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sr80 vs sr80i

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Can anyone put up pictures of the sr80s and the sr80is and compare their SQ? I need to know the difference in both appearence and SQ.

post #2 of 10

I don't suspect you'll recognize any difference in the appearance of the two.  The "i" being the newer revision is supposed to have improvements made to the higher frequency section.  Other than that, there is little variation between the two.

post #3 of 10

yeah someone on here said he wouldn't hear the difference between the two.

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

any cosmetic differences?

post #5 of 10

I believe the cosmetic differences are 1) comfies vs bowls and 2) larger air chambers.

 

The cable is improved but I'm not sure if the cable is physically larger.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

mk, thanks.

I actually have an SR80i. Just wondering if it'd be good to get a retro version to use. 

post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by gregorya View Post

I believe the cosmetic differences are 1) comfies vs bowls and 2) larger air chambers.

 

The cable is improved but I'm not sure if the cable is physically larger.


I don't recall that the SR80 headphones used the bowl pads.  I believe they've always used the  comfies.
 

 

post #8 of 10

Hello Head-fi people, first post here.

 

I'm about to buy a pair of Grado sr80i, but I was wondering that same exact question.

 

How do I know that I will be sold sr80i and not sr80 ? 

 

If there is no apparent difference, maybe the specs are different?

 

I'm also wondering if an amp would make a substantial difference since I will listen to music 99.99% of the time on my laptop (plugged in the docking station actually).  I read good reviews regarding the "NuForce uDAC2-HP"

 

 

post #9 of 10

There are visual differences. The new i has a mushroom shape cup. Also if you look directly at the drivers, the new i series has a deep red  colored voice coil.

 

SR80

sr80-full.jpg

 

SR80i

sr80i.png

 

Onboard laptop sound to uDAC-2 or E7 will make a noticeable difference.


Edited by kite7 - 5/10/11 at 4:05pm
post #10 of 10

So can anyone comment more of the difference in sound between i and non-i version please? I can get a good deal on the non-i. is it worth it? Thanks.

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