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Like all the 'Prestige Series' models, the multi-award winning Grado SR80e is an open-back headphones, on-ear design. It is light, comfortable and built on the same features as the SR60e headphones, but the SR80e utilises a 4 conductor connecting cable and the driver diaphragms are put through a special 'de-stressing' process in order to enhance inner detail.

The result is a headset which delivers a wider, more open and dynamic soundstage, but which is also smoother in the treble and deeper and even better controlled in the bass; a sound that is pure Grado.


  • Vented diaphragm
  • Non Resonant air chamber
  • Standard copper voice coil wire
  • Standard copper connecting cord
  • mini plug with 1/4" adaptor


Tranducer type: dynamic
Operating principle: open air
Frequency Response: 20-20,
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .1

Awards and Reviews


What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision,
Read the Full Review > November 2012

"these are truly wonderful headphones... buy’em, and love’em"

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision,
Read the Full Review > February 1998
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision,
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision,
What Hi-Fi Awards 2013, SR80i,