jazz bands. i don't have a problem with it, but many have comfort issues with Grados. Sound stage is small for an open can. The Grado SR house sound is the Grado wall of sound. If you're still interested, the 225i is the one to get. It is the sweet spot in the Grado line.