Grado Prestige Series SR80i

Prestige Series, Dynamic Open-Air Headphones with Padded On/Over Ear-Cups & Non-Resonant Air Chamber

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• Prestige Series Stereo Headphones
• Dynamic Open-Air Design
• Vented Diaphragm
• Non-Resonant Air Chamber
• Soft, Comfortable Ear Cushions
• On-Ear
• Standard Copper Wire
• Adjustable Headband

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Grado SR80e (SR80/e)

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The i Stands for Improved

The Grado SR80i headphones are built on the same platform as the popular SR60i headphones and prove to be a excellent everyday headphone for those that are serious about their music. In manufacturing, The inner diaphragms go through a unique "de-stressing" process that enhances the inner details of the music, provides a open soundstage, and improves that audio reproduction. Each side of the headphone features a non-resonant air chamber that allows improved sound quality and detail. Including the the box is 1/4" jack adapter that makes it the perfect companion for MP3 players, iPods, as well as home receivers and other professional equipment. The improved version of the SR80 features greater control of the lower and upper range of frequencies. Full, rich, and warm music is what the Grado SR80i headphones are all about! You will be pleased with the incredible detail and excellent dynamics each and every time you put the headphones on.

Product Features:

  • Prestige Series Stereo Headphones
  • Dynamic driver transducer with open air operation
  • Lightweight, wired design
  • Incredible sound quality when paired with a headphone amplifier
  • Great for all styles of music, especially rock and roll
  • Vented diaphragm and non-resonant air chamber
  • On-ear design with soft, comfortable ear cushions
  • Thick copper cable for excellent signal transfer
  • Straight Y cord attaches directly to each ear can
  • Soft headband for comfortable and listening sessions
  • Customized, adjustable headband fits any head comfortably
  • Gold-plated, corrosion-resistant stereo jack
  • Replaceable ear-pads increase the life of the headphones
  • Large 1/4" screw-on adapter for use with DJ and professional equipment
  • Replacement ear cushions available: Grado SCUSH
  • Made in the USA
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 98dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • Driver matched dB: .1
  • Cord Length: 2 m (7 ft.)
  • Cable Type: Straight Y
  • Plug Size: 1/8" (3.5mm)
  • Plug Construction: Gold plated
  • Weight/Mass: 4.6 oz (130g)

Product history:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Grado SR80e (SR80/e))

Specifications & Details

Headphone Design
Headphone Type
Headband Type
Over the Head
Specifically For
Headphone Application
Home Hi-Fi
Acoustic Principle
General Features
Built-In Microphone
Headphone Connection
Volume Adjustment
Jack Size
Jack Angle
Straight Jack
Detachable Cable
Color Shades
Ear Cushion/Earbud Material
Replaceable Ear Cushions
Water Resistant
Audio Features
Driver Type
32 ohms
98 dB
Frequency Response
20 - 20000 Hz
Built-in Amplifier
What is in the box?
User manual
Warranty/Registration card
Main Product
Grado Prestige Series SR80i Headphones
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

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Good Headphones, But Too Harsh For Me

I was very excited to give these a listen after reading so many good things about them. That excitement was short lived when I put them on and listened to my favorite rock songs, which these are praised for reproducing so well. To clarify, I currently own AKG Q701's, Phillipps Fidelio X1's, Audio Technica M50's and Fischer Audio DBA-02 MKII. I am no stranger to good sound. That said, these are not for me. Yes, they sound great and are clear and detailed, but these headphones have a harshness and aggressiveness that makes them hard to listen to. They are very bright and in your face, a trait I thought I would enjoy for faster paced songs but in the end, did not. I wanted to like them but couldn't

By Packer on March 20, 2014


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Great sound but poor quality

I like the sound from these head phones, its very warm and doesnt cause any head aches in the longer hrs of listening. I have several collection of headphones including Bose, Beats, Senns, Beyers, Sony MDR, Audio Technica M50 but these tops them in every aspect. Very light weight and the treble is not harsh at all. But the quality is rediculously poor. I mean cheap cheap plastic and I dont think it will last for a long time unless you are exteremely be care full in handling. If you have case for your iphone or any smart phone forget using these headphones as the 3.5mm pin has very big wider sholder and you wont be able to insert all the way inn. So I bought an small cable extension which I can use with my I phones. Also I noticed the cable got cracks at the Y joint. I kept it and going to add some celo tape on the cable. I will give good ratings for the product "But will not buy Grado again!"

By xgalaxy on April 21, 2014


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Outstanding Performance

The Grado SR80i headphones are the beat pair of headphones that I've ever owned, and I have owned many pairs of high-end headphones. These have by far the most superior sound quality available for this price range, and even look pretty cool too. Some people may find the ear cushions uncomfortable, but they can easily be replaced. Overall, I would say that the SR80i headphones are the best headphones available for the price range.

By Deborah on March 21, 2014


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Never Used a Better Headphone In My Life

I have owned many headphones, but the Grado Prestige SR80i is the best by far of them all. It is also the Top Choice in it's category at Consumers Reports! Try it, and you will never let it go. Guaranteed

By Camilo on August 4, 2013


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My Grado SR80I

Really good and the best headphone for the price. I used it with my mp3 player and direct to the house music system. I will buy an another for a gift.

By Pebe on December 15, 2011


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Sweet sound

Seriously sweet sound with fat round bass just like it was recorded.

No problems with comfort once adjusted and I've travelled with them and am happy with the durability, when boxed.

I didn't realise how much ambient noise they'd let in (a fair bit, when you're listening to dynamic audio) and was disappointed with how much noise they let out (lots - can't use them sitting in the office next to someone or they get annoyed!).

By Paul on November 10, 2011


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Wonderful phones!

My son needed some decent headphones. He'd been going through earbuds at a rate of say $30 a month. I'd had a pair of SR60s for about five years and was very pleased with them. The SR80is looked like a good deal, so I got a pair for him and a pair for me. Wow! Beautiful sound. Very much like the SR60s, but the bass goes down deeper. It's not forced or overly emphasized, it's just there. These phones are an excellent choice.

By morrisoj on May 17, 2011


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Great headphones, as long as you don't mind sound leakage

The headphones are large but relatively light. The sound is great. But they are open-air headphones with an big open area in the back of the headphone. Lots of sound leakage. And it doesn't take a lot of power to produce enough sound. As long as those around you don't mind hearing your sound, you will enjoy these headphones.

By vacciniumovatum on February 27, 2014


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Great sound

This set of headphones delivered exactly what was promised; great sound, superb clarity (IMHO), and good comfort. The only thing to keep in mind is that the open foam means others in the room will hear some...aka not the best choice for airplanes.

Really, really like them; and if they come with a case, an additional benefit!

By e on December 20, 2013


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Good headphones

I am quite satisfied with the quality of the sound. Some people may find these uncomfortable. Bear in mind that after a break-in period, they will become comfortable. Since these are over-ear and maintain a continuous pressure on your ears, I have found that when I bite down (something we all do occasionally and unconsciously), I actually muffle the sound somewhat. A minor annoyance. It seems to have improved with the break-in.

By Luc on May 10, 2012


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