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Grado SR80i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 427 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and bass quality. The comfort and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

sound, value for money, comfort, bass quality, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado SR80i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Grado Labs Prestige SR80i


Grado has upgraded its SR80 headphones to the new "i" moniker and while they may look the same as the SR60i , and many models previous, there is a lot going on behind the scenes that's worth the extra $20 investment.

The Grado SR80i headphones offer incredibly balanced, hi-fi-quality sound. One of the best models available for under $100.

The design is quite polarizing with a very retro look. The open earcups mean they're not suited to use in noisy environments or places where sound leakage might disturb others. If you own the original SR80 headphones, it's not worth the upgrade.

The Grado SR80i headphones are a great budget pair that offer sparkling sound with tight bass and are best suited to home use.

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Grado SR80i


Best-value full-size headphones

Excellent music quality ; Very good value ; Light, comfortable

Bulky ; Old-fashioned styling ; No carrying case ; Earpads may be uncomfortable after extended use

Staff Recommended

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Grado SR80i Review


Pursue an excellent audio experience with Grado SR80i

Sound quality is the main target to search for while purchasing any headphone and in this term Grado SR80i qualifies grand mark. This cost conscious audiophile is very much popular due to its comfort level

Grado SR80i is not so stylish. It is more conventional in its appearance

Best sound is the main target while buying any headphone and Grado SR80i completely fulfills the expectation of its users. The exceptional comfort while fitting it on your head is something extra. Headphones have become an inextricable part of our...


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Grado SR80i Headphones


Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Amazon review summary for Grado SR80i


alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Grado SR80i from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, value for money, bass quality, portability, design

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo HeadphoneGrado: Replacement Ear Cushions - Large (SR225i, SR325i, RS2i, RS1i, SR80i, SR125i)

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Grado SR80i Phones are great!


Grado SR80i phones have very transparent and detailed sound. Allows one to hear "into" complex musical passages to a greater extent than other headphones I own. Individual instruments are beautifully articulated. Sound is smooth, without emphasis on...

Comfortable","Compact","Great Sound","Lightweight","Sr80i Sound Is Detailed","Stylish In Retro Fashion","Wonderful Sound For Price

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Excellent headphones


Good stereophile quality headphones.

Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound

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Best headphones I have ever owned

Durable","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

Lack Of Noise Canceling

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life like sound, excellent sound


clean,clear sound, well balanced

Comfortable","Compact","Good Bass","Great Sound","Lightweight

Cord Too Short

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Pure performance


I bought these headphones so that I could relax in bed with amazing sound quality music. They fill this role perfectly. Best headphones ive used and a great value.

Comfortable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound

Product Specifications

What does the i stand for in the SR80i from Grado? Improved, that's what! The SR80i utilizes a 4 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 SR80i has an upgraded driver design, and they have enlarged and improved the mass distribution in the plastic housing. The way the SR80i's 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 Grado's 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. Listen and enjoy!

Audio Input

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Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:20 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System



Manufacturer:Grado Labs
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Grado Prestige SR

Remote Control

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