"The ultimate 'metal' experience"5.0 starson by charl114
Pros: Perfect sound
Cons: What cons ??
Summary: Well I've been using the Grado 325i's for about a year now and can't imagine wanting to be without them. They're hooked up to a Musical Fidelity X-CAN v3 headphone amp. running off a Terratec Aureon USB soundcard from my laptop. This gets daily use and I never have the problems of 'Headphone fatigue' that I used to get with other phones - and believe me, through the years I have had plenty - from the cheapest Sennheisers to high-end electrostatics.
The 325i/X-CAN combination combines purity, smoothness, great detail and terrific bass response. Before I went for the 325i's I also auditioned the Grado RS-2 (roughly twice as expensive), but the lovely wooden RS-2's didn't seem to be as convincing; to me, the massive metal surround of the 325i provies a perfectly stable and solid support for the drive units - which is reflected in the astonishing neutrality and detail of the sound. And the sound is what it is all about.
Yes you can also use the 325i's with a pocket MP3 player - but they are a bit wasted on them, I have a pair of much cheaper Grado SR-80's which LOVE MP3 players and sound just great even on more compressed files. But for a truly sublime listening experience it is worth shelling out for the 325i, and you do not have to look any further than these.