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Grado SR80x Headphones

Grado SR80x Headphones

Regular price $125
Sale price $125 Regular price

Cup style More information
Open-back headphone designs are often higher-performance but have poor noise isolation and leak sound. Closed-back designs provide better noise isolation and leak less sound.


Wearing style More information
Over-ear headphones sit over your ear and surround your ear with a ring of padding. On-ear headphones are padded but rest on top of your ear. In-ear monitors are worn inside your ear canal.


Driver type More information
Speakers and headphones use a device called a 'driver' to create sound. Different types of drivers have different strengths and weaknesses, but can all produce great sound. Common varieties include dynamic, planar magnetic, and electrostatic.


Connectivity More information
Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.


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Grado SR80x Headphones

Regular price $125
Sale price $125 Regular price

Grado SR80x new update on the Grado SR80e

Worthy Sound

The story of the SR80x holds a special place in not only our ears, but the ears of hundreds of thousands of listeners. The first pair was built in 1991 and we wouldn’t be here today without it.  With its soundstage, world renowned mid-range, and speed, the SR80x is worthy of being the longest running Grado headphone.

Signature Sound

Grado speakers can reveal new notes and details in songs heard hundreds of times. The driver and housing working in tandem react to sound vibrations and virtually eliminate transient distortions. The full bodied vocals and excellent dynamics compliment the musical characteristics that are brought to light through the extreme clarity and wide range of the SR80x.

X Series Driver

4th Generation Grado drivers are here. Specifically tuned for the SR80x, this new speaker design features a more powerful magnetic circuit, a voice coil with decreased effective mass, and a reconfigured diaphragm. Reengineering these components for our 44mm drivers improve efficiency, reduces distortion, and preserves the harmonic integrity of your music.

New Cables & Headband

Along with the speakers, the cables and headband have been redesigned for the SR80x. Now housed in a more durable exterior, the 4-conductor cable features a super annealed copper wire for improved purity of the audio signal. The new headband features more cushion for a comfier experience. 

Hand-Built in Brooklyn

Each SR80x is hand-built by our team in Brooklyn. This headphone goes from workbench to workbench until it’s ready for your ears. We started building on a kitchen table in 1953, and every experience since then has led to the creation of the SR80x.


Grado SR80e Old Information

The Grado SR80e is the next move up from the entry-level SR60e model and delivers a bit better clarity and tonal smoothness most notably at the edges of the frequency range.

Deeply present and musically impactful with Grado's lively 'front row' signature sound, these classic open-back cans are an addictive gateway drug into high-end headphone listening. We hear the SR80e snapping into an especially clear focus with lossless or uncompressed music. 

If you would like to take a solid step-up in Grado sound quality, try the SR80e. The SR-80e has very quick dynamics with a robust bass response and cleanly executed mids & highs, so lots of great musical detail is presented across all frequency ranges.

The overall signature is slightly smoother than lower-tier headphones and the completely open-back earcup construction lends a nice openness to the sound with very lively tone that is highly enjoyable with any music style.

The SR 80 e can be handsomely driven by most portable devices like smartphones, laptops or tablets with no headphone amp required. Some listeners feel a headphone amp adds better dimension and musical heft to the SR80e sound, but it is a relatively nuanced improvement to our ears.

The Grado SR-80e now feature the 'soft' style of mesh-covered earpad that completely covers the earlobe - NOT the donut-type 'large' Grado earpad style as earlier SR80 editions. In any event, all Grado earpads are interchangeable with all Grado SR/RS/PS series headphones.

The SR80e maintain the Grado flexible headband and basic metal height adjusters that connect the earcups to the headband, thus allowing up & down size adjustment plus 360 degree rotation. This feature becomes handy for laying the headphones down flat for storage or transit.

  • Product Features:

    • Excellent immediacy and impact. Superb classic rock, EDM and urban music headphones
    • Strong build quality with replaceable earpads/headband for long durability
    • Open, airy tone and super-clean punchy sound
    • Designed & manufactured in Brooklyn USA
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Dynamic
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 Ohms
    • Sensitivity: 98 dB SPL/V
    • Connector Type: 3.5mm (1/8")
    • Cable Length: 7 ft.
    • Cable Style: Straight Y
    • Weight: 4.6 oz w/o cord
    • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year

    What's In The Box:

    • Grado SR80e Headphones
    • 1/4" (6.3 mm) plug adapter
    • Grado Labs warranty insert
  • Grado SR80e Frequency Response

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