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Grado Prestige Series Sr125e Headphones by Review Summary ,  Jul 21, 2015

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Grado Prestige Series Sr125e Headphones
Report Date: 12/30/2015
Based on 44 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 6.8%

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Sound4.5   average
Price3.9   below average
Music3.6   below average


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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Probably not, due to the comfort (just not a pleasant experience for listening unless you dont move), construction, fit and finish."
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"The infamous drawback of the L-cushions is their comfort."
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"Also in the comfort category, the cable is pretty bulky, but it does break in over time, which helps, but it add a little weight to an otherwise very light headphone."
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"Comfortable, durable and efficient, definitely worth a listen if you're in a price range of $200 or below...."
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"I love the Grado sound, and found the SR125e to be more comfortable than the SR225e."
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"These headphones have crisp, clear sound, are lightweight and comfortable."
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"People with large heads will appreciate the fit of these comfortable headphones."
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Listening

Listening:
"That said, this is a superior listening experience to what I am used to from a closed-back headphone like the Sennheiser HD280 Pros, as long as your listening environment doesn't require great isolation."
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"Probably not, due to the comfort (just not a pleasant experience for listening unless you dont move), construction, fit and finish."
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"I liked them a lot, they definitely introduce you to audiophile listening."
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"(I fix over emphasis by using the equalize to reduce the 2k frequencies) The AKG are more comfortable to wear for hour(s) of listening, but need a headphone amp to run."
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"I needed a closed headphone so NO sound (for listening enjoyment only) could be heard by people around me."
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"It can be used for both studio monitoring or listening enjoyment."
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"It's best for listening enjoyment...not professional studio monitoring as advertised."
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Music

Music:
"Bass is not a big concern in the music I listen to, but the bass was so weak that it even limited orchestral music - instruments like trombones and bassoons didn't really come through and there was no rumble to the bass drum or buzz from the string bass."
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"But if you love music and want your music to sound GREAT, I cannot recommend these more highly."
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"No, these are for sitting in a comfortable chair and really getting into the music."
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"Also, the bass seems a bit weak but to be fair the music source is just my phone and I haven't played with the equalizer levels yet."
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"Grado SR125e - I really wanted to keep these because they sound so good - well balanced in many music genres."
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"As far as them lacking bass well EDM music and Hip-hop sound good too but for very bass heavy (Dubstep, Rap, etc) the tracks lack that real thump you get from other headphones (Beats by Dre, etc)."
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"If you want to enjoy your music in a really HI FI directly from your smart phone or amped this is for you."
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"The Freq range is great especially in the low end and the mids (where most of the music is) are fantastic, clean and open."
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"It handles thick, polyphonic music passages with ease without distortion...while keeping the main melody vocals volume and tone quality still cutting through with warmth."
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Price

Price:
"The head band is a thin piece of plastic pleather-like material, not all that impressive and extremely cheap looking and feeling."
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"I relied on data from my research for the following differences: SR-60 vs SR-80, SR325 vs RS2, RS2 vs RS1.SR-60 - entry levelSR-80 - improved bassSR-125 - improved separation of horizontal sounds with a wider soundstage, more intimate soundstageSR-225 - improved reproduction of space with a deeper soundstage, more intimate soundstageSR-325 - improved look and feel, punchier bassRS-2 - improved accuracy (warmer) with a smooth top endRS-1 - improved look and feel, deeper and more intimate soundstage-Prestige Buying Recommendations-The SR-80 sounds really good for its price, but if you want a taste of the detail you've been missing without spending too much money, try the SR-125."
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"Comfortable, durable and efficient, definitely worth a listen if you're in a price range of $200 or below...."
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"Wonderful Sound at reasonable price."
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"Well worth the money."
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"Relatively cheap compared to the RS or PS Grado series, but low on comfort and construction."
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"Price is good ($99), but come on...try to have some balance throughout the registers.7th place: Grado SR125."
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Quality

Quality:
"After all that complaining about the poor quality construction, when I did listen to them, I wasnt disappointed."
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"So, a great investment on quality and sound, I couldn't be more happy."
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"But, active noise cancelling systems degrade audio quality anyway."
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"Its not till you listen to quality headphones that you realize what youve been missing."
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"However, their sound quality is closer to, but not as good as the SR-80.SR-125e vs SR-225e===============The SR-225 comes with L-cushions instead of the S-cushions that come with the SR-125."
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"This is the best quality I've experienced in a very long time."
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"Just thought I would clarify a few things in regards to these headphones (and I'm assuming the entire prestige series).First of all, their sound quality is Phenomenal."
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"You can tell that they spent only a couple dollars on the foam pads (they're not quite as bad as airplane foam pads, they're a little softer and more comfortable), a little on the leather on top, but the vast majority went to phenomenal sound quality and an incredible cable."
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"If you want great sound quality, that is why you buy these."
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"These headphones have great sound quality."
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Sound

Sound:
"The only downside with this set in particular is that there is a lot of sound leaking from the factory headset."
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"They have good sound but the cable is really annoying."
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"So, a great investment on quality and sound, I couldn't be more happy."
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"But if you love music and want your music to sound GREAT, I cannot recommend these more highly."
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"the sound reproduction is terrific... but not the most comfortable for extended wear..."
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"However, their sound quality is closer to, but not as good as the SR-80.SR-125e vs SR-225e===============The SR-225 comes with L-cushions instead of the S-cushions that come with the SR-125."
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"I love mid-range, and the Grado sound pushes the mids to the forefront vocals are right there, so if you like a front-row perspective, then these headphones are for you."
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"Grado SR125e - I really wanted to keep these because they sound so good - well balanced in many music genres."
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"I may return though and UPGRADE because I really love the grado sound (typical audiophile)lol."
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"Ultra light, cheap feeling and fragile however the sound is pure bliss and I haven't even broke them in yet!"
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"sounds wonderful with excellent detail and imaging."
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