I got them from Amazon. They shoud arrive tomorrow. I read a LOT of posts both old and new here. Ultimately, I have to make up my own mind, but this desciption (see below) by Traddad in a post from 3 years ago really sealed it for me. Worst case, I return them to Amazon, like I did with the D2+ and Triple-Fi 10's.
Can't wait to get them!!!!!!
Exactly...at least for me. I've owned the 60, MS-1, 125, 225, 325i's, HD600s, K701s, ER4Ps, and I liked the 325i's the best by far. Period. No contest. I actually hated the HD600s and sold them within days of purchase (they were already burned in).
The detail, the shimmer of cymbals, the sound of a finger changing position on an upright bass, the touch of a brush to a snare, the tinkling of ice in drink glasses....The feeling that you are sitting right in the middle of the band (you know...like the microphones actually were). That's what you get from the SR-325i (and to a certain extent, all Grados)
The down side is that they hurt my ears. That said I wish I were wealthy enough to own a pair just for live jazz recordings.