Grado sr325e vs rs2e

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by Sixtoys, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Sixtoys

    Sixtoys New Member

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    I've been contemplating for which one should I buy next after using the Grado sr60e for a while.

    Going through the spec of the product I have noticed that it's almost identical for both the sr325e and the rs2e.
    Including the driver size, impedance etc.

    So, I was wondering if anyone can try to break down what they really feel like is the difference?
    Is it the wood material? the comfort of the pads?

    Thank you!
     

     

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  2. DeeCee

    DeeCee Super Member

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    I’ve tried them both and there was an obvious quality jump in the rs2; subtle detail and comfort was the main difference.

    Please note that the version I tested was the “i” release and not “e”, YMMV.

    Hope this helps.

    Happy listening!
     
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  3. Sixtoys

    Sixtoys New Member

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    I have gone through the details of the 'i' vs. the 'e' and there are few differences, including driver size and ear pads.

    Thanks!
     
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  4. dzkfraser

    dzkfraser Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to try some Grados, but nobody sells them around here. Heard good and bad about them and I'd like to give them a listen, but no audition, no buy
     
  5. DeeCee

    DeeCee Super Member

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    My favorite overall "bang per buck" was the RS2s; since I don't listen as much as I used to I couldn't justify the cost of them... My last pair I was aiming for were 325e's but someone offered a pair of new 225e's at an insanely low price and I got those instead.

    Good luck on your choice! If you want a totally different audio presentation but an excellent product, I also recommend certain Sennheiser models (sorry, I can't recall specific models but they're all pretty nice.)
     
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  6. Steve.

    Steve. New Member

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    The RS2e are worth every penny in my opinion.. I am driving them with a Rupert Neve RNHP headphone amp, connected to my NAD M51 DAC via xlr conmection. Awesome combo.
     
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