Grado Labs Prestige Series SR 225X headphones
It’s been a long time since headphones were considered an item that someone wouldn’t have in their pocket, purse, backpack, or briefcase at any given moment. Options range from the familiar Apple AirPods to Beats By Dre, or any number of brand-spanking-new, top-of-the-line listening devices.
But, as with all things, it’s tough to beat a classic; especially one that performs exceptionally well, like the Grado Labs Prestige Series SR 225X. These headphones combine an old-school, timeless style — hand-built in Brooklyn — with state-of-the-art mechanics that ensure no note goes unheard.
The latest updates to Grado’s lineup include new tech that can bring out more tones and textures than ever before. And the SR 225X’s looks will fit in just as well at a coffee shop as at a recording studio.
SR 225X: The basics
Grado Labs has been building audio equipment since the 1950s, producing handmade products in Brooklyn. Now, Grado’s 6+ decades of experience have culminated in the SR 225X, the latest and greatest of its offerings.
The SR 225X incorporates an F cushion to enhance sound and dial into more tones, along with fourth-generation Grado drivers with beefed-up magnetic circuits. Efficiency improvements include a voice coil with decreased mass and a reconfigured diaphragm.
Aside from the speakers themselves, the headphones ship with a durable 8 conductor cable, and a headband with added padding for a more comfortable feel.
Grado SR 225X Headphones Spec Sheet
- Transducer Type: Dynamic
- Operating Principle: Open Air
- Frequency Response: 20 – 22,000 hz
- SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
- Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms
- Driver Matched dB: .05 dB
The Grado Labs Prestige Series SR 225X headphones are available for MSRP $225. If that seems a bit steep, there are other options. But whether they will be in stock is another question. The Prestige series also includes models starting at MSRP $80, all the way up to MSRP $295. If you’re looking for headphones for audiophiles that will take your listening to the next level, look here, look now, look often, but look no further than Grado Labs.
Learn more at grado.com