Grado SR225i Headphones
B Grade, slightly damaged box only. Headphones as new.
The SR225i headphone from Grado is a high-quality, open-air stereo headphone that's great for hi-fi applications. Based on the design of the SR125, the SR225i is lightweight and rugged, with an adjustable headband and cushioned earcups for long-lasting comfort. Features are the same as the SR125 but, this headphone has an increased air flow by 50% which is achieved through an improved rear metal screen and closer matched drivers. The metal screen increases airflow, and the drivers are matched within 0.05dB to provide an enlarged soundstage and low colouration.
The Grado SR225i headphones have the traditional basic flexible leather Grado headband style and use simple metal height adjusters to connect the earpieces to the headband, thus allowing for up-and-down sizing adjustment plus full 360-degree earcup rotation. This feature is ideal for one ear monitoring or for laying flat for storage and travelling.
The SR225i's are well-built -- as with all Grado Labs products -- and utilize speaker drivers perfectly matched to 0.05db with voice coils made of Grado's ultra-high purity, long-crystal, oxygen-free copper. The Grado SR225i is a fully open back earpiece design, which provides an open character to the audio reproduction. The downside is that those around you will also be able to hear sound that leaks from the open earcups and you will be able to hear noise around, so these headphones are ideal for home listening.
The SR225i's copper cable is terminated with a 6.35mm (1/4 inch) jack plug - so if you want to plug into a mini jack (3.5mm or 1/8 inch) connector then you will need an adapter- and have a straight cord that attaches to both earpieces.
They are very efficient & can be driven by the output of most portable players and inexpensive home equipment. A good quality dedicated headphone amplifier will help improve the overall control and detail of the highs, add some heft and authority to the bottom end. A headphone amp will also provide a slightly deeper, more expansive dimension to the SR225i's soundstage image.
Grado SR225i Reviews
Hi-Fi Choice Grado SR225i Review - Recommended
"Music flows through this headphone organically and believably, with irrepressible dynamics and bounce".
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision Grado SR225i Review - 5 Stars
"When it comes to classical music, the Grados reproduce instruments with both believable timbre and solidity. The treble boosts fine detail and no hint of aggression. ... these Grados are hard to beat!". "The SR225s sound unlike any other headphone. They have an amazingly solid presentation, packed with weight and presence. There is also a pleasant richness in the midrange that benefits all types of music."
Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Grado SR225i Review - Best Buy
"Tonally, the SR225 is neutral with a well-extended bass".
Grado SR225i Features
- Adjustable headband and cushioned earpads for comfort
- Vented diaphragm and non-resonant air chamber for great detail and clarity
- Drivers are matched to 0.05dB
- Ultra-high purity, long crystal copper wire voice coil and high quality copper connecting cord
- Standard stereo 6.35mm (1/4") full size jack plug
Grado SR225i SpecificationS