The Grado Prestige series were the first headphones designed by John Grado three decades ago. Building on the E series, the new Prestige X Series, sees a further refinement of its predecessor, featuring new enhanced speakers, an advanced cable design and a more comfortable headband across its five models – the SR60x, SR80x, SR125x, SR225x and SR325x.
The enhanced X Series speaker design encompasses a new magnetic circuit that’s been revised for improved efficiency in conjunction with a newly designed voice coil and diaphragm to further reduce distortion and enhance harmonic integrity. As a result the new Prestige series is easier to drive across a variety of portable devices.
The Prestige X Series cable offers more durability and flexibility. The 8-conductor (SR125x, SR225x, SR325x) and 4-conductor (SR60x, SR80x) cables now feature a super annealed copper wire to deliver improved purity of the audio signal.
Grado headphones have always been designed for comfort, especially when enjoying long listening sessions. The Prestige X Series redesign to the headband has a leather aesthetic yet is a synthetic protein material which means it is vegan-friendly, except for the SR325x which continues to use a leather headband.
Grado SR60x – £109.95 / $99
Grado SR80x – £129.95 / $125
Grado SR125x – £189.95 / $175
Grado SR225x – £249.95 / $225
Grado SR325x – £329.95 / $295