Hi all, can someone give me their thoughts about those two headphones? Which one is more suitable with J-Pop and classical
music? Which one has more details and better imaging? Thanks all.
I've owned (and sold) both of them.
Comparing them? There's a lot to write on that topic
especially because they're very different.
Keeping it short -
I guess you realize the Grado's are open and the AKG's are closed.
IMO the Grado's image more effectively
though it must be said that the K550's have a large soundstage
(and good imaging) for closed headphones.
Which are better for the genres you mentioned?
Matter of personal preference, I think.
The 325is's are brighter with more presence.
They're very dynamic and lively.
(BTW, I like the 225i's more because they sound quite
similar but lack a certain harshness in the highs
which many have noticed in the 325is's.)
The AKG's felt to me like a work in progress.
Not great at anything; not bad at anything.
They clamp lightly and if you position the earpads directly
over your ears - and they stay put in that position -
the K550's can sound very good. Detailed,
with solid reproduction throughout the spectrum.
except the bass where they seem lacking somehow.
The Grado's may not have more bass, but their sound
is very consistent within itself unlike the AKG's.
As you may be able to tell, neither of these are my
favorites in the price range but if I had to pick one I'd
pick the 325is's for clarity, detail, and more enjoyment
listening to them overall.
Hope this helps at least somewhat.
There's a big thread on the K550's which I think
you'll find helpful as it has so many different
views and perceptions from so many people.
K550 for what you wanna listen to. Grado's don't really shine for that type of music. That's my opinion at least. I love Grado's for metal.
Yeah, the 325is's are great for metal.
Definitely. In fact, it may be the genre in which they shine the most.
I just going to put my input about the k550 as I did owned them, i don't think they will do well for J-pop as I think they aren't aggressive enough and sound slightly too thin for it. I think it will do pretty good for classical though. Just my thought although I'm not a big J-pop and classical listener.
Haven't heard them yet but hope to, soon.
They're getting a lot of praise from all over.