GRADO SR225e vs GRADO SR325e

GRADO SR225e review
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GRADO SR325e review

I have a great chance to test two models of Grado SR225e vs SR325e and share with you my impressions of these high-end open-air headphones of on-ear wired design.

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Features

The headphones have equal impedance of 32 Ohm and sensitivity of 100 dB. Grado SR225e vs SR325e falls back a bit with the frequency response 20Hz-22KHz vs 18Hz-24KHz.

Sound

The Grado SR225e has a deep and wide soundstage. They sound very accurate and warm. The vocals and instruments are very clear and even harsh at times being a high-res audio. The SR-325e has a heavier bass. They sound quite neutral with quite a clear balance of highs, mids, and lows. The soundstage of both models is very spacious for their open-back design. The imaging places you inside the music scene with distinct directions of sounds behind and in front of you.

Comfort and design

The on-ear design is comfortable as it does not make my ears sweat and hot. The padding on cups is sufficient but plain. The headband padding seems more comfortable and improved in the headphones Grado SR325e vs SR225e. However, the latter is lighter with its 280 vs 355 g of SR325e.

You may improve the comfort adjusting the headband that is possible in both the models. The cups are not foldable but lay flat to take less space.

GRADO SR225e pros and cons

GRADO SR225e pros and cons

Pros

  • Incredibly spacious soundstage with clear imaging and flat ranges of sound
  • Does not make ears sweat for long listening thanks to the open back on ear design of cups
  • Moderately portable with cups laying flat, thin headband, and light weight to carry

Cons

  • Very leaky sound and no noise suppression for the open back cups
  • No stable and cheap design with plastic cups and not durable fabric of cushions

GRADO SR325e pros and cons

GRADO SR325e pros and cons

Pros

  • Slightly more pumping bass compared to SR225e
  • Clear and neutral sound
  • Improved design with metal ear cups and thicker paddings compared to previous model

Cons

  • Feel not very durable in built and joints
  • Open cups design makes everyone around hear your music and does not keep you from the sounds from beyond

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
GRADO SR225e
6.5
GRADO SR325e
7
7
7
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Common

Product

GRADO SR225e
GRADO SR325e

Model

SR225e
SR325e

Brand

GRADO
GRADO

Reviews

2400
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

20Hz-22KHz
18Hz-24KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

100
100

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

280/9.9
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 SR225e
GRADO SR325e
GRADO SR225e
GRADO SR325e

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 7
  • 6.5GRADO SR225e
  • 7GRADO SR325e

The GRADO SR325e is better headphones in this comparison. Check GRADO SR325e price