Summary: This were my first "real" headphones and now I'm building a Mosfet Mini Max tube amplifier and DAC, buying parts, modding my headphones, etc. All in three short months. These will turn you into an audiophile.
The clarity from these are just wonderful.
Pros: Sounds amazing, cost is nothing, quality is wonderful, value is ridiculous.
Cons: Somewhat uncomfortable for very long listening sessions, leaks noise like a sieve (not really a con, just something to be aware of).
Summary: As someone already had stated- the Grado SR80i gets left in the shadow of its less costly sibling- the SR60i. For me the choice was quite easy- I had a hundred bucks to burn for my first serious headphone, so SR80i was the best thing that I got in my sights.
Pros: Mighty attack, juicy mids, unsibbilant highs. No need for amping.
Cons: Could get uncomfortable, listening to loud recordings is punished by harshness.
Summary: After using my Sony MDR-XB40EX for a year, I was looking for a pair of high quality on ear headphones for my computer and home use which would be fairly portable as well. However, after testing headphones for a long time and settling on the SR80i's, that last criteria went out of the window.
Pros: Great entry level audiophile- quality headphone, cool looks (imo),
Cons: Comfort after using for long periods of time (2hrs+)! Price outside of the US, HEAPS of sound leakage (both in and out)
Summary: Grado SR80i
Intro Thingy: I was wondering if I should even review the SR80i because Grado's e series cans came out not too long ago and I was thinking noone would heed my review 'cause the e series is said to be a fairly big improvement over the i.
Pros: Lack of weight, simplicity, ease of driving, looks (hey, I think they're pretty darn retro)
Summary: These headphones are amazing !!! I first got a pair of Grado RS1i's i was hooked at how amazing they sounded . listening to them on my ipod 5th gen (30g) & varoius portable amps (cmoy from ampedup 18v ra1 clone ,Fiio E07K amp , little bear b-1 portable mini tube) .Wow , I must say the quality of...
Pros: Range , dynamics, soundstage , low end ,mids, highs and clarity
Conclusion: Best sound is the main target while buying any headphone and Grado SR80i completely fulfills the expectation of its users. The exceptional comfort while fitting it on your head is something extra. Headphones have become an inextricable part of our lives.
Pros: Sound quality is the main target to search for while purchasing any headphone and in this term Grado SR80i qualifies grand mark. This cost conscious audiophile is very much popular due to its comfort level.
Cons: Grado SR80i is not so stylish. It is more conventional in its appearance.