GRADO RS2e vs GRADO SR325e

GRADO RS2e review
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GRADO SR325e review

Let's see what is the difference between GRADO RS2e vs GRADO SR325e. These headphones are open-back and have an on-ear design. It is worth mentioning that both of them can be used only with a wire.

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Features

Some of their technical characteristics are identical. For instance, the considered devices have the same impedance which is 32 Ohm. Their sensitivity is 100 dB. Speaking of distinction, GRADO RS2e works in a range between 14 Hz and 28 kHz. Meanwhile, the frequency response of GRADO SR325e is 18 Hz - 24 kHz.

Sound

Since the appliances are open-back, do not expect them to have noise-canceling. GRADO RS2e provides an energetic, lively mid-forward tone which is an instrument lovers delight. The balance is about as close to perfect as it gets. The bass is consistently crisp, treble solid, highs and lows are more discernible than you have ever heard.

GRADO SR325e has a fabulous reproduction of instruments and vocals and a spacious soundstage thanks to their open-back design. Overall, the device delivers a balanced, well-detailed and dynamical sound.

Comfort and design

The headband which can be adjusted makes both pairs of headphones pretty comfortable. When it comes to weight, none of these devices is super light. GRADO SR325e vs GRADO RS2e has 355 g, while the other appliance weighs 385 g.

The audio cable which comes with the devices can not be detached. Another disadvantage of using these headphones is the lack of a microphone and in-line control.

GRADO RS2e pros and cons

GRADO RS2e pros and cons

Pros

  • The sharpness and clarity of sound — outstanding for acoustic and vocal music
  • Timeless, old-world mahogany and leather design
  • The stitching, bonding, joins and hinged parts all feel pretty solid
  • Clamp-force is perfect but easily adjustable by simply bending the thin metal band

Cons

  • Because of their complete lack of noise cancellation, they are not the sort of headphones that do well on a plane

GRADO SR325e pros and cons

GRADO SR325e pros and cons

Pros

  • You can use these headphones for hours without issue
  • The metal inside the headband is quite ductile and easy enough to bend to get the best fit
  • Comes with a thick, durable audio cable

Cons

  • Quite poor noise isolation
  • Easily falls off your head

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
GRADO RS2e
7.5
GRADO SR325e
7
7
7
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Common

Product

GRADO RS2e
GRADO SR325e

Model

RS2e
SR325e

Brand

GRADO
GRADO

Reviews

97
2400

General

Wearing style

on ear
on ear

Enclosure

open back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

32
32

Frequency response, Hz

14Hz-28KHz
18Hz-24KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

100
100

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

385/13.6
355/12.6

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

GRADO RS2e
GRADO SR325e
GRADO RS2e
GRADO SR325e

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.5GRADO RS2e
  • 7GRADO SR325e

The GRADO RS2e is better headphones in this comparison. Check GRADO RS2e price