It's All About Purity
The new e-Series version of the SR-125 continues the evolution from the original model SR-125 through the award-winning SR-125i to the latest enhanced version, the SR-125e.
Grado Labs developed its proprietary new SpaceBlack Polycarbonate driver housing to absorb stray sonic vibrations. Those unwanted secondary impulses can 'muddy' the sound, and Grado is all about purity. The SR-125e uses ultra-high purity long crystal oxygen-free copper voice coil wire, and an enhanced eight-conductor cable. Get onboard the SR-125e if you want space, you want black, and you want the only mud hitting your ears to be Muddy Waters.
"Greatest Sound Quality Per Dollar"
In a Stereophile review quoted in the "Product of the Year" write-up for 2002, Robert J. Reina stated that, in comparison with other budget and top-of-the-line headphones he auditioned, the Grado SR125 'phones "represent the greatest sound quality per dollar."
Reina isn't the only audio critic to praise the SR125. The Grado is also highly acclaimed by Sound & Vision, Stereo Review, Audio Magazine, and Hi-Fi News & Record Review.
"Neutral, Detailed, and Warm-Sounding
Robert K. Reina's Stereophile review marveled that the Grado SR125 is a "neutral, detailed, and warm-sounding headphone overall, with extended frequency extremes, wide dynamic range, and the ability to sound natural at a wide range of volume levels." He found the SR125 "simultaneously musical and revealing of every nuance recorded."
State-of-the-art Driver and Cable Design
Grado's ability to combine lightness with extreme rigidity and internal damping has been put to good use on the SR-125e. The SR-125e features a state-of-the-art driver and cable design utilizing UHPLC (Ultra-High Purity, Long Crystal) copper voice coil wire. With the eight-conductor cable design you will notice outstanding control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, with both supporting Grado's world renowned midrange.
Special Diaphragm De-stressing Process
The diaphragms are put through a special de-stressing process in order to enhance inner detail. The way the SR-125e's new driver, cable, and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations are virtually unaffected by transient distortions. Bass, midrange and treble are open and you will enjoy the fine tonal spread and balance. The SR-125e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.
"Represent the greatest sound quality per dollar."
"Neutral, detailed, and warm-sounding headphone overall, with extended frequency extremes, wide dynamic range, and the ability to sound natural at a wide range of volume levels."
"Simultaneously musical and revealing of every nuance recorded."
- Robert K. Reina, Stereophile magazine, June 2002