Grado SR80x new update on the Grado SR80e
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New Cables & Headband
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Grado SR80e Old Information
The Grado SR80e is the next move up from the entry-level SR60e model and delivers a bit better clarity and tonal smoothness most notably at the edges of the frequency range.
Deeply present and musically impactful with Grado's lively 'front row' signature sound, these classic open-back cans are an addictive gateway drug into high-end headphone listening. We hear the SR80e snapping into an especially clear focus with lossless or uncompressed music.
If you would like to take a solid step-up in Grado sound quality, try the SR80e. The SR-80e has very quick dynamics with a robust bass response and cleanly executed mids & highs, so lots of great musical detail is presented across all frequency ranges.
The overall signature is slightly smoother than lower-tier headphones and the completely open-back earcup construction lends a nice openness to the sound with very lively tone that is highly enjoyable with any music style.
The SR 80 e can be handsomely driven by most portable devices like smartphones, laptops or tablets with no headphone amp required. Some listeners feel a headphone amp adds better dimension and musical heft to the SR80e sound, but it is a relatively nuanced improvement to our ears.
The Grado SR-80e now feature the 'soft' style of mesh-covered earpad that completely covers the earlobe - NOT the donut-type 'large' Grado earpad style as earlier SR80 editions. In any event, all Grado earpads are interchangeable with all Grado SR/RS/PS series headphones.
The SR80e maintain the Grado flexible headband and basic metal height adjusters that connect the earcups to the headband, thus allowing up & down size adjustment plus 360 degree rotation. This feature becomes handy for laying the headphones down flat for storage or transit.
- Excellent immediacy and impact. Superb classic rock, EDM and urban music headphones
- Strong build quality with replaceable earpads/headband for long durability
- Open, airy tone and super-clean punchy sound
- Designed & manufactured in Brooklyn USA
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 98 dB SPL/V
- Connector Type: 3.5mm (1/8")
- Cable Length: 7 ft.
- Cable Style: Straight Y
- Weight: 4.6 oz w/o cord
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
What's In The Box:
- Grado SR80e Headphones
- 1/4" (6.3 mm) plug adapter
- Grado Labs warranty insert
Grado SR80e Frequency Response
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