Prestige Series: SR80e Headphones

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December 2020 / Headphones / Grado


Prestige Series: SR80e Headphones


We looked around for ages to find headphones we really liked. The Grado family has been hand building headphones and cartridges in Brooklyn since 1953. These are pure canned heat.

+ Winners of the 'Best On-Ear Headphones For Under £150' at the What Hi Fi Awards 2020.

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.

Transducer Type: Dynamic
Operating Principle: Open Air
Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 hz

SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB
Nominal Impedance: 32 ohms
Driver Matched dB: .1 dB

In the Box:
- Headphones
- Warranty
- Grado story-sheet
- 6.5mm Golden Adapter

The 4-conductor cable and gold-plated mini-plug bring the sparkle back to your audio system, producing a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colours, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.

"The Grado SR80es are exceptional and exceptionally odd headphones" - What Hi Fi 
Format /Headphones
Released /December 2020
Catalogue / GR0015
Barcode / 182092000868
Artist / Grado
Label /Grado
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