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A Unique Voice The SR225x and SR125x have had a sibling rivalry for decades. Being the mature one, the SR225x utilizes the new F cushion to open up the sound...

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A Unique Voice

The SR225x and SR125x have had a sibling rivalry for decades. Being the mature one, the SR225x utilizes the new F cushion to open up the sound to more textured tones. The driver works in unison to produce a unique voicing and be just as fast as the SR125x. Just don’t tell their kid brother.

  • Tranducer type: dynamic
  • Operating principle: open air
  • Frequency Response: 20-22kHz
  • SPL 1mW: 98
  • Normal Impedance: 38ohms
  • Driver matched db: .05
  • F cushions

adaptor plug

Customer Reviews

Based on 104 reviews

Great, clear sound, with good bass.

Excellent headphones

The new dog destroyed the old Grado headphones I had been using since the early 1990s. Upgraded to these and they are amazing. Worth every penny and built to last (beware puppies though).

John D
Incredible sound I just wish it was sturdier.

These are the best headphones I've ever had hands down. They've made me a Grado supporter for life. My gripe with these headphones isn't about the sound quality but of the strength and durability of the headband components. I'm not rough with my headphones but I wear them daily; usually taking them off and putting them back on several times a day.

I've had my headset for about 3 years and after some months (maybe a year) of ownership the headband took on a faceted look. Instead of being smooth and dome shaped It now looks like a 5 sided hemisphere. I have no idea what caused this to happen but I just ignored it because it didn't really effect my user experience.

After about a year and a half to two years, one of the small brackets that holds the speaker and headband together (the ones that have "L" and "R" on them) split in half. I ended up gluing them back together and it worked for a while until they broke again. Now the glue isn't keeping it together so I have to get rid of this pair.

Whenever I put my headphones on I put them on by holding the speakers and placing them on my ears. This creates tension in those small brackets and I guess over time it just broke them, so for future pairs I will probably put them on by holding the brackets instead of the speakers which isn't much trouble but I just feel that's not the intended design of the headphones.

Mike H
A Grado Masterpiece SR-225X Grado's Audiophile Headphone Starts Here

Recently purchased these headphones from the Audio Advisor after listening to them I would have to agree with Consumer Reports #1 rated wired headphone. Many other Grado headphones Consumer Reports liked also. With that being said I was surprised that the reviewer site What HI Fi also chimed in with their reviews of Grado headphones this is a site that mostly leans toward UK manufactures. What Hi Fi gave Grado headphones 5 stars across the board. These headphones were tested by the best at normal listening volume and they probably brought the sound up a little more and and also low volume in their tests. If this headphone was bright or had flaws they would of noted it ! Yet some people say the Grado headphone are bright why ? I could only assume their electronics are inferior or their cranking the volume to ear blistering levels. The Grado headphones are not bright very well balanced in fact you would have to spend in excess of $500.+ to out due these SR-225X from another manufacturer fact !

Murray McConnell
Outstanding Headphone

This headphone is light weight and very comfortable to wear. The sound is very transparent, specious, and clean. I can listen with this heaphone for hours with zero fatigue. I highly recommend them.

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You’ve probably never thought about succession in headphones, but just like taking on your family’s business legacy, Grado’s SR225x steps up to continue the tradition. It’s the successor to the beloved SR225e, a favorite among headphone enthusiasts for nearly a decade. Grado, known for its iconic look, introduces upgrades like the “F cushion,” enhancing textured tones, an improved headband, and a more durable cable. The star feature is the 4th generation X Series Driver, promising a more powerful magnetic circuit and reconfigured diaphragm.
The SR225x maintains the family resemblance but adds modern touches. The unboxing is minimalist yet informative. In terms of usability, it’s suitable for home use but not an ultra-portable option due to its slightly heavier construction. A standout surprise is its unexpected aptitude for PC gaming, providing an open soundstage and impressive mid-range and dynamic bass response.
In terms of sound, the SR225x impresses with a warm and nuanced middle range, punchy lows, and a well-balanced presentation across genres. The headphone excels in reproducing vocals.
The Grado SR225x successfully follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the SR225e. With enhanced build quality, remarkable sound, and a stylish design, it lives up to the family name and sets a new standard in this price range.

Signature Sound

The clarity and range of Grado headphones can reveal new notes and details in songs heard hundreds of times. The driver and housing working in tandem react to sound vibrations and virtually eliminate transient distortions. With warm harmonic colors, smooth top-end, excellent dynamics, and a world renowned mid-range, the SR225x produces a sound that’s pure Grado.


  • Polycarbonate housing
  • 8 conductor cable
  • Vinyl headband
  • Drivers matched .05db
  • De-stressed driver
  • F cushions
  • Hand assembled in Brooklyn

X Series Driver

4th Generation Grado drivers are here. Specifically tuned for the SR225x, 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 SR225x. Now housed in a more durable exterior, the 8-conductor cable transfers more information and features a super annealed copper wire for improved purity of the audio signal. The new headband features more cushion for a comfier experience.

Hand Assembled in Brooklyn

Founded on a kitchen table in 1953, Grado Labs has been perfecting the art of sonic reproduction every day since. This SR225x has traveled from workbench to workbench until ready for your ears. Every experience since that kitchen table has led to the creation of the SR225x.

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