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Grado SR80i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 607 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. Opinions about the portability and usability are generally positive. The comfort and price also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive views 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Grado SR80i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Grado SR80i from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and comfort. The durability and price also get good views. Many are less positive about the portability. Reviews are divided on the soundstage.

sound, price, durability, comfort, usability

portability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Grado SR80i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Grado SR80i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The price and comfort are also appreciated. The reliability and durability get negative opinions. There are some mixed views about the portability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, usability

durability, reliability

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Grado SR80i earphones sound great, go easy on wallet

 

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

The ; 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

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

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 (onheadphones.com)

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

Expert review by : HomeTheaterReview.com (hometheaterreview.com)

Grado SR80i Dynamic Headphones Reviewed

 

Grado is a company well known to audiophiles and products like this one show why. The sound quality is "worth the price tag ($99) and then some" and the sound is "smooth and neutral without the exaggerated bass and treble that some lesser designs are...

The Grado SR80i offers a smooth tonal balance and a natural, musical quality. Not all headphones can say that - especially not $99 ones.•The headphones have excellent stereo imaging and offer an immersive, involving listening experience

The foam earpieces may be uncomfortable to some wearers after long listening periods ; At higher volumes, the open-air design can leak sound to outside listeners ; Other, smaller headphones are more portable and easier to toss into a purse or briefcase...

Grado products are known for their fidelity and faithfulness to themusic, and the SR80i is no exception. It has a smooth, natural tonalbalance with excellent, but not overly exaggerated, bass extension. Thestereo imaging is accurate and immersive and,...

May, 2009

Expert review by (goodhousekeeping.com)

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...

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

Grado SR80i review

 

Best home on-ears up to £150, Awards 2013. Whatever you play, these Grados will make it sound superb

Beautifully revealing, detailed and musical performance

Open-backed design leaks so much, people might think it's a ringtone

Best home on-ears up to £150, Awards 2013. Not for public use, but for pure sound quality at this price, a superb buy

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Grado SR80i earphones sound great, go easy on wallet

 

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

The ; 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

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Grado Labs Prestige SR80i review

 

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

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Very well-rounded

 

The Grado SR80i presents everything very nicely, almost romantic, you can hear everything, until you start comparing. Its not the most detailed, however it is very transparent. Its soundstage is not very large although initially it does seem so. Sounds...

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Comfort

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Unique "Grado" sound. Flimsy build. Uncomfortable after a while. Very open and natural soundstage.

 

This is my first experience with the "Grado sound" and I think I know why it's popular with rock lovers. The harsh but somehow lush mid sound strips the processed nature from guitar distortion to give it a live amp sound. These are the most unique...

Very unique mid sound. Great for rock music.

Not very good for bass heavy genres. Flimsy plastic. Non-removable cables.

Mar, 2016

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