125i vs 325i
i'm a/b-ing them and i'll be damned if i hear much of a difference [actually no difference at all] - the source varies but none are what you'd consider audiophile grade [ipad, samsung galaxy s II, pc audio out...]
my buddy who's ears are way more 'golden' than mine can't detect any changes either
he thinks the two cans are fundamentally the same [minus the leather and aluminum] - which is why they sound the same -
car analogy time - driving on the highway at 80mph - we have 2 cars, both mustangs - same tires engine tranny etc, but one has the leather package and a sunroof, the other has cloth seats and hand crank windows...
the ride is going to feel exactly the same at speed...
i think the cans are very similar but different where it counts - same car analogy, but in mine car A has all weather tires rated at 100mph and car B has sport tires that are good up to 250 - the only problem, the road [our sources] only allows a speed limit of about 80
so because the source/amp cannot resolve any better [?] both sets of cans are indistinguishable from one another
i know there are a ton of grado threads out there - all of them asking what the difference is throughout the range of the prestige series, but you'd think there would be a standing auditory difference between the 125i and 325i
or is the $150 difference in the leather headband and the atomic number 13 cups?