Ive been rocking my ATH-M50s for 4+ years now and finally decided to burn some cash on new gear. This site is so very dangerous to my wallet but man is it fun.
After picking up a Schiit Bifrost & Asgard 2 recently I thought it was time to do some experimenting. Just picked up a Grado SR80e and lord o mighty! What have I been missing all these years.
Being my first open HP's I'm amazed by the openness and what I am learning to be known as "sound stage" of the SR80e's are spectacular. The details in the mids and highs are out of this world and though the lows are not as thumpy as my M50's they are well rounded and complement to the rest of the frequency range.
Worth every penny Grado is asking for these phones.
Thanks for all the previous reviews and recommendations!