This headphone has sizable rear air flow through a metal screen, while utilizing Grado's larger ear cushion and closely matched drivers. The result is a broad soundstage free from colorations. The way the SR225e's new driver, cable and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations is virtually unaffected by transient distortions. Bass, midrange and treble are all more wide open and you will enjoy the fine tonal spread and balance. The SR225e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Operating Principle: Open Air
Frequency Response: 20 - 22,000 hz
SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
Normal Impedance: 32 ohms
Driver Matched dB: .05 dB
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Better than I expected! posted on 05/16/2015
|To give some perspective to my review, I'll start with my previous headphones:
Sony MDR-7506 - accurate, flat response but harsh mid-highs. Good for mixing but maybe not optimal for general listening.
Audio Technica ATH-M50x - better for general listening, better bass response but noticeable lack of midrange. Smooth sounding and laid back.
Now to the Grados! After reading many reviews, a few negative points kept coming up.
1. Lack of bass response - Not true! These headphones have plenty of bass, just not muddy sounding as with many headphones. Bass is well defined.
2. Harsh high end - Again, not true! High frequencies sound wonderful. For me, cymbals are the ultimate test for a headphone and the Grados deliver with lifelike natural sound that just sparkles!
3. Uncomfortable - personally, I find that they are not as cozy feeling as my other headphones, but I'll trade that off for the "Grado sound" any day!
Overall, I am very pleased!
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