Excerpt: A Great headphone that delivers on its promise of offering the best sound at an affordable price! The design is definitely "engaged" but should suit anyone who loves the retro feel. Note that this headphone is built on an open design, meaning that it leaks sounds like there's no tomorrow....
Excerpt: Fantastic value! I like ONLY open back headphones. And I don't like heavy bass. If that's what you're looking and you don't want to spend $400 to get it, then these are the headphones for you.
Excerpt: The grado sr80 were my first audiophile headphones and I was blown away after letting them burn in for a period of 30 hrs. They are very detailed and produce amazing bass. I was not a believer of audiophile headphones and always thought they were too expensive, but after listening to these I was converted. You experience sounds you never heard before in some of your favorite songs and you just can't take them off your ears.
Excerpt: These headphones are all about maximizing performance for minimum cash. The sound is great (unbelievable for the price) throughout the range. If you don't want to spend more than $100 for headphones, couldn't care less about looks, don't care if the person at the next desk will be able to...
Excerpt: For the price the SR80 is hard to beat, but do give it a spin before buying if possible. Bassheads should look away cause the SR80 simply doesn't have much bass. Vocals sound good on them though. Noise isolation is one of the main issues, but if you're well aware of them before purchase and are...
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.