Conclusion: I've used many headphones in the past and I always thought they sounded awesome. This was true until I bought the Grado SR80i. These sound amazing. Everything is crsytal clear to the ears and detailed. Bass is punchy but not overbearing and the highs and mids are excellent. Don't expect any noise isolation. I knew that when I bought these and so far I am more than happy with my purchase.
Conclusion: I like the sound from these head phones, its very warm and doesnt cause any head aches in the longer hrs of listening. I have several collection of headphones including Bose, Beats, Senns, Beyers, Sony MDR, Audio Technica M50 but these tops them in every aspect. Very light weight and the treble is not harsh at all. But the quality is rediculously poor.
Conclusion: Audiophile grade sound with comfortable ear pads. With the open on ear design, these are not for public use because the sound can be heard quite a bit outside of the headphones. These are definitely worth the price.
Conclusion: The Grado SR80i headphones are the beat pair of headphones that I've ever owned, and I have owned many pairs of high-end headphones. These have by far the most superior sound quality available for this price range, and even look pretty cool too. Some people may find the ear cushions uncomfortable, but they can easily be replaced. Overall, I would say that the SR80i headphones are the best headphones available for the price range.
Conclusion: I was very excited to give these a listen after reading so many good things about them. That excitement was short lived when I put them on and listened to my favorite rock songs, which these are praised for reproducing so well. To clarify, I currently own AKG Q701's, Phillipps Fidelio X1's, Audio Technica M50's and Fischer Audio DBA-02 MKII. I am no stranger to good sound. That said, these are not for me.
Great headphones, as long as you don't mind sound leakage
vacciniumovatum from Seattle, WA, Sonic Electronix
27 February 2014
Conclusion: The headphones are large but relatively light. The sound is great. But they are open-air headphones with an big open area in the back of the headphone. Lots of sound leakage. And it doesn't take a lot of power to produce enough sound. As long as those around you don't mind hearing your sound, you will enjoy these headphones.
Conclusion: This set of headphones delivered exactly what was promised; great sound, superb clarity (IMHO), and good comfort. The only thing to keep in mind is that the open foam means others in the room will hear some...aka not the best choice for airplanes. Really, really like them; and if they come with a case, an additional benefit!
Conclusion: I grew very tired of the cheap quality of a 'Big Box' store $30 headphones. I researched different options and ran across the Grado SR80I. The quality of sound is very good. I had a minor issue with one of the ear piece's shaft. I emailed their support on a weekend, had a reply within the hour and ended it with the issue corrected, no muss, no fuss. Fantastic job of their support team. I do wish the cable was a bit longer. However, the cable is thick and easy to manage.