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Grado Prestige Series SR80e Headphones (Black)

B&H # GRSR80EB Mfr # SR80E
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You Pay: $99.00
Product Highlights
  • For Gaming and Music
  • 4-Conductor Cable Design
  • Includes 1/4" Adapter

The black Prestige Series SR80e Headphones from Grado are designed for use listening to music, gaming, or jamming. They feature a plastic housing that helps eliminate transient distortion, in addition to a 4-conductor cable design. A 1/4" adapter is included.

Transducer Type Dynamic
Operating Principle Open air
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
SPL 99.8 dB @ 1 mW
Nominal Impedance 32 Ω
Matching Tolerance Drivers Matched: 0.1 dB
Grado Prestige Series SR80e Headphones (Black)
  • 1/4" (6.3 mm) Golden Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    GradoSR80e Headphones (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (4)
    • Great sound (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (4)
      • Home audio (3)
      • With my computer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      5.0

      Love these Grados.

      By Henry

      from San Francisco

      Comments about Grado SR80e Headphones (Black):

      Comfortable fit and great sound from these bad boys. Ears get to breathe thanks to the open design. An essential bit of kit.

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      5.0

      Amazing sound at a great price

      By Oliver

      from Champaign, IL

      About Me Gear Head

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Cord too long

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Grado SR80e Headphones (Black):

      Coming from a pair of Denon HP700 DJ headphones, these provided equal if not better sound quality (albeit not as much bass) while being much more lightweight and comfortable.Build quality: These things don't have the highest build quality that I've seen on headphones. Most of the components are plastic but feel very well made. You can tell that most of the effort went into the drivers, and the rest of the headphone is the bare minimum to get the drivers sitting on your ears. There are individual cables coming out of each earcup that are joined at a Y-split into a nice thick, and sturdy cable. The cable is very long so it isn't good for commuting but rather more for in home listening. The only gripe I've experienced is that rotating the earcups easily allows for the cable to get twisted, so treat it with care. Due to the simplicity of the headphone design, many components are easily taken apart and modded/upgraded. Searching on Head-Fi will quickly show you that many people with Grados have modded their earcups, headbands, cables, etc. Also, the appearance is very retro, so it depends on whether you dig that or not (personally I'm a fan).Comfort: These are on-ear headphones, and sit fairly comfortably on my ears for periods of two hours or so. They come with Grado's S cushion which is a basic flat cushion that covers the driver. These are easily removable and replaceable if need be. If the headband is too tight, the instructions printed inside the box advise that it is recommended to carefully bend the metal headband outwards.Sound quality: For $, these are probably the best sounding headphones you can get that aren't closed back. The SR80e is $ more than the SR60e, but from reading online reviews, it appears that the SR80e has just a bit more bass and better matched drivers to justify the extra cost. If you are a basshead, you probably don't want these headphones (although I do listen to a lot of EDM and these do just fine). These headphones excel at bringing out the mid to high range frequencies where details like human vocals really sparkle. Combine that with the open back nature of these headphones and it really sounds like you are in a small room with the musicians. Thus far, I haven't used these headphones with an amp since I don't own one, but I can imagine that they may sound a bit better with one (however an amp is not needed, your phone/computer will drive this perfectly).

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Nice sou d, nice price

      By Patrick

      from Oak Park, IL

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Grado SR80e Headphones (Black):

        I rarely use headphones, but wanted a pair for studying Spanish via a CD course. I also wanted to use them with my iPad for occasionally listening to videos without disturbing others. My main concern is good full-spectrum fidelity and comfort.PLUS: Excellent sound -- so good I may start using them for listening to music more often. Good transparency -- I can hear other sounds around me, but they are not intrusice.SO-SO: Headband a little tight (I wear the phones over glasses and hearing aids). Platic covering on headband is kind of chintzy, seems flimsy.

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        • No

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        5.0

        A good buy

        By MarK

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Working

          Comments about Grado SR80e Headphones (Black):

          I use these headphones to listen to my iPod. Even though the audio on an iPod isn't that great, I can hear things in the music I didn't notice before and some of this stuff I've been listening to since the 70s. I haven't used them on my regular stereo but am looking forward to that when I can get a chance to relax and pay attention to the music.
          The open air design allows one to hear 'outside' sounds but when I use the headphones I am able to tune out all the 'outside' sounds and concentrate on what I am listening to.
          I wear them for long periods of time - 1 to 3 hours at a time - and they are generally comfortable although after a while my outer ear start to hurt/ache. I readjust them when that happens and I'm generally good for more time with them on.
          Overall, I'm happy with them and would recommend them to anyone who wants an alternative to earbuds.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Grado Prestige SR80e Headphones

          By 'Mr. B.'

          from Nassau, Bahamas

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Grado SR80e Headphones (Black):

            My purchase of these headphones was greatly influenced by Consumer Reports [*] rating (86/100) of the Grado Prestige SR80i headphones now discontinued by the manufacturer. These SR80e are the best sounding headphones I have ever owned! They offer exceptional value for the price ($99)! I use them primarily to listen to my music library on iTunes or to my music cds. I presently own an apple iPhone 5s smartphone. I have an apple macbook pro; a yamaha cdc-697 natural sound compact disc player; an apple tv; a yamaha RX-V567 natural sound av receiver; a samsung P51F8500 smart tv and Definitive Technology Pro Cinema home theatre speaker system all connected in one room. In another room there is an apple iMac connected to a Logitech Z623 speaker system. My music library is mainly jazz and classical with some r&b and pop. The Grado Prestige SR 80e headphones handled all with consummate ease. I can't imagine what I might not be hearing but the only headphones rated higher by CR (91/100) are the Grado Prestige SR 325e at $[$]. Not yet thank you.

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            • No

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