"The best sounding cans I've ever heard!"4.5 starson by courierdriver
Pros: Great-bass, smooth-mids, sparkling-trebel, nice big soundstage...it's like having audiophile speakers strapped to your head!
Cons: No mini-plug adapter included, large compared to earbuds, canal-phones, and others.
Summary: I recently sold my high-end, home audio-system, as a result of a move to a small apartment. The acoustics in this place are horrid, and are NOT conducive to the careful-placement required for good sound, with high-end equipment. I downsized my gear to an MP3-player, a portable CD-player, a mini headphone amp, a high-quality mini-mini interconnect cable, and these Grado SR 125's.
Used this way, these headphones replicate sound equivalent to that of my $7000+ full-sized rig. No lies, here!
I could go on-and-on; about their great, impactful bass, smooth and detailed midrange, and clean highs. I could talk for hours about their soundstaging capabilities, and how I've had them for only 5-days, and put about 30 hours on them already.
It's impossible to stop listening to music through these. I keep pulling out CD after CD, rediscovering old favourites, and getting goosebumps with certain tracks. I sold my month-old Shure E5-c's for these. Yes, they are alot bigger than the Shure's, but I find them very comfortable...something the Shure's were NOT. And the sound is WAY-better.
If you are looking to upgrade the sound of your portable-system, computer sound, or an audiophile headphone-system; you need to hear these cans. Best results are attained with the addition of a headphone amplifier. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with the sound of these. Some have found comfort, to be an issue. I have worn them for 6-hours average per day, and have had no-problem with them at all. I find them very comfy.
I urge anyone who is looking for a good set of headphones, to hear these. Even if you are looking at something more-expensive, you still need to hear these. You'll be happy, by all the money you saved to achive this level-of quality-sound.