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As the title suggests, I am looking into either the 702s or 325is. Currently using A900s and I want to invest in an open pair of headphones. I mostly listen to rock/metal/hardcore styled music (Pink Floyd, Hatebreed, The Mars Volta, Mastadon, Avenged Sevenfold, , Alice in Chains, etc). It will be paired up with a Xonar STX. Input between the two? Still having trouble deciding on which I should buy. I am leaning more towards the Grado's simply because I have read a lot of reviews praising them for their sound with rock and metal music.
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For your listening preferences I would absolutely choose the Grado's. They are just more suited towards rock music. The K702 sound very good with jazz and classical. Also, the K702 require a decent headphone amp to really shine. AKG's will be more comfortable to wear over the Grado's.
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I have the 325i's and I listen to pretty much the same stuff you do. I would go with them, they are simple amazing. However be warned that the foam pads it comes with aren't very comfortable for prolonged usage. I ended up buying some replacement foam pads.
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