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Grado Prestige Series SR80e Headphones

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The new "e" series headphones, hand made in Brooklyn, NY

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 6.7 x 7.5 inches ; 8.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00L1LXOWS
  • Item model number: SR80e
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 16, 2014

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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75 of 79 people found the following review helpful By L. Wathieu on July 3, 2014
The sr-80e's are my first introduction to Grado, and I experienced them coming from a wide range of different brands (sony, beyerdynamic, sennheiser, AKG). These simply sound fantastic... containing an energy, clarity, and responsiveness that I find missing in headphones far, far more expensive. I can't speak enough towards how great they sound, its just special. All this being said it is important to understand what you're signing up for before purchasing:
- This is a completely open headphone, meaning that everyone in your vicinity will be able to hear your music. Conversely, ambient sounds will affect your experience, and it can be frustrating to enjoy them if you are for example on a bus. As a result, they are not truly convenient portable headphones. But the trade-off in audio is way worth it: this design gives them a natural, effortless sound that few high end headphones can produce.
- The build quality seems decent although the swiveling heads may lead to issues with the cord getting tangled. We'll see.
- Most people are acclimated to high-bass music and equipment, so don't buy these expecting to thump rap. I find that these produce a fantastic lower end. Unlike 75% of popular cans (Dr. Dres for example), which sloppily unfurl lower ends to compensate for a lack of detail and refinement across the spectrum, the sr80e's sound beautifully precise and balanced across frequencies. I personally find the bass satisfying when listening to hip-hop and house music, but this comes down to personal preference.

Can't recommend them enough. I will look forward to gifting them to friends and family.
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123 of 137 people found the following review helpful By P. M. Licata on July 8, 2014
Man it's hard to compete with other reviewers, especially because I'm no expert. I'm just a normal guy who has been listening to music his whole life. As a younger man, I wanted to be cool, so I tried to sound knowledgeable about audio equipment. Those days we had turntables and records... right? Then 8 tracks and cassettes. I tried to follow the crowd and say CD would never sound as good as LP's... and then of course digital music came along. It's very helpful to me to read very erudite reviews of "cans"... I have no idea what it all means, really. I know what I like.
Having said that, I did read a lot of reviews before investing more than 100 bucks on headphones. I get them free every time I upgrade my phone, so what do I know? Anyway, I finally settled on SR80's, and by the time it was my time, I had the 'e' to choose from. They are on my head now. Wow... let me tell you...
I always test audio equipment by playing The Allman Brothers Band... The Fillmore Concerts... and I start with "Done Somebody Wrong". I have extremely eclectic taste, and listen to everything from Opera, New Age, Chanting, Jazz, Rock, Country... I love music and I have many moods... but my default is always the above. Being a city boy, I really want to start using salty language because that is how I describe things when I'm happy. I have never ever ever heard that song sound so good. Then 'Stormy Monday' started playing... Lord Have Mercy On Me..... even the clapping sounded good. In fact, closing my eyes, I was there. You can hear little nuances on the guitar when the opening riffs are being played on 'You Don't Love Me' that I have never heard before. In fact, I even heard a mistake! They were pretty stoned after all... at least I hope they were. I swear I could hear their feet scraping the floor.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By ChefBum on July 29, 2014
Wow, I picked up a pair if these and was able to directly A/B compare them to my outgoing SR80i, which was the previous, highly regarded version of this same headphone. To compare the two, I'd say that the new SR80e has significantly improved bass response and weight, a somewhat traditional weakness of Grado's open air design. The new SR80e is also noticeably a bit more efficient. So Grado has made a very good headphone even better. In fact, comparing this new version with significantly more expensive cans like the Sennheiser Momentum over-ear and the B&W P7, they held their own and maybe then some. They still didn't quite have the bass weight of the other two, but they had plenty of slam and great, open airily detailed treble.

Cosmetically, the phones are almost identical, but you can see that there is some red metal on the all-new open air drivers. There's also a small 'e' on under the SR80 label on each earcup. Otherwise, they are identical to the previous version in appearance.

Note that these open air type headphones are not recommended for anyone who does not want the sound to leak out into their surroundings. For a closed-back, monitor type headphone that will seal off outside sound better, the Audio Technical ATH-M50x is another great choice for a bit more money, but still great value.

The SR80i was probably already the best headphone you could get for $100. Now, with significantly better bass response and thus top-to-bottom tonal balance, Grado just re-upped the benchmark. Highly recommended.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful By B. A. BANISTER on August 22, 2014
Let me begin by saying that I don't have "golden ears" or claim to be an audio expert, just a music lover.
Also, I verily aver, tastes vary very much, so take all the reviews with a grain of salt.

I've owned a few pairs of Grados, the 60i, 80i and 225i; I've also owned the Beyerdynamic 880pro and now these.
How do they compare to the other Grados? I prefer them to the more expensive 225 because it's not as bright and has a bit more bass response.
The Beyers, to my ears, don't have the excellent midrange detail of any of the Grados but aren't as bright.
I've listened to these for probably 24 hours total, give or take, so they may require a little more break-in time.

I guess I should start with the types of music I listen to: mostly classic, soft, pop rock, and soul from the 70's to present; occasionally hard rock, heavy metal, classical or jazz.
The overall tone quality is a bit bright, with more treble than I like on most music and sources (CD, SACD, BLU-RAY and DVD audio, etc.) while the midrange sounds really detailed and sweet with vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, etc. - just a little forward but not in a bad way.
The bass is just a tad less responsive than I prefer, but you can still hear the lowest bass frequencies the human ear can hear. I don't listen to much hip-hop or other bass heavy music but I do like the bass to be accurate and well proportioned with the mids and highs, and the bass on these is pretty much 85 to 90% of the way there.
They are also very good at sorting out all the different frequencies of different instruments playing at the same time, which helps them to excel especially with jazz and classical music.

The 32 Ohm impedance and 99.
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