Grado Prestige SR80e Headphones

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    MY TAKE:

    Value, value, value. The Grado SR80e headphones are on everyone's short list  as contender for the best 'phones available under $100. - Galen Carol
     

    Grado has taken one of the world's most legendary headphones and made it even better. The SR80e has a new driver design, a new polymer to damp resonant distortion in the plastic housing, and a new cable from plug to driver connection. The way the SR80e's new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations virtually eliminate transient distortions. This allows the signal flow over the new cable to reproduce sound that has improved tight control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, while supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The SR80e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.
     

    Grado e-Series Headphone Features:
     

    • Every single component, surface, and material used in the e Series has been upgraded and optimized for one purpose - outstanding dynamics and fidelity.
    • Grado's proprietary SpaceBlack Polycarbonate is engineered to absorb excess energy and reduce secondary impulses, for a clearer tone.
    • The e Series method of curing our select Mahogany tone-woods enhances their natural ability to reduce sound coloration and produce consistent results.
    • Rhodium, the most expensive precious metal on earth, is employed to prevent corrosion on connectors, and unwanted graininess in your music.
    • More than 60 years of Grado Labs expertise have led us to develop the most refined driver geometry in our history, which tracks music frequencies with unequaled precision. 
    • Design refinements within the housing prevent stray resonance from interacting with the driver, thus protecting the purity of reproduction.
    • The magnetic field has been fine-tuned for symmetry throughout the full range of the voice coil.
    • Even the glue is new, optimized for greater strength, less mass, and better reliability.


    For over 50 years, Grado has been manufacturing some of the World’s great phono cartridges. One of the oldest family owned companies in the audio industry, Grado have been the leaders in design engineering for the high-end audio and recording industries.

    Holder of 48 patents, company founder, Joseph Grado is credited as the inventor of the stereo moving coil phono cartridge. He is responsible for more innovations in phono cartridge design than any other person in our lifetime and was inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame in 1982.


    Time honored manufacturing know how and painstaking attention to design detail result in previously unattained levels of pitch control, harmonic accuracy and bass quality to be achieved. All Grado headphones and cartridges are handmade to Grado's full performance specifications... nothing leaves the factory unless it sounds pure Grado.


    REVIEWS:


    In a recent leading consumer ratings organization, in their under $200.00 test, Grado Labs Headphones, SR60e, SR80e, Sr125e and the SR225e earned the top four ratings!


    Grado headphones don't tend to garner headlines like flashier competitors such as Beats and Bose, but the company has been making consistently great-sounding headphones for decades out of the same family-run shop in Brooklyn, N.Y. While some lower-priced Grado headphones have been in our ratings for several years—including the Prestige SR60i ($79) and SR80i ($99), recommended models that are both CR Best Buys—we recently bought the pricier $300 Prestige SR325is over-ear model and put it through our battery of tests. The result: It's now our top-rated headphone, with an overall score higher than any Beats by Dr. Dre or Bose model in our ratings, though headphones from both those companies have done well. – Consumer Reports


    #1 rated  "Home/Stereo Style Stereo" headphone in Consumer Report's December 2013 Electronics Buying Guide - for the third year in a row!


    "If sound quality is more important to you than the latest fashion trend, consider a pair of Grado Prestige SR60i ($80) or SR80i ($100). They will give you a taste of what high end audio sounds like, and they cost about the same as an average dinner for two in NYC."  - Consumer Reports


    "It figures that these Brooklyn-made phones would kick some serious butt. These babies have a pretty big sound; a powerful, tight bottom end, very articulate midrange, and a good top end. They have an airy, open quality-less in your head then most phones near their price." -Audio Video / Vol. 1, No. 4 / Steve Guttenberg


    "...these are truly wonderful headphones, they've got the bass energy... ripping into heavy tracks with a gusto that eludes lesser rivals. With vocals they intoxicate with a natural feel and beautifully proportioned soundstage: few headphones can transport you as convincingly... The Grado SR80's are special. Buy'em, and Love'em." - What Hi-Fi


    "Slip on a pair of SR80s and listen to an LP, CD or MP3 title stored on an iPod and you will hear an expansive, vibrant sound and every bit of musical detail." — heraldsun.com.au / Jules Lund


    SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Transducer type: Dynamic
    • Operating principle: Open air
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
    • SPL 1mW: 98
    • Normal Impedance: 32ohms
    • Driver matching:  0.1 db

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Grado Prestige SR80e Headphones

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Description


 

MY TAKE:

Value, value, value. The Grado SR80e headphones are on everyone's short list  as contender for the best 'phones available under $100. - Galen Carol
 

Grado has taken one of the world's most legendary headphones and made it even better. The SR80e has a new driver design, a new polymer to damp resonant distortion in the plastic housing, and a new cable from plug to driver connection. The way the SR80e's new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations virtually eliminate transient distortions. This allows the signal flow over the new cable to reproduce sound that has improved tight control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, while supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The SR80e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.
 

