Hello everyone. I've had the sr325i's for a couple of years now and really love them. I avoided the forums because I didn't want to cave into upgraditis without disposable income. Now that I have some.. I was wondering, what would be the next Grado's headphone to get in keeping with the sound signature of the 325?
I mainly listen to metal with a small amount of classical and soundtrack.
Currently using the xonar essence stx but thinking about upgrading to a woo audio wa7 firefly.
I've been reading threads like this one http://www.head-fi.org/t/442125/what-i-think-gs1000-vs-rs1-vs-rs2-and-vs-sr80/15, and it seems the RS1 would be a nice upgrade to the 325. Would that be a common opinion?
Thanks in advanced for any suggestion and input.
I purchased the SR80i's then the SR325is's and recentely purchased the RS1i's. IMO, out of the 3 headphones the 80 and the RS's have a more similar sound signature than the 325's. The 325's to me have a totally different sound signature from all of the Grado/Alessandros I've heard. I was hesitant to buy the RS's, because of the price difference, but I'm glad that I did. It is smoother, with a wider sound stage, more detail and more instrument separation with a nice all around bass presence, clear mid-range and smooth high frequencies. To me, you really can't compare the 325's to the RS's, they are both very different (both being very good sounding headphones, as well as the 80's). But like I said they definitely have a closer sound signature to the 80's than the 325's. I still own the 80's and the 325's, because to me they are all different sounding, I don't feel one is better than the other, just different. I was always curious about their sound signature, so like I said I finally purchased them and I'm glad that I did. I even purchased a MAD Ear+HD (which was shipped today) to drive them to push the envelope even further, because from what I've read these are an excellent combo together. So yes they are a nice (totally different sounding headphone). It is really up to you to say if it is an upgrade for YOU. Hope this helps you.
Edited by joseph69 - 10/18/13 at 11:48am