Many moons back, I decided to write a series of posts re-examining classic Grados such as the RS2, but with TTVJ Deluxe Flat Pads. The reason is that once Grados seemed to be en vogue with the audiophile crowd (this was back during the days of veiled Sennheiser vs. bright Grados) and then suddenly fell out of favor. Tyll was well known for not preferring Grados for being too bright. I wanted to present a possibility that Grados didn't need to sound bright at all when using different pads. I mean, I had already done my spiel on why the Sennheiser HD650 and its variants were great headphone, so why not Grado? Besides, things change and it would seem that the HD650 may have lost its luster recently with this HD650 "hate" thread reminding us how slow, plodding, and veiled the HD650 still is to this day. Lo and behold, imagine my surprise when Grado released their Hemp with their version of the flat pads, the F-cush. And now it looks like Grado has completely revamped their Prestige series, of which the SR225X and SR325X now come with the F cushions! So course I had to grab what was known as the most aggressive and energetic of the Grados, the SR325, and take it for a test run. This time however with the included F cushions. I will also see how the F cushions perform vs the TTVJ Deluxe Flat Pads on various Grados later on in the thread. Changstar SkullPyrate holds his rum bottle up high in a sign of approval The first question (from another thread) is "does it screech". The quick answer is no, it does not screech. But the SR325X does maintain its forward aggressive and energetic nature, which was exactly what I was looking for. I select certain headphones to review for a reason. I had a hunch and my expectations here well met. BTW, a big thank you to the folks at Grado for providing this for review! I plan on picking up an SR225E for comparison, unless @Vtory beats me to it.