Grado e-Series Headphone Features:
 

  • Every single component, surface, and material used in the e Series has been upgraded and optimized for one purpose - outstanding dynamics and fidelity.
  • Grado's proprietary SpaceBlack Polycarbonate is engineered to absorb excess energy and reduce secondary impulses, for a clearer tone.
  • The e Series method of curing our select Mahogany tone-woods enhances their natural ability to reduce sound coloration and produce consistent results.
  • Rhodium, the most expensive precious metal on earth, is employed to prevent corrosion on connectors, and unwanted graininess in your music.
  • More than 60 years of Grado Labs expertise have led us to develop the most refined driver geometry in our history, which tracks music frequencies with unequaled precision. 
  • Design refinements within the housing prevent stray resonance from interacting with the driver, thus protecting the purity of reproduction.
  • The magnetic field has been fine-tuned for symmetry throughout the full range of the voice coil.
  • Even the glue is new, optimized for greater strength, less mass, and better reliability.


For over 50 years, Grado has been manufacturing some of the World’s great phono cartridges. One of the oldest family owned companies in the audio industry, Grado have been the leaders in design engineering for the high-end audio and recording industries.

Holder of 48 patents, company founder, Joseph Grado is credited as the inventor of the stereo moving coil phono cartridge. He is responsible for more innovations in phono cartridge design than any other person in our lifetime and was inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame in 1982.


Time honored manufacturing know how and painstaking attention to design detail result in previously unattained levels of pitch control, harmonic accuracy and bass quality to be achieved. All Grado headphones and cartridges are handmade to Grado's full performance specifications... nothing leaves the factory unless it sounds pure Grado.


REVIEWS:


In a recent leading consumer ratings organization, in their under $200.00 test, Grado Labs Headphones, SR60e, SR80e, Sr125e and the SR225e earned the top four ratings!


Grado headphones don't tend to garner headlines like flashier competitors such as Beats and Bose, but the company has been making consistently great-sounding headphones for decades out of the same family-run shop in Brooklyn, N.Y. While some lower-priced Grado headphones have been in our ratings for several years—including the Prestige SR60i ($79) and SR80i ($99), recommended models that are both CR Best Buys—we recently bought the pricier $300 Prestige SR325is over-ear model and put it through our battery of tests. The result: It's now our top-rated headphone, with an overall score higher than any Beats by Dr. Dre or Bose model in our ratings, though headphones from both those companies have done well. – Consumer Reports


#1 rated  "Home/Stereo Style Stereo" headphone in Consumer Report's December 2013 Electronics Buying Guide - for the third year in a row!


"If sound quality is more important to you than the latest fashion trend, consider a pair of Grado Prestige SR60i ($80) or SR80i ($100). They will give you a taste of what high end audio sounds like, and they cost about the same as an average dinner for two in NYC."  - Consumer Reports


"It figures that these Brooklyn-made phones would kick some serious butt. These babies have a pretty big sound; a powerful, tight bottom end, very articulate midrange, and a good top end. They have an airy, open quality-less in your head then most phones near their price." -Audio Video / Vol. 1, No. 4 / Steve Guttenberg


"...these are truly wonderful headphones, they've got the bass energy... ripping into heavy tracks with a gusto that eludes lesser rivals. With vocals they intoxicate with a natural feel and beautifully proportioned soundstage: few headphones can transport you as convincingly... The Grado SR80's are special. Buy'em, and Love'em." - What Hi-Fi


"Slip on a pair of SR80s and listen to an LP, CD or MP3 title stored on an iPod and you will hear an expansive, vibrant sound and every bit of musical detail." — heraldsun.com.au / Jules Lund


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Transducer type: Dynamic
  • Operating principle: Open air
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • SPL 1mW: 98
  • Normal Impedance: 32ohms
  • Driver matching:  0.1 db