RANK #14

Grado SR80e

"Grado SR80e review — No-nonsense headphones that sound better than most rivals at the price."
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Pros

  • Excellent treble and midrange detail
  • Tight bass
  • Lightweight, comfortable on-ear design
  • Spacious sound

Cons

  • Very high leakage, by design
  • No isolation from ambient noise, by design
  • No audio controls

Product Details

Date First Available:
June 16, 2014

Overall Rating

87.3%
The overall rating was calculated based on 4910 customer and expert reviews from 9 review sites and 3 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Headphones:
  • 91.1%
    Comfort
  • 77.1%
    Controls
  • 91.1%
    Build Quality
  • 85.3%
    Phone Calls
  • 83.8%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 94.5%
    Battery Life
  • 89.7%
    Design
  • 92.1%
    Sound Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

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Good
3
Fair
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Poor
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Bad
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Expert Reviews

Open-back on-ear headphones are a rarity, but Grado has knocked this one out of the park

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Excellent treble and midrange detail
  • Lively sound
  • Tight bass

Cons

  • Not the most relaxed sound

Below-average for mixed usage. The Grado SR80e/SR80 are ideal for neutral sound, but they aren't really intended for other use cases. They deliver an above-average sound quality that reproduces instruments and vocals decently well but will sound a bit too sharp for some. They're also decently comfortable but are less stable than most on-ears and even some bulkier over-ear designs. They're also open-back headphones that won't be versatile enough for outdoor use by design.

Read more on rtings.com

Pros

  • Lightweight, comfortable on-ear design.
  • Above-average, open sound reproduction.

Cons

  • Very high leakage, by design.
  • No isolation from ambient noise, by design.
  • No audio controls.

Dynamic and wonderfully detailed, these open-backed headphones are a delight to listen to but they’re not for everyone

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Engaging, detailed sound
  • Spacious sound
  • Relatively inexpensive

Cons

  • Leaky, open-backed design
  • No passive isolation
  • Some may find the sound too full on

Grado SR80e review — No-nonsense headphones that sound better than most rivals at the price.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Vital and detailed sound
  • Fast, punchy bass

Cons

  • Leaky design
  • Less than luxurious comfort

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