Grado presents the new range of Prestige X headphones

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Grado presents its latest range of headphones This is the fourth iteration of the famous range of open-back headphones which gets a makeover and new transducers.

The Prestige series is the first range of headphones designed by John Grado almost thirty years ago. The Prestige X range reflects the identity of the brand while modernizing a legendary design.

Grado Prestige X Series: presentation

The new range of Grado headphones is therefore based on the multiple award-winning SR E series, which itself was an improvement of the Grado SR i range also awarded by the specialized press. The new Prestige X series benefits from new optimized drivers, an improved cable and a more comfortable headband. The range consists of theSR60x , SR80x , SR125x , SR225x and SR325x headphones, all handcrafted at the company’s headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.

The Grado Prestige X headphones are handcrafted at the company’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

The Prestige range of open-back headphones has therefore been part of the catalog of the American manufacturer for decades and constitutes the entry ticket for Grado headphones. In addition to the Prestige range, there is the RS range (Reference Series) made up of Grado RS-2e and Grado RS-1e headphones, as well as the top-of-the-range Grado GS (Grado Statement) series comprised of the GS1000e , GS2000e and GS3000e headphones. Finally, the range of Grado headphones is helmed by the PS (Professional Series) range and its flagship, the Grado PS2000e .

The high-end Grado PS2000e is the flagship of the American manufacturer’s catalog.

Grado Prestige X Series: the novelties

The speakers of the Prestige X series Grado headphones benefit from a new magnetic circuit which has been updated to provide better sensitivity. This circuit is accompanied by a new voice coil and diaphragm design to further reduce distortion and improve harmonic integrity. Grado announces that this design makes the Prestige X series easier to power, especially with portable devices.

The Grado Prestige X series also benefits from a new cable, which is both stronger and more flexible. The 8-conductor cable of the SR125x, SR225x, SR325x, and the 4-conductor cable of the SR60x, SR80x have an annealed copper wire to better preserve the signal for a more faithful reproduction.

Another notable improvement, the headband has been redesigned to provide more comfort. Despite the leather look of the majority of the range, the material used is in fact an environmentally friendly synthetic protein. The headband of the SR325x headphones is however still made of leather.

The headband of the Prestige X headphones is made of an environmentally friendly synthetic material. The one on the Grado SR325x helmet is made of genuine leather.

Grado Prestige X Series: the range

The following models are included in the new Grado Prestige X range:

Grado SR60x (€149)

  • Type: open-back
  • Coupling: supra-aural
  • S foam pad
  • Padded headband, faux leather covering
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 99.8 dB for 1 mW
  • Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Cable type: 4 conductors

Grado SR80x (€145)

  • Type: open-back
  • Coupling: supra-aural
  • S foam pad
  • Padded headband, faux leather covering
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 99.8 dB / 1 mW
  • Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Cable type: 4 conductors

Grado SR125x (€255)

  • Type: open-back
  • Coupling: supra-aural
  • S foam pad
  • Padded headband, faux leather covering
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 99.8 dB / 1 mW
  • Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Cable type: 8 conductors

Grado SR225x (€299)

  • Type: open-back
  • Coupling: supra-aural
  • S foam pad
  • Padded headband, faux leather covering
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 99.8 dB / 1 mW
  • Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Cable type: 8 conductors

Grado SR325x (€535)

  • Type: open-back
  • Coupling: supra-aural
  • S foam pad
  • Padded leather headband
  • Frequency response: 18 – 24,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 99.8 dB / 1 mW
  • Nominal Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Cable type: 8 conductors

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