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Grado SR 325x Headphone

Grado SR 325x Headphone

Regular price $295
Sale price $295 Regular price $295.00

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Open-back headphone designs are often higher-performance but have poor noise isolation and leak sound. Closed-back designs provide better noise isolation and leak less sound.


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Over-ear headphones sit over your ear and surround your ear with a ring of padding. On-ear headphones are padded but rest on top of your ear. In-ear monitors are worn inside your ear canal.


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Grado SR 325x Headphone

Regular price $295
Sale price $295 Regular price $295.00

Grado SR325x Prestige Series

One of Grado Lab's top-rated headphones, the Grado SR325x Prestige Series Dynamic On-Ear Open-Back Headphone delivers superior sound with 4th Gen Grado drivers.

The Sound of Metal

With its metal housing, the SR325x dynamic on-ear headphone brings a surgical precision to your music that you won’t find in the rest of the Prestige Series. Better imaging of the space between the instruments paints a clearer picture of your music in their soundstage.

Signature Sound

Some of the marvels of a Grado driver are the clarity and range, revealing new notes and details in songs heard hundreds of times. With superlative tonal balance, dynamics, imaging, and realism, the Grado SR325x on-ear open-back headphone lays out an extremely detailed presentation. 
Grado SR 325x on-ear headphones

X Series Driver

4th Generation Grado drivers are here. Specifically tuned for the Grado Labs SR 325x Prestige Series, this new speaker design features a more powerful magnetic circuit, a voice coil with decreased effective mass, and a reconfigured diaphragm. Reengineering these components for our 44mm drivers improve efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.

New Cables & Headband

Along with the speakers, the cables and headband have been redesigned for the SR 325x on-ear headphones. Housed in a more durable exterior, the now super annealed copper 8-conductor cable reveals even more of your music with improved purity. The new leather headband features white stitching exclusive to the SR325x in the Prestige Series.

Hand-Built in Brooklyn

Each SR325x is hand-built by our team in Brooklyn. This headphone goes from workbench to workbench until it’s ready for your ears. We started building on a kitchen table in 1953, and every experience since then has led to the creation of the SR325x.


  • Transducer Type: Dynamic
  • Operating Principle: Open Air
  • Frequency Response: 18 - 24,000 hz
  • SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Driver Matched dB: .05 dB

Grado SR325x Open-Back On-Ear Dynamic Driver Headphones made in Brooklyn, USA |

Old Grado SR 325e Information Below

Delivering characteristic Grado clarity, energy, and immediacy, the Grado Labs SR325e are lightweight 'on-ear' headphones that will lift you up out of your seat and plant you onstage within the circle of players.

The SR-325e look may be old-school, but the audio performance of these open-back cans is right up to date for listeners seeking a modern audiophile headphone with a brightly present, intensely clear tone. Fabulous synergy with smartphones and tablets.

Regularly rated by a top consumer magazine as the best headphones available, the Grado SR325e is perched at the top of the Grado 'Prestige Series'. The SR325e have a very lively presentation with bright highs and focused vocal midranges riding above a cleanly punchy bass response that offers improved low-end texture versus the original SR325 edition.

The uppermost highs remain extremely finely detailed, which many critical listeners find very musically revealing, if not somewhat forward. Overall, the SR-325e delivers an intricate and dynamic musical presentation that can sometimes veer towards slightly peaky with overly edgy recordings or poor audio sources. So uncompressed or 'lossless' music is definitely a critical key for the best, smoothest sound performance.

The Grado SR 325e are easily driven by smartphones, tablets or laptop computers. If you enjoy the thoroughly galvanizing presentation of Grado's signature 'front row' sound, the SR325e's headphone will offer a brilliant extension of the immersive, exciting musicality on which they've built their well-earned reputation.

The boss aluminum outer grill design on the Grado SR325e earcups is unique to this model and offers some added bling factor. The SR-325e construction is well-engineered with the element drivers matched to .05dB and voice coils made of Grado's proprietary ultra-high purity, long-crystal oxygen-free copper wiring. This recent 'e' update improves the element material quality and a better cord design with sturdier driver housing, resulting in the best audio performance yet for the long-running SR325 model series.

The SR325e continue Grado's venerable tradition of made-in-the-USA quality. The headphones utilize their traditional flexible headband and metal height adjusters connecting the SR325e's shiny aluminum silver earcups to the headband, which allows for up & down sizing adjustment plus full 360 degree earpiece rotation. This feature is ideal for laying the headphones down flat or for storage & traveling.

The upgraded SR-325e headphone cord is a straight but fairly short 6.5-ft length, attaches to both earcups in a 'Y' design, and is made of Grado's own excellent high-definition 'Prestige' proprietary copper audio cabling. The cord is terminated to a 1/8" [3.5 mm] 'mini' plug and includes a large 1/4" stereo plug adapter.

  • Product Features:

    • Intensely detailed signature immediacy and impact
    • Hand-built quality with replaceable earpads for long use life
    • Flexible headband allows wearer to create comfortable fit
    • Engineered & manufactured in Brooklyn USA
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Dynamic
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 ohms
    • Sensitivity: 98 dB SPL/V
    • Connector Type: 1/8"
    • Cable Length: 6.5 ft.
    • Cable Style: Straight Y
    • Weight: 11.4 oz
    • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year

    What's In The Box:

    • Grado SR 325e headphones
    • 1/4" stereo plug adapter
    • Grado Labs warranty insert
  • Grado SR325e Frequency Response

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