The Grado SR125e headphones builds on all the elements that have made the New York-based brand so popular. The vintage headband design makes these headphones quite unique. The housing is cast in PVC, sufficiently inert to generate no unwanted vibration and stiff enough to prevent mechanical distortion. The coil wiring of the transducers uses HPLC high purity copper conductors as well as the jumper cable. In true Grado tradition, these headphones are simple and understated. The products are hand built in the company’s Brooklyn workshop.
In comparison with the SR 80, the entire spectrum seems much to open, with a fin treble and a solid, taught bass. Everything is much more detailed and dynamic. The timbres are very neutral and at the same time luminous without aggressiveness or audio fatigue... It seems to have qualities that are often found in headphones worth double its price! Yet another success from Grado! Just can't recommend it enough!
Sound & Vision - 1er Critics choice
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Operating principle: Open-back
Frequency response: 20 Hz/20 kHz
SPL 1mW: 98 dB
Impedance: 32 ohms
Air chamber: Non resonant
Coil: HPLC (High Purity Long Crystal) copper
Cable: standard copper