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: 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. There are phones that sound different and might sound better to any given person depending on taste but the total absence of non-linear distortion with these makes them moldable to any other acoustic response and coloration exactly. i.e. season to taste.
Conclusion: I am quite satisfied with the quality of the sound. Some people may find these uncomfortable. Bear in mind that after a break-in period, they will become comfortable. Since these are over-ear and maintain a continuous pressure on your ears, I have found that when I bite down (something we all do occasionally and unconsciously), I actually muffle the sound somewhat. A minor annoyance. It seems to have improved with the break-in.
Summary: Acabo de conseguir estos auriculares para sumarlo a la familia, y la verdad que me ha dejado muy conforme, recién escuche un par de albumes y tienen una respuesta en frecuencia muy agradable, los agudos no son incisivos, los graves son profundos y controlados, y la presencia de frecuencias medias no es exagerada. Yo los recomiendo como todos, he quedado muy satisfecho.
Pros: Comodidad, respuesta en frecuencia, diseño, precio
Summary: Buying these, changed the way I listen to music
I HATE THESE HEADPHONES, THEY TURNED ME INTO A AUDIOPHILE
they taught me that there is more to music, then what I was listening to
Before, on my Senn HD 201s, I could hear the music
These, make me listen to the music
I hear sounds and tones that before, I didn't know existed in the music
the sound stage is wide and amazing
Cover one side of the open phones and the music cuffs out.
Pros: Amazing Audio, great cord, basic design
Cons: Swiveling headphones, headband, earpads, the cable connections
Summary: First "audiophile" approved heaphones I purchased. They have introduced me to subtleties in my music I never new existed. I am now listening to a lot more music than before. From my fiio e7 they are perfectly powered and give just a fantastically rich, detailed sound. For anyone who is wondering what all this audiophile nonsense is about, buy these and get back to me if it really is all nonsense afterall. I'm sure your opinion will have changed.
Summary: I owned these a long time ago so this brief review is written from memory.
The Grado SR80i may be the best rock headphone for the price. The in your face presentation of the sound, the sharp mids and highs and tight bass really brings the listener into the music. The problem is they may be too in your face. They feel as if sound is being injected into your ears while the mids and highs that were once fun are now very bright and causing fatigue.