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Grado SR80i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 443 reviews of Grado SR80i. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the bass quality and usability are generally positive. The comfort and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability, while there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado SR80i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Grado SR80i from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Views about the bass quality and design are generally positive. The comfort and price also get good feedback. Many are negative about the portability, while there are some mixed comments about the usability and durability.

sound, price, comfort, design, bass quality


91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Grado SR80i Prestige Series Open Backed HeadphonesGRADO SR80i HEADPHONES

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Grado SR80i


alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 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 Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The bass quality and price also get good feedback, but the durability and reliability get critical opinions.

sound, price, bass quality, usability, portability

comfort, reliability, durability

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)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Grado Labs Prestige SR80i review: 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.

Jun, 2012

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Sr80i's: Grado Labs SR80i Headphones from their prestige series. Featuring a Vented diaphragm, copper connecting cord & voice coil, mini plug with 1/4" adapter & Capable of lossless audio files. A beautiful vintage style look,...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (

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

Sep, 2011

Staff Recommended

Expert review by: Jammer (

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...

May, 2011

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Grado SR80i Headphones


Grado's SR80i headphones offer good sound quality, and consumer testers said they're fairly comfortable to wear. But since they can't be folded, this pair is tough to tote around. Still, they're easy to adjust, letting you slide the headband to the...

Consumer review by: BotByte (

Greastest headphones a cheap man can buy


Buying these, changed the way I listen to music I HATE THESE HEADPHONES, THEY TURNED ME INTO A AUDIOPHILE they taught me that there is more to music, then what I was listening to Before, on my Senn HD 201s, I could hear the music These, make me listen...

Amazing Audio, great cord, basic design

Swiveling headphones, headband, earpads, the cable connections

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: moosers (

User review Grado SR-80i by moosers on Audiofanzine


The Grado SR-80i's are a set of high-fi headphones that can be used for a variety of purposes. These headphones are an improvement on the SR-60's, which I have not used. I've only tried out these...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Kenny (

Grado SR-80I


Good quality sound


Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: John (

Grado SR-80I


Very good sound quality - exceptional for this price

None, really

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Clint (

Grado SR-80I


light comfortable headphones, outstanding sound clarity and detail, smooth satisfying bass , best option at this price

the lead is really too short

Apr, 2012

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!

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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

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