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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: It isn't possible to get better sound than from these. Different, yes, but better is in the ear of the beholder and my very critical, and very experienced ears say they are perfectly balanced.