Five Star-Rated Grado SR80 Headphones
Grado's SR80 headphones won a top rating of Five Stars from England's What Hi-Fi? magazine. "These are truly wonderful hearphones, they've got the bass energy... ripping into heavy tracks with a gusto that eludes lesser rivals," raves the magazine. "With vocals they intoxicate with a natural feel and beautifully proportioned soundstage: few headphones can transport you as convincingly... The Grado SR80's are special. Buy 'em, and Love 'em."
These comfortable and highly dynamic "Prestige" headphones feature closely-matched Grado drivers in a 3"-diameter polycarbonate housing. The driver diaphragm is made of an advanced low-mass polymer carefully designed to provide a warm, well-balanced 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency bandwidth with very low distortion. The low distortion output lets you listen for hours without the annoying "ear-burn" of most other low-price headphones.
Upgraded Driver and More
What does the letter 'i' stand for in the new SR80i from Grado? Improved, that's what!
Built around the same features as the SR60i, the SR80i utilizes a four-conductor connecting cable, and the diaphragms are put through a special 'de-stressing' process in order to enhance inner detail, the result of which gives a more open stage.
The new SR80i has an upgraded driver design, and they have enlarged and improved the mass distribution in the plastic housing. The way the SR80iís new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations are now less affected by transient distortions. The SR80 provides an improved bass resonance, which enhances the overall detail. With the SR80i you will notice improved control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum with both better supporting Gradoís world renowned midrange. The SR80i will produce a sound that is pure Grado, warm harmonic color, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics and an ultra smooth top end.
"In the recording studio or for the serious hobbyist, I can't think of a more versatile or dimensionally satisfying personal speaker system," writes Anthony Chiarella in Vol. 2, No. 4 of Fi magazine.
"It figures that these Brooklyn-made phones would kick some serious butt," observes Steve Guttenberg in Vol. 1, No. 4 of Audio Video. "These babies have a pretty big sound; a powerful, tight bottom end, very articulate midrange, and a good top end. They have an airy, open quality - less in your head then most phones near their price."
"Tonal colours are natural, even with difficult, early instruments," reports Issue 57 of Hi-Fi Choice magazine. "The level of detail is exemplary, and orchestral dynamics are faithfully rendered."