Grado SR80e

On Ear Open Back Headphones

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”Open-back on-ear headphones are a rarity, but Grado has knocked this one out of the park." What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017

Audiophile sound quality

Following on from a line of award-winning SR80s, the latest 'e' version is still every bit the music connoisseurs' choice. Still handmade in Brooklyn USA, the SR80e headphones look, feel and sound quite different from the opposition. With the 'e' model, both driver and housing have been redesigned to lower distortion. Polymer damping helps ensure distortion is quelled and detail is brought to the fore.

Exceptional transparency
Using a new 4-conductor cable, Grado has also sought to improve headphones' resolution, giving them the kind of transparency you'd expect from a pair of headphones costing twice as much. In short, if it's life-like realism with full-bodied vocals and impressive dynamics you're after, little, if anything at this price can better the SR80e.

Robust and comfortable
Using densely padded earpieces and a broad headband, the SR80es are more comfortable than they might at first appear. With swivel earpieces, they also fit snugly against your ears, as well as folding flat for ease of storage. Their construction is tough enough to take a daily commute while still offering long-term comfort.

Unique style
The unique retro style is quite unlike rivals' headphones. In the tradition of many of the best products, however, form follows function, so there's nothing superfluous in the Grado's design.

For headphones that put sound quality above all else, the Grado SR80es continue to lead the pack.

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

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Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

”Open-back on-ear headphones are a rarity, but Grado has knocked this one out of the park." What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017

Audiophile sound quality

Following on from a line of award-winning SR80s, the latest 'e' version is still every bit the music connoisseurs' choice. Still handmade in Brooklyn USA, the SR80e headphones look, feel and sound quite different from the opposition. With the 'e' model, both driver and housing have been redesigned to lower distortion. Polymer damping helps ensure distortion is quelled and detail is brought to the fore.

Exceptional transparency
Using a new 4-conductor cable, Grado has also sought to improve headphones' resolution, giving them the kind of transparency you'd expect from a pair of headphones costing twice as much. In short, if it's life-like realism with full-bodied vocals and impressive dynamics you're after, little, if anything at this price can better the SR80e.

Robust and comfortable
Using densely padded earpieces and a broad headband, the SR80es are more comfortable than they might at first appear. With swivel earpieces, they also fit snugly against your ears, as well as folding flat for ease of storage. Their construction is tough enough to take a daily commute while still offering long-term comfort.

Unique style
The unique retro style is quite unlike rivals' headphones. In the tradition of many of the best products, however, form follows function, so there's nothing superfluous in the Grado's design.

For headphones that put sound quality above all else, the Grado SR80es continue to lead the pack.
More Information
Bluetooth No
Cable Length 2
Freq Response (Hz) 20 - 20,000
Impedance (ohms) 32
Plug size 3.5 mm (6.35mm adapter)
Sensitivity (dB) 100
Brand Grado
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely open soundstage I visited the store in Bristol after much research online. I tried out the Grado SR80, Sennheiser M2 and the AKG K550. The staff were extremely helpful and left me alone to try out all the headphones. The Grado’s were distinct in their sound, a really open soundstage and a clarity to all of instruments. Thoroughly recommend these cans, they sound incredible!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can’t afford £500+ speakers? Get these. Astonishingly lush-sounding cans. Great detail and depth. Ridiculously cheap - audibly better than my B&W P5s that cost three times as much. For the money, listening through these (as long as your other kit is half-decent) is like having access to very high-end speakers. Open-backed, so not very sociable on public transport, as sound leaks. But for the home, these are amazing.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best headphones you can buy for £100 This is my second Grado purchase as my sr60s are over 8 years old. Still working though - I gave them to my daughter. The sr80e are fantastic sound quality and comfort wise. Sound leaks because they are open back but this is not an issue for me. For home use they are the best
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great sound, but... Poor build quality. Bought these in January after a visit to the store in Leicester, and a test of these and other models. They sounded fantastic but despite taking care of storing them when not in use, the cabling, which does not appear to be of the quality you would expect to find in headphones of this price, has split. To say this is disappointing is an understatement. Would not recommend them, especially at this price.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transparent, life-like sound, helps you explore your music These replaced an 8 year old pair of Grado SR60's, and I wondered if they would sound very similar, but the SR80e picks up fine nuance and detail, so you find yourself listening to familiar songs but enjoying a new experience. Very much for home use, being open-backed, the noise obviously leaks out, not bass-heavy but with a balanced bass. Unusual look and design, but comfortable to wear. If it sound quality you're after, and your not a bass-head, try them.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now I have to keep my music more personal & the fact that my old Technics headphones are nearly 20 years old led me to start looking for replacements. Reviews initially led me towards AKG Y50 but then my local Richer had these open box Grado's. Again reviews were glowing so I asked if I could try them, taking a particularly "attacking" cd to try. Firstly the tambourine intro & drums, then saxophone beautifully clear then the bass guitar (a little light I thought) before the vocals which were near perfect. Trying another favourite song again I thought the bass a little light & that the overall volume could 've been higher. But all in all a very fine piece of kit that I am content with after further home trials. I would unhesitatingly recommend you try these, & finally Richer Sounds Gidea Park were absolutely unrivalled in their friendliness, knowledge & attitude. We would not buy TV or audio anywhere else! Forget the internet if your serious, go & see these guys!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sound definition is really good. Very good service from Richer Sounds as always. Headphones are really good value
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great entry into open backed headphones For a while now I have been contemplating headphones to use at home. Open backed headphones are made for this alone as the openness means that sound leaks both in and out. This sounds rather daft and would be if you intended to use them on a daily commute amidst noise and angry neighbours. So why have headphones that leak sound? The openness creates a far greater soundstage unlike in ear headphones that make the music sound like it is in your head rather than out there. Also when listening in a quiet environment sound is not isolated which for me is a massive bonus as I can hear my kids crying etc ( i.e. The things I need to hear) In terms of sound quality they are lovely if a little on the trebly side. Those seeking bass heavy headphones will be disappointed but they are balanced and nuanced. Excellent entry into open backed headphones and highly recommendable.
Date published: 2017-02-09
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Grado On Ear Open Back Headphones is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 47.
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Buy in-store & take it home today! Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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