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Grado SR80e

Grado SR80e
alaScore 89

541 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 541 reviews of Grado SR80e. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The comfort and price are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the noise isolation and size.

sound, price, comfort, portability, usability

size, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Grado SR80e is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Grado SR80e

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Grado SR80e from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound, whereas there are some less positive views about the portability.

sound

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Grado SR80e

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 user reviews of Grado SR80e from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and usability. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the noise isolation, while comments about the size and portability are different.

sound, price, comfort, usability, durability

noise isolation

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

Feb, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Grado SR80e

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Grado SR80e from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the soundstage and price. The treble quality and design also get good comments.

design, treble quality, price, soundstage

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Grado Prestige Series SR80e review

 

This is the SR80e, Grado's next-gen version of its SR80 Prestige Series on-ear open-back headphone. It replaces the SR80i and at $99 (£99.95 in the UK, AU$179.00 in Australia), it's easily among the best-sounding headphones you can get for under $100 USD.

The Grado SR80e headphones offer impressive sound for the modest $100 price and are comfortable to wear, especially for an on-ear model. Thanks to the open-back design, stereo imaging is more spacious and natural.

Open-back design lets noise in; beefy plug isn't compatible with many smartphone cases.

While the open-back design isn't good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Jean-Christophe Lamontag (rtings.com)

Grado SR80e HEADPHONES

 

The Grado SR80e are decent open-back critical listening headphones, but a below-average choice for everything else. They're decently comfortable and have a well-balanced mid-range and a good bass for an open-back design. Unfortunately, they have a...

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

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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Grado SR80e review

 

An exceptional and exceptionally odd pair of headphones...

Excellent treble and midrange detail ; Lively sound ; Tight bass

Not the most relaxed sound

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

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Edward Munn (expertreviews.co.uk)

Grado SR80e review: The best-sounding headphones under £100?

 

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

Engaging, detailed sound ; Spacious sound ; Relatively inexpensive

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

There’s no denying the SR80e’s sonic capabilities; the question is, should you buy a pair? If you’re looking for a pair of headphones for your commute or for flying, then the answer is, emphatically, no. There’s not enough sound isolation and too much...

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Grado SR80e (review): Great headphones for under $100

 

If you don't need the isolation of a closed-back design or a built-in microphone for cell phone calls, the SR80e is a great headphone for the money.

The Grado SR80e headphones offer impressive sound for the modest $100 price and are comfortable to wear, especially for an on-ear model. Thanks to the open-back design, stereo imaging is more spacious and natural.

Open-back design lets noise in; beefy plug isn't compatible with many smartphone cases.

While the open-back design isn't good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : David Carnoy Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Grado SR80e (review): Great headphones for under $100

 

If you don't need the isolation of a closed-back design or a built-in microphone for cell phone calls, the SR80e is a great headphone for the money.

The Grado SR80e headphones offer impressive sound for the modest $100 price and are comfortable to wear, especially for an on-ear model. Thanks to the open-back design, stereo imaging is more spacious and natural.

Open-back design lets noise in; beefy plug isn't compatible with many smartphone cases.

While the open-back design isn't good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Grado SR80e review

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The Grado SR80e headphones are a step up from Grado's basic SR60e models, with slightly different cables and drivers delivering the sound. They share some of the SR60es drawbacks when it comes to features and portable use, but if they sound even...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

An generally good headphone at a reasonable price

 

I find this to be a somewhat tough review to write. I think if I had only purchased these headphones and had no other I would rate them higher; probably four stars. But the fact is I also have a pair of Sennheiser Momentum headphones and the...

generally comfortable; "open" sound stage; price; Grado reputation

a tad strident; unpadded headband

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

great detail for under a $100 bucks

 

I had never owned a pair of on ear headphones before. I constantly keep reading posts in forums and people kept referring to Grados. I didn't want to spend a bunch of money and there was a lot of hype about the old model. I spotted them on amazon for...

detail, comfortable, good bass

can be siblant on certain recordings

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Superb Headphones

 

Recently bought these wonderful headphones,superb detailed open sound,great for my music tastes mainly Rock,Metal,prog and symphonic,easily driven direct from iPod touch but pairs absolutely superbly with my Dragonfly cobalt. You will not find a better...

Jan, 2021

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