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First Look: Grado SR325e: A detail lovers headphone

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First Look: Grado SR325e: A detail lovers headphone

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While it's not for bass hounds, the $295 SR325e delivers very open, detailed sound that makes it exciting to listen to.

[Music] This is the SR325 e the top of the line in Grado's Prestige Series which has been updated for 2014. It retails for $295 and is one of the most open detailed headphones you'll find at this price point. An impressive headphone, overall. Hi, I'm David Carnoy, and welcome to another scenic headphone video review. As you can see, Grado has not changed the exterior design of the headphone. And like the SR325 predecessors, this one has the same bowl shaped pads that apply a little more pressure to your outer edges of your ears. Of the simple foam pads of the $99 SR80e, which is arguably more comfortable. Like all open-back headphones, the SR325e doesn't block external noise, and also leaks sound, so it's not ideal for travelers or cranking your music in an open office environment. And with it's industrial-grade cord and BP Plug, the reality is, that it's designed for home, rather than mobile use. Grado Headphones are known to have an exciting sound and the new 325E takes that excitement up a notch. This new model balances the energy with a richer and fuller tone balance than previous generations. Of Grado's prestige headphones. Thanks to its open back design, it's stereo imaging is more spacious and wider than that of close back headphones, like the Sen Hiser Momentum, and Bear Dynamic T51P, as well as the somewhat pricier Bowers and Wilkins P7. This model is also more immediate. Brighter, and more detailed sounding than those three headphones. But the bass is no where as full. So if you crave really plumpful bass, this isn't the headphone for you. And that's the Grado SR325e in a nutshell. A great headphone, just not necessarily a great headphone for bass lovers. I'm David Carnoy. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

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