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Grado SR-225=Poor Mans Sweetspot?

post #1 of 12
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So i've just been listening to some SR-225s and am impressed.  My very, first headphones were SR-60s.  I've owned SR-125s which I thought were an improvement over the 60s.  Tried a pair of RS-2s and sold them quick.  For some reason I just did not like them.  Ended up with some RS-1s years ago.  Very, nice headphone.  At a meet I had a chance to hear HP-2s and SR- 200s.  I would somehow find the money now ro buy either of these.  There was something very, special about them.


    So where do the HFs and PSs fit in to this picture.

post #2 of 12

Did you find them comfortable? My main issue with them is comfort. I had to return them because the skin on my ears got very sensitive, and my head would in generally be in quite a bit of pain after a few hours of listening. I tried shampooing and conditioning the original pads, but to no avail. 

post #3 of 12
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I must have tougher skin.  With bowls and flats I don't have an issue with comfort.  I usually don' t listen more than 1-2 hours max.

post #4 of 12

As a lot of people of Head-Fi probably know, I am huge fan of the 225i! I would even pay twice as much for them, that's the kind of listen pleasure I get from them. 

post #5 of 12

This is the headphone that got me hooked. 

post #6 of 12

Just ordered a pair. Cant wait to hear them!

post #7 of 12

Would be interested to hear your impressions when you get them. 

post #8 of 12

Been listening to them for a few hours and theyve got about 40 hours of burn in on them and I am really enjoying them. They've brought life to the section of my library left out by my beyers, which is exactly what I set out to do.


I LOVE the detail in the mids, exactly why I bought them. The highs are clear but I am less wowed by them as I am with the midrange.



post #9 of 12

Only at Head-Fi is $200 the "poor man's" deal.  wink.gif

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by LithoJazoSphere View Post

Only at Head-Fi is $200 the "poor man's" deal.  wink.gif

Compared to RS-1s............I hear ya

post #11 of 12

Totally agree about the ridiculous midrange. It's absolutely gorgeous! 

post #12 of 12

The SR-225i is the next grado that I am planning to upgrade to from the SR-80... But that won't be for a long while since I reordered a HE-400. The SR-325is is too bright for me, it actually hurt my ears whenever I hear a brass instrument.

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