Grado Upgrades Their Legendary Prestige Headphones To Fourth Generation “X” Series

When you think of Grado Headphones, you’re most likely thinking about their cornerstone Prestige line that begins with the venerated SR60 model and ends with their highly-rated SR325 metal headphone.

It’s a series that’s been updated a few times since it first came about in the 1950s, and now Grado has released their Fourth Generation, dubbed the Prestige X Series. The latest versions include new more efficient drivers, more robust tangle-resistant braided cables, and a padded headband for added comfort.

The overall look stays pretty much the same of course, but a more comfortable headband and a cable that doesn’t get tangled as easily are welcome additions to the previous design.

We found the previous Prestige “e” pretty easy to drive, but Grado says the “x” models will work with even more portable devices, which is cool as well.

Pricing for the five new Prestige headphones has jumped up a bit over the previous generation, starting at $99 for the SR60x model, then topping out at $295 for the SR325x.

For more info check out The Prestige X Series headphones are available for purchase at

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