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Grado Prestige Series Sr125i Headphones (discontinued By Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Jul 21, 2015

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Grado Prestige Series Sr125i Headphones (discontinued By Manufacturer)
Report Date: 09/18/2015
Based on 68 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 2.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Sound4.5   average
Quality4.4   average
Music4.2   average
Price4.2   average
Listening3.6   below average
Comfortable2.9   mediocre


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Cable

Cable:
"After about a year, the part in the middle of the cord where it splits off to go up to each headphone broke."
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"Every other pair of headphones I'd worn would eventually start to lose sound in one or both channels due to the cable deteriorating near where I'd plug it in to the jack."
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"The chambers that hold the diaphragms are made mostly of plastic, and can swivel around in complete, 360 degree circles unhindered, which is kind of annoying because it twists the cord around."
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"Cons: the cable is too thick and to heavy, explains also the good soundquality."
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"Now, whenever I'm out, I have to use an adapter anyway, so that 6 inches of cable gets to get burned, instead of my nice headphones."
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"The cable is significantly thicker and shorter on the 125i than either the 60 or 80, which was great because I was tripping all over the extra-long cable of the 60.The SR125 has the 1 4mm plug instead of the 3.5mm."
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"The cord is incredibly durable."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I have never been able to make them as comfortable as the AKGs that I replaced with them."
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"Value: 5 5They might not be the greatest overall sounding headphones at their price-point, and some may complain about their comfort, but I find this a great deal."
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"I've heard complaints about comfort, appearance, and build quality, and these really aren't the most comfortable headphones in the world, or the best looking in my opinion."
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"Lightweight and comfortable, neither my wife nor I have had comfort problems with it, even when used for several hours."
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"The only complaint I have is comfort it's not that bad though."
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"Oh, the cable is really thick, like thicker than a mic cable (XLR).I give them 4 stars because I don't care much about comfort and they sound pretty good."
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"I have a pair of V-moda M100s which are really good and comfortable."
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"These sound good and are fairly comfortable for a short listen."
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"Comfort: 5 5Call me crazy, but these are the most comfortable headphones I have."
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"They sound great, are very light, and, to shock some people, are rather comfortable."
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Listening

Listening:
"At first, I found them extremely uncomfortable after an hour's worth of listening, but loosening the headband and lowering them on my ears corrected that."
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"I made the mistake of listening to the Grado RS-1, and I can't step back down to the 125."
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"There is one major problem...I am now spending too much time listening to my entire CD collection...over and over and over....somehow...I've got to get back to work! "
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"these a open back so people around you will be pretty aware of what your listening too so its not a good choice for jammin to tunes at the office."
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"This inexpensive addition has really upgraded my listening pleasure."
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"Every note is perfect, if you're listening to bad material it will be very obvious with these."
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"I was immensely satisfied with the SR 60is, but I would walk around listening to music which caused wear on cable."
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"On the plus side, Grado now has over-the-ear pads for $45 that greatly improve comfort for longer listening sessions."
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"There are quite a few in-depth reviews by folks have seemingly a lot more experience with headphones, however, I absolutely love these headphones and while listening to these, I felt like adding my experience here."
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Music

Music:
"While they're over-the-ear, the nature of the design loudly broadcasts what you're listening to and really are not suitable for use in public unless you like or don't mind annoying those around you who might not appreciate your taste in music."
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"No matter how good the sound is I won't be able to focus on the music when all I want to do is rip them off because of the horrible pads and pressure."
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"Some of my jazz music never sounded that good on my modest equipment until now."
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"It makes you want to go through your whole music library again, to hear what you have been missing!"
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"I am enjoying relistening to my music, it does sound different, in an improved way."
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"Best with rock or folk music."
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"I was immensely satisfied with the SR 60is, but I would walk around listening to music which caused wear on cable."
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"I recommend this ones for any music lover who likes to listen unmodified music."
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"I live in NYC and love to listen to music while commuting to my work place."
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Price

Price:
"Cheap foam is not comfortable."
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"Sound quality is pretty good, but certainly not the best in its price range."
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"The bass is thin and weak, the soundstage distant (as if you're sitting 50 feet away from the sound source), midrange is pleasant but average, highs are ok. For the price of these cans I'm very disappointed and definitly would NOT recommend them."
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"The clarity and extended frequency response are hard to beat in this price range."
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"This inexpensive addition has really upgraded my listening pleasure."
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"Easily worth the money to me."
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"For the money, these are the best headphones I have listened to."
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"I don't mod my headphones, but if you're willing to, these will become even more comfortable to you, and at the price-point of these headphones, it is still quite affordable for those in the know about higher quality headphones."
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"Luckily, Grado also offers one (for an additional price) but it's well worth the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality is pretty good, but certainly not the best in its price range."
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"I've heard complaints about comfort, appearance, and build quality, and these really aren't the most comfortable headphones in the world, or the best looking in my opinion."
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"These are great headphones with top quality sound."
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"The build quality on my vmodas is AMAZING but they are a $300 pair."
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"Pros: Incredible sound quality, I got Bose earphones ..... but the SR125i ones are better in quality and comfort."
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"After breaking these headphones in there is a marked improvement in the quality of the sound, and they do take very well to a headphone amp."
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"The sound quality is phenomenal."
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Sound

Sound:
"It's not gonna blow you away unless you've been using really crappy headphones, but they sound better than other headphones I've used at this price range and make the headphones I was using before sound like muddy crap."
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"No matter how good the sound is I won't be able to focus on the music when all I want to do is rip them off because of the horrible pads and pressure."
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"Now I am aware that the sound will improve vastly once they are broken in but you know what won't change?"
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"Every other pair of headphones I'd worn would eventually start to lose sound in one or both channels due to the cable deteriorating near where I'd plug it in to the jack."
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"It was very uncomfortable and the sound was distorted."
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"Value: 5 5They might not be the greatest overall sounding headphones at their price-point, and some may complain about their comfort, but I find this a great deal."
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"These are great headphones with top quality sound."
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"They have very nice mid-range discrepancy, with an overall balanced and enjoyable sound"
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"The sound fidelity is fantastic...and the only reason I've given these phones an extra star."
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"Oh, the cable is really thick, like thicker than a mic cable (XLR).I give them 4 stars because I don't care much about comfort and they sound pretty good."
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"Unless you are willing to sacrifice all comfort for the sound (which btw I don't know how much it'll improve) I would not waste your time."
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