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Grado SR80e Prestige Open Back On Ear Headphones

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  • What Hi-Fi? 2010, 2012 & 2013 Award Winner: Best on-ear headphone under £150

  • Warm harmonic colours, rich full bodied vocals and excellent dynamics

  • Special driver design offers low transient distortion

  • Updated driver and cable design and added mass from the metal housing

  • Comfortable design with adjustable headband and cushioned earpads

Grado SR80e Prestige Open Back On Ear Headphones

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Delivery superb sound quality for the price. If the open back design is no problem then you should definitely consider this headphone.

Shaun, Co-founder

Grado SR80e

Building on a line of award-winning headphones, the updated Grado SR80e headphones have been equipped with fully redesigned driver and housing. Using a new 4-conductor cable, Grado has also sought to improve headphones' resolution, giving them the kind of transparency you wouldd expect from a pair of headphones costing twice as much.

The way the SR80e's new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations virtually eliminate transient distortions. This allows the signal flow over the new cable to reproduce sound that has improved tight control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, while supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The SR80e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colours, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.

Grado SR80e are very efficient and can be driven by the output of most portable players and inexpensive home equipment. A good quality dedicated headphone amplifier will help improve the overall control and detail of the highs, add some heft and authority to the bottom end. A headphone amp will also provide a slightly deeper, more expansive dimension to the overall extension.

The way it was meant to sound.

 

Grado SR80e

 

Improvements
Built on the same characteristics as the predecessor, the SR80e is a touch more superior with an incorporated 4 conductor cable and larger ear cushions providing an even more open soundstage. Bass response is improved resulting in the enhancement of the overall detail.

Driving Power
The Grado SR80e are very efficient and can be driven by the output of most portable players and inexpensive home equipment. A good quality dedicated headphone amplifier will help improve the overall control and detail of the highs, add some heft and authority to the bottom end.

Robust and Comfortable
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.

 

REVIEWS

 

CNET Evaluation of Grado SR80e Headphones

CNET

“The Grado SR80e headphones offer impressive sound for the modest price and are comfortable to wear, especially for an on-ear model.”

 

Grado SR80e

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Transducer Type: Dynamic
  • Operating Principle: Open
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 99.8dB
  • Connectors: 3.5mm stereo mini jack plug with 6.35mm adaptor

 

FEATURES

  • Adjustable headband and cushioned earpads for comfort
  • Vented diaphragm and non-resonant air chamber for great detail and clarity
  • Drivers are matched to 0.1dB
  • Copper wire voice coil and 4 strand connecting cord
  • Standard 3.5mm stereo mini plug with 6.35mm adaptor
  • Made in USA

 

Grado SR80e

 

Package Includes

  • Grado SR80e Open Back Headphones
  • 6.35mm stereo jack adaptor
  • Grado story-sheet
  • Warranty
BrandGrado
Product TypeHeadphones
ColourBlack
Feature KeywordHi-Fi, Lightweight, On Ear, Open, Portable
Recommended UseDigital audio player, Portable audio system
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Included Accessories6.35mm stereo jack adaptor, Grado story-sheet, Warranty
Part NumberSR80e
GTIN5036694038307
Headphone Fit TypeOn Ear
Headphones TypeHeadphones - binaural
Cable EntryDual Sided
Cable Length1.7m
Connector AngleStraight
Connector TypeHeadphones (3.5 mm stereo jack)
Detachable CableNo
Driver SizeNo
Driver TypeDynamic
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Earcup DesignOpen Back
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz
Headphones Form FactorOn Ear
Headphones TechnologyDynamic
Impedance32Ω
Number of DriversNo
Sensitivity99.8dB
Sound Isolation (dB)No
Sound Output ModeStereo
Smartphone CompatibilityNo
Smartphone ControlsNo
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)No
Wireless TechnologyNo

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