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post #511 of 520
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I'm thinking about picking up the sr80e in the nearish future. I've heard they work really well for rock, but how about music with a more acoustic focus? Folk/Folk Rock, Indie Singer/songwriter? And how is the soundstage? I've heard Grado's house sound includes very forward mids, but I'd like something fairly open with good stereo imaging. It doesn't have to sound like I'm sitting in an amphitheatre, but something significantly more open than my M50x would be nice. 


IMO the 80e’s sound great with acoustic music!  The soundstage isn’t super huge, but the sound is still pretty open and lively - more so than similarly priced closed ‘phones...  Vocals and guitars are front and center, but IMO, that gives the mix depth and intimacy at the same time...

 

80e's are my everyday work cans for editing.  I need to be able hear dialogue separated from other elements in a mix, and the Grado’s work great in this regard.  Even though I also have a pair of RS2e’s, the 80e’s still sound excellent!

post #512 of 520
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IMO the 80e’s sound great with acoustic music!  The soundstage isn’t super huge, but the sound is still pretty open and lively - more so than similarly priced closed ‘phones...  Vocals and guitars are front and center, but IMO, that gives the mix depth and intimacy at the same time...

 

80e's are my everyday work cans for editing.  I need to be able hear dialogue separated from other elements in a mix, and the Grado’s work great in this regard.  Even though I also have a pair of RS2e’s, the 80e’s still sound excellent!

Thanks for the reply! I put in the order earlier today on crutchfield, so I should have them by Thursday. A lot of what I listen to falls into the categories I listed, so judging by your description I think I'll be very happy with them.

post #513 of 520
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Originally Posted by dr cornelius View Post
 


IMO the 80e’s sound great with acoustic music!  The soundstage isn’t super huge, but the sound is still pretty open and lively - more so than similarly priced closed ‘phones...  Vocals and guitars are front and center, but IMO, that gives the mix depth and intimacy at the same time...

 

80e's are my everyday work cans for editing.  I need to be able hear dialogue separated from other elements in a mix, and the Grado’s work great in this regard.  Even though I also have a pair of RS2e’s, the 80e’s still sound excellent!

 

I used to say that the SR80i sounded good for their price, now I say that the SR80e sound good regardless of their price, confused?, so am I, just kidding.:D

post #514 of 520

I got my sr80e just a few days ago. So far I'm loving the sound, but I'm having considerable trouble with the fit and comfort. They aren't terribly comfortable for me to begin with, and after a while they can be downright painful. The foam doesn't bother me; it's the tips of my ears that get sore after less than an hour of wear sometimes. The sound also seems to change a little depending on how they rest on my ears. For any of you guys, do the headphones rest all the way against the side of your head, or do your ears push them out so that they sit at an angle? Also, do you think the L cushions would solve any comfort problems?

post #515 of 520
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I got my sr80e just a few days ago. So far I'm loving the sound, but I'm having considerable trouble with the fit and comfort. They aren't terribly comfortable for me to begin with, and after a while they can be downright painful. The foam doesn't bother me; it's the tips of my ears that get sore after less than an hour of wear sometimes. The sound also seems to change a little depending on how they rest on my ears. For any of you guys, do the headphones rest all the way against the side of your head, or do your ears push them out so that they sit at an angle? Also, do you think the L cushions would solve any comfort problems?


Unfortunately not everyone finds Grados comfortable...  You might like the L cushions better, as the drivers won’t rest on your ears.  You can bend the headband out a bit - (I haven’t tried it, but someone here can tell you how).... 

post #516 of 520

I find the SR80i comfortable with a great sound, but get fatigued listening to them for too long (to the point where I will be selling or trading them soon).

post #517 of 520
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Originally Posted by slmckay73 View Post
 

I got my sr80e just a few days ago. So far I'm loving the sound, but I'm having considerable trouble with the fit and comfort. They aren't terribly comfortable for me to begin with, and after a while they can be downright painful. The foam doesn't bother me; it's the tips of my ears that get sore after less than an hour of wear sometimes. The sound also seems to change a little depending on how they rest on my ears. For any of you guys, do the headphones rest all the way against the side of your head, or do your ears push them out so that they sit at an angle? Also, do you think the L cushions would solve any comfort problems?


I have Grado ears, (small), and I find the stock comfies more cofortable than the L-cush.

 

However, soundwise, I prefer the L-cush with both the SR80i and e. 

post #518 of 520
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I have Grado ears, (small), and I find the stock comfies more cofortable than the L-cush.

 

However, soundwise, I prefer the L-cush with both the SR80i and e. 

Interesting. How does the sound signature change with the L? 

post #519 of 520
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Interesting. How does the sound signature change with the L? 

 

Because the driver will sit further from your ears, you get a bigger soundstage, a bit more treble extension, and a slightly clearer sound overall.

 

You might also want to check out the flats, wich are available from TTVJ. They will give you a bit deeper bass, and slightly less treble than the L-cush, and the sound will not be quite as clear.

 

If like me, you wear glasses, the L-cush may not be as comfortable as the S-cush and the flats. I think that for the people who wear glasses, the flats are a great alternative to the s-cush,

 

That's one great thing about Grados, you can significantly change the way they sound, simply by swapping their earpads. It's relatively cheap, and if you don't like it, it's totally reversible.

 

I hope this helps.:beerchug:

post #520 of 520
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Originally Posted by slmckay73 View Post
 

Interesting. How does the sound signature change with the L? 

 

Because the driver will sit further from your ears, you get a bigger soundstage, a bit more treble extension, and a slightly clearer sound overall.

 

You might also want to check out the flats, wich are available from TTVJ. They will give you a bit deeper bass, and slightly less treble than the L-cush, and the sound will not be quite as clear.

 

If like me, you wear glasses, the L-cush may not be as comfortable as the S-cush and the flats. I think that for the people who wear glasses, the flats are a great alternative to the s-cush,

 

That's one great thing about Grados, you can significantly change the way they sound, simply by swapping their earpads. It's relatively cheap, and if you don't like it, it's totally reversible.

 

I hope this helps.:beerchug:

Thanks, I'll probably pick up the L-cush soonish :)

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