Excerpt: These are an great pair of headphones for $99. These are an open-back type headphones that’s really good for someone who just starting to get into audio / music / headphones. Straight out of the box, these headphones have sorta a vintage look, which definitely gives it a unique style …
Summary: Been using them a while. My first "audiophile" headphones. I don't really claim to have an "audiophiles ear", but I do feel there is good imaging with the music I listen to, though of course HiFi components are all links on a chain, so you need a decent recording to appreciate the instrument spacing...
Very good pair of headphones to pair with iBasso DX50
Tomasz Fiszer "galatei", Amazon
25 October 2014
Summary: WOW, just wow. The sound quality just blew me away. I paired it with iBasso DX50, on low gain, and they play just perfectly. It's my favourite piece of hardware now. I also use AKG 550s, but Grados have a lot more power and the bass is a lot stronger.
Summary: The Grado SR80i's are simply my favourite headphones ever. They sound amazing for the sub £100 price, but be warned, these are not to be used outside of the comfort of your own home! I'm talking serious sound leakage. That's fine at home, but not on the bus or train.
Summary: i came from koss porta pro region.... i was looking for something with more reliable and true characteristics. When i put it on my ears my first impression was: o my god - i just bought worse cans and 5 times more expensive to boot....
Summary: I'm not going to pretend to be an expert audiophile but i do know when something sounds good. The sound produced from these cans is outstanding for the price range. Every little detail is picked up. A good amount of bass but not overwhelming and highs stand out crystal clear.
Summary: Pros: The headphones are very good all around. They are lighter than I imagined them to be and exactly a clear and high quality sound I you would expect from Grado. For the price I feel like I got my money's worth. This is very key in a purchase to me.
Summary: The SR80i provides a clear open sound without emphasis on any part of the frequency range and so are ideal for classical music. They work equally well with an amplifier or iPod. I find them comfortable and I like the substantial lead which does not get tangled.