GRADO SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone, Good, not great.

I am a self professed earphone aholic. I have far much too many, ranging from philips m1bt which i appreciate, bose peaceful comfort 25’s, by to a pair of grado sr225’s. I really like them all for diverse motives. These new grado’s have been on sale so i just couldn’t say no. I’ve coveted a pair for some time now and i have to say that even from my initial hear i’m loving them. Simply just place, you get what you pay back for. Get them you very seriously will not likely be disappointed.

As a musician, i definitely care about the seems i put into my ears and these grados are brilliantfor me, they strike the suitable harmony involving functionality and cost. Greatest for rock, not so fantastic for classical and no superior at all on the bus – they’re open backed, so absolutely everyone will hear you listening to abba.

Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone

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  • Grado is pleased to present the new 3rd Generation of their award winning headphones the “e” series. New updated version with improved sound and Build Quality
  • Non Resonant air chamber
  • Standard copper voice coil wire
  • Standard copper connecting cord
  • mini plug with 1/4″ adaptor

These do are living up to their superb name. Open again gives you these a excellent working experience.

These proceed to audio much better with time. Incredible detail, precise copy of recordings. Not as bass heavy as other headphones, but certainly not deficient in this place possibly. You will hear new information in tracks you assumed you new within out. A hello-fi for your head – amazing.

As typical the audio top quality is superb, which you arrive to hope from grado, and i see that the cable is now a large amount thicker which should stop it from twisting (that was a large trouble with the sr125i series, perfectly in fact with all the i series from what i could see) having said that i do have just one gripe, and that is the duration of the cable, it will have to only be about five foot extended, the i series was about 6 foot prolonged and i thought that was limited, if they make it any shorter i will have to sit on my hello fi procedure when i engage in it, i assume this may well be a ploy to obtain there extension cable that was about £30 a shot a pair of a long time back again, but then again probably i am receiving cynical in my previous age.

Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone : I wanted to have a pair of decent quality headphones so bought these on recommendation. The sound is just fantastic – it feels like your head is swimming in music. Whilst they obviously will sound better if you use them with decent equipment even a youtube video on my laptop sounds pretty goodi’m sure real hifi buffs could find niggles but if you’re a non-expert just looking to enjoy your favourite music then these will make you really happy. I suppose the only exception is the regular comment that these don’t work quite so well for bass heavy music. That didn’t worry me as i don’t listen to bass heavy music very often but if that’s what you mainly listen to might be worth doing further research.


Firstly, if any of the following are true then grado headphones are not your best bet:you love thundering bass. You need headphones that leak very little sound. You want portable headphones. You primarily listen to mp3 format or via your phonefor everyone else the 325e is a fantastically musical headphone with incredible tonal accuracy, bags of detail, large sound-stage and effortless dynamics. I find that the 325e engages me in both the sound and emotional content of the music more than any other headphone i have used. They suck you into the music in an exciting and intoxicating way and you can get lost for hours. However there are two barriers to get over before you achieve this level of musicality and enjoyment. Firstly i agree with many others that they can sound bass light and slightly bright or brash. To eliminate all of these negative characteristics and make them sing to their full potential i have had to use a music player and dedicated headphone amp worth around £1000.They demand good quality equipment to sing.
Firstly, if any of the following are true then grado headphones are not your best bet:you love thundering bass. You need headphones that leak very little sound. You want portable headphones. You primarily listen to mp3 format or via your phonefor everyone else the 325e is a fantastically musical headphone with incredible tonal accuracy, bags of detail, large sound-stage and effortless dynamics. I find that the 325e engages me in both the sound and emotional content of the music more than any other headphone i have used. They suck you into the music in an exciting and intoxicating way and you can get lost for hours. However there are two barriers to get over before you achieve this level of musicality and enjoyment. Firstly i agree with many others that they can sound bass light and slightly bright or brash. To eliminate all of these negative characteristics and make them sing to their full potential i have had to use a music player and dedicated headphone amp worth around £1000.They demand good quality equipment to sing.
As with other grado headphones their strength isn’t the amazing detail or well defined bass – it’s in their musicality. They simply make music enjoyable to listen to.
As with other grado headphones their strength isn’t the amazing detail or well defined bass – it’s in their musicality. They simply make music enjoyable to listen to.

This review is from : Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone

Great sounding headphones with spacious sound characteristics.

This review is from : Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone

Build quality is excellent on my pair and sound quality is fantastic.

This review is from : Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone

Build quality is excellent on my pair and sound quality is fantastic.

This review is from : Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone

Grado have always been a favourite of mine. My wife has adopted my old pair, so i treated myself.
Grado have always been a favourite of mine. My wife has adopted my old pair, so i treated myself.
The sound that comes from these is nothing short of incredible for a pair of headphones. This is the sort of sound you expect from a high end speaker setup, not two little speakers that sit over your ears. If you love audio, or you’re someone that spends a lot of time listening to high quality music, you’ll appreciate the sound that comes from these. However; if you are someone that enjoys listening to music for prolonged periods of time, or even someone that simply enjoys sitting and listening through an album rather than just playing a few odd songs, you may find issue with these headphones. They’re extremely uncomfortable, at least on my ears. After a very short time, my ears become hot and uncomfortable due to the pressure around the ears. As you may expect from the photos, they don’t cover your ears, rather they sit on them. Of course, my criticism of these headphones is entirely subjective. We all have different ears and different ideas of comfort. Although, most would agree sitting in a recliner is nicer than sitting on a wooden bench.
The sound that comes from these is nothing short of incredible for a pair of headphones. This is the sort of sound you expect from a high end speaker setup, not two little speakers that sit over your ears. If you love audio, or you’re someone that spends a lot of time listening to high quality music, you’ll appreciate the sound that comes from these. However; if you are someone that enjoys listening to music for prolonged periods of time, or even someone that simply enjoys sitting and listening through an album rather than just playing a few odd songs, you may find issue with these headphones. They’re extremely uncomfortable, at least on my ears. After a very short time, my ears become hot and uncomfortable due to the pressure around the ears. As you may expect from the photos, they don’t cover your ears, rather they sit on them. Of course, my criticism of these headphones is entirely subjective. We all have different ears and different ideas of comfort. Although, most would agree sitting in a recliner is nicer than sitting on a wooden bench.

This review is from : Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone

Very satisfied with the headphones. Comfortable and the sound is natural and good.

This review is from : Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone

Very satisfied with the headphones. Comfortable and the sound is natural and good.
Excellent sound, medium range great, maybe packaging expectation would be a hard cardboard or plastic box, inside and presentation excellent with greetings from grado family, hand made. Number carved in headset manually and in the box. Only but would be that they are not comfortable due to pad over ear – i bought pads from sr but the sound changes drastically loosing clarity. So it is something you need to live with. Supplier great as well, received perfect and before schedule.

This review is from : Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone

Excellent sound, medium range great, maybe packaging expectation would be a hard cardboard or plastic box, inside and presentation excellent with greetings from grado family, hand made. Number carved in headset manually and in the box. Only but would be that they are not comfortable due to pad over ear – i bought pads from sr but the sound changes drastically loosing clarity. So it is something you need to live with. Supplier great as well, received perfect and before schedule.
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