Grado Prestige X Series Headphones Released

Posted on 18th May, 2021

Grado Prestige X Series Headphones Released

Grado has updated its Prestige Series, famous for featuring its first headphones (SR80) and its first metal pair (SR325), to create Prestige X.

Grado's Prestige X Series sees the Brooklyn-based outfit replace each of its much-loved open-backed headphone models building on the successful e Series launched in 2014, which still remain a favourite with the SR60e making our Best Five Affordable Headphones list.

Grado Prestige X Series

The new Prestige X range, which remains the entry-level to Grado's headphones, retains the instantly recognisable aesthetics and comprises the SR60x, SR80x, SR125x, SR225x and SR325x.

Grado Prestige X Series

The updates include the fourth-generation driver, which utilises both a new magnetic circuit (for improved efficiency) and a newly designed voice coil and diaphragm (to further reduce distortion). The result, according to Grado, is a headphone that's easier to drive and so friendlier to use with a variety of portable devices.

Grado Prestige X Series

The company has also updated and improved the cable design that uses super annealed copper wire. This sees the SR125x, SR225x and SR325x featuring an eight-conductor lead, with a four-conductor variant for the SR60x and SR80x.

Grado Prestige X Series

The headbands across the series have also been redesigned to enhance comfort. All but the SR325x, which keeps its leather wrapping, are now covered in an animal-friendly “synthetic protein material”.

Grado Prestige X Series

The SR60x (£109.95), SR80x (£129.95), SR125x (£189.95), SR225x (£249.95) and SR325x (£329.95) are available now.

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