Grado SR80x (Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 27.
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Grado SR80x (Black)

On Ear Open Back Headphones
£89 .95
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”Frontrunners in the budget wired headphones field.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

Step-up in sound

The SR80x headphones are where the Grado Prestige series began. Stepping up on the SR60x model, the SR80x features de-stressed drivers for a broader and more open sound. The style has stayed the same since 1991, making these headphones a true icon of headphone design.

Fourth generation, X Series driver
The fourth generation of SR80 gets the latest X Series drivers for reduced distortion and enhanced response. Tuned specifically for the SR80x, the combination of more powerful magnets and reduced voice coil mass helps improve the headphones efficiency and speed of response. This not only reduces distortion but also improves the harmonic response, meaning the sound is closer to the original than ever.

Durable design
Always a durable design, the SR80x features an even tougher cable. Essential in a pair of headphones that are designed for music on the move, the high quality connection cable has a more durable exterior. Folding earpieces make the headphones easy to pack once you’ve arrived at your destination.

Improved comfort
Fully adjustable earpieces and soft foam pads have always made the Prestige headphones one of the most comfortable in their class. Now featuring a padded headband, the latest version are even more comfy, making longer listening sessions fly by.

Hand-built in Brooklyn
Each pair of SR80x headphones is hand-built in Brooklyn. With a history that stretches right back to 1953, the company is still run by the Grado family, giving continuity to the product design and style. Evolution rather than revolution has kept the Grado headphones at the peak of their game and top of their class.

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Overview
Cable Length
2m
Type
Open Back, On Ear
Plug size
3.5mm (with 6.35mm adapter)
Audio
Sensitivity
99.8dB
Features
On-Ear
Yes
Open back
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give them a chance! After a week or so with the grado’s they’ve only just started to come into their own! With some minor tweaks to my EQ they are sounding really good. Even though you can run these off any phone I do suggest they sound better running off something with a bit more power. If you’re into electronic music synths will sound better than ever. These headphones will show up the best details on some tracks and also highlight bad mixing! Give or take these are amazing for the price.
Date published: 2022-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun sounding everyday headphones! These are the perfect grab-and-go headphones for anyone who wants to listen to rock/metal, funk, disco... any music with a focus on having good clarity in the upper-midrange. They are nowhere near close to being flat response reference headphones, but that's not what they're trying to be! You may be disappointed if you mostly listen to EDM or strictly classical. I found jazz records such as Traneing In by John Coltrane to be suitbly full of grit and character with these Grado headphones, compared to the relatively flat response of my Sennheiser HD 598. You don't need an external DAC to make these sound good - they're fine plugged straight into an iPod or laptop, which was a strong plus for these headphones to me. Overall an excellent product, and everyone should own a pair.
Date published: 2022-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear presentation with no frills or gimmicks After many recommendations from a variety of sources, I gave the Grado SR80X a go, and I’m very happy with my choice. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea: the frame has a plastic-y, almost low-tech feel, and it’s open back which is especially not suitable for the commute, and bass lovers may be left wanting, as they don’t have much warmth. But for under £100 these headphones deliver the clearest presentation I’ve heard, excelling in a range of musical styles from Beethoven to Billie Eilish. As reference headphones they are especially suited for orchestral music. The ear cups are comfortable, but I do need a break after more than a couple of hours of constant use, and the cable is thick and sturdy but does get in the way a little. The headphones do need running in for optimal performance.
Date published: 2022-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Headphones Much better than bluetooth. Very pleased with purchase. Good price as well!
Date published: 2022-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound good and feel comfortable Needed to replace my non-wireless headphones with a budget limit of £100. These are light and comfortable to wear. Sound quality is great.
Date published: 2022-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic first experience These headphones sound great. A wonderfully detailed soundstage and warm and open presentation give what I think is a very beautiful headphone - one which is definitely encouraging me to endeavour further into the world of headphones.
Date published: 2022-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suberb and sublime sound! Out of the box it is a very controlled headphone.. after a couple of hours you can feel the sound opening and it becomes sublime! Either being drives by my mobile or on my dac/amp combo.. it is so easy to drive that you can just use with your mobile and you won’t miss almost anything. It is on par with my other sennheiser headphones a tad more relaxed but you won’t feel your are missing any definition, bass is there but not on your face. The mids are on point and the highs are just there without being aggressive. Really good for enjoying the music, not over analysing it but I can guarantee you, you will hear things with this headphone that you haven’t heard with the normal consumer sets! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2022-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, comfortable fit I bought these to use with an audio player and I am glad I did, the sound is light and flowing and the fit is so comfortable I forget I am wearing them. While they are probably not suitable for use outside owing to the sound bleed both in and out, as a pair of indoor, private listening headphones they are incredible.
Date published: 2022-03-29
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